International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture

1st Edition

Masami Toku

Routledge
Published February 5, 2018
Reference - 268 Pages
ISBN 9781138549036 - CAT# K375923
Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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Summary

This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of Japan and abroad, looking at shojo and shojo manga’s influence both locally and globally. Finally, it presents original interviews of shojo manga-ka, or artists, who discuss their work and their views on this distinct type of popular visual culture.

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