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

Edited By

Masami Toku

ISBN 9781138549036
Published February 5, 2018 by Routledge
286 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Power of Shojo and Shojo Manga Masami Toku  Part I: Local Perspectives of Shojo and Shojo Manga: Historical Components  1. Power of Shojo Manga: Origins and Influences in Children’s Artistic and Aesthetic Development Masami Toku  2. Shojo Manga and its Acceptance: What is the Power of Shojo Manga? Nozomi Masuda  3. Sailor-Moon! The Treasure Box All the Girls Want Yukari Fujimoto  4. The Cute Little Girl Living in the Imagined Japanese Past: Sakura Momoko’s Chibimaruko-chan Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase  5. Autism and Manga: Comics for Women, Disability, and Tobe Keiko’s With the Light Shige (CJ) Suzuki  6. Queer Readings of BL: Are Women "Plunderers" of Gay Men? Kazumi Nagaike  Part II: Global Perspectives of Shojo and Shojo Manga: New Approaches  7. Stories by Female Comic Artists in Southeast Asia Cheng Tju Lim  8. Between the Shojo Kyara and the Modern Man Frenchy Lunning  9. Miyazaki's View of Shojo Marc Hairston  10. Beautiful, Meaningful and Powerful: Explorations of the "Bishojo (Beautiful Girl)" and "Bishonen (Beautiful Boy)" in Taiwan’s Anime/Manga Fan Culture Jin-Shiow Chen  11. Revisiting Manga High: Literacies, Identities, and the Power of Shojo Manga on New York City Youths Michael Bitz  Part III: Shojo Mangaka’ Profiles and Interviews with Manga Critics and Shojo Mangaka (Girls’ Comic Artists)  12. Interview with Fusanosuke Natsume  13. Interview with Tomoko Yamada  14. Profile and Interview with Masako Watanabe  15. Profile and Interview with Akira (Leiji) Matsumoto  16. Profile and Interview with Hideko Mizuno  17. Profile and Interview with Miyako Maki  18. Profile and Interview with Machiko Satonaka  19. Profile and Interview with Yukari Ichijo  20. Profile and Interview with Suzue Miuchi  21. Profile and Interview with Keiko Takemiya  22. Profile and Interview with Moto Hagio  23. Profile and Interview with Fusako Kuramochi  24. Profile and Interview with Shio Sato  25. Profile and Interview with Reiko Okano

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Masami Toku is a Japanese scholar and professor of art education at California State University Chico, and is director of the Shojo Manga! Girls’ Power! Project. She has nearly 100 publishing credits in English and Japanese, and has given talks in more than 15 countries in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.