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Toku, Masami, ed. International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The influence of girl culture. Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies. London: Routledge, 2015. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-13-880948-2
BibTeX citation key: Toku2015
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Categories: General
Keywords: Children’s and young adults’ comics, Collection of essays, Gender, Interview, Japan, Manga, Popular culture
Creators: Toku
Publisher: Routledge (London)
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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

List of Figures and Table (xiii)
Acknowledgments (xvii)

Masami Toku: Introduction: The Power of Shojo and Shojo Manga (1)

Part I: Local Perspectives of Shojo and Shojo Manga: Historical Components
1. Masami Toku: Power of Shojo Manga: Origins and Influences in Children’s Artistic and Aesthetic Development (9)
2. Nozomi Masuda: Shojo Manga and its Acceptance: What is the Power of Shojo Manga? (23)
3. Yukari Fujimoto: Sailor-Moon! The Treasure Box All the Girls Want (32)
4. Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase: The Cute Little Girl Living in the Imagined Japanese Past: Sakura Momoko’s Chibimaruko-chan (40)
5. Shige (CJ) Suzuki: Autism and Manga: Comics for Women, Disability, and Tobe Keiko’s With the Light (50)
6. Kazumi Nagaike: Queer Readings of BL: Are Women “Plunderers” of Gay Men? (64)

Part II: Global Perspectives of Shojo and Shojo Manga: New Approaches
7. Cheng Tju Lim: Stories by Female Comic Artists in Southeast Asia (77)
8. Frenchy Lunning: Between the Shojo Kyara and the Modern Man (87)
9. Marc Hairston: Miyazaki’s View of Shojo (101)
10. Jin-Shiow Chen: Beautiful, Meaningful and Powerful: Explorations of the “Bishojo (Beautiful Girl)” and “Bishonen (Beautiful Boy)” in Taiwan’s Anime/Manga Fan Culture (109)
11. Michael Bitz: Revisiting Manga High: Literacies, Identities, and the Power of Shojo Manga on New York City Youths (120)

Part III: Shojo Mangaka’ Profiles and Interviews with Manga Critics and Shojo Mangaka (Girls’ Comic Artists)
12. Interview with Fusanosuke Natsume (133)
13. Interview with Tomoko Yamada (137)
14. Profile and Interview with Masako Watanabe (144)
15. Profile and Interview with Akira (Leiji) Matsumoto (152)
16. Profile and Interview with Hideko Mizuno (160)
17. Profile and Interview with Miyako Maki (168)
18. Profile and Interview with Machiko Satonaka (175)
19. Profile and Interview with Yukari Ichijo (182)
20. Profile and Interview with Suzue Miuchi (190)
21. Profile and Interview with Keiko Takemiya (197)
22. Profile and Interview with Moto Hagio (205)
23. Profile and Interview with Fusako Kuramochi (213)
24. Profile and Interview with Shio Sato (220)
25. Profile and Interview with Reiko Okano (226)

Contributors (233)
Glossary (239)
Index (243)

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