What if I told you that all those stories and fairy tales of the ancient Japan aren’t actually stories, what if I told you that during the Feudal era,those things were very,very real.Monsters,demons,and a Jewel(the Shikon Jewel to be exact) if used by a demon could empower them to the point of taking over the world.It’s a scary thought.Not only that, there is also the fact that human greed also made men lust for the jewel as well.A single priestess was trained to use divine power to protect the jewel from greedy humans and demons.One lone girl to protect the jewel. 294 more words
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LITERATURE REVIEW: Japan, postfeminism and the consumption of sexual(ised) schoolgirls in male-authored contemporary manga by Joel Gwynne
Gwynne, J. (2013). Japan, postfeminism and the consumption of sexual(ised) schoolgirls in male-authored contemporary manga. Feminist Theory. 14 (3), 325–343. DOI: 10.1177/1464700113499854 .
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Even though female adolescents have always embodied powerful feminist potential, especially since their ability to negotiate gender roles may constitute ‘unconstrained freedom representing the most fearsome threat to male control’ (Gateward and Pomerance, 2002: 13), the figure of the girl has been recently utilised in contemporary popular culture to demonstrate the empowering possibilities of reconfigured femininity.
I was going to post something Sore wa Iromeku Fukyouwaon but I’ll probably save that for next week. Reason being I read this book – Kemono wa Tsume de Hana wo Daku (loose translation: The Beast Envelopes the Flower within his Claws) – and was filled with an uncontrollable feeling of wtf. 165 more words
LITERATURE REVIEW: Magic, Shōjo, and Metamorphosis: Magical Girl Anime and the Challenges of Changing Gender Identities in Japanese Society by Saito Kumiko
Saito, K. (2014). Magic, Shōjo, and Metamorphosis: Magical Girl Anime and the Challenges of Changing Gender Identities in Japanese Society . is more a ‘makeover’ than a ‘power-up’” 987 more words