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Love and Desire Between Women in Girls’ Manga – with Professor Yukari Fujimoto

25 May — 2:30 pm

Saturday 25 May 2019       2.30pm

The Swedenborg Society
20-21 Bloomsbury Way (Hall entrance on Barter St)
London WC1A 2TH

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Manga, or Japanese comic books, is a 4 billion dollar a year industry, making up 40% of the country’s published works. Yet, contrary to Western comic books which often focus on targeting male readers, in Japan, a particularly prominent and developed genre of manga is shojo manga (girls manga), with women across the nation’s demographic making up a large percentage of target readership due to its reflection of female desires and aspirations.

Celebrating the UK’s biggest manga exhibition at the British Museum (23 May-26 August 2019), the Japan Foundation and Japan Society are proud to welcome Professor Yukari Fujimoto, manga expert from Meiji University specialising in gender and feminist theory. Overviewing the girls’ manga genre by talking about some notable features, she will discuss how manga has played a vital role in empowering female creativities as well as the readership body; in particular, by contextualising the way female sexuality and attraction – especially between same sex – has been drawn as women’s values continued shifting.

This event will provide you with an insight into an obscure yet currently relevant terrain of manga, one of Japan’s most renowned cultural imports.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996, email events@japansociety.org.uk or submit the online booking form.

This event is planned by the Japan Foundation in association with Japan Society.

 

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25 May
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