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Monstrous Women in Comics$
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Samantha Langsdale and Elizabeth Rae Coody

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496827623

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.001.0001

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On the Edge of 1990s Japan: Kyoko Okazaki and the Horror of Adolescence

On the Edge of 1990s Japan: Kyoko Okazaki and the Horror of Adolescence

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(p.191) 11 On the Edge of 1990s Japan: Kyoko Okazaki and the Horror of Adolescence
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Monstrous Women in Comics
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Novia Shih-Shan Chen

Sho Ogawa

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.003.0012

This chapter presents a study of the social struggles around female sexuality in the context of the economical struggles of 1990s Japan, as observable in one manga writer’s career. Okazaki was critical of the monstrous way young women were being portrayed in the 1980s–1990s. Her unconventional work in cutting-edge hentai, ladies comics, and subcultural fashion magazine presented commodified women’s bodies in a nuanced way. She created manga in the midst of moral panic over adolescent women that leveled a subtle critique of structures around her while leading the way toward emergent, nomadic identities for young people on the ground in this pivotal decade in Japanese cultural and financial history.

Keywords:   manga, hentai, monstrous representation, Japan, female sexuality

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