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Author Saitō, Tamaki, 1961-

Title Beautiful fighting girl / Saito Tamaki ; translated by J. Keith Vincent and Dawn Lawson ; commentary by Hiroki Azuma
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents A note on the translation -- Translator's introduction: Making it real : fiction, desire, and the queerness of the beautiful fighting girl / J. Keith Vincent -- Preface -- The psychopathology of the Otaku -- Letter from an Otaku -- Beautiful fighting girls outside Japan -- The strange kingdom of Henry Darger -- A genealogy of the beautiful fighting girl -- The emergence of the phallic girls -- Afterword to the first edition (2000) -- Afterword to the paperback edition (2006) -- Commentary. The elder sister of Otaku: Japan's database animals / Hiroki Azuma
Summary The worlds of Japanese anime and manga teem with prepubescent girls toting deadly weapons. Sometimes overtly sexual, always intensely cute, the beautiful fighting girl has been both hailed as a feminist icon and condemned as a symptom of the objectification of young women in Japanese society. This book offers an interpretation of this alluring and capable figure. The beautiful fighting girl is a complex sexual fantasy that paradoxically lends reality to the fictional spaces she inhabits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199) and index
Notes Translated from the Japanese
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Subject Animated films -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Girls in art.
Girls in popular culture -- Japan.
Girls in literature.
Popular culture -- Japanese influences.
Women in popular culture -- Japan.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Azuma, Hiroki, 1971-
Lawson, Dawn.
Vincent, Keith, 1968-
LC no. 2010047576
ISBN 0816676577 (electronic bk.)
9780816676576 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Sentō bishōjo no seishin bunseki. English