Combating Youth Violence: The Emergence of Boy Sleuths in Japan’s Lost Decade

  title={Combating Youth Violence: The Emergence of Boy Sleuths in Japan’s Lost Decade},
  author={Tsugumi Okabe},
  pages={112 - 92}
The boy sleuth is a common character type in shōnen tantei manga (Japanese comics that feature boy detectives), which flourished against the backdrop of the shifting political and cultural landscape in Japan during the socalled Lost Decade of the 1990s and was intended to make sense of a society run amok by escaping into the past. Many tantei manga produced in this decade appropriated the works of classic authors and their iconic detectives from both the Japanese and Western literary traditions… 

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