Eroticism for the masses: Japanese manga comiss and their assimilation into the U.S.

  title={Eroticism for the masses: Japanese manga comiss and their assimilation into the U.S.},
  author={Timothy Perper and Martha Cornog},
  journal={Sexuality and Culture},
In this article, we describe translated Japanese comics or “manga” with sexual content. Because in the West comics have been treated as junk culture, they lack canons for critical analysis. We have developed methods for analyzing manga that focus on objective assessment of content, on reader subjectivity, and on how the emotional tenor of the artwork is created. We briefly review some history of Japanese art and culture, in which sexuality has always been a legitimate subject for art and which… Expand
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