Fujoshi: Fantasy Play and Transgressive Intimacy among “Rotten Girls” in Contemporary Japan

  title={Fujoshi: Fantasy Play and Transgressive Intimacy among “Rotten Girls” in Contemporary Japan},
  author={Patrick W. Galbraith},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={219 - 240}
This article is a theoretical and ethnographic inquiry into intimate communication and friendship among young women in contemporary Japan. The group I am considering consumes, produces, and reproduces mainstream manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animation), similar to the phenomenon of fan fiction and fan art in the United States and Europe, with a focus on imagining unintended romance and relationships between male characters, much like slash fiction. Fans produce works not only for… 
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