Girls Return Home: Portrayal of Femininity in Popular Japanese Girls’ Manga and Anime Texts during the 1990s in Hana yori Dango and Fruits Basket

@article{Choo2008GirlsRH,
  title={Girls Return Home: Portrayal of Femininity in Popular Japanese Girls’ Manga and Anime Texts during the 1990s in Hana yori Dango and Fruits Basket},
  author={Kukhee Choo},
  journal={Women: A Cultural Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={275 - 296}
}
  • Kukhee Choo
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Art
  • Women: A Cultural Review
URING the later months of 2005, a live-action television drama entitled Hana yori Dango (the Japanese term for ‘Boys over Flowers’) aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) in Japan. This drama was based on a record-breakingly popular shōjo manga (the term for girls’ comic books; no italics henceforth) that was serialised from 1992 to 2004, and which resulted in a series of thirty-six books, a television animation that aired in Japan from 1996 to 1997, and two live-action television drama… 
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