Metamorphosis of the Japanese Girl: The Girl, the Hyper-Girl, and the Battling Beauty

@article{Kotani2006MetamorphosisOT,
  title={Metamorphosis of the Japanese Girl: The Girl, the Hyper-Girl, and the Battling Beauty},
  author={Mari Kotani},
  journal={Mechademia},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={162 - 169}
}
  • Mari Kotani
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Mechademia
  • In the 1980s Miyasako Chizuru coined the term cho-shojo , or "Hyper-Girl," to conceptualize the emergence of a new kind of girl in manga and anime, one with powers and attributes beyond those of prior shojo figures. Since then, Girls and Hyper-Girls have continued to transform, and I would like to trace some of those changes, especially in the context of the anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena ( Shojo kakumei utena), which presents not only a revolutionary girl but also revolutionizes the… CONTINUE READING

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