Platonic Sex: Perversion and Shôjo Anime (Part One)

@article{Lamarre2006PlatonicSP,
  title={Platonic Sex: Perversion and Sh{\^o}jo Anime (Part One)},
  author={T. Lamarre},
  journal={Animation},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={45 - 59}
}
Anime abounds in images of ‘nonhuman women’, that is, goddesses, female robots, gynoids, alien women, animal girls, female cyborgs, and many others. This article provides an introduction to problems of gender and genre in relation to the nonhuman woman, followed by an extended discussion of the animated television series Chobits, based on a manga series by the four-woman team CLAMP. In a manner eerily consonant with psychoanalytic theory, Chobits reads problems of media and technology almost… Expand
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