Shojo Manga! Girls' Comics! A Mirror of Girls' Dreams

  title={Shojo Manga! Girls' Comics! A Mirror of Girls' Dreams},
  author={Masami Toku},
  pages={19 - 32}
world. It may be, however, that in Japan the popularity of manga (comics) and its impact on visual popular culture and society are more signifi cant than in any other culture. In contrast to the United States, where comic books are only for children or collectors, in Japan manga infl uences all of Japanese society, from preschoolers to adults. Its infl uence appears throughout Japan in commercials on TV, in advertisements, on billboards, and even in school textbooks.1 But Japanese manga is no… Expand
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