Westernization and The Transmogrification of Sailor Moon

  title={Westernization and The Transmogrification of Sailor Moon},
  author={Rhea Ashley Hoskin},
  journal={interalia: a journal of queer studies},
  • R. Hoskin
  • Published 2018
  • Art
  • interalia: a journal of queer studies
Sailor Moon, a Japanese series grounded in manga and anime, began airing translations in the West throughout the 1990s. The series provided what could be interpreted as resistance to dichotomous conceptualizations of sexuality, sex and gender. The focus of this article is the set of challenges presented by the genderqueer characters in Sailor Moon and how Westernization and English translations have worked to erase and re-write queer identities. Arguably, Sailor Moon acts as a site to play out… 
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