2.30-3.30 Shojo: A Girls’ World
BAC: Screen 2
This event introduces us to the world of Japanese Shojo (“girls’ manga”) in the company of one of its major creators Akiko Hatsu. In the 1960s Shojo was seen as a low form of manga, but as a result of the pioneering work of creators in the 1970s such as Hatsu, it is now a cultural genre to rival literature. Akiko Hatsu’s stories cover a wide range of themes involving a mix of Japanese and Western elements. This, and her ability to create upright, noble characters, drawn in beautiful colours, has won her fans all over Japan. On her first-ever visit outside Japan comics expert Paul Gravett will take us on a journey through Akiko’s fascinating personal story, and will reveal the very special world of Shojo.
There is an accompanying exhibition in the Brewery Arts Centre: Shojo: The World of Girls’ Manga.
Supported by Daiwa Foundation
In partnership with Kyoto Manga Museum
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