Thursday, 13 March 2014

History Of Manga-Shōjo Manga:- In 1969, a group of women manga artists later called the Year 24 Group(also known asMagnificent 24s) made their shōjo manga debut (year 24 comes from the Japanese name for 1949, when many of these artists were born). The group included Hagio Moto, Riyoko Ikeda, Yumiko Oshima, Keiko Takemiya, and Ryoko Yamagishi and they marked the first major entry of women artists into manga. Thereafter,shōjo manga would be drawn primarily by women artists for an audience of girls and young women. In 1971, Ikeda began her immensely popular shōjo manga Berusaiyu no Bara ( The Rose of Versailles), a story of Oscar François de Jarjayes, a cross-dressing woman who was a Captain in Marie Antoinette's Palace Guards in pre-Revolutionary France. In the end, Oscar dies as a revolutionary leading a charge of her troops against the Bastille. Likewise, Hagio Moto's work challenged Neo-Confucianist limits on women's roles and activities as in her 1975 They Were Eleven, ashōjo science fictionstory about a young woman cadet in a future space academy. These women artists also created considerable stylistic innovations. In its focus on the heroine's inner experiences and feelings,shōjomanga are "picture poems" with delicate and complex designs that often eliminate panel borders completely to create prolonged, non-narrative extensions of time. All of these innovations – strong and independent female characters, intense emotionality, and complex design – remain characteristic of shōjo manga up to the present day.

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