Find me in Shojo Manga Wonderland

So I’m not really fulfilling my New Year’s goal of posting 3+ times a week… And not for lack of ideas, let me tell you! VGW, translating, and grad school are keeping me surprisingly busy these days, and for that I apologize. Today’s post is going to have to be a quickie, as I’ve got reviews to write and translations to finish, but I’m just too excited to hold it in any longer!

This Japanese book, Shojo Manga Wonderland, is coming out on May 29th, and yours truly is in it! How cool is that? I participated in a forum discussion with a number of female scholars from around the world a few months back, and it’s been included in this amazing looking book all about the history and development of shojo manga. Questions I answered revolved mostly around why I was initially interested in shojo, what my first title was, etc., and though I’m not sure how much of what I said actually made it into the book, it’s still pretty darn awesome. Unfortunately, it’s all in Japanese, so I won’t pressure you all to buy copies for yourself and your friends/family (it’s also academically oriented, so it may not be the most fun for those not invested in the topic).

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Is that cover gorgeous or what? (I may be a little biased, but still) I should be getting my copy soon, and I’ll be sure to whip up another more detailed post when I do!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.