First Year Seminar
Queer themes have long been interlaced with feminist ideals and "magical girls" within Japanese anime culture. The subject is explored within two iconic magical girl anime, "Madoka Magica" and "Revolutionary Girl Utena", as well as the history of queerness in Japan and its relevancy to modern ongoing franchises.
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McDevitt, Keira, "Magical Girls: Queer Identity in Japan" (2023). CAFE Symposium 2023. 28.
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This poster was created based on work completed for FYS 149-2: An Atomic Lizard, A Robot Boy, Pocket Monsters and Some Very Cute Kitties: Japanese Popular Culture Goes Global, and presented as a part of the eighth annual CAFE Symposium on February 8, 2023.