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Quote of the Day (To all those who have argued that it's "shoujo" because there's a love story...) 
3rd-Mar-2008 04:11 pm
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Although genres are categories of texts, texts themselves do not determine, contain, or produce their own categorization. - Jason Mittell, Genre and Television
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3rd-Mar-2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
How about it's shoujo because...it's priddy and that's what's popular right now?
4th-Mar-2008 02:46 am (UTC)
I found a shoujo magazine thats targeted to boys. what gives?
4th-Mar-2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Are you thinking of Yuri Hime?
4th-Mar-2008 02:53 am (UTC)
no they call it 'Comic YEll'. Its the description of the store that says its shoujo comic for boys

http://www.akadotretail.com/product_info.php?products_id=22019&cPath=27_4
4th-Mar-2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Ah. Not yuri manga...but close. Moe stuff. (Slugline in Japanese is "Otoko no tame no PURE de CUTE na shoujo manga-shi." The "pure" says it all.

I gotta say that I like this waaaay better than the lolicon of the 80s-90s. Even though they're still fetishizing pre-pubescent girls, at least the girls aren't getting sexually assaulted onscreen anymore. :P

All this just goes to prove the excerpt I quoted--it's not content but rather context. I hadn't thought of the moe stuff. Thanks. ^_~

Edited at 2008-03-04 03:05 am (UTC)
4th-Mar-2008 03:50 am (UTC)
I wonder how some publishers feel since moe is not as popular (its starting to pick up) here as it is in japan
4th-Mar-2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Err...I'm not quite sure what you mean. ^^;; Publishers here or in Japan?
4th-Mar-2008 05:48 am (UTC)
japanese publishers. I could always ask the US publishers when I go to cons
4th-Mar-2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Well...moé is a niche market that's mostly being catered to by the smaller publishers that have no direct stake in the US market...so I doubt they care very much what we over here think.
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