When it comes to shojo manga, what do readers think of? Are the female fighters wearing sailor suits against the villains? Or girls with watery eyes and high school girls uniforms? Shojo manga accompanies women through ignorant teenage years, and shojo manga is also a pop culture product that builds young women's love values. The author of shoujo manga is good at emphasizing the romantic feelings in the minds of teenage girls, as well as the inner struggle for feelings, with slender brushwork and beautiful painting style.
Compared with juvenile manga, shojo manga focuses more on the creation of atmosphere and the layout of emotional narrative. resize Image photo background removing credit: Ribbon Knight "BMW Prince" (also translated as "ribbon knight") by cartoonist Osamu Tezuka We can see that the men written by shoujo manga authors are usually de-sexualized and beautiful men, and the men in shojo manga rarely have obvious muscles, and instead have slender and slender bodies. In girls' comics, characters are given a lot of monologues, showing girls' unspoken secret feelings about love with complex inner dramas.
And the use of lace and mesh dots to fill the screen, emphasizing the creation of atmosphere, these are one of the many characteristics of shojo manga. From the postwar period to the 1990s, Japan was the most prosperous era of shoujo manga. Not only women created shojo manga, but men also devoted themselves to drawing shoujo manga. Knight") tells the story of a "Prince" who disguises herself as a man to fight against the evil witch. "Flying, Saitama" written by Mo Yefengyang talks about class discrimination between regions in a witty and humorous way, and "Batalia" appropriates the well-known story of Journey to the West and adds absurd and funny elements. "Fly, Saitama" and "Batalia" were adapted into movies and stage plays, which are still presented in front of the audience. resize_(1) Image source: Left / "Flying Saitama" manga; Right: "Flying Saitama" stage play poster "Fly, Saitama"