[EVA] off-topic shojo manga
Patrick.Yip at ing-barings.com
Thu Nov 20 14:30:58 EST 1997
PY @ TOKYO
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I guess then that "Yamaarashi no Jirenma" (guess Yamaarashi means storm
mountain, isn't it?)
## "Yamaarashi" is actually porcupine (or hedgehog)
is not drawn in the classic shojo manga style since "Hana to Yume"
## You are right here. The style of Endou Etsuko, although no dobut
## shojo (with light lines, elegant arrangment of frames etc.), is not
## classic shojo style (super-big shimmering eyes, baroque-style
## hairdressing, super-slim and weak-looking bodies etc.) There are
## quite a lot of shojo manga whose style appeals to both boys and
## girls. Examples are "Banana Fish" "B.B.Fish" "X" (and other CLAMP
## work) and "Boku no Chikyuu wo mamotte" (defend my Earth)
some man write stories in it ("Kaitou Amariris" by Shinji Wada comes to my
## A lot of famous shonen manga artists actually started by drawing shojo
## manga. It seems that shojo manga actually took off before shonen manga.
## The king of manga, Tezuka (of Atom Boy's fame), drew "Ribon no Kishi"
## (Knight of Ribbon) which from all consideration is a shojo manga.
## Ishinomori Shoutaro (of "Japan Inc"'s fame) also drew shojo stuff
## before. Some famous shojo manga, like the volleyball manga "Sain wa V"
## (Sign is V) was also done by men.
As you see, me like you Patrick, I'm more into manga than anime. Heaven for
me is a second hand manga store. In fact, I had lost much interest in
anime... until I saw Evangelion, that is.
## I love manga far more than anime. I think manga conveys a lot more
## stimulating thoughts and story than anime. Manga has a wonderful balance
## of story-telling and visual impacts, which cannot be said for most of
## the western comics (too many words, too static pictures)
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