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A Genealogy of the Beautiful Fighting Girl

Saitō Tamaki

in Beautiful Fighting Girl

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the origin of the beautiful fighting girls, which are also referred to as phallic girls. In understanding their origin, it is important to consider the particularities of the ... More


Beautiful Fighting Girl

Saito Tamaki

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

From Cutie Honey and Sailor Moon to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the worlds of Japanese anime and manga teem with prepubescent girls toting deadly weapons. Sometimes overtly sexual, always ... More


The Emergence of the Phallic Girls

Saitō Tamaki

in Beautiful Fighting Girl

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter features the commentary of Hiroki Azuma regarding the impact of Beautiful Fighting Girl to the discourse of the imagination and sexuality of otaku. He claims that the book is loaded with ... More


Letter from An Otaku

Saitō Tamaki

in Beautiful Fighting Girl

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter assesses how otaku outside Japan perceive beautiful fighting girls, emphasizing the diversity of “anime fans.” In online interviews conducted with anime fans in the West, most of the ... More


The Strange Kingdom of Henry Darger

Saitō Tamaki

in Beautiful Fighting Girl

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents a genealogy and history of the beautiful fighting girl. This genealogy consists of many works, which span a number of spheres: animated films, live-action films, comics, and ... More


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