My friend Toranosuke over at the Japanese-art blog A Man With Tea has been looking for a good Japan-and-gender blog, something like a Japan-focused version of the excellent The Grand Narrative, which focuses mainly on Korea. My blog has a broader focus, but if I do occasional Gender Readers, why not do a Japan/Asia-specific one? Readers, if you have links or blog suggestions, please send them my way in the comments! よろしくお願いします.
Posts Tagged ‘manga’
Posted in BeruBara (The Rose of Versailles), Manga, tagged Andre Grandier, BeruBara, LINE, manga, Marie Antoinette, messaging, Oscar, Oscar de Jarjeyes, Riyoko Ikeda, stamp, sticker, The Rose of Versailles on 2013/04/13 | 1 Comment »
My favorite part of using the “global messaging service” LINE is being able to chat with my friends for free even if they use another carrier or are in another country. A close second is the “sticker” (スタンプ [stamp] in Japanese) function, which are basically bigger and better emoji. On April 11, LINE released 5 new paid sets of stickers, including a BeruBara (The Rose of Versailles) set:
The BeruBara stamps/stickers were 199 yen. Some of my favorites are below the cut.
Posted in Anime, Gender, Manga, tagged 3-11, anime, Black composer, classical music, feminism, Gender, gender gap, glass elevator, manga, Margaret Bonds, recession, Sailor Moon, stalking, Tohoku Earthquake, violence, wage gap on 2013/04/02 | 3 Comments »
Posted in Ôoku, Gender, Manga, tagged alternate history, Arikoto, Ôoku: Tanjô, Chie, 男女逆転大奥, drama, Gyokuei, Iemitsu, japan, manga, Ohoku, Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Sakai Masato, Tabe Misako, Tanaka Koki, Yoshinaga Fumi, Ōoku, 大奥 誕生 on 2013/01/17 | 4 Comments »
Aired Nov. 9, 2012 on TBS.
This recap contains spoilers for the drama and the manga, including the Tsunayoshi story arc (vol. 4-6 and the film Ôoku: Eien). Episode 4 recap here; manga analysis here; Ôoku category (film, manga, and drama) here.
Before I start the recap today, I did see the Ôoku: Eien movie, and damn, is it good. Sakai is much, much better suited to playing Emonnosuke, and Kanno Miho was such a great Tsunayoshi. I need to collect my thoughts (and maybe see it again), but the sets are gorgeous, the music is great, and it’s a great “sequel” to the first film.
Posted in Ôoku, Culture, Gender, Manga, tagged Arikoto, Aso Yumi, 男女逆転大奥, drama, genderswap, Iemitsu, KUBOTA Masataka, manga, Ohoku, Oooku, Sakai Masato, Tabe Mikako, Tokugawa, Yoshinaga Fumi on 2012/12/26 | 8 Comments »
After Ep. 3, my will to watch this show waned a lot. Fortunately, the drama picks up more in this episode, and there are points I was willing to overlook or accept for the sake of adapting this manga for TV. Arikoto’s cross-dressing scene in Ep. 3 was not one of them, so I’m still a bit sore about that.
Warnings: spoilers for the manga and drama, including some from later episodes/chapters.
More Ôoku here.
Posted in Ôoku, Gender, Manga, Visual Culture, tagged Arikoto, よしながふみ, 男女逆転大奥, drama, Gender, genderswap, graphic novel, Iemitsu, manga, Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Sakai Masato, Tabe Mikako, Tanaka Koki, Yoshinaga Fumi, Ōoku, 大奥 on 2012/12/06 | 5 Comments »
Hello to my new readers from d-addicts, where my blog was linked on the Ôoku drama thread. I know I’m rather behind on the write-ups, but I do hope you enjoy them as I get them out.
Warning: spoilers, rape, violence.
I’m a great fan of stories (regardless of medium) that make me experience a range of complex and subtle emotions. Or, as one might say, something that hits me right in the feels. The events of Vol. 2, Ch. 4 in the manga–Ep. 3 in the drama (aired 26 Oct. 2012)– are the precursor to a truly epic emotional roller coaster.
Posted in Ôoku, Gender, Manga, tagged Arikoto, よしながふみ, Ôoku Eien, Ôoku: Tanjô, 男女逆転大奥, drama, Emonosuke, 誕生, film, Iemitsu, manga, Ohoku, Tokugawa, trailer, TV, Yoshinaga Fumi, Ōoku, 大奥, 永遠 on 2012/10/03 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Advertisements, Ôoku, Gender, Manga, Visual Culture, tagged alternate history, Arikoto, よしながふみ, Ôoku Eien, Ôoku: Tanjô, Birth, 男女逆転大奥, Emonosuke, Eternity, film, Gyokuei, Iemitsu, Kaneko Fuminori, KAT-TUN, manga, Ohoku, Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Oooku, Sakai Masato, speculative fiction, Tanabe Makako, TBS, Tsunayoshi, Yoshinaga Fumi, Ōoku on 2012/08/18 | 4 Comments »
Finally! I’ve been waiting and waiting for some teaser photos from the new Ôoku TV series (Ôoku Tanjô, Oct. 2012) and film (Ôoku Eien, Dec. 2012), and here they are!
TBS Drama. Ôoku: Tanjô (Arikoto/Iemitsu) (『大奥：誕生』[［有功・家光篇]). Release date: Oct. 2012.
Let me talk about effective uses of visual media for marketing to potential viewers and to rabid fans. When you release the first promotional photos into the wild, you want your audience to have an immediate all-caps reaction Tumblr-style:
WHAT IS THAT I MUST SEE IT NOW
ALL THE FEELS