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Wrapping up our section on Ikeda’s influence, let’s look at two series made in the 2000s, Ouran High School Host Club and Haken no Osukaru, and how they lovingly play with Ikeda’s work.

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Doctor Heteronormative would be a BITCHIN name for the main villain dude.

-Jeph Jacques

With all the talk of herbivore men, pushy women, and linguistic gender-screwups in the air lately, the summer-fall season of Japanese dramas has been surprisingly supportive of non-conformity to the heteronormative cultural expressions of gender.* In particular, I’ve been really impressed with「派遣のオスカル」Haken no Oscar, which translates to something like Lady Oscar Works Temp or Lady Oscar, Temp Worker, and 「オトメン 乙男」Otomen, which doesn’t really translate so well (more on this later).

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