[AniFemTalk] Disability in anime and manga

As Naoko Yamada‘s film adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s manga A Silent Voice receives consistently glowing reviews, we started thinking about other representations of disability.

  • Which representations of disability in Japanese pop culture are particularly realistic?
  • Which representations are particularly poor?
  • Who is your favorite disabled character in Japanese pop culture?
  • Are you a disabled fan who feels connected to a particular character?
  • If you are a disabled fan, how would you most prefer to see your disability represented in anime or manga, if at all?

 

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