What’s your favorite coming-of-age anime or manga?

By: Anime Feminist June 4, 20180 Comments
Neoto from FLCL with a giant phallic zit sticking out of his forehead

FLCL Progressive premiered this weekend. In honor of the original’s big, messy puberty metaphors, let’s talk anime and manga about growing up.

  • What makes a good coming-of-age story?
  • What aspects of growing up would you like to see more series address?
  • How can stories balance exploring adolescent sexuality without fetishizing underage characters?

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