Chatty AF 65: Shoujo manga (Part 2)

By: Anime Feminist August 5, 20180 Comments

Part 2 of 2 in our super-sized Shoujo manga podcast with Caitlin and special guests Ashley and Lianne! Now that we’ve covered the basics of the demographic genre, the trio deep-dives into creators, licensing strategies, and audience understandings and expectations.

0:00:00 Intros
0:00:55 Popularity of shoujo in the West
0:10:05 Women in comics
0:15:47 Popular critique of shoujo
0:21:16 Gendered differences in publications and fandom
0:26:29 Breaking down demographics
0:31:29 Western licensing strategies
0:33:46 Generations of shoujo
0:37:40 Getting men to read shoujo
0:45:11 Recommendations
0:58:32 Outro

Recorded Sunday 21st April 2018

[Editor’s Note: Slight correction—While Kurt Hassler and Rich Johnson played a large role in keeping Borders/Waldenbooks stocked with manga, Rick Adler was the first manga buyer for the company.]


Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (
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