The Comics Journal
Cartoonists -- Comic books strips etc., Japanese literature, Cartoonists -- Japan -- Biography, Graphic novels
Takahashi Rumiko’s entry onto the manga scene represented the turning point in the history of manga and anime. This turning point signifies the emergence of the genre of romantic comedy (rabukome = “love comedy”)—a romantic relationship-centered genre certainly common to shōjo (girls’) comics category at the time—now beginning to appear in shōnen (boys’) comics, too.
Translated by Jon Holt & Teppei Fukuda
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Fusanosuke, Natsume; Holt, Jon; and Fukuda, Teppei. (2021). Takahashi Rumiko and the Turning Point in the History of Manga and Anime, The Comics Journal.