The main objective of this contribution is to analyze works that have dealt with the theme of gender identity – specifically the figure of josō no shōnen/otoko (boys/men in women’s clothes) – in a selection of works created by male manga artists and published on generalist magazines aimed at a male audience in a period between 1969 and 1976. Although comics for girls/women have always dealt with issues such as trans identity, gender dysphoria and gender identity, it is even more interesting to examine these same themes from a completely new and masculine perspective. I have selected works by Tatsumi Yoshihiro, Kamimura Kazuo, Sakaki Masaru etc., little known and almost never analyzed by critics. Precisely for this reason, therefore, these manga will be able to offer us a new – and probably completely unprecedented – dimension on extremely current issues such as inclusion and trans identity.

I AM WHAT I AM: Manga, corpi e identità di genere

Paolo La Marca
2023-01-01

Abstract

The main objective of this contribution is to analyze works that have dealt with the theme of gender identity – specifically the figure of josō no shōnen/otoko (boys/men in women’s clothes) – in a selection of works created by male manga artists and published on generalist magazines aimed at a male audience in a period between 1969 and 1976. Although comics for girls/women have always dealt with issues such as trans identity, gender dysphoria and gender identity, it is even more interesting to examine these same themes from a completely new and masculine perspective. I have selected works by Tatsumi Yoshihiro, Kamimura Kazuo, Sakaki Masaru etc., little known and almost never analyzed by critics. Precisely for this reason, therefore, these manga will be able to offer us a new – and probably completely unprecedented – dimension on extremely current issues such as inclusion and trans identity.
manga studies, gender studies, gekiga, gender identity, transsexuality
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