Here is your roundup of links for Day 3 of the CLAMP Manga Moveable Feast!
From your host: In a special edition of Off the Shelf, Michelle and I are joined by our NANA Project collaborator, Danielle Leigh, for an epic discussion of my favorite CLAMP series, Tokyo Babylon. Come join in the discussion!
At Contemporary Japanese Literature, Kathryn Hemmann offers us a thoughtful essay on Purity and Power in Magic Knight Rayearth.
“Just as female fans of Sailor Moon are able to find messages of feminist empowerment in the series instead of polymorphously perverse possibilities for sexual titillation, female creators like CLAMP are able to stage feminist critiques of real-world sexual economies of desire within their application of gendered narrative tropes. Therefore, when cultural theorists such as Saitō Tamaki discuss otaku immersing themselves in fantasies that have nothing to do with the real world, they acknowledge shōjo series like Sailor Moon and Magic Knight Rayearth but completely fail to take into account the female viewers, readers, and creators for whom fictional female characters are not entirely removed from reality.”
Over at the Organization Anti-Social Geniuses, LCMoran names CLAMP the site’s Creator of the Month.
And at Manga Village, Lori Henderson takes a look at volumes five and six of Kobato.
That’s all the links for Wednesday! Stay tuned as the Feast continues!
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