Mangapedia Part 6: The Queens of Shojo

MANGAPEDIA! Ani-Mia tackles the “shōjo” revolution!

In the above video, meet the women that changed this beloved manga genre inside and outside their industry - exploring what was possible in the realm of female-targeted comics.

Special thanks to Fantagraphics Books!

Want to learn more about Moto Hagio? Then check out these titles from your new favorite manga publishers:

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W) Moto Hagio (A/CA) Moto Hagio
Fantagraphics' acclaimed foray into classic manga continues with the legendary and enigmatic The Heart of Thomas, by Moto Hagio (A Drunken Dream). A complex love story set in a German all-boys boarding school, The Heart Of Thomas can be found at the top of any list of classic shojo manga.
In Shops: Jan 02, 2013
SRP: $39.99
PREVIEWS Page #303
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W) Moto Hagio (A/CA) Moto Hagio
A decades-spanning collection from the "founding mother" of modern sho-jo manga. Fantagraphics Books' first volume of manga is a collection of short stories by one of Japan's most influential and critically lauded comics innovators.
In Shops: Sep 29, 2010
SRP: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #290
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W) Moto Hagio (A/CA) Moto Hagio
The Poe Clan are a race of undead "vampirnella" whiling away the centuries in a village where time and geography have no meaning. Through three eternal adolescents and the mortals whose lives they touch, Moto Hagio explores what it means to live and to die, to have loved and to have lost. The Poe Clan is Fantagraphics' fifth graphic novel by the revered Shojo artist, Moto Hagio.
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $39.99
PREVIEWS Page #310
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W) Moto Hagio (A/CA) Moto Hagio
In the second (and concluding) volume in Moto Hagio's award-winning science fiction saga, the poltergeist phenomena has become more intense as Nanami and Kiriya both travel to Engaru, where Aoba has dreamt of the island of Barbara for seven years. In the end, it comes down to a father's frantic efforts to save the life of his son. But... which son? And who is the dreamer and who is the dreamed? Can the dreamer become the dreamed, and the dreamed the dreamer?
In Shops: Aug 02, 2017
SRP: $39.99
PREVIEWS Page #358
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W) Moto Hagio (A/CA) Moto Hagio
In the first volume (of two) of Moto Hagio's Otherworld Barbara, Tokio discovers a phantom island named Barbara, there's a missing geneticist, an eccentric clergyman, a grandmother granted temporary youth, a psychologist killed by a freak tornado and more. Hagio offers a sci-fi explanation for these seemingly random paranormal elements, and makes it all matter with believable characters in complex and subtle relationships. This book won the "Nebula Award of Japan" (Nihon SF Taish Award) in 2006.
In Shops: Sep 07, 2016
SRP: $39.99
PREVIEWS Page #374
KODANSHA COMICS
(W) Peach-Pit, Hiro Mashima, Akira Hiramoto, Moto Hagio
Based on the classic horror manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki! They look like us. They feed on us. They're parasites, alien creatures with one directive: take human form via a host and destroy the human race from within. First seen in Hiroshi Iwaaki's classic science fiction horror manga Parasyte, these terrifying creatures are revisited and reinvented in 12 brand-new stories drawn by some of today's greatest shonen and seinen manga artists. But no matter who they choose as their hosts - from militia men to the seemingly sweet elderly - one thing is for certain: no one is safe from the parasites.
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $13.99
PREVIEWS Page #368

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