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A Love Letter to Josei Manga

Manga: Something I’ve grown up reading, coveting and sharing with others. The thing about it is that after a while I found myself grown up—a woman and reading more of a specific genre. While shojo manga has always and will always have a special place in my heart as I addressed here, I feel like I need to acknowledge how I stumbled upon Josei manga and how it cememted itself into my bookshelves.

Let’s start at the beginning. What exactly is Josei? Pronounced “JOH-say”, it is what I like to call Shojo manga’s big sister. OR final form. Famillar with the manga genre known as Shonen? As in “Shonen Jump”? Shonen is to Seinen as Shojo is to Josei. Where Shojo’s targeted audience is somewhere between 12-18 years of age, Josei’s targeted audience targets the age group directly after that: adult women

Repping That Representation

The reality is that Hollywood mighty not love us but we got artist and writers still out there making the representation of diversity out for the masses. Hollywood ain’t going do it for us therefore folk done started taking the initiative into their own ink.

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and tovio-rogers

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