shoujo in postwar film

Christine R Yano cryano
Sat Apr 7 16:10:37 EDT 2001

Sorry for my lack of explanation.  "Shoujo" is pre-marital female, whose
age can range anywhere from 10-20+.  "Teenage girl" is one way of putting
it, but it's a broader category with historically shifting cultural
implications (those shifts are part of my study).
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to clarify.

Christine R. Yano
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
Social Science Bldg 316, 2424 Maile Way
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawai`i  96822
ph. (808)956-4447
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On Sat, 7 Apr 2001 owner-KineJapan at wrote:

> sorry for my ignorance, but what is shoujo?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <cryano at>
> To: <KineJapan at>
> Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2001 5:58 PM
> Subject: re: shoujo in postwar film
> > I'm new to the list and have enjoyed reading people's postings.  I'm
> currently involved in a project trying to trace the figure of the shoujo in
> film after World War II.  Does anybody have suggestions?  I've got Misora
> Hibari films in the 1950s (orphan), other of her films in the 1960s (country
> girl), and a slew of films for the late 1980s and 1990s (teenage prostitute,
> biker girl, shopper).  I have a big gap of the 1970s, and am looking for any
> films which may depict shoujo as kawaii or cute.  Manga and anime of the
> period depict shoujo with increasingly rounded features, and bigger and
> bigger eyes.  What about film?
> > Christine Yano
> > Dept. of Anthropology
> > University of Hawai'i
> >

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