"I Can't Get Excited for a Child, Ritsuka": Intersections of Gender, Identity, and Audience Ambiguity in Yun Kôga's Loveless

Noonan, T. A.
October 2010
MP: A Feminist Journal Online;Oct2010, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p34
Academic Journal
The article examines the problem of ambiguity in addressing more specific aspects such as theme, character or plot in Loveless, a fantasy manga by Yun Kôga. It investigates how Loveless negotiates a threefold audience of pre-adolescent, adolescent and adult women, touching on concepts designed to interest readers with its use of gender ambiguity and representations of sexual identity. It also explores the impact of gender and sexual identity within the manga to the young readers.


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