Art style & fashion in shojo manga: a brief look

3 thoughts on “Art style & fashion in shojo manga: a brief look”

  1. Stumbled upon this article today and I really enjoyed reading your analysis of shojo manga art development in Japan. The ’70s and ’80s were when I started drawing manga and my style at that time certainly reflected those trends. I tend to think that in the mid ’80s after Rumiko Takahashi, gender roles became less prominent in manga, so, many shojo mangaka started adopting the style of shonen (which had different beauty and fashion trends), creating another art style.
    Great work!

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  2. The Ranze picture to the left was drawn in the 90s for a novelization and the one on the right is from the 80s since it’s a magazine ad and the series finished its first magazine run in 1987.

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