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"Magical Girl Anime in Japan: Empowerment or Problems?"

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Professor Akiko Sugawa-Shimada (Yokohama National University), a leading scholar worldwide in anime studies, will present on the ambiguous nature of the magical girl anime genre: on the one hand portraying powerful girls, on the other reveling in certain stereotypes. Talk is in the Clearwater-Whitewater Room as part of the Habib Institute for Asian Studies AsiaPOP!

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