In preparation for my proposal submission, I narrowed down some of the resources I’ve gathered so far:
Looking At Female Characters in Anime and Manga Through a Western Feminist Lens
Lai, A. (2017). Looking At Female Characters in Anime and Manga Through a Western Feminist Lens. [online] Themarysue.com. Available at: https://www.themarysue.com/female-characters-anime/ [Accessed 4 Nov. 2017].
An aspect I found productive about this article, was that it led me to expand my thoughts and ideas on this subject about my dissertation, it also led me to start considering whether it’s beyond an authors choice in the way that the girls behave or how they’re represented.
I can also see a contrast in approach, in how this subject, if I were to address it as a stereotype among Japanese culture for the females to behave that way, is it due to a modernised approach on this kind of media, or is it one that’s always been there? Or has it been something that’s developed over time? In my opinion, from reflecting over the research so far and especially looking at how these females have changed with in many different anime series, they have been seen with a much more dominant light, compared to the submissive one which has been quite actively expressed.