It’s been a while since the last Dissertation update, but the reasoning for this is, that I had prepared all of my ideas in to a presentation for the meeting.
I was anxious, that I may of set the ideas out wrong or that I was going off of the points I wanted to talk about, but it seems, that all of the questions I had made, had steered me in the right direction. //phew//
While, I’m excited to be able to share my thoughts on a subject that I’ve enjoyed for pretty much my whole life span. I can get across some of the things I’ve noticed.
Referring back to the discussion I had in front of the group, I got some interesting feedback and ideas to help focus this dissertation more.
So, thanks to everyone for giving me back some ideas!
I’ve decided that I’m going to focus the dissertation more on how females in anime are portrayed through a specific type. For example, there’s these words, such as Kuudere, Tsundere, Deredere etc. They all have meaning to them in Japanese for characters having this particular type, but there’s also Lolita’s, the cute types, the overly sexualised types etc.
Soooo, not to confuse anyone with those sayings and words, I’m going to be focusing on how females are represented in anime.
I felt that this would be a subject, that I’ll be able to write 6,000 words to and not lose focus.
To narrow this focus down even more, I would like to make this down to the categories of shonen and Shoujo, as there’s a variety of differences between both of them. Also, there’s a lot of considerations I could question as I think back to the meeting.
I do have two particular series which I wanted to look at– One from shoujo and one from shonen, so I need to take this in consideration for the case study.