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2012-10-15 15:51:30

Ylva Sommerland, from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has studied the tomboy in manga, a girl maneuvering in masculine situations. The study concerns sports manga and fantasy manga for teens — genres that offer plenty of tomboy stories. The study focuses on a tomboy found in Mitsuru Adachi's sports manga Cross Game. Sports manga is immensely popular in Japan, and Mitsuru Adachi is one of the most well-known artists in this genre. He has been active since the 1970s. "My...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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