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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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