“They have to relinquish their assertiveness and their identity. So their fantasy tends to be about being able to be strong and assertive and not be called an unwoman for it. Sailor Moon gets to be powerful and wear a flowing dress and get the guy and no one insists that by saving the day, she’s castrating Tuxedo Mask.”
— Barbara Guttman
Anime News Network’s Chicks on Anime discuss the differences (and sometimes similarities) between U.S. comics and manga with comic artist Barbara Guttman. It’s a great round table and I’m glad they’ve let us into the virtual room for this one.