August 11 - August 13, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington DC, USA
Friday, August 11, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel 8 - (Marriott M1 Univ DC/Cath Univ)
Romance and Abuse in Shoujo Manga [F]
Shoujo manga is beloved by fans for its focus on character relationships and drama. However, many shoujo manga romanticize unhealthy, even abusive relationship dynamics. This panel examines commonly depicted symptoms of abusive relationships in manga and their implications for fans.