Girls Meet Deities: Deities in Japanese Pop Culture

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 14:20
Location: Hörsaal 42 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Kikuko HIRAFUJI, Kokugakuin University, Japan
Many mythological elements can be found in today's Japanese popular culture, particularly in manga (comics), animated (film or television) productions, and video games.

In this presentation, I will take a closer look at the manga and animation which feature girls who meet deities or turn into deities. I'll explore visual representations of Japanese deities and the relationship between these deities and girls in manga and animated productions.