Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential: How Teenage Girls Made a Nation Cool

Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential: How Teenage Girls Made a Nation Cool

Brian Ashcraft, Shoko Ueda


"The schoolgirl is the most motive force of Japan's Gross nationwide Cool, and Brian Ashcraft's e-book is the simplest resource for these hoping to appreciate why." —Chris Baker, WIRED Magazine

Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential takes you past the world of daily ladies to the realm of the long-lasting jap schoolgirl craze that's sweeping the globe.

For years, jap schoolgirls have seemed in hugely-popular anime and manga sequence corresponding to Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, The depression of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Blood: The final Vampire. those women are actually exhibiting up everywhere—in videos, magazines, games, ads, and tune. WIRED journal has stored a watch at the developments rising from those trendy adolescents, following kick-ass schoolgirl characters in videogames like Street Fighter and murderer schoolgirls in videos like Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.

By chatting with eastern ladies, together with former and present J-Pop idols, recognized actresses, versions, writers, and artists—along with recognized eastern movie administrators, historians and marketers—authors Brian Ashcraft and Shoko Ueda (who have either contributed to WIRED's "Japanese Schoolgirl Watch" columns) display the genuine tale at the back of Japan's schoolgirl obsessions.

You'll research the origins of the schoolgirls' strange clothes, and the way they're turning into a world model used to promote every little thing from kimchi to assurance. In Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential, you will discover:

  • Sailor-suited pop-idols
  • Cult motion picture vixens
  • Schoolgirl procuring strength
  • the newest uniform fashions

Japanese schoolgirls are an emblem of woman empowerment. Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential exhibits why they're so intensely cool. do not leave out this crucial publication at the eastern formative years tradition craze that's riding brand new popular culture worldwide.

"Whether your chosen schoolgirl is extra the upstanding heroine Sailor Moon or the vengeful, weapon-wielding Gogo Yubari of Quentin Tarantino's Kill invoice, Vol. 1, you will come away good versed." —Publishers Weekly

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