Fell a bit behind - we had a small, energetic visitor who requires attention and supervision.
So, today I decided to visit some early origins of the Magical Girl genre in Japan.
|Sally from the 1960s Sally the Witch|
Naturally, with going to the origins of magical girls, I wondered if the Father of Manga had done something (for those who don't know who the title belongs to, it is Osamu Tezuka - famous for Astro Boy and many, many other series - I have a wonderful book on his work, my uncle gave it to me). Anyway, he did. And it was called Marvelous Melmo.
|Melmo from Tezuka's 1970-1972 Marvelous Melmo|
I was told to not go political with 29 Faces, and I am not. But the more I read about Magical Girls, it is amusing just how political some of them are (natually overlooked and treated as only child things, and girl things on top of that).
That said, still won't watch Sailor Moon. Maybe one day, but not any day soon.
I have my reasons.
Well, have a wonderful day!!