Transformation Queerness

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MementoNepenthe

Aurorae Lunares
Mar 8, 2012
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I don't think the article is written very well; I got reading whiplash from the constant back-and-forth between using the Japanese names/terminology and the old dub names/terminology. The title is also misleading: the article does not reveal any "queer history" behind magical transformation sequences; it's a discussion of how those sequences resonate with queer audiences. When I first saw this article, I was expecting to learn that the earliest anime transformation sequences were animated or storyboarded by queer artists or that queer symbols/imagery were intentionally inserted into transformation sequences over the years. Instead, this article is just about how LGBT anime fans (especially gay men) like pretty colors and femininity.