Dawn-Elissa Fischer

Biography

Fall 2016: Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow

Racialized Sexuality and Gender Representations in Hiphop and Anime

Project Description

Racialized Sexuality and Gender Representations in Hiphop and Anime

This project examines art and music from Bleach, an enterprise conceptualized by mangaka (=comic author/artist) Tite Kubo in 2001. The manga was published in Weekly Shonen Jump until August 2016, and the series has been aggregated into volume versions that continue to be published in various languages, including Japanese, Spanish and English. Bleach was later animated into a television series (=anime), which featured music that integrated Hiphop aesthetics in a variety of manners; there were 366 animated episodes and four movies created for Bleach. The manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump until August 2016, and they have been aggregated into volume versions that continue to be published in various languages, including Japanese, Spanish and English. These volumes include back issues and they are contemporarily termed tankoubon that are similar, but not identical to graphic novel formats.

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