Departmental Bulletin Paper 福島原発事故を題材にした少女マンガに見る女性と地域社会-マンガ「デイジー~3.11女子高生たちの選択~」を事例に-

矢内, 真理子  ,  Mariko, Yanai

Daisy: High School Girls' Choices after March 11 (Manga: Momochi Reiko: original: Kobayashi Teruhiro, Kusanagi Darai, and Nobuta Tomoji) is a series that appeared in the shojo-manga magazine Dessert (Kodansha Ltd.). It depicts four high school seniors attending school in Fukushima over a one-year period after the power plant accident. Two aspects differentiate Daisy from other works dealing with the accident and make it suitable for analysis. First, although it is a work of fiction, the content is based on actual interviews of students in Fukushima. Second, the impacts of the accident on the characters' lives are depicted through subtle changes in the characters' emotional states, which is a hallmark of shojo-manga.The manga was analyzed from the standpoint of the characters' views of the local community in the context of choosing life courses and careers, and whether the characters' connections ti the local community strengthened or weakened after the accident. All characters chose life paths motivated by the desire to "help Fukushima" and had greater interest in their communities after the accident. On the one hand, the characters are depicted as proactively choosing career paths and life styles that differ from gender stereotypes. On the other hand, this may also be interpreted as an expectation that the characters move quickly into their roles as adults to better their community without the usual moratorium. Families function as secure bases to protect children at all times, and to which children can return when they encounter dangers in the outside world. Perhaps the same can be said of communities and people as a whole, In a context where secure bases have been shaken by the accident, it appears young girls' ties to local communities as settles in both emotionally and physically have strengthened.

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