Ask John: Is Hollywood Co-opting Shoujo?

AnimeNation Writes, "Question: Have shojo and shojo archetypes been co-opted by Hollywood? While high school/adolescent angst shows and movies are nothing new in either the U.S. or Japan, I’ve noticed an emphasis on more productions with assertive female characters in recent years, such as Hannah Montana, Juno, and Twilight. There even seems to be a Kite/Gunslinger Girl-esque production' [...]

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