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What Do David Bowie and Shoujo Manga Have in Common?

The LA Times asks a question about the glamor and androgyny of male characters in manga — and how much they seem to echo rock god David Bowie:

“After developing something of an addiction to shojo manga, Japanese comics written specifically for a female audience, this past year I became consumed by a nagging thought: Why is it that the male characters, particularly those who serve some sort of romantic purpose, all remind me of David Bowie?”

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