Context and notes:
This was a panel I presented at various east coast conventions. I couldn’t adequately adapt the presentation into another medium so I decided to just post the powerpoint to this blog.
I last presented this panel at Anime Boston 2017. So all the information in it has not been updated since that point in time.
In order to keep my audience in mind, I used a broad definition of magical girl when choosing examples.
I only presented the Director’s Cut version once at Anime USA. I try to cover as many topics as I can in this unabridged version.
The original version of the panel included many video clips. This version has been edited and includes no video or audio.
If you would like to present a panel directly based on this one, please credit me as a source. You are more than welcome to contact me if you want my input on a panel.
If you have any questions feel free to comment below.
FYI, I go even further into select topics on this blog such as:
– beauty standards in Pripara
– the Flamenco Girls as a representation of weaponized femininity
– my thoughts on fan service
– defining the magical girl genre
– why Utena isn’t a magical girl
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