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Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2055-5695
  • E-ISSN: 2055-5709

Abstract

This article explores the construction of gender identities and sexual orientations displayed in the 2018 anime series by focusing on the series’ emphasis of its characters’ bodies. Karen Barad’s account of Agential Realism functions as a critical framework. The theory offers an understanding of matter as a dynamic process that provides a tool to think about bodies beyond the binary framework of female and male. The anime exhibits notions of gender fluidity, homosexuality and transsexuality. This analysis, therefore, aims to disclose how the sexed body is employed in the series’ conceptualization of gender identities and sexual orientation deviating from heteronormativity. Simultaneously, it discusses how bears the risk of reaffirming the binary structure, as Barad’s theory does not necessarily follow an opening of binary structures.

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