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MASCULINITY in Japan period, and during the time of the samurai, homosexual relationships were rather common, but often in the context of master and apprentice and with a large age gap. The notable exceptions as far as gender expressions would be the kagema (male prostitutes) and kabuki (male theater actors), who often took on a very feminine appearance and demeanor. This had to do with the kagema often serving male customers and the kabuki often playing female roles.

It’s a show notorious for its male characters and how they express their “masculinity” in very unconventional and flamboyant ways. Japanese society is often very rigid and orderly and this was reflected in the people as well. What does JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure have to do with all this though? Well, it’s a show rather notorious for its male characters and particularly how they express their “masculinity” often in very unconventional and flamboyant ways. JoJo was also created over a long period of time from the 80’s, to this very day, and

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When Stands Cry: A Beginner's Guide to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure  

A collection of articles and essays on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Curated and designed by Winona Peace. Student project.

When Stands Cry: A Beginner's Guide to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure  

A collection of articles and essays on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Curated and designed by Winona Peace. Student project.

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