Archive for August 12th, 2011

August 12, 2011

Narrative Conceits: Upotte!!

Tennouji Kitsune‘s Upotte!!┬áis among my favorite currently-running manga thanks to its endearing narrative conceit: guns personified as cute little girls. “X personified as cute little girls” is a common plot archetype in manga, but as always, the execution of that archetype in a work determines its success. Upotte has a unique execution that will appeal to some and alienate others.

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