I think "kaze to ki no uta" also should have to be treated as the first genealogy of transgenderistic-activism cartoons that metaphor the failures and frustration of the generation of Zenkyoto-All Campus Joint Struggle League-Japan's student movements. Serge was no longer helpful to Gilbert, who has lost his labor capacity due to his long long damages from abuse, and Serge does not understand Gilbert's anti-capitalist behavior, neither. Gilbert discords with Serge who says he had to grow in a continuous situation, and the world's task, which causes him to die. All Japanese female writers who entered the cartoon industry while leading the student movement in the 70s melted their experiences into cartoons. That's why I don't think Gilbert's discord with everything and the death ending is part of a simple fetishization. This is not just an objectification of young pretty boys, but implies dysphoria-relational pain, such as the 'disagreement' they have when they exist as their characters. Of course, I do not just name Gilbert a mtf transgender in a situation where Serge and the other world are trying to harm him for staying as an eternal form of young and feminine boy who can't grow and work forever. Instead, "not being an adult" was a punishment under the capitalist-paternal system. It's the same now.
Takemiya Keiko later featured a non-binary character in another feature cartoon "The Legend of Isaron イズァローン伝説(1982~1987)". As far as I know, that character-named Tiokia, who has a prototype body in which sex is expressed as a male or female after adolescence- refuses to live as a man or a woman and dies in unity with the devil. Criticism of fetishism is very important, but at the same time, we need to consider the situation in which the cartoon industry was censored in the 1970s. Female characters were absolutely impossible to draw characters that were psychologically vulnerable and defective somewhere. Perhaps that's why Takemiya's male adult villains don't seem to be at the forefront of the patriarchal system. They all have psychological trauma and pretend to be victims,-especially Auguste : what the heck same sexual violence survivor who has lump of jealousy throughout his life because he can't accept any strong appearance of sexual violence victims-but they bully the weak in the process of trying to relieve their trauma. I'm so excited about this.
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