Gender diversity: What anime taught the 90s kids that school books didn’t

Anime, Naruto, Gender, Queerness, Ouran High School Host Club, Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, Cardcaptor Sakura, InuYasha, The federal, english news website
Anime can influence how one views gender and queerness. Image: Eunice Dhivya
In 2003, when Pokémon was first aired in India, it flooded classrooms with trading cards and tazos of Pikachus, Charizards, and Bulbasaurs. Surprisingly, even an anime as innocuous as Pokémon bucks gender norms as we are taught to understand them.
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