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My name is Verena Maser, I have a PhD in Japanese studies and primarily work as translator (Japanese to German).

I am also an independent researcher working on Japanese popular culture, especially manga (comics) and anime (animation). I have for example written on female same-sex intimacy (Beautiful and Innocent: Female Same-Sex Intimacy in the Japanese Yuri Genre, 2015;  pdf) and nuclear disasters in manga for female readers (Nuclear Disasters and the Political Possibilities of Shōjo (Girls’) Manga (Comics): A Case Study of Works by Yamagishi Ryōko and Hagio Moto, Journal of Popular Culture 48/3 (2015), p. 558–571).

If you would like to get in touch, please send me an email: info [at] verena (minus) maser (dot) de