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Border Crossings: The Journal of Japanese-Language Literature Studies 2018;6(1): 165-183.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22628/bcjjl.2018.6.1.165
The spread and transformation of Ikeda Saburo's reports: The Relationship Between Cartoon and Wartime Media in the Spread and Transformation of Reports
<従軍記>の拡散と変容 ―― 戦時下メディアにおける池田さぶろの漫画作品
Correspondence  Hiroshi KIYOMATSU ,Email: h.kiyomatsu@kmj.biglobe.ne.jp
Published online: 30 June 2018.
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Saburo Ikeda was a cartoonist who played an active role in pre-war Japan. He preferred a manga manbun style, which combines cartoon with prose, and his many works reference both financial circles and the literary world. In 1939, he travelled to China, where he worked as a war correspondent. His reports appeared in many magazines alongside various titles, cartoons, and writings. The purpose of this study is to analyze and review Ikeda’s reports and to clarify their significance in the context of wartime media regulations. Comparing Ikeda’s articles, we found that they each have different features. The flexibility of Ikeda’s reports is such that they can be reconstituted to play different roles according to the context (e.g., popular entertainment magazines, financial magazines, and women’s literary magazines). Ikeda’s reports about the Dading rural area were requested during the Pacific War as a form of wartime propaganda presenting Japan in a positive light in Mainland China. Results indicate that the reports, as a function of their diversity, held a special position in the spectrum of contemporary photographs, cartoons, and reportage regarding China.
Keywords: Saburo Ikeda, Cartoon, Media Studies, Wartime Regulations, Propaganda

キ―ワ―ド: 池田さぶろ, 漫画, メディア研究, 戦時統制, プロパガンダ
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