|Sally's manga version of herself.|
One of the reasons I started this blog was in the hope that it would inspire others to send me information that I had not come across before. After I posted on this subject on Facebook, Sally Poyton left a comment about her love of shōjo manga and the influence on it of western fairytales.
However, my experience of manga books is embarrassingly lacking. I have read the terrifying manga adaptation of Koji Suzuki's novel The Ring and a few other Japanese manga books but this is a poor effort when you consider the range and diversity of manga books available.
I’ll be looking for the shōjo manga titles Sally mentions on her blog and reading her posts on this subject in the future. I am also going to trawl my local library for books in other manga genres. Thanks, Sally, for the nudge in manga's direction.