This chapter examines a corpus of fan fiction inspired by the transmedial world of Hakuoki, in its origin a popular Otome game that has spun many other products such as anime, manga and merchandise. I argue that the transmedial perspective can contribute to fan fiction scholarship emphasizing its world-building aspect. The analysis shows how the fan fiction texts rework the mythos, topos and ethos of Hakuoki, contributing to a sense of worldness (Klastrup & Tosca, 2004). The setting of the game is the end of the Edo period, which becomes a romanticized stage that the Western fans can use as a background, drawing on a set of Japanese cultural tropes that get brandished as props for authenticity. Finally, the topic of transcultural exploration is discussed against the backdrop of other Japanese popular culture Shinsengumi appropriations.
|Titel||Transmedia in Asia and the Pacific|
|Status||Accepteret/In press - 2020|