Women in the Western world have it pretty good if you think about it. From gaining the right to vote to being able to make lucrative careers in any industry they can think of, women have certainly come a long way. It’s unfortunate that some of our oriental counterparts still have “rules” about what women can and can’t do in terms of career options.
Well, the Mainichi Kaasan manga creator, Rieko Saibara, is one of those fighting women out there. A new TV series, entitled Kono Yo de Ichiban Daiji na “Kane” no Hanashi and starring actress Yu Yamada, seeks to follow an autobiographical novel written by Saibara and tell the story of this initially struggling female manga artist. The book, which has sold over 200,000 copies in Japan, “…describes how she grew up in a poor family and faced up to school bullying to become a successful manga creator.” The book was written to inspire her daughter and to tell her that she can do anything she puts her mind to.
You go girl!