January 19, 2018

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累 Kasane


Kasane is a comic that tells the story of a horribly ugly young woman who switches faces by putting on magical lipstick and kissing a person. Kasane’s mother was a legendary actor who when she died, left the magic lipstick to her daughter. Her mother used to tell Kasane that if her appearance really hurts her, just remember the lipstick. As Kasane faced daily agony, she put on the lipstick and discovered its magical power…

This is a very powerful and creative story. There are a couple comics in Japan where the heroine goes through a drastic physical change by getting plastic surgery and starting a career in the world of show business. However Kasane use of the magical lipstick reminds us that Kasane is modern story with echoes of fairy tales from a darker time.


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