Lolita films/ shows/ manga
Interested in watching some lolita centric films and shows? Here are a few of my favorites~!
Musashino-Sen No Shimai (2012) - also a manga
A tale of two NEET sisters, unemployed but in love with lolita fashion! They live the high life and go shopping often. Ranko became wealthy off of the financial market, but they want to get jobs, eventually landing them a job at a maid cafe!
I love this movie because its a blend of cute fashion with an even cuter work life! Both of the sisters have very strong personalities and play off of each other very well. I’ve only seen the movie but the manga continues on in the storyline.
Shimotsuma Monogatari / Kamikaze Girls (2004) - also a manga, and original novel.
I don’t think I have to say much about this film. If you haven’t seen it then you should get on it asap. I feel like this film was the gateway into the fashion for a lot of people who are now lolita veterans (hehe)
Deka Wanko (2011) - originally a manga
Such a good drama! Lolita + Actions + Guns = Amazing. The twist? Ichiko is a rookie detective. She has a powerful sense of smell that helps her solve difficult cases! In this you’ll see cameos from Misako and other popular models!
Gokinjo Monogatari (1995) - manga turned anime!
A story of 2 fashion students going through their everyday lives. It’s a really great love story and it showcases a lot of great fashion styles from the 90s! You can really see where the lolita style influences evolve within this series. Ai Yazawa has always kept her eye on the eccentric styles of tokyo’s streets so its a really great read/ watch in regards to that!
Paradise Kiss (1999 )- manga turned anime
From the same creator of Gokinjo Monogatari, Ai Yazawa brings us another great fashion adapted love story, but this time coming from a models point of view. One of the main characters, Miwako, is the younger sister of the main character in Gokinjo Monogatari. She is practically the embodiment of lolita style in ‘99! Her personality is so charming and cute! I would give this a watch/ read just for her presence.
Ai Ore! - Danshikou no Hime to Joshikou no Ouji
I couldn’t really come up with a synopsis without going around in circles so here’s a quote!
“A Gender Crossed Rock and Roll Love Story
Mizuki is the female prince of her all-girls school and the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band. Akira is the male princess of his all-boys school and wants to join her band. Love may be on his mind, but romance is difficult when everyone keeps mistaking Mizuki for a boy and Akira for a girl!
When the lead singer of Blaue Rosen announces she is moving overseas, Akira does all he can to convince Mizuki and her bandmates to let him join. But will a resistant Mizuki allow him into her band, much less her heart?”
Wow this movie has a plethora of cameos of models from the lolita industry. It especially showcases our one and only Akira in a dreamy role where she is the frontman of a band. You’ll even see Misako and Midori in a couple of scenes! Please check it out for yourself~ It’s great!
Enjoy and happy watching!!