Here’s a rule of thumb for distinguishing shōjo from shōnen manga: Look at how the bodies of women and girls are drawn. If they look like their bra size is larger than a B, or if they’re showing cleavage, it is probably not shōjo or josei. An hour-glass figure is rare in shōjo.
Fuyumi OGURA (小椋冬美) is about the only woman drawing manga for girls and women who made a conscious decision to start drawing her protagonists with voluptuous bodies. This is really rare. As a rule, women who draw large-breasted women are drawing for men/boys.
In Ogura's case, I suspect she began to feel uncomfortable with the shōjo default of drawing all girls/women as "waifs" who look like they weigh barely 40 kilos.
Moto HAGIO is the rare artist who has included diverse body types in her manga for decades, though her protagonists tend to be conventionally attractive/slim. But she has drawn fat protagonists in short works!
Monthly G Fantasy (pictured in the first tweet) is a magazine which targets both males and females, and which is probably mostly drawn by women. I don't know if editors tell artists to make breasts larger, or if artists unconsciously do so to distinguish themselves from shōjo.
I've said this in replies, but I want to say it again in the main thread. Shōjo manga artists don't draw breasts large because neither the artists nor the reader is interested in sexualizing the protagonist. Breasts are signified minimally, to distinguish gender only.
Also, while American comics are rooted in a tradition of Greco-Roman realism, manga are generally not intended to be realistic representations of actual human bodies.
When larger-breasted women/girls appear in shōjo manga, they are usually secondary characters who represent some kind of threat to the protagonist, making her feel self-conscious about her own lack of "sexiness."
When it's the protagonist who is drawn with large breasts, it's often because she is self-conscious about her breasts, and her large breasts are an important part of the narrative. Similarly, if a protagonist is fat, her fatness is usually the focus of the story.
Semi-regular reminder: Not everything in the world has to be about men. We can talk about stuff for women or girls without turning the conversation to stuff about men or boys. Sometimes, guys can just sit back and listen! It's an actual option! We will somehow get by!
Also, as I wrote in the first post, this is a rule of thumb, which means there are plenty of exceptions. You don’t have to come here to defend or look for absolution for your fave shōnen/seinen manga. And by “You don’t have to,” I mean “Please don’t.” (See previous tweet.)
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