Episode 24 – Hashtag Queering Heterosexuality

Are straight people valid? No, but they can have a few good manga…as a treat. This week we talk about three series we’ve recently read that subvert and play around with traditional gender roles and expression. When do they succeed, when do they fail, and what moves a comic beyond basic Gender Nonconformity 101 territory and into something more thoughtful? We share our queerpinions on:

  • Kousuke Oono’s The Way of the Househusband Vol. 1-2
  • Oono’s comedic chops and successful variations in artistic style
  • Tamekou’s My Androgynous Boyfriend Vol. 1
  • Social media clout and the fashion industry as plot points
  • Aya Kanno’s Otomen Vol. 1
  • Some early developments that made us a bit nervous
  • Excellent character building and a fantastic protagonist

You can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!

Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of spoilers for all the volumes listed above.

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