Episode 29 – Conveniently Timed Character Development

Before “My Villain Academia” there was “Sasuke f**ks around and finds some followers.” We’re back this week with the latest installment in our Naruto reread, but the titular blonde isn’t all that present. Instead the focus shifts to Uchiha drama, Jiraiya, and the mystery of who (or what) is Pain. We share our queerpinions on:

  • Naruto chapters 343-383
  • Memorable cover pages: both the homoerotic and the body horror erotic
  • The series’ shift between villains
  • A neverending series of flashbacks starring Jiraiya
  • First impressions of Pain: god, mystery, and design

You can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! To catch up on our Naruto coverage thus far, check out parts one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven.

Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of Naruto spoilers up through chapter 383.

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