We hope you’re interested in deep dives on boys’ love manga, because that’s what we have for you this week. We’re discussing Takahashi Hidebu’s Yuki and Matsu (or Yuki to Matsu), a story about found family, love in limbo, and lots and lots of sex and gore. We share our queerpinions on:
- Takahashi Hidebu’s Yuki and Matsu Vol. 1-3
- The series’s handling of sex work and gender roles
- Melodrama and affecting portrayals of the characters’ anxieties
- The arc of the main characters’ romance
- Hidebu’s renderings of sex and bodies
Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. This episode contains explicit spoilers for all of Yuki and Matsu. The series (and thus our discussion of it) touches on sexual assault, familial abandonment, blood and amputation, and generally explicit sex talk.