Episode 42 – There is No Heterosexual Explanation for Roronoa Zoro

It’s the epic of our time, a saga in scope and size unparalleled by any other comic out there right now. And, after years of going “That’s too long, no way” we’ve actually dived into One Piece. We share our queerpinions on:

• Oda’s art in terms of body horror, action, and depictions of women’s bodies
• Our thoughts on the series’ villains thus far (TLDR: they suck)
• Some very poor handling of themes in the Skypiea arc
• The series’ sense of joy, whimsy, and creativity
• Roronoa Zora being a flaming f****t

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

Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this week contains spoilers up through One Piece chapter 302 and the end of the Skypiea arc. Content-wise we touch on the series’ hypersexualized renderings of women and girls, monstrous depictions of fat people, racial caricatures, imperialism, and poor handlings of plot points involving indigenous people and their conflicts with colonizers. We also briefly discuss Oda’s relationship with Nobuhiro Watsuki and the charges against Watsuki regarding child pornography.

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