We’ve reached our fiftieth episode! We usher in the milestone and the new year with guest Maya Barbara who leads us in a discussion of shojo manga: what series we love, how marketing shapes our perceptions, and where localization has failed or come through for us. We share our queerpinions on:
– Our first exposures to shojo
– Stereotyped perceptions of the genre
– How incompetent shonen manga is at crafting intentional romantic tension as opposed to accidental homoeroticism
– Recommended grooming strategies for men, featuring a transgression about the ending of We Never Learn
Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. This episode contains discussion of misogyny and plenty of very lewd sex talk.