Here’s the last round of the Fushigi Yugi rewatch I took part in. While it’s not a particularly important series to me, and its fuckups wound deeper than some, it’s still a series that does a few things very, very well–and deserves more credit than it gets for its wonderful portrayal of the central friendship between Miaka and Yui and a sometimes genuine success at grappling with adolescent sexual anxiety.
Yup, I watched it. And dug it…after a fashion. Woof, that first half is pretty rough, huh? Anyway, I had a chat about it with CR editor Peter and longtime Devilman fan/Anime Nostalgia Podcast host Dawn. I HAVE MANY FEELINGS ABOUT GAY SATAN AND SPIDER LESBIAN.
What better way to move into the year than by staring determinedly backward at the year that was? I did several write-ups about the Fall 2017 season and the year in anime as a whole, as well as some podcasting for those of you looking for an audio version. Short version: rocks own my heart, and it was a quality year for gay.