Hey, readers! I was on Anime Feminist’s podcast this last week talking about an old favorite. Thought y’all might enjoy digging into some more Utena, now in audio form.
Hey gang! Working away on the next Gankutsuou post but holiday travel has caused delays. So here’s a roundtable I took part in to tide you over.
Inspired by Girlish Number, some of the team decided to take a feminist look at “trash characters” like Chitose. What makes a trash character? What’s the connection between trash characters and other anime archetypes, like moe or chuunibyou? How are male and female trash characters portrayed differently?