Yu-Gi-Oh! has always been a series about dichotomies. The premise draws from the same well of ideas about “shadow selves” that would go on to make Persona 4 such a hit with the next generation of edgelord teens, and the legendarily brutal edit job it received during 4Kids […]
From the amount of vampire stuff on this blog, it’s no surprise that I’d be reading vampire manga too, is it? This mixed bag wound up with some distinct highs and lows.
Note (03/2022): This post is quite old now and clearly outdated–I want to thank folks in the comments for correcting me on dropping the ball in terms of talking about intersex issues. While I think my main points about the series touching on issues of dysphoria that are […]
I’ve been working hard to read as many translated manga with queer themes or characters as possible, so now seems like a good time to share what I’ve managed to find with all of you. There’s a little bit of everything here, from cute romcoms to murder lesbians […]
I recently rediscovered the joys of interlibrary loan, giving me access to a new quantity of manga I wasn’t able to afford otherwise. So, once in a while I’ll be putting out these multi-title posts with short-form reviews of what I’ve been reading.
The year is 1976. Dashing and romantic art thief Dorian Red Gloria, codename Eroica, rescues the young supergenius psychic Caesar Gabriel (who is desperately in love with him, of course) from NATO. He’s pursued by the dogged agent Major Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach to the frozen edges […]
Hayao Miyazaki is leaving us. He’s packing up his imaginative worlds, his well written female characters, his moral grays, his love of environmental and anti-war messages, and going to a farm upstate where he can romp with other retired directors. Luckily for us, his idea of working less […]