Last week many Yuri!!! On ICE fans rejoiced as a MAPPA producer and later the YOI PR team made a hardline confirmation that Yuri and Victor’s relationship is romantic in nature. This is a pretty rare case, though, and it raises important questions about the involvement of creators in audience interpretations – particularly when those interpretations are by marginalized fans regarding their own representation.
- Do you tend to read anime/manga creator interview translations, or avoid them?
- How do you feel about Death of the Author in general?
- When have you most wished a creator would step in and comment on their own work?
- When have you most wished a creator hadn’t stepped in and commented on their own work?
- Do your general views about authorial commentary change when looking at authors who directly contradict a progressive reading of their work?
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