[Podcast] Chatty AF 26: Fushigi Yugi watchalong – Episodes 1-7

Part 1 of the very-multi-part watchalong of the ’90s shoujo fantasy Fushigi Yugi with Caitlin, Dee, and Vrai!

For this first installment, the gang takes a trip down memory lane. Miaka is pretty okay actually. Everybody loves Nuriko. Hotohori? Not so much.

CONTENT WARNING: Fushigi Yugi contains depictions of sexual assault, homophobia, and transphobia. The podcast will also discuss these topics when they arise.

 

00:00 Intro
00:41 Background of Fushigi Yuugi
01:42 Experiences with anime and manga
13:34 Miaka as a protagonist
21:25 Yui
24:43 Teenage angst as a theme
27:31 Melodrama
37:37 Nuriko
48:31 Shounen influences
52:14 Hotohori and Nuriko
58:23 Outro

 

Recorded Saturday 1st July 2017

Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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