[Podcast] Chatty AF 32: Fushigi Yugi Watchalong – Episodes 28-34

Part 5 of our Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Caitlin, Dee, and Vrai! Emotions run high as the team grapples with the loss of a beloved character and the many, many problems with the story’s handling of gender and sexuality. Miaka applies for dual citizenship. Tamahome invents a stereotype. Nuriko opens up.

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

 

 

0:00:00 Intros
0:02:06 Miaka and Tamahome Codependency
0:10:32 Existential crises
0:13:09 Sympathy for Yui
0:14:06 Female villain
0:19:29 Tamahome
0:21:30 Gender essentialism
0:25:53 Punished feminism
0:28:17 Keisuke: Good boy
0:32:23 Nuriko
0:36:42 More gender essentialism
0:49:11 Nuriko’s light novel
0:52:24 Character and context
0:56:47 Going forward
0:58:26 Translation pronouns
1:06:14 Salt
1:08:11 Outro

 

Recorded Saturday 17th September 2017

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