[Podcast] Chatty AF 35: Fushigi Yugi Watchalong – Episodes 41-46

Part 7 of the multi-part Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Dee, Vrai, and Caitlin! With the badlands safely behind them, the team returns to the show’s usual mixed bag of big adventure and even bigger emotions as the series heads into its action-packed home stretch. Yui phones home. Keisuke makes the Best Boy shortlist. Miaka’s thirst intensifies.

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
0:01:00 Another breakup
0:07:19 The one true love trope
0:12:12 Sources of romantic drama
0:14:28 Plot-sensitive intelligence
0:17:13 Where they definitely do talk about Nakago
0:23:06 Soi’s unearned sacrifice
0:25:33 The boys are back in town
0:28:08 Anime-original content
0:32:24 Miboshi
0:34:13 Chiriko
0:40:38 Miaka and Yui
0:47:53 Seiryu is summoned
0:50:58 Hotohori’s back
0:55:04 Watase’s perspective and era mentality
0:57:04 They (don’t) bang
0:59:09 Sex in shoujo
1:01:37 Back to the real world and Keisuke
1:06:00 Miaka’s fictional boyfriend
1:08:42 Yui’s first Seiryu experience
1:15:14 Outro

 

Recorded Saturday 30th 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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