While the romance between Sailors Uranus and Neptune has rightfully earned praise and fierce nostalgia,Sailor Moon’s other explicitly queer relationship gets surprisingly little notice. And that’s a shame, because while on the surface Zoisite and Kunzite are just another in a long line of villainous gay characters, they were remarkably progressive compared to both their contemporaries and what had come before.
The Soul Eater prologue chapters lean heavily into the ecchi tradition, sexually objectifying the female protagonists both in dialogue and visual representation. One of the notable differences between the manga and anime adaptation is the reduction of sexualized framing, allowing viewers to consider the necessity of “fanservice” in the first place.
This week: survivor’s guilt in Orange, what makes Cardcaptor Sakura an enduring series, and the first uterus transplant to be performed in Japan.
The announcement of a new Fruits Basket anime and the reveal of the Detective Pikachu trailer hit the internet today, setting off plenty of pleasantly-surprised buzz. What other series could benefit from a new look or second chance?
Dee, Caitlin, and Peter share their thoughts on how the Fall 2018 anime season is shaping up. Detectives stumble, zombies take center stage, and a few otherwise excellent shows could really stand to cool it with the distracting T&A.
Caitlin, Vrai, and special guest Alexis look back at the 2016 bawdy comedy anime short Please Tell Me! Galko-chan.