Love Live! has attracted legions of adoring fans both in Japan and around the world, and you probably won’t be surprised to learn the core target demographic is straight men. So what is it about Love Live that attracts so many female and queer fans? And more importantly: how do we as female and queer fans feel about being involved in a franchise that nominally accepts us but has not traditionally been for us?
Summer season—happened so fast! We hope you all had yourselves blast, ’cause a lot of our staff sure did. Travel plans delayed our recommendations for a few weeks, but here they finally are: the series that kept our staff entertained on all those summer nights.
It’s been a rough month. So this week, this space is for our trans readers.
This week: living as a disabled person in Japan, high death rates for Vietnamese immigrant workers and students, and a retrospective on .hack//sign.
Vrai, Dee, and special guest Anne at Shojo Power discuss the first season of Sailor Moon in Part 1 of our multi-part retrospective.
Vrai talks Boys’ Love (BL) and yaoi manga with special guests Devin Randall and Masaki C. Matsumoto!