[Podcast] Chatty AF 21: Wandering Son Retrospective

Vrai does a deep dive on the anime and manga of Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko) with special guests Associate Editor of Anime News Network Jacob Chapman, YouTuber Cayla Coats, and manga scholar and professional translator Rachel Matt Thorn.

[Please note that Rachel began to use this name after the recording of this podcast and is therefore referred to as Matt throughout this episode.]

SPOILERS: for the entire series of Wandering Son

0:00:00 Intros
0:03:16 Personal experience with Wandering Son
0:14:01 American publication process
0:17:06 Author research into subject matter
0:20:03 Perceptions of different genders crossdressing
0:24:06 Narrative focus on trans themes vs nontrans characters
0:27:06 Differences between anime and manga
0:34:35 Western vs Japanese reactions to the series
0:37:48 Differences in trans representation between America and Japan
0:42:10 Use of pronouns in the manga
0:43:24 Nitori vs Mako
0:50:26 Saorin love
0:55:37 Director’s intention
0:59:16 Representation in anime
1:02:00 Shimanami Twilight and trans politics in Japan
1:08:25 Outro

Recorded Saturday 15th July 2017

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

 

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