[Podcast] Chatty AF 40: Fushigi Yugi Watchalong – OVAs (Part 2 of 2)

The 10th and final installment of our Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Dee, Vrai, and Caitlin! The team finishes out the OVAs in trademark rollercoaster fashion as they bask in one of the series’ highest highs, suffer through one of its lowest lows, and still come out the other side fighting for this messy, sincere franchise. Taka finds himself. Chichiri needs a hug. Mayo does everything wrong.

0:00:00 Intros
0:01:46 Miaka used as a narrative tool
0:07:00 Chichiri overcoming a tragic backstory
0:17:16 Can friendship always survive?
0:18:58 Scars as shorthand for “damaged” characters
0:21:45 The ultimate threesome
0:23:31 Tamafauxme
0:29:45 Respecting Miaka’s choices
0:33:37 Eikoden exists
0:36:10 Punishing female agency
0:40:02 Pregnancy narratives
0:47:03 Mayo as a stand-in for Miaka
0:53:07 The thing Eikoden did right
0:58:30 Reincarnation in Fushigi Yugi
1:04:13 Closing thoughts
1:10:42 Outro

 

Recorded Sunday 3rd December 2017

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