Chatty AF 89: Classic BL

By: Anime Feminist May 12, 20190 Comments

AniFem’s Vrai Kaiser discusses the history of boys love manga with special guests Khursten and Sara!


Episode Information

Date Recorded: September 2nd 2018
Host: Vrai
Guests: Khursten, Sara

Episode Breakdown

0:00:00 Intros
0:05:20 The Magnificent 49ers
0:16:58 The mother of BL
0:24:35 Norie Masayama
0:25:37 Takemiya and Hagio
0:37:26 The Ribon Group
0:38:46 Doujinshi circles
0:46:49 Magazines
0:55:04 Symbols
0:59:24 Recommendations
1:17:23 Outro


Correction: The podcast refers to Moto Hagio’s They Were Eleven as a shounen. However, in the Afterword of the 1976 3rd print edition (Japanese release only), Hagio referred to the series as a “shoujo.” Thanks to the reader who alerted us to this!

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