[Podcast] Chatty AF 89: Classic BL

By: Anime Feminist May 12, 20190 Comments
Image from Song of Wind and Trees: Two boys looking the same direction with flowers around them, atop a black background

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

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

Recorded Sunday 2nd September 2018

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/


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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