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Love, acceptance, anime: an LGBT History Month round-up

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This LGBT History Month brought the whole aniblogging community together to celebrate queerness in anime. LGBTQ inclusion and acceptance is a matter that’s close and personal to both of us here at the blog, and so we’ve experienced many wonderful moments in sharing this month with all of you. Thank you for your comments and […]

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Only a phase: doomed queerness in anime

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Queerness in anime is pure, poetic, an indiscretion amidst the self-questioning and humiliation of high school. That is also where it must end, so it would seem in many manga and anime. The tragedy of having loved someone who perhaps shares your feelings, perhaps not, passes into the locked treasure box of memory as another […]

Weekly round-up

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It may well be the back end of winter, but we’ve got some hot stuff this weekly round-up. Hot stuff in the streets with the first trailer for Banana Fish, hot stuff from the gender non-binary beauties of this week’s feature…you get the picture, anyway. So what do you say that, first of all, we get […]

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The everyday heroism of anime’s non-binary characters

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In a medium as varied in voice as any other, the fight is on for anime creators to defend the right for gender non-binary (NB) people to be beautiful, proud and not just the shattered screw-ups on the sidelines. Though they may seem the buried few, there are more titles that make NB folks heroes […]

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Weekly round-up

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Happy Saturday, happy round-up, and hugs all around. We hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Days, and even if not, found some warmth and happiness in anime and comfort food. This week, we bring you the cast of the live-action My Brother’s Husband being adorable, the new Japanese voice of our beloved Bulma, and the pieces we most […]

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My Brother’s Husband drama gets first glimpse of cast in character

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The live-action TV adaptation of Gengoroh Tagame’s My Brother’s Husband is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a first look at the cast in character. The main visual for the LGBT family drama introduces Estonian ex-sumo wrestler Baruto Kaito as Mike, Maharu Nemoto as Kana, and Ryota Sato as Yaichi. As you may well be able to spot, […]

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Revisiting citrus: an anime for queer women

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Our recent quickfire editorial on citrus and straight male viewers of yuri received some excellent feedback, which made us rethink some of the sweeping points made. No matter how yuri manga or anime is marketed or flirts with sex, there’s no margin for presuming that only straight guys will enjoy the eroticism. The concerns about […]

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All for love: five heroic queer couples in anime

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Some loves show us the kind of acceptance we should display to everyone; selfless and open-hearted, without fear or pride. As two people who have each been afraid to express our identities, these queer couples define how we want to embrace ourselves and others. With our daughter close to coming into the world, it means […]

Sweetness and citrus: the mystery of yuri’s male audience

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This girl’s had her fair share of queer crushes in the past, and I can assure you, they weren’t nearly as torrid or tragically twisted as citrus. But it’s strange to think that stories like mine could be published perverse, and sold as get-off material for guys who like girl-on-girl. So, how did it come […]

My Brother’s Husband live-action drama green-lit

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When gay erotic manga author Gengoroh Tagame opted for a change of tack, he created My Brother’s Husband. Since then it’s been rightly celebrated for its honest portrayal of queer love and family life, and now it’s getting the live-action drama treatment. The manga’s adaptation will be a three-episode mini-series, set to premiere in Japan on […]

My Favourite Anime: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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For this installment of My Favourite Anime, Ashley of Ashley’s Anime gives us a personal view into why she loves Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Read on, and find out why the love between its magical girls mean much more to her than your average otaku ship. Puella Magi Madoka Magica has been a widely accepted and loved […]

Weekly round-up

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This first full week of February has certainly been one full of love. Whether it was news and features on anime we adore, or appreciating all your support thus far with our arrival on Patreon, we’ve been feeling those sweet springy feelings set in. For all the goings on with our blog, plus wonderful pieces from […]