Yuri!!! on ICE

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The story of Yuri!!! on ICE revolves around Yuri Katsuki, who carried all of Japan’s hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. With those mixed feelings …

Pride & Pitfalls: Queer Representations in Anime

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In terms of sheer quantity, there are a lot more queer characters in anime than there are in American cartoons. Until recently, queer representation in American animation has faced two ridiculous obstacles: the idea that cartoons are just for kids, and the idea that it’s inappropriate to expose kids to the existence of queer people. Thankfully that first obstacle started …

Go For It, Nakamura!

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It’s almost like we’re in a modern renaissance of queer anime and manga. Titles like My Brother’s Husband, My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness and Yuri!!! on Ice have broken out to become mainstream hits. The latest release that has us excited is Go For It, Nakamura!, a manga about a young gay teen who tries to work up the courage to befriend his crush. The English-language edition of Go For …

Shoma & Vivaldi

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Shoma Uno won his second consecutive title at the 2017 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships because of course he did! In somewhat related news: Yuri on Ice! is currently on sale on Steam!