Episode 24: Magical Girls, or Angela’s crush on Sailor Jupiter

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In the name of the moon! Angela and Kelly chat about the legacy of Sailor Moon in Western fandom, share some of our favorite magical girl anime and manga, and try to break down what makes a magical girl. Are magical girls superheroes? Is Squirrel Girl a magical girl? Plus, a quick look at the latest Comicsgate nonsense for those wondering what was happening on Twitter last week.

Book Reviews (50:35):

AngelaDeadly Class by Rick Remender (Image)

KellyWotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku by Fujita (Kodansha)

Mentioned on the pod (in order of appearance): 

Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi
Cardcaptor Sakura by CLAMP
Princess Tutu
Kigurumi Guardians by Lily Hoshino
Pretty Cure
Shugo Chara
Magical Princess Minky Momo
Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP
Cutie Honey by Go Nagai
Star Driver
Magical Girl Ore
Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!
Steven Universe
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Magical Girl Site
Zodiac Starforce
by Kevin Panetta
Agents of the Realm by Mildred Louis
Power Up by Kate Leth
Jem and the Holograms
She-Ra
The Powerpuff Girls
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North
Adorned by Chi: The Graphic Novel
Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Assassination Classroom 
by Yusei Matsui
Mean Girls
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
by Izumi Tsubaki

Episode 23: Eisner Snubs, or how to get out of manga jail

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Angela and Kelly break down the 2018 Eisner nominations–or, more accurately, spend 45 minutes complaining that their favorite things didn’t get nominated. We’re whining about middle grade snubs, looking for YA books in the YA category, and getting huffy about adaptations of Jane Eyre. Plus, Kelly goes on yet another indignant rant about manga getting treated like a leper at the Eisners.

Book Reviews (46:35):

Angela: Rock Candy Mountain by Kyle Starks (Image)

Kelly: Takane and Hana by Yuki Shiwasu (Viz)


Mentioned on the pod (in order of appearance): 

All the Eisner Nominees 
Giant Days by John Allison
Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Hawkeye by Kate Bishop
The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie
Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
Descender by Jeff Lemire
Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay
Extremity by Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer
The Flintstones by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh
Redlands by Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa Del Rey
Royal City by Jeff Lemire
The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
The Great Art Caper by Victoria Jamieson
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
Bolivar by Sean Rubin
Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez
Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Wallace the Brave by Will Henry
NewsPrints by Ru Xu
The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
Fish Girl by David Weisner and Donna Jo Napoli
The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag
Cucumber Quest by Gigi DG
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
Fantasy Sports by Sam Bosma
Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez
Spinning by Tillie Walden
Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault
The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh
Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland
Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green
Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn and Molly Knox Ostertag
I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina and Stacey Robinson
As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman
Paper Girls by Brian Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens List
Super Sons by Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez
Jughead by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson
Furari by Jiro Taniguchi
Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
My Brother’s Husband, by Gengoroh Tagame
Otherworld Barbara by Moto Hagio
Shiver by Junji Ito
Summit of the Gods by Jiro Taniguchi
My Lesbian Experience Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi
Descending Stories by Haruko Kumota
Land of the Lustrous by Haruko Ichikawa
The Girl From the Other Side by Nagabe
I Hear the Sunspot  by Yuki Fumino
The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui
Tokyo Tarareba Girls by Akiko Higashimura
To Your Eternity by Yoshitoki Oima
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack
Lovely Complex/LovCom by Aya Nakahara
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun by Izumi Tsubaki
Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori