Queering the Guillotine

Jul 05 2020 55 mins 29

A pop culture podcast from two queer members of the proletariat suffering under heteronormativity





New Chapter Chatter - June 2020
Jul 05 2020 76 mins  
We go a bit long again this week, but hey, there's a ton to talk about. Moriking and Chainsaw Man continue to be high quality while Time Paradox Ghostwriter...does not. Also of note are our parting thoughts on The Promised Neverland, why we could never do sponcon, and how the latest new batch of Jump series is shaping up. We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapters 114-118Chainsaw Man chapters 71-75Moriking chapters 6-10My Hero Academia chapters 273-276The Promised Neverland chapters 179-181Spy x Family chapters 27.1-29Time Paradox Ghostwriter chapters 3-7You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the series mentioned above. Content-wise they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, blood, gore, and sexual objectification of women and girls.


Episode 34 - Like a Wall You Need to Climb Over
Jun 25 2020 59 mins  
Welcome back, one and all, to the Naruto discourse. The time has come to dissect Sasuke's battle with Itachi, as well as its resulting lore dumps about the brothers' bond and Senju/Uchiha tensions across Konohagakure's history. We share our queerpinions on:Naruto chapters 384-403Artistic renderings of various types of jutsu during the battleItachi as a tragic hero figure (and whether that's an accurate descriptor)Some major ironyDeveloping characters' motivations after the factYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! To catch up on our Naruto coverage thus far, check out parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight.Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of Naruto spoilers up through chapter 403. Content-wise these chapters include lots of body horror and death.


Episode 33 - Gaystation 5
Jun 18 2020 55 mins  
Things are a little different in this one! Trevor streams "Solo" by Jennie and records an episode alone, reacting and commenting on Sony's Playstation 5 presentation! In a year where E3 was blessedly cancelled after the ESA fully stepped in it last year, we have these digital presentations to enjoy and in this episode Trevor gives their queerpinions on:How art styles are being flattened by attempts at realistic graphicsThe difference in mood present in the Demon's Souls remakeHoping at least one game shown is free to playThe degree to which "originality" is both fake and lacking in the IPsYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! For more of our gayming overage, check out episodes seven, fifteen, seventeen, and twenty-six!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs.



Episode 32 - Yuki and Matsu
Jun 11 2020 49 mins  
We hope you're interested in deep dives on boys' love manga, because that's what we have for you this week. We're discussing Takahashi Hidebu's Yuki and Matsu (or Yuki to Matsu), a story about found family, love in limbo, and lots and lots of sex and gore. We share our queerpinions on:Takahashi Hidebu's Yuki and Matsu Vol. 1-3The series's handling of sex work and gender rolesMelodrama and affecting portrayals of the characters' anxietiesThe arc of the main characters' romanceHidebu's renderings of sex and bodiesYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. This episode contains explicit spoilers for all of Yuki and Matsu. The series (and thus our discussion of it) touches on sexual assault, familial abandonment, blood and amputation, and generally explicit sex talk.


New Chapter Chatter - May 2020
May 28 2020 78 mins  
This episode's a long one, as there's a lot to talk about. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ended this month, and The Promised Neverland is nearing its conclusion as well. Thankfully, there's a promising crop of new manga here to take their place. We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapters 111-113Chainsaw Man chapters 68-70Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapters 204-205Moriking chapters 3-5My Hero Academia chapters 270-272The Promised Neverland chapters 176-178Spy x Family chapters 26-27Time Paradox Ghostwriter chapters 1-2You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the series mentioned above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, blood, gore, death, sexual objectification of women, child abuse, and generational abuse/trauma.


Episode 31 - No Work, All Play
May 21 2020 81 mins  
A few weeks back we recorded an episode, just to have Audacity continually stop functioning and for the file to seem corrupted. And now...we ended up finding an MP3 of it that had actually successfully downloaded! The lost episode, unlost! In it we discuss the various media we consumed in our time off from work due to COVID-19. We share our queerpinions on:Persona 5 Royal - combat, life simulation gameplay, and thematic flailingFinal Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy VII RemakeAnnihilation and the nature of adaptationsTsuruneAll-time great film Paranoid ParkOne Piece and depictions of anti-government sentiment in mediaEt ceteraYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussions this week cover media that include sexual assault and hypersexualization of women.


Episode 30 - Enter the Gaytrix
May 14 2020 70 mins  
The f*ggotry is out there. It's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to. This week we discuss the Matrix franchise, including the original trilogy as well as The Animatrix. We share our queerpinions on:Themes of individual choice, determinism, and savior figuresNeo as an audience surrogate characterNeo as the least interesting figure in the entire castThe resounding theme of hope throughoutAn unsatisfying romance and a galaxy brain explanation for itUnneeded lore dumps and metaphors going awryYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode contains spoilers for the Matrix trilogy, The Animatrix, and Avengers: Endgame (we only talk about the MCU briefly, we promise).


New Chapter Chatter - April 2020
Apr 30 2020 80 mins  
I'ma let you finish, but Chainsaw Man chapter 64 was one of the best chapters of all time! Also, Kei Yonagi struggles to inject artistic integrity into capitalism, Demon Slayer is wrapping up beautifully, and My Hero Academia epitomizes superhero comics' handling of female characters in the worst ways imaginable. Plus, we enter the age of the insects with Moriking! We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapters 107-110Chainsaw Man chapters 64-67Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapters 200-203Moriking chapters 1-2My Hero Academia chapters 266-269The Promised Neverland chapters 173-175Spy x Family chapters 24.1 & 25You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the series mentioned above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, blood, gore, death, and brutalization and sexual objectification of women.


Episode 29 - Conveniently Timed Character Development
Apr 24 2020 63 mins  
Before "My Villain Academia" there was "Sasuke f**ks around and finds some followers." We're back this week with the latest installment in our Naruto reread, but the titular blonde isn't all that present. Instead the focus shifts to Uchiha drama, Jiraiya, and the mystery of who (or what) is Pain. We share our queerpinions on:Naruto chapters 343-383Memorable cover pages: both the homoerotic and the body horror eroticThe series' shift between villainsA neverending series of flashbacks starring JiraiyaFirst impressions of Pain: god, mystery, and designYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! To catch up on our Naruto coverage thus far, check out parts one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven.Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of Naruto spoilers up through chapter 383.


Episode 28 - I Was a F****t So I Liked Lillymon
Apr 16 2020 52 mins  
There's never a bad time to talk about Digimon, but there could hardly ever be a better time than now. Digimon Adventure: (why the f**k is there a colon?) just started airing in Japan, and for the first time in the franchise's history America is getting official same day releases! We take a walk down memory lane and discuss the original anime, our first impressions of the new one, and all the homosexuality in between. We share our queerpinions on:Digimon Adventure (1999)Mimi Tachikawa, the GOATIconic dub vocal performancesWhich Digimon we're gay forDigimon Adventure: (2020) episodes 1-2Strange pacing choicesOur hopes for the series going forwardYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. This episode also contains spoilers for Digimon Adventure (1999), Our War Game, and the first two episodes of Digimon Adventure: (2020).


Episode 27 - Queer Manga Grab Bag: The Squeakquel
Apr 09 2020 58 mins  
It's time for another queer manga grab bag! This week we pick back up with Cocoon Entwined's latest installment, as well as discuss three standalone titles. Some of them are heartfelt, some are ethereal, and some are downright porny. We share our queerpinions on:Mentaiko Itto's The Boy Who Cried WolfChii's The Bride Was a BoyEducational reads aimed at young and cisgender audiencesMita Ori's Our Dining TableYuriko Hara's Cocoon Entwined Vol. 2Approaching the line of magical realism without crossing itYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. This episode also contains spoilers for all the aforementioned series. The Boy Who Cried Wolf specifically is an erotic title, and our discussion of it includes blatant descriptions of sex. Besides this, the manga covered (and thus our thoughts about them) reference rape, sexual assault, homophobia, transphobia, and child abuse.


Episode 26 - Furry Capitalism: New Horizons
Apr 02 2020 65 mins  
After months and months of counting down, it's finally here: a new mainline Animal Crossing game. So, how is it? Awesome. Duh. We share our queerpinions on:Gender in Animal Crossing: New HorizonsOur starting villagers and the ones we still hope to meetThe game's emphasis on crafting mechanicsNear limitless freedom in landscaping, construction, and decorationThe startling omission of a certain bespectacled pigeonThe new Bunny Day eventYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode also gets pretty in-depth, so if you haven't played the game yet and want to avoid spoilers...well, avoid this episode and the entirety of Twitter.


New Chapter Chatter - March 2020
Mar 27 2020 71 mins  
We're back after a week off and it's time to dive into Shonen Jump! Act-Age continues to achieve GOAT status but almost everything else was good this month, too. Chainsaw Man excels artistically, Dr. Stone brings Kakegurui to the Stone Age, and The Promised Neverland features a glorious return. We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapters 103-106Chainsaw Man chapters 60-63Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapters 196-199Dr. Stone chapters 141-144My Hero Academia chapters 262-265My Hero Academia - League of Villains: UndercoverThe Promised Neverland chapters 169-172Spy x Family chapters 23-24You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the series mentioned above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, blood, gore, sexual objectification of women, tyrannical governments, and poorly done social commentary (including one comic invoking the coronavirus).



Episode 25 - Weeping Over Whiskers
Mar 12 2020 39 mins  
This episode might be a little short, but our love for the topic is unparalleled. This week is all about cat manga, specifically two recent releases that touched our hearts and funny bones. We share our queerpinions on:Umi Sakurai's A Man and His Cat Vol. 1Human-cat bonding in the wake of loss and emptinessHeavy use of "nya" and "meow" sounds in cat dialogueMakoto Kobayashi's What's Michael?: Fatcat Collection Vol. 1Excellent artistic renderings of cats' movementsRealism, absurdity, and the in-between among fictional felinesOur own cat adoption storyYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! Also make sure to keep listening after we sound off to hear some thoughts from our own cat, Leuvis.Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode also contains spoilers for the aforementioned series.


Episode 24 - Hashtag Queering Heterosexuality
Mar 05 2020 52 mins  
Are straight people valid? No, but they can have a few good manga...as a treat. This week we talk about three series we've recently read that subvert and play around with traditional gender roles and expression. When do they succeed, when do they fail, and what moves a comic beyond basic Gender Nonconformity 101 territory and into something more thoughtful? We share our queerpinions on:Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband Vol. 1-2Oono's comedic chops and successful variations in artistic styleTamekou's My Androgynous Boyfriend Vol. 1Social media clout and the fashion industry as plot pointsAya Kanno's Otomen Vol. 1Some early developments that made us a bit nervousExcellent character building and a fantastic protagonistYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of spoilers for all the volumes listed above.


New Chapter Chatter - February 2020
Feb 27 2020 63 mins  
Ryuk is back back back back again and ready to cause more chaos in the human world. Meanwhile the homosexual pining is excellent in Act-Age and Dr. Stone is finally starting to get good again. We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapters 99-102Chainsaw Man chapters 56-59Death Note: Special One-ShotDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapters 192-195Dr. Stone chapters 137-140My Hero Academia chapters 259-261The Promised Neverland 166-168Spy x Family chapters 21-22You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the series mentioned above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, blood, gore, sexual objectification/violence against women, and death of animals.


Episode 23 - Am I Just a Monster F****r or is Kakuzu Hot?
Feb 20 2020 81 mins  
It's a Naruto week again, and we might not be covering very many chapters but we sure have a lot to say about them. Shikamaru comes to the forefront and we finally learn more details about the Akatsuki's big evil plan. We share our queerpinions on:Naruto chapters 314-342Hidan and KakuzuNinja Pokémon typesA certain character's last wordsEmotional resonance attempted through flashbacksMore homosexual piningYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! To catch up on our Naruto coverage thus far, check out parts one, two, three, four, five, and six.Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of Naruto spoilers up through chapter 342 (plus a later spoiler regarding Minato). Content-wise, these chapters include death, blood, and some pretty brutal physical violence.


Episode 22 - All Good Queer Things Come to an End
Feb 13 2020 62 mins  
Way back in episode five we shared our first impressions of two stellar manga about queer people navigating their identities, feelings, and places in the world. Now that both series have ended we're back to discuss them in full with spoilers, heavy feelings, and all. We share our queerpinions on:That Blue Sky Feeling Vol. 3Hide and how his problematic conduct is handledDescriptions of fat bodies as being desirableOur Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Vol. 2-4Overbearing faux-acceptance from straight cis peopleSomeone-san's character arc and unique role in the mangaYou can find all our episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Podcast Addict.Spoiler and content warning: Our discussion spoils the hell out of both manga in question. Additionally, the manga (and by extension our commentary) cover homophobic and transphobic violence including slurs, obnoxious allies, death and visitation rights, and more.


Episode 21 - Romance of the Three Tomies
Feb 06 2020 45 mins  
Our Tomie discussion draws to a close this week as we cover the last few stories in the series and whether or not Junji Ito wrapped the mythos up effectively. We share our queerpinions on:Tomie: BabysitterTomie: GatheringTomie: Passing DemonTomie: Top ModelTomie: Old and UglyYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! To catch up on our prior Tomie coverage, check out parts one, two, and three.Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion for this episode is full of spoilers and the stories described contain a lot of potentially triggering content including blood, gore, and violence against women (physical, verbal, and sexual).


New Chapter Chatter - January 2020
Jan 30 2020 57 mins  
It's the first New Chapter Chatter in our new format! We look back on the last month's developments in Shonen Jump, from the good to the bad to the frustratingly stale (*cough* Dr. Stone *cough*). We share our queerpinions on:Fun amidst assassination plots in Chainsaw ManTwice/Hawks as our new OTP in My Hero AcademiaTheatre as a group sport in Act-AgeRepetitive action in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no YaibaSenku still being on that same island in Dr. STONESuccessful comedy in Spy x FamilyIsabella's character arc in The Promised NeverlandThe state of Jump's newest crop of seriesYou can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the series mentioned above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, sexual objectification/violence against women, fictional genocide, authoritarian government ****ery, and the death of a cat.


Episode 20 - Eat Your Heart Out, Dorian Gray
Jan 23 2020 52 mins  
This week we're diving back into our extended Tomie coverage. The demonic woman's mythos continues to expand and we see some of the series's most iconic moments, as well as some of its most upsetting. We share our queerpinions on:Tomie: PainterTomie: AssassinsTomie: HairTomie: Adopted DaughterTomie: Little FingerTomie: BoyTomie: MoromiYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! To catch up on our prior Tomie coverage, check out parts one and two.Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion for this episode is full of spoilers and the stories described contain a lot of potentially triggering content including gore, violence against women, and child abuse (physical, verbal, and sexual).


Episode 19 - All Sai Knows is Crop Top, Fake Smile, Kill Sasuke, & Lie
Jan 16 2020 70 mins  
Believe it! We're back with part six of our ongoing reread through Naruto. We've reached the Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission arc, a.k.a. Sasuke Retrieval Attempt #2. Sai and Yamato join Team Kakashi, and the Sannin's resident stunt queen Orochimaru is back on his bullshit. We share our queerpinions on:Naruto chapters 282-313Sai's character arc and whether or not it's effectively executedAnachronisms throughout the manga's worldA heartfelt reunionYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! To catch up on our Naruto coverage thus far, check out parts one, two, three, four, and five.Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of Naruto spoilers up through chapter 313.


Episode 18 - Basket Full of Trauma
Jan 09 2020 60 mins  
It's anime time this week, not to mention emotionally draining relatable content time. We dive into the latest Fruits Basket anime with our guest Leeanne and share our queerpinions on:The franchise as a whole and our nostalgia for itHow our opinions of characters have changed as we've maturedWhich episodes are the best (plus one that's less successful)Tohru and the show's handling of her griefYou can also find this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict. For reference, the Hunter x Hunter beasts we mention in the episode are the Kiriko.Spoiler and content warning: We’re a relatively NSFW podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We spoil the hell out of Fruits Basket (2019) season one, and the show (and our discussion of it) is heavy on trauma and serious topics including death, mourning, bullying, and physical, emotional, mental, and verbal abuse (including abuse of small children).



Episode 17 - Atlus Shrugged at Trans Rights
Jan 02 2020 55 mins  
It's our first ever Patreon episode! The topic is Atlus games, most specifically Catherine: Full Body. We talk about some, shall we say, complicated trans representation, as well as the game (and the company's) handling of gender and queerness in general. We share our queerpinions on:Catherine: Full BodyIts gameplay mechanics and puzzle modesThe bar as a great encapsulation of Vincent's daily lifeThe succubus vs. true love framing of Catherine and KatherineOthering via extraterrestrial elementsFumbling of queer narratives in the Persona seriesYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion for this episode is full of spoilers for Catherine: Full Body, as well as for some parts of Persona 4. Content-wise, be warned that the games (and thus our topics discussed) include transphobia, homophobia, trans panic, and transmisogynistic violence.


Episode 16 - Shoulder Deep
Dec 19 2019 62 mins  
It's our last regular episode of 2019 and we're using it to discuss the indisputable best film of the year: Promare! F*** your Avengers: Endgame, we endorse the sci-fi f****ts. We share our queerpinions on:The romance between the leather twink and the patron saint of himbosThe soundtrack and how it slapsHow Promare throws subtlety out the window (and that's a good thing)Where the queer metaphor works and where it doesn'tUnabashedly queer imagery and ragePete Buttigieg and other evil homosexuals who make the world a worse placeYou can also find this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict.Spoiler and content warning: We spoil virtually everything about the movie. If there's any chance at all that you want to see the film, we would recommend you do so before listening to us dissect it queer frame by queer frame. Besides that, this is perhaps our most NSFW episode ever. Besides the usual reclaimed homophobic slurs there is some very graphic sex talk. Additionally, we (and the movie) discuss homophobia, genocide, ICE, ecofascism, state violence against marginalized groups, and objectification of women.


New Chapter Chatter - 12/8/19 releases
Dec 10 2019 43 mins  
Sharknado!!! Denji rides into battle in Chainsaw Man (yay), My Hero Academia ties its spin-off further into canon (boo), and Zipman!! continues to emphasize its sibling rivalry (also boo). We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapter 93Chainsaw Man chapter 50Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 186Dr. STONE chapter 132My Hero Academia chapter 253The Promised Neverland chapter 160Zipman!! chapter 2You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, sexual objectification/violence against women, and fictional genocide.


Episode 15 - Gayming Through the 2010s
Dec 05 2019 103 mins  
The decade is nearing its end and everyone's unveiling their "best of" lists, so we decided to follow suit! Join us as we reveal our favorite video games of the past ten years. We discuss all their pros and cons (though naturally, there are a lot more pros!) and just generally revel in the joy of gaming. We share our queerpinions on:Animal Crossing: New LeafAtelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of DuskBloodborneDramatical MurderFire Emblem: Three HousesGone HomeJourneyThe Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HDNieR:AutomataNight in the WoodsPersona 4 GoldenStardew ValleyYou can also find this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict. Also check out some of Trevor's game writing at AiPT! here, here, here, and here.Spoiler and content warning: We're a relatively NSFW podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil plot elements from the games listed above, and our discussions of them and their content include references to sexual assault, rape, transphobia, and homophobia.


New Chapter Chatter - 12/1/19 Releases
Dec 03 2019 56 mins  
New week, new Jump! Takemitsu's battle with his inner demons continues in Act-Age, the silly fun (and gore) never stop in Chainsaw Man, and Demon Slayer is still popping off. Plus, there's a new series this week: Zipman!! Is it good enough to warrant not just one, but two exclamation points in its title? We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapter 92Chainsaw Man chapter 49Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 185Dr. STONE chapter 131My Hero Academia chapter 252Zipman!! chapter 1You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, abuse, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


New Chapter Chatter - 11/24/19 Releases
Nov 26 2019 57 mins  
All sometimes good but mostly just strange things must come to an end. This week's Shonen Jump marks the finale of Double Taisei, so we discuss its conclusion and the series as a whole. Plus, we talk about the latest happenings in all the other usual manga except for Dr. STONE which is on an off-week. We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapter 91Chainsaw Man chapter 48Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 184Double Taisei chapter 27My Hero Academia chapter 251The Promised Neverland chapter 159You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, genocide of the fantasy demon variety, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


Episode 14 – Queer Manga Grab Bag
Nov 21 2019 59 mins  
It’s about time we talked about more manga that’re gay not just implicitly but explicitly as well. So, we’re diving right into several this week! Join us as we talk about boys’ love, girls’ love, and even furry wizards. We share our queerpinions on:Scarlet Beriko’s Jackass!Haji’s Love in LimboYuriko Hara’s Cocoon EntwinedNagabe’s The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding WizdomsEffective and not-so-effective handling of unsavory genre tropesThe joy of seeing queer people centered in genre fiction, including stories with spiritual themesYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion is full of spoilers for the titles listed above, and also touches on topics including genre tropes of homophobia, sexual assault and inappropriate student/teacher relationships. Plus there’s some talk of spirituality, death, and atonement for one’s sins.


New Chapter Chatter - 11/17/19 Releases
Nov 19 2019 53 mins  
New week, new Jump. This time around Denji contemplates why no one wants him for who he truly is, the Todoroki family drama is interrupted by a villain, and a supporting actor does his best to stop Kei from stealing the show. We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapter 90Chainsaw Man chapter 47Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 183Double Taisei chapter 26Dr. STONE chapter 130My Hero Academia chapter 250The Promised Neverland chapter 158You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, genocide of the fantasy demon variety, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


New Chapter Chatter - 11/10/19 releases
Nov 12 2019 55 mins  
Between Queen Legravalima, Kei Yonagi, and Reze, the competition for Baddie of the Day is fierce. Plus, we get some funny Bakugo moments this week. We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapter 89Chainsaw Man chapter 46Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 182Double Taisei chapter 25Dr. STONE chapter 129My Hero Academia chapter 249The Promised Neverland chapter 157You can find all our episodes on Spotify, Podcast Addict, and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


Episode 13 - Gay Sand
Nov 07 2019 81 mins  
This week we kick off our discussion of post-time-skip Naruto. It's a heartfelt story of puppets, eye powers, and young gay men's first loves, all filtered through a fisheye lens. We share our queerpinions on:Artistic trends and changes throughout the seriesNaruto's themes of generational relationships and growthSpecial eye powers and how they morph their victims into a Gumby-like stateAction series attempting to deny their blatant homosexual themes with proclamations about friendshipThe most heartfelt depiction of two boys holding hands in the history of fictionYou can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict! To catch up on our Naruto coverage thus far, check out parts one, two, three, and four.Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion is full of spoilers up through Naruto chapter 281.



New Chapter Chatter - 11/1/19 releases
Nov 05 2019 49 mins  
Our slate of series covered expands yet again this week and we're excited to discuss Act-Age! Plus there's all the other usual series, minus My Hero Academia which is on a break week. We share our queerpinions on:Act-Age chapter 88Chainsaw Man chapter 45Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 181Double Taisei chapter 24Dr. STONE chapter 128The Promised Neverland chapter 156You can find all our episodes on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


New Chapter Chatter - 10/27/19 releases
Oct 29 2019 44 mins  
The Promised Neverland is on break this week but Chainsaw Man pops off severely and we get a double helping of Dr. STONE. We share our queerpinions on:Chainsaw Man chapter 44Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 180Double Taisei chapter 23Dr. STONE chapter 127Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya chapter 1My Hero Academia chapter 248You can find all our episodes on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


Episode 12 - A Picture Worth a Thousand Screams
Oct 24 2019 65 mins  
It's our last episode before Halloween, so naturally we're diving right back into some Junji Ito manga! More specifically we return to the demonic woman herself, Tomie. Her saga continues and introduces demented photographs, murderous ethics committee members, parades of naked Tomies, and more. We share our queerpinions on:Tomie: PhotoTomie: KissTomie: MansionTomie: RevengeTomie: Waterfall BasinYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion is full of spoilers as well, so be mindful of that. Tomie is also very heavy on blood, gore, and violence against women, including sexual violence.


New Chapter Chatter - 10/20/19 releases
Oct 22 2019 42 mins  
What else can we say that is one of the best weeks for Jump in recent memory? Chainsaw Man impresses with a beautiful cover and chapter, Demon Slayer never ceases to punch you in the gut, and The Promised Neverland...well, let's just say it more than makes up for last week. We share our queerpinions on:Chainsaw Man chapter 43Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 179Double Taisei chapter 22Dr. STONE chapter 126My Hero Academia chapter 247The Promised Neverland chapter 155You can find all our episodes on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!Spoiler and content warning: We're a fairly NSFW-podcast that uses reclaimed homophobic slurs. We also spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, fantasy genocide of the humans vs. demons variety, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


New Chapter Chatter - 10/11/19 releases
Oct 15 2019 52 mins  
The good. The bad. The refreshing. The utter nonsense. There’s a little bit of everything this week, for better and for worse. Minor characters continue to tug at our heartstrings in Demon Slayer, Double Taisei is an exercise in great potential with poor execution, and we take issue with the latest Promised Neverland to an unprecedented degree. We share our queerpinions on:Chainsaw Man chapter 42Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 178Double Taisei chapter 21Dr. STONE chapter 125My Hero Academia chapter 246The Promised Neverland chapter 154Spoiler and content warning: We spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, fantasy genocide of the humans vs. demons variety, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


Episode 11 - Rooting for the Demonic Woman
Oct 10 2019 48 mins  
Our countdown to Halloween continues with more discussion of Junji Ito manga. This week we kick off our deep dive into Tomie. It's one hell of a series, and we share our queerpinions on:TomieTomie Part 2: Morita HospitalTomie: BasementTomie as victim, villain, and every archetype under the sunJunji Ito's early artwork and changes in style over timeLotsa disgusting body horrorViolence against women in Tomie, and how said violence is framedYou can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion is full of spoilers as well, so be mindful of that. Tomie is also very heavy on blood, gore, and violence against women, including sexual violence.


New Chapter Chatter - 10/6/19 releases
Oct 08 2019 51 mins  
Our Shonen Jump coverage continues to become more extensive as we add Demon Slayer to our rotation this week. In addition, we discuss Double Taisei's continued descent into the bizarre and why Dr. STONE can't have its cake and eat it too. We share our queerpinions on:Chainsaw Man chapter 41Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba chapter 177Double Taisei chapter 20Dr. STONE chapter 124My Hero Academia chapter 245The Promised Neverland chapter 153This episode is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Spoiler and content warning: We spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, police brutality, suicide, fantasy genocide of the humans vs. demons variety, and sexual objectification/violence against women.


New Chapter Chatter - 9/29/19 releases
Oct 01 2019 33 mins  
It's that time of the week again: time to discuss the good, the bad, and the bizarre of Shonen Jump! This week's The Promised Neverland is literally a bloody mess, Denji makes funny faces in Chainsaw Man, and there was even a chapter that made Alex cry. Listen and find out more as we share our queerpinions on:Chainsaw Man chapter 40Double Taisei chapter 19Dr. STONE chapter 123My Hero Academia chapter 244The Promised Neverland chapter 152This episode is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Spoiler and content warning: We spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, fantasy genocide of the humans vs. demons variety, and sexual objectification of women.


Episode 10 - Gyo No She Betta Don't
Sep 26 2019 60 mins  
We're back back back back back again, this time with our first episode covering horror manga. Specifically, the works of Junji Ito. We talk about the good, the bad, and the just plain bizarre, from a story about a woman wanting to f*** a house to more heartwarming memoirs about cats. We share our queerpinions on:GyoThe Enigma of Amigara FaultFragments of HorrorJunji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & MuTired use of queer-coded villainsInterweaving of supernatural elements and human dramaMan versus natural disastersMan versus demonic women (done well and done poorly)You can find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. The stories included, and by extension our discussions of them, cover topics related to domestic abuse and violence, dissection, body horror, and grieving. We also have a fair amount of spoiler-heavy content at points. We especially don't want readers who haven't read "Whispering Woman" before to have the ending spoiled for them but we also wanted to discuss it. We cover the ending twist from 46:00 to 49:15, so skip over that portion if you haven't read that story yet.


New Chapter Chatter - 9/20/19 releases
Sep 24 2019 36 mins  
It's new chapter discussion time again, and we've got good news and bad news. Good news: We've added Chainsaw Man to the list of manga we're covering every week! Bad news: a lot of the chapters this week are...middling at best. But hey, that gives us plenty to talk about. We share our queerpinions on:Chainsaw Man chapter 39Double Taisei chapter 18Dr. STONE chapter 122The Promised Neverland chapter 151This episode is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!Spoiler and content warning: We spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above. Content-wise, they (and our discussions of them) touch on physical violence, gore, fantasy genocide of the humans vs. demons variety, sexual objectification of women, and some piss-poor handling of gender nonconformity. On a much brighter note, you can hear our adorable pet cat's meow toward the end of the episode.



New Chapter Chatter - 9/13/19 releases
Sep 17 2019 36 mins  
It's new chapter time again, and it's a solid week! Bakugo, Deku, and Todoroki meet up with Endeavor while the demon queen unleashes chaos and Haga is the focus of some great character work. We share our queerpinions on:Double Taisei chapter 17Dr. STONE chapter 121My Hero Academia chapter 243The Promised Neverland chapter 150Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well. This week's discussions bring up topics of sexual assault, threat of rape, gore, and physical violence.


Episode 9 - Unflinchingly Gory Intentional Bone Loss
Sep 12 2019 67 mins  
We're back to Naruto stanning we discuss the Sasuke Retrieval Arc, a.k.a. the Konaha Boys' Road Trip, a.k.a. Shino Still Isn't Invited. This week we share our queerpinions on:Orochimaru's minions, the Sound FourChoji as a character and as a fatphobic problemKimimaro and his disgusting powersNaruto and Gaara's obvious homosexualityThe Sasuke vs. Naruto waterfall fightContent warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion is full of spoilers from the entirety of pre-Shippuden era Naruto. There's also a lot of talk regarding very graphic body horror.


New Chapter Chatter - 9/8/19 releases
Sep 10 2019 38 mins  
It's new chapter discussion time again and this week's crop is a good one...for the most part. My Hero Academia gets festive and Double Taisei continues to pop off while Dr. STONE...well, we get into it. We share our queerpinions on:Double Taisei chapter 16Dr. STONE chapter 120My Hero Academia chapter 242The Promised Neverland chapter 149Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well.


New Chapter Chatter – 9/1/19 releases
Sep 06 2019 32 mins  
We’re back with more Shonen Jump reactions this week, and it’s a good bunch of chapters! Double Taisei leans into camp and experiments artistically while My Hero Academia stops being My Villain Academia. We share our queerpinions on:Double Taisei chapter 15Dr. STONE chapter 119My Hero Academia chapter 241The Promised Neverland chapter 148Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well.


Episode 8 – Our Lady of Giant Slugs
Sep 06 2019 49 mins  
Are you ready for another heaping helping of Naruto discussion? We sure hope so since that’s what we’ve got for you this week! Operation Destroy Konoha is over, and the time has come for the Village Hidden in the Leaves to select its Fifth Hokage. We share our queerpinions on:Kisame HoshigakiTsunade and the complicated nature of her agencySasuke, Itachi, and general Uchiha dramaKishimoto’s stylized renderings of GenjutsuNaruto’s relationships with Tsuande and JiraiyaThe Tsunade/Orochimaru/Jiraiya/daikaiju smackdownSpoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. This week, our spoiler-heavy discussion goes up through the conclusion of the Search for Tsunade arc.


New Chapter Chatter – 8/25/19 releases
Sep 06 2019 34 mins  
New week, new chapters! We’re back to discuss the latest happenings in Weekly Shonen Jump, and boy do things get…questionable. There’s a lot of good and a lot of just plain “What?” this week. We share our queerpinions on:Dr. STONE chapter 118Double Taisei chapter 14My Hero Academia chapter 240The Promised Neverland chapter 147Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well.


New Chapter Chatter – 8/18/19 releases
Sep 06 2019 32 mins  
Jump is back this week and so are we! We resume our discussions of the three series we’ve been following, as well as add Dr. STONE to our rotation. We share our queerpinions on:Dr. STONE chapter 117Double Taisei chapter 13My Hero Academia chapter 239The Promised Neverland chapter 146Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well.


Episode 7 – Lions, a Boar Prince, and Deer, Oh My!
Sep 06 2019 56 mins  
It’s our first videogame-centric episode! This week we talk about our first impressions of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. We share our queerpinions on:Our respective houses, Golden Deer and Blue LionsClaude, Dimitri, and what you see not always being what you getHow lovable all the student characters are (except for Ingrid)The game’s social link system and time mechanicsSylvain and how to responsibly incorporate characters like him in fictionContent warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Spoiler-wise we don’t discuss much that isn’t already evident from the game’s trailers, promos, and first ten-ish hours of gameplay.


New Chapter Chatter – 8/4/19 releases
Sep 06 2019 31 mins  
New week, new Jump! We share our queerpinions on:My Hero Academia chapter 238Double Taisei chapter 12The Promised Neverland chapter 145F-Ken (One-shot)Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well.


Episode 6 – Gaara of the Emotionally Devastating Character Arc
Sep 06 2019 72 mins  
We’re back back back back back again with our second Naruto episode! We pick back up where we left off in the Chunin exam and deep dive into our feelings, featuring our queerpinions on:Temari, Kankuro, Shikamaru, and the Third HokageGaara, Gaara, and more GaaraThe OG stunt queen OrochimaruShukaku’s designThe Sasuke vs. Gaara duelBeautiful parallels in composition and charactersAn intense, edgy narrative that actually worksMore GaaraContent warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Spoiler-wise we cover up through the end of the Chunin exam arc and the Naruto/Gaara battle. More or less, we discuss everything prior to the Tsunade retrieval arc.



New Chapter Chatter – 7/28/19 releases
Sep 06 2019 28 mins  
It’s another new week, which means we have another batch of Shonen Jump chapters to discuss! We share our queerpinions on:Double Taisei chapter 11The Promised Neverland chapter 144My Hero Academia chapter 237Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well.Content blessing: If you listen closely, you can hear our cat meow at one point during the audio.


New Chapter Chatter – 7/21/19 releases
Sep 06 2019 30 mins  
We’re back with more New Chapter Chatter, where we share our reactions to the latest installments of the Shonen Jump manga we’re both following. This week we share our queerpinions on:Double Taisei chapter 10My Hero Academia chapter 236The Promised Neverland chapter 143Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well. Basically, if you want to experience the story for yourself, save listening until you’ve caught up. Content-wise, it’s also worth noting that the chapters featured (and by extension our discussion of them) feature talk about genocide, abuse and abusers, and gory death. This was far from a week of lighthearted reads.


Episode 5 – Our Blue Sky Dreams at Dusk
Sep 06 2019 51 mins  
It’s a queer manga celebration as we discuss two recent series about young queer people just trying to find their place in the world. We share our queerpinions on:Yuhki Kamatani’s Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami TasogareKamatani’s stunning imageryPlatonic relationships between queer people in mediaOkura and Coma Hashii’s That Blue Sky FeelingNuanced representations of high school queernessRelatable queer narratives and charactersContent warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this week is fairly spoiler-heavy as usual, and covers volume one of Our Dreams at Dusk and both volumes one and two of That Blue Sky Feeling.


New Chapter Chatter – 7/12/19 releases
Sep 06 2019 37 mins  
It’s the debut episode of our sideshow, New Chapter Chatter! We’ll be bringing you our reactions to each week’s new installments of the Shonen Jump manga we’re both following. This week we share our queerpinions on:Double Taisei chapter 9My Hero Academia chapter 235The Promised Neverland chapter 142Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we spoil the hell out of all the chapters listed above and discuss prior events in the series as well. Basically, if you want to experience the story for yourself, save listening until you’ve caught up.


Episode 4 - Canonically Queer Turtle Butt Demons
Sep 06 2019 46 mins  
We’re back with another new episode, and this time we’re discussing what’s unquestionably going to be our anime of the year: Sarazanmai! Plus, we have our first guest, Karla, on the show to join us on our yokai feelings train. We share our queerpinions on:SarazanmaiKappasGay otter copsTropes of disability in mediaEffective foreshadowingThe “bury your gays” tropeThe theme music (spoiler warning: it slaps)Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Also, we discuss the entirety of Sarazanmai, up through and including its literal ending credits, so don’t listen until you’re ready to have literally everything spoiled.


Episode 3 - Go For It, Syundei! ...Sometimes.
Sep 06 2019 52 mins  
It’s our first boys’ love episode! Specifically, we’re discussing two works by the mangaka Syundei. This week we share our queerpinions on:Valid and invalid criticisms of yaoi as a genreGo For It, Nakamura!Sea creatures as metaphors for the queer experienceGay love stories with and sans traumaTotal Eclipse of the Eternal HeartExploitative handling of serious subject matterContent warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast and this episode includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. This episode in particular includes discussion of a manga which contains sexual abuse, particularly that of a child by an adult. It is impossible to discuss this manga without discussing the abuse used in the story and while we do not graphically describe any scenes in particular, those wanting to avoid discussion of this kind of topic should stop listening around 32:19. We very clearly note when we are transitioning from discussing one manga to the one in question and say when to head out, but we wanted to post a timestamp here as well. As usual, we also spoil the hell out of both books discussed.


Episode 2 - Detective Pikachu, I Choose You!
Sep 06 2019 41 mins  
Pokémon creatures!!!This week, the topic is Detective Pikachu! We share our queerpinions on:Our introductions into the world of Pokémon.Whether or not Mewtwo was represented as the thicc legend they are.Pokémon as fateful representations of our trauma.The movie’s troubling politics surrounding people who use wheelchairs.Tuning out Ryan Reynolds’ voice while tearing up in awe of real Pokémon on screen!Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast and this episode includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. As with our Naruto episode, this podcast is full of spoilers!


Episode 1 - The Exciting Ninja Comic Naruto
Sep 06 2019 57 mins  
We’re here, we’re queer for Kakashi, get used to it.It’s our debut episode, and the topic this week is Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto. We share our queerpinions on:Naruto in generalHinata and Neji’s clan politicsGaara as Cool™ and subversion of Cool™Sakura’s character arc or lack thereofHaku, Zabuza, and the Land of Waves arcMight Guy and Rock Lee’s hairJiraiya as Diet MinetaWeird, wild, and wonderful frogs and slugsWhether or not Naruto passes the Bechdel Test, and if so, with what scoreContent warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast and this episode includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Plot-wise we don’t dive too deeply into much after the Pain arc, but we still spoil the hell out of early-to-mid Naruto.


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