Covers volumes 10-18 of Fushigi Yugi by Yu Watase
We’re back to talk about the strange saga of Fushigi Yugi’s ending and how Tamahome became Taka, or Taka was always Taka but he allowed Tamahome to exist, one’s a shadow, something like that. Just trust us on this one. Ashley, Caitlin, and Jess also discuss how Miaka and Yui have matured after one of them was consumed by a dragon god (oh, they also graduated middle school), how a young Yu Watase may have been underestimating the power of shojo manga, and, most importantly, everybody weighs in on which of the Celestial Warriors has the best hair.
- Fushigi Yugi (and Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden) is available from Viz Media’s Shojo Beat line
- Fushigi Yugi: Byakko Senki is currently running in Japan
- Request Viz to pick up Byakko Senki
- So here’s why Ashley butchered Caitlin’s intro: Ashley’s partner Jeff (who works at Viz) has a sibling who had a blog called Heroine Sheik, and Caitlin runs a site called I Have a Heroine Problem (link below), and Ashley’s brain conflated those two and then her mouth said the wrong thing. So there you go.
- Watase’s negative experiences with her editor working on Arata: The Legend
- The Byakko warrior whose name we couldn’t remember was Tokaki
- Anime Feminist also did watchalong podcasts for the FY anime if you need more FY talk
- Outro song: “Itoshii Hito no Tame ni” by Akemi Sato (Fushigi Yugi opening theme), which you can buy in Japanese iTunes
- Follow Caitlin on Twitter @alltsun_nodere
- Check out Caitlin’s blog, I Have a Heroine Problem
- Find Caitlin’s writings on Anime Feminist
- Follow Shojo & Tell on Twitter @shojoandtell
- Follow Shojo & Tell on Instagram @shojoandtell
- Follow Ashley on Twitter @AshMcD00
Comments, questions, concerns? Need to gush about your OTP? Want to tell us who you think has the best hair? Email shojoandtell [at] gmail.com or simply leave a comment on the episode page.