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Welcome to Read Right-to-Left: a manga podcast from two fans hoping to discuss, celebrate and criticize the many, many things we read in our favorite hobby! (With a little fangirling thrown in the mix, too!!)

Find us on YouTube: https://youtu.be/q9GZh8ja0ng

Read Right to Left Simply Gee

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Welcome to Read Right-to-Left: a manga podcast from two fans hoping to discuss, celebrate and criticize the many, many things we read in our favorite hobby! (With a little fangirling thrown in the mix, too!!)

Find us on YouTube: https://youtu.be/q9GZh8ja0ng

    Episode 23: 5 Volumes or Less

    Episode 23: 5 Volumes or Less

    Sometimes you just want something short and sweet to read, without flipping through dozens upon dozens of chapters. Enough story to really sink your teeth into, but not so much it outstays its welcome! So for this month, we're spotlight manga that conclude at five volumes or fewer. From spunky Shonen Jump fare, to weighty personal dramas, join us on uncovering a few titles that you might've missed!!



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    • 1 u. 41 min.
    Episode 22: Comedy Manga

    Episode 22: Comedy Manga

    April is for fools, so be sure to join Gee and Ray for this episode as we talk about the huge range of comedy manga! From gag series to 4-panel, sitcoms and the bizarre, humor can come in all types---but some is definitely more effective than others! Are poop jokes the peak of comedy, or overly crass? Just how many times can the same joke be told before it's dead?? We talk about series new and old, popular and forgotten, whilst answering all your questions!!



    Follow Ray on her channel Whimsical Pictures and Twitter

    And if you can't get enough of me, Gee, be sure to follow me on Twitter

    • 1 u. 35 min.
    Episode 21: Fumi Yoshinaga

    Episode 21: Fumi Yoshinaga

    This month we're spotlighting Gee's favourite mangaka: Fumi Yoshinaga!! From her humble beginnings as a BL artist, to the critically acclaimed Ooku: The Inner Chambers, All My Darling Daughters and What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Yoshinaga has spent her career writing beautifully imperfect characters, struggling, surviving and thriving in their lives. With her adoration of food, love of historical settings, and biting wit, there's a lot to love with her work. So join us as we discuss the many, many wonderful stories Yoshinaga has shared.



    Follow Ray on her channel Whimsical Pictures and Twitter

    And if you can't get enough of me, Gee, be sure to follow me on Twitter

    • 2 uur 30 min.
    Episode 20: Josei Manga

    Episode 20: Josei Manga

    February is here, and Ray and I are talking about the josei demographic! We're answering your questions about manga for women, and the many amazing series we've gotten in English over the years. From Princess Jellyfish to Haru's Curse, come discover your favourite new series about women being women (and everything that entails!!)

    Series mentioned in this episode: Princess Jellyfish, Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist's Journey, Haru's Curse, My Broken Mariko, Ooku, My Darling Daughters, pink, Helter Skelter: Fashion Unforward, In Clothes Called Fat, Sakuran, Buffalo 5 Girls, Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen, Everybody's Getting Married, Between the Sheets, Descending Stories, Phantom Tales of the Night, Chihayafuru, Maiden Railways, Perfect World & Sweat and Soap



    Follow Ray on her channel Whimsical Pictures and Twitter

    And if you can't get enough of me, Gee, be sure to follow me on Twitter

    • 2 uur 7 min.
    Episode 19: Land of the Lustrous

    Episode 19: Land of the Lustrous

    Phosphophyllite is a little ditzy and direct, and wants nothing more to fight against the violent Lunarians who come to Earth to capture them and their friends. Unfortunately, Phos isn't that tough, literally, and can shatter under a strong breeze if not careful. So, under the direction of ever-calm Kongo-sensei, Phos starts writing a natural history of the land, which quickly steers them off course into learning the vast secrets of life for the Lustrous, and the truth behind the never-ending feud with the Lunarians. What happens when rocks have feelings? What truly makes us human? Welcome to this sensational sci-fi seinen series, where Haruko Ichikawa asks the existential, Land of the Lustrous. 

    Joining us this episode is our wonderful guest Tales, to help us start the new year the best we can!!



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    • 2 uur 38 min.
    Episode 18.5: Honorable Mentions

    Episode 18.5: Honorable Mentions

    There were just SO many exciting new books to talk about this year, so  we've put together just a few of our favourites that didn't quite make  the list. All of these are still wonderful and worth the read!  

    In this podcast we talk about:


    Blue Flag
    Perfect World  -  read AnimeFeminist's article on the series' handling of disability here
    A Sign of Affection
    Cherry Magic! 30 Years of Virginity Makes You a Wizard?!
    Liquor & Cigarettes
    The Conditions of Paradise
    Our Teachers Are Dating
    Wave, Listen to Me
    Heaven's Design Team
    Chainsaw Man
    BL Metamorphosis
    Love Me For Who I Am   

    And also mention:


    Maison Ikkoku / Mermaid Saga
    Blue Giant
    BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
    Kageki Shojo!
    Soul Eater: The Perfect Edition
    Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
    The Apothecary Diaries



    Follow Ray on her channel Whimsical Pictures and Twitter

    And if you can't get enough of me, Gee, be sure to follow me on Twitter

    • 54 min.

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