Just in time for the turkey day itself, LGBThanksgiving continues with another special interview!
We’ve spotlighted manga localizers before, but on this episode we’re excited to host on the show someone who’s making their own manga, and has been doing great work sharing theirs and others’ diverse voices and perspectives by producing manga, animation, blog posts, analysis videos, interviews, merchandise and apparel, and so much more!
Jaqueline-Elizabeth “Jax” Cottrell is the digital content strategist for Noir Caeser Entertainment and one of the most amazingly prolific and multi-talented people in anime fandom! Jax joins us to chat about their journey from fan to professional, sharing their background as an anime fan, how they got started with Noir Ceaser, and their new manga – Hanakotoba: The Language of Flowers! They also share their thoughts on the Black anime community, making spaces for Black fans and creators, and the importance of authentic and accurate representation. Plus, we chat about Jax’s phenomenal video essays, the extensive research they did while writing Hanakotoba, their journey into voice-acting – and again, so much more!
00:22 – Intro
01:44 – Introducing Jax and their background
13:37 – Jax’s Fandom and Career History
25:50 – The Black Anime Community
32:15 – Making Spaces for Black Fans and Creators
41:40 – Noir Caeser’s Upcoming Projects
45:17 – Hanakotoba: The Language of Flowers
1:12:10 – The Importance of Authentic, Accurate Representation
1:21:14 – Jax’s Personal Aspirations
1:33:15 – Jax’s Plugs
1:35:30 – Community Shout-Outs
- Noir Caeser Youtube Channel
- Forbes interview with Arthell Isom
- D’art Shtajio Youtube Channel
- Black Manga Critic’s Dorohedoro Watchalong Fundraiser Streams for Books Beyond Bars
- How Black Creatives are Influencing the Anime Fandom
- Does Representation Matter in Voice Acting
- Gatekeeping of Megan Thee Stallion & Black Women in Anime Fandom circles
- But Why Tho? Interview with Sofia Alexander
- Onyx Equinox Companion Podcast
- 3 Things to Know Before Onyx Equinox
- Onyx Equinox Review from Lizzie Visitante
- Toonami Faithful’s Maxime Simonet interview
- Gemusetto Rewatchu Picchu
- Bloodfeast, Finale Retrospective
- Bloodfeast Linear Episode Archives
- Fan Fiction Showdown. Episode on DBZ
- Development Meeting – w/Eric Andre, w/Genndy & Lazzo, & The Final Episode
- AS Streams Archive Spreadsheet
- Bloodfeast & Fishcenter Highlights Youtube Channel
- Adult Swim Podcast
1:51:58 – Wrap-Up
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- Follow Jax on Twitter and find all their work here!
- Look out for and read Hanakotoba: The Language of Flowers!
- Watch Jax’s Video Essays on Youtube and Hentai Reviews on OnlyFans!
- Check out Noir Caeser Entertainment!