Just when you thought you polished off the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers, LGBThanksgiving concludes with one last juicy podcast stuffed full of queer manga goodness! Hope you’re hungry, because this is a big one – our retrospective of the defining yuri manga of the 2010’s, Kase-san

We couldn’t digest a series this savory by ourselves, so we invited on some yuri connoisseurs to help us devour all the gay girly goodness – TomoChoco hosts Kit and Sarah and returning guest Erica Friedman, founder of Okazu and Yuricon! Together we feast on the wonderful bounty of yuri loveliness Kase-san provides, including its resilient publication history, the sweet relationship of its central couple, its mature exploration of their libidos , how it boldly graduates them from high school to college, and so much more! Though, we also go on many tangents too, discussing an assortment of sorta related things like how much better Tokyo’s transit is compared to New York’s, the best anime to watch at the gym, dubs vs. subs, and other random things! But we mostly keep it on track to talk about Kase, and everything we love about this trailblazing, decade-spanning yuri staple! 

And with all that said, this podcast brings us to the end of LGBThanksgiving! I apologize for the delay on this last installment – I didn’t mean for it to release this half-way into December instead of the end of November, but like I said last time, sometimes it’s good to let Thanksgiving bleed into Christmas rather than the other way around for once. But I want to give my big hearty thanks to all our wonderful guests these past few episodes – Jocelyne Allen, Anne Ishii, Jax Cottrell, Kit, Sarah, and Erica – and a big thank you to all our listeners for enjoying our conversations with them! We definitely plan to cover a lot more queer manga on the show next year, so look forward to having another gay old time with us on more queer occasions in the future! 


PODCAST BREAKDOWN:

00:22 – Intro

04:08 – Kase-san Retrospective

1:49:30 – Community Shout-Outs!

1:56:12 – Wrap-Up 

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Music Featured:

Hanako Oku – “Kimi no Egao (album ver.)”
Minami Takashima & Ayane Sakura – “Asu e no Tobira” 

About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.