On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum bring on yuri scholar and founder of Okazu, Erica Friedman, to discuss My Solo Exchange Diary! A two volume autobiographical manga from Nagata Kabi that is also a follow up to her previously released My Lesbian Experiece With Loneliness, which we also covered on the podcast back in 2017! We have a very open discussion about how the success of Kabi’s works in the west have made it possible for other autobiographical manga to be picked up, as well as how that success has contributed to Kabi’s life and work both positively and negatively.
This discussion was originally posted exclusively on our Patreon a year ago, which we decided to make available publicly not only to give listeners a peek at what we have to offer for potential patrons, but to also celebrate the release of Nagata Kabi’s latest work, My Alcoholic Escape From Reality, of which we will also be releasing a podcast about on our Patreon at the end of this month! So if you enjoyed this discussion, be sure sign up soon to listen to it when its out! Until then, enjoy the episode!
00:00 – Intro/Patron Shout Out & Other Patreon Stuff
15:33 – Top Selling Manga Series in the First Half of 2021
33:36 – Top Selling Light Novels in the First Half of 2021
37:13 – May 2021 Bookscan List
42:48 – Dramatic Increase in Manga Sales Over the Past Year
48:26 – My Solo Exchange Diary Discussion
2:17:51 – A Lot of Community Shout-Outs!:
- Marion’s Bo-Bobo Article on Toonami Faithful
- Absorbent and Yellow Podcast episode on The Nasty Patty/The Idiot Box
- Once Again, Subscribe to Bruce Leslie on Youtube
- Braxton’s Gintama Blind Review Video
- Latest Shonen Jump Podcast /w Deb Aoki
- Toonriffic Tariq’s Analysis of Hip-Hop in Animation
- Dan Murrell’s Demon Slayer Review
- She’s Fighting for Him: Black Clover and Battle Shonen’s Male-centrism from AnimeFeminist
- Mangasplaining Episode about Naruto
- Lupin III tribute animation by Tara Billinger & Zach Bellissimo
- Rumiko Takahashi’s Twitter
- Marion’s Guide to Recent English Shogakukan Manga Releases
- Marion’s Berserk Retrospective
- Dark Horse’s Kentaro Miura Tribute
- NPR’s Kentaro Miura retrospective
- But Why Tho’s Kentaro Miura tribute
- Peter Fobian’s Bersek Retrospective
- Sailor Moon Got Me Into this Business and I’m Exhausted
- #Free Palestine Resources via AniFem
- Trevor Project Page for Zac Bertschy
2:56:09 – Wrap-Up
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- Support us on Patreon!
- Find us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts!
- Solo Exchange Diary is available both digitally and in print
- As well as My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (Digital/Print)
- And My Alcoholic Escape From Reality (Digital/Print)
- Read Lum’s Review of My Alcoholic Escape From Reality
- Follow Erica on Twitter
- Visit her blog at Okazu
- Support Erica on Patreon
- Erica’s post about Nagata Kabi’s works
- Find more autobio comics and manga via GraphicMedicine.org
- Nagata Kabi’s pixiv page
- Our original LGBT manga podcast
- Listen to the first episode of the SSAA Podcast’s Great Aquarion Rewatch!
- Listen to Lum’s latest appearances on the Toonami Faithful Podcast’s JoJo and Black Clover episodes!