Episode 36: X vol. 16 – The Fall of Babylon

Lucy and Robin discuss X volume 16. When Subaru and Seishiro meet on Rainbow Bridge, the result is something fans are still reckoning with to this day.

CW: emotional abuse, suicidal ideation, blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 35: X vol. 15 – The Outside World

Lucy and Robin work their way through X volume 15, where we finally learn about Kakyo’s past…and see a familiar face.

CW: suicidal ideation, blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 34: X vol. 14 – The Other Face

Lucy and Robin discuss X volume 14, where the systematic destruction of Tokyo continues, and we learn that someone has a side we’re not seeing…

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Catch Us on Shojo & Tell!

This summer, we were privileged to be able to guest on one of our favorite podcasts, Shojo & Tell! Join us and Ashley as we discuss Paradise Kiss.

Although obviously not by CLAMP, Paradise Kiss was especially meaningful to a young Lucy and Robin, as we headed toward art school, cosplay, jobs in the clothing industry, and artsy adulthoods.

Listen to the episode online here, or hey, look for Shojo & Tell in your app of choice, and add it to your podcast rotation! Ashley and her guests cover a ton of awesome series—you won’t be sorry!

Episode 33: X vol. 13 – Late

Lucy and Robin dive into volume 13 of X, as the two sides clash and some old friends are lost.

CW: child abuse, blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 32: X vol. 12 – Wishes

Lucy and Robin dive into volume 12 of X, as a battle rages for the Sunshine 60 building.

Here’s a link to our reading list for the year!

CW: eye trauma, blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 31: X vol. 11 – Just Breathe

Lucy and Robin dive into volume 11 of X. Everyone enjoys a moment of downtime as they prepare for the battle to come, and for some reason that hurts even more.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Episode 30: X vol. 10 – Undecided

Lucy and Robin discuss X, volume 10, as the two sides finally gather, and we start getting some answers about Kamui’s destiny, and the events of the past.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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Reading List – The Year of X

We’ve mentioned this elsewhere, but after running a poll on Twitter, we’ve decided to push through to the end of X instead of pausing for Rayearth (and other series released during its early run). We’re too far in to turn back now, and X feels like a good series for the very dark and very depressing year that is 2020. We’ll save the lighter stuff for 2021, when either things will be better, or we’ll be in even more need of a light pick-me-up.

Nothing is set in stone, but here’s a quick road-map for the year ahead!

July
X volumes 9 and 10

August
X volumes 11 and 12

September
X volumes 13 and 14

October
X volumes 15 and 16

November
X volumes 17 and 18

December
X anime, etc.

Episode 29: X vol. 9 – Hiding

We return to the X manga with volume 9…in the aftermath of Kamui’s decision, he is left processing death and betrayal, turning inward to run from this horrible new reality.

CW: blood, gore, death, assault, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects. We joke about death a lot (it’s one of those laugh-so-you-don’t-cry things).

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