Episode 23: X – Guardians

Lucy and Robin dive into volume X volume 5…coming atcha from the past. Before con closures, shelter-in-place mandates, and “social distancing.” 

(Note: we’re both sick in this episode, but it was recorded before COVID-19 made it to the US…we’re both fine now!)

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

Episode 22: X – Seals & Angels

Lucy and Robin fight past colds and con crud to discuss vol. 4 of X! We learn a little bit more about all this destiny stuff…as well as just how much we still don’t know.

(Note: we’re both sick in this episode, but it was recorded about a month ago, before COVID-19 made it to the US…we’re both fine now!)

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

Episode 21: X – Pieces Fall Together

Our journey through X continues as Lucy and Robin tackle Volume 3…many new and familiar faces are starting to come together, but there are so many questions still unanswered.

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

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Episode 20: X – Visions & Memories

Lucy and Robin tackle volume 2 of X, as things get darker and gorier in the span of just a few quick hours of story-time.

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

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Episode 19: X – The Beginnning of the End

At long last, our heroes make it to one of their favorite CLAMP series: X! They’ll laugh, they’ll cry…well, mostly they’ll reminisce about high school and talk about the end of the world. Join Lucy and Robin this week as they begin their X discussion with volume 1.

CW: blood, gore, death, and other grisly things. Also a potentially glib/dark humor approach to grim subjects.

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Here’s the interview we mention in the episode, made available on Chibi Yuuto’s wonderful website!

Here’s a link to the podcast Headlong: Surviving Y2K on Spotify, which Robin recommends if you want to know more about panic in the leadup to the millennium.

And finally, follow Robin’s twitter account to cheer her on as she finished the last pages of her graphic novel! (You can also follow Lucy for occasional rambling about pop culture and being back in school)

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Episode 17: Shirahime Syo – Tears Like Snow

We end the year with an atmospheric, lovely little collection of tales, Shirahime Syo: Snow Goddess Tales. Have a great holidays! Lucy and Robin will return in 2020 to dive into, among other things, X!

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Episode 16: Legend of Chun Hyang – The Epic That Might Have Been

If you loved RG Veda, you’ll probably love Chun Hyang…and be as sad as we were that there was only one volume. Join Lucy and Robin as they take a look into the epic CLAMP fantasy that never really got off the ground.

CW: some gore, death, assault, and violence.

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Episode 14: CLAMP School Detectives – Tea for Three

It’s another day on the CLAMP campus, with a whole array of damsels in need of some dashing detectives. Lucy and Robin discuss Clamp School Detectives volumes 2 and 3!

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CW: discussion of Nazi imagery and Imperial Japanese Army imagery.

Here’s a link to the fabulous Chibi Yuuto’s Youtube page.

And here’s that article on burnout from Anime Feminist.

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Episode 13: CLAMP School Detectives – Chivalry & Splendor

With a school this spectacular, any unhappiness is a horrible crime, and the CLAMP School Detectives are here to save the day! Lucy and Robin dig into the charming series that brought so many CLAMP stories together (long before Tsubasa).

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Here’s a link to the CLAMP no Kiseki interview we cited a few times in the episode, provided by the wonderful Chibi Yuuto.

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Episode 12: Duklyon CLAMP School Defenders – Fight On!

Get ready for one of CLAMP’s most exciting, most heroic, most high-energy teams: Duklyon! Lucy and Robin take a look at one of Clamp’s lesser-known series, in this delightful sentai send-up.

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Here’s a link to the CLAMP no Kiseki interview we cited a few times in the episode, provided by the wonderful Chibi Yuuto.

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