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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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 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 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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