Anime: The Gender Blender

Originally published at: https://otaku.geektherapy.com/2020/07/29/anime-the-gender-blender/

Gian starts a discussion about the diverse representation of gender identities in anime. Special Guest Link Keller joins us to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly about the way anime has represented gender through the ages. We discuss Gender Nonconformance, Transgender, Non-binary identity and much more. Anime has featured characters of diverse gender identities years before western animation has caught on to the idea of gender diversity.

Talking Points: Gender Identity, Gender norms, Biological Sex, Transgender, Non-Binary.

Anime Mentioned: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Ouran Highschool Hosts club, Fruits Basket, Evangelion, Kino’s Journey, A Silent Voice, Ranma 1/2, Steins:Gate, Tokyo Ghoul, Wandering Son, My Hero Academia.

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