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Feb 24, 2019

This time the hosts review two series adapted from a much older source material.

First, John talks about the comedic interpreation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet called Boarding School Juliet, and why that show did a surprisingly good job at delivering a fun spin on the storied tale. Then he and CC discuss the adaption of 1985's gritty crime drama Manga Banana Fish, and try to nail down why, after a strong start, that series falls completely apart by the end.

 

Reviews:

Boarding School Juliet (1:20)

Banana Fish (21:52)

 

Related Links:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-07-24/.134627

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/this-week-in-anime/2018-09-04/.136312

https://www.animefeminist.com/interview-japanese-lgbtq-fans-talk-about-the-legacy-of-banana-fish/

https://www.animefeminist.com/history-banana-fish-and-the-real-world-racial-politics-of-1980s-america/

 

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