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Ashley McDonnell
Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast
A manga discussion podcast focusing on shojo (and josei!) series that make your heart go doki-doki. Covering classics like CLAMP’s “Cardcaptor Sakura” and Yuu Watase’s “Fushigi Yuugi” to newer favorites like Kazune Kawahara’s “My Love Story!!” and Hiro Fujiwara’s “Maid Sama!” Shojo & Tell host Ashley McDonnell discusses one series per episode with a rotating shojo superfan. (And sometimes, a shoujo superfan.) Shojo [or shoujo] manga: Japanese comics made for young women. A breath of fresh air after reading 72 volumes of “Naruto.” The underappreciated sibling of all those same-y...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 45 ratings
I love this podcast!
Really good podcast about shoujo manga! It goes into detail about the series as well as their thoughts on it. I normally don’t analyze manga, so they have some takes that I never would have thought about. I highly recommend!
snowdon.317 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/29/20
Best Shojo manga podcast
I love old school anime but found this podcast to learn about Shojo manga. The episodes with Asher are really funny and so fun to listen to. I have actually never read a Shojo manga before but I love listening to these episodes and get so much out of the summaries.
NateFreedman via Apple Podcasts · Taiwan · 12/27/20
Idannotamago
Always delightful to hear this podcast even if you hadn't read the manga they’re discussing (I didn't read Haruka, threre’s a shocker). Also love the analysis of shojo manga through the LGBTQ lens because manga rarely has the best track record of that, and it’s important to hear that voice.Read full review »
idannotamago via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 07/31/20
Recent Episodes
Covers all of EARTHIAN by Yun Kouga. Anime Feminist writer Vrai Kaiser joins Shojo & Tell host Ashley to discuss this late 1980s boys' love hot mess of a manga. EARTHIAN starts off as a sort of mashup between PET SHOP OF HORRORS and THE GOOD PLACE and ends somewhere way, way off from that....
Published 06/17/21
Covers volumes 8–14 of WAITING FOR SPRING by Anashin. We’re back to talk about the second half of WAITING FOR SPRING, aka, Girly Kuroko's Basketball. Kelly and Ashley discuss how Towa and Aya are in a philosophical fight over what strength is, how well-handled Ryuji and Nana's relationship is,...
Published 05/20/21
Covers volumes 1–7 of WAITING FOR SPRING by Anashin. The wait is finally over! We're FINALLY talking about the basketball boys! WAITING FOR SPRING is one of the most wholesome shojo series around and will have you smiling like a fool. Librarian Kelly and Shojo & Tell host Ashley discuss why...
Published 04/22/21
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