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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 46 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
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 7 volumes of AN INCURABLE CASE OF LOVE by Maki Enjoji. We're back with a cute josei series! It's like GREY'S ANATOMY, but with a more contained cast and a lot more sexual harassment from the patients. Sakura has had a crush on Dr. Tendo since she saw him save a stranger in the...
Published 10/10/21
Covers volumes 16–23 of HANA-KIMI by Hisaya Nakajo. Welcome back for the final HANA-KIMI episode! The Ashleys are back to discuss how wild this ride has been: The strange results of the final character poll, what the series says about gender, how it compares to other gender-bending series, and...
Published 09/08/21
Covers volumes 9–15 of HANA-KIMI by Hisaya Nakajo. Welcome back to Osaka High and the middle third of HANA-KIMI. Shojo and Tell host Ashley is joined by Manga Librarian Ashley to talk about all the hijinks that ensued here. What’s the tone? Gil’s still here?! How can Mizuki assume Sano doesn’t...
Published 08/19/21
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