Hana-Kimi Pt. 1 (with Ashley Hawkins)
Covers volumes 1–8 of HANA-KIMI by Hisaya Nakajo.
We're throwing back and throwing down with a big-time, gender-bending shojo classic: HANA-KIMI, aka, the precursor to OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB. Mizuki Ashiya moves all the way from America to Japan, in high school, without express permission from her parents, just to be with her favorite high-jumper, Izumi Sano, a boy she's never met. Even better: She has to disguise that she's a girl so she can attend Sano's all-boys school. Who approved this premise? We don't know, but we do know it is full of good boys. Come listen if you love hijinks and dogs and stereotypes about gender (and America, too).
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...
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...
Covers all of RG VEDA by CLAMP.
This hyper-violent fantasy series was CLAMP's first traditionally published work — and it shows. Shojo & Tell host Ashley and her boytoy Asher talk about the highs and lows of this high-concept series about destiny and the power of love (what else is new?)....