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El Gee Bee Tee

by Zac Bertschy & Jacob Chapman,

ANNCast Episode 285: El Gee Bee Tee

Zac and Jacob are joined by an all-star panel including Erica Friedman of Okazu, Jason Thompson, creator of Mangaka and film critic Valerie Complex to chat about LGBT representation in anime and manga, what works, what doesn't, and if things are getting better.

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NSFW Language Warning: A little!

Unhelpful, Inadequate ANNCast Episode 282 Breakdown

00:30 Erica Friedman, Jason Thompson and Valerie Complex introduction and the first time we noticed LGBT characters in anime

20:08 People won't ever shut up about Utena, and with good cause

26:03 Bad representation, pet peeves

01:00:00 Yuri!!! on Ice, of course

And that's it! We'll see you all next time!

Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to zac@animenewsnetwork dot com!

Theme Song: "Bucharest" by The New Division. Check them out on iTunes!

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