This week on Fujoshi O'Clock:
- Otaku Champloo has posted lessons from Australia's Manga Futures, a scholarly manga conference, that are centered around gender/sexuality questions and how they play in Japanese culture and writing as well as the role of participants in fandom.
- ふう子 at Hazukashii Kedo looks at two recent BL manga titles available in Japanese: Himitsu, Hitohira by Kawamura Ayano (a volume of related shorts) and Hidamari ga Kikoeru by Fumino Yuki (in which a college student falls for his hearing impaired classmate).
- A roundtable of bloggers at MangaBlog discuss their favorite food manga, since the U.S. Thanksgiving was this week, and Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? and its handling of food culture and gay life in modern Japan receives a lot of love and praise.
- Discotek Media announced their latest slate of anime licenses and rescues, most of them scheduled for release in 2015. One of them is Descendants of Darkness/Yami no Matsuei, a classic BL-flavored supernatural series about shinigami who work in an office.
- Slightly Biased Manga's Connie reviews the first Embracing Love omnibus by Youka Nitta. It is being re-released in bulk books through Viz's SuBLime imprint. She also reviews volume 2 of Castle Mango by Narise Konohara, a current DMP release.
- s.e. smith at this ain't livin' reviews Wandering Son volume 1 by Takako Shimura, one of the few manga series with trans characters available in English.
- Animation Scoops reviews Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, an anthology filled with various bara artists/authors, including Gengoroh Tagame and Takeshi Matsu.
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