Remember when I said I was working on a Fushigi Yugi-related project with Anime Feminist? Yeah, that’s still a thing.
As part of our weekly Chatty AF podcast, I’ve been going through the series a few episodes at a time with my dear friends Dee and Vrai. We’re several episodes deep, and it was great fun to go back and revisit the series’ highs as well as its lows with… well, one person who loved it just as much as I did, and another whose feelings are a little more ambivalent.
It really has given me new perspective on the series, and a lot of appreciation for what the series did well. The cast is full of lovable lunkheads who I actually have retained a lot of affection for, and the romance is much better-handled than I remembered.
Nuriko still deserved better.