Pride month is about to end, so we invited special guest Kate Sanchez of But Why Tho? to join Travis Hymas and Ally Johnson for a discussion on all things Boys Love (BL) and general queer romances you can find in manga and anime across all kinds of genres. Our panel covers a lot of the false preconceptions people have about Boys Love, particularly when it comes to official translations and its popularity in Japan and Korea, plus how it’s continuing to resonate with western audiences. If you’ve been meaning to break into BL for the first time or are looking for some new recommendations, the rookie pirates got you covered.
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