Episode 54: We Gotta Talk About Blue Flag is sponsored by Yaoi Crate, a BL subscription box offering exclusive items from merch and manga to doujin. Order your November box today at yaoicrate.com
This week, we finally get to talk about our favorite shounen-ai: Blue Flag. In this episode we talk about the romance of the series, how it captures the authentic and messy relationships of high school life, and ultimately how shonen-ai series like Blue Flag can open the conversation for those learning their sexuality. While we’ve talked a lot about yaoi as a genre, the queer romances often highlighted in those manga are explicit in nature and tend to get shoved into the back of the manga section. But with shounen-ai being distributed through a major publisher like VIZ Media and available on the Shonen Jump app, like Blue Flag, there is an ease of access that can help many looking to see themselves in the medium.
With all of that said, this episode is SPOILER-FILLED after the break, so listen at your own pace. Blue Flag is currently available in physical copies through VIZ Media and digitally on the Shonen Jump app. Additionally, you can read Neysha’s reviews of the series here.
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LaNeysha is a host on So Here’s What Happened, and Did You Have To?. she is also responsible for developing strategic marketing and communications plans to assist with brand recognition, growth, and community engagement. Self-proclaimed low-maintenance cosplayer. Has an ever-growing anime and video game list to work through but always looking for more