Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (November 21st, 2018)

Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (November 21st, 2018)

Greetings, friends! Welcome to today’s Japanese pop culture thread.

This week, I’m spotlighting yuri romance manga Bloom Into You, about two high school girls who fall in love with each other. It’s notable among yuri works targeted at a shōnen audience in that it treats homosexuality seriously, not just as a passing phase or “practice” for a “real relationship”; it even depicts a long-term lesbian relationship between two adults. Bloom Into You was adapted into an anime series this year, and it’s currently streaming both subbed and dubbed on HIDIVE/VRV.

What have you been watching/reading/eating/playing/listening to lately?