Sword Lesbians in Anime

Panel 4

Saturday July 29, 2023 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm


From Lady Oscar to Sailor Uranus to Revolutionary Girl Utena, anime and manga are full of 1) androgynous ladies with swords, 2) queer themes, and 3) both at the same time. Join us for an exploration of the cultural influences that have shaped these characters, how the genre has evolved over time, and the ways that the long history of the anime sword lesbian are reflected in more recent shows like Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. We’ll also do a deep dive into some of our more obscure sword lesbian faves!



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