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Happy belated Valentine's Day! As is our tradition, we've spent the occasion watching another trashy romance anime. This year it was the grandaddy of incest, the forebearer that....still looks goo compared to OreImo, to be honest, the series that led to many many exhausting online arguments where people equated queerness with incest and thought they were being helpful: Angel Sanctuary. What happens when you take away the gorgeous art that the manga coasted on and cram more than half a dozen volumes into less than 90 minutes? One of the worst trainwrecks of the era, that's what. And we're old, we'd know. CONTENT WARNING for discussion of sexual assault, incest, transphobia, homophobia, and suicide 1:00 Background 5:00 The Incest Knock-On Effect 8:00 Nostalgia Factor 10:00 The Premise 13:30 Lost in Animation 16:00 Helpful Pining Queers 18:30 Pre-OreImo 22:00 Bad Gender Takes 27:00 Roziel and Alexiel 33:00 The Incest Road Trip 37:00 Child Logic 42:30 Manpain Apocalypse 45:00 Sequel Hook 50:00 Should You Watch This Say hi to Dorothy and Vrai on Twitter @writervrai and @dorothynotgale Join us every two weeks on Soundcloud, iTunes or Stitcher – and if you’d leave a rating and review, so that more people can find their way to us, we’d appreciate it!

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