BONUS: Happy First Anniversary.

BONUS: Happy First Anniversary.

Episode 56 - Futari wa PreCure Splash Star

In this episode of Sparkleside Chats, we talk to magical artist fey (@2398rain) about the third season and first spin-off of the Pretty Cure franchise, Futari wa PreCure Splash Star (2006). Series I've watched: Tropical-Rouge PreCure Kirameki Powers Artiswitch episode 6 Heartcatc ...  Show more

Episode 55 - Random Battles with J.D. Benefield

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical illustrator J.D. Benefield about his webcomic, Random Battles.  Series mentioned: Rainbow Brite Sailor Moon Magic Knight Rayearth Futari wa PreCure Splash Star Magical Angel Sweet Mint Akazukin Chacha Himechan no Ribbon Altar G ...  Show more

Episode 54 - SuperChic: Rosemary with CaptainHaHa

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical creator Naomi about her webtoon, Superchic: Rosemary (also on Tapas). You can find comic updates on Twitter and Instagram and Naomi themself on Instagram and Patreon! Series mentioned: Sailor Moon Tokyo Mew Mew (A La Mode) Star ...  Show more

Episode 53 - Ojamajo Doremi Sharp with Imani

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical illustrator Imani about the second season of Ojamajo Doremi, Ojamajo Doremi Sharp (#). You can find her on Twitter and Instagram. Content warning for mention of depression and suicide, physical abuse of children, pedophilia, an ...  Show more

Episode 52 - Mahou no Makochan with ErynCerise

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical YouTuber and historian ErynCerise about Magical Mako (1970). Trigger warning for discussion of antiblack racism, Nazis, animal death, suicide, fictional genocide, physical abuse, and dubious relationships between minors and pos ...  Show more

Episode 51 - The Mostly PreCure Adventures of CureWaffle

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical precure fan Darien (@Cure_Waffle) about his many trips visiting places from PreCure seasons, and how to do the same yourself. What I've been watching: Tropical Rouge PreCure (~episode 25) Kirameki Powers (~episode 7) Untitled M ...  Show more

Episode 50 - Dame Daffodil with Hayley

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical creator Hayley about her webtoon Dame Daffodil. Read it on Webtoon, Tumblr, or even Patreon! Series mentioned: Sailor Moon Cardcaptor Sakura Tokyo Mew Mew Madoka Magica Music featured: Charo's theme music Alesea's theme music O ...  Show more

Episode 49 - Princess Love Pon with Shauna Grant

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical creator Shauna Grant about her comic Princess Love Pon. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and TeePublic. Look out for her magical girl children's book series Mimi & Penelope next year! Series mentioned: Sailor Moon Cardca ...  Show more

Episode 48 - Revolutionary Girl Utena with Rose Stewart

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with returning guest, magical writer Rose Stewart about Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997). You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. What I've been watching: Tokyo Mew Mew Mahou no Mako-chan What I've been reading: Rubi Whipple Spect ...  Show more

Episode 47 - Magic Knight Rayearth with Tyler Tominaga

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical artist Tyler Tominaga (ig: bizarroville) about the first season of Magic Knight Rayearth (1995) and CLAMP in general. News: Heartcatch PreCure will be broadcast on YouTube for free in Japan What I've been watching: Tropical-Rou ...  Show more

Episode 46 - Star Twinkle PreCure with Mahou Monthly

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical creator and figure collector Cloud (magicalgirlobsessed/mahoumonthly on IG) about Star Twinkle PreCure (2019). What I've been watching: Revolutionary Girl Utena Magic Knight Rayearth season 1 Untitled Magical Girl Act 4 What I' ...  Show more

Episode 45 - FALLeN with Ogawa Burukku

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical creator Ogawa Burukku about her traditionally illustrated comic, FaLLEN. You can find her on Twitter and Twitch! Series mentioned: Sailor Moon PreCure Magic Knight Rayearth Shamanic Princess Devil Hunter Yohko Shadow Lady Bakur ...  Show more

Episode 44 - Star Rangers with Kagura-kun

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical creator Kagura about their webtoon, Star Rangers: Magical Space Cadet Squad. You can find Kagura on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Series mentioned: Sailor Moon Pretty Sammy Cardcaptor Sakura Kaito Saint Tail Madoka Magica Litt ...  Show more

BONUS - Watch-along: Kirameki Powers episode 1

In this bonus episode of Sparkleside Chats, Ayu watches the first episode of "Bittomo x Warrior Kirameki Powers". Content warning for appropriation of Mexican culture. It is available on YouTube without subtitles here. News: Tropical Rouge PreCure film trailer is here! Music feat ...  Show more

Episode 43 - Sailor Moon S with D.J. Kirkland

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical comic artist D.J. Kirkland (@ohheydj, also on ig), author of The Black Mage and co-host of the podcast The Magical Boys, about the third season of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon S (pronounced Sailor Moon Super). What I ...  Show more

Episode 42 - Princess Tutu with clearandsweet

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical critic and youtuber Kai (@clearandsweet) about the ballet and fairy tale inspired magical girl series, Princess Tutu (2002). What I've been watching: Untitled Magical Girl Act III Star Twinkle PreCure News: Ellery Moonbeam come ...  Show more

Episode 41 - Hugtto PreCure with SashaBelle

In this episode, magical girl Ayu travels back in time with magical translator SashaBelle (@SashaLalaBelle) to talk about Hugtto PreCure aka Hug PreCure, from 2018. What I've been watching: Artiswitch episode 2 Assault Lily Bouquet Sailor Moon S What I've been reading: Shattered ...  Show more

Episode 40 - Trinket with Inês and Isa

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical creators Inês and Isa about their upcoming webcomic, Trinket. You can find Inês on Twitter, Instagram, and Patreon, and read (or not!) her previous webcomic Hartwin. You can find Isa on Twitter, Instagram, and Patreon, and read ...  Show more

Episode 39 - magnifiqueNOIR with Briana Lawrence

In this episode, magical girl Ayu talks with magical creator Briana Lawrence (@BrichibiTweets) about her book series, magnifiqueNOIR, which can be purchased physically on Etsy or digitally on Amazon (book 1 and 2). Series mentioned: Sailor Moon Power Rangers Wonder Woman (1975-79 ...  Show more