Eisner Award Winner Anne Ishii on Translating Manga, Working as a Producer & Overcoming Doubts
Brotakus Anime Club
Currently working as the Executive Director of the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, Anne Ishii is a living legend responsible for translating and producing the first works of Queer manga that hit the west, including her translation of Gengoroh Tagame's "My Brother's Husband", which landed them an Eisner Award (among many others) and cementing Tagame's work as a pioneering breakout hit both in Japan and overseas. In this conversation Anne and Pax chat about her time living in France, how she first found Tagame's work, her time starting a massively successful clothing brand with Graham Kolbeins, and much, much more. You can find her at AnneIshii.com, or on social media @ill_iterate. Support her work at https://asianartsinitiative.org, check out https://massive-goods.com, and read her work at https://amishii.substack.com. Please give us a 5-Star rating on your favorite podcasting app, it really helps the show! If you're watching us on YouTube, giving us a like or a sub would be amazing and help us bring your more of that sweet sweet content. Find us on twitter at: @BrotakusPodcast @PaxLillin Intro Song: F*** You, Pay Me (Instrumental) by Akira the Don News Theme 1 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Cover Art by Khori Allen Instagram: @khori_allen Interested in recording your own podcast? Visit https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brotakus to get started. If you want to know what it's like, email us! We love hearing from you and would love to advise you on starting your own podcast. To send us episode/guest suggestions, feedback, hate mail, love mail, fanfic or business/advertising inquiries, shoot us an email at BrotakusPodcast@Gmail.com Find out more at https://brotakus.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Bonus ep: representation politics, at Philly's Asian Arts Initiative with Bakirathi Mani and Anne Ishii
Time To Say Goodbye
Bonus ep!This past week, the Asian Arts Initiative in Philly (AAI) hosted a short conversation about the question of representation in media and politics. AAI’s exec. director Anne Ishii (@ill_iterate) MCed the event, which featured myself (Andy) and Bakirathi Mani, a fellow academic in the region (Swarthmore college, check out her new book Unseeing Empire, with the discount code E20EMPR). We talk: Kamala and Andrewsouth and east Asian comparative diasporasAsian versus Asian American studieswhy the search for representation is always just a little bit “off”? (there’s also a Youtube version of the in-person conversation here!)Check out AAI on twitter: @asianartsphillyAs always, follow us @ttsgpod and email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at goodbye.substack.com/subscribe
Asian. Boss. Bitch. (feat. Anne Ishii, Asian Arts Initiative)
Anne Ishii is the Executive Director of the Asian Arts Initiative, Pornographer and the ring-leader of the Asian Illuminati. She joins Feeling Asian to talk about the challenges of being an Asian woman in a leadership position. Anne also describes how she created Massive Goods, a publisher and agent for queer manga and fashion by artists from Japan. Follow her @ill_iterate and follow us @feelingasianpodcast, @itsbrianpark and @ymmayer. Like, subscribe and donate to our Patreon!
The third part in a series about the films of Paul Verhoeven and David Fincher. Jessa invites writer, translator, and producer of erotic gay manga, Anne Ishii, onto the show to discuss Verhoeven's 1995 film Showgirls, its reception, and legacy. SUBSCRIBE to the #PublicIntellectual #Patreon page to access bonus content, merch, and more: https://www.patreon.com/publicintellectual
Anne Ishii - Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative & Owner of Massive Goods
Skip the Repeat
Anne Ishii is fluent in French. Anne and Kai discover they share a rare background story (8:23), and talk about her experience growing up as an Asian American with that complex background (9:53), and how she found gay erotic manga and what drew her to Gengoroh Tagame’s work in particular (48:56). They also discuss the history of the Asian Arts Initiative (58:30) and the directions she wants to take the organization (1:05:08).
CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of MASSIVE GOODS
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Podcast
In this episode, we speak with editor, publisher, writer, and translator ANNE ISHII about her current venture MASSIVE GOODS, and the world of gay manga. We discuss cultural differences with regards to erotica, gender politics, and pornography, niche subcultures, and take a diversion into our mutual love of the greatest Death Metal manga ever made. TOPICS INCLUDE: Yaoi/BL, Osamu Tezuka, Detroit Metal City FULL DISCLOSURE, this episode contains frank conversations about sex, sexuality, BDSM, sexual violence in literature, and pornography. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org
Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins joined me and Brandon to talk about their Massive comic anthology; a collection of gay manga comics featuring a wide range of burly men. It’s a really interesting and important piece of work. Graham and Anne have brought together a diverse range of men doing very different but similar work in Japan. They also have the Massive Gay Apparel line, featuring a some sexy outfits and wares. This week, they will be bringing Gengoroh Tagame to an event in New York and then as a featured artist at TCAF.