Of all Ogeretsu Tanaka’s work, Shuuna x Hayashida keep being my most fave couple. They’re so adult and disgustingly in love, I’m weak.

Nintendo Drops Toad and Toadette Gender Bomb

An excerpt from a Gamespot interview with Koichi Hayashida:

“This is maybe a little bit of a strange story, but we never really went out of our way to decide on the sex of these characters, even though they have somewhat gendered appearances…But I think what I can say is that Toadette and Toad are not siblings – perhaps it would be more accurate to say they are adventure pals. And that’s certainly true here [in Captain Toad].”

So that’s what they’re calling it these days, “adventure pals.” In all seriousness, I couldn’t be more stunned. I sort of always imagined Toad as male.

Nice to see some official genderless characters in a starring role in a video game though. Everyone deserves representation. [❤]

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