Kory (he/him) is the host and creator of the Taiiku Podcast, Manga In Your Ears, and Taiiku Movies. He yells about Chicago and Los Angeles based sports on Twitter. Follow Kory on Twitter, bsky, Letterboxd, or find him elsewhere on the internet here.


Camellia (she/her) is the web witch that created this whole website, and the previous iteration of the website. Follow Camellia on Twitter or bsky. (Camellia was on several podcasts before she transitioned; as such, she’s referred to by her name at the time. All written notes have been updated.)


I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange. Follow Chris (he/him) on Twitter, bsky, Letterboxd, or watch his YouTube channel, Cups of Knight Films.


Helen (she/her) is an all-around nerd who reads too many comics, watches too much anime, and listens to too many podcasts. You can find her manga and light novel reviews at Follow Helen on Twitter or bsky.


Follow Apryll (she/her) on Twitter @manjiorin.


Chris (he/him) is a longtime anime, manga, and movie fan. He moonlights as an overly passionate fan of Baltimore sports teams. Follow Chris on Twitter or Letterboxd.



Ink (he/him) is the Bad Anime Correspondent for the Taiiku Podcast. Follow him on Twitter or bsky.


Basil (he/him) is the Co-Southern Correspondent for the Taiiku Podcast, and creator and designer of the Taiiku Podcast logo. Follow him on Twitter or bsky.