[Update] Reflections on 12 days

12 Days of Anime is a great example of a project where you can learn more from failure than success. Specifically, I learned that when the team isn’t in a position to help I can probably accomplish about a quarter of what I need to. Also, there are many situations …

12 Days of Anime 2016

After a slapdash “why not?” carefully considered decision we’re going to give 12 Days of Anime a try! Popularised by Scamp and this year hijacked by appropriant, the rules are: Starting on 14th December, write about a moment of anime from this year each day until Christmas day. It doesn’t have to be …

[Links] 28 November – 11 December

Two weeks’ worth of links to make up for missing last week! AniFem round-up [Roundtable] Trash characters A feminist look at “trash characters” inspired by Chitose from Girlish Number, between seven members of the AniFem team. [AniFemTalk] 21-28 November 2016 Check out the comments for discussion on Kiss Him, Not …

[Update] Two months of AniFem

Anime Feminist is two months old today! This month we have exceeded $750 in Patreon pledges, committed to pay all our writers from January 1st, set up a new contributor process to make submissions easier and run more smoothly and launched our first collaboration.

[AniFemTalk] 21-28 November 2016

It’s Monday, time to ask again what’s been on your mind over this past week! What did you think of the way Kiss Him, Not Me handled consent and sexuality in their last episode? How do you feel about Yuri!!! on ICE‘s portrayal of Yuri and Victor’s relationship in a notoriously …

[Roundtable] Trash characters

Inspired by currently airing Girlish Number, some of the team decided to take a feminist look at “trash characters” like Chitose. What makes a trash character? What’s the connection between trash characters and other anime archetypes, like moe or chuunibyou? How are male and female trash characters portrayed differently? Read our …

[AniFemTalk] 14-21 November 2016

It’s Monday, time to ask again what’s been on your mind over this past week! What feminist observations do you want to share on an anime or manga you’re enjoying right now? Did something happen in a legal simulcast that you think AniFem readers should be aware of? Is there a legally …

[Links] 14-20 November 2016

Last week we exceeded $600 in Patreon pledges, reaching our second Patreon milestone in just 35 days! (week later we’re up to $676 – can you help us reach $700 this week?) As a result we are now on a posting schedule of four times per week, effective immediately.

[Feature] Straight guys!!! on ICE

SPOILERS: up to episode seven of Yuri!!! on ICE In episode seven of Yuri!!! on ICE something major happened… we finally had a clear reference to US national champion and Olympic skater Johnny Weir.  Not just any reference either. Many characters have embodied aspects of real life skaters as an homage, …