[Roundtable] Shin Godzilla

Four of the team held a roundtable discussion this week after watching Shin Godzilla, Toho’s third reboot of Godzilla and the 31st film in the franchise, directed by Gainax’s Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Read on for insights on the representation of female characters, politics in Japan and the US, the …

AniFem Kotaku interview follow-up

(I need to work on catchier titles.) Many of you are here because of an interview I had with Cecilia D’Anastasio, published on Kotaku earlier this week. Cecilia did an amazing job. I had expected a gentle, softball interview from a fellow feminist anime writer, really more of a cosy chat… but …

[Review] Occultic;Nine – episode 1

Teenager Yuta runs a snarky occult news blog. Black magic consultant Kurenaino runs a shop trading in curses. Publisher Sumikaze wonders if her boss saw a ghost when he went to collect a handwritten manuscript from one of their authors. Nine very different people’s paths begin to draw together, all …

[Review] ClassicaLoid – episode 1

Kanae has inherited her grandmother’s beautiful old mansion, with windows shaped like violins and a pipe organ in the great hall. Grieving her lost grandmother, she tries to kick out her dad’s weird friends, heelie-loving Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and gyoza-obsessed Ludwig van Beethoven before the mansion is destroyed.

Why we need you to become an AniFem patron

“AniFem is such an important initiative to me, because as a woman and fervent anime lover (and captain of the Shinji Ikari defense squad), I don’t think being a feminist and being an anime fan should be at odds.” – Molly Brenan, Publishing Associate, Kodansha USA and co-manager of AniTAY …

[Review] ALL OUT!! – episode 1

Gion is a small but tough-talking and violent high school freshman who is captivated by rugby after watching a game with fellow freshman Iwashimizu. However, tall and gentle Iwashimizu has played rugby before and wants no part of it, a decision Gion decides he cannot accept.

[Review] Keijo!!!!!!!! – episode 1

Keijo is a sport where girls in bikinis stand on platforms floating in swimming pools and have to knock each other to the ground or into the water, using only their backsides or breasts. Fanservice is baked into the premise and is constant from the very start, but surprise! I don’t …