Happy Valentine’s Day to anyone celebrating! Anyone not celebrating (or not enjoying it), maybe this 2014 account of Frog-kun’s attempts to make Valentine’s chocolate like an anime girl will help. Worth a click for the photographic evidence alone.

We are now four months old, the winter season is well underway, and it is time we got back into the swing of things! To keep these posts regular they will be under new management effective immediately, so you can expect them every Tuesday without fail… starting next Tuesday. To give the …

We finally managed to co-ordinate across three timezones and record a podcast! This is very much a trial episode, and we need your feedback to know if/how we should continue. If you want us to make more, let us know: If you would prefer episodes to come out weekly, monthly, …

In last week’s post on the themes and motifs of Yuri!!! on ICE director Sayo Yamamoto, a commenter rightly pointed out: I feel like it might be more clear to emphasize that Michiko & Hatchin‘s cast is composed of Black, Latino, and diasporic people, rather than just people of color …

Last week we talked about our first impressions of anime in 2017 so far, but what about manga? Which ongoing manga will you continue to read in 2017? (Through legal means only, please) Which new manga licences are you excited about? Which (legal) online manga readers do you recommend, in English, …

Now that the winter premieres have aired and most people have figured out what they’re watching this season, we’re starting to look back at which shows from 2016 deserve a second glance. We had been talking internally about our feminist recommendations of 2016, and some of the team wanted to …

We’re changing the format slightly for these, asking a specific question each week as well as inviting general discussion. For the first post of 2017, the question has to be: what do you recommend from 2016?  Which anime or manga from 2016 would you recommend to other feminist viewers, and …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …