[AniFemTalk] Manga readalong candidates

We started our second watchalong podcast yesterday, on long-running seinen powerhouse Berserk. A watchalong is when two people who haven’t seen an anime watch six episodes of it at a time, then record a podcast with one superfan to discuss those episodes from a feminist perspective before moving on to the next …

Feminist anime recommendations of Spring 2017

Now that we’ve knocked out the Summer 2017 premieres, it’s time to take a fond look back at our favorites from last season. We talked about three kinds of recommendations: Feminist-friendly favorite (you would recommend it to a feminist friend with no caveats) Problematic favorite (you would only recommend it …

[AniFemTalk] Summer 2017 so far

The Summer 2017 premieres are almost all out – what do you think so far? Which shows do you intend to keep up with? Which were you surprised by, for better or worse? Which do you think will be of particular interest to AniFem readers? Which do you suspect you …

[AniFemTalk] Feminism in shonen

In last week’s piece on sexism in shonen, we discussed how My Hero Academia seems aware of the problems female characters usually suffer from in shonen tournament arcs. My Hero Academia is doing some things well, others less well (ugh, Mineta), but shonen stories have such a history of treating female …

[AniFemTalk] Dads of anime and manga

If you’re on Twitter, you couldn’t help but notice it was Father’s Day in a few countries yesterday. Our timelines were full of good anime dads and some great discussion, so let’s gather some of that here! Who are your favorite biological fathers of anime or manga? How about your …