14-year-old inventors, compensation for panel presenters, and the politics of subtitles.
Last week we talked about female friendship, and it was awesome. Some of the examples sprinkled between those good, good friendships, though, were out-and-out love stories. So today’s the day to celebrate yuri!
Part 4 of the Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Vrai, Dee, and Caitlin! The ensemble cast shines in another strong stretch, but there’s a storm on the horizon, and we ain’t just talking about Soi’s lightning powers. Chiriko gets real. Miaka straps on her chastity belt. Tamahome has a very bad week.
Depressing news about the fight for gender equality, academic studies of BL, and hobby manga.
The world needs more stories about relationships between women, both romantic and platonic. Today we want to highlight the latter: tell us about your favorite female friendships in anime!
A good but heavy week for links. Discussion of sexual assault, harassment, and (poor handling of) mental illness.
Chatty AF is getting deep into its third long-form watchalong, and we want to check in: what series would you like to watch along with us in the future?
Part 3 of the multi-part Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Vrai, Dee, and Caitlin! Amidst another fun stretch of episodes, the sleep-deprived trio talks Dubtales, ‘shipping wars, and isekai appeal. Mitsukake is 1000% done. Chiriko is unappreciated in his time. Tasuki is a very good boy.
Given the sheer number of promising new titles as well as the limited nature of a premiere review, we’ve decided to try a new, informal “check-in” roundtable to talk about the currently airing shows and our thoughts three episodes into the season. Amelia, Dee, and Vrai got together to talk …
20 years of Utena, a deep dive into Japan’s political landscape, and LGBT interviews.
Over the weekend it was announced that Banana Fish—a crime manga from the 1980s that was one of the few to feature prominent gay characters (albeit in some problematic ways)—will be getting an anime adaptation in 2018. Let’s open the doors a little wider.
Amelia, Lauren, and special guest Miranda Sanchez discuss freelance writing in the anime industry.
The last few premieres, Shirobako, and the return of the vagina-boat artist.
The storm of fall premieres is finally over! So, what’d you think?
Part 2 of the multi-part Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Dee, Vrai, and Caitlin! The series hits its stride as an engaging fantasy adventure and tackles some difficult topics, with… mixed results. Miaka flies solo. Hotohori sucks at his job. Chichiri is an effing adult.
We’ve logged all the Fall 2017 premieres, so now it’s time to take a look back at our favorites from last season. Princesses, heroes, and soccer boiz—oh my!
Another season of premieres watched and reviewed! Now that we’ve gone through every new show, it’s time to get ’em all in one room and see how they measure.
Premieres. So very, very many premieres….
While we’re all swimming through the last few waves of premieres (more on that next week), let’s take a moment to breathe and ask: what were your favorite series of the summer season?
Part 1 of the very-multi-part watchalong of the ’90s shoujo fantasy Fushigi Yugi with Caitlin, Dee, and Vrai! For this first installment, the gang takes a trip down memory lane. Miaka is pretty okay actually. Everybody loves Nuriko. Hotohori? Not so much.