We’re getting to the quarter mark of the new Winter season already! Can you believe it? What’s everyone watching?
Chatty AF is back from its winter break, and what better way to kick off the new year than by chatting about the flawed-but-ambitious series that’s been emotionally wrecking the anime community? Vrai, Peter, and special guest Dawn get together to discuss Masaaki Yuasa’s DEVILMAN crybaby!
When I first began watching anime in elementary school and noticing that the story always took place in Japan, I figured I wouldn’t see characters from other countries very often. Series were set in places like Shibuya and Tokyo and used aspects of Japanese folklore, history, and modern life.
But then I did see a tan character. A tan Latinx. You’d think it would have made me happy to see somebody who looked like me in my favorite entertainment medium, but it was the opposite. Every time I saw someone in an anime who was even somewhat similar to me or any of the other Latinx I knew, I cringed.
The premiere season is wrapping up, plus idol culture and unhelpful dictionaries.
A whole mess of premieres, new manga artists, and Aokigahara.
With the news that 2011’s Tiger & Bunny will finally see a second season (the celebrations here at AniFem were joyous indeed) and the success of DEVILMAN crybaby, let’s talk sequels and reboots.
This premiere was the anime equivalent of sipping tea under a fuzzy blanket. It cured my headache and dropped my blood pressure 10 points. I wouldn’t be surprised if my doctor starts prescribing it to me.
A lot of 2017 look-backs and some discussion of heavy subjects (including sexual assault, suicide, predatory relationships, and abuse of immigrant workers). Happy 2018, everyone!
We’re ringing in the new year with a fond look back at the old! 2017 may have been a dumpster fire in the real world, but it was full of ambitious, entertaining, and emotional stories in the anime-verse. Our staff got together to recommend their favorites from the last 12 months.
The Fall season is over, and we’re already gearing up for the Winter season to start. But before we do, let’s take a look back at the shows that were.
Vrai, Dee, and Peter look back on the Fall 2017 season. With thoughtful blobs, lovable rocks, and flaming murder-sheep, it’s fun for the whole family!
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. In November 2017, AniFem was working better than ever – and our income plummeted, throwing us into crisis conversations behind the scenes.
We’ll be taking a look back at our favorite shows of the entire year in a couple days, but before that, we wanted to pop in and give some accolades to the fall shows that really (ah-hem) rocked.
Women in politics, ATLUS’s bad track record, and your anime faves.
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. In October 2017, AniFem turned one year old! And I celebrated by… spending 10 days raising money.
Happy holidays, readers! Hopefully you’re all warm and safe this holiday season, and with people you care about. We here at AniFem are beyond grateful for all of you–we couldn’t do what we love without your enthusiasm and support. In honor of that enthusiasm, here’s a post to tell us about what you love: specifically, your fave anime.
Part 8 of the multi-part watchalong of Fushigi Yugi with Caitlin, Vrai, and Dee! As gods rise, characters fall, and the TV series comes to an explosive conclusion, the team discusses the highs and lows and argues for the show’s place in the anime canon. Tasuki and Chichiri have their Helm’s Deep Moment. Nakago woobies out. Miaka and Tamahome get by with a little help from their friends.
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. September 2017 was the first month AniFem worked properly: a full house of features, discussion posts, link round-ups and our most varied month of podcasts to date – including the podcast I’m proudest of so far.
Continuing our 2017 yearbook. August 2017 is when I finally met all eight members of Team AniFem, plus some of our writers, patrons and industry supporters for the first time.