[Review] Idol Incidents – episode 1

Schoolgirl Natsuki Hoshina is singing in her village when the leader of the Heroine Party invites her to join the party and run for office – via auditioning for the Idol Dietwomen, a group of women who enter politics as idols. While training for the election, she practises with the …

[Review] Spiritpact – episode 1

Keika You’s ancestors were apparently famous exorcists, acknowledged by the emperor. Their status has fallen over the centuries and now Keika works part time in fortune telling, part time in computer repair. Broke with no family, partner, house or car, he dreams of being reincarnated when he is killed by …

[Review] Saga of Tanya the Evil – episode 1

The Empire is a strong nation defending its borders from potential enemies. A force of military mages travels around, destroying invading forces from the surrounding countries. One such force is led by Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff, a fierce leader who looks like a child but is known as “the Devil …

[Feature] She and Her Cat and Her Story

SPOILERS: for She and Her Cat -everything flows- 2016 saw its share of multifaceted adult women or female coming-of-age tales (Snow White with the Red Hair and Space Patrol Luluco certainly come to mind), but the vast majority either prominently featured romance or were written with a (thirsty) male audience in …

[AniFemTalk] Your 2016 recommendations

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 …

[Update] Reflections on 12 days

12 Days of Anime is a great example of a project where you can learn more from failure than success. Specifically, I learned that when the team isn’t in a position to help I can probably accomplish about a quarter of what I need to. Also, there are many situations …

12 Days of Anime 2016

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 …