Back when I could barely read and was living in the skin of my anime heroes, sexist tropes in anime never really crossed my mind. I was a hero, I could kiss all the girls I wanted, and anyone different from me was weak. I could do anything. It was possibly that childish thinking that convinced me Dragon Ball was made for me.
Come for the neat animal facts, stay for the charming cast breezily ignoring gender norms.
We’re getting ready to record a behind-the-scenes podcast and we want your questions!
This week: Saint Seiya on Netflix cisswaps its gentlest, pinkest male character and calls it progress; Double Decker crashes and burns, and more instances of discrimination against female medical students come to light.
Part 2 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s newbie-friendly rewatch of 90s mecha isekai, Escaflowne! The team debates whether Allen is a trashbag (and how much), the show’s views on romance and female friendship, and how the sub compares to the dub.
Part 1 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s 4-part newbie-friendly rewatch of the quintessential ‘90s anime: Shoji Kawamori’s mecha isekai, Escaflowne! No need for newcomers to worry about spoilers—none of us can remember a damn thing about the plot, either.