About Us

A group shot of a variety of diverse anime archetypes in a circle structure. In the center is a princely woman in a hijab, sitting in a wheelchair and holding a rapier. Around her, starting at the top and going clockwise, are: A fat idol singing into a microphone; an older woman in historically accurate ninja garb; a Black idol with a trans symbol on her chest; a cute fox with a rose in its mouth; a Frankenstein-like transmasc monster doing sign language; and an androgynous mecha pilot with a nonbinary symbol on their chest.

Anime Feminist launched on October 11, 2016 with three goals:

  1. Become a hub for the kinds of feminist critique we, as feminist anime and manga fans, wanted to see.
  2. Create a welcoming, inclusive space from which to support and signal-boost under-represented perspectives.
  3. Pay everyone fairly for their work.

Within a year, Anime Feminist met or exceeded every one of these goals, and is now a respected platform within the English-speaking anime and manga fan community.

What We Do

In 2017, we began a podcast, Chatty AF, and presented on feminist topics at anime conventions.

By the end of the year we had a regular publishing schedule covering feature articles, community discussions, links round-ups, and podcast episodes. A structured team of writers, editors, and administrators was in place, all being paid for their work. It was an ideal foundation on which to build up our operations in 2018.

At the end of 2018, we successfully funded our Indiegogo campaign to improve site accessibility by redesigning the website and transcribing our backlog of podcasts. We even hit our stretch goals to create recommendations pages and a searchable review database! We spent 2019 making those goals a reality, and at the beginning of 2020 unveiled our new website and wrapped up the major fundraiser goals.

Where will the 2020s take us? We have plans to expand the site’s content, increase pay for our writers, and publish manga and light novel reviews. Getting there will take plenty of hard work–but with the AniFam’s support, it feels like the sky just might be the limit.

Where to Start

Still have questions? Get in touch!