Earlier today our crowdfunding campaign closed - a success, by any measure. … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding close, clarifications, and concept art
We're just hours from the end of our crowdfunding campaign now (and only $1,672 from our stretch goal to open an online shop! Please contribute now). For our final campaign editorial, the team decided to build off our 2019-2021 strategy and look even further into the future, asking: If money and time weren't an obstacle, what kind of projects would you like to see Anime … [Read more...] about TeamTalk: If Money and Time Were No Object…
The final 50-hour stretch of our crowdfunding campaign has begun! (If you haven't already, please contribute now!) To continue our mission of serving underrepresented fans and paying everyone we work with fairly, AniFem needs to make a lot more money... But it's essential that we do so in a way that stays true to our intersectional feminist roots. Many of you have … [Read more...] about AniFem’s 2019-2021 plans – in detail
Our niche feminist website made history last weekend. We raised $20,000 in just 39 hours for pretty unexciting infrastructure reasons, without even a sneak peek of our perks, at the most expensive time of year - in our first ever crowdfunding campaign. AniFem’s first ever campaign. Not mine. … [Read more...] about How Anime Feminist raised $20k in 39 hours – and how you could do the same
Over one intense weekend, we met our $19,900 crowdfunding goal just 38 hrs after launching the campaign. We met our first stretch goal just two hours later. … [Read more...] about We did it! On crowdfunding success and stretch goals
The countdown is over - our crowdfunding campaign just went live on Indiegogo! You can finally read our campaign, see our list of perks, watch our video, and contribute at https://www.animefeminist.com/crowdfunding/ … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding campaign live update post
Numbers, in business terms, are all about storytelling. “We made $800 by our third month on Patreon” isn’t as meaningful or powerful as “By our third month, we could afford to pay contributing writers $50 per feature for two features a week.” I’ve written three posts setting the scene. Now, it’s finally time to give you hard numbers, and walk you through the story … [Read more...] about How much money are we aiming to crowdfund?
I’ve talked about why we’re crowdfunding and what will happen if we don’t reach our goal. Now it’s time to get into some detail: who will your money actually go to? And how will we make sure we pay them properly? … [Read more...] about Who will get the money we crowdfund?
On 1st December, we’ll be asking for a large amount of money through our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. “Five-figure sum” large. Given our following, and our track record in raising funds and support, this is actually an achievable amount. This campaign is a risk, but one that should pay off. If it doesn’t though, there will be some fallout for AniFem - not all of … [Read more...] about What happens if we don’t meet our crowdfunding goal?
AniFem CEO Amelia here, with an exciting announcement... … [Read more...] about The Future of Anime Feminist
Hosoda Mamoru is best known as the director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children. It was during the production of Wolf Children that he set up his animation headquarters, Studio Chizu, which went on to release The Boy and the Beast in 2015. You may also know Hosoda as the director of the first Digimon films, or even as the original director … [Read more...] about Film director Hosoda Mamoru talks gender roles, parenthood, and identity in Japan
There are a ton of Black anime fans. Just go to any major convention and it's obvious. Where it's less obvious is right here, in online anime spaces, where Black voices are noticeably underrepresented (including on AniFem - writers, please pitch us!). So I've been following as many Black anime nerds and organisations as I can for some time to signal-boost and support where … [Read more...] about Jacque Aye, Adorned by Chi creator, talks anime influences and Black magical girls
On Saturday, I wrote a post to raise funds for Anime Feminist. In summary: to cover spring premiere reviews, we needed $880. For premiere reviews to be sustainable, we needed our Patreon to reach $1675 and stay above that point from now on. We knew our community would step up... but response to this post has blown us away. … [Read more...] about Funding for Premiere Reviews
I'll cut to the chase: in just one week, we're facing up to $880 worth of premiere reviews with only $500 in the bank. … [Read more...] about The future of Anime Feminist starts this week… with $880
What's it about? Violet has spent the past four years focused only on her duties as a child soldier. Waking up after the war is over, she has extensive injuries, no concept of her place in a world of peace, and no idea where her commanding officer has gone. Taken in by former Lt. Colonel Hodgins, who now runs a private post office, Violet becomes intrigued by the Auto Memory … [Read more...] about [Review] Violet Evergarden – Episode 1
In the year 2045, the world has been contaminated by Irōsu (mysterious invaders who suddenly appeared), and humans find themselves restricted and contained. Standing boldly against these invaders are ordinary girls everywhere, without a powerful army or even weapons. The Shinjugamine Girls Academy is a school for these "Hoshimori" (Star Guardians) destined to fight the … [Read more...] about [Review] Battle Girl High School – episode 1
In a world where Spirits and Humans coexist and can fall in love with each other, many Spirits see their human loved ones die before them due to the Spirits' much longer life expectancy. Even when that human is reborn, the previous memories of their past life is erased from their memory. However, it is said among Spirits that a certain “service” is spreading. This “service” is … [Read more...] about [Review] Fox Spirit Matchmaker – episode 1
This week Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention in the English speaking world, put a call out for volunteer interpreters. Anime Expo is far from a new event, and had over 100,000 attendees last year. How did they fail to account for the cost of professional interpreters when budgeting? If they can’t afford to pay interpreters, what hope do any of the smaller cons … [Read more...] about [Feature] The Big Problem Behind Unpaid Interpreters: Why anime fans should value their skills
Another season of premieres watched and reviewed! There are a ton of shows this season and multiple big name sequels getting a lot of attention, so let us help you choose how to curate the rest of your viewing. … [Read more...] about Spring 2017 premiere rankings
In Japan after a great calamity, there were two geniuses who dreamed of the future. One was Umatarō Tenma. The other was Hiroshi Ochanomizu. The two labored day and night in robot research — Tenma to create a "god," and Ochanomizu to create a "friend." Thus a robot, A106, was born from their collaborative friendship. Source: Anime News Network As a prequel to the classic … [Read more...] about [Review] Atom the Beginning – episode 1