This week: the anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, Sailor Moon being dubbed in Anishinaabemowin, and a theatrical re-release of Perfect Blue. … [Read more...] about [Links] 8-14 August 2018: #NEVERAGAINISNOW, Sailor Moon Dubbed in Anishinaabemowin, and Perfect Blue Re-release
Con season also means announcements, both of new series and classics. What's on your radar? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What new licenses are you excited about?
Part 3 of the 4-part watchalong of Den-noh Coil with Caitlin, Vrai, and Peter! They talk about the trouble with getting into two-cour shows, how digital footprints make it hard to let go of the dead, and the series' awesome multi-generational women. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 66: Den-noh Coil Watchalong – Episodes 14-20
This week: a breakdown of the much-cited interview where Yoshida claims Banana Fish isn't BL, an open letter from Renta! to scanlators, and the entrenched discrimination of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party. … [Read more...] about [Links] 1-7 August 2018: Banana Fish and BL, A Letter to Scanlators, and Discrimination in the LDP
Summer cons are in full swing in the U.S., with anime fans gathering at the upcoming Otakon and Crunchyroll Expo among others. Unfortunately, while women are often well-represented among invited voice actors, the line-up of creative staff invited to speak is often overwhelmingly male. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which female creators would you like to see at an anime convention?
Part 2 of 2 in our super-sized Shoujo manga podcast with Caitlin and special guests Ashley and Lianne! Now that we've covered the basics of the demographic genre, the trio deep-dives into creators, licensing strategies, and audience understandings and expectations. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 65: Shoujo manga (Part 2)
The summer shows have had some time to stretch their wings, so let's see how they're shaping up! … [Read more...] about [Review] Summer 2018 three-episode check-in
This week: visual language in Revue Starlight, Ainu citizens suing for the rights to their ancestors' remains, and homoeroticism in Metal Gear Solid. … [Read more...] about [Links] 25-31 July 2018: Revue Starlight’s Visual Language, Ainu Ancestral Remains, and Homoeroticism in Metal Gear Solid
Rumiko Takahashi was honored in this year's Eisner Awards as the first female mangaka to be added to their Hall of Fame (and only the fourth mangaka overall). With smash hits and cult classics alike, Takahashi's works have greatly influenced comics creators both in Japan and abroad, but she's far from the only female artist deserving of praise. Who are your faves? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Who are your favorite female mangaka?
Part 1 of our super-sized shoujo manga podcast discussion with Caitlin and special guests Ashley and Lianne! In this part, the trio discusses their experiences with the demographic genre, its strengths, and weaknesses. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 64: Shoujo manga (Part 1)
This week: some very heavy topics including anti-disability bigotry and homophobia, child welfare laws, and a structural analysis of Attack on Titan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 18-24 July 2018: Parliamentary Homophobia, Child Welfare Laws, and Attack on Titan Analysis
Premieres have come and gone (except one that's in August for some reason), and it's time to organize your watchlists! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which summer anime are you most excited about?
Part 2 of the 4-part watchalong of Den-noh Coil with Caitlin, Vrai, and Peter! They get existential over AI, groan over pigtail pulling, and shed a few tears over techno-dinos. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 63: Den-noh Coil Watchalong – Episodes 7-13
A new season is upon us, which means fresh new anime hot out the oven! There are still a few stragglers this season, but now that we've gone through the main premiere rush, it’s time to get them all in one room together. … [Read more...] about Summer 2018 Premiere Digest
This week: how internment camps for immigrants repeat the atrocities the US committed against Japanese-Americans during WWII, fandom's problem with sexualizing slavery, and a Kase-san OVA review. … [Read more...] about [Links] 11-17 July 2018: Repeating the Atrocities of 1940s Internment Camps, Fandom’s Slavefic Problem, and Kase-san
Good news, everyone! We've contracted with a web designer and developer team to completely overhaul the Anime Feminist website in time for our second birthday on October 11th! You'll be hearing all about this over the next few months, but right now our designer has given us some homework, and we could use your help. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How should we change our website?
The first episode of our four-part watchalong of Den-noh Coil with Caitlin, Vrai, and Peter! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 62: Den-noh Coil Watchalong – Episodes 1-6
This week: all the premieres you may have missed, masculinity and cooking in Fate, and online attempts to find new ways to help the anime industry. … [Read more...] about [Links] 4-10 July 2018: Premiere Catch-Up, Masculinity in Fate, and Helping the Industry
Modern isekai ("transported to another world") anime is usually a male-dominated genre these days , but in the 90s, isekai was predominantly shoujo. They still get made now and then--this season there's 100 Sleeping Princes--but the demographics have shifted dramatically. Let's take a breather from the slavery apologism anime and remember some good isekai instead! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite shoujo isekai?
Our retrospective on TRIGGER’s Little Witch Academia with Dee, Caitlin, and special guest Miranda Sanchez! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 61: Little Witch Academia Retrospective