This week: an interview with Ikuhara about Revolutionary Girl Utena's influences, Ikumi Nakamura's fan-favorite E3 appearance, and a podcast on Ainu oral history. … [Read more...] about [Links] 5-11 June 2019: The Origins of Utena, Game Director Ikumi Nakamura, and Ainu Oral History
Seven Seas Entertainment puts out a reader survey every month that allows title requests, but not everyone is aware of the good stuff out there not yet in English. What are you burning to see licensed? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What LGBTQ+ manga would you like to see localized?
Episode 1 of our 4-part watchalong of the shoujo classic Princess Tutu with Vrai, Chiaki, and special guest Miranda Sanchez … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 91: Princess Tutu Watchalong – Episodes 1-6
This week: a discussion of asexual representation in manga, an interview with former idol and current politician Yuki Hashimoto, and an established lesbian bar in Nichome discriminating against trans women. … [Read more...] about [Links] 29 May – 4 June 2019: Asexual Rep in Manga, An Idol Turned Politician, and Transphobia in Nichome
Happy Pride, AniFam! Let's celebrate the strides representation has made (even if it still has a long way to go). … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which anime and manga have positive depictions of trans characters?
This week: some women use safety pins to defend themselves from gropers, the adolescent body horror of Nitro+CHiRAL's sweet pool, and the issue of romanticized slavery in shoujo manga. … [Read more...] about [Links] 22-28 May 2019: Safety Pin Self-Defense, sweet pool’s Body Horror, and Slavery in Shoujo
Whether because of low sales, the popping of the manga bubble, or simply no news of a release date, some manga never finish the journey from licensing to stores. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which unfinished manga localizations deserve a second chance?
Dee, Peter, and Chiaki check-in on the Spring 2019 season! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 90: Spring 2019 Mid-season Check-in
This week: the history of yaoi paddles, theories about SARAZANMAI's cops, and all students in Fukuoka City can now wear either skirts or pants to school. … [Read more...] about [Links] 15-21 May 2019: Otter Cops, History of Yaoi Paddles, and Equal Opportunity School Uniforms in Fukuoka City
Anime and manga have a unique talent for making seemingly mundane activities shine. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What hobbies have you gotten into because of anime?
This week: a yuri label made by LGBT+ women, a tribute to actress Machiko Kyo, and depictions of mental health issues in anime. … [Read more...] about [Links] 8-14 May 2019: YURITRIBE, Machiko Kyo Tribute, and Mental Health in Anime
Endings are hard, especially when a series has had a long time to build up expectations. Here's to the stories that nailed it. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What anime or manga nailed their endings?
AniFem's Vrai Kaiser discusses the history of boys love manga with special guests Khursten and Sara! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 89: Classic BL
This week: Noir Caesar announces a tour, preparing for maternity leave as a freelancer, and Japan's colonization of Taiwan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 1-7 May 2019: TOUR NOiR, Freelancer Maternity Leave, and Japan’s Colonization of Taiwan
It's pretty hard to top Revolutionary Girl Utena, but all of Ikuhara's series deserve their day in the limelight. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Do you have a favorite Kunihiko Ikuhara series?
So far, this season has been all about quality over quantity. … [Read more...] about [Review] Spring 2019 three-episode check-in
This week: a study of fan gatherings in the Greater Jakarta Area, the initial pitch for SARAZANMAI, and 25 years of Pride in Tokyo. … [Read more...] about [Links] 24-30 April 2019: Fan Events in Indonesia, Ikuhara’s Pitching Skills, and Tokyo Rainbow Pride
Anime loves to keep will they/won't they going in romantic subplots, but when should a story centered around romance end? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How long should a romance anime or manga be?
The final episode of our 4-part watchalong of the fantasy epic Yona of the Dawn with Caitlin, Peter, and special guest Gabriella. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 88: Yona of the Dawn Watchalong – Episodes 19-24 [FINAL]
This week: a production assistant seeking union help for 300+ uncompensated overtime hours, a highlight of Sayo Yamamoto's work, and a law recognizing the Ainu as an ethnic minority in Japan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 17-23 April 2019: Unionizing Against Madhouse, Sayo Yamamoto’s Early Work, and Legal Recognition of the Ainu