Summer season—happened so fast! We hope you all had yourselves blast, 'cause a lot of our staff sure did. Travel plans delayed our recommendations for a few weeks, but here they finally are: the series that kept our staff entertained on all those summer nights. … [Read more...] about Feminist anime recommendations of Summer 2018
This week: living as a disabled person in Japan, high death rates for Vietnamese immigrant workers and students, and a retrospective on .hack//sign. … [Read more...] about [Links] 10-16 October 2018: Disability in Japan, High Death Rates Among Vietnamese Immigrants, and a .hack//sign Retrospective
Here at AniFem, we cover Japanese and Japanese-inspired pop culture from a feminist perspective. While part of that means keeping up with the conversation around new releases, we also like to shine a light on older and lesser-known works where we can, and encourage people to pitch on a variety of topics. What would you like to see? Please keep in mind that we cannot endorse … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What series or subject do you wish there was more coverage of?
Vrai talks Boys' Love (BL) and yaoi manga with special guests Devin Randall and Masaki C. Matsumoto! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 72: BL Manga
Another batch of premieres watched and reviewed! There are still a couple lagging behind the rest, but now that we've gone through the main rush, it’s time to take a look at our latest bounty. … [Read more...] about Fall 2018 Premiere Digest
This week: a rebuttal to the choice to name an event for third- and fourth-generation immigrants "Gaijin Day," a round-up of our fall premieres, and the ways Abe's promise for "womenomics" have failed to help working women. … [Read more...] about [Links] 3-9 October 2018: “Gaijin Day” Controversy, Premiere Round-Up, and Womenomics Falling Short
When things are tough, communities of fandom can provide comfort and escape. How do anime and manga help you cope? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What anime and manga help you get through a rough week?
This week: Miss Sherlock, a documentary about Black expats living in Japan, and a lack of opportunities for working mothers in Japan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 26 September – 2 October 2018: Miss Sherlock, Being Black in Tokyo, and Hardships for Working Mothers in Japan
Yup, it's that time already! Time to look and see what shows are coming down the pipe. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What Fall premiere are you most excited for?
Vrai, Caitlin, and Peter look back on the Summer 2018 season! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 71: Summer 2018 Wrap-up
All the fall premiere reviews in one easy-to-find place. We'll update the chart as more series become available, so be sure to check back in the coming days for more! … [Read more...] about Fall 2018 Premiere Reviews
This week: pastors failing to see the irony in asking to have books removed from a banned books display, time loops as part of coming-of-age stories, and an interview with the dev and actors of Mystic Messenger. … [Read more...] about [Links] 19-25 September 2018: Banned Books Week Irony, Time Loops and Coming of Age, and a Mystic Messenger Interview
The summer is wrapping up--before we dive into fall premieres, let's take a look back. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What was your favorite anime of the summer season?
Caitlin, Peter, and special guest Natasha meet in a hotel room during Otakon 2018 (with witnesses) to deliver a postmortem on the high-profile A-1/TRIGGER co-production DARLING in the FRANXX! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 70: DARLING in the FRANXX Postmortem
This week: feminism in fashion design, Banana Fish's resonance for assault survivors, and a retrospective on trailblazing politician Patsy Takemoto Mink. … [Read more...] about [Links] 12-18 September 2018: Feminism in Fashion, Banana Fish and #METOO, and trailblazer Patsy Takemoto Mink
September means pitching fully into the grind of schoolwork for a lot of people. With such a huge number of anime and manga taking place during and around one's school years, how do you find the best ones? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your back-to-school anime and manga recommendations?
This week: a roundtable about cosplaying while fat, the continuing struggle of being mixed-race in Japan, and the measurement-requesting Kemono Friends audition forms. … [Read more...] about [Links] 5-11 September 2018: Cosplaying While Fat, Mixed-Race Identity in Japan, and Kemono Friends Auditions
For the 69th (nice) episode of our podcast, we looked at the surprisingly sweet, funny, and female-focused ecchi series Yamada's First Time. For those who had their interest piqued, are there any other bawdy comedies that live up to its bar? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are some feminist-friendly sex comedies?
Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai celebrate the 69th episode of Chatty AF with Yamada’s First Time: B Gata H Kei! Can an ecchi comedy treat its female characters with respect? The team is gonna find out—and hopefully have a (ah-hem) nice time doing it. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 69: Yamada’s First Time Retrospective
What’s it about? Constable Kirill Vrubel dreams of being a hero, not a plain uniformed officer, and he finally gets his chance when he stumbles into a hostage situation and encounters Doug Billingham, an agent of the investigation unit SEVEN-O. Doug and his fellow detectives are tasked with hunting down users of the body-mutating drug Anthem; and now that Kirill is their newest … [Read more...] about [Review] Double Decker! Doug & Kirill – Episode 1