This week: Saint Seiya on Netflix cisswaps its gentlest, pinkest male character and calls it progress; Double Decker crashes and burns, and more instances of discrimination against female medical students come to light. … [Read more...] about [Links] 5-11 December 2018: Saint Seiya on Netflix, Trans Misrepresentation in Double Decker, and More Discrimination Against Medical Students
Yen Press and Seven Seas Entertainment both have a bunch of new titles coming in 2019 , including the long-awaited Shimanami Tasogare. What are you excited about? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What upcoming manga releases are you excited about?
Part 2 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s newbie-friendly rewatch of 90s mecha isekai, Escaflowne! The team debates whether Allen is a trashbag (and how much), the show's views on romance and female friendship, and how the sub compares to the dub. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 78: The Vision of Escaflowne Rewatchalong – Episodes 7-13
This week: the first male PreCure, casting for the short film POCCON, and the importance of Lily Hoshikawa as a trans character. … [Read more...] about [Links] 28 November – 4 December 2018: the First Male PreCure, Casting for POCCON, and the Importance of Lily Hoshikawa
There's been plenty of announcements recently about anime being remade by American filmmakers, but what about the reverse? What western works are perfect for the anime aesthetic? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What western media would you like to see get an anime adaptation?
This week: the toxic history of the "rising sun" flag, BL artists arrested in China, and the "closeted homophobe trope. … [Read more...] about [Links] 21-27 November 2018: The Toxic History of the “Rising Sun” Flag, BL Artists Arrested in China, and the “Closeted Homophobe” Trope
Our crowdfunding campaign is kicking off on December 1st. We've tried to be as transparent as possible, but this space is for any topics you're still wondering about. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Do you have questions about our fundraising campaign?
Part 1 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s 4-part newbie-friendly rewatch of the quintessential ‘90s anime: Shoji Kawamori’s mecha isekai, Escaflowne! Join them for some production history, why Hitomi is great, and why the shounen manga version was super not. Oh, and no need for newcomers to worry about spoilers—none of us can remember a damn thing about the plot, either. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 77: The Vision of Escaflowne Rewatchalong – Episodes 1-6
This week: how fanservice undermines the female characters' story beats in SSSS.Gridman, overworked animators sending an alleged cry for help in the credits, and taking down the harmful claim by quack doctor Blanchard that anime "makes" people trans. … [Read more...] about [Links] 14-20 November 2018: Fanservice in SSSS.Gridman, Overworked Animators, and “Anime Made Me Trans”
AniFem's first ever crowdfunding campaign goes live on 1st December! You can register your support on our pre-launch page now! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What do you look for in an inclusive merchandise store?
This week: survivor's guilt in Orange, what makes Cardcaptor Sakura an enduring series, and the first uterus transplant to be performed in Japan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 7-13 November 2018: Survivor’s Guilt in Orange, the Legacy of Cardcaptor Sakura, and Japan’s First Uterus Transplant
The announcement of a new Fruits Basket anime and the reveal of the Detective Pikachu trailer hit the internet today, setting off plenty of pleasantly-surprised buzz. What other series could benefit from a new look or second chance? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which series should get a reboot or reimagining?
Dee, Caitlin, and Peter share their thoughts on how the Fall 2018 anime season is shaping up. Detectives stumble, zombies take center stage, and a few otherwise excellent shows could really stand to cool it with the distracting T&A. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 76: Fall 2018 Mid-Season Check-in
This week: suffragist Komako Kimura, the author who codified Class-S in the 1920s, and the NEOKawaii movement. … [Read more...] about [Links] 31 October – 6 November 2018: Suffragist Komako Kimura, Class-S in the 1920s, and NEOKawaii
Tomorrow is the midterm election in the United States, where the majority of AniFem's staff is located. So what does that have to do with anime? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Have you voted?
Caitlin, Vrai, and special guest Alexis look back at the 2016 bawdy comedy anime short Please Tell Me! Galko-chan. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 75: Please Tell Me! Galko-chan Retrospective
This week: a workshop on being a good ally in fandom, a tribute to J-Pop artist Amuro Namie, and female applicants suing Tokyo Medical University over the school's exclusionary practices. … [Read more...] about [Links] 24-30 October 2018: Allyship in Fandom, Amuro Namie Tribute, and Women Suing Tokyo Medical University
Halloween is right around the corner. In keeping with our recent monster podcast, we want to hear about your spine-tingling faves! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your spooky anime and manga recs?
By popular demand, we're trying our hand at a manga review podcast! And what better way to kick things off than with a Halloween special? Dee, Vrai, and Caitlin share faves and flops alike in this monsteriffic medley. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 74: Manga Variety Hour – The Monster Mash
The fall shows have had some time to show their colors, so let's see how they look a few weeks in! … [Read more...] about [Review] Fall 2018 three-episode check-in