This week: a century of yuri, Vic Mignogna fired from Funimation, and a bill recognizing the Ainu as an indigenous people. … [Read more...] about [Links] 6-12 February 2019: 100 Years of Yuri, Vic Mignogna Removed from Funimation, and Legal Recognition of the Ainu People
The dubbing world is one step closer to being free of at least one very prominent harasser this week. Let's celebrate the work of the many talented voice actors who aren't creeps (not to mention the ones who bravely came forward with their own stories and have faced extensive online harassment for it). … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite anime dubs?
This week: five years of #28DaysofBlackCosplay, the Deputy Prime Minister blames women for Japan's declining population, and Bloom Into You's importance as a story that tells viewers they aren't broken if they haven't fallen in love like a romance novel … [Read more...] about [Links] 30 January – 5 February 2019: Five Years of #28DaysofBlackCosplay, Deputy PM Blames Women for Japan’s Population Woes, and Ace Representation in Bloom Into You
Last week we published a piece about preventing harassment and assault as con-goers. As the conversations about harassers in the industry continues, we'd like to give you all the chance to share your strategies as well. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can fans help one another stay safe at conventions?
The 4th and final part of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s reach the end of Escaflowne! They talk about Dilandau's trans-coding, how the coming-of-age shoujo isekai differs from modern wish-fulfillment isekai, and bid a final farewell to this big feels-fest of a series. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 84: The Vision of Escaflowne Rewatchalong – Episodes 21-26 [FINAL]
The weather outside may be frightful, but some of these winter anime are pretty darn delightful. … [Read more...] about [Review] Winter 2019 three-episode check-in
This week: multiple allegations of harassment against Vic Mignogna, an interview with the director of A Place Further Than the Universe, and a fourth city adds partnership rights for same-sex couples. … [Read more...] about [Links] 23-29 January 2019: #KickVic, Interview with Astuko Ishizuka, and Same-Sex Partnership Ceremonies in Chiba
We could all use something cute and cuddly, I think. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite anime and manga animals?
This week: the sukeban girl gangs of the 1970s, an anime ad whitewashes tennis star Naomi Osaka, why queer romance is key to understanding SSSS.Gridman. … [Read more...] about [Links] 16-22 January 2019: 1970s Girl Gangs, Ad Whitewashes Naomi Osaka, and Queer Romance in SSSS.Gridman
AniTwitter has been having serious discussions this past week about harassers within our community. Some of you may have been hearing rumors for a long time, and some might have been completely unaware. That's all right. What matters now is standing with survivors. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Convention harassment survivors free talk
We're back with Part 3 of Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai’s four-part rewatch of Shoji Kawamori’s Escaflowne! With dream ghosts, cat twins, and literal fanfic machines, it's the show's wildest stretch to date—and that is saying something. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 81: The Vision of Escaflowne Rewatchalong – Episodes 14-20
Another batch of premieres watched and reviewed! Now that we've weathered the storm, it’s time to see what goodies have washed up on our shores. … [Read more...] about Winter 2019 Premiere Digest
This week: fears about support among aging members of Japan's LGBT community, Gengoroh Tagame mourns the death of Gay Adult Magazines, and the serious issue of stalking at conventions. … [Read more...] about [Links] 9-15 January 2019: Fears About Lacking Old-Age Support Among LGBT Folks, Gengoroh Tagame Mourns Death of Gay Adult Magazines, and Stalking Issues at Conventions
Kaguya-sama: Love is War premiered as a surprising winner by putting its two immature, combative leads on equal footing--an important and hard to nail element that makes the difference between a playful and creepy relationship. We figured, good rom-coms deserve more love for how hard they work. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite anime and manga rom-coms?
This week: another set of homophobic remarks by an LDP lawmaker, romanticized abuse in Boys Over Flowers, and the series premiering this season with female directors. … [Read more...] about [Links] 2-8 January 2019: LDP Lawmaker Makes Homophobic Remarks, Romanticized Abuse in Boys Over Flowers, and Winter 2019’s Female Directors
This season is bringing fewer new series and lots of anticipated sequels--let's talk! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What Winter 2019 anime are you most excited about?
All the winter 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 Winter 2019 Premiere Reviews
Dee, Caitlin, and Peter look back on the Fall 2018 season! The team touches on the licensed shows they watched this Fall, including sequels, shorts, and a few Netflix latecomers of note. A busy season calls for a busy podcast. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 80: Fall 2018 Wrap-up
We're taking a final look back at 2018 before jumping into the new year! 2018 was packed with a variety of titles for a variety of tastes, and our staff's dramatically different picks make that all too clear. There's something for everyone on this hefty list of titles! … [Read more...] about AniFem’s Top Picks for 2018
This week: not one but two retrospectives on Banana Fish, TALES OF NOiR profiles artist Mikhail Sebastian, and challenging skin color bias in Japan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 26 December 2018 – 1 January 2019: Banana Fish Retrospectives, TALES OF NOiR, and Challenging Skin Color Bias in Japan