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
The mobile game based on Revue Starlight came out recently, and more tie-in games are making it to English-language fans overall. Are you playing? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Do you play video games based on anime?
A big new year comes with fresh new shows—and a few familiar faces. The team got together to pick their top recommendations for the Winter season. … [Read more...] about Anime Feminist recommendations of Winter 2019
Another batch of premieres watched and reviewed! Now it's time to gather 'em all in one net and take a look at what we've caught. … [Read more...] about Spring 2019 Premiere Digest
This week: info on SARAZANMAI's production, Swery's The Missing, and the recent lawsuit fighting for marriage equality. … [Read more...] about [Links] 10-16 April 2019: SARAZANMAI’s Production Team, Representation in The Missing, and Japan’s Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit
The dust has settled and spring is in full swing--what are you watching? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What was your favorite Spring 2019 premiere?
Dee, Vrai, and Peter look back on the Winter 2019 season! The gang talks stellar sequels, flawed adaptations, messy originals, and pleasant otome surprises. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 87: Winter 2019 Wrap-up