This week: female Japanese novelists whose work you can read in English, the cross-cultural manga Satoko and Nada, and the issue of sexual harassment in Hisone & Masotan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 17-23 October 2018: Female Japanese Novelists in English, Sadoko and Nada, and Sexual Harassment in Hisone & Masotan
Sunday was a very frightening start to the week for trans folks in the United States, with news of a push to legally eradicate protections for trans individuals. In the UK, fights are going on to reform the Gender Recognition Act, which demands difficult and outright demeaning requirements to have one's gender recognized. Suffice to say, it's been a rough month. So this … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Trans fan free chat
Vrai, Dee, and special guest Anne at Shojo Power discuss the first season of Sailor Moon in Part 1 of our multi-part retrospective. … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 73: Sailor Moon Season One Retrospective
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