It's the last day of 2018 (and good riddance, honestly), which means a moment to breathe before the winter season starts on Friday. The team will post their year-end picks on Wednesday, but in the meantime, why not tell us yours? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What were your favorite anime of 2018?
The Fall went and dropped a variety of colorful anime into our laps, with plenty of surprises along the way! Leave it to the last season of 2018 to keep us on our toes. … [Read more...] about Feminist anime recommendations of Fall 2018
This week: Aggretsuko's newly released Christmas special, the practice of holding arrested suspects without presumption of innocence, and thoughts on Akane in light of Gridman's finale. … [Read more...] about [Links] 19-25 December 2018: Aggretsuko Christmas Special, “Hostage Justice,” and the SSSS.GRIDMAN Finale
Year-end holidays are upon us, with Christmas tomorrow and New Year's not far behind. Are there any anime you watch as holiday traditions? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What anime do you watch during the holidays?
Our 2018 Q&A podcast with Amelia, Caitlin, Dee, Peter, and Vrai answering inquiries from readers and discussing our fundraising efforts! … [Read more...] about [Podcast] Chatty AF 79: Team Q&A – 2018 Edition
This week: the casting call for the live-action Cowboy Bebop, a new Twelve Kingdoms novel, and catholic schoolgirls in yuri stories. … [Read more...] about [Links] 12-18 December 2018: Cowboy Bebop Casting, New Twelve Kingdoms Novel, and Catholic Schoolgirls in Yuri
We're getting ready to record a behind-the-scenes podcast and we want your questions! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What questions do you have for us?
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