A few years ago we put out a holiday gift guide with some of our favorite indie storefronts, including a big list of Black-owned kawaii and goth/punk brands. This time around we’re spotlighting Black writers, artists, and media outlets that cover or create art inspired by Japanese pop culture. They’re all making wonderful work — give them a look!
Know a great creator we missed? Tell us in the comments!
Video essays on current anime and broader trends.
YouTuber and influencer who covers books and manga.
Author and columnist living in and writing about Japan.
A site that aggregates podcasts by Black creators.
A general pop culture blog that also covers anime and manga.
Reviews and reporting about visual novels and manga.
Community and tournament organizer for women’s esports
Publishes manga-style comics by Black artists.
An alien idol who specializes in “dystopian pop.”