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
For the 69th (nice) episode of our podcast, we looked at the surprisingly sweet, funny, and female-focused ecchi series Yamada's First Time. For those who had their interest piqued, are there any other bawdy comedies that live up to its bar? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are some feminist-friendly sex comedies?
This week: the increasing diversity of Otakon, AKIRA as a criticism of toxic masculinity, and what avenues are best for supporting the anime industry. … [Read more...] about [Links] 29 August – 4 September 2018: Diversity at Otakon, AKIRA and Toxic Masculinity, and Supporting the Industry
Crunchyroll Expo saw the announcement of a new Madoka Magica anime (based on a smartphone game) and the premiere of the Tiger & Bunny spin-off Double Decker. What continuations would you like to see? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which anime would you like to see continuations of?
This week: the announcement of Elation's High Guardian Spice, the tokusatsu series that might have influenced Sailor Moon, and the tragically young passing of mangaka Momoko Sakura. … [Read more...] about [Links] 22-28 August 2018: High Guardian Spice, Tokusatsu Influence in Sailor Moon, and Momoko Sakura
Ellation Studios, founded by the same company that owns Crunchyroll, has co-funded multiple anime projects including The Ancient Magus' Bride, Laid-Back Camp, and A Place Further Than the Universe. Now that they're branching out into original content with High Guardian Spice, what would you like to see from them? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What future projects would you like to see from Ellation Studios?
This week: anime studio D'ART Shtajio's focus on creating diverse anime, fumbled trans representation in HuniePop 2, and the cycle of abuse in Revolutionary Girl Utena. … [Read more...] about [Links] 15-21 August 2018: Diverse Anime from D’ART Shtajio, HuniePop 2’s Trans Character, and Cycles of Abuse in Utena
This season we have two comedies about trashy teens being terrible (each with their own drawbacks), one of which reads as a deliberate pushback against shows about moe girls. So, for those looking for more girls being relatably awful and uncute, tell us your faves! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite crass comedies starring teen girls?
This week: the anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, Sailor Moon being dubbed in Anishinaabemowin, and a theatrical re-release of Perfect Blue. … [Read more...] about [Links] 8-14 August 2018: #NEVERAGAINISNOW, Sailor Moon Dubbed in Anishinaabemowin, and Perfect Blue Re-release
Con season also means announcements, both of new series and classics. What's on your radar? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What new licenses are you excited about?
This week: a breakdown of the much-cited interview where Yoshida claims Banana Fish isn't BL, an open letter from Renta! to scanlators, and the entrenched discrimination of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party. … [Read more...] about [Links] 1-7 August 2018: Banana Fish and BL, A Letter to Scanlators, and Discrimination in the LDP
Summer cons are in full swing in the U.S., with anime fans gathering at the upcoming Otakon and Crunchyroll Expo among others. Unfortunately, while women are often well-represented among invited voice actors, the line-up of creative staff invited to speak is often overwhelmingly male. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which female creators would you like to see at an anime convention?
This week: visual language in Revue Starlight, Ainu citizens suing for the rights to their ancestors' remains, and homoeroticism in Metal Gear Solid. … [Read more...] about [Links] 25-31 July 2018: Revue Starlight’s Visual Language, Ainu Ancestral Remains, and Homoeroticism in Metal Gear Solid
Rumiko Takahashi was honored in this year's Eisner Awards as the first female mangaka to be added to their Hall of Fame (and only the fourth mangaka overall). With smash hits and cult classics alike, Takahashi's works have greatly influenced comics creators both in Japan and abroad, but she's far from the only female artist deserving of praise. Who are your faves? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Who are your favorite female mangaka?
This week: some very heavy topics including anti-disability bigotry and homophobia, child welfare laws, and a structural analysis of Attack on Titan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 18-24 July 2018: Parliamentary Homophobia, Child Welfare Laws, and Attack on Titan Analysis
Premieres have come and gone (except one that's in August for some reason), and it's time to organize your watchlists! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which summer anime are you most excited about?
This week: how internment camps for immigrants repeat the atrocities the US committed against Japanese-Americans during WWII, fandom's problem with sexualizing slavery, and a Kase-san OVA review. … [Read more...] about [Links] 11-17 July 2018: Repeating the Atrocities of 1940s Internment Camps, Fandom’s Slavefic Problem, and Kase-san
Good news, everyone! We've contracted with a web designer and developer team to completely overhaul the Anime Feminist website in time for our second birthday on October 11th! You'll be hearing all about this over the next few months, but right now our designer has given us some homework, and we could use your help. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How should we change our website?