This week: a refresher on how art is political, problems with the already small amount of transmasculine representation, and a history of gyaru/gal fashion. … [Read more...] about [Links] 13-19 March 2019: Issues with Transmasc Representation, All Art is Political, and Gyaru Fashion
OVAs (Original Video Animations) were a big part of the early English-speaking anime scene, but they're generally less prevalent today for a variety of reasons. Do you still seek them out? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Do you watch OVAs?
This week: a My Love Story!! retrospective, Visual Kei fandom, and the power of visibility through cosplay. … [Read more...] about [Links] 6-12 March 2019: My Love Story!! Retrospective, Visual Kei Fandom, and Visibility Through Cosplay
Our latest watchalong of Yona of the Dawn has brought out a lot of love for its titular character and the sadly neglected shoujo adventure subgenre. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Who’s your favorite shoujo adventure heroine?
This week: in memorium to Meowth's original English VA, how The Promised Neverland's anime fails Krone, and the stigma against homelessness in Japan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 27 February – 5 March 2019: Sister Krone, Tribute to Maddie Blaustein, and Homelessness in Japan
More and more anime movies are getting theatrical screenings in the West, and coming to more accessible locations. It's exciting! But what about older titles that didn't get their chance on the big screen? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What anime movies would you like to see get theatrical re-releases?
This week: double standards for marginalized creators, an update on working conditions in the anime industry, and criticism of a recent My Hero Academia drama CD. … [Read more...] about [Links] 20-26 February 2019: Double Standards for Marginalized Creators, Working Conditions in the Anime Industry, and Criticism of My Hero Academia Drama CD
Our recent Escaflowne rewatch got us thinking about the big differences between 90s shoujo isekai and modern isekai--including a lot of stuff we miss. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What can modern isekai learn from the 90s?
This week: thirteen gay couples in Japan sue for marriage equality, an essay on how Alita: Battle Angel resonates with trans narratives, and looking back on Kaori Yuki's Angel Sanctuary. … [Read more...] about [Links] 13-19 February 2019: Japanese Gay Couples Sue for Marriage Equality, Alita as Dysphoria Narrative, and Remembering Angel Sanctuary
Mamoru Hatakeyama has brought a stylish eye to Kaguya-sama: Love is War. What other series have been elevated in adaptation? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which manga do you like better as an anime?
This week: a century of yuri, Vic Mignogna fired from Funimation, and a bill recognizing the Ainu as an indigenous people. … [Read more...] about [Links] 6-12 February 2019: 100 Years of Yuri, Vic Mignogna Removed from Funimation, and Legal Recognition of the Ainu People
The dubbing world is one step closer to being free of at least one very prominent harasser this week. Let's celebrate the work of the many talented voice actors who aren't creeps (not to mention the ones who bravely came forward with their own stories and have faced extensive online harassment for it). … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite anime dubs?
This week: five years of #28DaysofBlackCosplay, the Deputy Prime Minister blames women for Japan's declining population, and Bloom Into You's importance as a story that tells viewers they aren't broken if they haven't fallen in love like a romance novel … [Read more...] about [Links] 30 January – 5 February 2019: Five Years of #28DaysofBlackCosplay, Deputy PM Blames Women for Japan’s Population Woes, and Ace Representation in Bloom Into You
Last week we published a piece about preventing harassment and assault as con-goers. As the conversations about harassers in the industry continues, we'd like to give you all the chance to share your strategies as well. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can fans help one another stay safe at conventions?
This week: multiple allegations of harassment against Vic Mignogna, an interview with the director of A Place Further Than the Universe, and a fourth city adds partnership rights for same-sex couples. … [Read more...] about [Links] 23-29 January 2019: #KickVic, Interview with Astuko Ishizuka, and Same-Sex Partnership Ceremonies in Chiba
We could all use something cute and cuddly, I think. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite anime and manga animals?
This week: the sukeban girl gangs of the 1970s, an anime ad whitewashes tennis star Naomi Osaka, why queer romance is key to understanding SSSS.Gridman. … [Read more...] about [Links] 16-22 January 2019: 1970s Girl Gangs, Ad Whitewashes Naomi Osaka, and Queer Romance in SSSS.Gridman
AniTwitter has been having serious discussions this past week about harassers within our community. Some of you may have been hearing rumors for a long time, and some might have been completely unaware. That's all right. What matters now is standing with survivors. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Convention harassment survivors free talk
This week: fears about support among aging members of Japan's LGBT community, Gengoroh Tagame mourns the death of Gay Adult Magazines, and the serious issue of stalking at conventions. … [Read more...] about [Links] 9-15 January 2019: Fears About Lacking Old-Age Support Among LGBT Folks, Gengoroh Tagame Mourns Death of Gay Adult Magazines, and Stalking Issues at Conventions
Kaguya-sama: Love is War premiered as a surprising winner by putting its two immature, combative leads on equal footing--an important and hard to nail element that makes the difference between a playful and creepy relationship. We figured, good rom-coms deserve more love for how hard they work. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite anime and manga rom-coms?