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?
Our niche feminist website made history last weekend. We raised $20,000 in just 39 hours for pretty unexciting infrastructure reasons, without even a sneak peek of our perks, at the most expensive time of year - in our first ever crowdfunding campaign. AniFem’s first ever campaign. Not mine. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] How Anime Feminist raised $20k in 39 hours – and how you could do the same
Over one intense weekend, we met our $19,900 crowdfunding goal just 38 hrs after launching the campaign. We met our first stretch goal just two hours later. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] We did it! On crowdfunding success and stretch goals
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?
The countdown is over - our crowdfunding campaign just went live on Indiegogo! You can finally read our campaign, see our list of perks, watch our video, and contribute at https://www.animefeminist.com/crowdfunding/ … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crowdfunding campaign live update post
Numbers, in business terms, are all about storytelling. “We made $800 by our third month on Patreon” isn’t as meaningful or powerful as “By our third month, we could afford to pay contributing writers $50 per feature for two features a week.” I’ve written three posts setting the scene. Now, it’s finally time to give you hard numbers, and walk you through the story they’ll … [Read more...] about [Editorial] How much money are we aiming to crowdfund?
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?
I’ve talked about why we’re crowdfunding and what will happen if we don’t reach our goal. Now it’s time to get into some detail: who will your money actually go to? And how will we make sure we pay them properly? … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Who will get the money we crowdfund?
On 1st December, we’ll be asking for a large amount of money through our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. “Five-figure sum” large. Given our following, and our track record in raising funds and support, this is actually an achievable amount. This campaign is a risk, but one that should pay off. If it doesn’t though, there will be some fallout for AniFem - not all of … [Read more...] about [Editorial] What happens if we don’t meet our crowdfunding goal?
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?
AniFem CEO Amelia here, with an exciting announcement... … [Read more...] about [Editorial] The future of Anime Feminist
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?
This week: suffragist Komako Kimura, the author who codified Class-S in the 1920s, and the NEOKawaii movement. … [Read more...] about [Links] 31 October – 6 November 2018: Suffragist Komako Kimura, Class-S in the 1920s, and NEOKawaii
Tomorrow is the midterm election in the United States, where the majority of AniFem's staff is located. So what does that have to do with anime? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Have you voted?
This week: a workshop on being a good ally in fandom, a tribute to J-Pop artist Amuro Namie, and female applicants suing Tokyo Medical University over the school's exclusionary practices. … [Read more...] about [Links] 24-30 October 2018: Allyship in Fandom, Amuro Namie Tribute, and Women Suing Tokyo Medical University