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?
This week: another set of homophobic remarks by an LDP lawmaker, romanticized abuse in Boys Over Flowers, and the series premiering this season with female directors. … [Read more...] about [Links] 2-8 January 2019: LDP Lawmaker Makes Homophobic Remarks, Romanticized Abuse in Boys Over Flowers, and Winter 2019’s Female Directors
This season is bringing fewer new series and lots of anticipated sequels--let's talk! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What Winter 2019 anime are you most excited about?
This week: not one but two retrospectives on Banana Fish, TALES OF NOiR profiles artist Mikhail Sebastian, and challenging skin color bias in Japan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 26 December 2018 – 1 January 2019: Banana Fish Retrospectives, TALES OF NOiR, and Challenging Skin Color Bias in Japan
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?
Earlier today our crowdfunding campaign closed - a success, by any measure. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crowdfunding close, clarifications, and concept art
We're just hours from the end of our crowdfunding campaign now (and only $1,672 from our stretch goal to open an online shop! Please contribute now). For our final campaign editorial, the team decided to build off our 2019-2021 strategy and look even further into the future, asking: If money and time weren't an obstacle, what kind of projects would you like to see Anime … [Read more...] about [Editorial] If money and time were no object…
The final 50-hour stretch of our crowdfunding campaign has begun! (If you haven't already, please contribute now!) To continue our mission of serving underrepresented fans and paying everyone we work with fairly, AniFem needs to make a lot more money... But it's essential that we do so in a way that stays true to our intersectional feminist roots. Many of you have had … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem’s 2019-2021 plans – in detail
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?
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?
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