There are a lot of quality shonen out there, but there's also a persistent problem in them (especially in Shonen Jump manga) of poorly written or sidelined female characters. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which shonen series write female characters well?
This week: premiere round-up, SARAZANMAI as critique of commodified queer desire, and the upcoming Netflix premiere of LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters. … [Read more...] about [Links] 3-9 July 2019: Summer Premiere Reviews, SARAZANMAI as Queer Commentary, and Cannon Busters
We're in the thick of premieres now--what's looking good? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which Summer anime are you most excited for?
This week: the debate over the new Evangelion translation, a lawyer who faced discrimination from childhood, and the 2019 Animator's Dormitory Project. … [Read more...] about [Links] 26 June – 2 July 2019: Evangelion’s Subtitles, Burakumin Discrimination, and Housing for Animators
One last look back before we go forward. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What was your favorite Spring 2019 anime?
This update has been a long time coming. Thanks so much to all our supporters for being so patient with us, and our sincerest apologies for not providing this sooner. The good news is there is no bad news: We’re still pursuing all of our fundraiser goals and making steady progress on our promises! The rest of the news is… well, realistic, mostly. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem Fundraiser Update: June 2019
This week: a rec list of josei manga, an interview with an adult otome game localizer, and an anti-hate speech ordinance in Kawasaki. … [Read more...] about [Links] 19-25 June 2019: Josei Reading List, “Porny Otome Games,” and Anti-Hate Speech Ordinance
It's back and the talk of the town, for reasons from great to disappointing. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How much of an impact did Evangelion have on you?
This week: the release of The Expression Amrilato, allegations of crunch abuses at Rooster Teeth, and the real villain of SARAZANMAI. … [Read more...] about [Links] 12-18 June 2019: Yuri VN Teaches Esperanto, Crunch at Rooster Teeth, and Toxic Systems in SARAZANMAI
We've all got them--stories that were there at the right time when we needed them most, but might be kind of hard to recommend now. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which series had a huge impact on you but aged poorly?
This week: an interview with Ikuhara about Revolutionary Girl Utena's influences, Ikumi Nakamura's fan-favorite E3 appearance, and a podcast on Ainu oral history. … [Read more...] about [Links] 5-11 June 2019: The Origins of Utena, Game Director Ikumi Nakamura, and Ainu Oral History
Seven Seas Entertainment puts out a reader survey every month that allows title requests, but not everyone is aware of the good stuff out there not yet in English. What are you burning to see licensed? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What LGBTQ+ manga would you like to see localized?
This week: a discussion of asexual representation in manga, an interview with former idol and current politician Yuki Hashimoto, and an established lesbian bar in Nichome discriminating against trans women. … [Read more...] about [Links] 29 May – 4 June 2019: Asexual Rep in Manga, An Idol Turned Politician, and Transphobia in Nichome
Happy Pride, AniFam! Let's celebrate the strides representation has made (even if it still has a long way to go). … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which anime and manga have positive depictions of trans characters?
This week: some women use safety pins to defend themselves from gropers, the adolescent body horror of Nitro+CHiRAL's sweet pool, and the issue of romanticized slavery in shoujo manga. … [Read more...] about [Links] 22-28 May 2019: Safety Pin Self-Defense, sweet pool’s Body Horror, and Slavery in Shoujo
Whether because of low sales, the popping of the manga bubble, or simply no news of a release date, some manga never finish the journey from licensing to stores. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which unfinished manga localizations deserve a second chance?
This week: the history of yaoi paddles, theories about SARAZANMAI's cops, and all students in Fukuoka City can now wear either skirts or pants to school. … [Read more...] about [Links] 15-21 May 2019: Otter Cops, History of Yaoi Paddles, and Equal Opportunity School Uniforms in Fukuoka City
Anime and manga have a unique talent for making seemingly mundane activities shine. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What hobbies have you gotten into because of anime?
This week: a yuri label made by LGBT+ women, a tribute to actress Machiko Kyo, and depictions of mental health issues in anime. … [Read more...] about [Links] 8-14 May 2019: YURITRIBE, Machiko Kyo Tribute, and Mental Health in Anime
Endings are hard, especially when a series has had a long time to build up expectations. Here's to the stories that nailed it. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What anime or manga nailed their endings?