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?
This week: all the premieres you may have missed, masculinity and cooking in Fate, and online attempts to find new ways to help the anime industry. … [Read more...] about [Links] 4-10 July 2018: Premiere Catch-Up, Masculinity in Fate, and Helping the Industry
Modern isekai ("transported to another world") anime is usually a male-dominated genre these days , but in the 90s, isekai was predominantly shoujo. They still get made now and then--this season there's 100 Sleeping Princes--but the demographics have shifted dramatically. Let's take a breather from the slavery apologism anime and remember some good isekai instead! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite shoujo isekai?
This week: manga with queer and trans characters, Anime News Network revamps its forum rules, and the beginning of premiere season. … [Read more...] about [Links] 27 June – 3 July 2018: Queer & Trans Manga, ANN Forum Revamp, and Premiere Reviews
We told you our favorites, now tell us yours! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your Spring 2018 fave?
This week: the main romance of Banana Fish, suggestions on how to oppose fascism, and the stigma against single mothers in Japan. And a kitten, because this has been a rough week. … [Read more...] about [Links] 20-26 June 2018: Banana Fish Romance, Fighting Fascism, and Stigma Against Single Mothers
The anime community has been struggling with its ties to the alt-right for a long time. That came to a head in two ways this week: a white supremacist rally planned to take place near Otakon (protest suggestions here); and an irresponsible forum post by Anime News Network's CEO (who previously aligned with Palmer Lucky in the creation of OtakuCoin) about respecting all … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can we get Nazis out of our communities?
This week: the effects of white foreigner fetishization for Asian American students in Japan, anti-Blackness in the cosplay community, and bad behavior by male Love Live! fans in Japan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 13-19 June 2018: Foreigner Fetishization, Anti-Blackness in Cosplay, and Male Love Live! Fans Behaving Badly
RightStuf is having a Pride Sale this month. Which is great! The series it chose to market were... a little less great. So, to offer recommendations to people looking for good series this pride: what are your faves? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite LGBTQ+ anime or manga?
This week: a postmortem of Clear Card's shortcomings, a guide for LGBTQ+ folks looking to move to Japan, and a world summit for women in animation. … [Read more...] about [Links] 6-12 June 2018: Clear Card Postmortem, Tips for LGBTQ+ Moving to Japan, and Women in Animation Summit
Every month, Seven Seas manga puts out a reader survey asking readers what they'd like to see licensed. In honor of Pride Month—and the company's track record of bringing over series like The Bride Was a Boy and My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness in addition to several yuri series—so let's shine a light on some other series that deserve a chance. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What LGBTQ+ manga would you like to see localized?
This week: #MahouShouJune, queer manga recs, and influential female authors in Japanese literature. (Content warning for suicide, racism, and sexual harassment.) … [Read more...] about [Links] 30 May – 5 June 2018: #MahouShouJune, Queer Manga, and Japanese Literature by Women
FLCL Progressive premiered this weekend. In honor of the original's big, messy puberty metaphors, let's talk anime and manga about growing up. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite coming-of-age anime or manga?
This week: a trans idol group, the year's popular trends in BL, and Japanese war brides in New Zealand. … [Read more...] about [Links] 23-29 May 2018: Trans Idols, BL Trends, and Japanese War Brides
Sentai Filmworks put on a major sale for Memorial Day, offering sets of classic series for under $10. Which makes us wonder: do you still collect physical media? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Do you still collect physical media?
This week: visual novels with sexual content under fire, #WeToo, and spousal abuse (Content warning for sexual assault). … [Read more...] about [Links] 16-22 May 2018: Valve Targeting Visual Novels, #WeToo, and Spousal Abuse
Now that AniFem's broken even, our next priority is ensuring the site is accessible for everyone. (To be frank, we should have prioritized this sooner, and we apologize for that. Many thanks to the AniFam members who have spoken to us about this recently!) We're already planning to create transcripts for our podcasts, but we want to know what else we can do to create a better … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can AniFem make its features more accessible?
This week: Amanchu and anxiety, the origins of "Is this a pigeon?," and female otaku's important financial contributions to the industry. … [Read more...] about [Links] 9-15 May 2018: Amanchu!, Is This a Pigeon, and the Financial Importance of Female Otaku
DARLING in the FRANXX has rocketed from "extremely heteronormative and male-centered mecha series" to "paranoid biotruther persecution complex"—but not all anime has been so disastrous at exploring gender and sexuality. Whether it's comedies with masculine girls and feminine boys, shows about how liking cute mascots doesn't make you less of a man, or explorations of … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What series explore or challenge gender roles in positive ways?