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?
This week: the fight for legal protection of trans individuals, Azur Lane Korea's removal of an artist's work after accusations that she supported feminist causes, and a discussion of Inside Mari. … [Read more...] about [Links] 2-8 May 2018: Trans Legal Battles, Azur Lane Korea, and Inside Mari
AniFem's preview guides don't currently cover shorts, but we don't want our readers to miss out on the good stuff. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite anime short?
This week: a Universal Fan Con postmortem, a modern history of romance games, and why Aggretsuko is great. … [Read more...] about [Links] 25 April – 1 May 2018: Fan Con Postmortem, Romance Games, and Aggretsuko
It's been almost a year since our last Q&A podcast, and we're gearing up for another one. Send in your questions! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] We need reader questions for a Q&A podcast!
Thanks for your patience this weekend while we rolled out the new site design, AniFam! … [Read more...] about [Links] 18-24 April 2018: Dual Citizenship, Fan Con, and Rental Families
The last-minute cancelling of FanCon, a convention specifically designed for marginalized fans, left a lot of creators and exhibitors in the lurch. You can find ways to support at least some of them here, but we want to extend our reach further. We need your help! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can we support independent creators?
This week: the Kase-san OVA, the best couples, and Kyoto Sekai University elects the Mali-born Oussouby Sacko as its president. … [Read more...] about [Links] 11-17 April 2018: Kase-san OVA, Best Couples, & Kyoto Sekai University’s Malian President
Spring has sprung and premieres are officially over! What are you watching? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite Spring premiere?
This week: eugenics, workplace discrimination, and the cost of piracy for manga artists. … [Read more...] about [Links] 4-10 April 2018: Eugenics, Workplace Discrimination, and the Cost of Piracy
This year has seen remakes, re-imaginings, and new installments of series that debuted in the '70s and '80s. Some have tried to update themselves, and some are still doing more of the same. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What classic series would you remake?
This week: Mari Okada's biography, new anime studios, and feminist recommendations. … [Read more...] about [Links] 28 March – 3 April 2018: Mari Okada’s Biography, New Anime Studios, and Recommendations
Premiere season has started with a vengeance, with almost 50 full-length shows due to come out over the next two weeks. That's the biggest season since AniFem has started! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your most anticipated premiere?
The cozy winter season has come to a close, so now it's time to take a look back at the shows the team most enjoyed snuggling up with. Grab your penguins, your mummies, and your Pompompurins and gather 'round the campfire, AniFam! … [Read more...] about Feminist anime recommendations of Winter 2018
In mid-March, the Flying Colors Foundation (FCF), a non-profit organization based in California, released their “Anime Census” survey. The organization and its stated mission to “provide the anime community new opportunities to let their voice be heard” and “create a better future for anime” were quickly greeted with understandable skepticism and legitimate criticism regarding … [Read more...] about [Feature] Dangerous Precedents: What the Flying Colors Foundation got wrong about anime and mental health
This week: Lezhin's abuse of web artists, reading Sephiroth as trans, and a response from Flying Colors Foundation. … [Read more...] about [Links] 21-27 March 2018: Lezhin Abuses, Trans Sephiroth, and Flying Colors Foundation
The Winter season is coming to a close (with Spring already on its heels—yikes!). The AniFem team will be sharing their recommendations this weekend, but before that, we want to hear about the shows that kept you warm and toasty on those long, chilly nights. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your Winter 2018 favorite?