This week: a century of yuri, Vic Mignogna fired from Funimation, and a bill recognizing the Ainu as an indigenous people. … [Read more...] about [Links] 6-12 February 2019: 100 Years of Yuri, Vic Mignogna Removed from Funimation, and Legal Recognition of the Ainu People
The dubbing world is one step closer to being free of at least one very prominent harasser this week. Let's celebrate the work of the many talented voice actors who aren't creeps (not to mention the ones who bravely came forward with their own stories and have faced extensive online harassment for it). … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite anime dubs?
This week: five years of #28DaysofBlackCosplay, the Deputy Prime Minister blames women for Japan's declining population, and Bloom Into You's importance as a story that tells viewers they aren't broken if they haven't fallen in love like a romance novel … [Read more...] about [Links] 30 January – 5 February 2019: Five Years of #28DaysofBlackCosplay, Deputy PM Blames Women for Japan’s Population Woes, and Ace Representation in Bloom Into You
Last week we published a piece about preventing harassment and assault as con-goers. As the conversations about harassers in the industry continues, we'd like to give you all the chance to share your strategies as well. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can fans help one another stay safe at conventions?
This week: multiple allegations of harassment against Vic Mignogna, an interview with the director of A Place Further Than the Universe, and a fourth city adds partnership rights for same-sex couples. … [Read more...] about [Links] 23-29 January 2019: #KickVic, Interview with Astuko Ishizuka, and Same-Sex Partnership Ceremonies in Chiba
We could all use something cute and cuddly, I think. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite anime and manga animals?
This week: the sukeban girl gangs of the 1970s, an anime ad whitewashes tennis star Naomi Osaka, why queer romance is key to understanding SSSS.Gridman. … [Read more...] about [Links] 16-22 January 2019: 1970s Girl Gangs, Ad Whitewashes Naomi Osaka, and Queer Romance in SSSS.Gridman
AniTwitter has been having serious discussions this past week about harassers within our community. Some of you may have been hearing rumors for a long time, and some might have been completely unaware. That's all right. What matters now is standing with survivors. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Convention harassment survivors free talk
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