Our team doesn't always have time to watch everything, but sometimes a show deserves a bit more discussion outside of the season retrospective. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which anime would you like to see an AniFem retrospective on?
GRANBELM has brought magical girls and mecha back together. What other genres could use a shakeup? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What genre mashups would you like to see?
Premiere reviews swallowed us whole for a couple weeks (as they do), but thankfully our contractors were hard at work to help us make some progress towards our fundraiser goals. Here’s what we’ve accomplished this month. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem Fundraiser Update: July 2019
Last week we sang the praises of Nichijou for capturing teenage life's absurdity. What are some other standouts? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which anime and manga successfully capture the lives of teenage girls?
This week: as AniFem rounds out its premiere week coverage, the anime community focuses its attention on the horrifying fire at Kyoto Animation. … [Read more...] about [Links] 17-23 July 2019: Kyoto Animation
The devastating loss of life from the recent arson at Kyoto Animation has left folks reeling--here's a place to talk out your feelings and share your positive memories. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What does KyoAni mean to you?
This week: child welfare laws in Japan, the mental block of buying a completed vs ongoing series, and the importance of a trans actor playing Shinji Ikari. … [Read more...] about [Links] 10-16 July 2019: History of Child Welfare Laws, the Cost of Manga, and Praise for Casey Mongillo
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?
All the summer premiere reviews in one easy-to-find place. We'll update the chart as more series become available, so be sure to check back in the coming days for more! … [Read more...] about Summer 2019 Premiere Reviews
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?