Halloween is right around the corner. In keeping with our recent monster podcast, we want to hear about your spine-tingling faves! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your spooky anime and manga recs?
This week: female Japanese novelists whose work you can read in English, the cross-cultural manga Satoko and Nada, and the issue of sexual harassment in Hisone & Masotan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 17-23 October 2018: Female Japanese Novelists in English, Sadoko and Nada, and Sexual Harassment in Hisone & Masotan
Sunday was a very frightening start to the week for trans folks in the United States, with news of a push to legally eradicate protections for trans individuals. In the UK, fights are going on to reform the Gender Recognition Act, which demands difficult and outright demeaning requirements to have one's gender recognized. Suffice to say, it's been a rough month. So this … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Trans fan free chat
This week: living as a disabled person in Japan, high death rates for Vietnamese immigrant workers and students, and a retrospective on .hack//sign. … [Read more...] about [Links] 10-16 October 2018: Disability in Japan, High Death Rates Among Vietnamese Immigrants, and a .hack//sign Retrospective
Here at AniFem, we cover Japanese and Japanese-inspired pop culture from a feminist perspective. While part of that means keeping up with the conversation around new releases, we also like to shine a light on older and lesser-known works where we can, and encourage people to pitch on a variety of topics. What would you like to see? Please keep in mind that we cannot endorse … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What series or subject do you wish there was more coverage of?
This week: a rebuttal to the choice to name an event for third- and fourth-generation immigrants "Gaijin Day," a round-up of our fall premieres, and the ways Abe's promise for "womenomics" have failed to help working women. … [Read more...] about [Links] 3-9 October 2018: “Gaijin Day” Controversy, Premiere Round-Up, and Womenomics Falling Short
When things are tough, communities of fandom can provide comfort and escape. How do anime and manga help you cope? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What anime and manga help you get through a rough week?
This week: Miss Sherlock, a documentary about Black expats living in Japan, and a lack of opportunities for working mothers in Japan. … [Read more...] about [Links] 26 September – 2 October 2018: Miss Sherlock, Being Black in Tokyo, and Hardships for Working Mothers in Japan
Yup, it's that time already! Time to look and see what shows are coming down the pipe. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What Fall premiere are you most excited for?
This week: pastors failing to see the irony in asking to have books removed from a banned books display, time loops as part of coming-of-age stories, and an interview with the dev and actors of Mystic Messenger. … [Read more...] about [Links] 19-25 September 2018: Banned Books Week Irony, Time Loops and Coming of Age, and a Mystic Messenger Interview
The summer is wrapping up--before we dive into fall premieres, let's take a look back. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What was your favorite anime of the summer season?
This week: feminism in fashion design, Banana Fish's resonance for assault survivors, and a retrospective on trailblazing politician Patsy Takemoto Mink. … [Read more...] about [Links] 12-18 September 2018: Feminism in Fashion, Banana Fish and #METOO, and trailblazer Patsy Takemoto Mink
September means pitching fully into the grind of schoolwork for a lot of people. With such a huge number of anime and manga taking place during and around one's school years, how do you find the best ones? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your back-to-school anime and manga recommendations?
This week: a roundtable about cosplaying while fat, the continuing struggle of being mixed-race in Japan, and the measurement-requesting Kemono Friends audition forms. … [Read more...] about [Links] 5-11 September 2018: Cosplaying While Fat, Mixed-Race Identity in Japan, and Kemono Friends Auditions
For the 69th (nice) episode of our podcast, we looked at the surprisingly sweet, funny, and female-focused ecchi series Yamada's First Time. For those who had their interest piqued, are there any other bawdy comedies that live up to its bar? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are some feminist-friendly sex comedies?
This week: the increasing diversity of Otakon, AKIRA as a criticism of toxic masculinity, and what avenues are best for supporting the anime industry. … [Read more...] about [Links] 29 August – 4 September 2018: Diversity at Otakon, AKIRA and Toxic Masculinity, and Supporting the Industry
Crunchyroll Expo saw the announcement of a new Madoka Magica anime (based on a smartphone game) and the premiere of the Tiger & Bunny spin-off Double Decker. What continuations would you like to see? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which anime would you like to see continuations of?
This week: the announcement of Elation's High Guardian Spice, the tokusatsu series that might have influenced Sailor Moon, and the tragically young passing of mangaka Momoko Sakura. … [Read more...] about [Links] 22-28 August 2018: High Guardian Spice, Tokusatsu Influence in Sailor Moon, and Momoko Sakura
Ellation Studios, founded by the same company that owns Crunchyroll, has co-funded multiple anime projects including The Ancient Magus' Bride, Laid-Back Camp, and A Place Further Than the Universe. Now that they're branching out into original content with High Guardian Spice, what would you like to see from them? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What future projects would you like to see from Ellation Studios?
This week: anime studio D'ART Shtajio's focus on creating diverse anime, fumbled trans representation in HuniePop 2, and the cycle of abuse in Revolutionary Girl Utena. … [Read more...] about [Links] 15-21 August 2018: Diverse Anime from D’ART Shtajio, HuniePop 2’s Trans Character, and Cycles of Abuse in Utena