The last few premieres, Shirobako, and the return of the vagina-boat artist.
The storm of fall premieres is finally over! So, what’d you think?
Part 2 of the multi-part Fushigi Yugi watchalong with Dee, Vrai, and Caitlin! The series hits its stride as an engaging fantasy adventure and tackles some difficult topics, with… mixed results. Miaka flies solo. Hotohori sucks at his job. Chichiri is an effing adult.
Premieres. So very, very many premieres….
While we’re all swimming through the last few waves of premieres (more on that next week), let’s take a moment to breathe and ask: what were your favorite series of the summer season?
Part 1 of the very-multi-part watchalong of the ’90s shoujo fantasy Fushigi Yugi with Caitlin, Dee, and Vrai! For this first installment, the gang takes a trip down memory lane. Miaka is pretty okay actually. Everybody loves Nuriko. Hotohori? Not so much.
Life after failure, female role models (and the lack thereof), and stereotypes on Fuji TV.
This month is our one-year anniversary, and we want to know: what does AniFem mean to you?
Dee, Vrai, and Peter look back on the summer 2017 season. Vatican LOLs, 18wtf, Abysscourse, Princess Principallin’ around, and more!
Perspectives articles focus on the feminist-relevant impact particular stories or characters have had on the writer. These are personal essays meant to highlight a variety of marginalized voices and experiences, and as such may contain views that challenge or contradict the experiences of other readers. As always, we encourage you to …
Historic feminist movements, LGBTQ resources, and Neo Yokio.
Neo Yokio is the latest western work to be inspired by anime, but it’s far from the only one. As kids who got into anime during the ’90s boom grow up and make their own shows, more and more anime influences are being reflected in western media. What are the …
Amelia, Peter, and Vrai tap into their inner-ennui to navigate the interminable abyss of wackness that is Neo Yokio! One thing’s for sure: All three deserve a big Toblerone after this.
Women in animation, voice actor activists, and Japan’s sex industry.
Over the weekend we released a podcast about the Netflix Death Note movie and lamented the wasted opportunity to tell a story about the harmfulness of white privilege (and to have less misogyny than the original instead of just a different kind of misogyny). The world is rife with stories …
And now for an exciting change of pace, Amelia, Dee, and Vrai sit back, throw down a few drinks, and provide their before and after impressions of the live-action Netflix Death Note movie! SPOILERS: For the entire Death Note live-action movie AND the manga/anime series. 0:00:00 Intros 0:01:15 Background with …
Single mothers in Japan, Mari Okada’s career, and cultural appropriation.
AniFem is turning one year old on October 11th! We want to do something special to thank you readers for your kind support over the last year. We’ve been brainstorming ideas, but we want to hear from you, too!
Amelia, Caitlin, and Peter discuss their experiences at Otakon, AnimeFest, and Crunchyroll Expo, including convention culture, events, panels, and special guests! 0:00:00 Intros 0:02:00 Past experiences with conventions 0;10:00 Con evolution 0:13:26 How has being a feminist affected con going? 0:19:00 Feminist programming at conventions 0:28:10 Conventions as …
The AniFem August Con Reports conclude with Crunchyroll Expo! Amelia, Lauren, and Frog-kun flew in to meet Peter in San Francisco, CA, to check out the very first CRXperience! Frog-kun, Lauren, and Amelia weigh in below.