The premiere season is wrapping up, plus idol culture and unhelpful dictionaries.
A whole mess of premieres, new manga artists, and Aokigahara.
A lot of 2017 look-backs and some discussion of heavy subjects (including sexual assault, suicide, predatory relationships, and abuse of immigrant workers). Happy 2018, everyone!
Women in politics, ATLUS’s bad track record, and your anime faves.
The healing power of MMO Junkie, gender-variant characters, and looking back on 2017.
Marriage equality, Alita’s big eyes, and the apparent horror of women doing things alone.
Women leading the industry, gift guides, and trans rights violations.
Nostalgic retrospectives, sexual harassment, and possibly unscrupulous trademarks.
History lessons on queer comics, troll culture, and Black men’s connection to Dragon Ball Z.
14-year-old inventors, compensation for panel presenters, and the politics of subtitles.
Depressing news about the fight for gender equality, academic studies of BL, and hobby manga.
A good but heavy week for links. Discussion of sexual assault, harassment, and (poor handling of) mental illness.
The last few premieres, Shirobako, and the return of the vagina-boat artist.
Premieres. So very, very many premieres….
Life after failure, female role models (and the lack thereof), and stereotypes on Fuji TV.
Historic feminist movements, LGBTQ resources, and Neo Yokio.
Women in animation, voice actor activists, and Japan’s sex industry.
Single mothers in Japan, Mari Okada’s career, and cultural appropriation.
Dysphoria, definitions of femininity, and suicide prevention efforts.
Film reviews, astonishingly bad editorials, a yuri history lesson, and an actor responds responsibly to whitewashing.