Good news, everyone! We've contracted with a web designer and developer team to completely overhaul the Anime Feminist website in time for our second birthday on October 11th! You'll be hearing all about this over the next few months, but right now our designer has given us some homework, and we could use your help. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How should we change our website?
Modern isekai ("transported to another world") anime is usually a male-dominated genre these days , but in the 90s, isekai was predominantly shoujo. They still get made now and then--this season there's 100 Sleeping Princes--but the demographics have shifted dramatically. Let's take a breather from the slavery apologism anime and remember some good isekai instead! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite shoujo isekai?
We told you our favorites, now tell us yours! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your Spring 2018 fave?
The anime community has been struggling with its ties to the alt-right for a long time. That came to a head in two ways this week: a white supremacist rally planned to take place near Otakon (protest suggestions here); and an irresponsible forum post by Anime News Network's CEO (who previously aligned with Palmer Lucky in the creation of OtakuCoin) about respecting all … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can we get Nazis out of our communities?
RightStuf is having a Pride Sale this month. Which is great! The series it chose to market were... a little less great. So, to offer recommendations to people looking for good series this pride: what are your faves? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite LGBTQ+ anime or manga?
Every month, Seven Seas manga puts out a reader survey asking readers what they'd like to see licensed. In honor of Pride Month—and the company's track record of bringing over series like The Bride Was a Boy and My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness in addition to several yuri series—so let's shine a light on some other series that deserve a chance. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What LGBTQ+ manga would you like to see localized?
FLCL Progressive premiered this weekend. In honor of the original's big, messy puberty metaphors, let's talk anime and manga about growing up. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite coming-of-age anime or manga?
Sentai Filmworks put on a major sale for Memorial Day, offering sets of classic series for under $10. Which makes us wonder: do you still collect physical media? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Do you still collect physical media?
Now that AniFem's broken even, our next priority is ensuring the site is accessible for everyone. (To be frank, we should have prioritized this sooner, and we apologize for that. Many thanks to the AniFam members who have spoken to us about this recently!) We're already planning to create transcripts for our podcasts, but we want to know what else we can do to create a better … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can AniFem make its features more accessible?
DARLING in the FRANXX has rocketed from "extremely heteronormative and male-centered mecha series" to "paranoid biotruther persecution complex"—but not all anime has been so disastrous at exploring gender and sexuality. Whether it's comedies with masculine girls and feminine boys, shows about how liking cute mascots doesn't make you less of a man, or explorations of … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What series explore or challenge gender roles in positive ways?
AniFem's preview guides don't currently cover shorts, but we don't want our readers to miss out on the good stuff. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite anime short?
It's been almost a year since our last Q&A podcast, and we're gearing up for another one. Send in your questions! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] We need reader questions for a Q&A podcast!
The last-minute cancelling of FanCon, a convention specifically designed for marginalized fans, left a lot of creators and exhibitors in the lurch. You can find ways to support at least some of them here, but we want to extend our reach further. We need your help! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can we support independent creators?
Spring has sprung and premieres are officially over! What are you watching? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite Spring premiere?
This year has seen remakes, re-imaginings, and new installments of series that debuted in the '70s and '80s. Some have tried to update themselves, and some are still doing more of the same. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What classic series would you remake?
Premiere season has started with a vengeance, with almost 50 full-length shows due to come out over the next two weeks. That's the biggest season since AniFem has started! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your most anticipated premiere?
The Winter season is coming to a close (with Spring already on its heels—yikes!). The AniFem team will be sharing their recommendations this weekend, but before that, we want to hear about the shows that kept you warm and toasty on those long, chilly nights. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your Winter 2018 favorite?
This season, Atsuko Ishizuka is working on her first anime-original series with A Place Further than the Universe. Both Free!'s Hiroko Utsumi and Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun's Mitsue Yamazaki have projects within the next two seasons. And the AniFem team just relived their love for Sayo Yamamoto in podcast form. Now we want to know: who's your fave? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Who’s your favorite female anime director?
Sometimes life is tough, and all you want to watch is something gentle and soothing, like a cat video in show form. Anime has a whole genre for that—iyashikei, or "healing" shows. This season in particular has a lot of iyashikei, from Laid-Back Camp to How to Keep a Mummy. Winter's starting to draw to a close, so let's offer suggestions for folks looking for more gentle … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite healing anime?
Gatekeeping stinks. Every fan starts somewhere, and there's nothing wrong with being enthused about the two shows you've seen or the decades you've poured into being a fan. Marginalized fans in particular are probably familiar with having their tastes and expertise aggressively questioned—especially if they're ever critical towards the medium they love. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] How can we encourage new anime and manga fans?