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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 season we have two comedies about trashy teens being terrible (each with their own drawbacks), one of which reads as a deliberate pushback against shows about moe girls. So, for those looking for more girls being relatably awful and uncute, tell us your faves! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your favorite crass comedies starring teen girls?
Con season also means announcements, both of new series and classics. What's on your radar? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What new licenses are you excited about?
Summer cons are in full swing in the U.S., with anime fans gathering at the upcoming Otakon and Crunchyroll Expo among others. Unfortunately, while women are often well-represented among invited voice actors, the line-up of creative staff invited to speak is often overwhelmingly male. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which female creators would you like to see at an anime convention?
Rumiko Takahashi was honored in this year's Eisner Awards as the first female mangaka to be added to their Hall of Fame (and only the fourth mangaka overall). With smash hits and cult classics alike, Takahashi's works have greatly influenced comics creators both in Japan and abroad, but she's far from the only female artist deserving of praise. Who are your faves? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Who are your favorite female mangaka?
Premieres have come and gone (except one that's in August for some reason), and it's time to organize your watchlists! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Which summer anime are you most excited about?
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?