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?
Following up on last week's discussion of shoujo, this week we're spotlighting series marketed toward adult women: josei. By far the genre that gets localized the least frequently, it houses some of anime and manga's greatest stories. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite josei series?
Spring 2018 will be bringing us a bounty of shoujo and josei-oriented series telling women's stories. Often, though, these series can be drowned out by their shounen and seinen counterparts. So this week and next, we want to highlight content marketed toward women. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite shoujo series?
In the late 2000s, the anime boom came to an end and the market crashed, hard. A lot of anime and manga distributors went under, meaning that everything they had the rights to went out of print. Funimation, Viz, and others scooped up a lot of those titles, but there's still plenty of stuff that's fallen through the cracks. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What anime and manga licenses would you like to see rescued?
Voting continues in the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, and we want to know where you stand! … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What would get your vote in the Anime Awards?
We here at AniFem want to be a resource for all sorts of people—including parents looking to introduce their kids to anime. We've been talking behind the scenes, and we want your input, too: what are some good feminist anime and manga for younger audiences? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are your feminist anime recs for kids and teens?
We're getting to the quarter mark of the new Winter season already! Can you believe it? What's everyone watching? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your Winter favorite so far?
With the news that 2011's Tiger & Bunny will finally see a second season (the celebrations here at AniFem were joyous indeed) and the success of DEVILMAN crybaby, let's talk sequels and reboots. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your dream sequel?
The Fall season is over, and we're already gearing up for the Winter season to start. But before we do, let's take a look back at the shows that were. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What was your Fall 2017 fave?
Happy holidays, readers! Hopefully you're all warm and safe this holiday season, and with people you care about. We here at AniFem are beyond grateful for all of you--we couldn't do what we love without your enthusiasm and support. In honor of that enthusiasm, here's a post to tell us about what you love: specifically, your fave anime. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What’s your favorite anime?
Translating can be a thankless job--one where doing it well means that most people won't notice your hard work at all. Last week we talked about failures in translation, so it's only right that we take time to acknowledge how good that work is when it goes right. … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] What are some great moments in translation and localization?
Anime translation and localization has had something of a learning curve over the years. Sometimes that meant changing character names in an attempt to appeal to a young English-speaking audience (see: Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh), and sometimes it meant more problematic translation choices that misconstrued meaning (see our recent Tokyo Godfathers podcast). Translation is an art form … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] Translation and localization missteps
It's that time of year again: bloggers all over the internet are signing up to write a dozen posts on the anime of 2017. AniFem isn't participating this year, but we wanted to open the discussion up to our readers: what were your standouts of 2017? … [Read more...] about [AniFemTalk] 12 Days of Anime