Site Update: New Patreon perks, manga recommendation pages, and more

By: Anime Feminist November 3, 20210 Comments
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Just in time for harvest season, we’ve got a cornucopia of exciting news for you!

New Patreon Perks and Tiers

We’re revamping our Patreon tiers to encourage new supporters and thank our existing ones:

$1/month and up: A Monthly Recommendations Newsletter containing behind-the-scenes information and 2-3 “staff picks” ranging from anime and manga to light novels, video games, and beyond.

We often get requests for recommendations, so this gives us a way to provide those in a more casual fashion, letting you know what we’re into these days.

As always, these are not meant to be Feminist™ Seals of Approval. Everyone has different tastes and dealbreakers, and that’s okay! These are simply members of our team sharing media they enjoyed in hopes that you might enjoy them too.

That said, we will approach our picks with the same feminist-minded focus that we do our site reviews and recommendations, including content warnings and any noteworthy progressive themes. Maybe we can help you find some new favorites along the way!

The Monthly Newsletters began this past weekend and are delivered as Patreon posts. The post backlog is available to everyone, so you can sign up now and won’t miss a thing.

$3/month and up: Nominate a series for podcast retrospective episodes that patrons can then vote on. We’ll open the floor to nominations via a Patreon post in a couple weeks, so you still have time to sign up for this new tier if you want to get in on the action!

$5/month and up:

  • Monthly bonus podcast episode and transcript (beginning in December). The format is still TBD, but we’ll give you more information as the date draws closer.
  • Access to the AniFem Discord (this isn’t new, we just wanted to remind you it was here ‘cause it’s a cool place to hang out).

We’re trying to keep the tiers low to make them as financially accessible as possible while still justifying the cost of creation (and not exhaust our staff with additional projects). Depending on subscriber numbers, we may need to reevaluate the tiers and perks in a few months, but we’re hopeful that this will encourage new subscribers along with some pledge boosts.

We’re rolling the new tiers out in the next 2-8 weeks, so don’t wait too long to sign up and get in on the goodies!

Manga Recommendations Page

Thanks to our Generous Summer Patron (mentioned in our last site update), we were able to expand our Recommendations section to include manga recs. And, as of today, the General Feminist-Friendly Manga Recommendations page is posted and available under our Recommendations link in the menu!

We’re also planning to post an LGBTQ+ Manga Recs page soon-ish, but we’re waiting on some series to finish their English releases before finalizing the list. We’ll let you know when that happens in a future site update. For now, go forth and browse!

Podcast Backlog Transcripts

We’ve completed our transcript backlog, meaning that every episode of Chatty AF now has a transcript available. We’ll continue to publish transcripts for new episodes a week after they go out. Thanks to everyone who helped fund the transcripts and to our terrific transcribers and editors for making it happen!

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Coming Soon…

A sneak peek at some excitement on the horizon.

AniFem Logo Redesign

We mentioned this in our last site update, so we figured we should follow up: we hit some snags with the design work and it’s led to some changes and delays. We’ve settled on a new artist, but she’s booked through the end of the year, so we won’t be able to return to this until January.

That said, we’re excited to work with her and even more excited to unveil some eye-catching new logos and avatars to our audience. So keep an eye out for that in 2022, AniFam!

The AniFem Store

Yes, it’s really, actually happening this time. We’re dotting some t’s and crossing some i’s, but we’ll be back with another site update in late November/early December, just in time for the holiday shopping season!

As always, thanks for your kind and generous support, AniFam, and feel free to let us know your thoughts, concerns, and questions in the comments.

We Need Your Help!

We’re dedicated to paying our contributors and staff members fairly for their work—but we can’t do it alone.

You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and every single penny goes to the people and services that keep Anime Feminist running. Please help us pay more people to make great content!

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