The Roaring Twenties are right around the bend! Before we turn that corner and leave the Turbulent Tens behind us, we wanted to lavish some love on the standout titles of the last ten years.
The Woman Called Fujiko Mine TagResults
The team discusses the show’s unique place as the only Lupin property with a woman in the director or head writer’s chair, Fujiko’s uneven portrayals across time, and how the series pulls no punches in discussing sexuality, identity, and who controls women’s stories. Caitlin extols a straight relationship based on mutual respect, Vrai has a lot of feelings about their (really awful, really tragic) son, and Dee brings the thoughtful questions.
Yamamoto Sayo, director and storyboard artist, chats about Yuri on Ice and creating “raw” female characters
AniFem staffer Caitlin sat down with Yamamoto Sayo at AnimeFest 2017 to talk about Yuri on Ice, her themes, and her career.
Yuri!!! On ICE might’ve been one of the best things about 2016. It engaged viewers, offered one of the most positive portrayals of a queer relationship I’ve ever seen in anime, and—most importantly—offered me a chance to talk about Yamamoto Sayo, a director whose works have until now struggled to gain attention despite their high quality.