“AniFem is such an important initiative to me, because as a woman and fervent anime lover (and captain of the Shinji Ikari defense squad), I don’t think being a feminist and being an anime fan should be at odds.”
– Molly Brenan, Publishing Associate, Kodansha USA and co-manager of AniTAY (acting in an individual capacity)
“My enthusiasm for AniFem comes from my personal frustration with how female characters are portrayed in anime and manga and the near absence of critical discussion focusing on these subjects. I know a great number of women who found series like Sailor Moon and Revolutionary Girl Utena life-changing but have since withdrawn from anime after repeated negative experiences. I’m hopeful that a public dialogue can help change that.”
– Peter Fobian, Associate Features editor at Crunchyroll (acting in an individual capacity)
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