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Chainsaw Man’s beautiful depiction of platonic relationships

Chainsaw Man, a Shonen Jump series by Fujimoto Tatsuki, has its main character, Denji, realize the value in having a strictly platonic relationship with the leading female protagonist,…

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High-Rise Invasion – Episode 1

If schlocky action and gritty murder games are your deal, you might find yourself at home with High-Rise Invasion. However, I’m sure there are many fight-for-survival sci-fis that…

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Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House – Episode 1

Despite the strange mid-season start for the show, Kiyo in Kyoto seems to be lovingly crafted and easygoing show meant to get people hungry for Japan.

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Feathers and Glass: How Swan’s heroines find themselves through dance

Swan, which ran in Margaret from 1976 until 1981, follows Hijiri Masumi, an average high school girl from rural Hokkaido, who through the course of the series becomes…

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Weekly Round-Up, 17-23 February 2021: Academic Fact-Checking, Signs of Affection, and The Eccentric Family

AniFem Round-Up How BL and Yuri Helped Me Face My Sexuality Cynthia Millsap shares her coming out journey and how BL and yuri helped her tackle her internalized…

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Power Outage Resources

While this is unfortunately not an exhaustive list for the cities currently suffering without power, we’ve tried to round up general tips to stay warm as well as…

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ADHD as Investigation: How Hyouka’s Chitanda carves space for herself as a leader

ADHD is often maligned as strictly a lack of the willpower necessary to concentrate, or a simple inability to ignore distractions. But through her investigations, Chitanda exhibits behaviors…

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How BL and Yuri Helped Me Face My Sexuality

It took years of consuming BL and Yuri to finally face my truth: that I am queer.

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Weekly Round-Up, 10-16 February 2021: 90s BL, CLAMP’s Impact, and Isekai Exhaustion

AniFem Round-Up  Blue Flag vs. Our Dreams at Dusk: A look at LGBTQ+ representation and its audience Kaye Scheidler compares two manga about queer teens and how marketing…

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What’s your favorite niche or obscure series to share with others?

What’s your top “feels like only I watch this” show? What makes it a tough sell? What’s great about it?

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Chatty AF 134: Yuri Manga Variety Hour

Vrai, Alex, and Mercedez go over the wealth of yuri being published on the English market and share some of their faves!

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You Don’t Have to Kick Ass to Be Kickass: Shoujo fantasy and the value of the noncombatant hero

Over the years, the number of lady action heroes has slowly but significantly risen. And this is a good thing... for the most part. But the ability to…

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Blue Flag vs. Our Dreams at Dusk: A look at LGBTQ+ representation and its audience

Our Dreams at Dusk and Blue Flag are two series about queer characters, but it’s clear that each is aimed at a different target audience.

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Weekly Round-Up, 3-9 February 2021: Antiblackness in Anime, Website Accessibility, and ADHD Gaming

AniFem Community 1122: For a Happy Marriage explores how prescribed gender roles can damage marriages Jessie H. on how this josei manga contrasts two relationships in crisis, and…

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What queer manga would you like to see get an anime adaptation?

What title would you pick and why? Would it work best as an OVA, TV series, or film? Are there things about it that make it tough or…

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My Fave is Problematic: Kakegurui

It soon becomes clear that within Hyakkaou Academy, it's the women who get shit done. That was where I found what had first caught my interest in the…

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1122: For a Happy Marriage explores how prescribed gender roles can damage marriages

1122: For a Happy Marriage examines two different married couples that are pressured to adhere to gender and allonormative roles within marriage, which ultimately damages their marital relationships.

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Weekly Round-Up, 27 January – 2 February 2021: Bigotry at Toei, INKR Translator Rates, and Building Better Cyberpunk

AniFem Round-Up The Queer Blood Ties of Vampire Princess Miyu Camellia James on the franchise’s mixture of Western vampires and Japanese mythology, and its unique take on the…

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What second season of an anime did you like better than the first?

What’s your favorite season 2 of a series? What made it great? Do you have any picks that changed creative teams or studios and stayed great or improved?

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Chatty AF 133: Akudama Drive Retrospective

Vrai, Chiaki, and Mercedez look back on last season's powerful cyberpunk showstopper Akudama Drive!

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2021 Winter Three-Episode Check-In

This season truly encapsulates the duality of anime: everything made us either really excited or really tired.

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The Queer Blood Ties of Vampire Princess Miyu

Miyu is born a vampire, and her bite does not seem to turn her victims into other vampires. In Vampire Princess Miyu, blood bonds become not something that…

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Weekly Round-Up, 20-26 January 2021: Glass Mask Sake, Yamada Naoko’s Influence, and Tokyo Mew Mew

AniFem Round-Up  All Folks Bright and Beautiful: The casual gender diversity of Heaven’s Design Team Dee highlights what makes this edutainment manga so charming. Cozy Campfires, Bitter Broth:…

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Resources and Fundraisers: January 2021

Meet the Organizers Offering Self-Defense Tools and Training to the Trans Community (them., Eva Reign) Interview with leaders from the Chicago-based collectives THORN and Molasses. Despite 2020 being…

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Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 January 2021: Wonder Egg Primer, Otome Heroines, and Otherside Picnic Interview

AniFem Round-Up  Redo of Healer – Episode 1 What might be a decent premise about an abuse survivor buried under twenty layers of sleazy rape fetish porn. WONDER…

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What’s your favorite Winter 2020 premiere?

What’s your favorite series so far? Have there been any exciting surprises? Any disappointments?

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2021 Winter Premiere Digest

The new year has started out strong with some incredible premieres that nobody was expecting.

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Anime Feminist’s Top Picks for 2020

In an exceptionally hellish year, good anime managed to provide some brief moments of reprieve. Here are the staff's 2020 favorites!

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WONDER EGG PRIORITY – Episode 1

Wonder Egg is fabulism meets horror/suspense meets character drama. It is fantastical and grounded in equal turns, with a raw emotionality that pulls no punches but also doesn’t…

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Redo of Healer – Episode 1

The source material has a reputation for being (to put it bluntly) rape revenge fetish porn, but this premiere is mostly a standard dark fantasy with some glimmers…

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Weekly Round-Up, 6-12 January 2021: Winter Premieres, Ensemble Stars, and Upcoming Diverse Indie Games

AniFem Round-Up I★CHU – Episode 1 Male idol series currently plagued by Too Many Boys. Hortensia SAGA – Episode 1 Tropey but promising “crossdressing secret princess” fantasy series.…

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Idoly Pride – Episode 1

IDOLY PRIDE's premiere is good... until it tries to get twisty and drops the ball. Still, it's worth watching... right?

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WAVE!! Let’s go surfing!! Episode – 1

There hasn’t been a major successful aquatic sports anime since FREE! and I wondered if Wave!! Let’s go surfing!! would fill that void. My short answer is "No,"…

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What’s your favorite anime of 2020?

What was your overall favorite? What title do you wish more people were talking about? What title ended up disappointing you?

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Ex-Arm – Episode 1

Ex-Arm is everything that can probably go wrong making an anime, beating out even Kemono Friends and Gibiate in production values.

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Kemono Jihen – Episode 1

Inugami Koachi meets a half-demon boy named Dorotabo together they will solve the mystery of his missing parents.

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation – Episode 1

The show looks cool, so I guess I’ll stick around for 3 episodes. Totally fair if you’re not up for a gross protagonist constantly whining about boobs though.

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Sk8 the Infinity – Episode 1

First, let me tell you how much fun I had watching this bright, energetic premiere. Next, allow me to put on my Feminist Killjoy Hat and talk about…

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Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist – Episode 1

Dr. Ramune is an eccentric who treats his clients with spiritual illnesses with equally questionable methods.

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BACK ARROW – Episode 1

It's familiar, like Gurren Lagann meets Escaflowne---but familiar doesn't have to mean bad.

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Horimiya – Episode 1

A teenage love comedy that's got a few problematic beats to an otherwise solid premiere.

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Scar on the Praeter – Episode 1

Kai Yamato is trying to make a living for himself and his little brother in the chaotic Tokyo Akatsuki Special Ward.

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The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter – Episode 1

A show that could have been a forgettable isekai, but the dude doesn't come from Japan for once. He's still boring and everyone wants to get into his…

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Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki – Episode 1

You have the basic foundation for a series about a teenage boy whose misanthropy and pessimism feel all too real in 2021, all things considered. You also have…

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WIXOSS DiVA(A)LIVE – Episode 1

WIXOSS DiVA(A)LIVE might look like it has potential, but don't be fooled: it doesn't.

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2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team – Episode 1

The professional in me wants to talk about how this josei adaptation is a beautifully staged, pensive premiere that elegantly establishes its main characters, their relationships, and individual…

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So I’m a Spider, So What? – Episode 1

So I'm a Spider, So What? is a solid start to a series about one high school girls' adventures... as an RPG-esque Spider.

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Cells at Work! CODE BLACK – Episode 1

I’ll tip my hat to this first episode: using the overworked cells of a failing body as a vehicle to tell a story about workers being crushed beneath…

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Heaven’s Design Team – Episode 1

Poor casting decisions notwithstanding, there's a lot to like about this imaginative, good-hearted edutainment series about endearing coworkers and buck-wild animal facts.

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LBX Girls – Episode 1

I’m going to go out on a limb and say it probably wouldn’t have taken me six hours to watch this premiere if it hadn’t come out on…