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Anime Feminist’s Top Picks for 2022

From romance to horror, seinen to shoujo, here are the stars that shone brightest from the past year.

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Weekly Round-Up, 25-31 January 2023: Elderly Yuri, Magical Girl Trivia, and Assault Lawsuit Rulings

AniFem Round-Up The Powerful Women of Trigun With Milly nowhere to be seen in TRIGUN STAMPEDE, it’s a good time to look back at how the original manga…

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What shoujo/josei anime do you want to see licensed or rescued?

What still-unlicensed series do you want licensed? What expired license needs renewing? Do you collect physical media or just stream?

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Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre – Episode 1

If you weren’t already inclined to check this one out, it’s probably worth sitting back and waiting to see how the much anticipated Uzumaki anime finally comes out.

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Weekly Round-Up, 18-24 January 2023: Anti-Stalking Laws, Anime Delays, and The Girl Who Can’t Get a Girlfriend

AniFem Round-Up 2023 Winter Premiere Digest All the winter reviews in one place, with updated content notes where available. Anime Feminist Recommendations of Fall 2022 The team reports…

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What “tough sell” anime are you determined to share with others?

What makes it a tough sell? What’s your pitch? Has someone ever managed to sell you on their tough sell?

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Chatty AF 177: Haibane Renmei Retrospective – Episodes 1-7

Chiaki leads Vrai and Cy on a look back at the first half of Abe Yoshitoshi's second landmark series, Haibane Renmei!

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Anime Feminist Recommendations of Fall 2022

We closed out 2022 with one of the strongest seasons in recent memory and plenty of great titles to choose from!

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Weekly Round-Up, 11-17 January 2023: Kawaii and Race, Majora’s Mask Crunch, and First Nations Characters in Vinland Saga

AniFem Round-Up Kaina of the Great Snow Sea – Episodes 1-2 A bit stiff with its characters, but the environments are striking. The Fire Hunter – Episode 1…

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What would you like to see from Anime Feminist in 2023?

What new sort of main or bonus content would you be interested in? What changes to existing site practices would you like to see? Any series or genres…

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The Fire Hunter – Episode 1

A beautiful late entry to the winter season.

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Kaina of the Great Snow Sea – Episodes 1-2

The people look a little stiff, but fortunately the environment is squarely the point.

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Weekly Round-Up, 4-10 January 2023: Afro-Anime, Aro/Ace Survey, and BL’s Influence on Shounen

AniFem Round-Up Ningen Fushin: Adventurers Who Don’t Believe in Humanity Will Save the World – Episode 1 Generally competent with one major shadow hanging over it. The Magical…

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HIGH CARD – Episode 1

HIGH CARD is desperate for you to think it’s cool.

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Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill – Episode 1

While it has its share of familiar isekai plot beats, this premiere manages to exude a certain charm that kept me interested. Maybe even hungry for more!

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Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible! – Episode 1

One background character. One foreground character. One rom-com plot...that may or may not put your off if relationships built on teasing aren't your thing.

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Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari – Episode 1

Kunato Hyouma grandfather makes him move in with tsukumogami so that he can learn how to dispatch them in a humane way.

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Ayakashi Triangle – Episode 1

This show has cats, gender bending and boobs. A small wonder why Chiaki is watching this regardless of how trashy it is.

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Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire – Episode 1

A reincarnation plot that is surprisingly devoid of the genre's gross pitfalls as it focuses on a baby with blood lust.

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Handyman Saitou in another world – Episode 1

Bob the Builder asked us, "Can we fix it?" Handyman Saitou asks "Can we fix it...in a dungeon?!" and readily says yes with its down-to-earth protagonist and his…

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What were your top five anime of 2022?

Did you watch them as they aired or later on? What was your top original series? Best sequel?

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The tale of outcasts – Episode 1

The exemplifying term for The tale of outcasts is “adolescent.”

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Chatty AF 174: 2022 Fall Wrap-Up

Vrai, Peter, and Dee try their best to wrap-up the thematically dense Fall 2022 season!

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Chatty AF 176: 2022 Fall Wrap-Up

Vrai, Peter, and Dee try their best to wrap-up the thematically dense Fall 2022 season!

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The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten – Episode 1

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten is all fluff and sweetness and... gender roles. So many cis gender roles.

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UniteUp! – Episode 1

UniteUp! combines beautiful animation with a well-paced debut to provide one of the best idol anime premieres in the genre.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War – Episode 1

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Northern War adapts what might be the most specific instance of storytelling in a video game for an audience…

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Buddy Daddies – Episode 1

Buddy Daddies proves that even assassins have trouble rearing a child in a comedic romp that's one of the Winter 2023's best premieres.

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NieR: Automata Ver 1.1A – Episode 1

Nier: Automata is not a work that should be adapted into a passive medium. But here it is, and so we must proceed.

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The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist In Another World – Episode 1

Haruyoshi was a powerful Exorcist who was reborn into another world after he was killed for being too strong.

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Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World For My Retirement – Episode 1

Intentional or otherwise, the colonial spirit of the heroine's endeavor—in which an enlightened traveller improves the sorry lives of the locals by bringing them “proper” technology—screams off the…

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TRIGUN STAMPEDE – Episode 1

An easy recommendation for action fans with some odd quirks for returning viewers.

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Giant Beasts of Ars – Episode 1

A paladin named Jiro meets a strange girl named Kuumi being chased by soldiers and together they decide to stop the monsters attacking their town.

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Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villain Lieselotte – Episode 1

A certified delight adapted by one of the most veteran shoujo anime writers in the game.

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Spy Classroom – Episode 1

Spy Classroom has all the makings of a pretty good show, but unfortunately, doesn't use its spy cast to steal the secret to making a memorable premiere.

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The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World – Episode 1

The Iceblade Sorcerer might be full of magic, but unfortunately, none of that translates to its Ai-generated animation nor the cast at large.

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Farming Life in Another World – Episode 1

It's weird to see what's effectively a hobby anime so disinterested in what makes the genre tick.

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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale – Episode 1

Sugar Apple Fairy Tale is a promising premiere that’s complicated as hell from a feminist analysis perspective.

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ONIMAI: Now I’m Your Sister! – Episode 1

Gender antics abound in a show that could have been the opposite of what it is: a fetishistic romp about one sibling forcibly feminizing the other for their…

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ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister! – Episode 1

Gender antics abound in a show that could have been the opposite of what it is: a fetishistic romp about one sibling forcibly feminizing the other for their…

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Revenger – Episode 1

It nails the vibe of the 00s fantastical revenge drama, but it remains to be seen whether this is going to be Urobuchi on or off his game.

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Technoroid OVERMIND – Episode 1

Pretty boys, bright colors, capitalism, and ROBOT MURDER set the premise for a just okay idol series that might have a darker secret beneath its technicolor, pop exterior.

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The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague – Episode 1

Cool Girl meets Actual Cool Guy who Can Make Snow in a premiere that feels like a Wotakoi-esque successor with yokai and a cozy, relatable plot centered around…

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Tomo-chan is a Girl – Episode 1

Girl likes Guy and Guy like Girl...as a best bud because he can't perceive her femininity. And yes, that's the joke, which really undercuts a show that has…

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2023 Winter Premiere Reviews

All the winter premiere reviews in one easy-to-find place. We'll update the chart as more series become available, so be sure to check back in the coming days…

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