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Chatty AF 162: 2022 Spring Check-In

Caitlin, Alex, and Peter check in on an absolutely packed Spring season and it’s many good dads, rap battles, and games of volleyball!

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Moriarty the Patriot’s class war is far from history in the UK

In the anime, Moriarty’s seamless assimilation into British high society makes an inadvertent mockery of the idea that you can simply be born “better” than others. The reality…

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Reading The Duke of Death and His Maid as disability allegory

The Duke of Death and His Maid takes what could be a cheap device for titillation and, intentionally or not, transforms it into something far more emotionally powerful.…

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Weekly Round-Up, 4-10 May 2022: Bloodborne’s Pregnancy Horror, Animator Vlogging, and Requiem of the Rose King Interview

AniFem Round-Up 2022 Spring Three-Episode Check-In The team checks in on the season in progress to let you know which shows have tripped up and which have outshone…

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What’s your go-to anime for tough times?

Your number-one pick? Do you have a few that you recommend to people? Has your pick changed over time?

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“I Can’t Wait Around Anymore”: Civilian women’s agency in My Hero Academia versus Fullmetal Alchemist

The emotional strain a woman experiences in a relationship with someone who’s so often in danger yet doesn’t communicate is rarely treated as a real issue. A woman’s…

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Weekly Round-Up, 27 April – 3 May 2022: Billy Kametz Fundraiser, Tsuda Umeko Biography, and Poe Clan Reprint

AniFem Round-Up Anime Feminist Recommendations of Winter 2022 The team gathers together their top picks from the season past. The Great AniFem Makeover: Rebranding Edition We debut our…

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What’s your favorite absurd sports anime?

What’s your favorite silly take on a sport in an anime? Does the show get the spirit of the sport even with the flourishes? If you do or…

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Chatty AF 161: 2022 Winter Wrap-Up

Dee, Vrai, and Peter look back at Winter 2022’s hidden gems and many disappointing endings!

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The Great AniFem Makeover: Rebranding Edition

We’ve been teasing this for a while and it’s finally a reality: AniFem has rebranded with shiny new logos and our very own crest!

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Anime Feminist Recommendations of Winter 2022

Winter 2022 has been pretty hectic for the AniFem staff, but we still found time to make one of our biggest seasonal rec posts in almost a year!

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Weekly Round-Up, 20-26 April 2022: Nintendo Working Conditions, Akamatsu Ken Propaganda Comic, and NIXIE Kickstarter

AniFem Round-Up  A Girl Worth Fighting For: Kingdom Hearts III and the mystery of the missing heroines With Kingdom Hearts 4 just announced, Dee looks back at how…

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What are your Twitter alternatives?

Today’s news that Elon Musk successfully bought out Twitter has resulted in a flurry of conversations about alternatives. While we plan on keeping the site’s Twitter presence for…

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A Couple of Cuckoos – Episode 1

Here is a tip: if you want to endear me to your trash gremlin heroine—something which should not be hard, given my record—then probably the last thing you…

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Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 April 2022: Gunbuster Influences, Marriage Equality Film Festival, and Nintendo Labor Complaint

AniFem Round-Up 2022 Spring Premiere Digest All of this season’s premieres, listed with content warnings. Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 16-23 The classic shoujo retrospective…

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Unionization Resources

As conversations about worker rights and collective action become increasingly common in various industries, it felt like a good time to put together a small primer. This is…

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Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong – Episodes 16-23

Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana dig into Nanako's love confession, the series' influence on Class S stories, and what makes the series such a potent depiction…

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Weekly Round-Up, 6-12 April 2022: Ryukyuan Tattoos, Etsy Strike, and Voice Actor Rights

AniFem Round-Up  BIRDIE WING – Golf Girls Story – Episode 1 It hits the ground running and just never stops. The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a…

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What was your favorite Winter 2022 anime?

What was your favorite new series? Favorite sequel? Was there a sequel that fell short of your expectations?

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Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – Episode 1

A seemingly promising premiere that's ultimately too many tropes doing... nothing at all.

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Love After World Domination – Episode 1

Love After World Domination reminds us that heroes loving villains and villains loving heroes will always be pretty good to watch.

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Don’t Hurt Me, My Healer! – Episode 1

I think how you feel about this premiere will largely depend on a few things: how you feel about the “two characters who don’t really like each other…

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In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki – Episode 1

Have y’all ever made a zombie brain? It turns several very tasty alcoholic beverages into one of the single worst textural experiences on Earth. This is like that.

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Aoashi – Episode 1

Do you like Black Clover? This is basically Black Clover, but soccer.

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SPY x FAMILY – Episode 1

Spy x Family is a fun romp with a warm heart; endearing, tense, and silly in equal measures. Hopefully the anime can continue to draw out the manga’s…

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Dance Dance Danseur – Episode 1

It's a fantastic premiere that mixes dance with commentary on toxic masculinity.

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RPG Real Estate – Episode 1

Over the years I’ve gotten accustomed to the incorporation of very soft, cutesified character designs in shows. So RPG Real Estate has come along to catapult me directly…

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Skeleton Knight in Another World – Episode 1

This is just another goddamn isekai fantasy about some misunderstood nice guy who looks like a monster (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord) steeped in MMO mechanics…

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Miss Shachiku and the Little Baby Ghost – Episode 1

This premiere is repetitive fluff after the first five minutes, which means that instead of taking plot notes I started overthinking the implications of a show about a…

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Heroines Run the Show – Episode 1

A shoujo-esque coming-of-age series? Idols with art deco aesthetics? And its production has more than a ham sandwich to its name? Is it my birthday?

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Deiamon: Recipe for Happiness – Episode 1

I suspect this found-family, food/music hybrid show will fly under the radar, but I hope it doesn’t, because there’s a whole lot to like in this first episode.

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BIRDIE WING – Golf Girls Story – Episode 1

If you want a woman-led sports anime that makes you ask “what the hell is going on?” at least once every five minutes, consider checking out BIRDIE WING.

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Weekly Round-Up, 30 March – 5 April 2022: Accessibility Resources, Ranking of Kings Translation Issues, and Gendered Pronouns

AniFem Round-Up  Ya Boy Kongming! – Episode 1 A goofy, delightful reverse isekai comedy matching a Three Kingdoms strategist with a would-be singer. The Executioner and Her Way…

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Tomodachi Game – Episode 1

When it comes to the frequently trashy death game genre I at least respect Tomodachi Game’s attempts to be classy, even if I’m not convinced it has the…

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I’m Quitting Heroing – Episode 1

Ping-ponging between "trash boy comedy" and "bitter boy dramedy," Quitter Hero really doesn't seem to know what kind of show it wants to be.

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What’s your most anticipated Spring anime?

What new title are you most excited about? Sequel season? Anything that’s continuing on from Winter?

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Healer Girl – Episode 1

There’s something nice about the idea that an artform like song can have physical, literal healing powers—maybe that’s the vibe the series itself is going for. A little…

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Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs – Episode 1

Trapped in a Dating Sim offers some potentially interesting ideas but is helmed by a disagreeable protagonist and, through him, a general sense of disdain for the genre…

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ESTAB LIFE: Great Escape – Episode 1

I have a weakness for high-concept shows that are this blithely earnest and excited about what they’re making (while also being at least a little gay).

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Fanfare of Adolescence – Episode 1

Even if there’s something kinda funny about seeing realistically-rendered horses next to stylized anime humans, the aesthetic of the show overall is really nice.

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Thermae Romae Novae – Episode 1

If it can get back to business and commit to being silly, Novae might hit its stride. But aside from offering me an artistic glimpse into the ancient…

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Love All Play – Episode 1

A moment of silence for Love All Play, which has started airing just in time to be The Other Badminton Anime. There’s really nothing wrong with it if…

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Aharen-san wa Hakarenai – Episode 1

When they go to a games arcade after school and Aharen smushes her chubby cheeks up against the glass of a crane game machine, it looks more like…

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The Executioner and Her Way of Life – Episode 1

A yuri fantasy series that looks like a gem and is well worth going into unspoiled.

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2022 Spring Premiere Reviews

All the spring 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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Ya Boy Kongming! – Episode 1

Come for the plot, and absolutely stay for the plot because Ya Boy Kongming is one part humor, one part historic isekai, and all around heartwarming and fun.

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Weekly Round-Up, 23-29 March 2022: Afro Samurai Anniversary, Wage Gap Statistics, and Shoujo Recs

AniFem Round-Up If the Belt Fits: The battle for trans characters in fighting games In honor of Guilty Gear‘s Testament coming out as agender, we’re rerunning C.S. Nangland’s…

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