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Chatty AF 149: Soul Eater Rewatchalong – Episodes 1-13

Part one of Caitlin, Vrai, and Dee’s newbie-friendly rewatch of the only shonen with a Halloween theme and a lady lead, Soul Eater!

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Anime Feminist Recommendations of Summer 2021

This summer's recs are definitely a case of quality over quantity.

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Komi Can’t Communicate – Episode 1

A cute normal boy meets anxious girl comedy that's definitely gonna be a romcom that will satisfy folks looking for a charming slice of life this season, with…

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2021 Fall Premiere Digest

This fall brings passion projects by big-name creators, long-awaited adaptations, and some unexpected surprises!

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Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 October 2021: Butch Yuri, TMS’s First Female Producer, and Belladonna of Sadness

AniFem Round-Up Deep Insanity THE LOST CHILD – Episode 1 There’s some interesting worldbuilding ideas buried deep down in there but boy does it look BAD. Ranking of…

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What’s your favorite spooky anime for Halloween?

What’s your favorite scary or spooky series? Do you have any you break out just for the season? What are your top old and new recommendations?

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Lupin the 3rd: Part 6 – Episode 1

Does a bromance await Fiction’s Greatest Detective and Greatest Thief? Is Watson still out there hoping his beau will save him? Is Zenigata going to get, like, supes…

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Ranking of Kings – Episode 1

Bojji is a deaf prince who dreams of becoming a great king someday. He's ridiculed for his disability, but together with his friends he'll make his dreams come…

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Deep Insanity THE LOST CHILD – Episode 1

Deep Insanity: The Lost Child tries to be something more than the sum of its parts, but never quite reaches the realm of "good action anime", despite trying…

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Weekly Round-Up, 6-12 October 2021: Anti-War Protests, Miyazaki’s Union Days, and Tokyopop Germany

AniFem Round-Up takt op.Destiny – Episode 1 A beautiful action series that’s thin on plot and chemistry between the leads. Banished From the Hero’s Party, I Decided to…

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What makes a great idol anime?

What makes the best examples of the genre? What traits drag a series down? How does that criteria change when recommending to genre fans versus casual viewers?

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RUMBLE GARANNDOLL – Episode 1

It’s a by-the-numbers mish-mash of heavy-handed homages that also has cute mini-mecha designs and a fair bit of heart. It sits squarely in the subgenre of “rah rah…

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Chatty AF 148: 2021 Summer Wrap-up

Vrai, Peter, and Mercedez look back at a sequel-heavy 2021 Summer season!

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My Senpai is Annoying – Episode 1

Igarashi Futaba is loli office worker who wants to do a good job and wants her senpai to take her seriously, but it seems Futaba is starting to…

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SHIKIZAKURA – Episode 1

If you're in the mood for a very safe, very standard, CGI shonen anime that tackles every trope in the genre, than look no further than SHIKIZAKURA, a…

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Blue Period – Episode 1

Yaguchi Yatora wants to become an artist, but is torn between following his true passion or choicing a more stable career.

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VISUAL PRISON – Episode 1

Embrace the darkness, entities of the night: Visual Prison is all fangs, a few bites, and loads of visual-kei idol boys, all mashed together into a premiere that…

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The Faraway Paladin – Episode 1

This premiere isn’t keen to rush into the heart of the action and show Will being a cool badass holy warrior. It’s content to draw us in slowly,…

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Taisho Otome Fairy Tale – Episode 1

Inside Taisho Otome Fairy Tale there are two rom-com wolves.

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SAKUGAN – Episode 1

9-year old, Memempu wants to explore the Labyrinth, but overprotective dad, wants to keep her safe from the strange creatures lurking around.

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Platinum End – Episode 1

There are two major things that Platinum End has in common with previous Ohba/Obata manga. One, it captures the feeling of railing for the first time at an…

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Muv-Luve Alternative – Episode 1

While it’s not spectacular, it’s fair enough fodder for anyone looking for a wartime story against a cosmic enemy in 2021.

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Muv-Luv Alternative – Episode 1

While it’s not spectacular, it’s fair enough fodder for anyone looking for a wartime story against a cosmic enemy in 2021.

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The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat – Episode 1

It drips style, but aesthetics alone won’t be able to carry this show. I have a feeling the panty flashes aren't going anywhere, and I'm inclined to ask…

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PuraOre! ~Pride of Orange~ – Episode 1

It’s the job of a hobby anime’s premiere (and this is listed as “slice-of-life” rather than sports, at least on Funimation) to show the protagonists getting hooked into…

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Banished From the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside – Episode 1

What’s it about? After being banished from the hero’s adventuring party, knight Gideon changes his name to Red and decides to live a quiet life in a countryside…

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takt op.Destiny – Episode 1

Mysterious monsters called "D2" show up to take over the world and its up to "musicarts" and conductors with the power of music to stop them.

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Weekly Round-Up, 29 September – 5 October 2021: Zombie Land Saga Interview, Beastars Metaphors, and Living as a Foreigner in Japan

AniFem Round-Up Waccha PriMagi! – Episode 1 Colorful magical girl idol show by big name Sato Junichi. Selection Project – Episode 1 Idol competition title worth it for…

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AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline – Episode 1

Put on your earmuffs, because we’re headed square into dogwhistle territory.

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The vampire dies in no time – Episode 1

The vampire dies in no time is no-holds-barred slapstick comedy. It’s a pretty good example of the genre, too, if you’re down for something manic.

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What’s your most anticipated Fall 2021 anime?

What new premiere are you looking forward to? Any sequels? Have any titles you weren’t expecting to watch caught your eye?

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Digimon Ghost Game – Episode 1

If one good thing came out of Adventure 2020, it's that it inspired Toei to take a chance on this series.

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Tesla Note – Episode 1

EX-ARM walked so Tesla Note could fly, and wow, what a brief, ugly flight this premiere is.

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Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut – Episode 1

It’s the kind of thinly envisioned alternate universe that more or less directly replicates real history while stapling exactly one speculative element on top. But by the end,…

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Mieruko-chan – Episode 1

I’d assumed Mieruko-chan would be much more straightforwardly a zany comedy, juxtaposing the terrifying creatures of the beyond against Miko’s disinterest in engaging with them. But the pacing…

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Muteking the Dancing Hero – Episode 1

This is the sort of show people describe as “out there,” one that requires a certain tolerance for wacky hijinks and an appreciation of creators gleefully stacking concepts…

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The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window – Episode 1

BL and yuri fans, I think you all know how we roll the dice when the word “adaptation” comes around. For every given or Bloom into You that…

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Selection Project – Episode 1

Come for the idols, stay for the idols because Selection Project is wholly a show about idols, and while things don't completely go to plan for protag Suzune,…

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2021 Fall Premiere Reviews

All the fall 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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Waccha PriMagi! – Episode 1

Technically, the general rule at AniFem is that we don’t cover children’s programming, but if we can make an exception for dear ol’ PreCure I figure I may…

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Weekly Round-Up, 22-28 September 2021: Gay Weddings in Rune Factory, Kageki Shojo Interview, and Death Stranding Update

AniFem Round-Up The View from the Sidecar: How Kamen Rider fails its women A throwback piece for all you tokusatsu fans! Haru details the disappointing treatment of female…

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What was your favorite Summer 2021 anime?

What was your overall favorite? Which show ended up surprising you? Which show turned out underwhelming?

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Weekly Round-Up, 15-21 September 2021: Shojo Beat’s Anniversary, Yuri Game Publishing, and Prime Minister Candidates

AniFem Round-Up Portrayals of Black Masculinity in Carole & Tuesday Katherine Mussellam looks at how the writing of characters like Ezekial and Skip swings back and forth between…

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Resources and Fundraisers: September 2021

Montero Baby Registry A page of charity donation links organized by Lil Nas X in connection with his new album; covers a range of groups helping with issues…

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Introduction to Copaganda in Anime and Manga

Media from all over the globe contains an abundance of pro-law enforcement storylines and themes. Anime and manga are not exempt from this, with some of the most…

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The Heike Story – Episode 1

Weaving the many threads of the classic Japanese epic Heike Monogatari into a compelling, cohesive adaptation will be a challenging task, but this premiere is off to an…

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Portrayals of Black Masculinity in Carole & Tuesday

Despite its social justice-minded storytelling, Carole & Tuesday can be a frustrating watch as it swings back and forth between exploring these characters as nuanced individuals and perpetuating…

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Weekly Round-Up, 8-14 September 2021: Harassment on Archive of Our Own, Anime Overproduction, and Anti-Discrimination Policies

AniFem Round-Up Pregnancy as the pinnacle of womanhood in TSF porn Chiaki analyzes the trend of pregnancy-related happy endings in TSF (“magical sex change”) stories and the possible…

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What’s your favorite spin-off series?

What makes a good spin-off work? Is your fave more or less well-known than its source? Are you a fan of the source material too?

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