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What was your favorite Summer 2022 anime?

What was your favorite original series? Favorite sequel? What series went way above or fell short of your expectations?

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2022 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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I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss – Episode 1

Taming the Final Boss is an extremely endearing premiere, with a great heroine and solid table-setting for its central romance. It’s also almost certain to get lost in…

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Bee and PuppyCat (2022) – Episode 1

Bee and PuppyCat asks “What would a magical girl series look like if the 'girl' was a directionless young adult who needed to pay her bills?” and finds…

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Weekly Round-Up, 14-20 September 2022: Anti-Union Action at Crunchyroll, The Ainu Times’ Anniversary, and Devs of Color Expo 2022

AniFem Round-Up Shoujo Manga’s Lost Generation Megan D. spotlights the influential, under-appreciated women whose work in the 1950s and 60s was crucial to the development of shoujo manga.…

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What Fall 2022 anime are you most excited for?

What’s your most anticipated new premiere? Are you excited for any sequels? Have trailers or pre-release buzz brought any unexpected titles to your attention?

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Tekken: Bloodline – Episode 1

I’m a bit conflicted on this one, and it mostly comes down to the character of Kazuma Jun.

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Chatty AF 170: Kare Kano (His and Her Circumstances) Watchalong – Episodes 14-19

Caitlin, Dee, and Meru return to talk about the ever present Beach Episode, mental health care in Japan, and the big ball of mess that is Arima.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Episodes 1-2

Trigger's latest show is very cyber, but is it punk?

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Weekly Round-Up, 7-13 September 2022: BL in Italy, Marriage Equality in Harvest Moon, and Misogyny in Manga Discussion

AniFem Round-Up JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure actor Tiana Camacho discusses her favorite shoujo and systemic casting hurdles for actors of color Vrai sat down with Camacho at Otakon 2022…

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What hobby or edutainment anime have you learned the most from?

Do you like the genre? What about it appeals? What’s your favorite title? How do you recommend this kind of series to others?

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Good Soil Makes a Good Crop: The Story of Saiunkoku and the myth of meritocracy

Despite its fantastical shoujo setting, The Story of Saiunkoku is no traditional fairy tale, and the sexist hurdles Shurei faces to achieve her dream of becoming a civil…

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure actor Tiana Camacho discusses her favorite shoujo and systemic casting hurdles for actors of color

Vrai sat down with Camacho at Otakon 2022 to ask her about her influences, her dream role, and the expectation put on marginalized public figures to act as…

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Weekly Round-Up, 31 August – 6 September 2022: Police Intimidation, Untenable Production Cycles, and Birdie Wing’s Absurd Golf

Editor’s Note: This week’s post is particularly dense with heavy topics, including racism, hate speech, sexual harassment, and police brutality. Please proceed with care. AniFem Round-Up How My…

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What’s your favorite magical girl series?

Who was your first magical girl? What’s your favorite older (pre-2000) series? Favorite modern series?

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Chatty AF 169: Kare Kano Watchalong – Episodes 8-13

Caitlin, Dee, and Meru return to talk about Anno's contributions to the adaptation, the memorable dub, and school bullies.

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“I am a shadow… The true self…”: Identity and social norms in Persona 4 Golden

Ultimately, the game universe makes clear that “facing yourself” is more concerned about fitting into society than personal growth. And though individual characters may seem to subvert normative…

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How My Brain is Different allows the neurodivergent to tell their own stories

When manga author Monzusu realized how poorly the general population understood neurodivergence, she sought out the stories of ordinary people with experiences similar to her own, eventually turning…

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Weekly Round-Up, 24-30 August 2022: Princess Tutu Anniversary, Sailor Moon Exhibit, and Queer Icon Miwa Akihiro

AniFem Round-Up Carole & Tuesday director Hori Motonobu on the series’ writing process and trans characters AniFem spoke with Watanabe’s co-director about the series’ production and how they…

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Weekly Round-Up, 24-30 August 2022: Princess Tutu Anniversary, Sailor Moon Exhibit, and Queer Icon Miwa Akihiro

AniFem Round-Up Carole & Tuesday director Hori Motonobu on the series’ writing process and trans characters AniFem spoke with Watanabe’s co-director about the series’ production and how they…

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Online Therapy Vetting Resources

The need for accessible mental health care has become more and more apparent since the initial pandemic, and many online services have arisen trying to fill that void.…

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Overcoming Barriers: Mobility limitation; “inspirational” disability; and Josee, The Tiger, and the Fish

Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish, a 2020 adaptation of a 1987 story of the same name, is certainly an uplifting and inspirational film, but its treatment of…

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Carole & Tuesday director Hori Motonobu on the series’ writing process and trans characters

The series saw praise for its well-characterized Black heroine, optimistic outlook and its swing-for-the-fences tale of pushing back against injustice (including a spot in our 2019 recs list).…

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Weekly Round-Up, 17-23 August 2022: American Sailor Moon Footage, Abe Funeral Protests, and Otome vs Joseimuke

AniFem Round-Up I’m Not Okay (and That’s Okay): Happy Sugar Life and the comfort of “bad survivor” narratives Aquarius revisits an absolute trashfire of a series to explain…

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What’s the most tragic incomplete anime?

Series that doesn’t finish the manga (but doesn’t leave enough to do another season)? Anime original cut short? Series that technically gets to the ending but cuts out…

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Chatty AF 168: 2022 Summer Mid-Season Check-In

Vrai, Chiaki, and Peter check-in on perhaps the most unremarkable season of anime since the inception of this podcast!

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Being a Better Man: The healthy masculinity of MY love STORY!!

Through its characters and their relationships, MY love STORY!! supports a vision of masculinity where boys and men can be openly emotional and not be shamed for it.

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I’m Not Okay (and That’s Okay): Happy Sugar Life and the comfort of “bad survivor” narratives

Reading through Happy Sugar Life was a therapy I didn’t know I needed. With its wild-eyed, camera-spinning melodrama, it managed to capture so many unwanted feelings of anger,…

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I’m Not Okay (and That’s Okay): Happy Sugar Life and the comfort of “bad survivor” narratives

Reading through Happy Sugar Life was a therapy I didn’t know I needed. With its wild-eyed, camera-spinning melodrama, it managed to capture so many unwanted feelings of anger,…

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Weekly Round-Up, 10-16 August 2022: Harassment at Nintendo, Heroines Run the Show, and Celebrating Plus-Size Fashion

AniFem Round-Up “Differences Die At The Door”: A post-mortem of Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Madeline Blondeau rolls up her sleeves and dissects where the adaptation went wrong, from toxic…

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What series you love still needs a Blu-Ray release?

What newer series is on streaming but not home video? What older series never had a disc release but deserves one? How likely do you think your dream…

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Zeno Robinson, My Hero Academia star, talks favorite roles, fighting harassment, and voice actor unionization

Discussion about wages and working conditions have exploded to the surface of the anime industry over the past few years. Anime Feminist had a chance to talk with…

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“Differences Die At The Door”: A post-mortem of Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop

Few adaptations miss the point of their source material as brazenly as Christopher Yost’s series. There are many avenues to critique it from, ranging from casting decisions to…

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Weekly Round-Up, 3-9 August 2022: Uchikoshi Tweets, Vanishing Shoujo Anime, and RightStuf Buyout

AniFem Round-Up Ribbons for the Win: Battling internalized misogyny with Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Julianne Estur looks back on her younger days and how her love of Dawn…

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What spin-off series are better than the original?

Define as you like–either ones you personally preferred, or titles that outright eclipsed their origins How did it improve on the original? What underrated side-story do you wish…

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Kakegurui: Twin – Episode 1

Kakegurui: Twin gives a standalone prequel story to Saotome Mary that welcomes newcomers and old fans alike with a story that feels just as fresh and fun as…

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Chatty AF 167: Kare Kano (His and Her Circumstances) Watchalong – Episodes 1-6

Caitlin, Dee, and Meru begin their watchalong of the GAINAX-produced, Anno Hideaki-directed shoujo anime, Kare Kano!

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2022 Summer Three-Episode Check-In

We've battled through the desert of the summer season to find out what shows have beat the heat.

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Ribbons for the Win: Battling internalized misogyny with Pokemon Diamond & Pearl

I watched Pokemon: Diamond & Pearl during elementary and middle school, and Dawn became one of my all-time favorite characters. This might seem a little strange given that…

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Weekly Round-Up, 27 July-2 August 2022: Discussing Age-Gap Romance, Lovely Complex, and Needs More Magical Girls

AniFem Round-Up Anime Feminist Recommendations of Spring 2022 The team shares their favorite new titles and sequels from the past season. Conformity, mob mentality, and intersectionality in Gatchaman…

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What anime or manga professional would you most like to see at a convention?

Who would you most like to see speak in person? Who would you most enjoy getting the chance to meet? Do you have any stories of getting to…

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FUUTO PI – Episode 1

Hidari Shotaro and Philip try to solve mysterious events in wind city and transform as Kamen Rider to fight against monsters.

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Conformity, mob mentality, and intersectionality in Gatchaman Crowds Insight vs. Yurikuma Arashi

Both series, at the surface level, encourage their audiences to be mindful and critical of the ideas they’re asked to buy into as the price of inclusion. However,…

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Weekly Round-Up, 20-26 July 2022: Tokyopop’s Usual BS, Higashimura NFTs, and Unification Church Abuses

AniFem Round-Up Mitty the Person, Mitty the Cursed: Made in Abyss and the paradoxical representation of disability Zeldaru digs into the troubling tradition of treating euthanasia as the…

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Who’s your favorite voice actress?

Favorite Japanese-language actress and favorite role? Favorite native language dubbing actress and favorite role? Is there a particular performance that absolutely made a show for you?

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The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious – Episode 1

Potentially adult maid meets definitely a child boy in a romcom that would be so much cuter if they were both older.

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Chatty AF 166: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Retrospective

In honor of the "new project" announcement, Vrai, Chiaki, and Meru look back at the iproto-TRIGGER comedy, put its intensely 2010 vibes in context, and ask how and…

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Uncle from Another World – Episode 1

The premiere seems determined to squander its good ideas with a combination of misdirection and persistent inconsistencies.

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Weekly Round-Up, 13-19 2022: Dub Acting Pay Scales, Disability in Visual Novels, and Remembering ICO

AniFem Round-Up SHINEPOST – Episode 1 A solid start for fans of the idol genre. 2022 Summer Premiere Digest All our summer premieres with content warnings and notes.…

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