Introducing the Anime Feminist
"Anime Feminist is a new website for reviews, interviews and
discussion on anime and manga through a feminist lens, run by a team of
writers from academia, the industry and grassroots fandom." They are starting out with a good group of writers, and are well worth a look.
One of the issues they focus on is the excessive sexual "fan service", especially in shonen anime (aimed at boys). [Fan vs Service] Black Lagoon vs Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is a standout so far.
They've also got short reviews of new series, with mentions of any gratuitous content.
They have a patreon page, if you'd like to help them with their mission.
TOP 8 REASONS TO BECOME AN ANIFEM PATRON
- “I’d watch more anime if I didn’t have to sift through all 40+ premieres to figure out whether the protagonist falls face-first into a girl’s breasts.”
- You want anime reviews to reliably warn you when a show contains sexual assault, fanservice, homophobia etc., and also when it contains potentially great representations of women, queer or non-binary characters in particular. You want full series reviews to give you a heads up about problematic elements so you can choose for yourself whether it’s worth your time.
- “I loved this post, but really wish they write in-depth about the feminist points they raise.”
- You want established anime writers to regularly produce quality features from a feminist angle, and understand that busy people can’t justify the extra time unless we pay them. Alternatively, you are an established writer who would love to be pa