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 paid to write about feminist topics which may not be possible on your other writing outlets.