It’s that time again! I’m usually the least up-to-date person on the AniFem team, but I still had some favorites that I wanted to write up.
Now that we’ve knocked out the Summer 2017 premieres, it’s time to take a fond look back at our favorites from last season. We talked about three kinds of recommendations:
- Feminist-friendly favorite (you would recommend it to a feminist friend with no caveats)
- Problematic favorite (you would only recommend it to a feminist friend with caveats)
- Surprise favorite (you expected it to have caveats, but actually would recommend it without)
We’re organizing things a little differently this time around. Rather than have people pick three favorites and wind up with repeat write-ups (a bunch of us really liked My Hero Academia and The Royal Tutor, okay), we had everyone list the shows they’d want to recommend to our AniFam and then divvied up the write-ups among the staff. The series are organized alphabetically below, along with the staff members who named it as a “favorite” and a brief review.
Natsume Yuujinchou, always and forever. ❤
It seems very good and also I tried to watch one “not very sad” episode and burst into tears. I don’t think I have the constitution for it.
I find myself tearing up a lot when watching Natsume as well – sometimes out of sadness, sometimes out of happiness, sometimes out of an intense, bittersweet nostalgia that almost seems to come out of nowhere. I’m just gonna go ahead and say it’s good for me, in some kind of emotionally cleansing way. Point is, definitely not judging you, weak constitution or otherwise.