[Link] Anime Feminist Q&A Part 2

If you liked the first Q&A or if you wanted to hear me talk less about site stuff and more about specific anime, part two is here for you.

You can find show notes and more info at Anime Feminist. We’ve got over $1000 in patrons now! Almost enough to pay editors (including yours truly). Every little dollar helps.

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[LINK] Feminist anime recommendations of Winter 2017

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[Working for AniFem has forced me to actually keep up with a modern series or two instead of just watching things from the 90s. Who knew?]

Now we’ve reviewed all the Spring 2017 premieres, we thought we’d round up some of our favourites from shows that ended last season.

We talked about three kinds of recommendation:

  • Feminist-friendly favourite (you would recommend it to a feminist friend with no caveats)
  • Problematic favourite (you would only recommend it to a feminist friend with caveats)
  • Surprise favourite (you expected it to have caveats, but actually would recommend it without)

Just so you know, every one of us would have picked Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju for the feminist-friendly favourite. (For those who loved it as much as we do, we highly recommend our own Dee’s insightful episode recaps for both seasons.) To give you a more diverse selection, I asked that only one person cover Rakugo and that the rest come up with other options – easily done, since we all had other anime from the season that we had loved.

Read the rest at Anime Feminist!

[LINK] [Review] Seven Mortal Sins – episode 1

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….So this is one of three shows I’m watching past the first episode this season. 

The prideful archangel Lucifer disobeys God and is cast into the lowest level of hell as a fallen angel. On her way to hell, Lucifer happens to meet a high school girl on Earth named Maria, who helps her. In hell, Lucifer meets Leviathan, and Leviathan explains to Lucifer about The Seven Deadly Sins, the seven demon king rulers of hell. After The Seven Deadly Sins seal Lucifer’s powers, Lucifer goes on a journey with Maria and Leviathan to defeat them.

Source: Anime News Network

It….it’s porn, y’all. It’s unabashed porn centered around the deep and probing question, “hey, what if Lucifer was a super hot chick?” That’s what you’re getting here.

Read the rest at Anime Feminist!

[LINK] [Review] Love Tyrant – episode 1

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I may have blacked out while writing this review. It’s all a blur.

Guri is an angel with a mysterious item that turns any two people who kiss into a couple. She appears before a high school boy named Seiji Aino. However, there is a yandere high school girl named Akane who loves Seiji.

Source: Anime News Network

I feel as if I have been on a journey, readers. I would like you to accompany me on it, that you may truly understand my feelings.

The opening credits attempt to provide a warning for unwary travelers, crash-zooming into the breasts of one love interest while providing us a loving close-up of the other’s panties. Because it is a generous series, it makes sure we see these highly rendered undergarments from both front and back, while the opening theme poorly attempts to mask the drill coming towards the viewers’ skulls.

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[LINK] From Eroica with Love is the 1970s gay thief caper you never knew you needed

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The year is 1976. Dashing and romantic art thief Dorian Red Gloria, codename Eroica, rescues the young supergenius psychic Caesar Gabriel (who is desperately in love with him, of course) from NATO. He’s pursued by the dogged agent Major Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach to the frozen edges of the earth, where the newfound rivals find themselves stranded and at a stalemate. Forced to bunker down together while waiting for rescue, Dorian realizes that he has far better chemistry with the prickly Major than his unspeakably bland love interest. And thus 40 years of unresolved sexual tension begins in earnest.

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