AniFem is six months old, so we did a Q&A about how the site came to be, and what we’re hoping to do in the next six months.
[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.
….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.
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.
Wondering what I’ve been up to? Well, part of it has been writing up a few premieres over at Anime Feminist. Here’s one for your reading pleasure (don’t worry, you’ll still get two other posts this week as well).
Oh, boy. This is a rough one. What we have here is a show I very much want to like: a high concept sci-fi story about first contact with the potential for a uniquely interesting protagonist. Unfortunately, this show is already setting itself up in a worrying pattern of meandering quietly along for 20 minutes or so, then introducing a big twist in the closing minutes. If it’s already repeating tricks this early on, including an almost identical zoom-out from the giant alien cube that may or may not be menacing the city, it’s somewhat worrisome for episodes to come.