Summer 2017 Anime Premiere Masterpost

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I watched so much anime over the last two weeks, readers. More than I think I’ve ever tackled during the start of a new season. You may recall that I reviewed a handful of titles for Anime Feminist during the Spring season. That handful rocketed up to a whopping seventeen titles, running the gamut from pretty awesome to huffing the fumes of existential despair.

I’m including bite-sized impressions here, and links if you want to check out the full coverage. Happy reading!

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[Link] “KADO: The Right Answer” Should’ve Been a Dating Sim

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Nobody seems to know what to make of KADO: The Right Answer, and that includes the production team. Like the anisotropic, KADO’s dimension beyond our own universe, the show contained multitudes: it was a deliberately paced political thriller one minute and a twist-laden character drama the next; its visuals shifted between traditional 2D animation and CG, the latter of which ranged from downright stunning to “average ATLUS game;” and while it was just sort of okay sci-fi, it eventually revealed itself to be way more engaging as a gender-equal harem show.

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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!