Podcast: Toradora! Watchalong – Episodes 7-13

In which I finally, truly understand the concept of “Best Girl.”

Ryu and Minori cross a finish line at sunset, holding hands

After a somewhat rocky start, Toradora soars with a fantastic school festival arc that had us all blinking back more than a few happy tears.

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Podcast: Toradora! Watchalong – Episodes 1-6

Let’s get dorangerous.

Taiga holding a can of coffee and looking furious

I’ve reunited with Caitlin and Vrai on a watchalong, but there’s a twist: I actually haven’t seen this one before! Join me on this journey into early-decade YA rom-coms, won’t you?

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Podcast: Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Retrospective

I needed to lie down for a little while after this one.

The protagonist of Shimanami Tasogare looks pensively at a fishbowl that has two young people floating in it

For our very first manga retrospective, I join fellow AniFem staffers Vrai and Chiaki to chat about the LGBTQ+ manga Our Dreams at Dusk! We discuss the story’s sincere (and sometimes devastating) subject matter, its variety of messy but sympathetic characters, and the importance of it being written by an X-gender and asexual author. Also, blink and you’ll miss it: I actually talk seriously about myself for once.

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Podcast: Fall 2019 Wrap-Up

Dream a little dream of ani-me…

The two protagonists of Outburst Dreamer Boys stand back to back, Mizuki holding a sword and looking determined.

Vrai, Peter, and I look back at the Winter 2019 season. Join us as we sing the praises of surprise favorite Outburst Dreamer Boys, rejoice in finding some good isekai for once, and lament the tragic half-a-show that was Stars Align.

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AniFem’s Top Picks of the 2010s

Should auld anime be forgot and never brought to mind~

Shin leans over Bon's shoulder, grinning, and says "We're so popular."

To celebrate the end of the 2010s, I got together with my fellow AniFem staffers to pick our favorites from the last 10 years. In a process that involved surprisingly little arguing thanks to my teammates having (mostly) great taste, we put together two lists:

  • Top 25 of the Decade: Participating staffers wrote up a list of 20 shows, then we tallied the votes and organized the series based on total number of picks and whether they made anybody’s Top Five. The end result is a mighty fine list of anime, if I do say so myself.
  • Bonus Picks of the Decade: Participating staffers picked five bonus series to highlight, that way we could each give a little love to our under-the-radar darlings and guilty pleasures. (Did I suggest this bonus list because I was sad that Snow White with the Red Hair didn’t make the Top 25? Why yes. Yes, I did.)

Happy reading, and I hope these lists can help you find some hidden gems you may have missed, too!


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Podcast: Neon Genesis Evangelion Watchalong – End of Evangelion

I regret to inform you that I did not care for Anno’s spite film.

The extended cast of Evangelion posing for the camera, looking happy and smiling

The 5th and final part of our Neon Genesis Evangelion watchalong with Vrai, myself, and special guests Isaac and Lizzie! It’s time for the Eva Endings Extravaganza as viewers new and old reflect on their feelings about the franchise.

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Podcast: Neon Genesis Evangelion Watchalong – Episodes 21-26

Things are so dire, I can’t even make a bad pun about it.

Eva Unit-01 holds Kaworu in its grasp

Part 4 of our Neon Genesis Evangelion watchalong with Vrai, Dee, and special guests Isaac Akers and Lizzie Visitante! Everything collapses and nobody is happy. The characters in the show ain’t doing so hot, either. (And don’t worry—we’ll discuss The End of Evangelion next time.)

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