Glancing Upstream: Summer 2018 Retrospective Digest

Summer series, happened so fast…

A young woman in a red jacket spreads her arms, smiling, and says "We're in a new world!"

Another quiet season marked by unevenness, but pleasant surprises and problematic faves emerged even so. Click here for the AniFem recommendations for Spring 2018!  And thank your lucky stars for shows with “light” in the name.


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Podcast: Summer 2018 Mid-Season Check-in

Bravely battling to stay atop our lengthy watchlists!

A screenshot from Planet With. A young woman in a maid outfit and a boy in a silver mask hold out their hands and scream, with lightning crackling across the screen.

Caitlin, Peter, and I checked in on the spring shows to talk about the good (shows with “light” in the title), the bad (isekai slave fantasies), and the ugly (those transphobic bits in Asobi Asobase, OOF).

Click here to view the show notes and download the SoundCloud file, or find it on iTunes and Stitcher by searching for “Chatty AF.”


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Rule of Three Review: Summer 2018 Anime Digest

Some of these characters might be trash, but that doesn’t mean their shows are.

A teen girl in pigtails says happily "It doesn't smell!"

I took part in AniFem’s three-episode summer check-in post, so I’ll send you over there for all the discussion points. More shows, more voices, and more recommendations for you dear readers!

And as far as sequels go, I’m also keeping up with Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia. Y’know, me ‘n’ 90% of the anime fans out there. Truly, I am a trailblazer.

Click here for the full post on AniFem!


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Panning the Stream: Summer 2018 Premiere Digest

Some cool new anime to chill you out on these blazing summer days.

A teen girl in a bikini claps her hands together happily. Above her head, in thought bubbles, are images of her surfing, swimming, and scuba diving.

As is the new tradition, I got together with fellow AniFem staffers Caitlin and Vrai to review all the premieres for Anime Feminist and help readers find their new faves.

You can click here for the full digest on AniFem, which includes links to every review. Or you can hit the jump for a quick rundown of the series I reviewed and what’s caught my attention this season!

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