162 episodes

Exploring Japanese pop culture through a feminist lens.

Chatty AF: The Anime Feminist Podcast Anime Feminist

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    • 4.7 • 62 Ratings

Exploring Japanese pop culture through a feminist lens.

    Chatty AF 162: 2022 Spring Mid-Season Check-In

    Chatty AF 162: 2022 Spring Mid-Season Check-In

    Caitlin, Alex, and Peter check in on an absolutely packed Spring season and it’s many good dads, rap battles, and games of volleyball!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:02:45 Skeleton Knight in Another World
    0:03:35 Trapped in a Dating Sim
    0:05:27 Tomodachi Game
    0:06:42 The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
    0:07:59 Ya Boy Kongming!
    0:13:36 SPY x FAMILY
    0:21:36 Love After World Domination
    0:24:41 Healer Girl
    0:28:10 Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
    0:37:22 Fanfare of Adolescence
    0:42:47 The Executioner and Her Way of Life
    0:49:51 BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls' Story-
    0:54:15 Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
    0:59:55 Heroines Run the Show
    1:06:26 Deaimon
    1:11:28 Dance Dance Danseur
    1:18:09 Outro

    Caitlin: twitter.com/alltsun_nodere
    Alex: twitter.com/TheAfictionado
    Peter: twitter.com/PeterFobian

    AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist
    AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist
    AniFem Facebook: www.facebook.com/animefem/

    Recorded Saturday 14th May 2022

    Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Chatty AF 161: 2022 Winter Wrap-Up

    Chatty AF 161: 2022 Winter Wrap-Up

    Dee, Vrai, and Peter look back at Winter 2022’s hidden gems and many disappointing endings!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:02:47 Love of Kill
    0:03:29 Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
    0:05:47 Miss KUROITSU from the Monster Development Department
    0:06:10 Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated as a Total Fantasy Knockout
    0:10:23 Salaryman’s Club
    0:17:25 ORIENT
    0:19:16 Tokyo 24th Ward
    0:26:19 Requiem of the Rose King
    0:30:08 My Dress-Up Darling
    0:34:38 Sasaki and Miyano
    0:39:23 SABIKUI BISCO
    0:45:45 The Case Study of Vanitas
    0:49:15 Princess Connect! Re:Dive Season 2
    0:53:30 Ranking of Kings
    1:07:14 Outro

    Dee: twitter.com/joseinextdoor
    Vrai: twitter.com/VriterVrai
    Peter: twitter.com/PeterFobian

    AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist
    AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist
    AniFem Facebook: www.facebook.com/animefem/

    Recorded Sunday 24th April 2022

    Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong - Episodes 16-23

    Chatty AF 160: Dear Brother Watchalong - Episodes 16-23

    Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana continue their watchalong with episodes 16-23 of the quintessential anime melodrama, Dear Brother!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:03:23 Content/seizure warnings
    0:04:29 Flower language check-in
    0:07:03 Henmi
    0:10:22 Prediction
    0:12:01 Everyone is gay and Class S origins
    0:15:32 Translation issues
    0:17:36 Mariko
    0:21:58 Nanako
    0:23:00 Teen angst and interior lives
    0:26:40 Fukiko
    0:31:26 Kaoru, Nanako, and Rei
    0:35:22 Who is the bisexual inspirer
    0:37:06 Fukiko’s whole deal
    0:41:59 Tomoko
    0:47:29 Pinwheels
    0:49:11 Dear Brother vs Evangelion
    0:51:09 Availability
    0:54:13 Final thoughts
    0:55:12 Outro
    0:56:40 Next segment content warnings

    Vrai: twitter.com/VriterVrai
    Merecedz: twitter.com/pixelatedlenses
    Chiaki: twitter.com/Chiaki747
    Diana: twitter.com/SilenceDrowns

    AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist
    AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist
    AniFem Facebook: www.facebook.com/animefem/

    Recorded Sunday 13th March 2022

    Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr
    Chatty AF 159: Dear Brother Watchalong - Episodes 8-15

    Chatty AF 159: Dear Brother Watchalong - Episodes 8-15

    Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana continue their watchalong with episodes 8-15 of the quintessential anime melodrama, Dear Brother!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:01:50 Mariko apologia
    0:02:45 Content and photosensitivity warnings
    0:04:32 Nanako and Tomoko
    0:07:37 More Mariko apologia
    0:14:08 Food
    0:15:33 Kaoru
    0:17:38 Where is this school?
    0:21:00 Flower language
    0:23:54 Rei and Kaoru
    0:33:44 The lover suicide
    0:36:51 Freudian psychology
    0:38:45 Alcohol
    0:41:00 Why was Nanako chosen
    0:42:06 The memes
    0:44:24 Relationshit
    0:47:16 Dear Brother as an LGBT work in the ‘70s
    0:54:48 Predictions
    0:58:23 Outro

    Vrai: twitter.com/VriterVrai
    Merecedz: twitter.com/pixelatedlenses
    Chiaki: twitter.com/Chiaki747
    Diana: twitter.com/SilenceDrowns

    AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist
    AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist
    AniFem Facebook: www.facebook.com/animefem/

    Recorded Sunday 20th February 2022

    Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr
    Chatty AF 158: Dear Brother Watchalong - Episodes 1-7

    Chatty AF 158: Dear Brother Watchalong - Episodes 1-7

    Vrai, Mercedez, Chiaki, and special guest Diana begin their watchalong of the quintessential anime melodrama, Dear Brother!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:02:34 Epilepsy and content warnings
    0:06:00 Licensing issues
    0:09:17 Summary
    0:10:51 Riyoko Ikeda
    0:16:00 Diana’s anime origin story
    0:18:52 The European boarding school phenomena
    0:22:43 Nanako and Tomoko
    0:29:46 Mariko
    0:32:57 Rei
    0:36:18 Queer subtext (for its period)
    0:38:08 Use of flower language
    0:40:48 Melodrama
    0:42:14 Sorority culture
    0:49:55 Rich people are awful
    0:52:31 Teenage drama
    0:55:52 Predictions
    0:57:15 Also Henmi
    1:00:28 Outro

    Vrai: twitter.com/VriterVrai
    Merecedz: twitter.com/pixelatedlenses
    Chiaki: twitter.com/Chiaki747
    Diana: twitter.com/SilenceDrowns

    AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist
    AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist
    AniFem Facebook: www.facebook.com/animefem/

    Recorded Sunday 6th February 2022

    Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Chatty AF 157: 2022 Winter Mid-Season Check-In

    Chatty AF 157: 2022 Winter Mid-Season Check-In

    Dee, Mercedez, and Peter check in on the Winter 2022 season.

    0:00:00 Intros
    Pit of Shame
    0:02:27 Police in a Pod
    Red Flags
    0:06:22 Love of Kill
    0:08:35 Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
    Yellow Flags
    0:10:37 Slow Loop
    0:11:36 Miss KUROITSU from the Monster Development Department
    0:16:11 Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout
    0:17:15 In the Land of Leadale
    0:18:24 Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt
    Neutral Zone
    0:20:49 Tribe Nine
    0:26:50 The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest
    0:27:52 Salaryman’s Club
    0:33:26 ORIENT
    0:36:18 CUE!
    It’s… Complicated
    0:38:28 Tokyo 24th Ward
    0:39:24 Requiem of the Rose King
    0:44:44 My Dress-Up Darling
    Feminist Potential
    0:54:14 Sasaki and Miyano
    0:57:29 SABIKUI BISCO
    1:05:27 Outro

    Dee: twitter.com/joseinextdoor
    Merecedz: twitter.com/pixelatedlenses
    Peter: twitter.com/PeterFobian

    AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist
    AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist
    AniFem Facebook: www.facebook.com/animefem/

    Recorded Sunday 13th February 2022

    Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

The Milof ,

Anime feminist = <3!

I have really been enjoying this podcast. I like that they have a few people on each episode so that we can get a wider perspective on the shows and themes. I like that they can be critical of anime that it is problematic, without shaming those who like them (they even admit to liking some of those series as well). I really like the season check in and wrap up episodes, and really love the Fushigi Yuugi watch-a-long episodes!

Ergoemos ,

This show is always funny and insightful!

This show is always smart and enjoyable. I love the varied voices that come on to the show and each one is a treat that is special and unique between each episode! I look forward to it every week!

DrivingBrian ,

Chatty about Anime and Feminism

This show is great for what it is. Analysis and discussion of current anime and how to falls in line with feminism and other social standards. The hosts are all very engaging and the show has gotten better and better as they've gone along.

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