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Exploring Japanese pop culture through a feminist lens.

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    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

Exploring Japanese pop culture through a feminist lens.

    Chatty AF 170: Kare Kano Retrospective - Episodes 14-19

    Chatty AF 170: Kare Kano Retrospective - Episodes 14-19

    Caitlin, Dee, and Meru return for part 3 of their watchalong of GAINAX-produced shojo anime, His and Her Circumstances AKA Kare Kano with episodes 14-19!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:04:39 Arima’s depression
    0:13:52 Love vs codependency
    0:18:43 Maho’s dentist
    0:24:38 Yukino’s parents
    0:29:47 Just ‘90s dad things
    0:32:24 The red flag parade
    0:39:01 Mental illness and therapy in Japan
    0:42:43 Beach episode
    0:44:51 Teenagers are gross
    0:50:31 Sex-Ed in Japan
    0:56:23 Arima’s trigger
    0:59:56 Episode 19 and Anno’s departure???
    1:04:10 Predictions
    1:05:41 Outro

    Cailin: twitter.com/alltsun_nodere
    Dee: twitter.com/joseinextdoor
    Meru: twitter.com/pixelatedlenses

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

    Recorded Sunday 24th October 2021

    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
    Chatty AF 169: Kare Kano Watchalong - Episodes 8-13

    Chatty AF 169: Kare Kano Watchalong - Episodes 8-13

    Caitlin, Dee, and Meru return for part 2 of their watchalong of GAINAX-produced shojo anime, His and Her Circumstances AKA Kare Kano with episodes 8-13!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:01:42 Impressions
    0:04:35 Iconic segments
    0:06:09 Sub vs dub (again)
    0:11:11 Sex stuff
    0:16:37 Anno’s influence (it’s depression)
    0:23:14 Yukino and the bullying arc
    0:36:36 The friends
    0:43:33 Tsubasa’s family and her dad
    0:51:31 Kazuma
    0:55:16 Masami Tsuda’s reaction to the anime
    0:57:49 Favorite moments
    0:58:53 Predictions
    1:00:46 Outro

    Cailin: twitter.com/alltsun_nodere
    Dee: twitter.com/joseinextdoor
    Meru: twitter.com/pixelatedlenses

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

    Recorded Sunday 24th October 2021

    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 168: 2022 Summer Mid-Season Check-In

    Chatty AF 168: 2022 Summer Mid-Season Check-In

    Vrai, Chiaki, and Peter check-in on perhaps the most unremarkable season of anime since the inception of this podcast!

    0:00:00 Intros
    Red Flags
    0:02:19 Black Summoner
    Yellow Flags
    0:03:48 Uncle from Another World
    0:08:07 Parallel Word Pharmacy
    0:10:16 My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex
    0:12:33 My Isekai Life
    0:13:35 Call of the Night
    Neutral Zone
    0:19:17 The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting
    0:25:00 TEPPEN! Laughin til You Cry
    0:26:58 Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys
    0:29:37 RWBY: Ice Queendom
    0:35:18 CHIMIMO
    It’s Complicated
    0:36:41 YUREI DECO
    0:41:23 Lycoris Recoil
    0:48:06 Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
    Feminist Potential
    0:53:33 Tokyo Mew Mew New
    1:01:40 Outro

    Vrai: twitter.com/WriterVrai
    Chiaki: twitter.com/AnimatedEmpress
    Peter: twitter.com/PeterFobian

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

    Recorded Saturday 20th August 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 3 min
    Chatty AF 167: Kare Kano Watchalong - Episodes 1-7

    Chatty AF 167: Kare Kano Watchalong - Episodes 1-7

    Caitlin, Dee, and Meru begin their watchalong of the GAINAX-produced shojo anime, His and Her Circumstances AKA Kare Kano!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:01:19 Background, production, and distribution
    0:12:26 Personal history
    0:17:50 Dubs vs subs
    0:22:42 Plot synopsis
    0:24:39 Yukino and Arima
    0:30:29 Their families
    0:33:19 Romance
    0:36:05 Japanese academic culture
    0:42:10 Relatability
    0:46:46 Men are wolves
    0:53:16 Side characters
    1:00:02 Predictions
    1:00:28 Outro

    Cailin: twitter.com/alltsun_nodere
    Dee: twitter.com/joseinextdoor
    Meru: twitter.com/pixelatedlenses

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

    Recorded Sunday 24th October 2021

    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 166: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Retrospective

    Chatty AF 166: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Retrospective

    Vrai, Chiaki, and Meru look back at the proto-TRIGGER irreverent comedy, Panty & Stocking!

    0:00:22 Intros
    0:01:38 Why?
    0:05:36 Background and Western influence
    0:10:49 First impressions
    0:14:27 Sub vs dub
    0:23:06 The vibe of the time
    0:26:42 Chris Sabat playing black man
    0:31:09 Fatphobia
    0:34:58 Garterbelt
    0:37:52 Portrayal of women and sexuality
    0:42:36 The re-virgining
    0:49:38 The Japanese voice cast
    0:51:47 Things we like: Scanty & Kneesocks
    0:54:03 The soundtrack and the Weird Stuff
    0:57:26 Referenceability
    1:01:23 What can the sequel do?
    1:08:00 Final thoughts
    1:10:09 Outro

    Vrai: twitter.com/WriterVrai
    Chiaki: twitter.com/animatedempress
    Meru: twitter.com/pixelatedlenses

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

    Recorded Saturday 16th July 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 11 min
    Chatty AF 165: 2022 Spring Wrap-Up

    Chatty AF 165: 2022 Spring Wrap-Up

    Play Don’t Know What You Got as Caitlin, Alex, and Peter look back on the 2022 Spring season!

    0:00:00 Intros
    0:03:04 The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
    0:04:34 Ya Boy Kongming!
    0:10:45 SPY x FAMILY
    0:17:00 Love After World Domination
    0:19:37 Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
    0:22:18 Fanfare of Adolescence
    0:23:22 Executioner and Her Way of Life
    0:29:10 BIRDIE WING -Girls’ Golf Story-
    0:37:25 Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
    0:43:12 Heroine’s Run the Show
    0:46:59 Deiamon: Recipe for Happiness
    0:48:38 Dance Dance Danseur
    0:57:16 Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic-
    0:59:11 Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3
    0:59:36 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 9th July 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 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 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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