Chatty AF: The Anime Feminist Podcast

Anime Feminist

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  • 1 hour 9 minutes
    Chatty AF 210: 2024 Spring Season Wrap-Up
    Alex, Toni, and Peter return to wrap-up the 2024 Spring anime season! 0:00:00 Intros 0:01:50 Mysterious DIsappearances 0:06:09 Train to the End of the World 0:09:54 Tonari no Yokai-san 0:10:28 Go Go! Loser Ranger 0:10:56 Kaiju No. 8 0:13:47 WIND BREAKER 0:18:28 Tadaima Okaeri 0:24:00 Spice and Wolf 0:25:39 Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night 0:36:11 YATAGARASU 0:39:35 Whisper Me a Love Song 0:43:00 A Condition Called Love 0:50:04 Black Butler 0:52:46 DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION 0:58:19 Delicious in Dungeon 1:06:17 Laid-Back Camp 1:07:48 Sound! Euphonium 1:08:31 Outros Alex: https://bsky.app/profile/arhenderson.bsky.social Toni: https://bsky.app/profile/poetpedagogue.bsky.social Peter: bsky.app/profile/peterfobian.bsky.social AniFem Linktree: https://linktr.ee/animefeminist AniFem Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/animefeminist Recorded Sunday 30th June 2024 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/
    8 July 2024, 1:00 am
  • 1 hour 9 minutes
    Chatty AF 209: Manga Variety Hour: History is Written by the Mangaka
    Dee, Peter, and Vrai join together to share some of their favorite historical manga! 0:00:00 Intros 0:02:15 Fast Pitch: Goodbye, My Rose Garden - Dee 0:04:02 Two to Mango (Side A): House of Five Leaves - Dee, Vrai 0:13:30 Love It Or Loan It: Golden Kamuy - Peter 0:23:46 Antique Roadshow: The Rose of Versailles - Dee 0:30:53 Team Huddle: Innocent - Peter, Vrai, Dee 0:39:20 Bless This Mess: Requiem of the Rose King - Vrai 0:52:18 Two to Mango (Side B): A Bride’s Story - Dee, Peter 1:03:11 Hit Me With Your Best Sell: My Dear Detective - Dee 1:08:43 Outros Dee: bsky.app/profile/deescribe.bsky.social Peter: bsky.app/profile/peterfobian.bsky.social Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Sunday 23rd June 2024 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/
    25 June 2024, 1:00 am
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    Chatty AF 208: Monogatari Watchalong Part 3 - Kizumonogatari
    Toni, Vrai, and Peter return to their Monogatari watchalong with the ultra-violent 3-part movie trilogy Kizumonogatari! 0:00:00 Intros 0:01:25 Watch order 0:02:25 Suffering and gore 0:06:20 Visual style 0:12:35 Impressions 0:15:44 Hanekawa 0:22:35 Araragi’s savior complex 0:28:14 THAT scene 0:36:44 Sexualizing Hanekawa and Shinobu 0:41:33 Ending 0:44:44 Self-sacrifice vs self-destructiveness 0:47:41 Bodily autonomy 0:51:37 Scars/bonds 0:53:17 Edgelord deconstruction 0:55:52 Vampire mythology 0:59:22 Buddhist themes 1:02:26 Final thoughts 1:03:48 Outro Toni: bsky.app/profile/poetpedagogue.bsky.social Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social Peter: bsky.app/profile/peterfobian.bsky.social AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Friday 17th May 2024 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/
    10 June 2024, 1:00 am
  • 1 hour 9 minutes
    Chatty AF 207: 2024 Spring Mid-Season Check-In
    Alex, Toni, and Peter check in on a number of eyebrow-raising romances and some science fiction series with big but as-of-yet unrealized potential in the Spring 2024 season! 0:00:00 Intros 0:02:05 DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION Red Flags 0:08:31 Mysterious Disappearances Neutral Zone 0:11:36 Train to the End of the World 0:16:54 Tonari no Yokai-san 0:18:14 Kaiju No. 8 It’s Complicated 0:26:26 Tadaima, Okaeri 0:36:19 Spice and Wolf: MERCHANT MEETS THE WISE WOLF 0:40:34 Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night Feminist Potential 0:50:39 YATAGARASU: The Raven Does Not Choose Its Master 0:53:02 Whisper Me a Love Song 0:59:06 A Condition Called Love 1:08:43 Outro Alex: bsky.app/profile/arhenderson.bsky.social Toni: bsky.app/profile/poetpedagogue.bsky.social Peter: bsky.app/profile/peterfobian.bsky.social AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Friday 24th May 2024 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/
    27 May 2024, 1:00 am
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Chatty AF 206: Monogatari Watchalong - Bakemonogatari Episodes 9-15
    Toni, Vrai, and Peter return for Nadeko Snake and Tsubasa Cat, talk about examination versus exploitation, and anguish over the now-unfinished streaming status of the series. 0:00:00 Intros 0:01:39 Lost media 0:02:59 Ranking OPs 0:08:53 Sexual assault imagery 0:11:18 Tsubasa cat 0:21:08 Apparitions and metaphors 0:27:05 Hanekawa’s victimization 0:30:58 Nadeko Snake 0:35:54 Dramatic reading 0:44:46 Araragi and Senjogahara’s date 0:53:18 The Oshino question 0:57:02 Pacing, temporarily, and influence 1:02:55 Official girl ranking 1:11:40 Outro Toni: bsky.app/profile/poetpedagogue.bsky.social Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social Peter: bsky.app/profile/peterfobian.bsky.social AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Thursday 4th April 2024 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/
    13 May 2024, 1:12 am
  • 1 hour 14 minutes
    Chatty AF 205: 2024 Winter Season Wrap-Up
    Vrai, Peter, and Alex take a much delayed look back on the 2024 Winter anime season where some of our bottom titles managed to pull out some good content before the end and top titles that took an absolute nosedive in the second half. 0:00:00 Intros Red Flags 0:02:11 The Witch and the Beast Yellow Flags 0:06:49 BUCCHIGIRI?! Neutral Zone 0:12:52 Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss But I'm Not the Demon Lord 0:15:11 ‘Tis Time for Torture, Princess 0:16:36 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! 0:17:20 Mr. Villain’s Day Off 0:17:52 Demon Prince of Momochi House 0:22:56 Deliciousness in Dungeon It's Complicated 0:27:00 Solo Leveling 0:29:13 Sengoku Youko 0:31:40 Metallic Rouge Feminist Potential 0:39:29 Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! 0:46:42 Brave Bang Bravern! 0:53:22 A Sign of Affection 0:57:56 The Dangers in My Heart 1:03:23 The Apothecary Diaries 1:08:04 Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End 1:12:41 Outro Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social Peter: bsky.app/profile/peterfobian.bsky.social Alex: bsky.app/profile/arhenderson.bsky.social AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Saturday 47th April 2024 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/
    29 April 2024, 1:00 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    Chatty AF 204: Monogatari Watchalong - Bakemonogatari Episodes 1-8
    Toni leads Vrai and Peter on a watchalong through the first 8 episodes of the late ‘00s collaboration between NIsioisin and Studio SHAFT that was as infamous as it was influential, Bakemongatari! 0:00:00 Intros 0:00:54 Toni’s justification for doing this 0:02:53 Bakemonogatari in the anime zeitgeist 0:10:34 Copycats 0:14:22 Visual style 0:22:53 Hanekawa 0:25:00 The male gaze and Ararai’s ahoge 0:28:58 Senjougahara’s sexuality 0:35:52 Portrayal of sexual abuse 0:38:22 Mayoi Snail (briefly) 0:41:07 Kanbaru 0:51:55 Suruga Monkey 0:56:25 BaruHara 1:00:54 Final thoughts 1:05:49 Outro Toni: bsky.app/profile/poetpedagogue.bsky.social Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social Peter: bsky.app/profile/peterfobian.bsky.social AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Sunday 17th March 2024 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/
    8 April 2024, 12:59 am
  • 1 hour 52 seconds
    Chatty AF 203: Revolutionary Girl Utena Watchalong - Episodes 21-27
    Vrai, Cy, and Chiaki return to cover the conclusion of the Black Rose arc, the beginning The End of the World, and Akio being both the worst and relentlessly sexy on convertibles. 0:00:00 Intros 0:01:03 Content warnings 0:02:08 Feelings 0:05:59 Keiko 0:09:46 Mikage 0:22:45 End of the World 0:29:02 Akio 0:32:36 Cycles of abuse 0:35:49 Kozue and Daddy Longlegs 0:41:30 Anthy and Utena 0:45:17 Nanami 0:49:10 Toga 0:56:34 Ohtori’s OSHA compliance 0:59:12 Outro Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social Cy: bsky.app/profile/pixelatedlenses.bsky.social Chiaki: bsky.app/profile/terrible.moe AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Tuesday 12th March 2024 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/
    18 March 2024, 1:00 am
  • 58 minutes 49 seconds
    Chatty AF 202: Revolutionary Girl Utena Watchalong - Episodes 13-20
    Cy, and Chiaki, and Vrai return and dive into the Black Rose Saga, the importance of the secondary cast, and Anthy's deepening characterization. 0:00:00 Intros 0:02:34 Content Warnings 0:03:09 Note on translation 0:05:05 Catching Up 0:07:00 The economic bubble 0:08:37 Filler 0:11:52 Nanami episode 0:14:22 Anthy 0:24:15 Symbolism 0:26:52 Adult content 0:29:12 Shiori 0:38:53 Wakaba 0:41:00 Saionji 0:46:30 The Onion Prince 0:53:25 The death tower? 0:55:36 Next time… 0:57:34 Outro Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social Cy: bsky.app/profile/pixelatedlenses.bsky.social Chiaki: bsky.app/profile/terrible.moe AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Sunday 11th February 2024 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/
    5 March 2024, 2:00 am
  • 1 hour 11 minutes
    Chatty AF 201: 2024 Winter Mid-Season Check-In
    Vrai, Alex, and Peter check-in on the 2024 Winter season where quite a few titles with a lot of potential have a lot riding on their second halves! 0:00:00 Intros Red Flags 0:01:30 The Foolish Angel Dances with the Devil 0:02:09 The Witch and the Beast Yellow Flags 0:02:29 BUCCHIGIRI?! Neutral Zone 0:11:47 The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic 0:14:25 Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I'm Not the Demon Lord 0:18:03 Tis’ Time for Torture, Princess 0:18:44 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! 0:19:47 Mr. Villain’s Day Off 0:20:16 Ishura 0:21:23 Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp 0:22:52 The Demon Prince of Momochi House 0:26:56 Delicious in Dungeon It's Complicated 0:30:51 Solo Leveling 0:35:06 Sengoku Youko 0:36:50 Metallic Rouge 0:41:56 Fluffy Paradise Feminist Potential 0:42:31 Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! 0:51:58 Brave Bang Bravern! 0:56:09 A Sign of Affection 1:10:11 Outro Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social Cy: bsky.app/profile/arhenderson.bsky.social Peter: bsky.app/profile/peterfobian.bsky.social AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Friday 16th February 2024 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/
    19 February 2024, 2:00 am
  • 58 minutes 16 seconds
    Chatty AF 200: Revolutionary Girl Utena Watchalong - Episodes 1-12
    We're celebrating 200 episodes! And what better way than for mega Utena fan Vrai to talk Cy and Chiaki through their very first viewing of the series? 0:00:00 Intros 0:04:02 Past experience 0:10:08 Utena in modern culture 0:12:26 Series info 0:17:55 Favorite character 0:19:20 Sub vs Dub 0:25:18 Abuse of Anthy 0:32:30 Saionji 0:35:31 Incest 0:41:53 Learning how to watch Utena 0:46:44 Experience with Ikuhara 0:50:32 Utena’s gender and sexuality 0:56:47 Outro Vrai: bsky.app/profile/writervrai.bsky.social Cy: bsky.app/profile/pixelatedlenses.bsky.social Chiaki: bsky.app/profile/terrible.moe AniFem Patreon: www.patreon.com/animefeminist AniFem Twitter: twitter.com/AnimeFeminist Recorded Sunday 29th October 2023 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/
    5 February 2024, 2:00 am
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