This post feels like a long time coming, but in a way… I’m not unnerved by that: if anything, there’s solice in knowing that my life is heading in a different direction, come what may.Continue reading
This summer’s recs are definitely a case of quality over quantity. The post Anime Feminist Recommendations of Summer 2021 appeared first on Anime Feminist.Anime Feminist Recommendations of Summer 2021 — Anime Feminist
Ionatan and Ravi are joined by Mercedez Clewis, a contributing writer and journalist for sites like Anime News Network, Japanese to English translation and localization editor, and staff editor at Anime Feminist, to discuss feminism and diversity in anime. They talk about Mercedez’s time living in Fukushima and transition into anime journalism, and then break down how to think about anime through a feminist lens.
I am so, so honored that I got to spend time chatting with Ionatan & Ravi in late July (when we recorded) for this episode. It was a blast, and I really felt wonderful talking about my work as a Black Feminist and a proper Anime Feminist as well!
Mercedez Clewis is a Japanese to English localization editor and proofreader as well as a pop culture writer and critic with websites like, Anime Feminist, But Why Tho, and the Anime News Network. She also has previous worked with Siliconera, which is where she got her start with Japanese to English translation. After earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s in History, she taught on the JET Program in Fukushima Prefecture for four years and is currently in the process of returning to Japan. See her website here.
Today is another hot, humid day in Texas, which seems like the way this year’s just gonna go. It’s hot, hotter than it’s ever been: the kind of hot that makes you hid inside with all the windows closed, every single ceiling fan on at least the mid-level so it moves the air, and all the blinds closed. It’s the kind of hot that makes me crave shaved ice, heaped in a styrofoam
It’s also the day after tanabata, a day that had my mind back in Sendai in 2016, a scant week and a half after I arrived in Japan, and more specifically: in Fukushima.Continue reading
I’m trying this… radical new thing: blogging more often, or at least, blogging about my life and work mroe than once and a blue moon. Radical, I know, but it’s big for me.Continue reading
Can you believe that tomorrow is May? I certainly can’t! It feels like April zipped by, and in many ways it did. This April was particularly busy for me, in large part because I’m wrapping on a text-heavy otome game, and have had a pleasant uptick in writing. I also debuted on the Anime News Network as a member of the daily streaming review team and a journalist as well.
That all said, let’s get into what I’ve done in April!Continue reading
The Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack offers up three charming and enjoyable games that all have quirks that help make them enjoyable titles.REVIEW: ‘Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack’ Offers Mysterious and Pleasant Fun (Switch) — But Why Tho? A Geek Community
Today is the finale day of March. It’s 65 F / 18.3 C, I’ve got a Yuri on ICE! blanket on my lap, it’s slightly cloudy outside, and honestly… this has been one of the most peaceful days I’ve had since the beginning of this year.
So naturally, I wanna blog about it.Continue reading