Chiaki, Mercedez, and Kate Sánchez perform a critical autopsy on Netflix’s unfortunate effort to resurrect a classic.Chatty AF 153: Cowboy Bebop Live Action Post Mortem — Anime Feminist
Vrai, Peter, and Mercedez look back at a sequel-heavy 2021 Summer season!Chatty AF 148: 2021 Summer Wrap-up — Anime Feminist
Vrai, Alex, and Mercedez return to their rewatchalong to watch the infamous movie, unpack that last 15 minutes, and discuss how it colors the franchise as a whole.Chatty AF 147: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rewatchalong – Rebellion — 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!
Vrai, Mercedez, and Alex return for the 2nd half of Madoka to talk about Madoka’s character arc, the aggravating entropy twist, and how the TV finale still resonates.Chatty AF 146: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rewatchalong – Episodes 7-12 — Anime Feminist
Vrai, Mercedez, and Alex celebrate the 10th anniversary of the industry-changing magical girl anime, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, with a rewatchalong!Chatty AF 144: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rewatchalong – Episodes 1-6 — Anime Feminist
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.
Dee, Mercedez, and Peter look back at the mega-packed Spring 2021 season!Chatty AF 143: 2021 Spring Wrap-up — Anime Feminist
No use crying over cracked eggs. Vrai, Mercedez, and Alex perform a postmortem on the most potentialful disasterpiece of 2021, Wonder Egg Priority!Chatty AF 142: Wonder Egg Priority Postmortem — Anime Feminist
Caitlin, Dee, and Mercedez fight their final battle and look back on Angelic Layer as a too-rare example of women-led sports anime.Chatty AF 141 Angelic Layer Watchalong – Episodes 20-26 — Anime Feminist