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!
Listen to Feminism and Diversity in Anime (ft. Mercedez Clewis) here.
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.
Listen to How to Japanese Podcast – S02E13 – here.
In this episode, we have Mercedez, an anime/manga reviewer and transcriptionist, talk with us about this season of anime! We discuss what anime we’ve been watching, our favorites from this season, and more! Sorry, this episode is so long but we hope you enjoy it!
The Blxxk Anime Podcast now has it’s own website! By visiting blxxkanime.com you can find out news about new webtoons, manga, anime, comics, and more being made by your favorite creators along with a closer look at our spotlighted creators for the month of November 2020, Team God Punch. We will be adding to the website regularly so you don’t want to miss out on some of the amazing things we have to offer!
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Mercedez’s Social Media: @pixelatedlenses