- “They’re young. We’re dead. So it’s ‘cosplay.'” Wendy Ross Kaufman has been creating her own costumes for conventions since the ’70s. Here’s why this professional costumer is finally at peace with a word she once disparaged. HT @StevenSavage.
- Made in Abyss and post-apocalyptic fiction. Emily’s high school memories reveal exactly what kind of literature this breakout summer anime gets its inspiration from.
- Inside the extreme Facebook fandom for old rental VHS tapes. Lest you think anime inspires the oddest fandom devotees, meet a man only known as “The Mayor.”
- An Introduction to the “SAIYUKI” Anime… as told by a fan who read the manga almost a decade ago. Dee makes it so you can watch the new show even if you haven’t been keeping up for the last ten years. I certainly haven’t!
- Confronting Biases in My Hero Academia. Caitlin does a good job explaining how this show’s treatment of women is leagues beyond other shonen battle anime are doing.
- For the anime industry, the streaming revolution is both a blessing and a curse. David Ng’s article is one of the most level-headed approaches to this topic I’ve seen yet.
- YouTubers and Bloggers Should Interact More. An earnest plea for the anime fandom, but I don’t see it happening. Vlogging is a totally different beast.
- Chic Pixel is finishing up her PhD dissertation, so in the meantime you should check out some of her greatest hits.
Lead photo via Old Anime Fashion.