- I’m pretty much still watching Gabriel Dropout for Satania, who is my favorite kind of character (think Toudou from Yowamushi Pedal). Peter Fobian explains Satania’s cringeworthy charm in his latest on Crunchyroll.
- SUPER GALS IS ON CRUNCHYROLL THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Here’s a really old review I wrote of Super Gals back when I was really bad at writing reviews, and I can barely read it without cringing. I have no idea why I gave it a “kind of recommends” rating when I remember it so fondly now.
- 16 Female AniTubers You Should Subscribe To. It seems like YouTube is really the future of anime content. Blogs like mine will go away and we’ll all be watching channels. Subscribing to YouTube anime reviewers makes me feel less like an out-of-touch oldtaku.
- Chic Pixel’s Ultimate Guide to Blogging Part 3: Growing Your Audience. The super-helpful guide continues!
- I was quoted in an article about the ties between the far right and anime fandom, and I could write an entire post clarifying what I said. For one, I never said anything about “bored young men” in particular, and noted that anime fandom (or at least con attendance) is 50% female now. Even so, you should absolutely read this deep dive into the chilling connection between fandom and radical politics.
- Please visit ANN Editor-in-Chief Zac’s incredible new blog about confronting self-hatred. Zac talks about his lifelong experiences learning to love himself, and it’s something everyone can learn from.
- The Rec Center, which by now you know as my favorite weekly newsletter, unearthed this Tumblr post about a fanfiction writer who married one of their readers.
- Now that the month is almost over, the #28DaysOfBlackCosplay hashtag on Twitter has filled up with some incredible costumes. To give credit where it’s due, Chaka Cumberbatch launched this tag years ago!
Screenshot via Gabriel Dropout on Crunchyroll