Here’s how it’s gonna go down.
I’m going to do a megapost for each series. There will be a brief summary of the series basic plot and then I’m going to go through how it fares with seperate categories.
Women and Gender This category may be subdivided into characters, plot, themes and authorship. It’s going to focus on representation of women and gender roles and what the story says about it.
LGBTQ This will analyze the LBGTQ content of the work and how it’s presented if it’s presented at all, and talk about how characters identifying LGBTQ are treated
Race and Culture This will talk about how race is treated in the anime and how non-Japanese are represented. I won’t really bother caring about how Caucasians are treated if they’re present, but focus on the treatment of darker skinned characters and other nationalities. Most anime takes place in Japan and the majority of the characters tend to be Japanese, as Japan is only 1% minorities. Obviously the Japanese count as POC and therefore most manga you read will have a predominantly POC cast (I will state if this is not the case), but you can expect Japanese to be well represented in manga, so discussing that is moot. The treatment of other traditionally marginalized races and cultures is what requires looking at.
Disability This will deal with the representation of people with disability and how disability is treated within the text.
Weight This will deal with whether there is any fatphobia or fat-positive characters.
Awesome Things Any awesome things I may have missed that make the manga and/or anime feminist and worth looking into
Triggers Anything that might trigger someone in the work. I’ll try to be thorough about this, if I miss something, please tell me.
I’m going to start off with some relatively obscure stuff everyone might not know about- Michiko to Hatchin, Serei no Morbito, Princess Tutu etc. Though you can expect posts on FMA and Sailor Moon and the like naturally
List of the undeniably feminist friendly series I’m starting out with (this is only stuff I’ve completely finished). More will be added on including more iffy series and especially as I finish stuff, but these are the definites.
Revolutionary Girl Utena (anime)
Nausicaa manga and movie
Serei no Morbito
Read or Die (anime)
Michiko to Hatchin