The Four Horsemen of the Patriarchy: Part 1

Revolutionary Girl Utena is, without a shadow of a doubt, my favorite anime of all time. As a teenager, I fell in love with it for its beauty, its surreal story, and Utena’s incredible strength…I’ve come to realize that Revolutionary Girl Utena is one of the most honest commentaries on gender roles and agency I’ve seen in any medium, from any country.

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Welcome Agent Artemis!

I would like to announce the latest addition of the Anime Secrets Staff, Agent Artemis. She will be joining us as the great mind behind our newest column Fujoshi Feminism. Be on the look out for her work!


Nagi no Asakura – First Impressions

The only reason this anime even came up on my radar this season is due to the breathtaking animation photos of the scenery in this world circulating the internet. I’m really not a huge fan of the slice of life romantic anime genre. In my experience it’s always some kind of coupling of two characters who are childhood friends about to enter a new school and must overcome the challenge of….