5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2021 Week 26
Welcome to my 5 favorite anime blog posts from 2021 week 26!
Every week I look for posts that celebrate amazing moments in anime or otherwise blow me away with their wit and charm. I check hundreds of sites, and I can tell you that the ani-blogging community constantly produces a ton of amazing posts. I hope this list helps you find some of them!
Here’s the list of the sites I check!
After having celebrated so many posts talking about shows I have not seen, I feel almost disoriented to talk about a Fire Force Season 2 post! I mean, I not only watched the series, I also reviewed it! It’s almost a relief. I was beginning to feel like an anime slacker. Or maybe my not quite well hidden Imposter Syndrome decided it was time for a visit. You’d think that completing 486 series (according to My Anime List profile) and publishing around 1,370 posts (as of today) would convince me that I at least have a passing acquaintance with anime.
Anyway. This week, I came across a post by Jack Scheibelein on Animated Observations that chronicles his journey to finally watching Fire Force Season 2. It’s a story I’ve heard often: the show’s fanservice and other aspects seemed like an insurmountable barrier. But that’s where Jack Scheibelein distinguished himself. Did he just accept the opinions of others? No! He decided to see for himself and form his own opinion. So, did he confirm his initial impressions? Or did he decide it was an amazing series? Something in between? I’ll just say this: Regardless of the position taken, I love reading honest impressions and insights, and I loved reading this article.
Well, that was quick! I was just all giddy about finding a post covering a series I’d watched. Now I’m back to lamenting that I don’t have enough time to watch all the anime that I want to! This time, I missed out on the series SSSS.DYNAZENON. It’s a bummer, too, because I don’t have enough mech anime in my life. Maybe when I retire I’ll have time to watch more! I’ll just need to ignore my wife’s “Honey Do” list. Which sounds like a terrible idea…
I came across this post by Flareknight on the site Anime Evo. Anime Evo is one of those sites that consistently produces reviews that provide clear and interesting insights. Often, if I have questions about something I just saw (and I wish they reviewed Zombie Land Saga Revenge, because damn, those last few seconds…), I’ll check out their reviews to see what they thought. That’s not the case for this show, because (damnit!) I haven’t see it yet! But now I want to, because the review painted a picture of a fascinating series with strong characters. Just the sort of thing I didn’t want to miss!
I don’t often write posts about a series I’m not reviewing. I mean, I’ll occasional award a Caw Out Award to celebrate a moment that impressed me. But other than that, I focus on writing about the series that I am reviewing. This season, 86: Eighty Six dramatized a concept that impressed me so much that I had to say something about it. Since I run a site dedicated to celebrating amazing moments in anime, I think you can understand how much that episode in 86 impressed me.
And yes, I’ve seen the series! So I’m 2 for 3 so far…
Well, the series also left an impression on viewers. I just came across this post by GEATSXSHOGUN on the site Fortress William that talked about 86. Fortress William is another one of the sites that I go to for an additional perspective on a series or a topic I’ve been thinking about. This post on 86 talked about an aspect of the show that I had noticed, but had not taken the time to think much about. It’s a shame, too, because it was another beautiful yet poignant reason to enjoy and respect this series. See if you agree!
And I fall to two and two: I’m about to celebrate a post that describes yet another series I haven’t had time to see! This time, it’s Jujutsu Kaisen. It’s another real bummer, too, because it looks this show features compelling characters — which are my favorite kind! Maybe when I finish the “Honey Do” list… After taking another look at it, I’m not sure I’ll live that long…
I’m not sure any human lives that long…
I found this post by neverarguewithafish from the site Never Argue with a Fish. Not only is this one of the sites I go to for reviews that expand my horizons. I also think it has amazingly distinctive and enjoyable graphics. The second I switch to the tab with this web site, I know exactly where I am. In this case, the review struck me because by the time I’d finished reading it, I was ready to stop everything and go watch Jujutsu Kaisen. Even though it might get me in big trouble! i wonder if I could subcontract my “Honey Do” list to local kids… Or is that against child labor laws? Anyway, please do see if this article captured what you liked about the series!
I’m going to end this week’s Other Posts to Crow About/My Favorite Anime Posts in a tie, because the last post I’ve chosen to celebrate is about the upcoming anime season. I mean, I could say that because it talks about 35 (or so) series that have yet to air, those are 35 series I haven’t watched — so my final score it 2 and 37! But, I’ll cut myself some slack and admit that I can’t count unaired shows against myself. Guess I’m feeling generous today!
As usual, I want to celebrate Random Curiosity’s seasonal preview post. I’ve said it before, and I mean it: I come across a dozen or more preview posts every season. Some are by individual bloggers, and some come from the big name sites like Anime News Network. I haven’t seen a bad preview yet! All of them have their charms. But every season, Random Curiosity distinguishes itself with the most comprehensive, most in-depth, and most helpful preview guide. This post, which covers the Summer 2021 season, is another fine example. So, guess it’s time to pick which shows I won’t watch this season! And maybe a few that I can.
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