Welcome to my 5 favorite anime blog posts from 2022 week 03!
Every week I look for posts that celebrate amazing moments in anime or otherwise blow me away with their wit and charm. I check over 340 sites, and I can tell you that the ani-blogging community constantly produces a huge number of amazing posts. I hope this list helps you find some of them!
Here’s the list of the sites I check!
Maybe it’s been the week I’ve had. Maybe it’s the cumulative effect of the last couple of years. Or maybe it’s the weight of stuff I know that I keep trying to forget. Though now that I think about it, it could be the cumulative effect of all of the above. Well, isn’t that cheerful?
Whatever the reason, I find myself in the mood read that rare and amazing combination of authenticity and celebration. I want to know that someone, somewhere, found something beautiful and wants to honestly share the experience. That’s why I felt a renewed send of hope in humanity as I read Flareknight’s post on Anime Evo. I’m being serious here. Flareknight’s take on the first episode of Princess Connect! Re: Drive Season 2 reminded me that there is beauty and warmth worth experiencing and sharing. It might seem like a small thing, but you just never know the effect sharing your passion will have. Yeah, I feel like I’m being confusing, too. Just head over and read the review. You’ll see what I mean!
Warmth and light in the chill darkness is a good theme. Let’s keep it going! I was super lucky to find another post that authentically celebrates anime. This time, the post is from Bluehawk on the site Anteiku Anime Reviews. Bluehawk shared his reaction to the series Komi Can’t Communicate. The review provided another glimpse into a place where there are things worth celebrating. This week, I’m all about those reminders! It’s so easy to forget, after all. See what you think!
Have you ever noticed that when you’re exhausted, your emotions decide it’s a good time to stage a rebellion? Maybe go on a murderous rampage? No? Just me, huh? Well, now I feel awkward for bringing it up…
The first two posts went a long way to restoring my equilibrium. But my state of mind was still all over the place. Then I read this post by Jane the Anime Witch on the site The Magic Planet. It, too, described Sabikui Bisco’s in a way that I’d describe as celebratory. I just loved phrases like “Bisco is absolutely suffused with atmosphere.” That’s cool enough! But then Jane the Anime Witch talked about the voice actors, including what other work they had done. And you know what? That reminded me of the connectedness that my current mood’s myopia tricked me into forgetting. See if article feels as uplifting to you!
The outpouring of affection for anime in the posts has honesty put me in a much better frame of mind. But it turns out the anime blogging community this week still had more antidote to administer! I came across this post by thehagita on the site Polar Halves. It talked about how My Dress-Up Darling presented the effects of trauma. Even better, it talked about what anime and the anime community can do to help. In essence, it reminded me that not only is there beauty worth celebrating and that we are all connected in some way. It reminded me that that very same connectedness can be therapeutic. See what you get out of the article!
And then there’s Rudeus Greyrat from Jobless Reincarnation. You’re probably thinking there’s no way this post by Dewbond on Shallow Dives in Anime is going to fit into this week’s theme of healing posts. Ah, but it does! In fact, it’s the pinnacle. Dewbond has a way of capturing characters in their essence, and this post puts that ability front and center. And just what, you may ask does it do that’s uplifting?
I don’t want to spoil it for you, so I’ll just say this: In Rudeus Grayrat, we have a character whose faults make him difficult to accept. Characters in the book at first struggle with his proclivities, because let’s face it. The dude can’t hide his lust to save his life! But guess what? Ain’t none of us perfect. There’s not a single human on the face of this Earth who can claim either perfection or superiority. So if someone like Rudy has hope, so do we all. That’s one of the things I took away from this post. See how it speaks to you!
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 5-11 January 2022: Winter Premieres, Animator Unionization, and New Higashimura Manga
- Everything is Bad for You: LISTENING/READING LOG #26 (DECEMBER 2021)
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (January 14, 2022)