Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 11!
Every week I look for posts that celebrate amazing moments in anime or otherwise blow me away with their wit and charm. I check around 340 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!
Is it okay to like controversial anime series? I think I’m the wrong person to answer that, because I don’t recognize the concept of controversial. As an adult human, I think any topic is in bounds. In fact, I think it is our responsibility as humans to consider, discuss, and act on all aspects of the human condition.
How’s that for a lead-in to a post about Eromanga Sensei?
I like the honesty that THEAWERSOME showed in his post on At a Glance Anime. As a morally upstanding adult human, he seemed uncomfortable with the idea that he enjoyed watching this series. He did a great job explaining why, and I can heartily endorse his reasoning. I’ll even go so far as to offer a few words of advise: Yes, it’s okay to like whatever you like, as no one is harmed as a result. Besides, watching the writers and artists in this series is kind of awesome — which is why I liked the series! See if THEAWERSOME’s post captures why you may (or may not!) have liked this series!
If you’re a writer, you want to leave an impression on your readers, don’t you? You want to give them sometimes to think about. You want them to engage with your world. So, when I read about how a series or character moved a blogger, I recognize that for the sign of respect that it is. That’s what I found this week in GEATSXSHOGUN’s post on Fortress William. GREATSXSHOGUN takes a single, simple quote from Attack on Titan’s Erwin and distills from it some of the key concepts that underpin the entire series. I found the insight to be surprising in its simplicity and profound in its implications. And all in three little words (in English, anyway)! See if you have a similar reaction.
This might be shocking, and by “shocking” I mean totally expected, but this week, I found an interesting post by Irina on her site I Drink and Watch Anime. In this post, she takes a look at Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, and, as is usual in her reviews, she manages to convey the series’ essence in a post that’s accessible, perceptive, and also fun to read. You can tell what particularly impressed her about this series from the post’s title. Looking at the character design for Shinoa Hiiragi, I have to say: Irina is on to something here! See what you think!
I wrote earlier about writers wanting to have an impact on their readers. Another sign of that kind of thing is when a writer entices someone to like something outside their chosen genres. For example, I don’t like the rom-com genre. Yet, as you can see from my reviews, I’m really enjoying My Dress-Up Darling this season.
Iniksbane on the site In Search of Number Nine seems to have had a similar experience, this time with the series My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU. What did he like about it? What about the show enticed him to get into it, despite the lack of overall appear from its genre? I’ll just say that the show remained true to its genre. To learn more, you know what you have to do!
I’m hard-pressed to think of a series or movie that packs a greater emotional impact than Fruits Basket. It’s a showcase of crafting plot, action, and character to strike ringing notes of authentic emotion. So when I came across this review by RisefromAshes on the site Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan, I was really excited. Was Fruits Basket Prelude as powerful as the series? Is it something that I’d enjoy? Now that I’ve read the post, I have to say: Now I really want to watch the movie! See if you have the same reaction!
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 2-8 March 2022: GMG Union Win, Humble Bundle, and Ogata Megumi’s Awards Speech
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (March 11, 2022)