Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 13!
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!
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Sankarea: Undying Love was one of those rare works I read in manga form before seeing the anime. I actually prefer the anime, because it left some of the more unsavory elements to the imagination (where I could ignore them). For example, the main character, Rea Sanka, had to endure quite a lot, including an abusive father. That was disturbingly clear in the manga, whereas the anime made it clear without making it clear, if you get my drift.
No matter if you enjoyed the manga or the anime, Rea Sanka was an interesting character. And when it comes to discussing interesting characters, I think of The Overage Otaku and his site Confessions of an Overage Otaku. His post about Rea Sanka is yet another example of his ability to not only understand the relationship between character and plot, but also his ability to communicate it to his readers. And if someone like me can understand it, believe me, you can, too! See what you think!
Bringing Letterboxes To Life: Toshimasa Ishii, Tomohiko Ito & Eighty-Six Episode Twenty-Two’s Use Of The 21:9 Aspect Ratio
The first season of 86 EIGHTY-SIX combined powerful writing and a fantastic soundtrack to weave a compelling wartime story — a story I found nuanced and complex. So, you might be surprised that I haven’t even started watching 86 EIGHTY-SIX Season 2. The reason is simple: It’s too much for me right now. I will watch it, but just not right now.
That doesn’t stop me from appreciating posts like this one from getinthemecha on the site Get in the Mecha. I celebrate anime here. That includes the craftsmanship that goes into creating anime. getinthemecha’s post dives into the craftsmanship of how the show framed some of its shots. Posts like getinthemecha’s help me enjoy anime even more — and I think that’s a good thing. See if you agree!
There are a lot of ways to measure the effectiveness of an anime review. One of my favorites, given that I’m trying to celebrate anime and all, is to gauge how much I want to watch a series after reading the review. In that regard, I have to say that reviews like this one from neverarguewithafish on the site Never Argue with a Fish are extremely effective! Because once again, after reading one of neverarguewithafish’s review, I have to add another series to my backlog. This time, the series is The Vampire Dies in No Time. See if you have a similar reaction!
It’s the dawn of a new anime season. You know what that means! It’s time for the team from Random Curiosity (led by Princess Usagi) to write their season preview! As you know, I check a lot of anime sites every week (here’s the list!). A lot of those blogs publish very interesting and helpful seasonal previews. In fact, I think for this spring, the quality has gone up! But yet again, I’m choosing the guide from Random Curiosity as my favorite. It has everything that I look for in a preview. I can only imagine how much hard work went into preparing it. See what you think!
A little earlier, I celebrated a post about 86 EIGHTY-SIX Season 2. I’m going to celebrate a second post about it, because while the earlier post focused on some of the show’s craftsmanship, Dewbond from Shallow Dives in Anime takes a more broad approach. Dewbond has this great knack for distilling a series’ important aspects into their essential elements and explaining why they’re important. I appreciate both Dewbond’s depth and breadth, and I always walk away from one of his reviews with a better understand of the subject. See if you have a similar experience!
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