Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 14!
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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Rom-Coms are not my favorite genre. Out of the nearly 500 shows I’ve watched, I’ve rated 109 with a 9 or a 10. Of those, precisely 4 are Rom-Coms: ToraDora, Fruits Basket First Season, Fruits Basket Second Season, and Fruits Basket: The Final. That is, until this season. Now, My Dress-Up Darling brings the count to 5.
I reviewed it. You can tell from my reviews, and from my rating, that I loved it. I’m very curious why! Given my tastes, I should have merely enjoyed this show, now given it my next to highest rating! That’s why I like reading reviews like this one from Flareknight on the site Anime Evo. I’ve come to trust Flareknight’s eye for detail and his way of explaining how the elements of a given episode fit together. Reading this post, I got a better understanding of why I liked the episode and the series. I also want to rewatch it, but I’m going to force myself to start the Spring season first! See if you find the things you liked about this series in Flareknight’s review!
Do you remember watching Attack on Titan’s first episode? I do. But as someone who grew up on a farm in the midwest of the United States, I now realize my reaction, as strong as it was, was hopelessly abbreviated. That’s because my experience only prepared me to understand part of what I was seeing.
I realized that as I read Grand Admiral Nyan King (BiblioNyan)’s post on BiblioNyan. Their post presented a perspective on this series that I had never imagined. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say this is the kind of review that proves just how deep and wide and powerful this series is. I’m really looking forward to reliving those seasons through the eyes of Grand Admiral Nyan King (BiblioNyan). For now, please do head over to check out their review of episode 1-2. It’s really something.
I want to fall in love with characters. I want to see those characters strive and fight and bleed for causes that challenge the order the of the universe. For a site that celebrates anime, for a site that probably had a reputation for being “too easy” on some of the shows I like, it might sound a little surprising that my hopes are so high! But they are what they are.
The shows in the Caw of Fame hit that bar. I can’t say for sure, but there’s a series this season that might have hit that rarified level, and that series is Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2. It blew me away. Fortunately for you, you won’t have to listen to me try to explain why. That’s because I found this post by Lynn on the site The Otaku Author that does a fantastic job of laying it out. The review is as good as the show, and if you don’t believe me, I know exactly how to convince you!
Earlier in this post, I confessed that while I adored My Dress-Up Darling, I really can’t express why. Sure, I can say what I liked about a particular scene, but why does the show feel like it clicked so well? Part of the problem is that I lack the emotional vocabulary to express how my emulated human feelings react to human things (seeing the world as I do from a high Earth orbit). Fortunately for all of us, Dewbond from Shallow Dives in Anime doesn’t have that problem. He has some very clear and very entertaining insights into what made the show so endearing. See if he talks about how the show appealed to you!
Will I ever stop talking about Zombie Land Saga and Zombie Land Saga: Revenge? After careful consideration, I have to say that it’s unlikely I’ll survive until the heat death of this universe, so, yes, I will eventually stop talking about it. But not willingly, because there’s something very, very special about this series. Which is why I liked this post by Roger Pocock on the site The View from the Junkyard. It highlighted a lot of what made the series so special. So much so that I forgive Roger Pocock’s less than glowing opinion of Yuugiri. I don’t see how anyone can have a less than glowing opinion of Yuugiri. But other than that, I can vouch for this review’s authenticity!
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