Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 15!
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 330 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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Among anime series, Penguindrum is so esoteric that it almost feels like a genre in and of itself. And among the complex, interesting, and often tragic characters that make up this series, Ringo Oginome stands out. Now, I could try to explain why, but that just silly in the light of this post by The Overage Otaku on his site Confessions of an Overage Otaku. The reason’s simple: The Overage Otaku’s character insights are among the posts that have earned his site 28 mentions in Other Posts to Crow About since it started in 2018 (actually, this’ll make 29). There’re just that interesting. And what’s more, they’re that much fun to read! See if you agree!
Between the characters Kyoujurou Rengoku and Tengen Uzui, which is your favorite? Which made a better Hashira? A better human being? Those are interesting questions to kick around, which is what attracted to me to this post by Hannah on the site Hanime on Anime. What I found particularly interesting was that the post didn’t just laud one character and bash the other. The post looked carefully at both of them, even expanding on their similarities. As someone who’s trying to learn to tell better stories, I liked Hannah’s perspective on the role both characters played in their arcs. See what you think!
Do you ever feel like you have enough time to watch all the anime you want to? I don’t. It seems like every season, there are several series that I regret not watching because I just didn’t have the time to get to them. Blue Period was one of those shows. It explored several themes that interest me, like how one responds to one’s artistic drive and abilities. I think an additional motivation for skipping that series was how much it reminds me of my decision not to pursue my drive and talents (such as they are) back in my high school and college years. I mean, it’s been awhile; you’d think I would have gotten over it by now.
How much I feel like watching a series after reading a review is one of my measurements of a review’s effectiveness. I want to stress, too, that as time goes on and my back log grows to astronomical proportions, convincing me to add a series to that growing behemoth is getting harder and harder! But, and this should come as no surprise, Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime just achieved that goal with ease. After reading her review of Blue Period, my back log grew by one more series. I’ll bet she can convince you, too!
You might have noticed that I reviewed the first episode of Healer Girl. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the show shocked the heck out of me — in a good way. I almost didn’t even watch it, because the preview didn’t really click with me. I’m glad I did, because the scene near the end blew me away. I wish I could describe why. Maybe by reviewing it I’ll develop a more expressive and expansion emotional vocabulary. I tried that with The Ancient Magus’ Bride, and I think it helped, a little. Maybe that’s why I write science fiction/political thrillers — I don’t have to have a nuanced understanding of human emotion.
My continuing quest to grow my skills is one of the reasons I really liked this post by Jane the Anime Witch from her site The Magic Planet. She was able to easily describe the scenes that I couldn’t. I say “easily,” but I mean that in the sense an Olympic skater easily performs a quadruple jump. Sure, it looks easy — but a ton of talent, skill, and experience goes into the finished product. Just like Jane the Anime witch’s post!
Did you watch Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department? I didn’t see much conversation about it, which I thought was a shame. The show had a lot of subtle, almost subversive humor. In fact, the humor was so on point that at times, it hit really close to home! What was the humor about? Were the characters fun to watch? Fred, in his post on This is my place, answers these questions, and more. For example: Did you know that some monster corporations are better than others? Find the answer to that, as well as lots of interesting insights, in Fred’s post!
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Want to explore more amazing anime blog posts? Check out the previous editions of My Favorite Anime Community Posts!
Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 30 March – 5 April 2022: Accessibility Resources, Ranking of Kings Translation Issues, and Gendered Pronouns
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (April 8, 2022)