Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 16!
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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I like anime. I’ve embraced a lot of its tropes, and I’ve gotten used to its idiosynracies. So when I see that the another isekai where a single high school student and/or his entire class get transported to another world, I don’t even bat an eye. As proof, I offer this: I enjoyed (unironically, I might add) both seasons of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest.
But you know what? There are times when I want to see adult characters dealing with the world in an adult way. That’s one reason I like this season’s character Mirellia Q Melromarc. She had the mind of an adult woman, in the body of an adult woman. Canonically! The desire to celebrate such shows is why I so enjoyed this review by THEAWERSOME on his site At a Glance Anime. It’s about the anime short GANBARE DOUKICHAN. One glance at the show’s poster proves it follows fully adult women-folk. And if they do fully adult women-folk stuff, then so much the better! Wonder if the show might appeal to you? I know one good way to find out!
When I first started this site, I concentrated on seasonal anime reviews. I like keeping up with what the industry has to offer; I like seeing new artistic techniques and schools of thought. But even as I kept up with the new season, I would occasionally glance back at the enormous library of enjoyable anime that came before. That’s why I started doing throw-back reviews like Monster Musume, the series I’m reviewing along side the Spring 2022 shows. In short, I think it’s good not to forget what’s come before.
That’s what drew my attention to this review by jcenno on the site JCEnno. This review covers Tokyo Godfathers, which is a show that’s hovered on the edge of my consciousness for years. It came out in 2003, yet here it is, 2022, and the movie is still generating content! What is it about the work that keeps it interesting and relevant? What themes give it an almost universal appeal? This review has the answers — and more!
There are times when I want to watch an anime that follows adults doing adult things. That’s exactly why you see Monster Musume in my Caw of Fame! But you know what? There are times when I don’t necessary want to see adult content, regardless of how old the characters are. Maybe my grandson (who just turned one, by the way!) is coming to visit. Maybe there are other youngsters in the house. Or maybe I’m just not interested in that content in that moment. It happens!
That’s how this post by Merlin from the site Merlin’s Musings captured my attention. He assembled a list of anime you can watch alone or in a crowd — a crowd made up of pretty much anyone of any age! You won’t find Interspecies Reviewers on this list! But you will find seven other enjoyable series that each have their own charm. See if any of them appeal to you!
If you’ve read any of my Fruits Basket (2019) reviews, you’ll understand where I’m coming from when I say that the title of perseus54321’s post on The Otaku Exhibition put me on guard. “Them’s fighting words,” I thought to myself. Then I read the post. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but the post not only didn’t go where I was afraid it would. After going in a completely different direction, it did something that really surprised me — in a good way! See if it surprises you, too!
If you read my reviews of My Dress-Up Darling, you’ll know how much I enjoyed the series. My enjoyment had a lot to do with the characters, especially the darling who got dressed up, Marin Kitagawa. I could go on at length about what I thought made her such a great character. But instead, let me direct you to this post by Dewbond on his site Shallow Dives in Anime. As usual, Dewbond brought up some great character insights that impressed me. The concise way he conveyed his perspective impressed me, too! I didn’t think it was possible, but I came away from the article with an even deeper appreciation for Marin. See if you have a similar reaction!
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