Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 22!
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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Healer Girl created something important. It created a world that is rich in potential. What’s more, by its very nature, Healer Girl raises some questions. The most obvious revolves around the relationship of its image-based healing music to what we think of as medicine based in empirical science. Is this a metaphor for the relationship between the history-rich medical traditions of the Asian world and what we loosely call modern medicine? I think it’s remarkable that a show as gentle as Healer Girl can actually deal with such weighty concerns.
In a post on Anime B&B, Marina looks at some of these issues. This post did a great job of tracing the implications of some of Healer Girl’s ideas, even to the extent of pointing out where those ideas could have veered into pretty dark territory. It’s to the show’s credit that it did not take that path — or did it? The post examines that question, too! See if you agree with the answers!
It’s no secret that I don’t shy away from ecchi comedies. I mean, Monster Musume is in the Caw of Fame! But what might not be as well known is that it’s not just the ecchi or the comedy that attracts me to these series. It’s the extra something — strong characters, a quirky world, maybe even authentic emotions — that I find interesting. “But wait,” you might say! “Any genre with those characteristics would also have an impact!”
To which I say: Exactly! The genre of ecchi comedy is no more, or less, capable of coolness or even greatness than any other genre.
You don’t need to take my word for it. Please let me direct your attention to this post by TheAwersome on the site At a Glance Anime. This post talked about the series How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? I just tried to sound all enlightened by saying ecchi comedies had nothing to be ashamed of. But guess what? I avoided this show because it looked like it might be on the low-end of story/character goodness. Guess what else? TheAwersome made me rethink my position. There’s more to the story than I gave it credit for. Read the article and see if you agree!
I think I remember a time when I believed that at some distant point in the future, I would have time to pursue my hobbies. Older and more wise me thinks past me was a bit naive. But really, what’s the difference between naivety and hope? Come to think of it, I wonder if they’re the same thing?
Anyway, the point I was going to make is that every anime season, there are series I had to choose not to watch because of time constraints. This season, Ya Boy Kongming! was one of those series. I watched the OP the other day, and it made me regret not picking up the show. Then I read this post by CONARTISTSUSHMA on the site The Con Artists, and now, I really regret not picking it up! Are you watching the show? Or did you make the same decision that I did? Either way, see if this post speaks to you!
Is CG good or bad for anime? That’s a trick question! A given technology is, generally speaking, neither good nor bad. It depends on how effectively it’s used. For example, Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Ars Nova is one of my favorite series, and it’s completely CG. On the other hand, I can remember watching series where the CG just didn’t work.
How about The Duke of Death and His Maid? It’s a CG production. Was it effective? Irina in a recent post on I Drink and Watch Anime weighed in on that question. And true to form, she didn’t stop there. She also talked about the aspects of the show that make it truly memorable. What did she see as the show’s strengths? Its weaknesses? There’s one way to find out!
We know that the characters in SPY x FAMILY are part of its appeal. But there’s another aspect that is every bit as important: the show’s comedy. It’s hard to get comedy right. In fact, having written both comedy and drama, I think comedy is a lot harder to write. Now, the reason might be that I just suck at comedy. But that’s my experience, so that’s what I’m sharing with you!
This post by lenlo on the site Star Crossed Anime digs into what makes this show’s comedy special. Is it timing? Is it based on character? Or is there something else? The explanation helped me understand why I think so highly of the show’s humor. And the post doesn’t stop there. It also talks about Yor’s contribution, too! And the more Yor, the better, I say. See what you think about it!
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- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 18-24 May 2022: Asexual Manga, Otome Game Demand, and Bloober Silent Hill
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (May 27, 2022)