Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 24!
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 325 sites, and I can tell you that the ani-blogging community constantly produces amazing posts. I hope this list helps you find some of them!
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You know that I celebrate anime here on Crow’s World of Anime. In my current templates, I do that by finding a favorite quote and a favorite moment in the series I review. There’s no set rule into what makes a quote or a moment my favorite. It could be anything distinctive: a satisfying dramatic moment, a great character, or an authentic emotion, among others. But do you know what elevates a favorite into a Favorite? A combination of those things.
I’m not watching Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie this season, though I’ve already added it to my terrifyingly huge backlog. But even though I’m not watching it, I saw some scenes from episode 8, specifically a couple of the scenes between Shikimori and Kamiya. Without even knowing the context, the scenes blew me away. After reading Kazanova’s post on AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog, I have a little better idea why. The post also had a lot to say about Shikimori’s character — enough to make me want to retire sooner so I’ll have time to watch this series! See if the post gets you excited for the series.
I just talked about how a moment of authentic moment can make it one of my favorite moments in a show. But you know what? A show doesn’t have to do that to get my attention. Sometimes, I just want to laugh. I mean, look around the world. Isn’t laughter one of the most sane reactions?
The series Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out is ones of those series that just made me laugh. It didn’t make me reflect on the nature of reality. It didn’t talk about how the Abyss seems to blink when I stare into it (but don’t tell anyone — I hear that’s unusual). No, the series just made me laugh. How? This post by Bluehawk on the site Anteiku Anime Reviews offers a great explanation. I could just say “the show’s funny,” but Bluehawk’s post is much more articulate. More fun to read, too. See what you think!
Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song is one of those series that perplexes me. I watched the first four or five episodes and had to stop. The science fiction writer in me kept frowning and muttering things under its breath. It frankly got annoying. I read several reviews that seemed to reinforce my impression, so I was able to forget it for a while. Then, I read some other reviews by other bloggers whose opinions I’ve come to trust, and they sung its praises. So, I’m back to being perplexed. It’s not that I want affirmation of my opinion. I want to know if I’m missing interesting!
That’s why I liked reading this post by Marshal Brummel on the site Armchair Anime. The post is a great overview of the series as a whole. Even better, the way it’s organized gave me some insights into why my impression of the series might be different from some folks. So I not only liked the post’s organization; I like how it helped me arrange my own thoughts! See if you have a similar reaction!
Sometimes I want to watch a show and just laugh. Other times, though, I want to see an opportunity to view reality through an enlightening lens. Concrete Revolutio gave me such a lens, as a recent post on I Drink and Watch Anime reminded me. Attack on Titan was another, and as the final season came out, something became apparent: it touched a nerve, not only with the show’s characters, but with many fans. So much so that I had to wonder: am I the only one seeing this?
Turns out the answer is no, as this post by perseus54321 on the site The Otaku Exhibition proves. There were some reactions within the fanbase to certain revelations and character moments that attracted my attention, and not in a warm and fuzzy way. I’ll warn you: the post has spoilers. But if you’d like to read about a show so successfully presented its characters and themes that it actually affected the real world, then this is the post for you.
I feel like my anime backlog is stalking me. Every time I turn around, every time I close my eyes, it’s there, mocking me. And not to blame Dewbond, but his recent post on Shallow Dives in Anime fed that beast of a backlog with his review of Tiger & Bunny’s first thirteen episodes. It’s not his fault I haven’t watched that series yet. But it is his fault that he described it so well that I really, really want to watch it now! And yes, it has more than a little to do with the potential of the character Blue Rose. What can I say? I’m a simple man. See if how Dewbond described the series appeals to you!
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 1-7 June 2022: LGBTQ+ Game Dev Interviews, Women Directors in Japanese Cinema, and a Musical Visual Novel
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (June 10, 2022)