Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 34!
Every week, I check around 325 anime sites looking for posts that celebrate amazing moments in anime or otherwise blow me away with their wit and charm. The ani-blogging community constantly produces a lot of amazing posts. I hope this list helps you find some of them!
You can see a list of the sites I check here: Massive List of Sites!
One of the things I enjoy about my weekly expeditions into the world of anime blogging is finding out about old anime series gems that I’ve missed. Yes, I joke about the enormous size of my backlog, but it’s just that — a joke. After I retire, I hope to make time to enjoy more fiction, especially anime. This post by JACK SCHEIBELEIN on the site Animated Observations introduced me to a series Id’ missed called Wolf’s Rain. The way they described it, with its great world-building and grunge soundtrack, made it sound like it’s something I’d really enjoy. So, assuming I don’t get hit by a bus, now I have something else to look forward to! See if the review makes you curious about the series!
Speaking of shows I keep meaning to watch but just don’t find the time, there’s Space ☆ Dandy. I think the star is important, though I’m not really sure. Back when it aired, it looked silly and chaotic. I find those kinds of shows fall into one of two categories: terribly funny or just terrible. Irina has a great sense of humor, and her posts on I Drink and Watch Anime prove her discriminating taste. In a good way. So when I saw she had reviewed this series, I read with great curiosity. I won’t give away the point of her review, but I’ll say this: it looks increasingly like I’m going to have a busy retirement! See what you think!
A show’s lore can elevate it from merely interesting to memorable. When that lore intersects with the real world by exploring relevant themes, it can be even more amazing. I’ve been watching and reviewing Call of the Night. My reviews have focused mostly on the character moments because they’re so compelling, but Guardian Enzo on Lost in Anime went beyond that to explore how the show uses vampirism. Does he think the show presents it well? Too shallow? There’s one way to find out!
Maybe it’s because I enjoy anime about military geniuses or struggling artists, but Ya Boy Kongming! really hit my strike zone. Each episode left me excited to see the next. Beyond its premise, what made it so compelling? Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews just published a review of the series, and I think he had some great insights about that question. What he wrote about Kongming’s character particularly appealed to me. See what you think!
I think most of you know, but in case you’re a new reader, my son is deaf. He was born deaf. So I’m very particular about how fiction portrays people with disabilities — or how reviewers write about them. But when I saw that Dewbond had published a review of A Silent Voice on his site Shallow Dives in Anime, I knew that no matter what I was about to read, Dewbond would treat the topic honestly. And with respect! After reading it, I reflected that not only were my instincts right and he had spoken from a non-stereotypical perspective about Shouko Nishimiya’s deafness. But he also offered substantive insights about the story and its execution. See if you agree!
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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, 10-16 August 2022: Harassment at Nintendo, Heroines Run the Show, and Celebrating Plus-Size Fashion
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (August 19, 2022)