Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 41!
Every week, I visit about 325 anime sites. I’m 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 these 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!
The beginning of an anime season is an exciting time. The Fall 2022 shows have fueled more than my usual amount of anticipation. But, if I’m honest, there’s a downside to any new season, at least for me in my role of an anime blogger. It makes me feel a little sad. The more I think I’d like the new slate of shows, the more intense the feeling becomes. The reason’s simple: I don’t have time to watch all of the shows I want to watch!
Take Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, for example. I want to watch that show. But I flat out don’t have time. So, the next best thing I can do is toss it onto my back log. Then I look for reviews that might boost the series’ chances of me watching it later. That’s exactly what happened with this review from KVASIR369 on the site 369Kvasir. I like the way KVASIR369 divides the review between a gripping recap and the thoughtful review proper. After reading that review, I think it’s highly likely I’ll watch that show. When I can get to my backlog. Which probably means after I retire. I hope it’s still streaming then!
I watched the first episode of Raven of the Inner Palace. In fact, I reviewed it, which probably means I’m biased in its favor. Which is fine, given that this is a site that celebrates anime and all. But I’m still open to finding either supporting or opposing views. I want to understand a show from a variety of perspectives. That’s just what Dee’s review on the site Anime Feminist accomplished. Sure, I enjoyed how the review touched on one of the themes that resonated with me. But more than that, it’s just a fine review — informative, fun to read, and on point. See if you agree!
When I tried to decide what Fall 2022 series to review, Akiba Maid War made it my the list of finalists. It barely lost out to The Eminence in Shadow. And now I start the game of self-doubt. Did I choose wisely? Or did I choose poorly? I just read Claire’s post on Beneath the Tangles, and I could joke about how I’m more worried than ever! But I don’t want to detract from the delightful tone and content of this review. Yes, it sounds like Akiba Maid War has a lot going for it. But far from being something to worry about, it’s something to celebrate! After all, the review ends on a statement of hope, and that’s a good thing! See if the review gets you excited to watch Akiba Maid War!
There are a lot of ways to answer the question, “What makes an anime memorable?” The answer varies by person, of course, and that is part of what makes the question fun. Most reviews will try to answer that question, often with a single adjective. That’s cool, but I want to know more. I want to know why an anime was fun, or annoying, or a “dumpster fire.” Just saying it is such a thing tells me almost nothing. I want to know the why.
Which is why I thoroughly enjoyed reading this review of Call of the Night by AK on the site Everything is Bad for You. The review was a blast to read, but my favorite parts were where AK talked about specific scenes and how they reminded him of himself at Kou’s age. That, in turn, helped me remember my past (yes, I can remember that far back — shocking, I know!), which in turn established a context for interpreting AK’s perspective! That’s a long-winded way of saying communication occurred. See if you have a similar experience reading the review!
I mentioned earlier that I worry about picking the wrong series to review and that the sheer number of interesting shows exceeds the amount of time I can spend watching or reviewing them. Well, we can add another series to the list of “Did I pick the right series to review?” That show is Do It Yourself!!, and this time, my added worry is all the fault of Jane the Anime Witch and her site The Magic Planet. I’m kidding as I say this part: she could have kept her artistic insights to herself, but nooooo! She had to go and explain how amazingly interesting show show it. That last part wasn’t kidding. She really did explain how amazingly interesting the show is. It’s easy to see for yourself — just click below!
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 28 September – 4 October 2022: Ladies on Top, Women in FromSoftware Games, and NANA Retrospective
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (October 7, 2022)