Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 45!
Every week, I visit about 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 writes a lot of those 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!
I have often pondered Tolkien’s concept of subcreation. Over the years, my mind has overloaded its meaning to represent an act of artistic creation so profound that it becomes a reality in its own right. Middle Earth, for me, is a subcreated world that Tolkien did not create. It’s an already existing world that he chronicled. Or if it did not exist, the power of Tolkien’s work is so great that it feels like it should have.
Two other works have had that impact on me. One is David Brin’s series of books called The Uplift Saga. The other is The Ancient Magus’ Bride. I reviewed season 1 cour 1 and season 1 cour 2 in the hopes it would improve my emotional vocabulary. The fault for any failure in that regard lies in this writer, not in the series!
Since watching it, I’ve been on the lookout for reviews that get the series. The reason is simple: I want to spread the embodiment of joy that is The Ancient Magus’ Bride. For most series I watch, even my favorites, I have a sense of the passing of time after I finish watching them. But this show, as with Tolkien’s or Brin’s works, is as fresh in my mind and heart as the day I first saw it. Well, this review by Anteiku Anime Reviews on the site Anteiku Anime Reviews understands the series as well as any I’ve read. What’s more, Anteiku Anime Reviews can express that understanding in a moving and entertaining way. It was almost like watching the show again! See if you agree!
I should start a lottery: guess which new show Crow isn’t watching! Trouble is, I’d have to think carefully about how I award the prize, or else I might go broke. What show is on my mind this time? Do It Yourself!!, that’s what! There’s a lot about that show that I think I’d love. Like what? Turns out that AK from Everything Is Bad For You just wrote a review that answers that very question — and more! I might feel frustrated that I don’t have enough time to watch it, but I can live vicariously though AK’s review. And so can you!
Chainsaw Man is one of those series that has enjoyed so much hype that I hesitated to watch it. But then I saw the OP, and I thought I’d give it a chance. Now, my only worry is whether or not the next episode can live up to the previous. Because it’s hitting the right notes for me! But that doesn’t tell you much, does it? For a dose of articulate reviewing, please let me direct your attention to this post by Jane the Anime Witch’s site The Magic Planet. She has this really cool skill of communicating just what made an episode so much fun to watch. See if she talked about what you liked in the episode!
Every season seems to have one series that exceeds my expectations. This season, that series is The Eminence in Shadow. Saying why is surprisingly hard for me, because if I just explain it to you, it sounds stupid. Fortunately, I came across this review by SINH on the site Otaku Sinh. SINH uses a dry sense of humor to describe this episode, and it turns out that’s the perfect approach! Oh, and be sure to check out the image captions. They’re an art-form unto themselves!
Looking back, it was the movie Bleach Movie 1: Memories of Nobody that killed my appetite for movies based on series. The movie so aggressively ended up nowhere that it left a bad taste in my mouth. It took the movie Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale to begin to change my mind. But even though I thoroughly enjoyed that movie, I still feel reluctant to cough up the time to invest in anime movies.
But I’ll tell you what. After reading Dewbond’s review of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie on his site Shallow Dives in Anime, I think I’m ready to try again. Dewbond’s review have a way of cutting through the extraneous matters to display the heart of the material. It’s not something I scientifically track, but among the anime bloggers I follow (over 320 at last count), Dewbond’s reviews have among the highest recommendation to enjoyment ratio. In fact, I can’t think of a show I watched as a result of his reviews that I didn’t like! See if this review matches your tastes!
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