Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 46!
Every week, I visit about 315 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!
In the comments from last week’s 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts, Vance suggested that I check out Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. You’ve read my never-ending jokes about my lack of time and the size of my backlog, and Vance was cognizant of that. But the passion in Vance’s recommendation got my attention. So I watched the prologue. Then I watched the first episode. As of today, I’m caught up to episode 6. So that gives you an idea of what I think of the series so far.
What did I like about the series? What did I like about the sixth episode in particular? I’m glad you asked, because I just came across this review by KVASIR369 on the site 369Kvasir. I like how KVASIR369 first described what happened in the episode, then provided his perspective. And given it’s a Gundam series, well, you know what that means! And if you don’t, you know what to do!
I’ve never been able to get into the LOVE LIVE! franchise. I think it’s because I preferred the aesthetic in The iDOLM@STER. I feel like a heretic just saying that. But there are times when I wonder if I should reconsider. This review by Scott on the site Mechanical Anime Reviews got me to thinking. Scott reviewed Love Live! Superstar!! 2nd Season, and based on his description, it sounds like it would be a lot of fun! Maybe I’ll put that series back onto my backlog. Heaven knows it’ll have plenty of company! In the meantime, please see if Scott talked about your favorite parts of that season!
I didn’t know much about Visual Prison. About all I knew about it was what I had read on I Drink and Watch Anime. So when I came across Kayden’s review on the site Mosaicboy’s Interest Nook, I almost skipped it. But then I saw the title, and I thought, “Brilliance? What’s up with that?” I’m glad I read it, because it turned out to be one of those review I love to read: written by an articulate reviewer who celebrated a show they loved. Those reviews broaden my perspectives, and they actually restore some of my faith in humanity! See if you get a lift of this review, too!
I’ve read a lot of reviews about Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. That makes sense, given how much fun it was to watch. But tonight, I came across what might be my favorite review so far. It’s by ashleycapes on the site The Review Heap. There were two things I particularly liked about this review. First, it brought an informed perspective to the table — even if I didn’t already know Ashley Capes wrote fiction, I would have been able to tell from this review. The second thing I liked was the lucidity and clarity of his discussion of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ genre. This might sound odd to anyone who doesn’t write fiction, but that discussion was exciting! It gave me some new ways to think about this genre — or what this genre isn’t. That’s a lot of achievement for a single review! See if you agree!
Some shows fade from memory as soon as I finish watching them. I would give you an example, but I’ve forgotten all of them, and if I go look them up to present to you, we’ll all just forget them in ten minutes. So I’ll just save us some time! Other shows stick with me pretty much forever. Do you know what series shows every sig of doing that? My Dress Up Darling. Marin Kitagawa is so fearlessly in love with life that it’s infectious; Wakana Gojou finding his voice and expressing himself is inspirational.
There’s a lot more to the series than just those two characters. Like what? Well, I could point you to my reviews of the individual episodes, but you’ve already read those (or are too polite to admit you didn’t — thanks for that, by the way). So instead, let me direct your attention to this review by TakaTempest Reviews on the site TakaTempest Reviews. I had a ton of fun reliving some of my favorite moments from the series through this review. It made me want to rewatch the series. Which I’d do if I had time. Which I don’t. At least not yet. See if TakaTempest Reviews touched on any of your favorite topics from the show!
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 2-8 November 2022: Yamada Naoko Interview, Golden Kamuy Delay, and Butterfly Soup 2
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (November 11, 2022)