Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 47!
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!
I gravitate towards songs like Nightwish’s appallingly beautiful and haunting The Greatest Show on Earth or Two Step from Hell’s cinematic Emerald Princess. So it comes as a shock even to me that one of my favorite all time songs is Some Other Time by Yoko Kanno.
Yoko Kanno’s talent came to my attention first because of her work on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. But that is far, far from her only work. That’s why I excitedly read this post by Kevin Breaux on the site 90sANIME.COM. This post brought back so many good memories — chief among them just how much I adore and respect the work of this composer. If you haven’t heard of her, this post will give you ample reason to check out her work! And if you have, then this is a great reminder of just how amazing she is. See if you agree!
BLEACH: Thousand Year War is one of those shows I find it difficult to talk about it. It’s lore is so deep, and its appeal so wide, that I just don’t feel up to it. Not without rewatching what’s come before — and there is no way I have anything approaching that kind of time! Fortunately, my limitations don’t extend to others. PURPLEGETH certainly had no trouble talking about this season’s episode 6 on the site atrist_unknown. This is an uplifting discussion not only of the greatness of the episode — but of how and why it’s great. The review helped me appreciate and celebrate this episode. See if it does the same for you!
One of the things I enjoy about anime is the breadth of topics it covers. It can be CGDCTs in one series and disturbing psychology horror in the next. It can give us an uplifting idol series like Love Live, then give us the dark side of that equation with Perfect Blue. If you haven’t seen the latter, I have good news. Harshit Sagar on the site Harshit’s Blog just posted his thoughts on the series, and they’re well worth reading! Of course, if you have seen Perfect Blue, Harshit Sagar’s thoughts are still worth reading. After all, celebrating anime is best done among friends, isn’t it? See if you liked what he liked about the movie.
Character’s important. And the sky (on Earth) is blue and oxygen is good. Yes, I know that’s obvious. My point is that in the context of an anime series, character can be the difference between a series I love and remember and a series I forget. Take takt Op. Destiny, for example. Based on the strength of Destiny/Cosette, I still adored that series — despite what happened (or didn’t happen) with the plot.
A series like Chainsaw Man could easily get by on plot or action alone. Both have kept me entertained. But the show’s more than that, and I think that’s why it deserves the accolades many reviewers have awarded it. That’s what I like about Jane the Anime Witch’s review of episode 6 on her site The Magic Planet. With deft turns of phrase, she captured not only the spectacle of the action and plot. She also captured how the characters elevated the show. And there was a lot of that in episode 6! See if she talked about what you saw in this episode.
I am on the constant lookout for series with strong female characters. So it wouldn’t be any surprise that I’m having a blast watching The Eminence in Shadow. Yeah, Cid, the main character, is a guy who’s ridiculously powerful, even by the Standards of the Board of Oversight for Isekai Series. But the women who make up Shadow Garden would be, without the comparison of Cid’s power, stupefyingly overpowered. Plus, while they seem to be attracted to Cid, it’s not exactly a harem situation. He’s oblivious. It falls mostly to Alpha to build the organization and manage most of the combat operations.
There’s something else about the show that I find compelling. It’s hard to explain, because the show has its own sense of humor that’s unique. But it’s more than that. Instead of subjecting you to my fumbling attempts to explain, let me direct you to OTAKU SINH’s post on the site OTAKU SINH. Not only does OTAKU SINH share some great insights about episode 7; but he has some seriously funny image captions! See if you agree!
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