Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 48!
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!
SPY x FAMILY’s second cour has throttled back on the drama, at least so far, but I’ve found it to still be very, very entertaining. I’ve often wondered why, given that my favorite moments have so far belonged to those episodes that carried a dramatic punch. Well, there’s a solid, understandable explanation. But I wasn’t the one who came up with it! That honor belongs to The Overage Otaku on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku. Which comes as no surprise, given his consistently informed observations about story craftsmanship! His explanation is crystal clear — as well as being easy to understand! Can you guess what he said? See if your guess was right!
Did you see the seventh episode of Chainsaw Man? Then you know about that scene. No, I’m not talking about the one that shows Himeno in T-shirt and panties. Though if that was your guess, then please accept my congratulations on showing excellent taste. No, I’m talking about another scene with Himeno. And Denji. Look, I grew up on a farm. I’ve butchered animals (in the sense of rendering them for meat — not going on a killing rampage). I’ve done all sorts of stuff, even the mention of which would drive my city-dwelling friends to run screaming from the room. And yet, that scene grossed me out.
Well, turns out there’s a dramatic reason for that scene. There might even be a reason beyond the series for that scene. Leave it to Jane the Anime Witch, on the site The Magic Planet, to bring her usual deep insights to bear on the topic. First, she gets major points for being able to talk about the scene at all. Second, she gets more major points for making it make sense. Because, let’s face it, on the surface… just ewww! See if you agree with her conclusions!
I feel like we hit a major milestone this week in 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts. We got to the third blog post to celebrate before I had to bring up my backlog! This week, it’s Dewbond’s fault (from the site Shallow Dives in Anime) for bringing up Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie? Based on his description, this series was right up my alley. A harem comedy with interesting characters? I’m always in the market for a series like that! How in the world did I miss it? Well, onto the backlog it goes! See if it sounds like something that you’d enjoy!
You might remember reading my reviews of Fruits Basket (the 2019 version). And if you do, thanks! That’s very kind of you. My brain has labeled that series “Important.” The reason is that the series achieved everything my favorite fiction needs to achieve: it brought us memorable characters who fought through consequential battles and achieved great and beautiful things. Putting it that way, it almost sounds like I have high standards or something!
I’ve been waiting for movie prequel, Fruits Basket: prelude, to become available where I can watch it. And I just realized it’s been available on Crunchyroll for some time! I wonder if I’ve missed anything but not seeing it? At least, I wondered that until I found this review by TakaTempest Reviews on the site TakaTempest Reviews. The answer is: yep! I missed something. It sounds like I missed something that has the same qualities as the series. And after reading this review, I want to stop typing this post and go watch the movie! But fortunately (or unfortunately!) I’m going to power through and finish typing. Then I’ll watch it! See if the review has a similar effect on you!
Seriously, is there anything else that can be said about Cowboy Bebop? It started airing in April 1998, and unless this is the very first anime blog post you’ve ever read, chances are that you’re aware of the (generally) glowing reviews the series has earned. Plus the innumerable editorials and analytical pieces. It’s gotten to the point where if I see a new post about it, I’m tempted not to read it. I mean, seriously — what else can be said?
Well, silly me. I forgot a fundamental concept. A concept that is even important to this blog. It’s this: you can get general reviews and analysis anywhere, but there is only one place to get an author’s true reaction to a work of art. And that’s by reading their words. Traditional Catholic Weeb, on the site The Traditional Catholic Weeb, just delivered exactly that. I’ve never read this perspective on Cowboy Bebop because no one ever wrote from Traditional Catholic Weeb’s perspective. That is, until now! So, if you’d like a new take on a classic, I have just the ticket!
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 16-22 November 2022: Romantic Killer, Shoujo Isekai, and Mental Health in BOCCHI THE ROCK
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (November 25, 2022)