Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2022 Week 50!
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!
Have you enjoyed the latest season of SPY x FAMILY? I have, at least for the most part. The emphasis changed in this second part to more of an episodic format. The narrative seemed to briefly walk away from Operation STRIX. To be honest, that bothered me, because I enjoyed that plot line. On the other hand, the shift in emphasis let us get to know some of the characters better, and it introduced some new and interesting characters.
However, the focus swung back to Operation STRIX during episode 22. How did that go? Well, I talked a little about it in my review, but there’s a limitation in my format: I mostly talk about my favorite quote and favorite moment. But no worries! FlareKnight, on the site Anime Evo, does a great job of telling us exactly how well they did. And they did well indeed! He captured pretty much all the stuff I liked about this episode, and more! See if he mentioned what you liked!
I was going to say it’s hard to talk about some topics in today’s climate. But you know what? It’s hard to talk about pretty much anything. I’m convinced that if I sing the praises of oxygen, someone’s going to jump down my throat and attempt to do me rhetorical harm. But even in that environment, there are some topics that are more dangerous than others.
I found this out by accident some years ago. I mentioned that I ran my own Unreal Tournament server. It wasn’t on the internet. It was only on my home LAN. But I enjoyed playing Capture the Flag matches, which we divided up between me and my kinds on one team and bots on another. I mentioned a particularly enjoyable match where I provided top cover as my daughter ran back with the flag. That earned me strange looks from the audience. Apparently, in the opinion of some folks, it’s okay for my son to play, but not my daughter.
I feel sorry for those folks.
Anyway, that incident made me aware of the “controversy” around gender roles. It’s only grown worse over time, so I seriously respect Alex Henderson for their post on Anime Feminist. It stood out for three reasons. First, just tackling that topic on the internet takes guts. So, points for courage! Second, Alex Henderson handled the topic with integrity and even-handedness, both traits I appreciate in a post. Finally, the post is just fun to read. That’s a a lot for a single post to accomplish! Go see how they did it!
Wait, it’s almost Christmas? What happened to Easter? I’m joking, but only a little — time does nothing but speed up as I get older. So I’m glad I go on my weekly anime blogging excursion so I can know what time of year it is! Lita’s post on her site Lita Kino Anime Corner is a perfect example. She gave us a list of her top five Christmas episodes, so it must be near Christmas! It’s a fun list; it helped me remember some great episodes! See if she listed your favorite Christmas episodes!
Did you see Chainsaw Man’s recent episode 9? As an anime-only viewer, I can say the episode did not go in the direction I expected. I kind of expected Makima to do something amazing. But there was another character who blew me away! Who was it? What happened? I could tell you, but you know how this post goes. To give you the answer, let me direct you to Jane the Anime Witch’s post on her site The Magic Planet. As usual, she captured the essence of the episode, and what an essence this episode had! Reading the post felt like reliving my favorite moments from the episode. See if you have a similar reaction!
I’m enjoying The Eminence in Shadow way more than I thought I would after, especially if you had asked me after I had watched the first episode. In fact, I’m enjoying it for different reasons than I imaged after that episode. It’s hard to explain, because I haven’t quite figured out how to explain it myself! Episode 10 might just be my favorite episode yet, and, following this post’s traditional guidelines, I’m going to direct you to Sinh on his site Otaku Sinh for an explanation. He not only offers keen insights into what made the episode so funny, sexy, and portentous — but he also has hilarious captions!
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Want to explore more amazing anime blog posts? Check out the previous editions of My Favorite Anime Community Posts!
Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 30 November – 6 December 2022: Sex Education Petition, Video Game Unions, and Shoujo Scarcity
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (December 9, 2022)