Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 08!
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. 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!
Beneath the Tangles
MagiRevo, Episode 8: The Monstrous Heart of Self-Love
When I watch a show, I want it to move me. I want to watch something that reminds me I’m alive. I want to wrestle with issues I don’t usually wrestle with. Because let’s face it: by the time I sit down to watch an anime, I’m pretty much done with what passes as real life. I’m ready to either relax, or thing about what life’s really about, because thinking about that reminds me I’m not dead yet.
That’s one of the reasons I’m enjoying The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady so much. It has themes and characters that I can sink my imagination’s teeth into. It has characters who are complex enough to evoke a real emotional response. One such example is the subject of this post by Sleepminusminus on the site Beneath the Tangles. It focuses on Algard, who’s a wonderfully rendered villain. I enjoy an intelligent analysis of a complex character as much as the character himself, so this post is a two-fer! See if you agree.
Confessions of an Overage Otaku
THE ANTAGONIST: RAGYO KIRYUIN
Speaking of villains, do you know what other show also had a great villain? Kill la Kill! In fact, I’d go do far as to say Ragyou Kiryuuin is among the more memorable villains I’ve encountered. To tell you why, please let me present this post by The Overage Otaku on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku. With the clear authority born of extensive experience, the Overage Otaku describes what makes Ragyou Kiryuuin so interesting. It was like reliving some of best parts of the series! If you want to see the impact a good villain can have, you’re in for a treat with this article!
Fun Makes Right
Romantic Killer – The Overlooked Anime of 2022, and a Critique of Societal Expectations
I feel like it’s been at least ten minutes since I joked about my ever-growing backlog. That means we’re about due! Fortunately, this post by Marow on the site Fun Makes Right has perfect timing! The post is about an anime called Romantic Killer. More specifically, it’s about how sad it is that the show didn’t receive more attention. After reading Marow’s post, I now want to remedy that situation! Now if I only had more time! See if you have a similar reaction!
I Drink and Watch Anime
Kyousougiga Left Me Speechless
There are a handful of series that I want to review, but I don’t have the emotional vocabulary to pull it off. One of those series is Kyousougiga. I could barely describe my own emotional reaction to the series. But even thinking about how to write this sentence, I struggled. The show is that… see? What words do I use? Broad? Tragic? Relentlessly optimistic? Rooted in timeless themes that it makes refresh and poignant?
Fortunately, there’s one writer who, despite the title of her post, is able to talk about such a show. I’m talking about Irina on the site I Drink and Watch Anime. I think she pulled it off. She certainly has the right emotional intelligence and writing skills! In fact, I’d say she not only spoke eloquently about why the show is so beautiful. She also talked about why it’s hard to talk about! I still have no idea how I’d approach reviewing this show, but after reading Irina’s post, I have a glimmer of hope that someday, I’ll be able to pull it off. See what you think!
Shallow Dives in Anime
The Eminence in Shadow’s Cid Kagenou: The Inner Child in us All
If you read any of my reviews of The Eminence in Shadow, you might get the impression that I enjoyed the show. You’d be right. In Cid Kagenou, the show gave us a protagonist that is so layered and nuanced that he supports lots of discussion. Is he a “good” guy? A villain? Is he a human, or a god? Something inbetween?
One of the most interesting discussions surrounding Cid is the question of how he sees himself — and what that means to him and the world around him. It’s clear how the Seven Shades feel about him, of course. But what about Cid himself? What’s he thinking? Fortunately, Dewbond on this site Shallow Dives in Anime has applied his usual clarity of thought to the problem. Not only that, but he shares how the series avoided the pitfalls of other similar shows! See if you agree with his observations!
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 15-21 February 2023: New Morishima Akiko Manga, Support for Marriage Equality, and Yoshiya Nobuko Retrospective
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (February 24, 2023)
2 thoughts on “5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 08”
Wow, I missed some really good posts! Thank you for highlighting them, they might have missed reading them!
You’re welcome! It was a good week. I had a hard time narrowing it down to just five posts.