Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 11!
Every week, I visit about 310 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!
The Magic Planet
Anime Orbit Seasonal Check-in: Beyond the Royal Rainbow in THE MAGICAL REVOLUTION OF THE REINCARNATED PRINCESS & THE GENIUS YOUNG LADY
Are you watching The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady? I expected it to be a light and frothy romp. I’ve not read the source material, so I only had the anime to go on. And for the first few episodes, I got that, plus a little more — very enjoyable characters and a depressingly realistic depiction of kingdom politics. Then things changed.
Was the change for the better? That depends on your perspective. If you’ve read my reviews like this one of episode 10, then you have a pretty good idea of opinion! But for a more in-depth and, frankly, interesting perspective, please let me direct your attention to this post by Jane the Anime Witch on the site The Magic Planet. Jane the Anime Witch talks about the change in tone, as well as what it meant for the series. I’ve always enjoyed Jane the Anime Witch’s ability to convey the nuances of character, plot, and theme, and that’s on full display in this post. See what you think!
The Otaku Exhibition
Giant Beasts of Ars Review: Dark Horse Anime of the Season
Can you think of a good joke about anime watch back logs? Because I’ve used so many that I’ve run out. So, with little intentional humor, let’s cut to the chase: Jake, on the site The Otaku Exhibition, just reviewed the currently airing series Giant Beasts of Ars. Jake makes the case that the show is, as he says in the title, a dark horse candidate for anime of the season. And guess what? The case is so persuasive that my backlog just grew. Again. Go see if you have a similar reaction!
DanMachi IV – 22 (Fin) – More Beautiful than Before
This week, I finished watching Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2. See? There are shows I watch in addition to the ones I’m reviewing! It’s not all reviews and backlogs here at Crow’s World of Anime! This might have been my favorite season of franchise because of the prominent role Ryuu Lion played. She’s always been my favorite character. Did the last episode live up to expectations? I have an answer for you: it’s this post by magicalchurlsukui on the site RABUJOI. The post did a great job capturing the last episode’s appeal. I enjoyed reliving the episode by reading the post, and I bet you will, too!
Shallow Dives in Anime
Violet Evergarden: Going Postal
You might have noticed that I’ve not reviewed Violet Evergarden. I bring this up because there were several reasons why, and, wouldn’t you know it, Dewbond, on the site Shallow Dives in Anime, talked about one of them! It’s not a topic I see raised very often. I’ve always appreciated Dewbond’s no-nonsense approach to writing reviews, and I was glad to see that approach extended even to ethereal concepts like this one. What am I being so mysterious about? There’s one way to find out!
Everlasting: The Anime That Will Always Live On In My Memories
Is it important for an anime to connect to its viewers? That seems like an obvious question, doesn’t it? Of course it’s important. But there are times I see a disconnect, like when someone bad-mouths shōjo series for trying to speak to its audience. I’ve never been able to understand how a genre cultivating a healthy relationship with its fans could be considered anything other than a good thing. But then, I’m just a simple farm boy from Ohio. Some thing are just beyond me.
So I’ll just focus on the positive: there are good reasons to celebrate how different genres can speak to us — all of us, wherever we are life. As proof, please let me offer this post by simpleek on the site simpleek. Simpleek talks about two shows that were very important to her at various stages of her life: Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura. Fiction matters; connecting with viewers (or readers!) matters. This post is a great example of why.
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 8-14 March 2023: Grown-Up PreCure, Shojo Beat, and Harassment in the Japanese Film Industry
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (March 17, 2023)
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TCrow, here is the link to the pic of Episode 49 that Re:zero’s official Twitter channel posted on March 17: https://twitter.com/Rezero_official/status/1636683813584617473?s=20
I’d say it’s nearly guaranteed that we get a Season 3 announcement on March 25 during AnimeJapan.