Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 13!
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!
Soul Eater has a special place in my heart, and it has nothing to do with the show itself. Rather, it’s the first, and still among the few, anime series that I could convince my wife to watch. What’s more, she liked it! So every time I see a review that touches on Soul Eater, it attracts my attention.
I think the reason my wife liked it does have to do with the show itself. It has great OPs like Resonance and Papermoon (which is my favorite). It has great characters, like the villain Medusa Gorgon or the criminally underrated Eruka Frog. Not only that, but it also has great protagonists, and some of them are such interesting characters that they defy easy categorization. Tessa’s post on the site All about Anime and Manga tackles one of my those characters, Franken Stein, and it contains some keen insights and delightful observations. Stein is not an easy character to write about, but Tessa nailed it. See if you agree!
I hope you don’t get tired of me talking about just how enjoyable Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV Part 2 was. Because guess what? I found another intelligent and authentic review that talks about what made it so much fun to watch! Marina, on the site Anime B&B, explained why this season resonated so strongly with me. Actually, more than one why! Who doesn’t love that “ah-ha!” moment when a review explains something that was just on the edge of our consciousness, but remained out of reach! I experienced that in this review — twice! See if you have a similar experience!
I’m on record saying that Kyousou Giga is impossible for me to review. I first confessed this embarrassing truth back in February 2020, and until an hour ago, it was still a bedrock fact. But in the last hour, I read this post by Anteiku Anime Reviews on the site Anteiku Anime Reviews. I had racked my brains trying to come up with an angle, or a vocabulary — anything — that would let me review it. But in the space of a single post, Anteiku Anime Reviews dropped the truth bomb like it was nothing. Seriously, its simplicity and clarify blew my mind. And no, I’m not being hyperbolic at all! If you liked this series at all, I think you’ll enjoy this post!
I’m not an expert on mech anime. I know what I like, but I can’t talk intelligently about how any given show compares to the others or how one season fits into the mythos of a franchise. But do you know who does? Scott at Mechanical Anime Reviews! As long as I’ve been reading his site (actually, from the beginning, I think!), he’s showed a wide knowledge of the genre and a keen eye for what makes a show enjoyable. His post about Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is a perfect example. I came away from the post with an even deeper appreciation of the show, and that’s saying something — I rated it an 8 on MAL. See if Scott’s posts talks about the parts of the series you liked!
I like to read reviews that convey how the writer really thinks. I don’t want to read what someone thinks I want to read. Not only that, but I don’t want to read what someone thinks is popular. In other words, I want honest perspectives. And it’s all the better if that perspective comes from a place of expertise. Yeah, I like opinions. But I like informed conclusions and convictions better. They’re in precious short supply! I guess scarcity drives the value up.
Every time I read one of Lynn’s posts on The Otaku Author, I get a sense of authenticity and expertise. That was on full display in this review of Chainsaw Man. I really enjoyed this review, and it’s not only because he picked, as a favorite moment, one of the moments I would have considered. It’s the reason he picked it — and how he described that reason. What favorite character did he pick? Least favorite character? There’s one way to find out!
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Want to Read Favorite Posts from Other Sites?
- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 22-28 March 2023: Age of Consent Raised, Josei Recommendations, and Japanese Novel Translations
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (March 31, 2023)