Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 14!
Every week, I visit over 300 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!
Have you watched the first episode of KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! yet? This spin-off series chronicles Megumin’s life before she met Kazuma, Aqua, and Darkness. Now, you might be apprehensive about this show’s chances, given how much of the humor came from the characters. Can Megumin handle the pressure all by herself? FlareKnight, from the site Anime Evo, gives the first episode his usual thorough, thought-provoking treatment. I gotta say, I think he has a good handle on how Megumin did! See if you agree!
Do you remember the first time you watched Kill-la-Kill? The distinctive animation caught my attention and the characters guaranteed I’d be back week after week. But there was something else that impressed me even more, and it’s how the writers handled the plot — particularly the real protagonist. The Overage Otaku, on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku, explains how the show pulled off this skillful execution of plot magic. And yes, I’ll call it magic because of the effect it had on me. See what you think!
I really, really hope you like The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2, and the reason is simple. I freaking adored everything about what’s come so far, and the first episode of the next season is shaping up to be every bit as good! So if you don’t like it, I’m afraid there’s a certain percentage of my narration here that’s not going to hit your strike zone. So, if that’s the case, sorry in advance!
I was really happy to find this post by KVASIR369 on the site Kvasir369. It’s not just because I thought the insights were spot-on (they were). It’s not only because of the vivid description of what unfolded in this episode (and the description was, in fact, vivid). It wasn’t even that KVASIR369 expressed an appreciation for the show and its lore (which happened, too). No, it was how all of that combined with KVASIR369’s comparison of the anime to the manga. And that’s just a ton of fun to read!
I joke about my ever-growing back-log, but the truth is, I’m always looking for the next show that’ll rock my world. I know every new show can’t be Re:CREATORS, but it might be the next Gate! So this post by Drey on the site Soulcial Dreamin’ Ent. intrigued me. It was about a movie called Goodbye, Don Glees — a movie I’d never heard of! Based on Drey’s description of the movie, it sounds like exactly the kind of thing I’m looking for! Now if I can just make time in my schedule…
Do you know what makes a story great? What makes a story that will stand the test of time? Okay, there’re a lot of things, and you can tell I’m just trying to build drama, so I’ll just come out and say character. Amazing characters will make a story memorable. If I mention Hamlet, you know exactly who I’m talking about. But if I mention George, would you remember him from Knight of the Burning Pestle? Doubtful — though I suspect there are some geniuses out there that would. I have some intelligent readers.
That’s one of the things that struck me about Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury: its characters, especially Suletta and Miorine. There’s more to it than that, of course. There’s an element of history, or gravitas of the character’s circumstances. Mari’s post on Starting Life from Zero does a much better job of describing it than I do — especially the character part! If you enjoyed the series at all, I think you’ll like this one!
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- Anime Feminist: Weekly Round-Up, 29 March – 4 April 2023: Feminist Scholar Ueno Chizuko, Good Smile’s Right-Wing Connections, and Disability in Sports Manga
- Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner: Anime and Manga Blog Posts That Caught My Eye This Week (April 7, 2023)
- Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan: March 2023 Monthly Favorites