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5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 18

Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 18!

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. These five posts are my favorite for the week! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did!

You can see a list of the sites I check here: Massive List of Sites!

Anime Evo

Oshi no Ko – 04

When the extra-length first episode aired, reactions from reviewers I trust were clear: Oshi no Ko was compelling. The only question was whether it could maintain that level. Well, we’re up to episode 4, and my barometer still shows an impressively high level of appreciation. Take this review by FlareKnight on the site Anime Evo, for example. I’ve learned from experience that I can trust FlareKnight’s perspective. And sure, it’s partly because our tastes are similar, but his reviews always give me something to think about. This review carries on that fine tradition!

Chua Tek Ming~Anime Power~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

Tate No Yuusha No Nariagari S2

If you read any of my reviews of The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2, you might have come away with the impression that I liked it. For the most part, you’d be right! I had fun reading posts from folks who hated it (as long as they explained their perspective, of course!), but I’m all about forcing myself to celebrate anime. That means I naturally gravitate to reviews that share that perspective. And guess what? I found one for even this series! This review from Chua Tek Ming on the site Chua Tek Ming~Anime Power~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe! wasn’t just positive. It was positive with a purpose! Go see what I mean!


Oshi No Ko Episode 3 — Who cares about artistic integrity?

I know that looking for posts that share my perspective is actively participating in an echo chamber. So this week, I actively searched for other opinions about Oshi no Ko. And given the creativity of the anime blogging community, it should come as no surprise that I found one! In particular, I found Dopey’s post on DOPEY LIKES ANIME. The different opinion? Dopey found other things to like about episode 3 than other bloggers did! That counts as different, doesn’t it?

Hanime on Anime

Character of the Month: Dabi

My Hero Academia Season 6 gave us some emotionally powerful moments, driven by interesting and complex characters. One of those characters was actually a villain: Dabi, son of the number one hero Endeavor. What made Dabi so interesting? I’m glad you asked, because Hanime on Anime, on the site Hanime on Anime, answers that very question — and more! If you liked the series at all, or think you might, then take a look.

Star Crossed Anime

Kimetsu no Yaiba S3 – 4 [Thank You, Tokito]

Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime and I are reviewing Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village Arc (as you can see in our review of episode 4). You might think that suggests I’m biased in favor of the show, given that I try to celebrate anime and what not. Mostly, you’d be right. But I still look for reviews that offer insights that are not 100% positive, yet are still honest and authentic. That’s exactly what I found in this review that lenlo wrote on the site Star Crossed Anime. In fact, I can’t dispute the implications of lenlo’s observations! See what you think!

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5 thoughts on “5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 18

  1. You never know what might give you inspiration. After recalling that Emilia had already purposely left out Subaru from her meeting with Julius and an unidentified person or group of people, I thought of what could have been the moment that Emilia had decided on setting that sort of boundary between herself and Subaru, and I believe I have identified the exact moment that it happened.

    My next post this week will dive into how Re:zero’s ending can be plenty great and even still be a happy ending if Emilia were to permanently die and the long-term repercussions of Emilia’s reaction to Subaru’s behaviour upon meeting Roswaal while also noting how Priscilla will likely be used far into the story’s future because of that incident.

  2. I know I said I was done with making more Re:zero posts, but maybe not after all. As I’ve said before, one thing I like about Re:zero is that there are real consequences for the main character’s behaviour unlike in many other isekai stories.

    As you remember from last week, TCrow, I made the effort to highlight that Subaru has broken 3 promises to Emilia in a short period of time. We have already seen that Emilia just couldn’t accept Subaru’s word that he loved her because of that. I also believe that Subaru’s outburst at the Royal Castle was far more memorable than any other interactions he has had with Emilia, including their kiss, and I believe it’d be good writing to have that be a consequence that meaningfully affects their relationship despite things having seemingly been addressed. Moving forward, I would like to see more on Emilia not trusting Subaru’s word since he routinely breaks promises to her and leaving him out of matters that are important to her because of how horrible his behaviour at the castle was.

    1. She remembers that that she told him off, doesn’t she? That wasn’t part of one of the dead-ends? I have to say, since I don’t specialize in Re:ZERO, I’m finding it tough to remember what each character knows.

      As a writer, I can’t imagine how hard it is for Tappei Nagatsuki keeps it all straight! He must have a heck of a series bible.

      1. Yes, Emilia does remember that she told him off. That wasn’t one of the dead-ends. I still believe that for Emilia, that was by far the most memorable of her and Subaru’s actions. The start of the Royal Selection was a very important moment for her, and Subaru completely made a huge scene that embarrassed her in front of all parties involved.

        And this is before going into how Emilia has already left Subaru out of something once before. When Emilia met with Julius for the first time in Episode 12, she left Subaru out, stating that she thinks the conference mirrors would be unpleasant for him. As we later see in the battle against the cult, there was a special metia that made use of mirrors that allowed for the cult to communicate with others from a long distance, and that was likely what a conference mirror was, so Emilia was already inclined to leave Subaru out even before his outburst at the Royal Castle, so that incident will probably make it even more likely that she continues to leave him out of things.

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