Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 19!
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!
Hell’s Paradise captured my imagination in the first episode, and so far, it hasn’t let go. The attraction isn’t only the animation. It’s also the characters! Obviously, I think Sagiri is fantastic. But she’s not the only one! That’s one of many thing I really liked about this review by CONARTISTDAN on the site The Con Artists: he pointed out cool moments for other characters. Having one captivating character in a series is great. Having more than one? That’s an embarrassment of riches! See what you think of CONARTISTDAN’s perspective on this episode!
You might know that I write novels. One of the questions I often worry about is, “How will I know if I’ve written a successful villain?” I mean, sure, sales are one measure. But how do I know I did something great? Something important? One way would be finding out people are still writing posts about my villain 27 years after publishing — which is exactly what just happened for Gendo Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion. The Overage Otaku just wrote an engrossing of that villain on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku. The Overage Otaku flexes his in-depth knowledge of all things story-craft and explains just why Gendo Ikari is still a topic of conversation almost 30 years after his series ended. Believe me, I took notes! See what you think!
Do you know who my second favorite character is in the Konosuba universe? Megumin. My favorite is Darkness. You may infer from that what you will. But Megumin is my second favorite. So I was really excited to see KonoSuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! start this season. Now, you might ask how one fourth of the main cast from the original series is holding up a show on her own. That’s a good question! And this week, I found a good answer in the form of this post by Pancakes on the site Random Curiosity. Pancakes has a long history of writing clear, concise, to-the-point reviews, and this one is another example of that fine tradition. Check out Pancake’s thoughts on episode 6!
There are a handful of anime that I simply don’t have the emotional vocabulary to review. A Place Further Than the Universe is one of them. I really wish I could, because I found the emotional payoff in episode 12 to be profound. What emotional payoff? Thanks for continuing to ask segue questions! This post by Jack Scheibelein on the site Rhapsodise! captured the moment with quiet poignancy. This post became my favorite treatment of that episode. See if you like the post as much as I did!
Usually, I jokingly curse bloggers who make my backlog expand. This is bit of a new situation: on the site The Traditional Catholic Weeb, writer Traditional Catholic Weeb reviewed the series Hanasaku Iroha. He did it so well I wanted to watch the series. That’s different because I already put it on my back-list several years ago! I even bought it. I got one episode in, felt good about it, but then life happened. Well, Traditional Catholic Weeb’s post has me thinking about it again. And in a good way! So, another series tries to claw its way to the top of my backlog. See if you have a similar reaction!
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