Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 33!
Every week, I visit over 285 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!
Do you know what can make a villain more effective? Subverting an expectation or a trope one hundred and eighty degrees, that’s what! Yeah, it’s obvious, but I’m going somewhere with this! I really enjoy reading The Overage Otaku’s posts on his site Confessions of an Overage Otaku because I always pick up something new or see something in a new light. This time, he tackles villains like Isabella from The Promised Neverland. What makes her such a compelling villain? What does what she did merit discussion? There’s only one way to find out!
I’m really glad that Irina, from I Drink and Watch Anime, decided to review Zom 100. She really knows how to showcase the show’s humor, character, and artwork, not to mention its themes. This week’s review is a perfect example — if I mention a zombie shark and you saw the episode, you can see where I’m going with this! And I know where you should be going: to visit I Drink and Watch Anime to enjoy her review!
I could curse the darkness or light a candle. Which is a false dilemma. I do both. Because you never know when a good curse might hit harder than a tiny flickering flame! Where was I? Oh, yeah, talking about celebrating anime (I’m sparing you the rhetorical link between candle lighting and celebrating anime). Spencer’s post on Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto certainly qualifies as a post that celebrates anime. But he did two additional things that convinced me that I had to celebrate this post in particular. First, he opened with the sentence “Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Episode 5 is one the best episodes of anime I’ve ever seen.” And second, he described why with wonderful clarity. Go read it — you’ll see what I mean!
One of these days, I’m going to get around to reviewing Mysteria Friends. Here’s a shocking bit of news for you: I’ve already seen it! It’s not on my backlist! Come to think of it, I haven’t mentioned my backlist at all this week. Hmmm…
But you don’t have to wait for my review! Lynn, on his site The Otaku Author, just wrote a review that did the series proud. It contains Many Cool Passages(tm), but two things stuck out as particularly cool. First, he spoke well of Grea. This is important: I can’t consider a Mysteria Friends review good if it doesn’t extol the wonders of Grea. Second, as a favorite character, he made a choice that at first shocked me. But after I thought about it, I agreed that yes, that was an awesome choice. See if you agree!
I reviewed Land of the Lustrous. But I didn’t do it justice. No; I couldn’t do it justice. There’s a subtle beauty there, and a deep sadness, that I can’t capture in words. And I write novels for fun! Fortunately, Bobduh has a better command of English, as well as a keener eye for the mysteries that this series treated with such subtlety. He proved it, too, in this post on Wrong Every Time. I think he did a particularly noteworthy job when he talked about Diamond and Bort. If this show spoke to you at all, or if you think it might, then you owe it to yourself to give this a read.
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