Welcome to My 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 36!
Every week, I visit over 280 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 favorites 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!
I take the road less traveled. Not on purpose, and I only realize it in hindsight. Where other people go doesn’t factor into the direction I choose. But there are times, rare though that that they are, that I want to see a sign that I’m on the right track. That my thoughts resemble human thoughts. So I found this post by The Overage Otaku (on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku) to be both insightful and comforting. Insightful, because it describes what happened at the end of Your Lie in April in precise literary terms — which I can use as ways to look at my own writing. Comforting, because it suggests my reaction to the show was a human reaction — as shocking as that may seem! See what you think!
I worked on literary magazines in high school and college. That time working with creative people makes up most of my positive memories from that time. I rarely see a series capture that experience. One series, though, completely nailed it: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! How did it manage this feat? I’m glad you asked, because this week, I found this post by Hanime on Anime on the site Hanime on Anime. This is a fun, insightful take on the series. I found myself smiling throughout! See if you have a similar reaction!
You probably know that my son was born deaf. Learning about the disability challenged us. But do you know what was even harder? The reaction of people around us — sometimes complete strangers. The situation taught me a lot, so when I see an anime that tries to deal with disabilities and gets it wrong, it infuriates me. Disabilities are important and do not deserve to be treated as cliches. That why I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post by otakubrit on the site Otaku Brit. The post talks about Josee, the Tiger and the Fish in such vivid and compelling terms that it’s now sitting on the very top of my backlog. That’s saying a lot — it’s a big and varied backlog!
I don’t think my reaction of black despair was unusual when I heard that One Piece was going to get a live action adaptation. In fact, I held out so little hope that I forced myself to forget about the adaptation. Then I came across Dewbond’s post on Shallow Dives on Anime. If it had been anyone else, I might have ignored it. But this is Dewbond we’re talking about — his reviews are honest evaluations based on a broad and deep understanding of anime. And… well, you’ll have to read it yourself to believe it!
In my Favorite Posts Post from last week, I said that one of Bobduh’s posts on the site Wrong Every Time reminded me strongly of something J.R.R. Tolkien might have written — if he had reviewed anime. This week, Bobduh wrote another post whose ending read like — and I hesitate to even write this — something Alfred, Lord Tennyson might have written shortly after he wrapped up Ulysses. Am I exaggerating? No. That’s my honest impression. And I have a degree in English! Seriously, this post so eloquently captures what A Silent Voice is about that I’m speechless. Go see what I mean!
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