Every week, I visit almost 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 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!
5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts
I’ve been thinking a lot about story mechanics. I’m starting to write a new series, so things like plot, character, and tropes are on my mind. So it was with great interest that I read The Overage Otaku’s post on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku. Using My Happy Marriage as an example, The Overage Otaku lays out the differences between a good series and a great series — where great is defined by the impact the show has on its viewer. Ever wonder about that? I do, all the time! See if you find this post as enjoyable and enlightening as I did!
Over the first couple episodes of this season of The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2, I wondered two things above all else: could Philomela get any more sympathetic, and could grandma get any more despicable? Well, the latest episode answered those questions — and more! And Kvasir369, on the site Kvasir369, explored how the episode took care of business. Because of the review section and the discussion of the differences from the manga, I once again came away from the post with an even deeper appreciate of an episode I already treasured. See if you get as much out of it!
I really wish I had the bandwidth to review Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End. I feel bad enough after seeing Gigguk’s video last year about the manga — I new the series would be special! Then I read this post by Lesley Aeschliman on the site LESLEY’S ANIME AND MANGA CORNER. I used to joke about my backlog; but those jokes are getting more sad than funny! But the way Lesley Aeschliman described the episode brought it alive in a way that made me wish all the more that I had time to watch it! Well, that’s what backlogs are for. See if the post helps you enjoy episode 7!
I might be wrong. I know, I know. It’s shocking — but it’s happened before! I might be wrong, but it seems to me that reviewers who embrace the parody in The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 speak more highly of the show than those who don’t. Fortunately, I know many reviewers who get it, and few get it better than SINH on the site Otaku Sinh. He understands the show so well it almost seems like he has an inside track to the writer! Reading the post helped me catch little details I had missed, and it confirmed some ideas I had about key points. If you like the show at all, I think you’ll enjoy celebrating it with SINH!
School Live! is one of those shows that I look back on and think, “There’s no way it was as good as I remembered it.” Then I’ll watch bits of it again, and think, “Well, damn. It was better.” Why is it better? What helps it stand the test of time? I’m glad you asked, because I found the perfect answers in this post by Jessi Silver on the site Season 1 Episode 1. Jessi Silver’s description brought back a lot of great memories about how the show affected me. Do you remember the show? Want to remember it even more fondly? Then you know what to do!
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