Every week, I visit around 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!
The series Ron Kamonohashi: Deranged Detective was so not on my radar. I had to go to MAL to see when it aired. “Oh,” I thought, embarrassed at how out of touch I am. “It’s airing now.” I tell you, this year had been harder on my short term memory than… well, I can’t remember what. And stop laughing. It’s only a little funny! Fortunately, to help protect me from this year’s assault on my poor brain, I found this post by ecargmura on the site on the site Arum Journal. I mean, just look at the screen caps of Mofu Usaki — don’t they just make you want to know what’s going on in her life?
Before I watched the first season of Uma Musume, I thought, “Cute anime horse girls? No way it’s going to be dramatic; but it might be something fun to kill time.” I admit: I was wrong. The series had no right to be as entertaining as it was. Now, Uma Musume 3 is out, and I had to wonder if it had the same kind of impact. Now I need wonder no longer — Chikorita157’s post on the site Chikorita157’s Anime Blog answered the question with concise style! Go see what I mean!
What makes a character compelling? What makes Philomela so interesting to me in The Ancient Magus’ Bride Season 2 Part 2? Questions like that bother me, and not only because I want to write characters that people care about. Since we met her, I’ve wanted to see Philomela shake off whatever it was that seemed to have broken her spirit. Why? Why do I care about her and not about other characters? Well, reading insightful reviews like this one by Kvasir369 on the site Kavsir369 help me frame the question. Often, it’s not about getting the answer, at least in the short term. It’s more about understanding what to ask. See if you find this review as helpful as I did!
Did you see episode 26 of The Eminence in Shadow? I’m still processing what I saw. The satirical humor was still there, sure. Cid’s antics were as entertaining as usual. Delta even got a lot more screen time — which is always a ton of fun. But something happened in this episode that made me sit back and question just how I thought about this show. Lynn, in his review on the site The Otaku Author, noticed the same thing. Not only is his analysis compelling — his insights inspired some equally compelling comments! See if you had a similar reaction to this episode.
Shangri-La Frontier is another series that escaped my attention. I guess trying to write novels, hold down a full time career that’s more than full time (I work in security, which means I’m always working), and raising a family take a lot of time. Who knew? Well, fortunately, we are blessed with a vibrant anime review community that can help make me aware of what I’ve missed. Take this review by Miya Hanzo on the site Zerogaya-kun, for example. After reading this review, I know I want to watch the series. How do I know? What did Miya Hanzo say? There’s one way to find out!
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