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 are my five favorite posts 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!
“Seriously?” I can hear you ask. “Another post about Neon Genesis Evangelion? Does the world really need such a thing?” I hear you. I, too, was skeptical. Then I saw the light — by reading this by The Overage Otaku on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku. This post took my level of appreciation for Misato to a whole new level. Shinji, too. The Overage Otaku sees these things, then describes them in a way that even I can understand. That alone should encourage you to go take a look!
Hard to believe, but the journey that started with Attack on Titan has thundered to its conclusion. I wonder: will we look back on this in 20 years and see AOT as something in the same vein as Neon Genesis Evangelion? It’s tough to say so close to the event in time. But in any event, it was a momentous series. Its ending requires a momentous analysis. And I can think of no one else who could handle it any better than Jonah Hunt from the site Jonah’s Daily Rants. In a relatively small number of words, Jonah Hunt managed to convey a wealth of meaning and perspective. If this post is any indication, AOT well might have a prominent place in our culture. See if you agree!
Well, episode 19 certainly packed a lot into a single episode, didn’t it? There were so many little details that after I watched it, even after taking what I thought were careful notes, I felt a suspicion that I’d missed a lot. Then, I read this post by Kvasir369 on the site Kvasir369 — and yep, I’d missed a lot! I was really glad I had this post to bring me up to speed. If you enjoyed this episode, I’ll be you like it even more after reading this review!
You’ve heard folks describe this or that work of fiction as an emotional rollercoaster, right? In this climate of hype-as-a-service, it’s easy to recognize how much that phrase has been overused. In this case, though, I think Otaku Sinh, on the site Otaku Sinh, not only used the phrase in its originally intended glory. Otaku Sinh also made an airtight case that this episode of The Eminence in Shadow Season 2 more than deserved it. Based on my own experience watching this episode, I have to agree! See if you had a similar reaction watching the episode!
If I mention High School of the Dead, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Yeah, I know — talk about a low-hanging fruit! The show’s famous for being a sexually charged depiction of the zombie apocalypse — emphasis on the “sexually charged” part. I get it if that’s how you see the show. I mean, ecchi is front and center, isn’t it? But the show’s more than that. A lot more, as it turns out. In a surprising way! Dewbond, on the site Shallow Dives in Anime, brought up something that might seem, on the surface, to be shocking: HOTD had solid characterization! Dewbond makes a likewise solid case — go see if you agree!
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