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5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 52

Every week, I visit around 275 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 them as much as I did!

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Five Favorite Posts from 2023 Week 51

Anime Evo

Tearmoon Empire Review

Good heavens, it’s dangerous reading FlareKnight’s reviews on the site Anime Evo! Every time I do, my backlog grows! I might have to only read FlareKnight’s reviews of shows I’m already watching! In all seriousness, though, this review did get me excited to watch Tearmoon Empire. I hope I can tget to it soon — FlareKnight made it sound like it’ll be a lot of fun to watch! Have you seen it? Then go see if he talked about what you liked about it! But if you haven’t seen it, be careful! Reading this post might make your backlog might grow, too!

D&A Anime Blog

Itsuki Gets Curb-Stomped by Rishia

There are three words in this title that, reduced to add focus, make me happy: Rishia Curb-Stomped Itsuki. Okay, four words. Those are happy words to me! I’ve always liked Rishia (currently in The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3), and I’ve never liked Itsuki. So, how did said curb-stomping play out? Roderick J “Jay” Friz, on the site D&A Anime Blog, included a description in his review, and wow, did it sound fun! I’m a few episodes behind; now I have something to look forward to! Oh, and the review includes some extra details from the source material to make the episode even more impactful. Go see what I mean!

Jonah’s Daily Rants

Catching Up With Jujutsu Kaisen: The Shibuya Incident

I have a problem with some of the recent events in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. I won’t go into details to avoid spoiling anything, but what happened made me decide to walk away from the franchise. Then I read this post by Jonah Alexander Hunt on the site Jonah’s Daily Rants. No lie — the post completely changed my perspective. I’m not walking away now — not after what I just read in this post. I’ll bet if you read it, you’ll see what I mean! Go check it out!


Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead – 12 (Fin) – Only the Biggest Dreams

I’ll get around to reviewing the last three episodes of Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead someday. Until I do, I had to wonder: did the show end on as strong a note as it began? Because I seriously enjoyed the episodes that I did see! Well, magicalchurlsukui just answered that question on the site RABUJOI. What did magicalchurlsukui think? Did the show end strong? There’s one way to find out!

Sports Baka

“Hanebado!” – What Am I Doing This For?

There are some series that I thoroughly enjoyed, but I get a bit bummed when I can’t find anyone else who liked them. I don’t want affirmation of my taste. I’m nowhere cruel enough to hope anyone would actually share my tastes! But I do sometimes want to geek out about a show, and conducting a conversation with myself is just sad. Tonight, I finally — finally — found someone else who enjoyed Hanebado! — unironically! I’m partly joking, because I know some people liked the show. But not as much as I did — or as much Ichi did, either, judging by this post on the site Sports Baka. Not only does Ichi say why the show was show enjoyable. Ichi went into fantastic detail about the characters and conflicts. And now, despite the size of my backlog, I want to rewatch Hanebado!

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8 thoughts on “5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2023 Week 52

  1. Hey Tcrow,
    Ichi here 😊
    Thanks for featuring my post! So happy that you liked it! And of course, Hanebado IS a great anime, no doubt about it. I’ll definitely rewatch it, too😄

  2. TCrow, in you and Irina’s review of Episode 50, Irina had many questions she wanted answered, and I was able to answer all of them except the one about whether the Echidna in the coffin and the Echidna in the Sanctuary trials/Witch’s Tea Parties were different people considering Emilia did not recognize the person in the coffin in Echidna.

    At the time, I had checked all of the last few episodes aside from Episode 50 since I had assumed that I had caught everything since it was the last episode, but there was something I indeed missed in that episode. In that episode after Beatrice and Roswaal had their talk in the room with Echidna’s corpse, which looked much older than the Echidna in the Sanctuary trials, there was a brief animation of an older Echidna looking back when she was alive.

    What I have gleaned from this is that Echidna cut off a piece of her soul when she was younger, and that is why the Echidna in the Sanctuary trials/Witch’s Tea Parties looks quite a bit younger than Echidna’s corpse. As for why Echidna would do this, my guess is that it’s all part of the plan concocted by multiple characters from 400 years to save the world.

    1. Emilia did not recognize the person in the coffin as Echidna*

      Oh, and TCrow, I have fully rewatched Re:zero as of today, and I realized there was some foreshadowing that Roswaal was behind Elsa and Maylie coming to the mansion all along.

      In Episode 31, Elsa said her targets were two maids and one shut-in (hikkikomori). This is significant because there shouldn’t be a term for that in Re:zero’s world since it was a term invented in Japan in more recent times. That Elsa used ‘shut-in’ shows that whoever hired her had contact with someone from Earth. Roswaal most likely learned the term from Subaru, which he used when discussing what Elsa’s job would entail.

      1. Interesting — I didn’t catch that reference at all. Sometimes, shows are casual throwing terms like that around. But I agree Re:ZERO seems more cautious. If Tappei Nagatsuki used that term, I suspect it had to mean something!

    2. I can’t see a reason this couldn’t work. I think I’ve said this before, but Tappei Nagatsuki is such a talented writer that his work supports many theories. I’m confident that when we get the reveal, it will make perfect sense.

      It’ll be interested to see how close you are with your theories!

    1. Maybe I’ll try to watch it this season! My new work schedule won’t let me review as much, so maybe I can watch more for fun.

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