Every week, I visit over 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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If you want to write books, at some point, you’re going to come across the idea of writing to market. That means you give readers what they expect. Sounds great, right? Well, yeah — it’s great. If you can do it. If you, as a writer, want to do it. I found something interesting as I tried to write my most recent novel to market. I’m more terrified of being trite than I am of not having a best seller. In other words, I to mix genres; I want to play with tropes. I’m not saying you can’t do that and write to market. But I am saying I haven’t found out how to do that. Not yet.
That’s why I take a lot of hope from this post by The Overage Otaku on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku. This post talks about the series Nana. It talks about how that series took tropes and made them dance and sing. That gave me hope that someday, folks might speak of my work that way! Now, if you’re not a novelist, that might not be a compelling reason for you to read the post. So, how’s this? It was a blast to read! Go see what I mean!
I watched Rising of the Shield Hero Season 3 this season. You know everything you’ve read about it? Yeah, not much of that made sense to me. It was like all of were watching a different show than I was. I’m not sure what’s up with that. But I know one thing: I’m not the only one to notice two distinct things about this season, because I just read this post by Getmorexp on the site Get More XP. Guess what? Getmorexp noticed the same things! What were these things? There’s one great way to find out!
In last week’s post, I talked about how Jonah Alexander Hunt (on the site Jonah’s Daily Rants) turned my opinion around about the series Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. Well, he was apparently not satisfied with that feat, because now he’s gone and completely upended how I see Itadori Yuji. I never thought badly of that character. But I never thought much of him, either. Now, after reading Jonah Alexander Hunt’s interpretation, I have to say: I’m fired up about the character. There’re reviews that make you think, and there’re reviews that inspire. And then there’s reviews like this that do both. Go see what I mean!
We’re at the very beginning of the 2024 Winter season. I’ve been all through LiveChart’s listing, and I have to say: I literally did not give Delicious in Dungeon a second thought. I took one quick look at its key art and description (my In Real Life schedule this season is insane), and noped right past it. Then I read this review by planet Jane on The Magic Planet. And now I’m conflicted. How in the world will I make time to watch this show? Or does it — gasp! — have to go onto my back log? The thing’s about to evolve into a higher life form as it is. And I don’t think it’ll have the most pleasant of dispositions. Well, that’s my problem. As you celebrate not being me, head on over and read this post on The Magic Planet!
The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You: Dewbond Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Loved this Show.
I think of myself as a harem anime connoisseur. I’ll bet that’s the first time you’ve seen the words “harem anime” and “connoisseur” in the same sentence, isn’t it? Be that as it may, I like the genre. I consider Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls to be the gold standard. Now, I’m not saying I’m changing my mind. But I am saying that Dewbond, on his site Shallow Dives in Anime, makes a compelling case that another series should wear the crown. The series? The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You. I’ll say this for his review: he nailed everything I liked about the show — and more! If you have any doubts about the quality of this show, then check out this post. You’ll be glad you did!
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