Every week, I visit about 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 them as much as I did!
You can see a list of the sites I check here: Massive List of Sites!
I changed jobs near the end of December, so I have like zero time to do watch anime. Well, not zero. But my time is wildly constrained. My new job’s with a great company, and I want to give it all the time I can. That’s why I’m only reviewing one new show this season.
My point here is that I really, really wanted to watch Banished From The Hero’s Party, I Decided To Live A Quiet Life In The Countryside Season 2. I enjoyed the first season, particularly the warmth Rit and Red showed for each other, as well as the dilemma Ruti found herself in. Well, it sounds like this is yet another candidate for my backlog, based on this review by FlareKnight on the site Anime Evo. What does FlareKnight say about this episode? I’ll give you a hint: it has a lot to do with Ruti! And does this show like its characters names starting with “R” or what?
Since I have such limited time this season, deciding the single show I can review is torture. Well, not torture — I’m being hyperbolic. But it’s tough. I get one shot this season, and I want to get it right. I’ve watched a handful of new shows, among them Metallic Rouge. I struggled with this one. I’m a science fiction writer, and Metallic Rouge is a science fiction series. Am I going to like what they do to the tropes — the same tropes I’m using as building blocks? I’m pretty sure I was over-thinking it. But I didn’t need to, and Vrai Kaiser on the site Anime Feminist just spelled out the way to look at this episode. What was the deciding point? You’ll know it when you see it!
Solo Leveling was another show that made it to my short list of review contenders. The show has a lot going for it — so much that it made my decision very difficult! What was so appealing about the show? I’m glad you asked, because this review by ecargmura on the site ARUM JOURNAL tells it like it is. Or close to “like it is” as I saw it. Which I hope was like it was. Or something. It’s been a long week, you know? But posts like this make it all better. Go see what I mean!
This is “Taunt The Crow with New Shows He Doesn’t Have Time To Watch” week on My Five Favorite Anime Blog Posts! This time, it’s Claire’s turn, on the site Beneath the Tangles, and the show is The Witch and the Beast. It sounds fantastic. I could describe what I read in Claire’s post, but we all know that’s just not a good idea in these posts. So, if you want to get excited about the show, head on over and read Claire’s post. But, please be careful: I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll want to add the show to your watch list if you do!
Finally! A review that doesn’t remind me how little time I have to review a new anime series! Oh, wait a second. It does remind me that my ever growing backlog is about to get even bigger! Well, we all want to live forever, right? So, why not plan for it!
What’s the show this time? It’s My Happy Marriage. The culprit? Merlin from Merlin’s Musings. I’m kidding, of course. The only thing Merlin is guilty of is writing an engaging, delightful review. Which is hardly a capital offense. Quite the opposite, in fact! Does that mean it’s a debt aid? You know, because debt’s the opposite of capital and… Okay, I’m a merciful man, so I’ll cut that nonsense short so you can go read Merlin’s post!
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