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!
If you’ve read more than one or two of my 5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts series, then you know I often (jokingly, mostly) lament the ever-increasing size of my backlog. I used to feel a bit bummed every time I read about a series that I couldn’t watch because I didn’t have time. This season, though, I’ve had to cut back to only reviewing one new show. Reading reviews feels different now.
Instead of feeling bummed, I’m glad these reviews keep in touch with what’s airing. That’s especially true when I come across a blogger who can describe a series or episode in vivid and compelling way. That was the case when I in this post by Alex on the site The Afictionado. For me to really get into a fantasy series, it has to have certain characteristics — which happen to be exactly the characteristics Alex said are present in Delicious in Dungeon. It turns out the food is just the cherry on top (so to speak). Read the post to see if the traits Alex lists are important to you, too!
Shirobako made me feel nostalgic for the time I worked on a high school literary magazine. Well, it was a science fiction/fantasy magazine until a certain teacher got ahold of it and “upgraded” it. Hmmm. So I guess Shirobako made me feel nostalgic for the literary magazine I edited in college. Well, until student council politics reminded me that I new precisely nothing about politics. Hmmm. Let’s just say that Shirobako made me nostalgic for a past I wish I’d had.
That’s not nostalgia, is it?
Honestly, that came out of nowhere. It’s nothing like what I intended to write. Strange how some events in our past just sit in our memories like landmines, just waiting for the unwary thought to step on them!
For all of our sakes, let’s get out of my skull and look at this thoughtful, insightful review of Shirobako that Andrew Osmond wrote on the site All the Anime. The post is a great summary of the series as a whole, as well as the characters and major events. It makes me want to watch the show again — and watching it the first time is something I feel nostalgic about! See if the post evokes a similar feeling for you!
I wish I could watch Banished From The Hero’s Party, I Decided To Live A Quiet Life In The Countryside Season 2 this season. Though I’m glad I’m not reviewing it — I got tired typing the title just once! But from the picture FlareKnight’s review on Anime Evo painted, this season has everything I liked about the first season. I could joke and said more Ruti is always better, but FlareKnight talks about other topics the episode brought up that sounded fascinating. See if he mentions anything that you enjoyed about the episode!
Look, I don’t buy into conspiracy theories. If I want fiction from Russia, I’ll read Sergei Lukyanenko’s novel Night Watch (which is a freaking blast to read — along with its sequels). But though I don’t do conspiracies, I’m beginning to think there’s a concerted effort to get me to watch Hirogaru Sky! Precure and other series from that world. So many anime bloggers speak glowingly of the series! Take this post by ecargmura on the site ARUM JOURNAL, for example. It’s eloquent. It’s crisp and fun to read. And it positively gushes with praise for this series! Best of all, it’s not part a conspiracy. It’s an honest reaction to a series — a series I hope to watch some day! See if you have a similar reaction!
I know that it’s impossible to like everything. As far as I know, anyway. And I know that our tastes affect how we view the world. That said, there are times I wish I could remove my own taste filters, if only from time to time, because they make me miss series, or movies, that I might otherwise have enjoyed. Fortunately, I can rely on other anime bloggers to educate me! This week, I learned about Ōoku: The Inner Chambers from RisefromAshes on the site Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan. Reading about the story and how RisefromAshes reacted to it made me want to stop everything and go watch it. So onto the back log it goes! But at least I know about it now! That’s a very good thing!
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