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5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2024 Week 10

Every week, I visit over 285 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!

Anime Evo

Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale

I haven’t watched the movie Hibike! Euphonium Movie 3: Chikai no Finale, but I watched Sound! Euphonium. I was going to say that the movie struck a chord with me; then I was going to say it resonated with me. Both seemed like cheap jokes, so I figured if I put them both out there, they might equal one good joke! Poor humor aside, the show did hit me just right. My daughter was in high school band at the time, and the show treated that with respect and insight. Did the movie live up to that? Well, FlareKnight just published a review on Anime Evo, and that post answers the question with flair and a keen eye for detail. See if FlareKnight brought up the things you liked!

Anime Rants

Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga – Episodes 6 to 8

There are some series that speak to me. If I analyze it, I can rationally identify that this or that show deals with a subject that I’ve studied, or espouses a theme that’s important to me, or even (like the show we just talked about above) presents characters whose situations or motivations tie to something in my life. Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga is one of those shows. Izumo Kamiki’s plight this season puts me on edge — like I’m seeing a family member or something in danger.

Is it just me? Or does the show have something going for it? 7MONONOKE, on the site Anime Rants, just reviewed episodes six through eight. I’d just watched them, too, so they were fresh in my mind. Apparently, the episodes were fresh in 7MONONOKE’s mind, too, because the review touched on many of the scenes that hit home for me. I liked reliving the episodes through 7MONONOKE’s eyes — that perspective helped me get even more out of the episode. See if you have a similar reaction!

Filthy Casual for Life

Anime: 7th Time Loop, Ep. 8

Do you know what I like more than strong female characters? Strong female characters who are strong in realistic, fully realized ways. That’s why I’m so enjoying 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! (which is really misnamed so far!). Rishe is a powerful character, and she got that way by earning every single skill through six previous lives! Plus, as we saw in some of previous deaths, she was far from omnipotent, and yet, even knowing that, she strives to be her best. That’s just good stuff! THE FILTHY CASUAL, on the site FILTHY CASUAL FOR LIFE, apparently doesn’t mind a strong female lead, either — and also had some cool things to say about episode 8! I particularly liked reading THE FILTHY CASUAL’s description of how Rishe picked her ring.

Get More XP

Skeleton Knight in Another World Season One Review: Come for the Characters, and Also Stay for the Characters

I tried to watch Skeleton Knight in Another World, but the opening scene rubbed me the wrong way. I haven’t given the series much thought since them. That is, not until I read this post from Getmorexp on the site Get More XP. First, I saw the title and thought, “Seriously? It had good characters?” Then I read the post. By the time I was done reading, I had the distinct impression that I might have made a bad call. Not that such a feeling is new to me — but I had valid reasons to feel that way this time! The good news is that I have another show to watch in the future. Another piece of good news? You can go read Getmorexp’s post right now!

Jonah’s Daily Rants

A Tribute to Akira Toriyama

The older I get, the more aware I am that the maximum number of years I have left (baring we invent the kind of medicine I read about in the science fiction novels I love) is way, way (did I mention “way”) fewer than the years that are behind me. I have to wonder — how will folks remember me? Is it presumptuous to think they’ll remember me at all?

We all received a reminder of morality this week with the news of Akira Toriyama’s passing. It might sound strange for me to say this, but reading posts like this from Jonah Alexander Hunt on the site Jonah’s Daily Rants gives me hope. Akira Toriyama will be remembered for years to come because his art touched people. Isn’t that a wonderful thing? To be remembered for something uplifting like that? Posts like this one remind me that such positive impacts are not only possible — they happen. That’s a really hopeful thing to remember, especially in this day and age.

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6 thoughts on “5 Favorite Anime Blog Posts from 2024 Week 10

  1. TCrow, one thing I thought when watching episode 10 of 7th Time Loop is that Arnold said in a previous episode that Rishe has the ability to make anyone feel valued. This may or may not be the solution to the dilemma that might ruin Rishe’s main goal.

    1. I could see that playing out. I’m really enjoying her character — deliberate and brave. Shiny hair, too! It seems strange to notice, but I like how they show the gloss in her hair.

  2. @skeleton knight: The only thing I can say about the show is that I watched it and I remember almost entirely nothing about the show. Not one character left a lasting impression. I sort of half remember the first scene – after both you and Merlin mentioned it. Honestly, I doubt you’re missing anything.

    This seasons Unwanted Undead Adventurer is better; it definitely has better characters (not that I would have imagined that after the first episode.) I’m pretty sure you’d like Lorraine, at the very least. It’s still not much more than an average show, I’d say.

  3. To quote my own review:

    “In the first instant of the opening scene, a man rips the front of a girl’s dress off as she screams in terror.

    Advisory warning comes up: “This show contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.”

    Me: “No, really?! A little slow on the draw there!”

    Then the hero appears to slaughter the bad guys with ease.

    And that was my introduction to Skeleton Knight in Another World.”

    Heh, yeah, Skeleton Knight had exactly one way to show who the bad guys were. They did that sort of thing about half a dozen times in a dozen episodes, if I recall correctly. The villains always got their just deserts sooner rather than later, thankfully. But if there was one thing to enjoy about the show, it was the characters. 🙂

    1. I don’t think either of us minds action that’s relevant to the narrative. But some topics are best consumed only after they’re expected. And I wasn’t expected it.

      I’ve since watched the first episode, and it was instructive. The characters are starting to be interested, so that’s cool. It also got me to thinking about how I would have started that episode differently. If they had changed just a few camera angles, I might have finished watching the entire series as it aired.

      I’ll give it credit not only for enjoyable characters — but for food for thought about working with reader/viewer expectations.

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