Welcome to my favorite anime community posts, Other Posts to Crow About, for 2020 Week 41!
I look for posts that celebrate amazing moments in anime or otherwise blow me away with their wit and charm. Every week, I check hundreds of sites, and I can tell you that the ani-blogging community writes a ton of amazing posts. I hope this list helps you find some of them!
Here’s the list of the sites I check!
This week, I reviewed the sites in alphabetical order (A to Z).
My Favorite Anime Posts from 2020 Week 41
The first couple of weeks of a new anime season are exciting. Which shows will live you to your expectations? Which will disappoint us up front, and which will wait until later in the season to be disappointing? This season, a show that I think won’t disappoint me was Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina. I hope I conveyed that in my review of the first episode! There’s so much to like about the first episode, and I was happy to come across this post by Mercedez Clewis on the site The Anime Feminist that elaborates on them. The post not only mentioned all of the reasons I liked the first episode. It found some reasons I’d missed! So now I like the episode even more than I did, and that’s saying a lot.
You know that feeling when everyone keeps telling you this or that series is great, but you don’t have time to watch it? That was me for years with Steins;Gate. I kept thinking that there was no way the show was as good as everyone said. Finally, I made time to watch it. And I thought, “Oh. That’s why everyone said it was so good. Because it was.” So I have a ton of sympathy for other bloggers who didn’t make time to watch a show, later make time, and realize what they’d missed. Case in point? This post by Daze3x from A Certain Dazed Producer. The series is Astra Lost in Space. The verdict? Well, it’s best you just read the post. But I’ll give you a hint (it’s probably obvious from the title!). Daze3x made the right choice to watch the show!
If there’s one thing that Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 did very, very well, it was generate discussion. The plot is so intricate, and each detail potentially so important, that observant viewers had a ton of raw material for all kinds of interesting theories. The show’s main drawback for me is that sometimes, I felt like I was going down a rabbit hole (no, not that kind of rabbit! shudder…), unsure of what details were important. That’s why I liked this post from Aaron from Honey’s Anime. It was a great recap of (what seemed to be!) the important developments in the second season. That includes possibly the most important (or at least most surprising development) of all concerning Otto. At least, I didn’t see that coming back in season 1!
It’s one thing for a series to generate a lot of discussion during its run. Re:ZERO Season 2 is the poster child for that! It’s quite another thing for a series to continue to generate discussion and appreciation more than two years after it wrapped up. What is it about a series that makes it linger in people’s minds? Is it the characters? The setting? The themes? The animation? Well, this post by railgunfan75 on RAILGUNFAN75’S GEEK BLOG gives us the rundown for the memorable series A Place Further than the Universe. I could go on and on about what made the series so special to me, but I think I’ll direct you to railgunfan75’s post instead. And dang it, but after reading this review, I want to watch the series again! And my backlog is already taller than I am…
I have a feeling that Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina is going to be a favorite of mine this season, based on what I’ve seen so far and based on other bloggers’ impressions. The show focuses on Elaina, and there are nuances about the character that, despite my wife and daughter’s desperate attempts to educate me, seem forever beyond my vision. I kinda feel sorry for them trying so hard with so little effect, but I’m happy they’re trying! Anyway, I came across Jessi Silver’s post on Season 1 Episode 1, and the post’s perspective on Elaina and her relationships were like a revelation to me. As much as I had liked about the first episode, there was even more to like that I didn’t catch. It takes a special kind of show to succeed on so many levels! Take a look at this review and see if you saw the same things.
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