Welcome to my favorite anime community posts, Other Posts to Crow About, for 2020 Week 46!
Every week I look for posts that celebrate amazing moments in anime or otherwise blow me away with their wit and charm. 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 reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
My Favorite Anime Posts from 2020 Week 46
When I think back to the first time I watched Love Tyrant, one thing stuck out in my mind: My God, the gurkha knives that Akane Hiyama have got to be the most lethal blades I’ve ever seen! I also remembered something about an angel and tights… There was more to the show than just that, of course, and when I rewatched it recently, I remembered it had wonderfully over the top humor. I don’t see the series reviewed very often, so I was really excited when I came across this review by Rock The Vogt on Yuri Reviews. I know that knifes, angels, and tights probably don’t give you enough to want to watch the series. This review, though, has none of my vagueness and all of the reasons you would want to watch the series. It even has a handy graded breakdown of the series’ elements to help you decide!
I love the enormous variety anime can throw at us, but there is one teeny tiny downside. Sometimes, you just don’t know what you’re going to get based on a concept and a title. I like strong women characters, so I’m always on the lookout for the next Izetta: The Last Witch or A Place Further Than the Universe. This season, I saw the title and general concept for Iwakakeru -Sport Climbing Girls-. It looked really promising, but I couldn’t tell if it would go the route of Keijo!!!!!!!! (which isn’t a slam — I had a blast watching it!) or HANEBADO! — or even Harukana Receive. I was happy to see that it favored Harukana Receive the most. Both series feature characters who are dedicated to their sport; both treat those sports with respect. Speaking of treating with respect, that’s exactly how Lynn Sheridan’s post on The Otaku Author caught my eye. It captured the spirit of the show’s episode 6 in such a way that it made me really excited to watch it — in spite of the ton of work I need to get through first! I guess I’ll treat it as incentive!
It’s common for me to come across reviews of shows that I haven’t seen. There are only so many hours in a day, and for some inexplicable reason of biology, I have to sleep about about 1/3 of them. That doesn’t seem efficient… However, it’s rare that I come across a review for a series I’ve never even heard of. It’s double rare (if that’s a thing) if that series is from a studio that I greatly admire. So right off the bat, this post by nabe-chan on the site GEEKNABE caught my attention by talking about a CLAMP series named Angelic Layer. Then the post got me really interested in watching the series — and it was a series that revolves around games with dolls! It’s hard to explain, so let me turn you over to nabe-chan article. I’ll just say this: with CLAMP involved, you know it’s going to be at least interesting, and potentially great.
If you’re sick of me talking about Saga of Tanya the Evil, sorry, but I have bad news: I’m about to talk about it again. I have a good reason, though. I found another great post about it! As you might have guessed by my reviews of the shows, I liked it quite a lot. My interpretation of Being X seems to be in the minority, as is my position on just how evil Tanya really is (which is to say, not at all). So not only was I excited to see this post by AK on EVERYTHING IS BAD FOR YOU because it was about Tanya the Evil, but also because of the post’s view on Being X and Tanya’s morality. Is the article’s position the same as mine? Please read it to find out! I’ll just say this: I love how this series continues to drive such interesting conversations years after it concluded!
I love learning. In fact, it’s one of my ulterior motives for checking all the anime sites on the Massive List of Anime Sites every week. Sure, I want raise awareness of these great posts, but there’s no reason I can’t stone multiple birds at the same time. Poor birds… Anyway, as an aspiring writer, I try to understand the series I watch. What are the components of this plot? Who are these characters and how to they interact? That’s why I’m always on the lookout for posts about story craftsmanship, and that’s exactly what I found in this post by The Overage Otaku on CONFESSIONS OF AN OVERAGE OTAKU. The post is about Taiga and Ryuji, the two main character in Toradora, which is one of my favorite anime series. More precisely, this post is about their relationship. The article explained why I had a sense that I was missing something about them, and I’ve watched the series no less than 10 times. Learning has occurred! I guess even an old dog can learn new tricks!
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