Welcome to my favorite anime community posts, Other Posts to Crow About, for 2021 Week 03!
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 constantly produces a ton of amazing posts. I hope this list helps you find some of them!
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My Favorite Anime Posts from 2021 Week 03
Have you seen either episode of Otherside Picnic yet? I really like Toriko Nishina’s quiet self assurance. Same goes for the Sorawo Kamikoshi’s combination of terror and insatiable curiosity. I’m really interested to see where their relationship goes. After all, getting yuri right is really hard, and I’m seeing early indications that this series might get it right. But that’s not all I liked about the opening episodes. TheAfictionado on the site The Afictionado just published a delightful overview of the series so far. I found myself nodding a lot as I read this review, but what really got me was the comparison to H.P. Lovecraft. It’s not the comparison itself; it’s that TheAfictionado could make the comparison. The subtlety in Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space changed what I thought could be accomplished in speculative fiction, and the comparison here was apt. I love reviews with a literary perspective!
I had mediocre expectations for the first season of Dr. Stone. Given the descriptions, I figured it would give us some superficial coolness, some solid artwork, and maybe, if I was lucky, some solid character. I had no idea that it would hit me like an emotional sledge hammer. It expertly played the “Dad Card” through the character Byakuya Ishigami in a way that, far from being sappy, was one of the best father/son relationships I’ve seen. Period. It played the “Cool Science” card in the best way — as a method to improve lives and save the human world. And the characters… Well, what better way to prepare for Dr. Stone: Stone Wars than to get a quick refresh of the first season? That’s exactly what Ang from Couch and Chill gave us! It’s a great, quick way to rekindle the excitement from the first season. And believe me: The next season is worth it (at least so far!).
I surprised myself this season by choosing Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation to review. Why is it surprising? Just look at the content of the comments on my first review! The show’s main character, Rudeus, isn’t exactly a pillar of the community. But I’m not convinced that’s a bad thing, at the beginning, anyway. Still, I worry. This week, I won’t say I set out to find other reviewers who liked the series, because it’s like “like” I’m interested in. I’m looking for insights from other bloggers into the show’s intent, character development, and world building, among others. I felt very lucky to find all that, and more, in this post by nabe-chan on GEEKNABE. Does this post mean that I’m assured of reviewing a momentous series? There aren’t any guarantees in the world. But after reading nabe-chan’s take, I’ll say this: I’m more hopeful than ever!
In the spirit of “My cup runneth over,” I’m finding it hard to make time to watch all of the shows I’m interested in watching this season. I think my review schedule is settling down, and I’m trying valiantly to watch YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World because of Dewbond’s review. So that leaves little time for titles like Wonder Egg Priority. Until I read this post by planet_Jane on The Magic Planet, I was only a little sad about that. Now, I’m questioning my priorities. I mean, look at the post’s title! “Need” is a pretty strong word, but based on what’s in this post, I think it’s warranted. After reading this post, I feel like I’m missing out on something big if I don’t watch this series. See what you think!
If you’ve ever checked out my Caw of Fame series, then you know just how much I liked Beyond the Boundary. Spoiler: I liked it a lot. It’s a little because I sympathize with Akihito Kanbara. It might be that Mirai Kuriyama is also heart-breakingly flawed. Or it might be because Izumi Nase is as ridiculously attractive as she is powerful — and ambitious. Plus, Kyoto Animation produced it. Starting from that last fact, TheSakuraSunrise’s post on SAKURA SUNRISE captured my attention at first because of the topic. I’m all over any posts about Beyond the Boundary! But that just means my expectations for posts about it are sky high because I want to present it in the best light to my readers! Well, this post exceeded even my expectations for celebration and thoroughness. I’ve watched the series a dozen times, and this post still gave me reasons to watch it again. See what you think!
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