Welcome to my favorite anime community posts, Other Posts to Crow About, for 2021 Week 04!
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 04
Sure, The Promised Neverland Season 2 is gripping. Putting kids in danger is like only having to run 90 meters in a 100 meter dash — it’s like having a narrative head start! But a head start won’t win a race. The Promised Neverland has a lot more going for it. For example, Emma, a natural born leader, has had to come to terms with her limitations. We continue to learn more about the world, and the more we learn, the more we want to learn. That’s the perspective that this post by CONARTISTSUSHMA from The Con Artists explores. This season introduced not only some new characters, but some new lore, and it takes the show to a new level. What’s that mean? Well, you’ll need to read this post to find out. See if you were as amazed as I was by these developments!
Are you watching Attack on Titan Final Season? Do you like it? If I ask myself if I like it, I remember a quote from Samwise Gamgee in The Fellowship of the Ring, when asked what he thought of the Elves after meeting them in Rivendell: “They seem a bit above my likes and dislikes, so to speak. It don’t seem to matter what I think about them.” This story is important. I find that I can’t talk about it yet. Does that make any sense? Well, fortunately, not everyone is as pensive as I am about the show. This post by GEATSXSHOGUN from Fortress William tackle a tough question, as stated in the post’s title. It might seem like a tiny detail; but my heart tells me it might well be the keystone that holds the entire series together. Take a look and see what you think.
Every once in a while, I start a series that has everything going for it, but I just stall out. It happened with Steins;Gate, and boy did I feel stupid after I finally forced myself to watch past episode 6. Well, I think we have another candidate for making me feel silly: World Trigger. I dropped it after episode.
I’m not even sure why. I liked the main characters and I like a lot of the secondary characters. Also, I really liked Shiori Usami. I could go on, but instead, let me direct your attention to Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime. She recently finished watching all 73 episodes of the first series (the second season recently got underway). Irina describes what made the series so much fun to watch. She described it in such glowing terms that I have a feeling I’m going to restart the series in the near future. See what you think!
There are some anime movies and series that define the word iconic. I’ve highlighted a lot of posts about Neon Genesis Evangelion, for example. It’s a series that has had a profound effect on anime. There are some other works that arguably have an even more broad impact. One of those works is Ghost in the Shell. From a thematic and artistic perspective, it had a bigger impact on me than Evangelion.
I say that not to denigrate Evangelion, but to elevate Ghost in the Shell. Instead of me trying to defend that position, I’d like to celebrate this post by OSPREYSHIRE on the site Iridium Eye Reviews. What made the movie so striking? Why is it still relevant, even today? Just what can be said that hasn’t been said already? OSPREYSHIRE handles each of those questions with ease. See if he brings up any of your cherished memories of the film!
Have you watched any of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation? Maybe read any of my reviews of it, like this review of episode 2? There’s something about this show that I’ve struggled to articulate. What is it? I wish I could say! I can’t because of the struggle part. Despite how the show rubs some people the wrong way with its mature content, there are aspects of the show I find dramatically interesting, even compelling. I was really happy to come across this post by KVASIR369 on the site KVASIR 369’S ANIME, MANGA, AND GAME BLOG. This post hit the nail on the head, I think. At the very least, it explained a critical concept that had eluded me. Now I know why I like the show so much! It might be obvious to you, but maybe not. See what you think!
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