Thirteenth week of 2018 edition!
This is a Crow's eye view of the posts that caught my attention this week. Typically, they'll be posts that celebrate some aspect of anime, in particular strong characters, intricate plots, or amazing worlds.
There are only two rules:
- I have to find the site to read it. So, if you never see your site mentioned, it might be that I don't know it's there! Please feel free to mention your site in the comments.
- Your post had to have been published during the last seven days (or so)
You can find a list of the sites I check every week here.
There're a lot of good posts in the anime space. I hope this post helps you find some of them!
You know how you feel invested in the shows you like? It's hard to hear folks saying negative things about them. The older I get, the more I have come to understand that I react differently depending on how someone presents their negative opinions. There's a difference between someone attacking me and/or something I like -- and someone who shares their perspective, which might be dramatically different from mine. Not offering a judgement. Not trying to claim some objective rightness. This editorial from Anime Corps is a great example of the latter. I absolutely loved The Ancient Magus' Bride, but I can't deny the perspective that this editorial provides. It's important that we not only listen to one another, but try to speak to one another as well. That's why I really liked this editorial.
Apparently respect is a theme this week! Why do we blog? Why do we put our ideas out there? For the majority of the blogs I follow, I am really happy to say that the goal seems to be sharing a perspective. We can share these perspectives without disrespecting or mistreating each other. But don't take my fumbling attempt to describe the idea. Check out this post from I Drink and Watch Anime. It's much more articulate!
Crow's World of Anime is all about celebrating anime. I don't care what you like; I want you to know that you should love what you love. So when I come across a list that makes me want to like shows I didn't even watch, I know I've come across something cool. This post from Lethargic Ramblings is a great example of a writer who loves anime. I hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I did!
I used to do seasonal previews. But I didn't have the time to watch enough of the shows to offer a broad perspective, and there were sites that did it much better than I could. Want proof? Check out this Spring 2018 preview from Random Curiosity. It's complete, it's clear, and it gets me fired up for a new anime season. I hope it'll do the same for you!