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!
I’m a big fan of strong female characters — strong referring not only to physical strength, but other characteristics as well. Need proof? Check out my 5 Female Characters I’d Fight Beside Any Day post. Shameless self-promotion aside, I really enjoyed the perspective in this post from 100 Word Anime. After invoking the spirit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the post discusses what strength means in a variety of contexts. It also uses Princess Principal as a positive — and I’ll use any opportunity to promote that show!
When I read a post like this one, I expect certain content. For example, I expect a pet peeve to be inappropriate fan service, because it’s pretty common and pretty distracting. What caught my attention in this post from Anime Girls NYC was that it included pet peeves that I have, but rarely see mentioned! I find numbers 2 and 4 (I don’t want to give them away here!) particularly annoying!
I both hate and love the time between seasons. I’m looking for a new show to review, and that’s exciting! But I’m worried that I’ll either miss a great show by choosing the wrong show too early, or I’ll miss reviewing a great show by misjudging a first episode. So it was with mixed feelings that I started watching Devils’ Line this week. I like some of it, wasn’t sure about other parts, until… Well, let’s just say that Anime Feminist hit the proverbial nail on the head with their review.
Remember what I just said about the time between seasons? I’m also afraid of missing a good show because I misjudge the title. I had absolutely no intention of watching this show until I read a post from @sliceofalfredo. So I watched it. And this post from Anime Q and A perfectly captures my reaction! I guess I shouldn’t judge a show by its title — and you think I would have learned my lesson with Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
I’m not a big fan of negativity. You won’t catch me bad-mouthing Sword Art Online, primarily because I really enjoyed it. So when I read the title of this post from Lethargic Ramblings, I was really curious what direction it would take. Would it be a real defense? What examples would it use? By the time I read the positive example of A Certain Magical Index, I was sold! I think this post shares an insightful and balanced perspective on the topic.
Let’s keep the light novel theme going! I like to celebrate anime here at Crow’s World of Anime. But I don’t like to ignore weaknesses, even in the shows I like. This post from Railgunfan75’s Geek Blog attracted my attention because of the honesty it showed in discussing why Sword Art Online is perfect for newcomers. Far from ignoring the show’s weaker points, it showcases them and discusses why they might appeal to newcomers.