Nineteenth 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, like strong characters, intricate plots, or amazing worlds.
There are only two rules:
- I have to find the site to read it. I publish a list of the sites I review every week, so please do look for your site! If you don’t see it, I’d love for you to mention your site in the comments.
- Your post had to have been published during the last seven days (or so)
Remember, 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!
What draws us to anime? Will we always enjoy it as much as we do now? What impact does peer pressure have? Or the lack of someone to talk to about anime? In some ways, worrying about this is as normal about any worrying about the loss of interest in any other hobby. But because anime’s an art form, the question seems to be more weighty. Even though I have considerably more time than most fans to have formed an opinion, I found the perspective this post from Jerem’s Anime Sanctuary to be interesting and insightful.
I don’t want to play favorites. There are so many interesting articles every week, published on so many anime blogs, that I want to spread the spotlight around. But, dang it, KAWAIIPAPERPANDAS had to go and write an article about one of my favorite characters — Magane Chikujouin — from one of my all time favorite series — Re:CREATORS. And it’s an enthralling post about how Chikujouin’s character and power make her so attractive (in a deadly way). How could I not want to bring your attention to it?
Cosplay’s an important part of anime culture. It’s a great way for fans to express their interests and to share their love of anime with others in a tangible way. Folks who can cosplay amaze me, of for no other reason than for me, it’s on par with acting. Even more impressive to me are the cosplayers who make their own costumes! This post from Let’s Talk Anime talks about creating Katsuki Bakugou’s iconic gauntlets from My Hero Academia. It’s a fascinating look at a creative process.
We’ve seen battleships as cute (moe) girls. We’ve seen demons and vampires and even computer operating systems as cute girls. Now, Uma Musume – Pretty Derby gives us cute girls as horses. I’ve written before how I wasn’t convinced I would even watch this show. Before reading this article from The Lily Garden, I’d already admitted to myself that I look forward to each new episode. But after reading the article, I’m just going to have to admit: the show’s detailed and well done. What am I talking about? You’ll need to see the article to find out!
When I first starting reading this post, I saw the shot of two of the main characters and knew I’d seen them before. But I couldn’t place them! Then I saw the title: This Ugly Yet Beautiful World. That brought a smile to my face! It’d been years since I saw that series, but even as I considered it, I remembered having a mixed reaction to the series overall. And do you know what? This post from Lita Kino Anime Corner captured my reaction exactly! If you’ve seen the series or haven’t, this is an interested read.
I’m going to stop saying that making interesting lists is hard. The anime blogging community comes up with so many interesting lists so often, that they’ve changed my mind! Well, making such a list might be hard, but they make it look easy. Have you seen the series Food Wars from the beginning? If you have, then you’ll remember how insufferable Erina Nakiri was in the early episodes. If you had told me I’d feel sorry for her at the end of the last season and be cheering for her in this season, there’s no way I would have believed you. What a difference great characterization makes! This post from The Spooky Red Head gives you some interesting facts about Erina. After reading them, you might have a better appreciation for her!