Thirtieth 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 article helps you find some of them!
I don't often drop series, but I dropped the anime version of World Trigger after 20 episodes (of a 73 episode run). I always felt bad about that, because the characters were interesting, and the world was well-conceived and constructed. I couldn't really put my finger on why I dropped it. I am happy to report that after reading this post from AHOGE GIRL, I feel much better about myself! The post compares the manga and anime versions and... Well, you should read it yourself!
This season, How Not to Summon a Demon Lord topped my list of shows to drop after the first episode -- until another post from Anime Q and A convinced me to give it another shot. And I gotta say that I'm glad I did. The next three episode, especially episode 4, have ranged from emotionally subtle to flat out ecchi -- and while it's still a touch controversial once and a while (see what I did there?), it's still a lot of fun to watch. For example, just in this episode... Well, I don't want to spoil the fun. You should read this article for yourself!
Have you been watching Hanebado!? I have, and while I can understand some of the criticism I've read recently about its melodramatic narrative choices, I still can't get over how much I love how the show looks! But I couldn't articulate why! What is it about this show that so fires up my imagination (and no, it's not just the images in the OP!)? Well, this post from blautoothdmand has the perspective and the vocabulary to say what I couldn't!
I like facts. I can't tell you how annoying it is to me that the simple act of accepting a fact has become so problematic -- but here we are! I will always stand by the facts, because that's the only way I know how to understand the world as it is. And frankly, I don't care about the world in any other way. That's why I really enjoyed this article from Floating into Bliss: it presents the facts, primarily around the series Flip Flappers (a series I just can't say enough good things about). Why should anyone try to cast conjecture as fact about this series' production? I like how this article addresses that question and sets the record straight.
I've watched a lot of anime, and I have a ton of opinions about what I liked in those shows. Amazing characters, of course, always stick with me. And I'm not in the least bit ashamed to saw that the women I've met through those stories often inspire me. Imagine my surprise when I find a post like this one from Railgunfan75's Geek Blog, an article celebrating the site's 200th post, that lists the site's top 25 anime best girls -- and the list might as well come from my own head! Want to see what Railgunfan75 thinks are the top 25 anime best girls?