Thirty-second 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’ve been singing Planet With’s praises since its first episodes. I’d begun to feel a little lonely, but I’m starting to see signs that other bloggers are taking an interest! Take this article from The Animanga Spellbook. I didn’t select it for Other Posts to Crow About because it quoted my review of episode 3 (though I absolutely appreciate the reference!), I selected it because it has a great capsule summary of what makes Planet With so interesting! If you have doubts about whether you should be watching it, you should read this article.
Are you enjoying Cells at Work? I sure am! In the fourth episode, we get to see what happens when the body hosting our title characters gets infested by bacteria that had grown in raw seafood — and I love how this review from Anime Corps attributes the source as “gas station sushi.” Those are three words that should strike terror in your heart! The well-illustrated review goes on to describe the episode and what made it so enjoyable. Hint: The new character this week was one of the major reasons!
Do you know how you can tell if I’m honest with you? I say things like “I liked the anime Shomin Sample!” Seriously, if I weren’t honest, what in the world would I say such a thing? Well, apparently Anime Q and A didn’t hate it, either, because that site just posted a fascinating article comparing the manga and the anime. There’s a lot of great information here — for example, you’ve got to check out the King Arthur reference! It was completely unexpected.
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while (and thanks for that, by the way!) know that one of my degrees is in theology. As you can imagine, I’m in a state of perpetual embarrassment about how too many political actors and other prominent people use theological concepts to justify horrors (Really, Mr. Sessions? Could you possibly be any less human…?). So it was with a feeling of delight that I read a recent post from Beneath the Tangles. It might sound like I’m exaggerating, but honestly, I was excited to see a positive use of theological concepts applied to Attack on Titan. Seriously — I’d almost forgotten what it was like to see something theologically accurate in print! Talk about a miracle…
Some time ago, one of my Twitter mutuals recommended that I watch Pumpkin Scissors. But I can’t remember who it was! If it was you, would you please leave a comment? I need to thank you. It’s a great pseudo-history piece with characters that clicked with me. Because I liked the series so much, this article from Honey’s Anime caught my interest. Would the recommendations actually capture the spirit of Pumpkin Scissors? Was that possible? Turns out the answer is yes! I am not too proud to say that the inclusion of Chrome Shelled Regios swayed my decision to include this article in Other Posts to Crow About!
I had high hopes for Angels of Death this season, but then something happened: I watched the first episode. I’m not saying the show was terrible. I’m not saying I hated it. I’m not even saying I didn’t like it. It just left me in a state of disinterested confusion. Have you watched any of it yet? Are you thinking about it? If so, this insightful post from The Spooky Red Head will give you insights into the first five episodes: Insights that will help you decide if you want to invest time in this series or not.