Forty-first 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!
You might know that Irina (of I Drink and Watch Anime fame!) and I are collaborating to review Zombieland Saga. So it's obviously no secret that I love this series. What I like about this review from AngryAnimeBitches is that it catches the sheer insanity of this show's humor! I also like the writer's enthusiasm for the show. This anime's supposed to be fun, and this article gets it!
Every once in a while, I pick an anime that just looks cute. Sure, I look for high drama, amazing action, mechs, and science fiction. But here are times I just want to look at something beautiful and up-lifting. This season, it looks like Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood might fit that niche! Wondering if I've lost my mind (join the club; we have jackets!)? Then check out this article from Anime Feminist for an upbeat view of this show.
Have you been reading my site for a while? If so, thanks -- I'm glad you've stuck around! Even if you haven't, you may remember me mentioning that I'm an Aristotelian Thomist. You get bonus points if you knew I mentioned that in my review of Caligula episode 2 and Re:CREATORS episode 19. Why mention that? So you'll know why the title of Curiously Dead Cat's post immediately caught my attention! The post is a review of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (a show I'm really enjoying, by the way!), and it describes the slime's experience from the perspective of Aristotle. Not a student of philosophy? Don't worry -- the article is still a lot of fun to read!
Do you have any idea why Planet With wasn't more popular? I'm not saying that just because I reviewed it. I reviewed it because I liked it! I've seen other series garner a larger audience with only half the narrative power and a quarter of the characters from Planet With. Is it possible I'm just wrong? Sure! But this post from Standing on My Neck gives me hope that I'm not completely crazy. Or, if I am, at least my opinion of Planet With makes sense! This article has some great insights into why you should watch the show -- if you haven't already!
Understanding multiple perspectives is a good thing, generally speaking. If you've been on social media or have gone ani-blog hopping this week, you've probably come across articles like this one from Anime Feminist that blasts Goblin Slayer. I appreciate articles like that, because though I don't agree with all of their points, they help me consider a new perspective or reconsider my existing perspective. I love seeing something more clearly! This article from Weeabros shows a similar love of understanding. Of all the Goblin Slayer posts I've read this week (and there were a lot of good ones), this one is the most reasoned, the most methodical, and the most complete analysis of the controversial topics at the center of the first episode. Not only that -- it's a lot of fun to read!