Fifth 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.
- The post had to have been during this week
There’re a lot of good posts in the anime space. I hope this post helps you find some of them!
I haven’t started watching the second season of Seven Deadly Sins, which will be streaming on Netflix when the series ends, but posts like this one from Anime Evo remind me why I should (well, when I can, legally, anyway!). For being such an over the top show, it has powerful character moments, like Ban’s efforts to restore the forest. So until Netflix gets the show, I’ll have to watch it vicariously through Anime Evo’s posts!
This show continues to be creepy and delightful in turns. Just like last week, a post from AngryAnimeBitches highlights one of the things I really like about the show: interaction between the characters, particularly Hiro and Zero Two. Another thing I liked about this post? Its exploration of the show’s world. Though I don’t see a lot of discussion about it, the world has a lot of dramatic potential, and the post brings up some interesting possibilities.
Didn’t I just get done saying that DARLING in the FRANXX is both creepy and delightful? And here comes ATELIER EMILY for me, in full bloom to put another tick in the “delightful” column! Episode 4 gave us something that previous episodes hadn’t, something this post calls “irresistibly charming.” It’s something, in fact, that I think might pull my opinion into the positive for the series.
As someone who used to write for newspapers (probably before most of you were born!), I’ve often wondered about the experiences journalists have when covering anime in Japan. I was really interested to read Fantastic Memes’ post on the subject. The details about interacting with Japanese corporations were fascinating.