Seventh 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 published during the last seven days (or so)
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!
In this post, AngryAnimeBitches observes that they don’t know how Madhouse maintains such high quality, and I have to wonder the same thing. Each episode of this series (otherwise known as A Place Further than the Universe) presents such an effortless mix of casual comedy and endearing characters. This post gives some great examples of both and captures the essence of why I like this show.
Writing something interesting about Toradora! is a great way to increase your odds of showing up in Other Posts to Crow About! Humble Ace discusses two of my favorite songs from one of my favorite series. The songs evoke very different reactions, and I think this post captures the unique qualities of both.
While I’m focused on enjoying the fictional worlds presented in anime, sometimes real life intrudes. And unless you’ve been living under a rock (which at times doesn’t sound like such a bad idea), you may have noticed that we’re living in an age of rising extremism — all kinds of extremism. This post from A Piece of Anime explores a question I wish we didn’t have to deal with: what do you do when you find the director of a series you love embraces the insanity of Nazism? I thought the post did a good job of laying out the question in an objective way.
Dang it, Netflix, would you please reconsider your policy of queuing all the episodes to release at once? I’d love to watch this show legally as it’s released in Japan! As it is, I have to live vicariously through other reviewers, and I was glad to find RABUJOI’s review of episode 6. The show continues to shine across the spectrum of components that make up an anime series, and this post points out a lot of examples.
This season, it seems Other Posts to Crow About wouldn’t be complete without a post from Darling in the FRANXX. This week, Random Curiosity posted a solid and interesting analysis of what happened to Hiro in episode 6. Interesting theories and good screen captures, too. One minor warning: The post has some “adult” phrasing. I thought it was used to good effect, but I figured you’d like to be aware in case that sort of thing bothers you.
Writing an interesting and unique list is hard. That’s why I get so excited to read lists with subjects that I haven’t seen before! Two Happy Cats celebrates the Chinese New Year with a list of the 5 best dogs from anime. I don’t want to give anything away, but now I want to re-watch Full Metal Alchemist again…