First week of 2019 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, moments of beauty, 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 so I can add it to the list!
- 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 blogsphere. I hope this article helps you find some of them!
I’ve read a lot of very interesting round-ups of favorite 2018 anime titles. Maybe I’m paying more attention than before, but this year’s crop seemed even more vibrant and heart-felt than last year — which had its share of great posts, too! For me, three titles stood out, and guess what? Anime Feminist’s choices for Best in Show and its two runners up matched the three I had in mind! I’ll give you a hint about one of the runners up, because I’ve been so public about my support of Zombieland Saga that… Wait, that’s more than a hint, isn’t it? Anyway, I really enjoyed this post’s rationale for the choices, and if it’s possible, I came away with an even deeper appreciation for the titles they picked.
Have I mentioned recently how this site is all about amazing moments in anime? I hope so, because it is! In 2018, we had our fair share of amazing moments, from The Ancient Magus’ Bride’s “Thanks for letting go” to Planet With’s moment of Ginko’s gratitude to the slow clap in the last episode of Zombieland Saga. We got to share some beautiful, powerful, and amazing moments. There’s one moment that I didn’t mention, and it’s the emotional equal of anything else I saw in 2018. What am I talking about? I think it’s best if I let A Carriage Return tell you, because that article captured the spirit of one of the most emotionally powerful moments I saw all year. It’s one of the moments I still think about, to the point where I wonder if it’s really among the all-time great moments in anime? Only time will tell. Until then, you know what to do!
Did you watch Ergo Proxy? If not, you missed a series that bordered on magnificent. One of its many strengths is its depth. I think I’ve read more interesting (and valid!) perspectives on this series than most others. Not only that, its OP might be one of my favorite of all time. There’s something ancient and sacred and profane and futuristic about it — all a the same time! But I digress. I offer this post from Confessions of an Overage Otaku as evidence of the depth of this series: it discusses a delightful perspective (i.e., a key to understanding the series) that I’ve never read before. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.