Twentieth 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 blogosphere. I hope this article helps you find some of them!
This week, I reviewed the sites in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
Before a new anime season, do you plan out what you're going to watch? I usually do because I want to have an attractive review schedule. There are times, though, when a show takes me completely by surprise. Midnight occult civil servants was one of those shows. I hadn't seen much about it, so I just picked it up on a whim, and now I'm really enjoying it. Looks like I'm not alone! Take this list by tfwanime from the site tfwanime, for example. Usually, I read a list and get enthusiastic about it if I like 3/4 of it. But this list? It has the rare distinction of being 5 for 5! Not only that, I stuck with the most of series in the list for almost the same reasons as tfwanime! See if you had a similar reaction!
I have a confession, and it's shameful. Are you read? I haven't watched Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. I know, right? That's hard to come back from, but I hope that with your support and patience, we can get through this. Ahem. I may not have watched the show (yet), but Dewbond from Shallow Dives in Anime has! And he has an interesting perspective to share. You know how it's almost impossible to go through a season without seeing a ton of adorable little sisters? They're everywhere! But all little sisters are not created equal, and Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a cut above most other shows. Check out this fascinating look at Kaede Azusagawa and her role in the series to see why!
This site is all about celebrating anime, so I'm always on the look-out for posts that promote that kind of vibe. Since it's hard to celebrate anything if you don't respect it, Scott's post on Mechanical Anime Reviews caught my attention. You've probably heard a lot about Fruit's Basket this season, and for good reason. I'm even reviewing it as part of my new Best in Show series. Scott's post points out that the original Fruits Basket was not only beloved in its time; but that it's still a worthy work on its own! He says it way better than that, so if you like the series at all, I encourage to give his article a read.
This might shock you (I say sarcastically), but I'm really disappointed in Rising of the Shield Hero. Yes, I adore Raphtalia; she is one of the most precious and sympathetic characters I've seen in years. Yes, I detest Malty Melromarc as much as I like Raphtalia. And no, it's not because of what she did to Naofumi Iwatani. It's because what she did makes no sense -- without the four heroes working together, their planet dies. Talking about cutting off your nose to spite your face! But that's not the only problem. In fact, episode 19 revealed something even more egregious -- and Kvasir369 lays it out exactly in an article on KVASIR 369'S ANIME, MANGA, AND GAME BLOG. The worst part about the problem? As this article proves, it didn't have to be this way. What am I talking about? You know how to find out!
I am on a mission. I will not rest until everyone acknowledges the greatness that is contained in Beyond the Boundary. I've enshrined it in the Caw of Fame. And now, I tirelessly search for articles that portray the magnificence that makes up this show (and yes, I know it's sometimes well-hidden -- but it's always there!). What am babbling about you ask? What's so great about that show? Well, I am so glad you asked! And for an answer, let me direct you to author K at the Movies' post on the site named K at the Movies. This post highlights the wonder and beauty from one particular episode, Shocking Pink, and what a great episode it was! This post does a fantastic job of explaining both (the wonder and the beauty). So what are you waiting for?