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Other Posts to Crow About – 2019 Week 25 Edition

Twenty-fifth 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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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!

Review Order

This week, I reviewed the sites in alphabetical order (A to Z).


Anime as a cup of tea

Review: Your Lie In April

When I first watched Your Lie in April, my daughter was in high school. She was also participating in piano recitals that looked a lot like the ones Kousei Arima and his rivals competed in. So much of this series mirrored what was going on in my life that it's almost like the show had an unfair advantage! I was heavily invested since the first episode. By the time we learned what was happening with Kaori Miyazono, well, let's just say that series resonated and leave it at that. Knowing that I'm severely biased in favor of this series, it was with great interest that I read Ethan_07's recent post on Anime as a cup of tea. It examined the themes and characters that made the show so powerful. At the same time, it contained a healthy dose of objectivity. Give the article a read; it might expand how you think of this series!

Check out the post here!


Couch and Chill

[Review] Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Episode 11

I hope you're following my Demon Slayer collaboration review with Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime, because we're having a blast! If you read our review of episode 11, then you know I struggled with Zenitsu Agatsuma. There's no need to go into why, because it's best if you read it in this review that Ang posted on Couch and Chill. There were a couple of things that stood out about this review. First, where I kinda went off on Zenitsu, Ang was more measured, yet every bit as thorough. Second, I loved the humor, especially in the headings. They're worth the trip by themselves, but don't short-change yourself -- read the full article to get the maximum effect!

Check out the post here!


Mechanical Anime Reviews

Of Minimal Story Telling and Demon Slayer

It's a Demon Slayer kind of week here in Other Posts to Crow About! It's really not surprising -- the show's been enjoyable, with strong protagonists like Tanjiro and Nezuko and intriguing antagonists like Muzan Kibutsuji. Heck, even the animation is beautiful and has an instantly-recognizable style! But I've wondered if that's all that makes the show so compelling. I just found a post that has the answer: this one from Scott writing on Mechanical Anime Reviews. In retrospect, it's easy to see what he's talking about, but only in retrospect. The best answers are so often like that. See if you agree! 

Check out the post here!


Merlin's Musings

5 Harem Anime

I've shared some secrets in these posts before, and so far, you've honored my trust. So, I'm pretty confident I can unload another secret on you. Are you ready? I like harems. I know, right? It's so unexpected! Of course, I don't like all harems. The harem's focal point can't be a blithering idiot or jerk; the harem can't just fawn all over the center of attention -- they have to have interesting personalities and dreams themselves! Well, this post by Merlin on Merlin's Musings ranks among the best list of harems that I've come across. I haven't seen numbers 1 and 2 in the list (yeah, I'm embarrassed for me, too!), but numbers 3, 4, and 5 compete for my favorite depending on my mood and which show I watched most recently. Right now, it's #3. Did the article capture your favorites? 

Check out the post here!


Trust The Gaijin

How I’ve Grown to Love Commander Erwin So Much: From Episode 1 to Now

You didn't think you'd get through this Other Posts to Crow About without another amazing post about Attack on Titan, did you? With what that series manages to achieve after 55+ episodes, I'm still thanking my lucky stars that I'm alive to see it. And no, that's not hyperbole. This week, The Gaijin from Trust the Gaijin puts the spotlight on a character I don't often see discussed: Commander Erwin Smith, leader of the Scout Regiment. The series has been so packed with characters and revelations that honestly, I'd lost sight of just how great this character was. I came away from this article with a greater appreciation for what he achieved -- and the cost of that achievement. Don't let this opportunity to remember greatness pass you by!

Check out the post here!


7 thoughts on “Other Posts to Crow About – 2019 Week 25 Edition

  1. Damn, I didn’t know it would resonate that hard with your experience. It’s certainly refreshing to see this from your perspective as well. And if some of my comments on it comes out to be insensitive, I do apologize for it. But anyway, thanks for another feature here, always a pleasure!

    1. You’re welcome! I was glad to see your balanced approach.

      And it might be a spoiler, so I’m not sure if you want to look or not, but the character description for boar head dude on anilist.co (Inosuke Hashibira) _might_ answer your question!

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