Twenty-sixth 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!
- 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).
Do you know what show we haven’t talk about much (okay, at all!) on this site? Isekai Quartet! I remember seeing promos for it and thinking it might be fun if I could make the time. And through the first half of the season, I didn’t have any time to make! Then I watched the first episode during some downtime. Within a few hours, I’d caught up — the show was that… Well, you’ll not reading this to read my opinion! Instead, let me share Dewbond’s post on Shallow Dives in Anime. To be honest, not only did his post do a great job of showing why this show was so darned good, it made me feel better about being late to the party. How? The caption for the first illustration was “I don’t think anyone expected it to be THIS GOOD.” So I wasn’t alone! If you haven’t seen the show, check out the post to see what you’re missing. If you have seen it, read the article to see if you agree!
You know how you can get so caught up in the moment that you begin to lose track of the bigger picture? I’ve been so enjoying series like Attack on Titan Third Season Part II, Fruits Basket (2019), and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba that I forget just how much fun the Spring 2019 season has been. That’s the beauty of award posts — they can help you reflect on your good fortunate and recall some of the finer moments of a season! That’s what I really liked about Dez Polycarpe’s post on SAE with a K. This article got me so fired up remembering scene from… D’oh! I don’t want to spoil the surprise! But I’ll say this: This article made me want to go back and watch all of the award-winning episodes again!
I’ll bet you have favorite signs that the season’s changing. Maybe you watch for the first robin after winter to know spring has arrived. Maybe you look for the first tornadoes to know that hey, it’s summer! Fortunately for us anime fans, the sign of the new season is much less ominous. In fact, it’s something I really look forward to! Now that Stilts from Random Curiosity has published the Spring 2019 anime preview post, the changing of the season seems more real. Random Curiosity publishes my favorite seasonal preview. I strongly prefer it over the previews on the big sites, and it’s every bit as comprehensive and in depth. Be sure to check out the Disclaimer — it looks like Stilts wasn’t alone in writing the article! Give yourself enough time to find out what shows you want to watch this summer. It looks like it’s going to be a great season!
We’ve all watched a ton of anime, right? After you hit about 400 series, you start to think, “Hey, I have a handle on this! I know characters; I know plot! I can compare and contrast!” Now hold that thought. Remember Beetle in Kubo and the Two Strings? There’s a scene where a monster’s about to attack them, and he stands up confidently, strings his bow, and says, “I got this!” When his arrows bounce harmlessly off the monster, he says, “I don’t got this!” When it comes to anime, I’d gotten complacent. When it came to character pieces, I thought I was all over it! Then I read Lumi’s post on Lumi Reviews Things. Suddenly, I don’t got this! This post absolutely blew my mind. Before reading the post, if you’d asked me if how K-On and A Place Further than the Universe were related, I’d’ve said something about CGDCT and and maybe themes of friendship. But he goes way, way beyond that! Mind. Blown.
There are several universal constants. The speed of light is about 299,792,458 meters a second. Google tells me that Planck’s constant is “6.62607004 × 10-34 m2 kg / s.” Wikipedia says that the mass of a proton is “1.67262192369(51)×10−27 kg.” And if you write intelligently and positively about Gate, you’re going to attract my attention! But since I like the show so much, I’m pretty discriminating about what I highlight — so you know I’m serious when I say this post from I Watched an Anime is the real deal. Putting aside the great selection of screen captures (in which Shino Kuribayashi figures prominently — no complaints from me about that!), the post focuses on refuting some of the misguided arguments against Gate. I must say, even if I weren’t convinced before, I would be after reading this article.