Welcome to the thirtieth week of 2019 edition!
This is a Crow's eye view of the posts that caught my attention this week. I especially look for posts that celebrated amazing moments in anime.
Like to Read Blogs?
If you're a reader, I hope that this guide helps you find interesting posts that you might otherwise have missed! There are hundreds of sites, and it's not easy to read all of them all the time! I go through the list of the sites every week to find posts that celebrate the amazing moments that keep me coming back to anime.
Like to Write Blogs?
If you're a blogger, I've love to know about your site so I can check it out every week! There are only two rules to get on the list:
- 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, please 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.
This week, I reviewed the sites in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
I'll admit it. I like cooking shows. If I'm watching anime, it's likely that sometime in the last month, I've watched at least one episode of Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma. If I'm not watching anime, it's likely that I'm watching something Chopped or Guy's Diners Drive Ins & Dives. Heck, half the time when I'm writing these intros I feel like I'm channeling Guy Fieri! So when I came across Marth's post on Marth's Anime Blog about his favorite cooking shows, I had to read it! I was onboard with his choices from start to finish. And speaking of finish, the number 1 choice was perfect -- all the more so because I'd forgotten the show had a cooking element to it!
You might know that I'm reviewing Astra Lost in Space as part of my Best in Show series. There's a lot I like about the show, not the least of which is that it's a straight-up science fiction space adventure. But by the end of the second episode, it became obvious that the show had something special going for it. I have my own ideas about what that might be, but heck, you're not reading this post because you want to see what I'm writing -- you want to see what other folks are writing! So, without further ado, allow me to introduce you to this post by Guardian Enzo on Lost in Anime. It covers a lot of what makes this series worth watching. Well worth a read!
There are times I'm really enjoying a series, but when I go look for reviews that are also enjoying it, I come up blank. It's not that I need validation (at least, not that I'll ever admit!). It's that I want to share my excitement! It was like that was for One Punch Man 2 (last season). I had a blast watching it, but it was hard to find someone else who got the show's humor. Well, guess what? I found someone else who didn't hate the show! LofZOdyssey from LofZOdyssey – Anime Reviews just published a review of the whole season. I'd love to list the great points the post makes, but that would defeat the purpose of Other Posts to Crow About! So if you didn't see the show but would like to know what you missed, or if you think you didn't like it but might be open to a different perspective, you know what to do !
Watching Little Witch Academy was a delightful magical experience, if you don't mind me over-leveraging the title and characters with such generalization! I adored Ursula Callistis and her impact on the plot; the characters in general were a lot of fun. But beyond that, the show had a timeless quality about it -- a quality that Jacob from The Illusion of Memories captured succinctly in this article. The only complaint I have about the article? Well, okay, I don't have a complaint, but I wish I could find more posts about the relationship between Atsuko Kagari and Diana Cavendish. I mean, seriously: have you ever seen a more perfect couple?
You may know that Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime and I are collaborating to review Demon Slayer. You can read our most recent review (as of this writing) here. And if you've read even one of our reviews, you know we're mostly enjoying the show. There's one aspect in particular that I've found particularly captivating, and that's how Tanjiro, the hero, reminds me a lot of Allen Walker from D.Gray-man. How, you might ask? For the answer, I'd like to direct your attention to Luc's post on Believe in Geek. This article does a great job in describing what makes Tanjiro such a unique character -- and in the processes, answers how he's like Allen!
This site's tag line is "Reviews and editorials celebrating amazing moments in anime." I'm all about sharing the love of this medium with anyone who wants to share their experiences. Within the ani-blogging community, that's not an unusual thing. Despite tons of different perspectives, there's a lot of sharing and encouraging going on, and that's cool. But that's really hard to do if someone you're talking had a different goal -- say, to try to make themselves look smart at your expense. That's particularly annoying if that same person tries to disqualify you as an anime fan just because you haven't watched this or that series. Such a claim would be ridiculously false if leveled at Karandi from 100 Word Anime. After all, she's one of the pillars or the ani-blogging community! But guess what? Yeah, you can probably guessed what, but it's best if you read the article. It shares a fantastic perspective on this issue!