Welcome to the thirty-first 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 out there, 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 alphabetical order (A to Z).
Astra Lost in Space has given us some exciting science fiction action. It's given us some amazing rescues and enjoyable characters. Now, in episode 5, the mystery that's been driving the story from the background takes center stage. We get to see what's going on back on Earth, and frankly, it made me even more anxious to know what's going on! This post from Flareknight on Anime Evo started out by giving us a great breakdown of what happened in that school conference room. Then it went above and beyond with some conjecture about the story and characters that I thought you'll love to dig into!
I'm about to tell you something that may come as a shock, so please brace yourself. Maybe sit down, or hold onto a sturdy table. Ready? Okay: I'm opinionated and it's hard for people to change my mind. In my defense, I did say to brace yourself! I've been watching Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? I'm excited about a mature, capable, and beautiful woman like Mamako Ousuki as a lead character. I am also partial to Wise's slightly twisted brand of tsundere. But some of the antics just struck me wrong. I felt myself getting squeamish. Then I read this post by Arthifis on Anime Shelter, and I have to admit, it changed my mind. Oh, wait, should I have told you to brace yourself again? The article has a great perspective on the show's humor and even its fan service, so please head over and see if you agree!
You may know that Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime and I are collaborating to review Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba. In fact, you can find our review of episode 17 here. If you've read many different reviews, or if you spend any time on social media, you'll probably see that the character Zenitsu had been kinda polarizing. Even as a site that celebrates anime, I've struggled from time to time with how he's portrayed. That's why I really appreciated this post by Richard Wood on A Richard Wood Text Adventure: He put the character into the proper context! If you're struggling to accept Zenitsu, this post might give you a handle. If you already like the character, then you'll probably be delighted!
You know, I just realized that it's been weeks since I gushed about how much I like Toradora! In my defense, real life is a major pain in terms of time, and it's not like there hasn't been some great anime series since Toradora. That being said, the series struck so many of the right chords with me. Among the most striking events in the series was a fight between Taiga Aisaka and class president Sumire Kano. The former was nick-named the palm-top tiger because she was petite yet fierce; the latter was reserved and calculating, except for this scene. The fight was... Tell you what. Let me direct you to this post by Moyatori from The Moyatorium. It explains it way better than I can!
Please tell me you've seen Shelter. Because if you haven't, I now have to do the cliche thing and urge you to immediately go to Youtube and spend the next six minutes watching it. Because a) yes, it's that good and b) if you read the rest of this post or especially the post by Lynn Sheridan from The Otaku Author it might spoil the twist. And trust me, you don't want this twist spoiled! All good? You've seen it now? Good! Lynn's post is part of the Space is the Place tour that Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews organized. While all of those posts have been amazing, this one hit me the hardest, maybe because... No! I won't spoil it for you! You'll just have to read the article.