Thirty-fourth 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 or otherwise blew me away with their wit and charm.
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, 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).
You know that I hold High School DxD in high esteem. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say I think it’s everything I think a harem comedy should be — including some very dramatic elements. In Other Posts to Crow About 2019 Week 33 Edition, I highlighted a post by Dewbond on Shallow Dives in Anime that lauded the show’s main protagonist, Issei Hyoudou. I typically don’t feature the same blogger in two consecutive Other Posts to Crow About because I don’t want to appear to play favorites. But you know what? This post was such a perfect presentation of why High School DxD is the gold standard for harem anime that I had to share it. I think you’ll be impressed by just how dramatically powerful the show really is — despite it being a really funny comedy. Check out the article — I’m sure you’ll agree!
Shameless self-promotion moment: I hope you’re enjoying my review of Fire Force (you can find my review of episode 6 here). There’s a lot to like about the show, from its border-line bizarre sense of humor to its beautiful visuals. I’ll go so far as to say I really enjoy the characters. That’s what attracted my attention to Micahangello’s post on The Ramen Stand. The sixth episode was all about Hibana, and I really liked how this post explored what the episode said about her motivations. I think it’s a sign of a quality anime when its characters have enough substance to support this kind of article. It’s always enjoyable to see the world through another set of eyes!
You know how sometimes you meet a character and instantly know that’s someone who you’d fight beside? Notice I did say “see” a character. I said “meet,” because part of the experience is that the character is so alive, so real, that she might be someone at work or school. It doesn’t happen very often, but there’s a character in Sound Euphonium who’s like that for me, and her name is Asuka Tanaka. So it was with absolute delight that I read this post written by Lita from Lita Kino Anime Corner. This post is a celebration of the character of Asuka, and I have to say honestly that after reading it, I felt better about my day. That’s saying something!
Have you seen The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya? It’s an interesting series distinguished by an amazing premise and fascinating characters. If you ask many people who their favorite character is, I’d expect them to say the title character, Haruhi Suzumiya, or the male lead, Itsuki Koizumi. Since the days when I first watched the series (and I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t quite finished it yet!), neither of them were my favorite character. No, my favorite was Yuki Nagato. I could start listing the reasons why, but despite my tendency toward self promotion (sorry, but thanks for your patience!), I really am trying to direct your attention to some amazing other bloggers. In this case, the Dave D’Alessio on the site Confessions of an Overage Otaku has a great post about Yuki Nagato and why she’s so amazing. I mean, the post references Ghost in the Shell in a meaningful and insightful way. How cool is that?
In Other Posts to Crow About 2019 Week 32 Edition, I highlighted a post by Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime about the first season of Log Horizon. The reason was simple: I adored the series and I adored Irina’s treatment of it! So, when I saw that Irina had written a followup post about Log Horizon 2 (this time on 100 Word Anime — looks like a single website can’t contain her talent!), I had to check it out. And I’m really glad I did. From her mention of Rundel Haus’ observation about music to her theory about the reality underlying the world in the series, the article was jam-packed with reasons to love the show. And of course, now I want to rewatch both season 1 and 2 now!