Forty-fifth 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 celebrate amazing moments in anime or otherwise blow me away with their wit and charm. Every week I check hundreds of sites, and I’m humbled by the quality and volume of posts that the ani-blogging community creates! I hope this article helps you find some of those works!
What sites do I check every week? You can see the list of the sites here!
This week, I reviewed the sites in alphabetical order (A to Z).
This site is all about celebrating beautiful moments in anime. A lot times, those moments are happy, like Junko backing up Ai in Zombieland Saga’s seventh episode. There are times, though, where the beauty is not in happiness, but in a well-presented reaction to something terrible. Something painful. We don’t celebrate the tragedy, but we celebrate sharing its aftermath with characters we’ve come to love. That’s the case in Andy’s post from Animated Andy. This review describes how the movie I Want to Eat Your Pancreas affected him. After reading the review, I’ve finally decided to add the movie to my watch list — if I’m strong enough! See what you think!
Symbolism is cool. For example, did you see episode 67 of My Hero Academia (Fighting Fate)? I don’t want to spoil anything, but there’s this great scene where All Might is standing with the sun at this back, talking to Izuku Midoriya. It’s a setting sun. Those kinds of things enhance a viewing experience for me. That’s why I was so interested in A_ZIEBRAH’s post on Bloom Reviews. The article talks about the symbolism behind a character cutting off their hair. I’ve seen it dozens of times but didn’t give it much thought. After reading this article, though, I’m going to have an even greater appreciation for those moments. See if you will, too!
With my constant yammering about celebrating anime, I’m kinda surprised no one’s asked the obvious question. Why? Why not just rip shows apart? A lot of very popular YouTube channels pay the bills by being quite mean to shows and their creators. Why not take the low road — it’s really well paved! Well, the answer’s simple: Celebration is healthy. It’s in that spirit that I recommend Irina’s recent post on I Drink and Watch Anime. This post comes right out and gives you the top 5 anime series to help you heal if you have a cold. Granted, real life colds aren’t quite as dangerous as anime colds are. Still, you can’t be too safe! Check out her list to see if your healing anime is listed.
I wonder if Neon Genesis Evangelion actually holds the record for series that has generated the most blog posts — or if it only seems like it? It’s not only quantity, either — it’s quality! This series just seems to attract intelligent, nuanced, and carefully crafted commentary. I suspect part of the reason is the show’s richly layered script. Iniksbane, posting on IN SEARCH OF NUMBER NINE — AN ANIME BLOG, has additional explanation, and it has to do with the show’s visual language. The post explains how this visual language describes the relationship between Asuka Langley Soryu and Shinji Ikari. Talk about eye-opening! I don’t know how many times I’ve seen that series, but this article helped me see it from a completely new perspective. It uses great examples, too!
Looks like it’s Evangelion week here at Other Posts to Crow About! That’s not a bad thing, though. Did you watch End of Evangelion? It’s an alternate ending to the original series. If you’ve watched the original series, the idea of an alternate ending will either horrify or delight you. I’ve not met many people whose opinion was inbetween! On which side of the debate did K at the Movies, writing on the site K at the Movies, come down in this post? You know, of course, that I’m going to suggest you go to the article to find out! I’ll just say this: It’s an entertaining trip!