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. I check hundreds of sites, and I’m humbled by the quality and quantity of posts that the ani-blogging community creates. I hope this article helps you find some of those posts.
What sites do I check every week? You can see the list of the sites here!
This week, I reviewed the sites in alphabetical (A to Z).
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious was an interesting series. Did you watch it? For me, it was like going on a journey. A really pleasant journey with great characters. Just to put the idea out there — I’d love for Valkyrie to have a spin off series. Just sayin’. Anyway, There was something more than just the individual laughs or plot twists in each episode. There was something more than just a well-crafted plot. What was that something? Let me direct your attention to Flareknight’s post on Anime Evo for a full, clear, and delightful explanation. The article captured the essence of the series. And like all good reviews, this one made me want to watch the series again…
Seems like it’s Cautious Hero week for Other Posts to Crow About! It’s not surprising, really. It’s the end of the season, so many bloggers are wrapping up their seasonal reviews — including those for Cautious Hero. And like any complex, deep, and wildly entertaining show, there are many reasons it is so enjoyable. This post from Dewbond on Shallow Dives in Anime places the series in context with its peers (hint: it doesn’t come out looking bad at all!). It also speaks well of Adelena, which automatically gives it a lot credibility! And I think you’ll get a kick out of the similarity that the article points out between the main character, Seiya Ryuuguuin, and Kazuma from Konosuba.
Do you have that one series that you just know is objectively not so great, but you love it? You can list its flaws in excruciating detail, from plot holes to character motivation issues, yet you keep watching it over and over again? That single series that you’re so embarrassed you like that even though you run an anime web site, you’ve never mentioned it to your readers? You may have guessed, but I have such a series in mind. It’s Unbreakable Machine Doll. For whatever reason, I loved that series. I suspect it has something to do with Shouko Karyuusai. Or, it could have something to do with what attracted Will Sirius of When Sirius Writes to it. Does it have anything to do with the amazing OP? Well, there’s one way to find out!
The human brain is an amazing thing. Some of them have pushed the boundaries of science by extending our understanding to the very limits of the observable universe. Others have studied medicine to help rid humans of diseases that used to claim countless lives. And others can also twist reality in almost scary ways. Consider Eromanga-Sensei. On one hand, young writer Masamune Izumi and his artist little sister Sagiri Izumi have a relationship that is, let’s say, frowned on in certain circles. But at the same time, it’s a lot of fun. So the human brain can find a technicality that enables the human to pull a Miles Lane and enjoy the show, as Tiger from TigerAnime points out in this post. But wait, you might say. Didn’t I just give away the contents? Nope! That’s just the hook, and it was in the title anyway! The articles does a great job of describing why the show was so much fun.
I remember watching School-Live! for the first time. I nearly dropped it half way into the first episode. Sure, Yuki Takeya’s antics were crazily adorable. Sure, her friends, like Kurumi Ebisuzawa, had their hands full with her, and it was enjoyable to watch. Then I started to notice… Well, the problem with School-Live! is that it’s almost impossible to talk about without spoiling it, and I really do not want to spoil it for anyone! Fortunately, Yomu at Umai Yomu Anime Blog not only figured out how to do it, but how to do it in a very entertaining way! So, whether you’ve seen the series or not, this article is well worth your time to read.