It has been an absolute rush to get back into seasonal episode reviewing but I have had a great time trying to catch up with the shows and choosing what I’ll follow this season. Admittedly, there aren’t all that many shows that are taking my breath away but I am finding some really pleasant views and am hoping they can hold out until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, I’ve been having a great time catching up with everyone’s blogs and their thoughts on the season as well as anime in general. Below are some links I came across this week to some posts that I thought were really interesting, but as always I invite you to add a link in the comments to any posts you feel deserve a shout out.
Nefarious Anime Reviews takes a go at Hand Shakers so just in case you were hoping for a different point of view, they point out once again everything wrong with the series. Actually, they make my review seem kind of nice by comparison.
From Keiko’s Anime Blog we have an episode review of My Hero Academia episode 17 (yes some spoilers if you are behind in watching). Still, this is a great write up for the episode so if you’ve watched it or if you aren’t watching the show but curious, this is a great post to check out. Also on Keiko’s Anime Blog, we have their final write up of Btooom!
If you are curious about Princess Principal, the Backloggers have a great episode review for episode 3. This one gives a nice overview of what has been developed over the first three episodes and is a good read on a show that I’m finding increasingly interesting.
On Plyasm’s Wormhole there’s an interesting post about why they dropped Katsugeki Touken Ranbu and I have to agree with a lot of their points. While I’m not dropping it, I’m not really enjoying it either at this point as my review of episodes 2 + 3 kind of made clear. It was interesting to see someone else having the same issue with the characters that I’d been having while trying to watch this.
Toxic Muffin has a great write up of Gamers looking at the events of episodes 1 and 2. The show really has been surprisingly good and seems to be doing quite a number of things differently than you might think from reading the synopsis so if you are curious about the show, this post might be for you.
A Guy Who Writes also has a great write up on Gamers and how it subverts expectations though they admit that doesn’t necessarily make this a great show. It’s an interesting discussion piece and worth checking out.
Lita Kino from Anime Corner has celebrated 500 followers by answering questions from her followers. Its a great way to get to know more about her. And again, congratulations Lita on the 500 followers.
Anime&Anime has an interesting editorial on selecting and recommending anime for non-anime fans. As I’m sure most of us have been asked for a recommendation at some point by someone who knows nothing about anime, this is an interesting read.
Media Reviews and Discussion has a review of Kado: The Right Answer. With my own review (mostly review with only a little bit of rant at this point) out later this week, it is interesting to see how other people took to the end of the series. I kind of think this post does a pretty good job of describing exactly where things went wrong for the series and is definitely worth the read.
Pick of the Week
Remy Fool from The Lily Garden has a fantastic post about the portrayal of women in shounen narratives (mostly focussing on Welcome to the Ballroom). If you happened to miss this post last week, I really recommend giving it a read.
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