Not really much of an introduction this week. There continue to be some great posts around and here are some of my favourites from the week. As always, feel free to add a link in the comments below if you want to give a shout out to someone.
Galvanic has a great list of 5 Adorably Positive Anime Couples and this was an absolute blast to read. If you didn’t catch the list last week, you should go check it out.
Rodrovich’s Anime Blog has an excellent post about episode 4 of March Comes in Like a Lion. The post takes a very specific look at some of the visual aspects that really helped drive home the emotional point of the episode. Great post to read (great episode to watch, go check it out).
Beneath the Tangles looks at the issue of bullying within March Comes in Like a Lion episode 26 and gives it a more personal reflection. I love that this episode got so many conversations going and made so many people consider their own lives and choices. It is really fantastic when a show (and a single episode) can do that.
Standing On My Neck has an interesting post asking ‘What Differentiates a Good Unlikable Character From A Bad One?‘. It is a great read with some interesting examples to back up opinions and it is an interesting topic to think about unlikable characters who work and those that don’t. If you missed this post it is well worth having a look.
The Backloggers takes a look at episodes 3 and 4 of Just Because and how the show seems to know when and how to say something and when to leave it unsaid. This post really does explain why the show works even though not a lot seems to be happening. If you haven’t checked out Just Because yet this post might convince you it is worth a go.
Cain S Latrani visits Noragami and given I love this anime I absolutely love it when people write about it so I had to share this one. If you haven’t seen it, check out this post and then go watch the anime.
The Bug Blog has an interesting analysis of Juni Taisen applying Survivor logic to determine who the winner will be. It is kind of fun to read even if you’ve drawn your own conclusion from watching the show. Then again, we might all be wrong yet and that’s kind of what makes it fun to guess and speculate.
For a little bit of random, Remy Fool has a great guide on how to Ohoho (or laugh like certain female anime characters). It’s a great read and filled with many illustrative examples from anime of characters who have demonstrated this particular technique. So, while I don’t think I’ll be trying this out any time soon, it was a great read.
A Piece of Anime has a review on episode 5 of Land of the Lustrous that focuses on Phos as a character. I have been genuinely charmed by this show and it is interesting seeing how other people are taking to these anthropomorphized gem stones and their strange story as it slowly unfolds. A great post to check out, though some episode spoilers.
Pick of the Week
The Xenodude has a review of the first season of March Comes in Like a Lion (3-Gatsu no Lion). I loved reading this as it kind of captured what I love about the show and it is great to see how other people have connected with these characters. If you still haven’t seen season 1, this is a great review to have a read of and then, if you can, the series is well worth trying.
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