Here we go with another week in anime blogging and there have been some fantastic posts. Unfortunately I ended up being busier than anticipated (read: I distracted myself with a project and ended up throwing my own schedule out), so I know I haven’t linked to quite as many posts as I probably should have given some of the excellent reads I had this week. That said, I’ve still assembled a fairly formidable line up of anime related posts from some talented bloggers so hopefully you will check them out. As always, you are free to leave a link in the comments if there is a post you read during the week that you feel deserves some extra attention.
Remy Fool spies a secret, or maybe Zero Two did and Remy decided to speculate on what it was. Yes, it is a Darling in the Franxx post looking specifically at Ikuno’s secret and giving a fairly decent theory as to what it might be. Worth the read and the speculation if you enjoy that part of your weekly viewing experience. And if that wasn’t enough of the amazing Remy, check out this very cool post where they made Tinder profiles of some of the currently airing anime.
However, before we move on from Darling in the Franxx, Station 85 had an article about sex and sexual repression in Darling in the Franxx. It’s an interesting look at the element of the show that has drawn both criticism and praise and also a look at how we view sex in media in general. Worth a read and consideration.
Sakura Sunrise has a review of the Kizumonogatari Trilogy. While I’m unlikely to ever watch this trio of movies I really enjoyed reading this review for the details that were included and the fairly balanced positives and negatives that were raised. I think this gives you a good idea about what to expect if you see the movies without giving too much of the plot away. Anyway, if you were considering the films this is probably a great review to check out.
Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers tries to define what Slice of Life is as a genre though I kind of feel this title is still going to be used as a catch all for shows people have trouble defining. Still, it is an interesting post given SOL is thrown around a lot, particularly this season where we have a lot of CGDCT/SOL anime doing the rounds.
Anime Hound shared a list of ten anime like Code Geass you must watch. This one is kind of self-explanatory and while I’m not really sure that all the anime on the list are all that much like Code Geass, the reasons for their inclusion on the list are explained. Be sure to check it out.
Kawaii Paper Pandas has a great list of ten psychological anime you should watch. Must be a week for top ten lists because there have been some great ones, and there are certainly some great anime to check out on this list. Hope on over and give it a read.
Astral Gemini on the Zodiac Room has an interesting post called Prisoners and Birdcages featuring everyone’s favourite damsels in distress Asuna (SAO) and Rukia (Bleach). As always, timing is a bit of an interesting thing given I had planned a Rukia post for next Friday prior to reading this, having not really seen any Bleach content recently. This is a great post and was written in response to a post from Beneath the Tangles (linked in the article). Anyway, well worth visiting if you missed it.
Ani-Dotes looks at what makes Yona of the Dawn great. I won’t give it away but it is a great post to read and it really does a great job looking at the critical role of characters in carrying a story. Be sure to give it a read.
The Spooky Red Head gives us 6 of the Greatest Feminist Films by Studio Ghibli looking at some of the admirable qualities some of the female characters have had over the years. Ghibli fans or people just looking for some interesting female characters will love this list.
Pick of the Week
My Brain is Completely Empty has a fairly lengthy review/discussion about A Silent Voice that was well worth the read last week. It looks at the characters, their motives, links to real world issues, and basically looks at why the film has had such an incredible impact on audiences (and if you don’t think it has had an impact just search for it online and find the million articles about it). While there were some aspects of the film that I wish had played out differently (see my review), I really enjoyed reading this review of it and it reminded me about so many of the things the film got right.
The collaboration with Irina was awesome fun this week and I’m glad we finally published, though I’m also sad because it means that this project is at an end except for announcing the winner of the reader’s poll mid-next week. If you missed any of the posts my feature this week looked at the collaboration and thoughts on collaboration in general but links to each of the posts in the series.
That was my week in case you missed it.
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