This week has been pretty busy and next week is also looking crazy busy both with anime and with life. Still, I’m setting up for my blog anniversary celebration which will start on the 24th of April and run until the Sunday after. The real anniversary isn’t until the 1st of May however I currently have plans to be in an internet dead zone for that entire week (I’m still hoping internet dead zone isn’t as dead as I’m told but it seems unlikely). That said, business as usual with a round up of anime related blog posts for your reading pleasure. Hopefully you find something fun.
For those who wanted a more palatable version of Psycho Pass 2, Psychime has published a recut/re-imagined version of it over on YouTube. Only episode 1 so far, but well worth checking out. This one was definitely made with much love and it shows so if you have the time, be sure to drop by and share the link.
Kyra Desu Yo continues to be informative and entertaining as we start the spring season bringing us a break down of our new SAO protagonist’s name in their 76th onamae wa post. Now if you haven’t checked one of these out before, it is an incredibly informative explanation of the kanji in a given character’s name and how it might relate to them as a character. I love this post series and I really enjoyed reading this entry.
Chris Voyage from Galvanic takes a look at to what extent is suffering necessary to a character in this editorial that looks at a few of the views floating around about Magical Girl Site as well as the general purpose of character suffering and its appeal to audiences. As much as there have been a lot of negative posts about Magical Girl Site, if the discussion can progress to thoughtful pieces like this about story telling in general, I can only see that as a positive. Definitely a great post to check out.
Third Impact Anime has a brief history related to GeGeGe no Kitaro. Those who are watching it who want to know more about where it came from and previous adaptations will enjoy this post quite a bit.
Ani-Dotes has an interesting piece about the requisites of an anime blogger. It poses an interesting questions for bloggers to consider about what they watch, how much they watch, and whether any of it is necessary at all other than a passion for anime. That and it declares I am an A.I which I kind of found amusing. Anyway, well worth a read for all ani-bloggers.
Never Argue with a Fish has a full review of Elegant Yokai Apartment Life which given I dropped mid-season I’m never going to get around to. Interesting to note the difficulty in reviewing an anime that doesn’t really do much of anything either good or bad, which is more or less the reason I dropped it because episode reviews of the show were pretty impossible to write.
Moe404 has a short write up on Kimi ni Todoke that looks at script, cast and visuals. I’m a huge fan of the series so if you haven’t watched it, maybe check out this post and then give the anime a go.
Atelier Emily has a fantastic post about stepping back into Steins;Gate and looks at her experience with the franchise then and now. While it does kind of review the first episode of Steins;Gate 0 the point is more about the feelings the story has inspired over time and how this new piece fits into that. A very interesting post for others returning to the Steins;Gate universe.
Pick of the Week
Ayano (Kawaii Paper Pandas), Jon Spencer (Jon Spencer Reviews) and Leth (Lethargic Ramblings) collaborated to welcome back WIXOSS as Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS has recently aired its first episode. The three of them answer some general questions about WIXOSS before they each share their thoughts on the first episode. An excellent post and one that will really get you fired up for another season of LRIG’s and card fighting. But seriously, three great bloggers in one awesome post, this was impossible to pass over.
This week I looked at my favourite light novel adaptations over the last five years for Tuesday’s Top 5 and Friday’s Feature looked at how to narrow down titles for a watch list. Meanwhile, Inquiring Minds looked at my journey into anime.
For reviews I covered Sanrio Boys, the ReLIFE OVAs and the first volume of the Goblin Slayer light novel series. As always, if you want to know what I watched last week, check out my weekly overview which links to all of my episode reviews.
And that was my week, in case you missed it.
Thanks for reading.
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