It has been another great week in ani-blogging with many great posts coming out. Below are links to some of the posts that caught my eye as well as my posts for the week. As always, I invite you to give a shout out to any anime related posts that you feel deserve a bit more attention in the comments below.
Over on Galvanic, EvilBob and CVoyage discuss episode 18 of Cardcaptor though their discussion highlights some of the underlying problems with the series that is keeping it from being a real must watch. I think most viewers agree that it is cute and there’s a lot of nostalgia, but in the absence of that it’s a very average kind of show and this episode review really brings into focus some of the things the show has consistently missed the mark on.
Saturn the Hero has a review of D Gray Man. Now as a huge fan of the series myself and knowing I still haven’t written a review of it because I’m saving that for a very special occasion, I was really happy to come across this post in the last week. If you haven’t watched the original D Gray Man series, hop on over and check out the review.
The Treasure Box this week has a list of favourite anime mums and there’s some great picks on there. A fantastic list to celebrate mother’s day and great fun to read. There were plenty of mother’s day themed lists this week, so be sure to check this one out and let me know which list you liked last week.
Shaddowcat99 does a fantastic job explaining the feeling of watching the first season of Natsume’s Book of Friends. This one isn’t so much a review as it is a poem to how a series can bring you warmth and for those who have watched the series, this post will have you smiling and feeling that warmth all over again. For those who haven’t watched the series, read the post, then go watch Natsume.
And for yet more Natsume related loveliness, Irina delivers over on I Drink and Watch Anime with a post dedicated to Tsuyukami, a one episode character that left quite the impression on her. Again, check out this beautiful post and then go check out Natsume if you haven’t.
Arthifis shares some knowledge about google searches for bloggers in a new series called Arthifis’ Classroom. Quite a pleasant read and a nice simple explanation of things you can do to help your anime blog along. It is always great when someone takes the time to try and share some of their knowledge with the community.
Irina shares a post in defense of the unreliable narrator that looks at how this particular plot device can work very well providing some great examples from anime. It is a great read that has generated some fairly positive discussion so if you missed it be sure to check this post out.
Pick of the Week
Bloom Reviews takes a fairly detailed look at the changing role of father’s in Japan and how that is reflected in anime and manga. It is a wonderful reflection on social change and how art and stories mirror the changing attitudes and values within a society. A lovely read this week and for once some positive anime father’s being highlighted rather than the missing or absentee dad that so many of us are used to seeing when we talk about father’s in anime.
- Top 5: English Dubbed Anime
- Feature: Finding Joy and Inspiration In Watching Anime Characters Succeed
- Series Review:How To Keep a Mummy
- Series Review: Special A
- Light Novel Review: Strike the Blood Volume 1
- Episode Reviews:Spring 2018 Week 6
- May OWLS Post: The Compliance Trap Within Soul Society
And that was my week, in case you missed it.
Thanks for reading.
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