I’m going to apologise to most of my picks this week given I’ve had one of those really stressful and tiring weeks so even though I loved some of the posts below, they haven’t been given much of a write up or sales pitch for people to go read them because I just lacked the energy. That said, there are some amazing posts in the links below that have been written by our fellow ani-bloggers and they are all worth the read, so if you’ve got some time be sure to check them out.
Just a reminder though that if you want to ask me a question for the Inquiring Minds series I’ve set up a new survey (issues with the old one). Hopefully this one will allow you to take it more than once so if you have a second question you should be able to take the survey again, or if you make a mistake.
If you want to check out a massive collaboration effort about a massive anime, Scott, Shoujo and Leth joined forces to take on Dragon Ball. Here are the links to part 1, part 2, and part 3 in case you somehow missed this one coming out this week.
Meanwhile Aria shares their top 5 potions to season your posts with magic, or just some good solid advice for your blog posts that it is always helpful to be reminded about. Bloggers helping bloggers, always love to see it.
Zainou has a post about Touch and the Perfect Portrayal of Death. I haven’t seen the story in question but I really liked reading this post and the description of how the story dealt with this subject matter. Clearly some spoilers to be found in the post, but an interesting read.
Thero shares a top 5 list of Daedric Princes from the Elder Scrolls (so no anime here but gaming and a great list). As a very big fan of the Elder Scrolls and having enjoyed quite a few moments with these characters, it was great to see this list and the reasons for their inclusion.
AniB Productions shares a review of Erased. While this one was talked about a lot while airing it is one of those shows that seemed to go quiet fairly quickly after it was done, so it is great to catch a new review of it and hear people talking about the show. If you missed Erased when it was out, you might want to check out this review and it might convince you to try the show.
Grimm Girl shares another husband reacts post, this time to Ouran High School Host Club. If you want to read the reaction of someone who hasn’t watched a huge amount of anime being exposed to some of the insanity that is Ouran, you will be highly entertained.
Beneath the Tangles has an interesting look at the characters and their choices in episode 41 of Attack on Titan. As I said in my own review of the episode, this is probably one of the more interesting episodes from a narrative point of view that this series has given us for awhile. Beneath the Tangles looks at how the characters are responding to the situation presented and the choices they are making and it was a great post to read.
Keiko shares three things they like about Natsume Yuujinchou. Okay, its a Natsume post so I was probably going to share it regardless, but this one really does hit three great reasons to watch it. Plus, it is a great reason to remember all the great characters that Natsume has offered us over the seasons.
Yuu’s Sanctuary has a review of 5 Centimeters Per Second which is a film I still haven’t actually seen but probably should at some point. Anyway, this is a great write up focusing on the characters, themes and structure of the film and it made me want to move this up on my future watch list.
Finally, The Nerd Book shared their thoughts on the most recent episode (episode 7) of How Not To Summon a Demon Lord. This write up doesn’t shy way from the content of the series but looks at what is working and what isn’t in a fairly matter of fact way and I probably like this write up because it comes to the same conclusion I have. Even when the show does things I don’t like, there’s still plenty of reasons to come back and watch more of it.
Pick of the Week
Mel in Anime Land discusses ships and shipping culture as part of fandom. This is something that probably needs more discussion as people taking ships too seriously does lead to some less than pleasant encounters online sometimes and certainly when it leads to death threats and other things someone needs to call this behaviour out. Definitely a post worth visiting.
- Top 5:Anime Princes
- Feature: Is Anime Doing Its Fans a Service?
- Series Review: Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori
- Re-post: Sunday Without God
- Light Novel Review: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon Volume 4
- Episode Reviews: Summer 2018 Week 6
- Inquiring Minds: Thoughts on anime influencers?
- Yuri on Ice Rewatch: Guide to Episode 2
And that was my week, in case you missed it.
Thanks for reading.
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