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Not a lot happened this week, other than most people now have a consolidated watch list for the season. A brief reminder that next Monday is 100 Word Anime’s 1 year anniversary (though I have anniversary posts scheduled all week because why not). Hopefully you will all join me in celebration.

Below I’ve linked to some great posts I found this week. As always, feel free to add a link in the comments to any posts you feel deserve a bit more attention (preferably anime related).

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Seasonal Prattle continues to give us some very fun quizzes and this week we got to find out which My Hero Academia character we are. While I’m not exactly convinced of the result on this one, I love taking Prattle’s quizzes and the results are always entertaining to discuss in the comments. If you haven’t checked out any of these quizzes, or Prattle’s other excellent posts, you should definitely make some time to visit the site.

Sakura Sunrise has an interesting post (part 1) asking Is Bones The Best Animation Studio In The World. While I’m not big on following particular studios, I really do enjoy a lot of Bones’ anime releases (with a few exceptions) so I enjoyed reading through their reasoning. If you didn’t come across this post during the week you should check it out.

Shoujo Princess shares a list of 10 Anime You Can Watch With Your Boyfriend. I really enjoyed reading this because their reasoning for each inclusion on the list is well thought out. Not to mention, while I have a handful of people who watch anime with me, they’ve all got different tastes and preferences so finding a range of anime and ways of selling them to different viewers is always helpful.

Psychime has an interesting post about Why Bakugo is My Hero. It’s an interesting look at the somewhat brash and regularly confrontational Bakugo in My Hero Academia. Well worth reading if you watched season 1 or are thinking about it.

The Alfredeo Blog has a list of their top 15 songs from Love Live. As I haven’t watched the show and have no familiarity with any of the music, I have no opinion on the placement of things on this list, however, it is a fun list to read and I loved reading the reasons for each song being on the list. So fans of the show should check out this post.

From Anime Reviewer Girl there is a 3 Life Lessons Reinforced by Anime. If you haven’t visited Anime Reviewer Girl before she mostly posts videos on a single topic where she discusses her thoughts. Very fun to listen to.

Archi-Anime had a great post this week on Townsperson B: Hitoka Yachi from Haikyuu. While I’m not finished watching Haikyuu yet, Hitoka was quite a welcome addition to the cast during season 2 and this post neatly highlights some of what she brings to the show.

For those who enjoy Prattle’s quizzes, or haven’t tried them yet, last week they had a quiz that let you find out if you could make a hit anime this season. It was pretty fun to play with and got you thinking about the shows that are doing well or might do well this season.

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We’re getting closer to May and the one year anniversary of 100 Word Anime. Thanks to the followers who have already decided to participate in the anniversary and have sent me their 100 word write up about anime or my blog. Remember if you are participating can you please send me this by the 22nd so that I can begin scheduling the final posts.

So, another week, another round of amazing posts by some very cool bloggers. As always feel free to add a link in the comments below if you came across a post (anime related or similar) that you feel deserves some extra attention.

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WeekendOtaku is helping all of us bloggers out by sharing an accessibility tip for our blog as well as pointing us to where we can find more advice. Given more of us learn our way around blogging through trial and error (because who has actually read through every help page topic WordPress offers) this post was incredibly helpful at focussing on one specific thing we could do on our blogs. Well worth checking out.

Railgunfan75 shares 5 anime clichés they’d like to see disappear. No real surprises on the list but it is definitely worth thinking about those tropes we see over and over again that really don’t serve much purpose.

Archi-Anime gives us a list of their top 10 males with Raven hair. Tuxedo Mask only gets an honourable mention (poor Darien) but the list is made up of some great characters and is great fun to read.

Weeaboo Trash Snow discusses the narrative themes of Sailor Moon S. As this was my favourite of the Sailor Moon stories I really enjoyed revisiting it when I read this post. Well worth checking out whether you are a fan of the series or are just curious as to why so many people are.

The Tiny World of an Anime Amateur has a fairly detailed review of Hand Shakers. They don’t like the show, but they do a fine job of trying to explain exactly where it goes wrong. This is possibly the least rant like review of this show I’ve read so far and is a nice read for anyone still considering watching Hand Shakers.

Another Hand Shakers review from Standing on My Neck. It’s very direct and to the point about the many things wrong with the series (though I am going to put a minor language warning on the post so if you are offended by the occasional bit of course language please be warned). It’s quite a fun read for those who have sat through Hand Shakers and probably a good warning for those who are considering it.

D&A Anime Blog gives us the top 5 reasons anime conventions are awesome. If you’ve yet to try a convention, or even if you attend conventions regularly, this is a great list for reminding us why they are fun.

Coffee with Paradoxy ranks the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Openings and Closings. It’s an interesting list and made me really just want to go and watch all the openings again because FMA Brotherhood had some awesome openings. Anyway, worth checking out.

The Backloggers has a review of SukaSuka Episode 1, or more a discussion about why episode 1 works as a solid introduction to the series unlike so many other episode 1’s out there that just leave you feeling meh. Given I also went into WorldEnd blind and then found myself kind of thrilled by the show, I really enjoyed reading this post.

It’s a little older but here’s a post from Airztonne Anime reviewing A Silent Voice. It neatly sums up the experience of viewing and discusses how the story works as a film. If you missed it, you should give it a read.

The Old Anime Guy discusses the End of the Golden Age of Anime Streaming. While it is a fairly pessimistic look at the industry, you can’t really refute any of the points and to be honest legal access to anime streaming is a real concern.

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So Spring started (or at least the Spring anime season did given I’m getting ready for Winter). How was that for a first week? Yeah, I’m still figuring out my opinion on the new season as well. There’s a lot of hype around some of the shows coming out so I guess the question becomes whether it is worth it. In the meanwhile, I found some great posts from some great bloggers and I’ve shared the links below. Feel free to give a shout out to a post you liked (or wrote) in the comments.

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Cauthan Reviews takes on March Comes in Like a Lion in this review. If you missed sangatsu over the last two seasons, I really recommend checking out this post.

Atelier Emily has a look at the first episode of Alice & Zoroku and looks at some of the visual issues as well as the references. I’m still on the fence with this anime, and I am enjoying reading other people’s takes on the first episode.

Artemis from Otaku Lounge gives their anime awards from 2016 (I really love some of their category names). This was a great read through, particularly their reasons for each award.

All Adrealinia has a great post about ACCA and why it is fun to watch even while acknowledging that it isn’t for everyone. If you haven’t checked out ACCA this is a short review and really highlights the strength of the show’s choices in story telling.

Contrasting this, Criticism and Thoughts has an equally interesting post about ACCA but is a little bit more critical. At this point I kind of feel ACCA is this seasons replacement for Yuri on Ice in terms of an anime I’ve loved reading posts about. Somehow I don’t think ACCA posts will hang around as long which is a shame because there’s some really good discussion happening about this anime.

The Only Shinyuu Site has a review of Red Data Girl. This is a series I don’t see much on (not that it is an amazing series but it is kind of interesting) so I was pleasantly surprised to come across this review. It’s also fairly fair in calling the show out on some of its weaker elements.

Neetaku Rants has a rant about Ash and Misty but it offers some compelling evidence that these two kids should have gotten together. Actually, quite a bit of compelling evidence. It’s an interesting read at any rate and worth checking out.

The Anime Prince checked out Hand Shakers and gave their quite informative and detailed view on the issues with the visuals on the series. Definitely a better post than the usual rant against Hand Shakers and worth checking out.

I had to add this post from D Talks Anime on Yuri from Yuri on Ice. It’s an awesome post on a topic I love hearing about and talking about. If you haven’t had your fill of Yuri on Ice posts, here is one to check out that focusses on character.

And while we’re on Yuri on Ice, I also have to share Arria’s post from Fujinsei which gives us 10 Signs That You’ve Watch Too Much Yuri on Ice. The worst part about this mock list is that I’m probably guilty of 5 of them, but whichever way, it was great to read and also reminded me once again about all the fun things in Yuri on Ice.

Lastly, Weekend Otaku is rewatching Your Lie in April for April and is posting episodic thoughts. If you haven’t been on board already you can check out the posts so far here.

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And the week has finally come to a close and I’m very thankful for that. It has been busy. I’m expecting some internet interruptions over the next couple of weeks so if I suddenly disappear for a day that’s why (most of my posts should still go out as scheduled). Below is the round up of posts that caught my eye this week. Admittedly, I’ve been pretty slack about saving links this week (as I said, busy). As always, if you’ve got a great post or know of one that deserves a shout out, feel free to add a link in the comments below.

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Wave Motion Canon takes on Scum’s Wish episode 11 and they do take it on. After so many positive reviews from so many people early in the season, a lot of viewers seem to have hit a tipping point in the last couple of weeks. I really wish I’d been able to watch this one as the conversation around where it is going has been quite entertaining to watch play out.

Lethargic Ramblings takes a look at why Yuri on Ice is not a romance. It’s an opinion shared by quite a few people who’ve seen the show and it is regularly shouted down by Victuri fans, though it is certainly a valid way to view the show. I love the ongoing discussions around Yuri on Ice and the different ways people have taken it.

While not anime related, Cain S Latrani takes a look at Marvel’s Iron Fist. I’m still on the fence about whether to give this a shot so I’ve been enjoying reading the various views around the show.

A final episode review from Kevin Pennyfeather on ACCA. Spoilers abound but you would expect that from a review of a final episode, and he does a great job of bringing everything together in this review.

And on the note of final episode reviews, I have to share Seasonal Prattle’s review of the final episode of Hand Shakers. Prattle nicely explains everything I hated about this episode but does it so much better than I did (I was in too much of a foul mood to be particularly articulate in my review). Again, its a review of a final episode so spoilers, but as I wouldn’t recommend this to my worst enemy you may as well enjoy a fun review of it.

Playing With Thoughts asks why game developers don’t try harder with stories. It’s a question that is raised regularly as people discuss the merits, or lack of them, in regards to the stories of some of the big title games. Worth a look.

Psychime has a really interesting post that looks at who the bad guy of Madoka Magica actually is. Given I recently looked at this anime series from the point of view of why it isn’t really a magical girl series, this post really got me thinking again about the anime and all the ways it manages to distinguish itself from shows that have a similar feel but somehow miss the point. Anyway, its an interesting post that makes you really think about the characters and what they achieve in the series (and the movies) and is certainly worth a read.

Lastly, a post from D Talks Anime on Natsume Yuujinchou. This post takes a look at the central character, Natsume, and the many relationships he has formed throughout the 5 seasons to date. It’s a well written post that reminded me once again just why I love this anime so much and why I’m excited its getting a 6th season. If you haven’t watched the show, you really should read this post and then go check it out (start at season 1).

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Another week, another round up of anime related posts. Seriously, other than work (and finishing off the winter season of anime) I haven’t been up to much so nothing really to share this week. As always, if you have a post that you think needs a shout out (or know of one) feel free to add the link in the comments below.

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Caffeineted Telescopes gives us a brilliant post about the world building of ACCA and the small (and more obvious) details that have helped to craft a rich viewing experience. Okay, I’ll probably read anything about ACCA at this point, but this post really stood out to me because it really does zero in on one of the things that has made viewing the show so much fun. Definitely a post to check out this week if you didn’t come across it already.

The Mind of the Hybrid One gives us a review of  [C] Control which is not an anime I see reviewed very often, or even hear much about which is a shame because it is kind of unique in its own (not terribly good) way. Still, if you are looking for an anime with a slightly different take on the battle genre than you might want to check out the review as the anime has a pretty cool premise even if the execution is questionable.

Weekly Motion Canon takes a closer look at episode 10 of Scum’s Wish and the ramifications of nebulous character motivation. I’m not watching this series as I don’t have access, but I’ve loved following along as others have watched it and shared their thoughts. I really like this post though because it made me think about how I would feel watching the show after the reveals of the episode. Anyway, for those watching, and those just interested, its an interesting post to read.

D Talks Anime is currently doing episodic reviews of Knights of Sidonia. It’s kind of been fun reliving the series as he watches, though I really don’t have any desire to rewatch this myself.

Cain S Latrani shares their thoughts on Bakuman. They highlight the positives and some of the problems with the series so if you’ve been thinking of checking it out, or never heard of it, this is a post well worth reading.

Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers share their thoughts on Kuromukuro. I’ve been trying to decide whether to give this one a look or not on Netflix for awhile so I really enjoyed reading their summary of it and their thoughts.

Lethargic Ramblings gives us a great post about what makes a villain interesting to them. As I also love well crafted (or at least slightly more dynamic) villains, I really enjoyed this post.

Sebastian’s Blog has a great post on Hachiman from My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU and his cynicism. I’m a big fan of this character and his cynical nature and the way it is presented and played off against the other characters, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post.

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Phew, another week has come and gone and I’ve found sound great anime related posts out there. Keeping this short this week because I don’t have much else to say. As always, if you’ve got a great post or know of one that deserves a shout out, feel free to add a link in the comments below.

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Nefarious Reviews has a look at Orange in this review. If I’m honest, I liked this review because it calls the show on some of its sillier choices so if you were after something that praised it, probably not this review. However, it is an entertaining read.

All About Anime gives a quick description of what White Day is given it regularly appears in anime and manga but many people outside of Japan (and a few other countries) don’t really know what it is. Some helpful information for those just getting started with anime.

Not anime but gaming related, Animated has a post about their experience with the Switch so far. It covers a wide range of issues from number of titles, enjoyment of the games, the controllers, socializing and gaming, and generally does a good job giving a run down of the Switch experience so far (from their point of view). I actually almost wavered and thought about console gaming again while reading this but then reminded myself I have literally no time left in my day.

Hold Up Let’t Talk has a a top 10 list of anime detectives. There’s some classics and some newer faces on the list so go have a read and remember all the great anime detectives out there.

Lethargic Ramblings looks at the Kirito Problem and the oversaturation of would be black swordsman out there in anime land. Its an intriguing thought as to whether or not this character did have prevalence before SAO and while I’m certain there were some, the point is well made that this archetype has quite literally exploded since SAO. This post was a great read.

Bookish Frenzy shared their thoughts on The Devil is a Part Timer so if you are looking for a review of that or if you just enjoy the show you should check out the post.

Archi Anime has something a bit different as they put together a dream loot crate. To be honest, even though I’m not that into sports anime, I’d probably want that crate. It looked awesome.

Little Anime Blog has a post about Madoka and its message of hope for mature audiences. It is an interesting discussion on the anime and magical girl series and definitely worth reading.

Something about games for once: CSRadical has reviewed Uncharted 1 -3. I love their reasoning for their ratings and if you still haven’t played these games but have read all the hype about them, this is probably a nice review to balance it out a bit.

Keiko’s Anime Blog does a nice job tearing apart Taboo Tattoo (mostly I’m kind of glad I’m not the only one who subjected myself to watching that rubbish). Anyway, this post pretty much outlines why you shouldn’t watch it so if you were still undecided about it you should check out the post.

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There’s this thing called reality out there and to be honest, lately its been getting me down. Nothing in particular is going wrong, it is more a culmination of small annoyance and a feeling of general futility. Fortunately, I know I’ll bounce back sooner or later so in the meantime I’m going to enjoy the interactions I’m having online discussing anime because that’s been a blast and a nice escape at the beginning and end of each day. So here is this week’s collection of blog posts that I’ve come across and enjoyed. If you have a post or know of one that should get some attention (anime related or similar) please feel free to link in the comments.

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From Mechanical Anime Reviews we have a discussion about what elements mech anime contain. It’s a good introduction into the genre if you think that its all just about giant robots (although, there are certainly robots involved). Well worth the read.

Still on the robot thing I came across this amusing read from Curating the Future about whether giant robots should be used in warfare. Okay, the answer to this should be obvious from the start, once you remove the cool factor and start thinking logically, but the post is a great read and quite fun. Makes you wonder where the anime is that focusses on the reality of giant robots in war.

The Challenge List has 5 Inspirational Anime about hard work. Its got a nice variety of anime on the list and some good explanations as to why each show deserved its spot.

Aldael’s Attic looks at the expanded universes of original anime shorts where they look at three shorts that were given either a series or an OVA to tell a larger story. Mostly this post grabbed my interest because the first example came from Death Parade but its an interesting post and gets you thinking about other shorts that may or may not make for great series.

Palpable Emoji has a post on March Comes in Like a Lion that examines the death of a world unexplored. It is a great post that really looks at Shimada’s journey in the anime and the significance of it as well as the impact on Rei. A very interesting read for people who’ve been enjoying the anime.

Archi-Anime has a review of the SAO movie Ordinal Scale. Some spoilers involved but its a nice overview of what to expect if you are undecided about whether to check it out.

Still on SAO, Jon Spencer also shares his thoughts on Ordinal Scale. This post discusses the franchise as a whole as well as the movie and how it comes together, in a mostly non-spoiler manner.

Kurumi Shim has a post sharing 5 valuable lesson from Full Metal Alchemist. For an action anime built on the use of alchemy, there really are a lot of real world take-away lessons that can be gained while watching it and this post did a great job of highlighting the more serious side of it.

Okay, totally not anime related but I couldn’t pass this one up. Aedan Juvet has a post on why Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still essential pop culture. Seriously worth reading and if you’ve never watched Buffy (yes, it is dated but watch it anyway) this post might convince you it is worth checking out.

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And we are plunging head first into another week. This week I’m very thankful anime exists as a way to forget about everything else for just a little bit of time. That said, here is this week’s round up of anime related posts from some very cool bloggers that I’ve come across during last week. If you have a post or know of one that needs some love (anime related or similar) please feel free to link in the comments. If it goes to spam I will approve it ASAP.

Shameless self-promotion: As you all know I started a patreon site for my blog and am looking for patrons to support the expansion of 100 Word Anime. Once again, I’d like to thank my patrons who are already supporting this site. There’s so much I’d love to try and do with this blog long term so I’d love it if you would support me on this journey.  End shameless self-promotion.

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The Only Shinyuu Site has a write up on La Corda D’oro: Blue Sky Review. As this was an interesting review and this is an anime I am unlikely to ever watch myself, I decided to point you over to this blog.

Shoujo Thoughts has a more personal post as they share their process in creating an avatar for their blog in a post appropriately titled Drawing Curly Anime Hair is Hard. I like posts like this where it feels we get to meet a bit of the person behind the blog  and its always fun watching someone try new things so go check out this post and some others on Shoujo Toughts’ blog.

Caffeinated Telescopes explains why they didn’t like Izetta giving us what they call a ‘cynical, analytical dissection‘. They raise some excellent points about the show and why it didn’t work but also acknowledge that the show did have quite a fan base while it was airing.

Jill from Jill’s Writing on Anime explains why Fukigen na Mononokean frustrated them. I have to pretty much agree with every point they make. There were so many great ideas hinted at throughout the series that it utterly just left hanging and provided no explanation about. Instead we focused on the most mundane issues the show could offer. Great post if you watched the series.

Lethargic Ramblings share their first impressions of Shinsekai Yori which really just reminded me of the first time I tried to watch it. And also made me want to watch it again because its been a fair while since I last watched the whole thing through.

I’ve got another write up from Kevin Pennyfeather on ACCA. Seriously, watching the show is fantastic but reading this write up each week just makes the experience more enjoyable (even if I usually have to go and rewatch the episode after reading it because it points out something I’ve missed or only been vaguely aware of). definitely check out this blog and if you haven’t watched ACCA yet, check it out.

Shoujo Thoughts gives us another Yuri On Ice post. This one is great as it really looks at the smaller indicators of Victor and Yuri’s relationship rather than debating whether or not that was a kiss. It is fantastic to see that even after nearly two months people are still finding new things to explore with this anime and the great posts just keep coming.

Arria on Fujinsei has completed her round up of posts from the January blog carnival and has announced dates for the March carnival. If you are an anime blogger and you haven’t checked out one of these carnivals, go and see the great posts that made the round up this time and make note of the dates in March. Its a great way to meet new bloggers and find some really excellent posts to read. Thanks Arria for hosting these.

Ryuji Tatsuya’s Anime Review has a list of anime without conclusions. This is a list that could pretty much be endless at this point as it is one of the things that drives me crazy and having watched pretty much everything on this list it just reminded me how frustrating it is when you are into a story and then the story doesn’t finish. It’s like someone just tore the last chapter out of your novel and tossed it away. Only in this case they didn’t even write it (unless you read the source material in some instances in which case its like asking someone to read a novel up to x point and then watch a movie to see the end).

Just as a side note; WordPress is doing this really fun thing where a large number of comments I make on other blogs are just going straight to spam. No explanation as to why other than a suggestion that using links in comments or foul langauge will get you flagged. I’m pretty certain neither of those conditions applies to the majority of my comments (or any of them), so if you come across a comment I’ve made in your spam, I’d really appreciate it if you would mark it as not spam. Thanks.

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This week started fairly rough and I’m going to be super busy with real life and work related stuff for a few days but hopefully it won’t interfere with my posting schedule or with visiting the wonderful anime blogs I find each week. As always I have a collection of posts I found over the week that I just feel the need to share but if you have a post or read one that you’d like to give a shout out to, feel free to add it in the comments below.

Shameless self-promotion: As you all know I started a patreon site for my blog and am looking for patrons to support the expansion of 100 Word Anime. While there are some posts and reviews over there for non-patrons, next month I’m going to run a series of posts just for patrons. I have no intention of cutting any of the content I currently provide to everyone as that is the whole point of the blog, but I do want patrons to get something a little extra as a thank-you. Thanks to everyone who is supporting 100 Word Anime and I really hope that I can continue to improve the content available on the blog. End shameless self-promotion.

Cain S Latrani posted this brilliant (and slightly long) post comparing SAO to Log Horizon. As someone who completely agrees that SAO is not terrible and is actually quite decent, I loved reading this post and I strongly recommend reading it to anyone who has watched either anime.

Jill on Jill’s Writing’s on Anime shares a list of 6 Beautiful Anime. There’s quite a range of styles highlighted in her 6 choices and this was a fun post to read and to think about the look of various anime.

Another list post and Schizoidmouse is sharing their top 10 male characters from 2016 (with the promise of female characters  to come). Their explanations make for great reading with this list (though they do have a few spoiler warnings if you haven’t watched the anime the characters are from).

Keiko’s Anime Blog counts down their top 10 Romance Anime (given it was Valentine’s Day this week this was one of several great romance themed lists).

Prattle looks at writer’s block when you are critiquing anime and like so many of their posts this one is full of great observations and advice. If you haven’t checked out Prattle’s blog I really recommend it. They share their thoughts on anime but also post a lot of very helpful advice for bloggers and reviewers.

In The Cubbyhole has finished their episodic viewing of Izetta: The Last Witch so you can check out all of their episode thoughts here. I love their points of interests on each episode at the end of their reviews.

Otaku Paradise shared a quick  quiz to see if you can recognise some fairly iconic symbols from anime (apparently I can’t as I only got 60%). Only ten questions and this was a good bit of fun.

Laethas’ Anime Blog has a post on the Effects of Grief and Dealing with Loss in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash. It’s a great post (very detailed and spoiler filled but well worth reading). I really loved this anime and the way it dealt with grief compared to so many other anime, so I really recommend checking out this post on it.

Kurumi shares what makes Slice of Life special. I’m not going to lie, I’m not the biggest fan of slice of life anime but there are a number of anime that fall into this genre that have totally charmed me over the years, so I enjoyed reading their thoughts on what makes the genre work.

Animeindianphilosopher has a post about why Shiki is a Boring Tale of Vampires. I love Shiki (link to my review) and think it is highly entertaining, but Shiki is definitely one of those anime that people either love or hate (or feel really indifferent to because they just don’t care), so sharing a different view point.

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In Case You Missed It

This week started fairly rough and I’m going to be super busy with real life and work related stuff for a few days but hopefully it won’t interfere with my posting schedule or with visiting the wonderful anime blogs I find each week. As always I have a collection of posts I found over the week that I just feel the need to share but if you have a post or read one that you’d like to give a shout out to, feel free to add it in the comments below.

Shameless self-promotion: As you all know I started a patreon site for my blog and am looking for patrons to support the expansion of 100 Word Anime. Even if you aren’t thinking about becoming a patron, hop on over to my patreon site because you can check out my reviews of Super Lovers Season 2 episodes and the Scum’s Wish manga. I’m looking at content specifically for patrons for next month and am currently mulling over a few ideas. End shameless self-promotion.

Plain Pasta and Plain Rice has a bit of a discussion post about short form anime and what they like about it. This is interesting because there’s a lot of short anime out there that don’t get a lot of attention (though some for good reason). Anyway, you should check out this post.

Thoughts That Move discusses Serial Experiments Lain and how it predicted the modern context where we construct our own identities online. It’s an interesting discussion about fiction and how it reflects social changes (or sometimes manages to predict where things are going).

The Bear Sleuth gives us 5 reasons why we wouldn’t want to be Ash Ketchum and makes a fairly compelling case for never wanting to be this character.

Not anime related, but Our Movie Life shared their list of top 10 Emma Stone movies. While I probably would have reordered some of the titles, I loved this list because Emma Stone is great in almost everything she does (even if the movie is not so great). So, for something a bit different from the usual anime lists I share, this one I just had to share.

Anime and Fandom Life has a brief review of Usagi Drop. It doesn’t get into details but kind of sums up perfectly why you should check out the anime if you haven’t already.

Pop Culture Uncovered has the first part of a list of Best Anime Bromances. So far there’s been some interesting choices so worth checking out and keeping your eyes open for the rest of the list.

Kevin Pennyfeather delivers another great break down on ACCA, this time looking at episode 5 and specifically spending a lot of time on the music throughout this episode. I’ve been loving their weekly updates on this anime and it is something I look forward to after watching the episode. Definitely something anyone watching ACCA should check out and if you haven’t started ACCA, this series of posts might convince you.

An Idiots Guide to Everything looks at Nagisa and the Nekodamashi (or his clap attack) in Assassination Classroom. This is a great read and a lot of fun even as it draws the fairly obvious conclusion that clapping in someone’s face is unlikely to paralyse them.

And that’s it for this week.


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