In Case You Missed It

Sadly this is my last In Case You Missed it Post until I return in July. However I will then resume these posts with a few minor changes as I really do enjoy sharing these great posts with people. In saying that, just a reminder that from the end of June until July 22 I won’t be reviewing currently airing anime but the blog will still have daily content and I’ll still be around online (mostly – there’s a few sections of my travels where I won’t have internet).

Also, just a reminder that I am currently running a poll for the best and worst shows of the Spring 2017 season. If you haven’t voted, please have your say, the more the merrier. Best anime is going to be a pretty close finish by the looks but the worst show seems fairly decided at this point. Still, the poll isn’t closing until the 9th of July so please let your friends know and let’s see what ends up on top.

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This one is a great read from A Piece of Anime where he looks at Re:Creators and Why Stories Matter. I loved reading this post so much even though I’m not able to watch this anime, because it touches on the basic reason why stories exist and while one post isn’t enough to do this topic justice, this was a great read for the week.

Marthaurion from Marth’s Anime Blog opens a discussion around Kado’s Sansa. If you haven’t watched Kado yet (please do), this post is relatively spoiler free in terms of plot as it just poses some questions around one of the devices unveiled throughout the series. If you are watching Kado its a great post to check out as it will get you thinking even more about the sansa in case you hadn’t already done enough of that.

D&A  Anime Blog has a list of their top 10 villainous female characters from anime. There’s quite a range of choices on the list so be sure to check it out if you missed it.

Kapodaco over on Criticism and Thoughts is working their way through their Summer of Anime list and have a review of Overlord. It’s a bit different from the usual gushing reviews you get of this show so worth checking out.

Here’s a contentious post from The Spiral of Madness explaining why Your Lie In April Sucks. They do point out it is just their opinion at the end but they do a fairly thorough job of tearing it apart. Probably not one to check out if you are an avid fan of the show but given I’ve linked to some very positive reviews of the show previously, I felt that showing the other point of view was probably fair and while I’ll put a very minor language warning on this link, the reasoning for not liking the show is actually well explained.

Galvanic had a post about split personalities in anime. I did not realise how many characters there were with this condition but this is a fun list looking at a range of characters who have a split personality and it just makes you realise how many more there are out there. Quite a fun read.

Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews has a post about Re:Creators where he asks how meta can one anime get? As this is a show I’m not able to follow this season, I’ve been reading the reviews and various discussions with interest and it is posts like this one that make me super interested in getting to watch this anime one day.

Standing on my Neck has a great post about the Difficulties of Compromise in Communication from A Silent Voice – definitely spoilers in the post if you haven’t already read seven thousand posts about it or seen it. Anyway, this is a great post that really looks at some of the heavy subject matter that the film raises. Worth checking out.

Over on Anime Corps there’s a discussion about Continuous Prolonging and Inevitable Disinterest. There’s a lot about the sequel on Attack on Titan, but mostly this post focusses on fans and are general lack of ability to wait for something over many years as we move on (yes, we get distracted by the shiny pretty). It does note that there are exceptions to this and some shows that seem to stick around well past the usual point of disinterest. Anyway, it is an interesting post so if you missed it go have a read.

You want someone that pays attention to details? Check out Remy Fool’s post about Evolving Credits. They use School Live as their example and I will put a spoiler warning on it because some of the opening credits later in the season reveal points that aren’t known earlier in the season. Still, this is a great post.

Finally, I’m sharing this post from Keiko’s Anime Blog mostly to share the frustration with Sagrada Reset Episode 11. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one this week wondering whether there actually was a point to what I was watching.

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In Case You Missed It

Hey all. It’s June and I am now getting super excited because at the end of this month I am doing some travel (some personal, some family and some work all just kind of following one another). Originally it was going to be two weeks but pretty much, looking at my schedule, I’m not going to be reviewing seasonal anime from pretty much the end of June through to July 22nd. The blog is still going to have daily content though some of my weekly posts (like this one) will also take a break. Still, I’m working really hard to schedule some great posts and I will be checking in on the blog and replying to comments and I should (for most of the various trips) have sufficient internet access to visit everyone’s blogs so I won’t just be vanishing. I’m also going to run my responses to the 30 Day Anime Challenge while I’m away given I’ve put off that challenge more than long enough and it is a good chance to do it.

Outside of that, this week is business as usual and as always I found some really great posts out there. Below are links to some of the great posts I came across but as always feel free to add a link in the comments below to a post you feel needs some attention. I will admit, My Hero Academia kind of took out a lot of the posts this week because episode 22 (or season 2 episode 9 depending on how you are counting), kind of blew everyone away and some of the posts that have been written about it are fantastic.

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Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews has a nice discussion about SukaSuka or World End or whatever you want to call it. Pretty much mixed feelings being experienced while watching it which I totally get given it seems like I love every second episode and then am kind of indifferent to the next one. It’s a strange viewing experience.

Something a bit fun from KurumiShim, 8 Handsome Anime Characters You Obsessed With Over 15 Years Ago. This was a great list and some of these characters were a real blast from the past. Worth checking out for a smile.

Not an anime post but a movie review from CSRadical on Colossal. I hadn’t heard of this movie but reading this I kind of want to check it out, though I’m not really expecting to enjoy it. Anyway, I really liked this post so if you are curious about the movie, check it out.

Keiko’s Anime Blog has a great write up about My Hero Academia episode 9, just in case my gushing entry last week wasn’t enough. It was really great reading posts about this episode last week given how much impact the episode had on me.

Following on from that Schizoidmouse Squeaks also has a post on My Hero Academia that focusses on that episode (though also looks at the lead up to it). It was another post that was very enjoyable to read after watching the episode.

And a slightly different take on the episode, Remy Fool looks at the inclusion of discriminatory notions in My Hero Academia and other anime. This post picks up on those comments by the crowd during the duel as well as issues of bullying in the series. Definitely a great read.

Continuing the My Hero Academia love is Anime & Anime who looks at the idea of heroic attitude.  I love how many different posts came out of this one episode and the different takes people took on it even while pretty much everyone agrees, it was an awesome episode. Anyway, this post is one to most definitely check out.

Alright, one more post on My Hero Academia from Snap Thirty. It’s a fun post to read and looks at how cool this episode was and the characters are and how even when the show is busy being cool it never forgets to progress its plot. Well worth the read.

D from D Talks Anime has started their watch of Another and gives their thoughts on episode 1. As a major fan of horror anime, I’m really looking forward to seeing how they go with this watch and to following their posts.

The Anime Accord this week shared their top 10 Anime clichés. We’ve seen all of these many times before and its fun reading lists like these because you remember all the anime that follow these particular trends and patterns.

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So May is getting close to finished and we’re almost at the end of the Spring season. As usual it has been great following along with everyone this season. So many great posts to read. Below is my round up of posts I found during the week that I found interesting. As always you are welcome to add a link if you want to give a shout out to another post.

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Biblionyan shares their top 10 feel good anime titles. If you are looking for something calming and relaxing to watch, this is a great list to check out.

Just a Whole Lot of Weird has a really great post about the effect of bullying on Deku from My Hero Academia. It is a fairly thoughtful post and looks closely at the relationship Midoriya has had with Bakugo since preschool. Well worth the read.

Miandro’s Side is still completing the 30 Day Anime Challenge but I loved their pick for favourite weapon, gear or armour. Their choice is a particular device that I thought was pretty amazing as well and really brought the world of the show to life so if you’re curious you should definitely go and check out the post.

Prattle offers some more blogging advice about what to do when your great anime content isn’t getting found. I really enjoy reading some of Prattle’s posts about blogging because the advice is always practical and realistic. If you haven’t checked out some of these posts you should definitely spend some time on their blog.

Remy Fool on the Lily Garden looks at the use of Abrupt Laughter in anime. It’s something you’ve probably encountered, characters suddenly getting fits of giggles for either no apparent reason or some reason but it doesn’t seem to warrant that much laughter. Great post for thinking about this feature of anime.

NEETaku from Just My 2 Cents shares the 6 Most Overpowered Moves in Anime History. While I can think of a few moves I’d like added to the list, it is difficult not to laugh at how overpowered some of these moves actually are in the context of the show they are in. Great fun to read.

Atelier Emily looks at the flower language of a silent voice. This is an incredibly detailed post and very informative. It also has a link to part 1 if you missed that post so definitely check this out. I’ve read a lot of reviews of A Silent Voice but this was a nice different kind of post about it.

Takuto’s Anime Cafe takes on Grimgar for their OWL’s post on Strength. It’s a great read through and really touching. Plus, I kind of feel Grimgar gets overlooked a lot because of its slow pacing when there’s a really great character story to be found so it was nice to see someone put it in the spotlight. If you didn’t already see this post, really worth checking out.

Not anime but sharing a list from Matt Doyle Media Dot Com and it’s their top 5 werewolf movies. Given my absolute love of bad horror movies, werewolf movies are a fairly big thing so coming across this list this week was exactly what I needed.

Also not anime, but Raistlin0903 had a great review of the Labyrinth Board Game. I did not know this was a thing but after reading this post, I definitely have to find it becauseI am a major fan of the movie.

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Okay, business as usual this week (except for yet another day off from work due to a local holiday – though this is pretty much the last weekday off for awhile so I made the most of it). Some of the anime I’m watching are getting really exciting and I’ve really been enjoying this season. Part of that enjoyment has been coming from catching up with what everyone else is watching and their thoughts. Below I’ve got a collection of posts I ran across over the week that really grabbed my attention. As always, feel free to add a link in the comments below to a post you feel needs some attention.

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I found an interesting post on Ideas Without End that looked at the concept of freedom within the Eccentric Family 2. Of all the sequels out this season, this one doesn’t seem to be getting that much coverage or discussion so it was great to see such a thoughtful post about the transforming tanuki family.

Weekend Otaku shares a detailed scene analysis of Kaneki’s transformation in Tokyo Ghoul. This was an absolutely fabulous read looking closely at the scene and the symbolism used. Definitely worth checking out if you missed this post.

Cain S Latrani has a great review of Kimi ni Todoke. Okay, I’m a little biased on that one but I love the show and this write up highlights beautifully everything that makes you fall in love with it. Seriously, if you like romance at all and you haven’t tried the anime, check out this post.

From Keiko’s Anime Blog we have a discussion about episode 7 of My Hero Academia which is interesting, but the comment discussion between Keiko and Marthaurian about the genetics and how quirks are inherited is equally worth reading on this post. Lots to think about after reading here.

Kapodaco on Criticism and Thoughts has a great write up about Shinsekai Yori. Just as a caution, there’s a lot of details included in the write up (there is a spoiler warning on it), but if you’ve already read a lot of posts about this show and aren’t convinced to give it a try, this is definitely something you should read.

Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders shares their opinionated view of Flying Witch. If you missed it when it came out last year, there are already lots of reviews out there about this particular slice of life anime. This post does a good job of giving you the positives of the show but ultimately makes it clear who this show is not going to work for.

Kin S Law shares their thoughts on Iron Blooded Orphans and on the Gundam franchise in general in this interesting post. While I wasn’t such a fan of season 2 of Iron Blooded Orphans, I liked the last paragraph of this post as it highlights the themes the series deals with and reading that it made me realise that even though as a story, season 2 kind of lost its way, from a thematic point of view Orphans stayed on course. Anyway, if you’ve yet to watch Orphans, this post is probably worth checking out and it stays out of spoiler territory.

Lethargic Ramblings asks us not to take anime viewing too seriously. It’s a nice reminder that no matter how into anime you are, at the end of the day it is art and entertainment and occasionally you will probably object to some of the content produced but it isn’t really worth getting angry about.

A Piece of Anime has a short post on The Value of My Hero Academia’s Sincerity. It focusses on the fact that My Hero Academia may not be treading any new ground but that doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of watching it. A nice reminder that sometimes generic or cliché is not the end of the world for a series.

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I’m going to be honest, I took things a little easier this week after the anniversary week. That was an incredibly hectic week (in a very good way) for the blog and I needed a little bit of recovery time I think. That said, I’ve still found some excellent posts over the last week that I’m keen to share. As always, feel free to add a link in the comments below to a post you feel needs some attention.

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Weekend Otaku made my week when the asked Who Did It Better and put Soul Eater up against Noragami in terms of which show had the best character who was also a weapon. I love the reasons laid out and I also just loved seeing these two anime going head to head even as I struggled to make my own choice about who I thought did it better. Great post and well worth the read.

Lethargic Ramblings shared another Listless List and this one discusses their most significant video games growing up (so not anime but still cool). If you would like a blast from the past than this list is definitely worth checking out.

Marth’s Anime Blog shares some speculation on Sagrada (Sakurada) Reset. I’m not sure how many people still haven’t dropped this show but the trying to figure out what is going on with the powers and the town is probably the most interesting thing about it and Marthaurion is taking a look specifically at Misora’s time reset. For anyone still watching the show, worth checking out.

Wave Motion Cannon has brought us a lengthy but truly great read about Yuri on Ice. And I’d almost made it a month without sharing a Yuri on Ice post, however, this one needs to be read so here it is. Check out their thoughts on ice skating, narrative, character representations, and everything else that Yuri on Ice is. Great post.

Yaoi Playground has a post exploring the Killing Stalking Fandom. This post looks at why this particular title got the attention it did and the themes it explores, but also links to some other reviews about it. Interesting read for people either interested in Killing Stalking or interested in why the fuss around Killing Stalking.

Mechanical Anime Reviews gives us their midseason thoughts on the shows they picked up this season. There’s a lot of these posts floating around and I’ve enjoyed them all, but I like the reasoning given in this list for their placement. Worth checking out if you aren’t watching seasonally but are starting to choose shows to watch once they are done airing.

Minute Art shares some thoughts on Death Note specifically looking at pacing and characterisation. It’s a fairly thoughtful post and fans of the series will probably have fun reading this perspective and comparing it to their own thoughts about the narrative as a whole. Definitely something to be read if you’ve ever watched Death Note (pass if you haven’t because you are definitely hitting spoiler territory).

From Miandro’s Side we have day 12 of the 30 day anime challenge where they have chosen their favourite anime scene. As it is a scene I love I was probably already sold on this post, but then they beautifully explain why this scene is so great. I just had to share this post.

Lastly, Simply Everything, Mostly Nothing has a list of anime and manga clichés that should make most of you smile as you recognise the ones that have played out time and time again. It’s a fun post to read and some great examples from both new and older anime.

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Hey everyone. Well, my anniversary week is finally done and I had a great time. Hopefully you will all still be with me next year when I celebrate 2 years blogging. For now, check out some great posts that I’ve found on other blogs and as always, feel free to add a link to some great content in the comments below.

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I had to share this post from Kapodaco as they share their thoughts on NHK’s Top 100 Anime list. I’m not sure whether seeing the placement of some titles on the list or Kapodaco’s reaction to them was more entertaining but this was a great post to read. (Minor language warning for the post.)

Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders has a write up on Tales of Zestiria the X specifically looking at episode 25. While they start off poking fun (as the title of the post suggests) at some of the sillier moments in the episode, they then focus in on what the episode did well. It is an interesting read and looks really at the strengths and weaknesses of the series as a whole as captured by that final episode. Worth checking out (though clearly spoilers given it is a final episode write up).

I know I’ve had quite a few from this blog lately, but here’s another post from Keiko’s Anime Blog this time sharing their thoughts on Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2. They are quite critical of this second season and a lot of their thoughts kind of echo my own frustrations with this second season.

Two Girls Gaming have a review of Persona 5. I haven’t played the game but I’ve seen a lot of write ups about it as well as various comments on twitter and now it seems people are finally giving full reviews. They do claim minor spoilers for the review.

Kimmie Kawaii shares some very cool cosplay photos from a convention that she attended. I love seeing the dedication of some fans, whether it is anime or superheroes, people who go all out on a costume are always impressive.

Bardic Impulses takes a look at Science in Mass Effect: Andromeda looking at both how it was used well and some moments where over simplifications occur. It’s a different take on the game from the usual reviews so worth checking out and raises some interesting points.

Railgunfan75 has a list of their Top 5 Movies based on anime series. While I’m terrible for not getting around to the films of many anime series, a few that I’ve seen and enjoyed made it on to this list and it was just reading the reasoning behind the choices. Great read.

The Anime Prince talks about Granblue Fantasy and the useless flying sidekick in the room in the form of Vyrn. Mostly in the way that he is contributing nothing to the show. I didn’t much like Vyrn but I hadn’t given him enough thought to realise you could literally erase him from every scene and lose nothing except a pink, floating creature. Interesting post.

Prattle offers us 6 White Lies Viewers Say About the Spring Season. It is a great list of lines you will hear in almost any forum for discussing anime and Prattle gives great reasons why, even if you like or dislike a show, the statement being made probably isn’t as accurate or definite as the person stating it might like it to be. Well worth reading and thinking about how people discuss anime.

Lastly, D Talks Anime shares their favourite scenes from Attack on Titan season 1. It’s a great list packed with some of the best moments from the show. As we’re all kind of glued to season 2 at the moment, it is a nice reminder as to why, even with some of the flaws, Attack on Titan is still kind of awesome.

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Another super busy week (even with a public holiday in Australia). Still, I managed to get to everything, including checking out some great blogs. Below I’ve linked to some great posts that I found during the week. As always, feel free to share a link in the comments below.

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Mechanical Anime Reviews has a fairly insightful post about Kado: The Right Answer and some of the issues with its approach to narrative, as well as why it is kind of great. Well worth reading.

Weekend Otaku has finished viewing and reviewing Your Lie in April so if you missed any of these beautifully written posts that will break your heart nearly as much as the anime you can check out all 22 of them. This was a great project and I know a lot of us enjoyed following along with this viewing.

From Keiko’s Anime Blog we have an episode review of Attack on Titan Season 2 Episode 4. This episode was what tipped this show into a must watch for me, and it seems like I am not alone in having really enjoyed the episode. This is a nice review to check out if you don’t want spoilers from the manga but just want to know why the episode was great. There’s also a great write up on episode 4 of Akashic Records of a Bastard Magical Instructor that I found summed up the episode and the series so far pretty well.

The same episode of Attack on Ttian is covered by D, a little more spoilery though attempts to keep it spoiler free. There’s definitely a lot packed into this episode and it got a lot of people talking.

Mechanical Anime Reviews has a write up of some of the anime of Spring 2017 and on leaving the Light Novel Stigma behind. Its a great post and addresses an issue a lot of anime fans have which is the number of terrible light novel adaptations leaving us with little tolerance for new titles, but we also need to remember some are worth trying.

All Andrealinia asks Does the Opening Sequence Matter in a post that gets us all to think about whether we are watching all those openings or not and why or why not. A great post to check out if you missed it during the week.

Schizoidmouse Squeaks shares their favourite Bleach Openings (the nostalgia hit hard while reading this post). If you are a Bleach fan of any sort you should check out this post. Great fun to read.

Evil Geek Cult discusses the use of horror in video games and looks at how easy it would be for the Elder Scrolls to become a horror game. Interesting thought, and I’d really like to play that. Well worth the read if you are into either gaming or horror or just like speculating about what could be.

Anime Corps had an interesting editorial called Obligated Entertainment. They were thinking about the number of anime references they use within articles and whether that made it too difficult for newcomers to really get the points coming across and why so many references were even being used. It’s an interesting discussion and a fun read.

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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.

And that’s all from me.


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In Case You Missed It

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.

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. Thanks to my patrons who already support this site. End shameless self-promotion.

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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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