Another week done and dusted and we’re getting closer to the end of the year (not that I’m looking forward to that… tearing off the page of my countdown until my working year is complete). A few changes this week in that I dropped a couple of shows from my watch list and also really struggled to find the time to comment on many other blogs. Things are a little hectic at work and after several fairly long days and additional meetings, my energy levels kind of crashed.
That said, next week is looking just as busy but for different reasons. I’m actually getting to travel to a convention (not a strictly anime convention but there will be anime related material in amongst a whole bunch of other stuff). Normally, I can’t because of work, but I was approved for travel leave so off I go. Next weekend I’m probably going to be offline more than on as I’m going to be actually out in the real world for a bit. That also means I’ll be travelling to and from the location on the Friday and Monday, so expect I’ll not really have the chance to visit as many blogs. Still, I’m really excited and hopefully I’ll get some great pictures to share.
In the meantime, here are some great posts from around the aniblogging community from last week. As always, feel free to give a shout out to someone if they wrote a great post that I missed in the comments below.
Edgy Anime Teen get’s their edge on, and get’s a little philosophical, and looks at why people are wrong about Goblin Slayer. The post is very much one written from a personal point of view and seems to sway back and forth a little but it most definitely has some fairly solid points and gives the reader a lot to consider. Well worth checking out if you are in the mood to reflect for a little.
Winter Reverie gives us a list (I love lists). Not just any list, but a list of their top ten favourite Bleach Openings (I love Bleach openings). Okay, I was definitely happily tripping along with a lot of the songs embedded in this post and any Bleach fan will joyously read this post even if they disagree with the order.
Irina brings us a beautiful post perfect for Halloween focusing on Madame Red from Black Butler (spoilers in the post if you never watched the anime). It is a great tribute to a fantastic character and a lot of fun to read (also some great pictures of some great cosplay). Definitely worth checking out.
Bloom Review had a mythology special for October and focused on the Gashadokuro in this fairly interesting read. If you wanted to know more about traditional Japanese spirits then this post is quite a fun read and very informative.
Average Joe shared a list of top 10 creepy Doctor Who villains. There’s definitely going to be some of your favourites on this list between the main list and the honourable mentions, and it was just plain fun going back and remembering all the cool monsters and villains the doctor has faced off against.
Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews looks at monstrous traits and humans being affected by monstrous traits and ‘monsters’ being affected by human traits. Its an interesting post looking at three anime that at various points blur the lines and question what it means to be human. Great read.
DaLadyBugMan looks at hyper-reality in Girls’ Last Tour and it is a really great post to read as it looks at the questions raised and the observations made my Chito and Yuuri during their travels. It was really fun revisiting this anime through this post and hopefully you will enjoy it.
Pick of the Week
Seasonal Prattle takes on SSSS.Gridman and discusses how it is visually competent but honestly underwhelming. If I was brutally honest, I would admit I didn’t give SSSS.Gridman much of a chance. I have a well established pattern of not really liking Trigger anime (there’s one or two exceptions) however I genuinely don’t like the way the studio tells stories more often than not (though they are usually quite visually interesting). So it is interesting to read reviews and discussions on this anime now that it is a few episodes in and some people have found it thoroughly entertaining and others, such as Prattle, have found it pretty flat. It will be interesting to see final verdicts on this one as I was going to see if it was worth picking up once the season ended.
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- Feature: So I Hear You Like Anime…
- Series Review: Castlevania Season 2 Series Review
- Repost – Series Review: Captain Earth
- Manga Review: Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 3
- Episode Reviews: Autumn 2018 Week 4
- Inquiring Minds: Comparing Modern Anime With Classic Hits
And that was my week, in case you missed it.
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