Another week and another collection of great posts. As always, if you would like to add a link to an anime related post please feel free to share in the comments below.
Shameless self-promotion: If you haven’t checked out my patreon hop on over. For non-patrons there are my thoughts on the first few volumes of the Scum’s Wish manga and Super Lovers season 2 episodes. End shameless self-promotion.
Manga Forum discuss the Vampire Knight manga and how it might be some people’s guilty pleasure. I quite enjoyed this post as Vampire Knight is one of the few manga I’ve read all the way through (because it was forced upon me by a friend and given how many anime I’ve made them watch it seemed fair). Anyway, it’s an interesting post that looks at why we like some things and thinking about the target audience of others.
Kausus from Otaku Gamer Zone looks at burn out from watching anime and whether it can be avoided. From reading a lot of anime blogs I know this is a problem a lot of people who watch and review a lot of anime come across at some point so this post is a good discussion starter.
Cain S Latrani shares their thoughts on Fruits Basket and kind of makes it clear why if you haven’t seen it you should go and watch it. If this anime is sitting in your maybe list, definitely check out this post.
Criticism and Thoughts looks at School Days and some of the criticisms of the series and why these may not be as valid as some people think. As School Days is one of those anime that lots of people have a lot of strong opinions about, this piece is interesting as it tries to look at School Days for what it is and what it is intended to be rather than what people describe it as.
Soul Chain looks at the idea of anime needing a saviour and why this is a problematic way to look at it. It’s a post that looks very much at the industry and was quite an interesting read.
Scott on Mechanical Anime Reviews shares what he looks for in a fight scene. It’s an interesting look at what can make an extended fight sequence appealing or interesting and makes you think about some of your favourite fights and why they are fun to watch.
Raven on Golden Realist shares their impressions of Natsume Yuujinchou and really looks at why this series is as endearing as it is. I’m a major fan of Natsume and if you haven’t checked out the series yet you should read this post and consider checking out the anime because it is a fantastic experience (though a little slow paced).
Nerd Rambles gave us a list of the top 5 anime for gamers. This combined two of my greatest loves, anime and gaming, so I absolutely had to share it.
Mel in Anime Land shares their top 10 Megane Male Characters. I’ve previously shared my top 5 anime guys wearing glasses so I really appreciated this list, there’s just something about anime guys in glasses.
Lastly for this week, Arria over on Fujinsei started off the OWLS tour for the month and it’s a Yuri On Ice post as apparently they all will be this month, so I am never going to get to write an In Case You Missed It Post without a Yuri post attached (I’m clearly devastated by this fact). Seriously go an check out this post by Arria, not just because it is about Yuri, but because it is a thought provoking read about Yuri On Ice and well worth your time.
And that’s it for this week.
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