In Case You Missed It

My it has been busy lately and there’s been so much going on. The usual blog stuff has been happening but the big announcement finally came out this week with the release of an ebook compilation of my reviews from last year. If you missed the post, be sure to check it out.

As usual, I have gathered a collection of blog posts that caught my eye over the last week and linked to them below. And you are always welcome to give a shout out to another post in the comments below, particularly this week because I got a little busy and didn’t link as many as usual so there are plenty of great posts out there. Hope everyone has had an excellent week with anime.


Sakura Sunrise shares their first impressions of Darling in the Franxx and looks at what has worked so far for the show and what questions remain for the audience. There’s been a lot said about studio Trigger’s involvement in this project and this post also looks at Trigger’s previous works and similarities to this latest project.

Aldael’s Attic shares their thoughts on Scrapped Princess. I’ve seen this title around a lot recently and it is on my watch list and I’m starting to get tempted to actually try and track it down and watch it. In the meantime, this was a great post to read.

Astral and Polona discuss Made in Abyss over on Unime. It is a fun post that looks at what works in Made in Abyss and how the two felt while watching particular moments in the show. So, while not the standard review definitely an entertaining read and reasonably free of major spoilers.

Chizurue has a great post about the nostalgia from watching Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card. This is a feeling a lot of us have had while watching this show so this post just kind of captures what it has been like revisiting Sakura, Syaron, Tomoyo and all the others in a show that so many of us grew up with or were introduced to early in our anime watching days.

Elizabeth from Little Anime Blog posts about anime faeries and shares a few examples of how they have been portrayed in a range of anime, including of course, The Ancient Magus’ Bride. An interesting piece if you are looking for something to read this week.ย  And from Dominic we had a short review of Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions (Grimagar of Fantasy and Ash etc) that just reminded me how much I loved watching it.

Anime Corps has an editorial explaining why they dislike Trigger. As someone who has never particularly liked any of Trigger’s work I found this an interesting read as it kind of did point out the obvious problem that most of Trigger’s works have despite looking fantastic and like they should appeal.

Pick of the Week

Irina decided to inspire the entire blogging community with a letter explaining that we’re all in this together that kind of captures exactly how most bloggers feel some days. And while I’m sure most of you have seen it already given how many of you also follow Irina, plus this post has been shared and reblogged a lot already, I kind of had to make this the pick of the week because it was fantastic.

My Stuff

While I’ve dropped a few shows I’ve still got quite a number of currently streaming anime on my review list. For the full list and links to individual episode posts be sure to check out the season overview for week 4.

Following on from last week’s list, this week I had my Top 5 Male Characters from 2017 and then in my feature reflects on the first three weeks of Darling in the Franxx and the role of Zero Two in the narrative. Also, Inquiring Minds Want to Know has become kind of a regular feature with its third post out this week and at the moment I’ve got quite a few questions to answer so this should continue for awhile. Be sure to use the survey link in the post to ask me a question and I will get to it).

In reviews this week I covered Recovery of an MMO Junkie and Juni Taisen. Also, not a light novel this week but a manga, looking at the first volume for Of The Red, The Light, and The Ayakashi.

That was my week in case you missed it.

Thanks for reading.

Karandi James


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12 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It

  1. Ooh, double whammy ๐Ÿ˜‹ Cheers from me and Dominic, weโ€™re glad you enjoyed our pieces enough to give us a double feature!

      1. I have a book them month coming out in april (shhh..apart from one other person you are now the only one who knows about this). If I can and of course if I have your permission for that, I could do a review for your book. I’m trying to read a few pages each day at the moment and it’s been fun (ofcourse some reviews I already knew, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t fun to read the second time around ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š) Let me know, as it would be my honor to do so ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

        1. That would be awesome. Thanks so much.
          Glad you are enjoying the read. Hopefully sometime in the future I have time to write something that isn’t already published on the blog. Something totally new.

          1. Cool, thanks so much ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š I will do my best to finish it before April, which is probably not going to be a problem, so I can write the review for my book theme month ๐Ÿ˜Š And in case you are wondering: it’s definitely going to be positive, as I am enjoying the read very much so far ๐Ÿ˜Š
            Ps: that is a cool idea. With your skill in writing you can definitely do that ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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