Finally got to the end of the biggest week I’m going to have for a long time. No more real world commitments outside of work for awhile. They are tiring. Anyway, this week I didn’t get around to as many blogs as I would have liked but here are some posts I came across when I did have some time. As always, feel free to add links to great posts below.
Lethargic Ramblings weighed in on the subs vs dubs argument in a post called There’s Nothing Wrong with English Dubs. It’s an interesting read as it looks at personal preference while deconstructing the arguments against dubs.
Mr Flawfinder on Standing on My Neck writes a fairly interesting piece asking When Have Visual Novel Anime Ever Been Good?. I will put a language warning on this post, but it is an interesting read and constructs an interesting argument.
WeeaboOtaku shares a review of 91 Days. They give us a nice look at some of the positives and negatives of the series.
Hyper Reviews Anime has a great write up about Izetta and its strengths and some of the weaknesses that this series has had with its writing so far. It is a thoughtful reflection on the story so far and well worth having a read of.
Morgoth from Otakuness has an interesting review of the first three episodes of Flip Flappers. I liked how much thought they had given this series and its initial premise and delivery. Well worth checking out.
Atelier Emily has a post about Yuri on Ice and the use of social media. They’ve been paying a lot more attention to the end credits than I have and this post is an interesting look at the characters that’s a bit different from the thousands of other Yuri on Ice posts floating around. If you would like to further your obsession, check it out.
Another Yuri on Ice post but this one from Takuto’s Anime Cafe that looks at the difference between Eros and Agape and by default looks at the differences between the two Yuri’s.
CSRadical on Radical Rants has done a character spotlight on Ikta Solork. I really enjoyed watching Alderamin on the Sky last season and Ikta was probably the main draw so this is an interesting revisit on a character I found intriguing.
NEETaku shares a rant on The State of Anime where they raise some legitimate points about some of the trends in anime. It’s a great read and will probably make you smile even while you think about the industry and where it is going.
Lastly, Arria Cross from Fujinsei discusses “The Correct Way to Write Anime/Manga Reviews?” and as always gives us a very amusing read.
That’s it from me this week but I’m always open to suggestions.