Busy week indeed in the blogosphere and so many great posts to choose from. Here are a few links I found interesting over the past week but there were certainly many more great posts out there. As always, feel free to share a link to an anime related blog post in the comments below if you would like to give a shout out to someone.
Ideas Without End gives us reasons to watch Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory, other than getting to see Tessa with a gun, and I loved reading this. There’s so much enthusiasm for the franchise and how it has handled its return. Of all the returning series this season, this is the one that kind of hit fans hard with a really great opening. Well worth a read and if you haven’t checked out the previous seasons of FMP well worth the watch.
The Bugblog looks at the moral dilemma at the heart of Steins;Gate and breaks it down into a nice simple explanation of the choice facing Okabe. So, nice simple explanation of a morally complex issue and a lot of fun thinking about Steins;Gate and the choices that might have been made. Great post to read, though spoiler heavy if you haven’t watched the original Steins;Gate.
Cain S Latrani has an absolutely amazing write up of World End. While it is a little spoiler filled, if you wanted to get a feel for what this anime is about and whether you would enjoy it or not, this review is a must read. Having watched the anime and been a little on the fence about the mid-section of it, reading this review kind of made me want to go and rewtach it because when it is good, this anime is very good. Anyway, definitely a post to check out this week.
The Luminous Mongoose looks at edginess in My Hero Academia by examining three of the characters and their roles in a bit more detail. I’m kind of a sucker for any My Hero Academia post, and this one is another interesting read offering a commentary on the characters and themes of the show.
Lethargic Ramblings shared a post about separating the artist from the art. I love these posts by Lethargic where they share their view on an issue and calmly explain their reasoning. These sorts of posts invite conversation and the sharing of views rather than forcefully proclaiming one stance to be true and they are interesting to read.
Jon Spencer reviewed The Lost Village and looks at its more amusing side. I was not the biggest fan of this anime as was made pretty obvious in my review of it. But this was a fun read as it got me thinking about an anime I kind of reviewed and moved on from. Anyway, if you missed The Lost Village when it aired, this review might make you want to check it out.
Cactus Matt from Anime Q and A shared their 10 Favourite Manga Cover Art designs. While I’m not much of a manga reader, I loved this list and looking at the different styles as well as seeing Matt’s reasons for including the different titles. Be sure to give it a look.
When Sirius Writes has a review of Acchi Kocchi. This is an anime I don’t see anywhere near enough about. Given I’m not a fan of comedy, slice of life, or anime set in highschools and this one ticks all three of those boxes and yet I still pretty much loved it, I really enjoyed revisiting the show through this review. Well worth the read if you are looking for something to watch.
Pick of the Week
Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime turned her attention to one of my favourite horror anime and focuses in on a character who is regularly overlooked in discussions of the cast. Yuuki – Dead Man Walking is a post that looks at Shiki from the perspective of the outsider and why they didn’t just leave and why, despite behaving in a rational and fairly logical manner, the plot burned them so very badly. Clearly there are spoiler in this post, but at the same time it is a great character study. I definitely recommend this one as a read.
- Top 5: Reasons You Should Watch Season 2 of Spiritpact
- Feature: Romance in the Spring of 2018
- Series Review: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Season 1
- Movie Review: The Boy and the Beast
- Light Novel Review: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls in A Dungeon Volume 3
- Episode Reviews: Spring 2018 Week 7
And that was my week, in case you missed it.
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