In Case You Missed It

This week has been super busy but really fun. I want to thank Negative Primes once again for being July’s guest post writer, and hopefully someone will be interested in visiting my blog in August (let me know via Twitter DM if you would like to). I also had my OWLS post this week and of course it was week 3 of the Summer Anime season which means some tough decisions to be made.

Hopefully everyone else had a productive and fun week. Below are some of the great posts I came across during the week. There were definitely other great posts that I haven’t linked to so if you’d like to give a shout out to a post feel free.


Kawaii Paper Pandas reviews Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms. I haven’t seen the film and I don’t have any ability to see it at this point but I enjoyed reading this review, though it did kind of make me feel that this probably isn’t a movie I’m going to get super into it. For those contemplating watching it, this is a great post to check out.

Satired of Anime delivers some great made up anime news on a regular basis and this offering this week was hilarious (and yet I actually wish it was true). Not going to actually give you the name of the post because these posts are short and they are more fun just to read. If you watch a lot of anime though you should definitely appreciate the content on their blog.

And Irina does it again touching on one of my favourite anime this week with Another as she looks at the role of Reiko. Admittedly, if you are worried in the slightest about spoilers for this anime, do not read this post. However, for those who have watched Another, or those who don’t care about spoilers, it’s a great read so go check it out.

Takuto’s Anime Cafe has a great entry as part of the OWLS tour on mentors and focuses on Heine from the Royal Tutor. It’s a touching post that looks at some of the more serious and important character moments in a show that was kind of fun to watch and Heine is a fantastic character so I loved this post giving him and his influence some attention.

Remy Fool asks how their readers feel about honorifics in translations. This is another one of those contentious conversations, though not as bad as subs or dubs. If you want to join in the conversation hop on over, read the post and the comments and add your views.

Modus Veritas has a review of Yuri on Ice. Okay, I love all things Yuri on Ice related, but this post is actually a fairly level review that looks calmly at some of the strengths and weaknesses of the series (so less fan-girling and more actual reviewing going on). If you wanted a Yuri on Ice post without all the hyperbole, this one is probably going to be a great read.

The Baron Heist has a write up on Perfect Blue. And yes, despite the reputation of this title, I still haven’t ever watched it, though I kind of feel like I have given how much analysis there is about it. That said, this is another look at this film and what it does. The post is clearly laid out, easy to read, and once again reminded me that I should at some point actually watch this.

Pick of the Week

Jon Spencer has a fairly satirical advice post on How To Properly Review GGO. Now he does put some disclaimers and explanations at the end for those who haven’t quite picked up on the tone of the post, but I absolutely loved reading this (mostly because I could see that most of the points he was making have shown up in some of the most read and viewed reviews of GGO). If you want a bit of a laugh, whether you liked GGO, like SAO, or dislike both, this is a fun post to read. It certainly made my Thursday better.

My Stuff

And 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. Thank you for the shoutout—I’m very glad you enjoyed what I had to say, but even more so that we both could chat about such a great little show and its inspiring teacher! Also, it’s a shame that I couldn’t get to see Maquia either. Good thing she filled us in with that one.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my post! I worked really hard on it and wanted people to see the different underlying themes within the film. It is mainly drama/fantasy based, but I still think you should give it a watch Karandi. It has some really great moments that I think everyone can appreciate.

    1. Maybe, I’m just not bit on anime films in the first place with only a handful that have ever really grabbed me in any meaningful way. Still, if it ends up being something out on one of the services I use I guess I’ll watch it at some point.

  3. It definitely was a great week, with some amazing post. I totally missed out on Kawaii Paper Panda’s post, so I am very glad you featured it here 😊 Pretty much goes to show that the WordPress Reader certainly isn’t all that reliable at times 😊

    1. I can’t tell if less people are posting or if the reader is just random in what it displays but lately I haven’t found as much to read.

      1. I thought that was me, but you noticed it as well huh? Well it is of course also summer time, so some people might also been on vacation. But yes I do notice that sometimes I just miss out on posts because they did not show up in the reader. Guess it’s just another day at wordpress.

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