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Welcome to another fun week for ani-blogging. I can’t believe how far along this season we already are and how close we are to the end of the year. I’ve been caught up in stuff and the fact that time is passing kind of passed me by. However, here we are. As usual, I’ve found some really fun posts from other bloggers to share and as always feel free to give a shout out to an anime related blog post in the comments below (almost no one does this, but please feel free to share a link – share the love).

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I Drink and Watch Anime has a thought provoking post on The Question of Semantics. It is an interesting post to read about the language bloggers use and questioning whether it even matters in the long run as everyone has their own style. Well worth the read and the consideration. Of course, Irina also had their first blogwarming party which I reblogged on Saturday. If you missed this post, you should definitely check it out and show your support to some newer bloggers. Also, if you are a newer blogger, think about submitting a post for next month.

Shout out to The Spooky Red Head because I haven’t come across a fun Yuri on Ice post in awhile and may have had a small amount of withdrawal which they cured by providing us with 7 of the Cutest Yuri on Ice Comics. Okay, the post is pretty self-explanatory, but if you are after a Yuri on Ice fix, this is the one to check out this week.

Atelier Emily examines dreams in Girls’ Last Tour and how they express the limitations of the girls’ experiences and contemplate their existence. It is an interesting post and highlights another part of what makes the show such an experience to watch. Be sure to give it a read.

Miandro’s Side has an interesting character piece on Slain from Aldnoah Zero. I’m not a big fan of his character or the way he develops throughout the series, but this post is an interesting look at the motives behind those developments and is great to read. Worth checking out.

Humbleace takes a loot at the sincerity of heroes in My Hero Acadmia. This is something I found really interesting when the show was airing as it continually asks us to question what a hero is and who actually is a hero in a show about heroes. Nice read if you are looking for another My Hero Academia fix.

Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers looks at the mid-season point of Dies Irae and whether it has been worth sticking with the show that long or not. I liked that this post is addressing some of the real issues with the show but is a little less reactionary and ranty than some posts about the series (okay, I’ve been getting pretty hostile toward this show lately) so if you want a fairly calm look at the show even as it points out the problems, this is probably a good post to check out.

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Rodrovich’s Anime Blog has a fantastic post on March Comes in Like a Lion season 2 episode 6 where he looks at how bullying is being presented in the anime and the visuals and sounds that accompany each moment. I loved reading this post the day after watching the episode as it brought back all of the feelings of watching the episode and made me think through it all again. Check it out.


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I may have over-reached last week and found myself in the position of actually not having a post even draft for the following morning. Work travel was kind of expected though went a bit longer than anticipated and then my laptop died so while I could still kind of read stuff on my phone, drafting and scheduling posts was not going to happen. Then some other things came up with work (and seriously stressed me out). All and all, I was a little more rushed than I usually like to find myself which led me to the interesting notion that I could just not post three times a day. Somehow that felt like giving up, though so I dismissed that thought, for now.

Anyway, the posts did go out even if I’m not entirely happy with some of them, and life continues. Here are a collection of posts other bloggers put out last week that caught my eye (though it is a little short this week). As always feel free to add a link to an interesting post in the comments below.

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Cain S Latrani has a great write up of One Punch Man. If you missed the hype around this show or just haven’t got around to watching it, this may very well be the post that convinces you to give it a go.

Merlin’s Musings has an interesting write up of Soul Eater (just in time for Halloween). Okay, I love Soul Eater, as the giant poster on my wall and the handmade Soul Eater scythe lying around my study kind of scream, so I loved coming across this review. It does address some of the flaws in the series, and more bizarre narrative choices, but overall highlights the fun of the series. Great read.

Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders has a nice episode write up of Anime-Gataris that identifies a lot of the references that were thrown around during episode 2 (in care you missed them). It also looks at where this places the show’s timeline and the role of the characters. Great read for those enjoying the show and for those thinking about checking it out.

The Xenodude shared an interesting write up on the third episode of Food Wars Season 3. I decided against going back for a third season of this show (not that I disliked the first two, I was just kind of done) but I am enjoying following the reviews of people who picked the show back up.

Matt in the Hat gives us a review of My Hero Academia (spoiler free) so those who are still on the fence about watching the super fun and exciting super hero story (I am not biased) should check out this review and then check out the show.

Mistakes Cheerio for Chesto has a rant about Games and Cheating in anime. It is a good discussion that provides some good examples from No Game No Life and Kaiji to illustrate their point. If you missed it, this is a fun read.

Round3Anime discusses anime deconstructions in a post called We Can Build it Better. While reasonably short, the post makes a clear point and gets the audience thinking so it works very well without a lot of extraneous elements. A great post to check out.

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Kapodaco over on The Visualist’s Veranda shared a really fascinating post called The Objectively Subjective Objective which I kind of think all reviewers should have a read through. Mostly because even if you end up disagreeing with the conclusions drawn, it will make you think about how you view and review what is an artisitc medium. Any post that can trigger self-reflection is one worth reading and this one is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already come across it.


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This week continues to be a great week for catching everyone’s initially impressions of the new season, final impressions of the Summer season, and just a great week for talking anime. As usual, below are links to some of my favourite posts that I found during the week but please feel free to give a shout out to any other related posts in the comments below. I had some travel come up so I wasn’t quite as diligent about keeping track of links this week so sorry about the short list.

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Remy Fool had an excellent post this week asking reviewers to stop overusing the word ‘dark’ to describe anime series. The post goes on to make an excellent point about a reliance on buzz words or familiar terms rather than going beyond and explaining how and why a show might be dark. Great post to check out.

Standing on my Neck has a review of the No Game No Life movie where they raise the interesting point that the movie does a lot of telling and not showing and that the games that made the series so much fun are missing. That kind of makes me wonder what the point of the movie is but as I can’t see it at the moment I guess I’ll just have to wait. Still, this review is a nice contrast to all the this-is-amazing posts I’ve read about it that don’t give many details as to why.

First impressions of The Ancient Magus’ Bride were fairly prolific as you might expect. The Only Shinyuu Site gave a glowing review of episode 1 that was closely followed by Lita Kino Anime Corner. Where-ever I Look also put out their mostly positive first impression of the series. And, of course, Weekend Otaku and I shared our thoughts on the episode in a collaborative post over on Weekend Otaku’s blog. If you missed it, be sure to check it out. However for something different on The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Atelier Emily looks at the language of flowers as used in this first episode. Seriously, it is going to be seriously fun this season following this show just because I know I’ll always have plenty to look forward to reading after.

Mechanical Anime Reviews has an episode review of Kino’s Journey episode 1. This is something a bit different as they don’t normally take on episodic reviewing and it was fantastic to see how they responded to this episode.

Round3Anime has an interesting piece discussing the problem with anime villains. They use some great examples from Bleach, Full Metal Alchemist and even Erased to make their point. A nice opinion piece worth checking out.

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Cain S Latrani has an excellent post about Gakko Gurashi (School-Live) and how the odd mix of cute girls and zombie horror come together to make something truly memorable. Having watched that earlier this year after D started it and posted their first thoughts, I have to agree. The show is definitely something special even if it isn’t perfect. This write up is not spoiler free so if you want to go in blind maybe skip, but if you just want to reminisce about a great story with great direction than this is post worth checking out.

 


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Welcome to the first week of the Autumn Anime season and the last season for the year. Wow, it has been a busy 2017 but hopefully we will end with a bang. Looking forward to what everyone ends up picking up for this season as well as final thoughts on the season that was. In the meantime, here are some posts that caught my eye this week.

Just a reminder that polling for the best and worst anime of the Summer 2017 season is on so if you’d like to vote, jump on over. The polls close today so this is the last chance to vote.

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Biblionyan has an excellent post on Elegant Yokai Apartment Life fairly appropriately titled Zero to WTF in Half a Season. Given last week was the point where I finally had enough and dropped it as well (after being crushed by the fact that it wasn’t just ending), I really appreciated this post.

Lethargic Ramblings shares a listless list of their top shows from the Summer season. If you aren’t a seasonal viewers and are wondering what is worth picking up from the season, posts like this might get you started and Lethargic is always entertaining to read. There’s also a worst shows post but I forgot to copy the link. Sorry.

HCMovieReviews has a write up on the Netflix Death Note movie. This one is a pretty even review pointing out both positives nad negatives before delivering a final score. Well worth checking out if you want to avoid some of the more rant-like reviews of this and get an overall idea of what you would be getting if you watched the movie. Mind you, the score is a 4/10 so definitely some issues identified.

Peach’s Almanac has a look at world building and Made in Abyss. It is a nicely detailed look at the world building of the anime and it kind of just made me actually want to see the anime more. A great read if you are looking for a post on Made in Abyss that isn’t a review.

Remy Fool has a great review of Princess Principal to check out now that it is finished. If you didn’t watch the show this season, this is a good read to help you decide whether you should give it a go (though, I’d probably say you should give Princess Principal a try regardless).

Earth Dimension CJ-93 has a list of 5 anime they think would make a better Hollywood adaptation than Your Name. It is an interesting idea, thinking about which shows could easily be adapted without losing the cultural elements that some shows are built on. Plus, I really liked some of the choices because I actually think they would make a really good movie.

Atelier Emily has a a really informative and sweet post about the use of flowers in Card Captor Sakura‘s recent most recent OVA. This sort of analysis is really great and can definitely add something to your overall viewing experience so really worth checking out.

Arria Cross on Fujinsei has her round up of posts from the 13th Blog Carnival. This is a great way to find some new blogs and connect with other bloggers so if you’ve never checked out one of Arria’s carnivals, be sure to check in with the round up from the last one and look for when the next one will start.

Zero Drama Anime analyses what is meant by the term ‘hero’ in My Hero Academia and the transition from ideal to career. Also some great references to The Incredibles thrown in. This is a great piece to read if you’ve been following My Hero Academia.

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Kyra Desu Yo has their 65th Oname Wa post and this time it is Bakugou Katsuki. Now if you have never read one of these posts they’ve very helpful linked to all their previous posts here (the link is also included in Bakugou’s post). Basically, if you are interested in the characters, their names, or in learning anything about kanji, these posts are a real delight to read. Entertaining and educational. Very hard combination to beat.


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The end of an anime season. You would think things would calm down at the end of a season but instead we see ani-bloggers struggling to complete final episodes of shows they may have wished they’d dropped and then writing up final thoughts and lists of favourites for the season before they plunge head first into the next season and start it all again. Still, this is the good kind of busy as there is plenty to talk about. Below are some of my favourite posts from the week that was. As always feel free to leave a link in the comments below.

Just a reminder that polling for the best and worst anime of the Summer 2017 season is on so if you’d like to vote, jump on over. The polls will close on the 2 of October.

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Humble Ace has a write up on their thoughts on Flip Flappers. While there was a lot being said about that anime when it was airing, since then it has gone a bit quiet so it was interesting to read something a bit distanced from the reviews when it first finished.

Dominic Sceski on The Golden Lands has a post about how as bloggers we all want to sell our brand but maybe no-one wants to buy. It is a nice reflective post and one that I enjoyed reading this week.

For gamers, D Pad Joy takes us through some of the announce changes for Assassins Creed Origins and I have to agree, it looks interesting. Of course the downside of changes is eventually the game won’t feel like Assassins Creed, but you can always replay the old games if that’s what you’re after.

Jon Spencer Reviews has his review of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash as part of his Anime ABC’s. Clearly not a fan of Grimgar even after this rewatch, this is still a great review to check out as it isn’t a rant against the show for its slow pace but rather a look at some of the show’s weaknesses which is something those of us who love the show kind of avoid doing.

MNEMOSYNE has a review of the Netflix Death Note movie. They didn’t like it and recommend the original, but their write up is pretty interesting to read and includes a range of quotes from the characters to illustrate various points. Worth checking it out if you are still on the fence about whether to try the movie.

Anime Feminist had an interesting post about gender in Made in Abyss which I found interesting. I don’t really have anything to add to the discussion given I can’t watch the show, but for those watching it, this is certainly a different kind of post on the show.

GrimmGirl shares five blogging traps to avoid. Well worth the read for those running a blog with some very sensible advice.

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I Drink and Watch Anime has a great article on 5 Ways in Which Anime is More Feminist Than it Gets Credit For. This was a really fun read and does get you thinking about all the good things anime does (as well as the not so great ones) for female characters. Well worth the read.


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Finally a slightly less chaotic week in the real world (though still not a fun one) though I am super busy catching up on writing some posts, checking out everyone else’s posts, and trying to prepare for the new anime season, as well as plan some Halloween themed posts for October. Still, there have been some great blog posts out there and so I’ve gathered some of the ones that caught my eye below. As usual, feel free to add a link or give a shout out to any other excellent anime related posts for the week.

Just a reminder that polling for the best and worst anime of the Summer 2017 season is on so if you’d like to vote, jump on over. The polls will close on the 2 of October.

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The Heresy Archive has quite an interesting write up on The Magnificence of SNAFU. Now, I don’t actually agree with the entire post, but they make some really interesting points and get quite in depth about some of the characters and character relationships (definitely some spoilers for those who haven’t watched it). Still, an interesting post and one well worth reading to gain another perspective on the show.

I Drink and Watch Anime has a great article this week about why they watch bad anime. This is a nice way of explaining the appeal of shows that objectively aren’t very good but still have entertainment value (and not just the ones that are so bad they are unintentionally funny). Great read.

Humble Ace has a nice write up about Snow With with the Red Hair and its endless positivity. I’m a sucker for this anime and I love reading about the viewing experiences of others so this was a fantastic post to read and brought a smile to my face. Check it out.

The Alfredo Blog is doing the pick five anime challenge and this post are 5 voice actors. I really enjoyed reading their choices and why and it was great seeing the face behind some of the voices. Fun post to read.

Cain S Latrani gives us a less than positive review of Trinity Blood and it makes for quite an interesting read. They aren’t just tearing it apart but this probably won’t be the post that makes you want to watch the show.

All About Anime has a review of Soul Eater. It’s nice how enthused they are about the characters and the fun of the story even though the story itself is a little bit twisted if you stop and think about it for even a moment. Then again, Soul Eater is one of my all time favourites and to be honest, I love it when I find posts about it.

From Mr Flawfinder we have the very bluntly titled post “Anime Review: Sagrada Reset – Don’t Watch This“.  While I actually ended up quite enjoying Sagrada Reset it is difficult to argue against the fact that a lot of people dropped it and dropped it early on for a reason (even those of us who ended up enjoying it will all admit it took a long time to get to a point). Anyway, as my own review of this will be out in a few weeks and looks at the more positive attributes of the show, I figured it was only fair to share a review that probably has the more common opinion of the show. Light language warning though on the post. Still, Marthuarion from Marth’s Anime Blog has a review of the final episode title Surprisingly Interesting. This contrasting viewpoints of those who made it to the end are certainly interesting and I’m looking forward to more posts on this series, though to be honest I don’t think a whole lot of people finished it.

Seasonal Prattle continues their trend of providing insight and helpful advice about blogging looking this week at whether we should fear hitting publish (or more why we shouldn’t). I’m going to be honest, I genuinely love these posts as it gives me some reflection time on what I am doing each week and why I do it and I regularly think about how I can improve what I am doing. An incredibly helpful blog and one worth checking out if you aren’t already following it.

Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers has an interesting post about Hollywoodifying Anime. The post primarily focusses on Ghost in the Shell and Death Note and takes a fairly level view of the situation. An interesting read.

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D Talks Anime made my week, and probably quite a few other people’s weeks, by posting a fantastic post celebrating their favourite Yuri on Ice moments. This is amazing not just because it reminds you of all those excellent moments in Yuri on Ice and makes you want to watch it again, but D’s explanations about why the scene worked for them is fantastic to read. If you haven’t had your Yuri on Ice fix in awhile or if you just want to get more Yuri on Ice, this is the post to check out.


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As we approach the end of the Summer season, it is great to see that a lot of people are enjoying the last of these shows even as they start looking toward the Autumn anime season where we will start all over again. As usual, I have found some really great posts this week and I’ve shared some of my favourite below. Feel free to add a link or give a shout out to any other excellent anime related posts for the week.

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I Drink and Watch Anime has an article where they look into the history of what a yokai actually is and where the word came from. Given most people who watch anime come across this word and have a general understanding of its meaning, it is kind of nice to learn more about it and this post was highly informative.

Mechanical Anime Reviews gave us a nice review of Your Lie in April. This one isn’t just pure gush about how beautiful it is but manages to balance many of the positives with the negatives so a bit different from a lot of the review out there. It also manages to raise some questions about abuse in the process so an interesting read even for people who have watched the anime.

Weeaboo LaLaLand has a post which is fairly aptly titled Death Note wasn’t the worst Adaptation I’ve Seen. While there is still plenty of criticism in the post for the movie, this post also looks at some of the positives that can be found. A fairly enjoyable read really.

The Backloggers have a review of Princess Principal episode 8. This is a nice piece that looks specifically at the characters and how the reveal in the episode can make the audience think about them and why. Basically if you’ve been enjoying the show this is a fun review to check out.

Cain S Latrani shares An Alchemist’s Rage, which reflects on Roy Mustang’s anger and his revenge for the death of Maes Hughes. This is a short post but for alchemist fans is a scene well worth remembering.

A Winter’s Reverie has a fairly positive review of Saga of Tanya the Evil. While this one didn’t do much for me and I couldn’t really get into it, Tanya received quite a bit of praise while it was airing as well. For those still deciding whether to give it a go, this review might give you the push you need.

Anime Corps has an editorial on anime this week looking at it being foreign and unusual. This post goes through the usual stereotypes people pin on anime and looks at why they aren’t necessarily true. Anyway, worth checking out if you missed it.

Carl Li on Apartment 507 has a post about Why It’s Easy to Love Deku from My Hero Academia. For those of us already watching the show, this is a fun reminiscence about what makes Midoriya such a great character. For people who haven’t checked out My Hero Academia yet, maybe this will sell you on the central character.

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Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders gave us an excellent post focussed on Gamers, I am a Gamer and Therefore I Watch Gamers. It is a somewhat lengthy post but it focusses on all the things that Gamers has done well including its representation of gamer culture (which is something some people will dispute but really, the majority of people playing games are not pro-level number ones, they play for fun). Definitely worth reading.


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Over the last week, it has been really fun checking out the posts and episode reviews as we have started closing in on the final third of the summer season. There’s also been some great features and editorials. Below are some of my favourite posts that I found this week but as always feel free to leave a link to a post you think deserves a shout out. The list is a little light this week, mostly because I’ve been under a bit of real world stress so haven’t been as diligent in recording all of the great posts I’ve read.

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JeremyTeg has a post about Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and how it uses theme from the beginning. It was great to read a post about Fullmetal Alchemist that wasn’t just telling me how awesome it was but rather looked at what made it a rewarding viewing experience. Well worth the read.

Kawaii Paper Pandas had a post last week about the allure of anime villains. I didn’t catch this post when it came out but was directed to it by someone else’s weekly round up of posts they enjoyed (thanks). Glad I had the chance to read this post as it was really interesting.

Mechanical Anime Reviews discusses their issues with Binge Watching. This is an interesting issue that comes up from time to time about how more people binge watching is changing television and it is certainly something that is becoming an increasing discussion point.

The Game of Nerds looks at the use of colour in The Defenders (so not an anime post but still an awesome read). I’m really looking forward to having the time to check this series out so reading this post just got me more excited about it.

Zero Drama Anime has a post on True Emotion in Anime and looks at anime that have made them feel an emotional response. It will definitely get you thinking about all those anime you have had an emotionally connection with and maybe start you thinking about why.

Truly Trash Media has a review of Alice & Zoroku. This is a show I dropped at episode 6 because to be honest episode 5 felt like a final enough to me and episode 6 didn’t interest me at all. However, this review looks at the show as a whole and the good stuff to be found in it, so if you are curious about the show, this is worth checking out.

Humble Ace has a really interesting discussion post about the interesting nature of the Quirks in My Hero Academia. It raises some questions and just gets you thinking all over again about how the world would actually function if people suddenly had super powers. If, like me, you can’t get enough of this show, this is a post to check out.

Never Argue with a Fish has a great review of KADO for you to check out if you are still curious about that show. I find it interesting that the further we get away from when it aired, the more level the reviews seem to be. Less blind anger toward the end and more looking at the overall picture of the series.

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Keiko’s Anime Blog had a great post about whether Stain’s Ideology Fits in a world Where Being a Hero is A Job. Having just been considering the role of hero and villain and the ideologies present in the world of My Hero Academia for my own post on the subject, I’ve been really fascinated by how different people have taken their interpretation or discussions about what is happening in the show or what the implications are. Anyway, if you want a really great post about My Hero Academia and the rules that govern the world and its ideals, check out Keiko’s. You can also check out a review of season 2, episode 20.


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Sadly this is my last In Case You Missed it Post until I return in July. However I will then resume these posts with a few minor changes as I really do enjoy sharing these great posts with people. In saying that, just a reminder that from the end of June until July 22 I won’t be reviewing currently airing anime but the blog will still have daily content and I’ll still be around online (mostly – there’s a few sections of my travels where I won’t have internet).

Also, just a reminder that I am currently running a poll for the best and worst shows of the Spring 2017 season. If you haven’t voted, please have your say, the more the merrier. Best anime is going to be a pretty close finish by the looks but the worst show seems fairly decided at this point. Still, the poll isn’t closing until the 9th of July so please let your friends know and let’s see what ends up on top.

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This one is a great read from A Piece of Anime where he looks at Re:Creators and Why Stories Matter. I loved reading this post so much even though I’m not able to watch this anime, because it touches on the basic reason why stories exist and while one post isn’t enough to do this topic justice, this was a great read for the week.

Marthaurion from Marth’s Anime Blog opens a discussion around Kado’s Sansa. If you haven’t watched Kado yet (please do), this post is relatively spoiler free in terms of plot as it just poses some questions around one of the devices unveiled throughout the series. If you are watching Kado its a great post to check out as it will get you thinking even more about the sansa in case you hadn’t already done enough of that.

D&A  Anime Blog has a list of their top 10 villainous female characters from anime. There’s quite a range of choices on the list so be sure to check it out if you missed it.

Kapodaco over on Criticism and Thoughts is working their way through their Summer of Anime list and have a review of Overlord. It’s a bit different from the usual gushing reviews you get of this show so worth checking out.

Here’s a contentious post from The Spiral of Madness explaining why Your Lie In April Sucks. They do point out it is just their opinion at the end but they do a fairly thorough job of tearing it apart. Probably not one to check out if you are an avid fan of the show but given I’ve linked to some very positive reviews of the show previously, I felt that showing the other point of view was probably fair and while I’ll put a very minor language warning on this link, the reasoning for not liking the show is actually well explained.

Galvanic had a post about split personalities in anime. I did not realise how many characters there were with this condition but this is a fun list looking at a range of characters who have a split personality and it just makes you realise how many more there are out there. Quite a fun read.

Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews has a post about Re:Creators where he asks how meta can one anime get? As this is a show I’m not able to follow this season, I’ve been reading the reviews and various discussions with interest and it is posts like this one that make me super interested in getting to watch this anime one day.

Standing on my Neck has a great post about the Difficulties of Compromise in Communication from A Silent Voice – definitely spoilers in the post if you haven’t already read seven thousand posts about it or seen it. Anyway, this is a great post that really looks at some of the heavy subject matter that the film raises. Worth checking out.

Over on Anime Corps there’s a discussion about Continuous Prolonging and Inevitable Disinterest. There’s a lot about the sequel on Attack on Titan, but mostly this post focusses on fans and are general lack of ability to wait for something over many years as we move on (yes, we get distracted by the shiny pretty). It does note that there are exceptions to this and some shows that seem to stick around well past the usual point of disinterest. Anyway, it is an interesting post so if you missed it go have a read.

You want someone that pays attention to details? Check out Remy Fool’s post about Evolving Credits. They use School Live as their example and I will put a spoiler warning on it because some of the opening credits later in the season reveal points that aren’t known earlier in the season. Still, this is a great post.

Finally, I’m sharing this post from Keiko’s Anime Blog mostly to share the frustration with Sagrada Reset Episode 11. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one this week wondering whether there actually was a point to what I was watching.

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In Case You Missed It

Hey all. It’s June and I am now getting super excited because at the end of this month I am doing some travel (some personal, some family and some work all just kind of following one another). Originally it was going to be two weeks but pretty much, looking at my schedule, I’m not going to be reviewing seasonal anime from pretty much the end of June through to July 22nd. The blog is still going to have daily content though some of my weekly posts (like this one) will also take a break. Still, I’m working really hard to schedule some great posts and I will be checking in on the blog and replying to comments and I should (for most of the various trips) have sufficient internet access to visit everyone’s blogs so I won’t just be vanishing. I’m also going to run my responses to the 30 Day Anime Challenge while I’m away given I’ve put off that challenge more than long enough and it is a good chance to do it.

Outside of that, this week is business as usual and as always I found some really great posts out there. Below are links to some of the great posts I came across but as always feel free to add a link in the comments below to a post you feel needs some attention. I will admit, My Hero Academia kind of took out a lot of the posts this week because episode 22 (or season 2 episode 9 depending on how you are counting), kind of blew everyone away and some of the posts that have been written about it are fantastic.

Shameless self-promotion: As you all know I started a patreon site for my blog and am looking for patrons to support the expansion of 100 Word Anime. After I get back from this bit of scheduled travel in July, my plan is to finish a video post by September that I’m not completely ashamed of and to put it up on the Patreon site for feedback so that I can continue to work towards maybe producing video content for the blog. I’ve been playing with a few things at the moment but nothing that will be finished before I go on this trip and to be honest, if I’m going to move to content in addition to written posts, I kind of want it to not suck. End shameless self-promotion.

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Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews has a nice discussion about SukaSuka or World End or whatever you want to call it. Pretty much mixed feelings being experienced while watching it which I totally get given it seems like I love every second episode and then am kind of indifferent to the next one. It’s a strange viewing experience.

Something a bit fun from KurumiShim, 8 Handsome Anime Characters You Obsessed With Over 15 Years Ago. This was a great list and some of these characters were a real blast from the past. Worth checking out for a smile.

Not an anime post but a movie review from CSRadical on Colossal. I hadn’t heard of this movie but reading this I kind of want to check it out, though I’m not really expecting to enjoy it. Anyway, I really liked this post so if you are curious about the movie, check it out.

Keiko’s Anime Blog has a great write up about My Hero Academia episode 9, just in case my gushing entry last week wasn’t enough. It was really great reading posts about this episode last week given how much impact the episode had on me.

Following on from that Schizoidmouse Squeaks also has a post on My Hero Academia that focusses on that episode (though also looks at the lead up to it). It was another post that was very enjoyable to read after watching the episode.

And a slightly different take on the episode, Remy Fool looks at the inclusion of discriminatory notions in My Hero Academia and other anime. This post picks up on those comments by the crowd during the duel as well as issues of bullying in the series. Definitely a great read.

Continuing the My Hero Academia love is Anime & Anime who looks at the idea of heroic attitude.  I love how many different posts came out of this one episode and the different takes people took on it even while pretty much everyone agrees, it was an awesome episode. Anyway, this post is one to most definitely check out.

Alright, one more post on My Hero Academia from Snap Thirty. It’s a fun post to read and looks at how cool this episode was and the characters are and how even when the show is busy being cool it never forgets to progress its plot. Well worth the read.

D from D Talks Anime has started their watch of Another and gives their thoughts on episode 1. As a major fan of horror anime, I’m really looking forward to seeing how they go with this watch and to following their posts.

The Anime Accord this week shared their top 10 Anime clichés. We’ve seen all of these many times before and its fun reading lists like these because you remember all the anime that follow these particular trends and patterns.

And that’s all from me.


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