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Another week passes and another great week of reading some very cool blogs. As always, I’ve shared some links to posts that caught my eye this week, but you are welcome to give a shout out to an anime related blog post in the comments below. Hope you find something fun to read.

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Lethargic Ramblings shared a great post about sticking to the source material. I kind of touched on this issue in my response to the fall out over the Netflix Death Note adaptation when I wrote a feature about not messing with the source material but it was interesting to see another blogger take a look at this issue. Definitely a post worth checking out.

Galvanic has a catch up review of Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond that I quite enjoyed reading. I kind of liked season one of this but alas can’t currently watch the second season so I’ve been enjoying finding out how other people have taken to it. Eventually I’ll have to find a way to watch it but in the meantime I’ll continue to amuse myself with reading posts like this one. The first season was far from perfect but a lot of fun, and it seems like season two hasn’t exactly overcome some of the issues, but again, I haven’t actually seen the show.

Seasonal Prattle has a great list worth reading for all content creators where they outline 7 Bad Habits of Successful Ani-Creatives. The title more or less speaks for itself but each point is illustrated with either an example of a thought provoking question to really make creators reflect. Definitely worth checking out.

The Only Shinyuu Site shared their thoughts on Kimi Ni Todoke. I really love that anime and reading this reminding me of all the reasons why. If you haven’t yet seen the anime, this might convince you it is worth you time. My review is here, but you should definitely check out the post.

Zero Drama Anime has an analysis of Made in Abyss. I’m almost finished watching the series now having missed it when it was airing, so I really enjoyed finding this post as it made me think about what I was watching a little bit more than I might have been.

Ramblings n’ Scribbles posted their first impressions of Land of the Lustrous and does an excellent job of looking at the visuals and scenes. If you are still on the fence about checking out the show you should check out this post. Only discussed episode 1 and some stuff from the manga.

The Xenodude has a write up on episode 6 of Just Because. It looks at the pacing of the show and the characters and their choices and generally just does a great job of explaining what is great about watching the show as well as looks to where these characters are going. There are some spoilers in here if you haven’t started the show but is a great post to read.

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Cain S Latrani has a fantastic write up on Noragami Aragoto. If you’ve never seen the first season of Noragami (you really should) most of this won’t make sense, and if you are worried about spoilers possibly avoid, however for people who have watched it or people who are curious and unconcerned about spoilers, this post will fire you up and make you want to watch or rewatch the show right now. And all this reminded me I’ve never reviewed either the first or second season of this show so I really should rewatch and get to that ASAP. Fantastic read.


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Another incredibly tough week in the real world but a great week watching anime – other than the issues I’ve been having with playing videos on Crunchyroll. Also some interesting posts from bloggers and as usual I’ve collected some of my favourites below. If you want to give a shout out to a post, please feel free to leave a link in the comments.

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If you haven’t tried it yet Kapodaco has a great write up of the first three episodes of Girls’ Last Tour that really nails why you should check it out (assuming you have access). I must admit, I’ve been continually surprised by how compelling they manage to make a story about two girls driving around on a tank and this post really highlights why it has worked so far.

Mr Flawfinder asks do anime fans care whether an anime has long lasting appeal which they follow with an interesting discussion about seasonal viewing and how discussion dies quickly and there are very few anime that regularly get discussed after the fact, though merchandise and cosplay are slghtly longer lasting. It is an interesting point and one to think about. Small warning about the language in the final paragraph of the post (it isn’t that bad but warning anyway) but this is a great post to read.

Anime Girls NYC asks us which character we’d like to give their own series to. They suggest a couple of characters they’d like to see get their own spin-off or prequel series before opening the question to the readers and some of the suggestions are pretty interesting. So head on over and leave a comment with your own suggestion of a character who deserves their own series.

Moe Sucks has a fairly blunt review of episode three of Land of the Lustrous. While many people, including myself, have really enjoyed it so far, this review points out some of the issues with the characterisation so far and why it might be less than thrilling for some viewers. They do reveal the end of the episode so if you haven’t seen it, maybe hold off on reading this one, but it is a great post for a different perspective on the show.

Literary Stardust discusses Clever Protagonists using examples from My Hero Academia. Just in case you needed another reason to jump on board with My Hero Academia this is a great post that looks into one aspect of the characters of the show that does feel a bit different. The characters here aren’t just wishing for more power, they are actively learning to use their powers in more effective and diverse ways. It is a very interesting read.

Merlin’s Musings has a review of Shiki that I found thoroughly enjoyable to read as it reminded me how much I enjoy that series. There are some spoilers in the review but it does an excellent job of selling the show.

Anime and Fandom Life share their thoughts on a character they adore, Youko Nakiajima. They do an excellent job explaining why they like this character so much and it was just a joy to read because you could really feel the enthusiasm.

Just a Whole Lot Of Weird looks at the meaning of Deku’s name in My Hero Academia. It is an interesting post looking at how Midoriya has evolved as a character and how the once derisive nickname became a name he chose. For those feeling the absence of My Hero Academia now that the second season has ended, check out the post.

From Lethargic Ramblings a post about why they love the isekai genre.  The title pretty much says it all so be sure to check out this post if you missed it.

Moe Sucks shares their thoughts on Just Because episode 4 and does an excellent job deconstructing the characters and their motives in the final part of the episode. Clearly spoilers abound for people who have not watched the episode, but it is an excellent post to check out and read if you are watching the anime.

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I reblogged this post earlier in the week, but for those who missed it Irina over at I Drink and Watch Anime is working to promote new aniblogs to try to welcome new bloggers into the community and just make the whole starting blogging a little less scary. Every month Irina is hoping to promote a new ani-blogger through their Blogwarming Party and I think it is a great idea. Please spread the word or if you come across a new blog that would benefit from a little extra attention, direct them Irina’s way.


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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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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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Alright, so last week saw me attempt to expand onto Facebook and I’ll keep working on that one. Meanwhile I have a work related situation that I’m attempting to get on top of so that it doesn’t interfere with blogging (wow, work interfering with blogging instead of the other way around). Still, I may end up missing a day or two on the blog if stuff happens that needs an immediate response but hopefully that doesn’t happen.

That said, it has been another excellent week in the aniblogging community and below are some of the great posts I came across. As always, you are welcome to leave a link to an anime (game or movie) related post in the comments below if you would like to give it a shout out.

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Mechanical Anime Reviews explains why they think Welcome ot the Ballroom isn’t that great. I still can’t watch the show (thanks Amazon) but I will admit there was a lot of hype about that one going into the season and during the first couple of episodes and then it went strangely quiet save a few episode reviews. I’m still wanting to see this series at some point, but this post might answer a few questions as to what has been going on.

Remy Fool has a fantastic editorial Expectations, Anime and You. If you missed this post you really should go and have a read as it is incredibly thought provoking as to how we experience anime.

Yuri Reviews has an informative and interesting review about Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s. Worth checking out if you are curious at all about the show as it discusses most aspects of the show.

Railgun75 discusses the Netflix and Amazon issue in regards to streaming anime. Unlike a lot of posts on this issue, this isn’t a rant or a tirade, but merely a discussion so quite a pleasant read. There’s also a follow up post so be sure to give it a read.

Floating into Bliss has a great discussion about how anime original content can be a good thing providing some interesting examples about adaptations that have worked very well. Worth having a look at so if you missed this post go check it out.

KurumiShim is awakening our nostalgia with this fairly awesome list of magical girl anime. So many very cute titles on this list and it kind of made me want to go and watch some of the older titles again as its been a while since I’ve just watched a straight magical girl story that doesn’t include darker or subversive elements.

I Drink and Watch Anime just discovered Natsume’s Book of Friends. As one of my all time favourite shows it was fantastic to read about season one from someone who is just getting into the story for the first time. And this is actually a really well written discussion about the show and its characters and themes so well worth reading if you still haven’t tried Natsume. And now of course I want to go and binge watch the entire series again.

From Lethargic Ramblings we have a listless list of 5 ways to boost your anime blog. It is always great when bloggers share their thoughts on what works for them and ways to improve.

Ryuji Tatsuya’s Anime Review looks at Some Anime Clichés in the Musical Genre. It’s a fun list and description of all the things you would expect to see going into one of these shows and well worth the read.

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Floating Into Bliss had a really interesting post this week about Princess Principal and discussing the idea of Yuribait and the problematic way people view same sex relationships in anime. While the focus here is definitely on Yuri, it definitely reminded me of the are they/aren’t they arguments regarding Victor and Yuri with some people insisting they weren’t romantically involved because of the lack of sex essentially. Anyway, it is a topic worth discussing and this is an excellent post to kick off that discussion.


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Another week down and I have another list of awesome blog posts written by some great bloggers to share. As always feel free to add a link to an anime related blog you think needs some attention in the comments below.

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D Talks Anime shares their favourite scenes from Shiki. This post is fantastic because D doesn’t ust list the scenes, they dissect them and why they work so well within the narrative and stand out in a show full of creepy encounters and horrific moments. Well worth checking out if you’ve watched Shiki or if you haven’t but are considering it (just be aware of spoilers).

Bran New Day Anime has a great write up of episode 31 of My Hero Academia. If you haven’t yet checked out the episode or even if you did but just want to reminisce, this is worth checking out.

Gabriel Galindez shares their 5 best anime theme songs from the 90’s. It’s a bit of a nostalgia trip and has some great themes mentioned so if you’ve got the time, go have a listen and a read.

Atelier Emily has an interesting post coming to the defense of the creatures in Made In Abyss. It’s a show I can’t watch at the moment but I’m enjoying many of the discussions around it and this post really caught my eye this week with its focus on design and details.

Wherever I Look has an excellent write up on episode 5 of Princess Principal. They recount an event and then provide their commentary and thoughts and this format makes for an enjoyable read and reflection on the episode. If you haven’t checked out this blog before, they do some excellent episode discussions so hop over and give it a read.

Keiko’s Anime Blog has a review of The Royal Tutor so if you missed it last season and are considering a watch, this is a great read. I recently reviewed this series as well, and I’ve enjoyed reading the different posts out there about it and Keiko’s post is a nice overview with their thoughts on the show.

Wretched and Divine shares their top 10 anime openings. If you like lists and you like anime openings, this is probably a great post for you so if you missed it, go check it out and reminisce about all those awesome songs.

Another top 10 anime opening list came from Let’s Talk Anime.  Going to admit, I loved this list because there were so many opening songs I genuinely loved on it.

I Drink and Watch Anime has a review of Witchcraft Works. As I am in the midst of writing my own review I found it rather odd that I finally found someone else who had even watched the show let alone reviewed it, and I really enjoyed reading their thoughts about it.

Lita Kino from Anime Corner has some great advice for bloggers who are a bit stuck on their topic and also links to somefantastic articles by other bloggers who are sharing their tips and ideas for getting out of a slump. This is definitely a post for every blogger to check out.

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The Lily Garden has an excellent post about Kakeguri and how it fails to engage the viewer. This is not a rant or a ramble but a really well constructed argument that does draw on the work and observations of other bloggers as well as their own insight into the series and their experience watching it. All written in an easy to follow and engaging manner. In others words, truly excellent post and if you didn’t get a chance to read it you should definitely check it out.


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First week back into work and things have gotten hectic, but I am still making time for watching anime and finding some great posts to read. Below I’m sharing some of my favourites from the week. As always feel free to leave a link in the comments below to a post you feel deserves some extra attention.

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. Thanks to those followers who have chosen to support the blog. End shameless self-promotion.

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Jon Spencer Reviews has an incredibly helpful post about the VRV service Crunchyroll has been promoting. Having given it a go they’ve listed the good and the bad as well as their overall experience with the service. If you are considering trying it definitely a post to check out.

I Drink and Watch Anime has a great review of Pandora Hearts. I really loved that anime, but it has its issues and this post kind of highlights the excellent and the bad and does it in an amusing way. Plus, the proposed drinking game for viewing could be kind of fun…

Mechanical Anime Reviews has a great post about heroes and their motivations. Be sure to check it out if you missed it last week as it covers quite a range of heroes and looks at their overall goals.

Humble Ace has an interesting post about the best ending to an anime. Keep in mind there are some heavy spoilers for the shows talked about (they are discussing the ends) but given how many anime end poorly it was an interesting read.

From Silver Screen Write Up we have a review of the Ghost in the Shell movie. If you are still considering whether to watch it or not, this is a nicely written review that highlights both the positives and weaknesses of the film and is worth checking out.

On Animehound there’s a post by Phoenix about Otonashi from Angel Beats. As I loved this anime and I really liked Otonashi’s character, I enjoyed this post that looks at the different types of strengths and positive qualities Otonashi possessed throughout the series.

Reverie of a Star had an interesting post about WorldEnd and the romantic aspects of the story. Its interesting because while most posts have reviewed it stirctly as a fantasy that happens to have an odd romance in it, this post looks at the story as a romance first and foremost. Worth checking out if you haven’t had your fill of WorldEnd yet.

Zero Drama Anime has a short write up about episode 3 of 18if that points out some of the things the show is doing right. From what I’ve read, this show seems to have been a bit of a hit and miss for some viewers but I’ve quite enjoyed it so far. If you were thinking about checking out the show, maybe check out this post.

Aldael’s Attic shares their thoughts on Aoi Bangaku. I’d completely forgotten about this one (and I hadn’t finished it because I got distracted) so the reminder that this exists and that I should probably go and finish it at some point, was greatly appreciated. It isn’t exactly a well discussed anime.

Mel in Anime Land shares their top 10 males with grey or silver hair. It’s an awesome list of characters with some great reasons so be sure to check it out.

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Otaku Lounge has a highly entertaining (and informative) post about Hand Shakers and a discussion about whether it is really as bad as people have been saying. Their discussion about the visuals alone is worth checking out but this is a great post to read.


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So, I’m back from my travels (shared some photos yesterday), and now comes the catch up. While I have tried to keep up on my phone, it is really hard to read posts and to write comments on it so I haven’t got to everyone recently and I’ve been liking more than commenting just because it has been easier. That said, I’m back and hopefully going to get right back into routine.

This one is going to be a short In Case You Missed It because I’ve obviously missed a lot, but I still want to highlight some posts I’ve come across recently and as always feel free to give a shout out to an anime related post (or games or movie related posts) that you feel deserves some extra attention.

Just as an added note, I will be releasing the results of the best of and worst of Spring poll that I ran during this week, so keep an eye out for that.

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. Thanks to those followers who have chosen to support the blog. End shameless self-promotion.

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From Humble Ace there’s a great post about Tales from the Borderlands that they keep spoiler free but really sell why you should give the game a go. I will admit, I’ve yet to play, but posts like this make me curious about it and I’ve been thinking for awhile I should give it a go.

Merlin’s Musings has an interesting discussion piece on Doctor Who and whether the new female doctor is going to be a deal breaker for some viewers. I found this an interesting read given I fell out of love with Doctor Who after David Tennant left despite having been in love with the Doctor for almost my whole life having watched reruns of older doctors growing up and then being blow away by Christopher Eccleston and David Tennants take on the character.

Madreceiver from Dad Watches Anime shares their thoughts on Akashic Records of a Bastard Magical Instructor. They were a little underwhelmed by the series and I kind of enjoyed reading this post given my own thoughts on the series.

Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner shared a list of their favourite anime dogs. There’s some great canines on this list so check it out.

The Game of Nerds shares 10 Truly Horrifying Japanese Urban Legends. While I had encountered most of these before, it is a great list to check out particularly if you are fond of Japanese horror as it regularly draws upon some of these ideas to fill its stories.

Anime Prince looks at Tsuki ga Kirei’s defining strength. While I’ve yet to finish the anime, I’ve really enjoyed reading the posts of people who really did enjoy watching the show. There’s been a lot of positive points raised but I liked how specific this post was in just picking one feature that really made the show for the viewer.

Kpop-Khop shares reasons why you should binge watch anime. As someone who used to only binge watch completed shows I can relate to this, and also think of a whole pile of reasons to watch currently airing shows. Anyway, its a great post to check out so give it a read.

Shoujo Thoughts posted two of these but this is the first and essentially they are challenging you to guess the anime from a one or two sentence summary. It is kind of fun and some of the summaries will definitely make you laugh. If you missed these, give it a read and have a go at guessing the anime.

Lastly from Just My 2 Cents we have the top 6 dumbest moments in anime history. Well worth a read just to remember the truly stupid things anime characters have done in the name of plot, fanservice, and poor scripting.

And that’s all from me.


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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.

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. Thanks to those followers who have chosen to support the blog. End shameless self-promotion.

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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.

And that’s all from me.


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