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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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Not really much of an introduction this week. There continue to be some great posts around and here are some of my favourites from the week. As always, feel free to add a link in the comments below if you want to give a shout out to someone.

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Galvanic has a great list of 5 Adorably Positive Anime Couples and this was an absolute blast to read. If you didn’t catch the list last week, you should go check it out.

Rodrovich’s Anime Blog has an excellent post about episode 4 of March Comes in Like a Lion. The post takes a very specific look at some of the visual aspects that really helped drive home the emotional point of the episode. Great post to read (great episode to watch, go check it out).

Beneath the Tangles looks at the issue of bullying within March Comes in Like a Lion episode 26 and gives it a more personal reflection. I love that this episode got so many conversations going and made so many people consider their own lives and choices. It is really fantastic when a show (and a single episode) can do that.

Standing On My Neck has an interesting post asking ‘What Differentiates a Good Unlikable Character From A Bad One?‘. It is a great read with some interesting examples to back up opinions and it is an interesting topic to think about unlikable characters who work and those that don’t. If you missed this post it is well worth having a look.

The Backloggers takes a look at episodes 3 and 4 of Just Because and how the show seems to know when and how to say something and when to leave it unsaid. This post really does explain why the show works even though not a lot seems to be happening. If you haven’t checked out Just Because yet this post might convince you it is worth a go.

Cain S Latrani visits Noragami and given I love this anime I absolutely love it when people write about it so I had to share this one. If you haven’t seen it, check out this post and then go watch the anime.

The Bug Blog has an interesting analysis of Juni Taisen applying Survivor logic to determine who the winner will be. It is kind of fun to read even if you’ve drawn your own conclusion from watching the show. Then again, we might all be wrong yet and that’s kind of what makes it fun to guess and speculate.

For a little bit of random, Remy Fool has a great guide on how to Ohoho (or laugh like certain female anime characters). It’s a great read and filled with many illustrative examples from anime of characters who have demonstrated this particular technique. So, while I don’t think I’ll be trying this out any time soon, it was a great read.

A Piece of Anime has a review on episode 5 of Land of the Lustrous that focuses on Phos as a character. I have been genuinely charmed by this show and it is interesting seeing how other people are taking to these anthropomorphized gem stones and their strange story as it slowly unfolds. A great post to check out, though some episode spoilers.

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The Xenodude has a review of the first season of March Comes in Like a Lion (3-Gatsu no Lion). I loved reading this as it kind of captured what I love about the show and it is great to see how other people have connected with these characters. If you still haven’t seen season 1, this is a great review to have a read of and then, if you can, the series is well worth trying.


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There are certain aspects of reality that sometimes I feel I could really do without.

However, another fun week in the viewing and reviewing of anime world and there have been some really excellent posts around recently to read. Below are a collection of posts that caught my eye over the last week and as always feel free to add a link in the comments below if you want to give a shout out to a post I’ve missed. This week is very light on, and that is probably because in addition to being incredibly buy with work I also got sick which meant even when I found a great post I regularly forgot to save the link.

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Okay this one isn’t new, 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. So if your blog is less than 2 months old and has less than 50 followers, check out the link and contact Irina.

Jake Coker has a list of the top 5 servants in anime. When you see number one there won’t be much doubt as to why I liked this list, but the whole list is pretty great with some good explanations as to why characters have ended up on it.

The Only Shinyuu Site shares their thoughts on Black Clover episodes 4 + 5. It is fairly rare to find someone genuinely enjoying the show and not just making fun of Asta so this review kind of stood out to me and reminded me that I actually am liking the show more each week even if it isn’t brilliant at this point. A good reminder that one or two elements don’t spoil the entir story.

Also on Black Clover, Fueled By Smiling has a post on Asta and his Voice and discusses the why of Asta’s voice. I’m going to admit, I still hate Asta’s voice and wish I could put him on mute and just read the subs, but episode 5 actually had him speak a few times without shrieking and I very nearly forgot just how annoying his yell could be (then he started shouting again and I remembered). Still, this post puts forward a good case for the motive behind that voice.

Keiko’s Anime Blog has a review of Sakurada Reset. There aren’t many reviews of this whole series around given how many people stopped watching it and most people who finished it seem to have much the same view. My own thoughts on the series are here.  Still, if you are undecided about whether to give it a go check out this review.

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Remy Fool has a great post this week on the obsession with originality looking at the usual complaints people make about series being generic or ripoffs. The post looks at some of the criticisms of Anime-Gataris and then reasons why the audience might not be taking it as intended before moving onto other genres that routinely get criticised for shows being copies of one another. It was a great read and well worth checking out.


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Another fine week blogging and it has been great to see so many people jumping into the new season. As always, I have gathered a collection of my favourite posts from the week below but if you’d like to give a shout out to a particular post, feel free to add a link in the comments. Preferably anime related (gaming, movies and books also okay).

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From Slow Anime an excellent article about why Hollywood making an adaptation of Your Name is not a bad thing. Definitely worth checking out.

Keiko’s Anime Blog has another great episode review for My Hero Academia Season 2 Episode 25. As it is a review of the final episode of the season there are some spoilers here, but it is a great read.

The Xenodude also has a great review of My Hero Academia Season 2 Episode 25. A lot of the fun from this show has come from the discussions that follow on after each episode so it has been great checking out some of these thought provoking posts as season 2 comes to an end but leaves us waiting for season 3.

The Anime Accord has a list of 10 very cool swords in anime. As a sword remains my weapon of choice for seeing in fight sequences, I really enjoyed this list as it contained many weapons I was a fan of.

Black and Yellow Otaku Gamers has a fairly positive review of Classroom of the Elite, so if you are curious about that anime and haven’t checked it out yet, this is worth having a read through.

Miandro’s Side discusses Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale and how it fell short. As someone who from a fan point of view enjoyed the movie but from a common sense point of view realised it wasn’t that great a movie, I kind of enjoyed reading this post. There’s been a lot of SAO chatter recently with various announcements and I’m looking forward to future posts about it.

Crude Reviews has a blunt message for Star Trek Discovery. This is an excellent look at the pilot and why it doesn’t work from a narrative or character point of view. I also appreciated the comparison to Firefly. Worth reading if you are considering checking out this latest in the Star Trak franchise.

Kawaii Paper Pandas has their top ten horror/creepy/thriller anime in honour of it being October and leading in to Halloween. It is a great list of anime and I love some of the honourable mentions. Be sure to check it out if you are planning your watch list for Halloween.

Hachinana has a review of episode 1 of Juni Taisen: Zodiac War. They quite enjoyed the episode though note a few of the show’s short comings. I really enjoyed this review because it found the balance between enjoying the action and noting that there are some potential problems that could come up in the following episodes but is still hopeful that this series will be good. I wasn’t overly impressed by the episode but I do hope the show gets better so I enjoyed reading this.

The Glorio Blog also looked at Juni Taisen and gave us two different views on the first episode. Actually there was a lot of chatter in general about this first episode so I guess we’ll see in a few weeks if people are still talking about it.

Apprentice Mages Lounge takes a look at photography in Just Because and gives us some details about the cameras being used. This is quite a different post to others on the anime and quite informative if you have any interest in photography. Fun read.

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I Drink and Watch Anime has done it again with an absolutely beautiful review of Season 4 of Natsume’s Book of Friends. They did such a superb job of capturing what makes this show so special and I just loved reading this review. Even having seen the show and already being in love with it, this review just made me want to go and watch Natsume all over again. Definitely worth the read and if you haven’t watched Natsume you really should check it 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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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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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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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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It has been an absolute rush to get back into seasonal episode reviewing but I have had a great time trying to catch up with the shows and choosing what I’ll follow this season. Admittedly, there aren’t all that many shows that are taking my breath away but I am finding some really pleasant views and am hoping they can hold out until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, I’ve been having a great time catching up with everyone’s blogs and their thoughts on the season as well as anime in general. Below are some links I came across this week to some posts that I thought were really interesting, but as always I invite you to add a link in the comments to any posts you feel deserve a shout out.

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Nefarious Anime Reviews takes a go at Hand Shakers so just in case you were hoping for a different point of view, they point out once again everything wrong with the series. Actually, they make my review seem kind of nice by comparison.

From Keiko’s Anime Blog we have an episode review of My Hero Academia episode 17 (yes some spoilers if you are behind in watching). Still, this is a great write up for the episode so if you’ve watched it or if you aren’t watching the show but curious, this is a great post to check out. Also on Keiko’s Anime Blog, we have their final write up of Btooom!

If you are curious about Princess Principal, the Backloggers have a great episode review for episode 3. This one gives a nice overview of what has been developed over the first three episodes and is a good read on a show that I’m finding increasingly interesting.

On Plyasm’s Wormhole there’s an interesting post about why they dropped Katsugeki Touken Ranbu and I have to agree with a lot of their points. While I’m not dropping it, I’m not really enjoying it either at this point as my review of episodes 2 + 3 kind of made clear. It was interesting to see someone else having the same issue with the characters that I’d been having while trying to watch this.

Toxic Muffin has a great write up of Gamers looking at the events of episodes 1 and 2. The show really has been surprisingly good and seems to be doing quite a number of things differently than you might think from reading the synopsis so if you are curious about the show, this post might be for you.

A Guy Who Writes also has a great write up on Gamers and how it subverts expectations though they admit that doesn’t necessarily make this a great show. It’s an interesting discussion piece and worth checking out.

Lita Kino from Anime Corner has celebrated 500 followers by answering questions from her followers. Its a great way to get to know more about her. And again, congratulations Lita on the 500 followers.

Anime&Anime has an interesting editorial on selecting and recommending anime for non-anime fans. As I’m sure most of us have been asked for a recommendation at some point by someone who knows nothing about anime, this is an interesting read.

Media Reviews and Discussion has a review of Kado: The Right Answer. With my own review (mostly review with only a little bit of rant at this point) out later this week, it is interesting to see how other people took to the end of the series. I kind of think this post does a pretty good job of describing exactly where things went wrong for the series and is definitely worth the read.

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Remy Fool from The Lily Garden has a fantastic post about the portrayal of women in shounen narratives (mostly focussing on Welcome to the Ballroom). If you happened to miss this post last week, I really recommend giving it a 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.

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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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