In Case You Missed It

We’re getting closer to May and the one year anniversary of 100 Word Anime. Thanks to the followers who have already decided to participate in the anniversary and have sent me their 100 word write up about anime or my blog. Remember if you are participating can you please send me this by the 22nd so that I can begin scheduling the final posts.

So, another week, another round of amazing posts by some very cool bloggers. As always feel free to add a link in the comments below if you came across a post (anime related or similar) that 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 my patrons who already support this site. End shameless self-promotion.

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WeekendOtaku is helping all of us bloggers out by sharing an accessibility tip for our blog as well as pointing us to where we can find more advice. Given more of us learn our way around blogging through trial and error (because who has actually read through every help page topic WordPress offers) this post was incredibly helpful at focussing on one specific thing we could do on our blogs. Well worth checking out.

Railgunfan75 shares 5 anime clichés they’d like to see disappear. No real surprises on the list but it is definitely worth thinking about those tropes we see over and over again that really don’t serve much purpose.

Archi-Anime gives us a list of their top 10 males with Raven hair. Tuxedo Mask only gets an honourable mention (poor Darien) but the list is made up of some great characters and is great fun to read.

Weeaboo Trash Snow discusses the narrative themes of Sailor Moon S. As this was my favourite of the Sailor Moon stories I really enjoyed revisiting it when I read this post. Well worth checking out whether you are a fan of the series or are just curious as to why so many people are.

The Tiny World of an Anime Amateur has a fairly detailed review of Hand Shakers. They don’t like the show, but they do a fine job of trying to explain exactly where it goes wrong. This is possibly the least rant like review of this show I’ve read so far and is a nice read for anyone still considering watching Hand Shakers.

Another Hand Shakers review from Standing on My Neck. It’s very direct and to the point about the many things wrong with the series (though I am going to put a minor language warning on the post so if you are offended by the occasional bit of course language please be warned). It’s quite a fun read for those who have sat through Hand Shakers and probably a good warning for those who are considering it.

D&A Anime Blog gives us the top 5 reasons anime conventions are awesome. If you’ve yet to try a convention, or even if you attend conventions regularly, this is a great list for reminding us why they are fun.

Coffee with Paradoxy ranks the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Openings and Closings. It’s an interesting list and made me really just want to go and watch all the openings again because FMA Brotherhood had some awesome openings. Anyway, worth checking out.

The Backloggers has a review of SukaSuka Episode 1, or more a discussion about why episode 1 works as a solid introduction to the series unlike so many other episode 1’s out there that just leave you feeling meh. Given I also went into WorldEnd blind and then found myself kind of thrilled by the show, I really enjoyed reading this post.

It’s a little older but here’s a post from Airztonne Anime reviewing A Silent Voice. It neatly sums up the experience of viewing and discusses how the story works as a film. If you missed it, you should give it a read.

The Old Anime Guy discusses the End of the Golden Age of Anime Streaming. While it is a fairly pessimistic look at the industry, you can’t really refute any of the points and to be honest legal access to anime streaming is a real concern.

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In Case You Missed It

There’s this thing called reality out there and to be honest, lately its been getting me down. Nothing in particular is going wrong, it is more a culmination of small annoyance and a feeling of general futility. Fortunately, I know I’ll bounce back sooner or later so in the meantime I’m going to enjoy the interactions I’m having online discussing anime because that’s been a blast and a nice escape at the beginning and end of each day. So here is this week’s collection of blog posts that I’ve come across and enjoyed. If you have a post or know of one that should get some attention (anime related or similar) please feel free to link in the comments.

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 my patrons who already support this site. End shameless self-promotion.

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From Mechanical Anime Reviews we have a discussion about what elements mech anime contain. It’s a good introduction into the genre if you think that its all just about giant robots (although, there are certainly robots involved). Well worth the read.

Still on the robot thing I came across this amusing read from Curating the Future about whether giant robots should be used in warfare. Okay, the answer to this should be obvious from the start, once you remove the cool factor and start thinking logically, but the post is a great read and quite fun. Makes you wonder where the anime is that focusses on the reality of giant robots in war.

The Challenge List has 5 Inspirational Anime about hard work. Its got a nice variety of anime on the list and some good explanations as to why each show deserved its spot.

Aldael’s Attic looks at the expanded universes of original anime shorts where they look at three shorts that were given either a series or an OVA to tell a larger story. Mostly this post grabbed my interest because the first example came from Death Parade but its an interesting post and gets you thinking about other shorts that may or may not make for great series.

Palpable Emoji has a post on March Comes in Like a Lion that examines the death of a world unexplored. It is a great post that really looks at Shimada’s journey in the anime and the significance of it as well as the impact on Rei. A very interesting read for people who’ve been enjoying the anime.

Archi-Anime has a review of the SAO movie Ordinal Scale. Some spoilers involved but its a nice overview of what to expect if you are undecided about whether to check it out.

Still on SAO, Jon Spencer also shares his thoughts on Ordinal Scale. This post discusses the franchise as a whole as well as the movie and how it comes together, in a mostly non-spoiler manner.

Kurumi Shim has a post sharing 5 valuable lesson from Full Metal Alchemist. For an action anime built on the use of alchemy, there really are a lot of real world take-away lessons that can be gained while watching it and this post did a great job of highlighting the more serious side of it.

Okay, totally not anime related but I couldn’t pass this one up. Aedan Juvet has a post on why Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still essential pop culture. Seriously worth reading and if you’ve never watched Buffy (yes, it is dated but watch it anyway) this post might convince you it is worth checking out.

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In Case You Missed It

Another week down and we’re getting closer to the end of the Winter anime season (which for me means I’m getting excited about it not being Summer soon given how hot it has been). I’ve come across some great posts this week and the list below is only a small selection. If you have a post or know of one that should get some attention (anime related or similar) please feel free to link in the comments.

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 my patrons who already support this site. Just remember this week I am taking on my self made genre challenge so if you are a patron and want to read my responses they are being posted daily on my patreon site.  End shameless self-promotion.

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Lethargic Ramblings has an interesting write up about Scum’s Wish episode 7. As I can’t watch this show I am currently living vicariously through the reviews of others and the manga which I am slowly reading on Crunchyroll. While Lethargic Ramblings is full of praise for the show, they note some weaknesses in this episode.

Moderately Klassy shares some of their favourite anime school uniforms. There are so many to choose from. Anyway, there’s some interesting choices here to check out.

Scott on Mechanical Anime Reviews has a bit of a discussion about Netflix and the anime industry. As Netflix is one of many streaming services making their presence felt it is certainly worth having a look at their impact on the industry.

Hold Up, Let’s Talk discusses the ACCA dub and cast. As I don’t watch simuldub and it isn’t until much later when DVD’s become available in Australia that I’m ever likely to hear a dub, this isn’t something I’m able to comment on. It’s good to know that the dub of this seems to sound interesting given how much dialogue there is.

Ogiue Maniax shares their thoughts on Lostorage Incited WIXOSS. It’s a nice overview, comparing this latest entry to previous WIXOSS series as well as similar anime in style or theme. Worth checking out.

Jon Spencer Reviews has a post titled Is Anime Jargon Necessary. It’s an interesting post with some links to some interesting videos expressing different views on the topic and certainly gives you something to think about.

An Idiot’s Guide to Everything has an excellent post about Nagisa from Assassination Classroom. If you ever wanted to look at how Nagisa became such a natural assassin than this post really breaks down his skill set as demonstrated throughout the series. Well worth a read.

Nice Job Breaking it Hero gives us 11 reasons they love Tsukishima Kei. It’s a great list and there reasons are highly entertaining to read through. If you didn’t catch this post your should check it out.

Archi-Anime has a post about the headquarters for Scepter 4 in K and the building that inspired it. I love these posts as they take a slightly different look at some of the iconic places in anime and connect them to the real world.

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In Case You Missed It

And we are plunging head first into another week. This week I’m very thankful anime exists as a way to forget about everything else for just a little bit of time. That said, here is this week’s round up of anime related posts from some very cool bloggers that I’ve come across during last week. If you have a post or know of one that needs some love (anime related or similar) please feel free to link in the comments. If it goes to spam I will approve it ASAP.

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. Once again, I’d like to thank my patrons who are already supporting this site. There’s so much I’d love to try and do with this blog long term so I’d love it if you would support me on this journey.  End shameless self-promotion.

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The Only Shinyuu Site has a write up on La Corda D’oro: Blue Sky Review. As this was an interesting review and this is an anime I am unlikely to ever watch myself, I decided to point you over to this blog.

Shoujo Thoughts has a more personal post as they share their process in creating an avatar for their blog in a post appropriately titled Drawing Curly Anime Hair is Hard. I like posts like this where it feels we get to meet a bit of the person behind the blog  and its always fun watching someone try new things so go check out this post and some others on Shoujo Toughts’ blog.

Caffeinated Telescopes explains why they didn’t like Izetta giving us what they call a ‘cynical, analytical dissection‘. They raise some excellent points about the show and why it didn’t work but also acknowledge that the show did have quite a fan base while it was airing.

Jill from Jill’s Writing on Anime explains why Fukigen na Mononokean frustrated them. I have to pretty much agree with every point they make. There were so many great ideas hinted at throughout the series that it utterly just left hanging and provided no explanation about. Instead we focused on the most mundane issues the show could offer. Great post if you watched the series.

Lethargic Ramblings share their first impressions of Shinsekai Yori which really just reminded me of the first time I tried to watch it. And also made me want to watch it again because its been a fair while since I last watched the whole thing through.

I’ve got another write up from Kevin Pennyfeather on ACCA. Seriously, watching the show is fantastic but reading this write up each week just makes the experience more enjoyable (even if I usually have to go and rewatch the episode after reading it because it points out something I’ve missed or only been vaguely aware of). definitely check out this blog and if you haven’t watched ACCA yet, check it out.

Shoujo Thoughts gives us another Yuri On Ice post. This one is great as it really looks at the smaller indicators of Victor and Yuri’s relationship rather than debating whether or not that was a kiss. It is fantastic to see that even after nearly two months people are still finding new things to explore with this anime and the great posts just keep coming.

Arria on Fujinsei has completed her round up of posts from the January blog carnival and has announced dates for the March carnival. If you are an anime blogger and you haven’t checked out one of these carnivals, go and see the great posts that made the round up this time and make note of the dates in March. Its a great way to meet new bloggers and find some really excellent posts to read. Thanks Arria for hosting these.

Ryuji Tatsuya’s Anime Review has a list of anime without conclusions. This is a list that could pretty much be endless at this point as it is one of the things that drives me crazy and having watched pretty much everything on this list it just reminded me how frustrating it is when you are into a story and then the story doesn’t finish. It’s like someone just tore the last chapter out of your novel and tossed it away. Only in this case they didn’t even write it (unless you read the source material in some instances in which case its like asking someone to read a novel up to x point and then watch a movie to see the end).

Just as a side note; WordPress is doing this really fun thing where a large number of comments I make on other blogs are just going straight to spam. No explanation as to why other than a suggestion that using links in comments or foul langauge will get you flagged. I’m pretty certain neither of those conditions applies to the majority of my comments (or any of them), so if you come across a comment I’ve made in your spam, I’d really appreciate it if you would mark it as not spam. Thanks.

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In Case You Missed It

This week started fairly rough and I’m going to be super busy with real life and work related stuff for a few days but hopefully it won’t interfere with my posting schedule or with visiting the wonderful anime blogs I find each week. As always I have a collection of posts I found over the week that I just feel the need to share but if you have a post or read one that you’d like to give a shout out to, feel free to add it in the comments below.

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. Even if you aren’t thinking about becoming a patron, hop on over to my patreon site because you can check out my reviews of Super Lovers Season 2 episodes and the Scum’s Wish manga. I’m looking at content specifically for patrons for next month and am currently mulling over a few ideas. End shameless self-promotion.

Plain Pasta and Plain Rice has a bit of a discussion post about short form anime and what they like about it. This is interesting because there’s a lot of short anime out there that don’t get a lot of attention (though some for good reason). Anyway, you should check out this post.

Thoughts That Move discusses Serial Experiments Lain and how it predicted the modern context where we construct our own identities online. It’s an interesting discussion about fiction and how it reflects social changes (or sometimes manages to predict where things are going).

The Bear Sleuth gives us 5 reasons why we wouldn’t want to be Ash Ketchum and makes a fairly compelling case for never wanting to be this character.

Not anime related, but Our Movie Life shared their list of top 10 Emma Stone movies. While I probably would have reordered some of the titles, I loved this list because Emma Stone is great in almost everything she does (even if the movie is not so great). So, for something a bit different from the usual anime lists I share, this one I just had to share.

Anime and Fandom Life has a brief review of Usagi Drop. It doesn’t get into details but kind of sums up perfectly why you should check out the anime if you haven’t already.

Pop Culture Uncovered has the first part of a list of Best Anime Bromances. So far there’s been some interesting choices so worth checking out and keeping your eyes open for the rest of the list.

Kevin Pennyfeather delivers another great break down on ACCA, this time looking at episode 5 and specifically spending a lot of time on the music throughout this episode. I’ve been loving their weekly updates on this anime and it is something I look forward to after watching the episode. Definitely something anyone watching ACCA should check out and if you haven’t started ACCA, this series of posts might convince you.

An Idiots Guide to Everything looks at Nagisa and the Nekodamashi (or his clap attack) in Assassination Classroom. This is a great read and a lot of fun even as it draws the fairly obvious conclusion that clapping in someone’s face is unlikely to paralyse them.

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In Case You Missed It

Another week and another collection of great posts. As always, if you would like to add a link to an anime related post please feel free to share in the comments below.

Shameless self-promotion: If you haven’t checked out my patreon hop on over. For non-patrons there are my thoughts on the first few volumes of the Scum’s Wish manga and Super Lovers season 2 episodes. End shameless self-promotion.

Manga Forum discuss the Vampire Knight manga and how it might be some people’s guilty pleasure. I quite enjoyed this post as Vampire Knight is one of the few manga I’ve read all the way through (because it was forced upon me by a friend and given how many anime I’ve made them watch it seemed fair). Anyway, it’s an interesting post that looks at why we like some things and thinking about the target audience of others.

Kausus from Otaku Gamer Zone looks at burn out from watching anime and whether it can be avoided. From reading a lot of anime blogs I know this is a problem a lot of people who watch and review a lot of anime come across at some point so this post is a good discussion starter.

Cain S Latrani shares their thoughts on Fruits Basket and kind of makes it clear why if you haven’t seen it you should go and watch it. If this anime is sitting in your maybe list, definitely check out this post.

Criticism and Thoughts looks at School Days and some of the criticisms of the series and why these may not be as valid as some people think. As School Days is one of those anime that lots of people have a lot of strong opinions about, this piece is interesting as it tries to look at School Days for what it is and what it is intended to be rather than what people describe it as.

Soul Chain looks at the idea of anime needing a saviour and why this is a problematic way to look at it. It’s a post that looks very much at the industry and was quite an interesting read.

Scott on Mechanical Anime Reviews shares what he looks for in a fight scene. It’s an interesting look at what can make an extended fight sequence appealing or interesting and makes you think about some of your favourite fights and why they are fun to watch.

Raven on Golden Realist shares their impressions of Natsume Yuujinchou and really looks at why this series is as endearing as it is. I’m a major fan of Natsume and if you haven’t checked out the series yet you should read this post and consider checking out the anime because it is a fantastic experience (though a little slow paced).

Nerd Rambles gave us a list of the top 5 anime for gamers. This combined two of my greatest loves, anime and gaming, so I absolutely had to share it.

Mel in Anime Land shares their top 10 Megane Male Characters. I’ve previously shared my top 5 anime guys wearing glasses so I really appreciated this list, there’s just something about anime guys in glasses.

Lastly for this week, Arria over on Fujinsei started off the OWLS tour for the month and it’s a Yuri On Ice post as apparently they all will be this month, so I am never going to get to write an In Case You Missed It Post without a Yuri post attached (I’m clearly devastated by this fact). Seriously go an check out this post by Arria, not just because it is about Yuri, but because it is a thought provoking read about Yuri On Ice and well worth your time.

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Reflections on January 2017

I did say I would stop celebrating each month the blog was kept alive but I do like taking the first of the month (given my first post just happened to be a first of the month) to reflect on what has happened.

Probably the biggest thing that happened in January was I made the decision that I want to invest more time (in the long run) in this blog and be able to expand my content and so for that purpose I’ve joined patreon (and not just to be obnoxious with self-promotion). Mostly I’m looking to be able to have more time that can be devoted to blogging so that I can develop a wider range of content for my blog and continue to become more engaged with the aniblogging community. This is definitely an aspirational kind of goal but when I started thinking about what I wanted from 100 Word Anime and how to get there, this seemed like an important first step. I do want to thank everyone who promoted the fact that I joined patreon on Twitter and have offered words of encouragement as I want to thank the patrons I gained in January. These may be small steps but they have meant a lot to me.

Okay, outside of that what’s happened in January?

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Well, I’ve managed to stay on schedule for posting. Since I dropped from 4 posts a day back in June to 3, I’ve been a lot more consistent. While I’d love to increase the range of content and maybe go back to 4 posts a day, realistically I can’t at the moment with work and life but long term we’ll see what happens.

I passed the 800 follower mark for WordPress follower which was kind of exciting (by kind of exciting read I did a little dance and that kind of physical exertion is saved for very rare occasions).  What I want to work on more than the number of followers though is the engagement of people with this blog because there’s probably around 100 – 200 followers who actually regularly interact with me and respond to my posts throughout the week (and you are all awesome and I love the sense of community that I’ve found on WordPress). So while the 800 number looks nice, and it does look nice, I’m thinking there is still a lot of work to do here. That said, I wouldn’t object to reaching a target of 1000 followers by Easter. That would be kind of cool.

For some reason January 21 was my best day ever for traffic with 262 views. Why that day? I really have no idea and I’ve gone over it, looked at the posts and comments but I can’t see anything significantly different about that day, but it was a good day and it has given me a new target to chase.

My best post ever in terms of views is still actually Yuri On Ice episode 1. Closely followed by episode 7 and 10. I wonder what happened in those episodes that got people clicking? (Smiles at the memory of episodes 7 and 10.)

But my best post in January was the best and worst of 2016 (in my opinion).

Thanks to all my readers and happy anime watching throughout February.


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In Case You Missed It

Week 3 of Winter 2017 is done and while some people are loving this season there’s others struggling to decide what they want to keep watching. Despite that potential dilemma, there have still been a plethora of excellent anime related blog posts out there and I’m sharing a few of those below. As always, you are welcome to add a link in the comments to an anime (manga or gaming) related post that you think deserves a shout out.

Shameless self-promotion of the week: My thoughts on Scum’s Wish volume 2 are available on my Patreon page but it is available to the public so you don’t need to be a patron to read this post. End shameless self-promotion.

Jill, from Jill’s Writings on Anime, explains why Migiwa Kizuki is the worst mother in anime. Now that’s a fair call given how many terrible parents there are, but this is actually a fairly well made case.

Schizoidmouse brings us a great character piece on Iok Kujan from Iron Blooded Orphans and just why he is such a hated character. If you are watching the show, this is a post worth reading. If you haven’t watched the show but are okay with spoilers, it’s a post worth reading.

Weebtopia explores the music of Your Lie in April but their post covers a wide ranging discusison about the characters and the strengths and weaknesses of this anime (it also dives heavily into spoiler territory for anyone who still wants to be surprised by the ‘twist’).

Nice Job Breaking It, Hero has a list of their Top 6 Sadistic Megane. It’s a fun list if you enjoy seeing really good looking anime guys in glasses with some truly warped personalities on display.

Kevin Pennyfeather delivers a great discussion about ACCA and how the show is using the characters and visuals to build suspense. As this is the anime I’m most enjoying this season (that isn’t a sequel or continuation) reading this was a lot of fun and for those who haven’t picked up ACCA it is a great read about why ACCA is working (at least at the moment).

I think it’s time I just admit that as long as people are writing posts about Yuri on Ice I’m going to keep reading and enjoying them. Elisabeth over on Little Anime Blog posted some excellent videos of real skaters doing the routines from Yuri on Ice including  History Maker. I had a great time watching these and am still smiling at the thought.

Another Yuri On Ice post though this one from Caffeinated Telescope which looks at The Power of Delivering To Your Audience. It’s an interesting look at the creative process and the kinds of stories that are seeing success and maybe why. This one is quite a thought provoking post and whether you are a Yuri On Ice fan or not it makes you think about why it gained all those fans.

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In Case You Missed It

Last week I was back at work on a more regular basis but that just means I had to work to get my routine back into gear so that I can keep up with everything. There have been some great first impressions on the Winter season as well as some really interesting articles being shared around. As usual, this week I’ve gathered a collection of some of my favourite blog posts from the week. If I’ve missed something that you feel needs a shout out feel free to add a link in the comments.

Shameless self-promotion: In case you missed it, last week I officially signed up to Patreon and am now looking for patrons. If you like what I do here on 100 Word Anime I’d really appreciate it if you would support my continuing to grow this blog (or if you could pass the word on to others). I’m also holding a poll to find out which OP is everyone’s favourite this early in the season so if you’d like to vote go here. If your favourite isn’t included select other and comment your favourite. End shameless self-promotion.

Daily Anime Art shared some images of Orochimaru Cosplay and they are pretty amazing. If you didn’t catch this post you really should go and check out this cosplay by Elena89Hikari. It will really blow you away.

D Talks Anime has a fascinating post about the characters and relationships in Durarara. As an anime I’ve read a lot about but didn’t watch much of, this post kind of made me feel like I was actually missing out on something. So Durarara is going back on my eventual to watch list that never seems to get any shorter. Anyway, check out their post.

Kurumi looks at 5 reasons why Sailor Moon is the most influential magical girl. As a crazy Sailor Moon fan I could overlook this post this week.

Prattle (on their new look blog) have a post on How to Recognise a Terrible Character. Despite taking a swipe at one of my favourite characters, this is a really good article to read and makes you think about all those characters who fit Prattle’s criteria for being not very good.

I absolutely have to share this post from Cain S Latrani called Stupid Anime is Still Anime. While a little rambling at times it addresses a lot of the endless circling arguments that happen online about anime and what anime is and whether a particular anime is terrible or industry destroying and I had great fun reading this.

Little Anime Blog has a fun post about anime vampires. If you don’t visit this blog regularly it is full of great features, news, reviews, and all things anime related and it is regularly updated so it is definitely one to watch.

Yaoi Playground has a post about the music of Yuri on Ice. They compare Yuri to other sports anime and look at the impact the music had. (Yes, I know I still haven’t got through one of these without a Yuri post. It will happen, I swear.)

I Have a Heroine Problem discusses Sexual Assault and Subversiveness in Kiss Him, Not Me. This is one of the few serious articles I’ve read in relation to this anime and it tackles some of the issues the series has in terms of content head-on and it isn’t a rant but rather a discussion.

Bobble Anime looks at the representations of monsters in Interviews with Monster Girls and how the story deals with discrimination and adolescence in episode 1. It’s a fun read about an episode that was pretty fun to watch.

Kevin Pennyfeather did an interesting review of the first episode of ACCA. Now I really enjoyed this first episode but couldn’t figure out what it was about the show that I liked but Kevin does an excellent job explaining just what worked in this episode.

Anime Corps have a fairly informative post this week Dissecting Anime Strike. While the focus is services and costs available in the US it is an interesting post to read if you are wondering about the different streaming services for anime.

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In Case You Misssed It

Okay, since the holidays are over hopefully I’ll be reading blogs more consistently again. While I hope everyone had a good break here is a round up of posts that caught my interest this week. It’s been a really great week for anime blogs; so many good posts. Please feel free to add links in the comments to any cool posts you’ve come across.

I rarely use this post to link to my own posts but if you didn’t catch my best and worst of 2016, check it out now and let me know what you thought about it.

Prattle has a really fascinating post on Mastering Emotional Resonance in Anime. It’s an interesting read and looks at how emotions are constructed within anime. Thought provoking and interesting.

CSRadical posted a list of the top 10 things they watched, played and listened to and is a nice reflection of some of the high lights from 2016.

Kyra Desu Yo has shared a great explanation of Rei Kiriyama’s name. For those who don’t visit this blog regularly they do a great job explaining the meaning (or possible meanings) of the kanji in various character names. It is alway a very informative read and well worth checking out regularly.

Hold Up, Let’s Talk posted a list of their top 10 dubs from 2016. It’s a nice list to check out.

Some Guy Doesn’t Care gave us his 7 best and worst anime from 2016 and their reasoning. Another great reflection post to check out if you are still looking back at the last year of anime.

Otakuness gives us a review of Flip Flappers. I think this is a show I’m going to be reading a lot about given everyone seems to have taken something different away from it (other than disappointment at the ending which seems mostly universal with a few exceptions).

Scott on Mechanical Anime Reviews has posted about why you should watch 3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion). If you haven’t started this series yet and my reviews haven’t convinced you to at least check out an episode, you really should check out this post.

Anime Girls NYC asks who Ichigo should be with. It’s a question Bleach fans love to ask and discuss so if you want to join the conversation go and check out the post.

The Real Meott looks at Gender and Power Dynamics in Paranoia Agents first episode. This is a great read whether your have watched Paranoia Agent or not simply because it highlights the role gender plays in so much of what we watch, particularly in anime. Well worth checking out.

Subculture Diaries did a 2016 in retrospect looking at amvs. It is a great collection of amvs and is accompanied by a great discussion about each of the videos so well worth checking out.

Lastly, from Anime & Anime is an excellent essay on Chitose vs the World: The Millenial Struggle and Anime. It’s a thought provoking piece and very well written so well worth checking out if you didn’t catch it during the week.

And that’s it from me this week.