In Case You Missed It

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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In Case You Missed It

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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In Case You Missed It

Another week and another round up of anime related blog posts. The real world is still kicking me while I’m down (read: too much work to do, not enough time for anime) and I think I’ve got at least one more week of hectic running around before things settle. Hopefully after that things kind of return to a more normal level of crazy busy. As always, feel free to add a link to a post you’d like to give a shout out to in the comments.

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This one is a little self promotional but In Case You Missed It, Raistlin was the winner of the Facebook competition I ran awhile ago where the prize was a post on a topic of the winner’s choice. Rasitlin asked for a post on the post apocalyptic genre and last week published their prize. I’m really glad they liked the prize and I think at some point I’d like to try doing another similar competition given I did get some quite positive responses from participants.

If you want a laugh, Arria over on Fujinsei has you covered with their confessions of an anime blogger post. Very relatable and hilarious.

I Drink and Watch Anime has a list of their top 10.5 Anime Ending themes. There’s some great anime and great songs on this list so if you missed it you should check it out.

The Only Shinyuu Site has an interesting list this week giving us five reasons why we should go to a Japanese Internet Cafe in case of a zombie apocalypse. I’ll admit, I hadn’t considered that option in all the discussions I’ve had about what to do in case of a zombie outbreak. Though, small problem in getting to Japan first.

Just a Whole Lot of Weird gave us a post explaining why Endeavor Fails as a Symbol of Peace. It’s an interesting look at the notion of branding in the My Hero Academia universe and quite an interesting read.

D Talks Anime has their review of Gakkougurashi or School Live. Given it was their episode reviews of this show that made me go watch it, D really has a lot of positive to high light about this series, but also points out a few of the missteps. It is a nice review and worth checking out if you are considering trying the series (though they assume you too have already heard the first episode twist – so spoilers if you haven’t).

Seasonal Prattle has another sound bit of advice for blog writers and discusses cheap content this week and some mistakes people might make thinking more content is better. I love how Prattle manages to make me reflect on my blog every single week and always makes me feel like I have so incredibly far to go, and yet does it in a way that provides solutions and concrete things that could help.

Jon Spencer Reviews looks at the importance of tone specifically comparing Death Parade with Little Busters. There are some spoilers for both of the series in the post, but it is a good read and gets you thinking about how tone is used in shows.

Kawaii Paper Panders has a great list of supernatural anime if you are looking for something featuring gods or yokai that still makes you feel really happy while watching. Well worth checking out this list if you’ve been wanting to try a supernatural anime but aren’t sure where to start.

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I Drink and Watch Anime reviewed Psycho Pass this last week, but they also published a post called The Tragedy of Shusei Kagari and this piced was a fantastic read. While there have been a lot of posts about Psycho Pass and the characters, mostly these focus on Akane or Kougami and Makishima. Occasionally one of the other characters is put in the spot light but I think this is the first time I’ve read a post entirely on Kagari and his importance as a character and the tragedy of his death. Really loved reading this post and definitely recommend checking it out if you missed it.


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In Case You Missed It

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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In Case You Missed It

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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In Case You Missed It

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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In Case You Missed It

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In Case You Missed It

Hey everyone. Well, my anniversary week is finally done and I had a great time. Hopefully you will all still be with me next year when I celebrate 2 years blogging. For now, check out some great posts that I’ve found on other blogs and as always, feel free to add a link to some great content 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. Thanks to my patrons who already support this site. End shameless self-promotion.

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I had to share this post from Kapodaco as they share their thoughts on NHK’s Top 100 Anime list. I’m not sure whether seeing the placement of some titles on the list or Kapodaco’s reaction to them was more entertaining but this was a great post to read. (Minor language warning for the post.)

Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders has a write up on Tales of Zestiria the X specifically looking at episode 25. While they start off poking fun (as the title of the post suggests) at some of the sillier moments in the episode, they then focus in on what the episode did well. It is an interesting read and looks really at the strengths and weaknesses of the series as a whole as captured by that final episode. Worth checking out (though clearly spoilers given it is a final episode write up).

I know I’ve had quite a few from this blog lately, but here’s another post from Keiko’s Anime Blog this time sharing their thoughts on Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2. They are quite critical of this second season and a lot of their thoughts kind of echo my own frustrations with this second season.

Two Girls Gaming have a review of Persona 5. I haven’t played the game but I’ve seen a lot of write ups about it as well as various comments on twitter and now it seems people are finally giving full reviews. They do claim minor spoilers for the review.

Kimmie Kawaii shares some very cool cosplay photos from a convention that she attended. I love seeing the dedication of some fans, whether it is anime or superheroes, people who go all out on a costume are always impressive.

Bardic Impulses takes a look at Science in Mass Effect: Andromeda looking at both how it was used well and some moments where over simplifications occur. It’s a different take on the game from the usual reviews so worth checking out and raises some interesting points.

Railgunfan75 has a list of their Top 5 Movies based on anime series. While I’m terrible for not getting around to the films of many anime series, a few that I’ve seen and enjoyed made it on to this list and it was just reading the reasoning behind the choices. Great read.

The Anime Prince talks about Granblue Fantasy and the useless flying sidekick in the room in the form of Vyrn. Mostly in the way that he is contributing nothing to the show. I didn’t much like Vyrn but I hadn’t given him enough thought to realise you could literally erase him from every scene and lose nothing except a pink, floating creature. Interesting post.

Prattle offers us 6 White Lies Viewers Say About the Spring Season. It is a great list of lines you will hear in almost any forum for discussing anime and Prattle gives great reasons why, even if you like or dislike a show, the statement being made probably isn’t as accurate or definite as the person stating it might like it to be. Well worth reading and thinking about how people discuss anime.

Lastly, D Talks Anime shares their favourite scenes from Attack on Titan season 1. It’s a great list packed with some of the best moments from the show. As we’re all kind of glued to season 2 at the moment, it is a nice reminder as to why, even with some of the flaws, Attack on Titan is still kind of awesome.

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Anniversary Special – Top 5 Blog Posts

As part of the 1 year anniversary special posts, my Top 5 this week looks at my favourite 5 posts that I have written since starting the blog. By favourite I am looking at the posts I had fun writing or discussing and I’ll explain my reasons in the list below. This was an enormously hard list to narrow down but I had a great time revisiting old posts (and flinching a little at just how many typos I let slip through particularly when I’m tired).

I’d love to know which post you liked the most on my site or what you would like to see more (or less) of. Please feel free to comment below.

Please Note – There are no spoilers this week.

Honourable mentions this week go to:

Number 5: Natsume Yuujincho Series Review

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This one is actually a review of the first 4 seasons of Natsume after I did a rewatch in preparation for season 5’s release last year. I genuinely love Natsume as an anime and I really enjoy writing about it so this post was just really fun to write as it made me think about all those moments in the show that made me smile and the reasons I loved it so much. Admittedly, this isn’t the most critical of reviews and could probably use a do-over at some point, but that’s fine. I’ll take the excuse to revisit Natsume any day.

Number 4: Friday’s Feature – On Overpowered MC’s

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This post was kind of written in protest to the ongoing criticism of shows that the MC was overpowered. I happen to like strong and competent main characters so simply telling me that the main character is crazy strong is not actually going to deter me from watching or enjoying a show. While I respect the opinion that many people have that an overly strong main character does take some tension from certain parts of the narrative, I feel this feature kind of points out why a blanket declaration that overpowered MC’s are bad is probably not the best approach to take either. Anyway, it was fun to write simply because I just wanted to get that idea out there and feel I’d had my say on the issue.

Number 3: Assassination Classroom Episode 46

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Okay, don’t click on the link if you are worried about spoilers for Assassination Classroom. This is the second last episode and there’s a clear spoiler warning on the post for a reason. This was a post I had to write. No filter, no rewrite, just get the words down. The episode hit me that hard emotionally I just had to get it out and writing the post really helped in stepping back from the events and thinking about the show a little bit more objectively.

Number 2: Friday’s Feature – Beneath the Squeals What is Driving Yuri on Ice Fans

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While I could easily have filled this list with my Top 5 Yuri on Ice posts I decided to limit myself to just one and of all the episode reviews, lists, discussions and features that have focussed on Yuri on Ice, this is my favourite. The show hadn’t ended but it gave me a chance to reflect on what was actually drawing me into this show (amazingly enough good looking anime guys isn’t actually enough of a reason for me to keep watching a show – not that it hurts). Anyway, mostly I just loved writing about this anime and there are probably more Yuri On Ice themed posts in my future.

Number 1: Tuesday’s Top 5: Totally Narcissistic Characters

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Okay, this list was never intended to be taken seriously but it list my favourite narcissists from anime. It was great fun to write and some of these characters are hilarious. This may not be the best post I’ve written, but as I said at the start this list was about posts I had fun writing. I must admit, the more odd my list topic is, the more fun I have writing it.

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In Case You Missed It

Another super busy week (even with a public holiday in Australia). Still, I managed to get to everything, including checking out some great blogs. Below I’ve linked to some great posts that I found during the week. As always, feel free to share a link in the comments below.

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Mechanical Anime Reviews has a fairly insightful post about Kado: The Right Answer and some of the issues with its approach to narrative, as well as why it is kind of great. Well worth reading.

Weekend Otaku has finished viewing and reviewing Your Lie in April so if you missed any of these beautifully written posts that will break your heart nearly as much as the anime you can check out all 22 of them. This was a great project and I know a lot of us enjoyed following along with this viewing.

From Keiko’s Anime Blog we have an episode review of Attack on Titan Season 2 Episode 4. This episode was what tipped this show into a must watch for me, and it seems like I am not alone in having really enjoyed the episode. This is a nice review to check out if you don’t want spoilers from the manga but just want to know why the episode was great. There’s also a great write up on episode 4 of Akashic Records of a Bastard Magical Instructor that I found summed up the episode and the series so far pretty well.

The same episode of Attack on Ttian is covered by D, a little more spoilery though attempts to keep it spoiler free. There’s definitely a lot packed into this episode and it got a lot of people talking.

Mechanical Anime Reviews has a write up of some of the anime of Spring 2017 and on leaving the Light Novel Stigma behind. Its a great post and addresses an issue a lot of anime fans have which is the number of terrible light novel adaptations leaving us with little tolerance for new titles, but we also need to remember some are worth trying.

All Andrealinia asks Does the Opening Sequence Matter in a post that gets us all to think about whether we are watching all those openings or not and why or why not. A great post to check out if you missed it during the week.

Schizoidmouse Squeaks shares their favourite Bleach Openings (the nostalgia hit hard while reading this post). If you are a Bleach fan of any sort you should check out this post. Great fun to read.

Evil Geek Cult discusses the use of horror in video games and looks at how easy it would be for the Elder Scrolls to become a horror game. Interesting thought, and I’d really like to play that. Well worth the read if you are into either gaming or horror or just like speculating about what could be.

Anime Corps had an interesting editorial called Obligated Entertainment. They were thinking about the number of anime references they use within articles and whether that made it too difficult for newcomers to really get the points coming across and why so many references were even being used. It’s an interesting discussion and a fun read.

And that’s all from me.


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