If you’re anything like me then most of your blog reading during the work week. I’ve been reading a lot of very insightful pieces lately. I also have been trying to just read what other people are writing a bit more. I wanted a segment on my blog to showcase some of my favourite pieces that I’ve read over the past week.
This Week’s Must Read
LitaKino’s OWLS piece on having strength in your voice was a really emotional read. She writes about A Silent Voice and how the two protagonists, Shoya and Shoko, have to find strength within themselves to carry on. LitaKino also writes about her own personal struggles and her connection with Shoko’s character. You really, really, should go read this post if you read nothing else this week.
Make Time For
The Flower Language of A Silent Voice Although this link is only to the first of the two posts, they’re both worth a read. Atelier Emily writes about how flowers are used within A Silent Voice and the meanings associated with those flowers. It’s such a unique post there was no way I was missing this from my list. Go read it. Now.
What Are We Talking About When We Talk About “Empathy” in Media Criticism? Mage in a Barrel took at look at how the word “empathy” is used when talking about anime. It’s an interesting look at how the word is misused and well worth a read. The comments on the discussion are a good read too.
6 Great Reverse Harem Anime If you like reverse harem, or want some ideas on where to start, Princess Shoujo has written a list of six good ones to start with. Rather than just list them, there’s some great justification there too and a few have made their way to my to-watch list.
Why is Natsume Yuujinchou Still Endearing After Five and a Half Seasons? Karandi explained why Natsume is still going strong after so long. There are two main reasons, explained in detail, and I found it compelling enough to add Natsume to my every growing list of things to get around to.
Why There Isn’t Enough Yuri Anime Zeria has a thought provoking post on why there isn’t a lot of Yuri anime. There was a lot of thought put into this and it was interesting seeing the reasons that were brought up. Remy Fool was inspired, in part by Zeria, to write about fanservice in Yuri anime.
So there we have it. My best picks of the week! I hope you enjoy reading them and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone writes this week too.