Man… it’s been far too long since I published an edition of Worth Reading… I’ve been collecting links, just never got off my butt and edited and published. That error is now rectified and here are a few posts that are long overdue for your reading pleasure and appreciation.
So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
Luminous Mongoose at Otaku Essays has two very different but very interesting posts:
- An interesting review for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. (A movie I enjoyed greatly even if the ending was a bit hamfisted.)
- The essay Why Disabled Characters Are So Captivating is fascinating. Three characters are featured, and the surprising one is All Might (Boku no Hero Academia). I would have said disadvantaged rather than disabled, but Mongoose still makes an interesting argument about the handicap(s) he faces.
Remy at The Lily Garden tackles a provocative question: Is There Any Room for Average Anime Series Anymore?
Oncasteve at Marshmellow Pastel writes a review of the first season of A Certain Scientific Railgun that stands as an interesting counterpiece to Remy’s: A Certain Scientific Railgun: In Defence of Competent Mediocrity.
Seriously, you should read both of those. Taken together they make for some interesting food for thought.
Two interesting posts from TPAB at The Pantless Anime Blogger:
- First up, a fascinating in depth review of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru. His compare-and-contrast with Madoka is fascinating. (Everybody compares the two. You can also read, and comment, on my take on how they compare.)
- Equally interesting is his June 2018 wrap-up post with more thoughts on YuuYuuYuu.
Speaking of handles… I hope that one day TPAB reviews Grand Blue Dreaming – which features the diving club PAB, who are frequently sans pants.
Kevo at &cetera tackles a fascinating topic: Just How Much Does Aqours Actually Perform During Lives? A question that it never occurred to me to ask. But then the closest I’ve ever come to an idol concert is skipping through a video of WUG on YouTube to find my favorite songs…
Irina at I drink and watch anime writes: What Your Top 5 List Says About You. I especially commend to you the comments on the article. Personally, I think a well done list/listicle can be interesting and useful. Problem is, very few are well done and the format has been demonized by overuse by clickbait publishers.