Another week, another round-up. As we’re coming to the end of the summer season, it’s the time to not only reflect on the anime that really resonated with us (*cough* given *cough*), but to look ahead. This week’s column does just that, whilst also making for some quality evergreen editorials.
We all knew this was coming, but doesn’t it feel great to have an official announcement?
The inevitable live action adaption of the massively popular The Promised Neverland manga is on the way.
In the spotlight
Exploring the journey of death and acceptance in the excellent Anohana. I may have had tears in my eyes while writing this one.
There’s a reason why animation is the perfect accompaniment to jazz and classical music as we explore in this quickfire editorial.
As always, there are far too many brilliant posts from the ani-blogging community than we can possibly hope to include here, but we’ve tried to flag up a few of the very best.
given has become one of our favourite anime of the year with its queer representation, gut-punching drama, brilliant soundtrack and silly antics. Nick Creamer over at Wrong Every Time (reposting his Crunchyroll piece) explores all the reasons why this series is so special.
Jon Spencer, meanwhile, has written an extended review of this season’s charming If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord. This isn’t just a review, however, but an important exploration of daddy/daughter anime and a look at how some people view this subgenre as problematic. As a father myself, I found a lot to admire here.
Over at Shay Taree, the eponymous writer discusses what you’d like to change about the anime community. This one’s more a video, but it’s worth checking out the blog first for a preface.
So there we have it folks, another week duly rounded up. What’s been your favourite anime of the summer season, and what are you most looking forward to in autumn? If there’s any great pieces you think we might have missed, feel free to post a link in the comments below.