Over The Week (May 29 – June 4)

We’re on week two of this new feature “Over The Week” and it’s making me more aware of the things I read. I’ve found so many wonderful posts that it’s been hard to pick the ones I wanted to share with you!

This Week’s Must Read

This week’s feature piece goes to The Lily Garden!

I’ve never read Wuthering Heights, though I have heard of it, nor have I watched Aoi Hana. However, I never felt lost or confused while reading this – even without having prior knowledge on the topic. Remy let us get to know Heathcliff and Yasuko through the writing. The comparison theme kept the two characters connected all the way through the entire post. After reading this both Aoi Hana and Wuthering Heights have now gone onto my to read/watch lists.

Make Time For

Anime Bridges to Us on a Deeper Level Kausus at Otaku Gamer Zone wrote a post on the connection anime has to the viewer and how that relationship creates a better viewing experience. It’s a short read, but a good one.

Iyashikei: The Genre of Healing – An Attempt at a Definition Floating into Bliss’s Zeria made an attempt at defining the genre of Iyashikei. I’d never heard of this genre before but a lot of my favourite shows fall into it. As well as the looking at the specifics of Iyashikei, Zeria’s post also makes you think about what makes a genre.

New York Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Review Rai took us away from anime for a bit this week to share thoughts on a festival. It’s a nice mix of personal thoughts, the experience of the festival, and says something about the state of people at the moment. There’s some really lovely photos too.

A Silent Voice made me realise how much my taste in Anime has changed for the better Lethargic Ramblings experienced how much tastes in anime can change over the years. Something that was disliked a year ago is now something that can be an enjoyable experience. It’s a good reminder that we should all try something we used to hate every so often in case our tastes have changed too!

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica – Magical Girls Took Me By Surprise! Two Happy Cats wrote about the enjoyment that Madoka Magica brought. The way the review was written piqued my interested in the characters and story. It jumped Madoka Magica onto my ever growing to watch list.

I hope you enjoy reading these posts. Let me know in the comments of any posts you enjoyed reading this week. Happy writing!

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