Watching an anime series is quite taxing especially for those still new to the genre. For one, you have to be able to read fast enough to understand the dialogue since the latest episodes only show subtitles. Following the fast-paced action while trying your best to do high-speed reading takes time getting used to but, in the end, it’s worth the effort.
In addition, the fast action scenes would sometimes be confusing to some fans. There might be some crucial clues in a scene that you just did not notice which would make the entire plot hard to understand. Thankfully, the rising popularity of anime also means that sites offering reviews per episode are also increasing, making your anime adventure a little bit easier.
For a greater understanding and appreciation of your favorite series, here are the top 30 anime blog sites that every anime lover should not miss out.
All anime lovers should check out the All The Anime site. Founded in 2012, the site quickly established itself in the anime distribution scene by offering anime content directly from Japan. To this day, the site continues in its strive to bring fresh life into well-loved classics by offering beautifully packaged collector’s editions.
A multi-author blog, anime lovers would likely encounter someone writing on their favorite series. The site is divided into three categories namely; Currently Watching, Finished Series (Action), Finished Series (Adventure/Fantasy), Finished Series (Comedy), Finished Series (Horror), Finished Series (Mystery/Suspense), Finished Series (Romance), Finished Series (Slice of Life/Drama), Finished Series (Sports) and Finished Series (Storybook). There are also categories on manga named Manga Shelf, Game Reviews and series currently on hiatus. Yes, there’s definitely something for everyone.
Most anime lovers tend to love manga and games as well. For these people, the Supako Blog would feel like a one-stop shop. It contains reviews on anime, manga, games, movies, web novels and even travels. Also, the sheer number of anime series that the site reviews is impressive. You’ll be more likely to come across a series that you love. As members, you can also post comments and discuss the series with other fans.
The site is the personal blog of Kim Morrissy, a writer at Crunchyroll. According to the author, the blog is perfect for fans who want an alternative perspective on their favorite series. Aside from anime, Fantastic Memes also cover some manga series and light novels. Visit the blog and join the conversion and don’t be surprised if you ran across some crazy fan theories and joke lists.
With a team of authors, composed of passionate anime fans, expect the articles to be a bit more engaging than usual. In fact, the site already warned the readers just in case one or all of its authors will sound like a crazy fangirl/boy venting their frustration about an episode but assures its readers that all is just done out of fun. The perfect place to meet passionate members of the anime community.
If you want to discuss your favorite anime series with fellow fans, you should probably head out to The Cart Driver. In fact, the founder of the site who calls himself the great and mighty Scamp even encourages his readers to disagree with him. Just be sure to keep your wits intact, you’re likely to come up against seasoned forum veterans.
If you head over at the site’s review index, you’ll soon notice that the site reviews an impressive list of anime series alphabetically—
arranged from A to Z. This means that whatever anime series you are into, the site is likely covering it. What’s even more amazing is that it appears that the site is run by Draggle alone and yet, it churns out a few anime reviews daily. Also, check out his selection of top 50 anime series and see if your favorite also made it to his list.
The blog is a personal anime blog which was started by James back in 2009. His favorite series include Clannad (both seasons), Kanon, Suzumiya Haruhi (First Season), AIR, K-ON, Madoka Magica, and The Idolmaster. It’s safe to assume that you will likely encounter articles on the blog covering those anime. Since James is also into gaming, there are Let’s Plays mixed in as well. This is definitely a blog you should try to check out.
For people who like games and anime, Anime Zeal is a blog you should head to. The site offers tons of gaming reviews such as Deux Ex: Human Extinction, the Steins: Gate 0 game, as well as a round-up of what happened during the Seoul Comic-Con. Popular anime series such as Dragon Ball Super, Berserk, Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action, and Food Wars. There should be something for everyone.
The blog’s name may sound deceptively innocent but don’t let the cute name fool you. As the site describes itself, it is a blog founded to facilitate discussion with like-minded fans but with a twist due to its “emphasis on sexuality, technology, and other aspects of pop culture.” That got your attention right? Anyway, it is also a one-stop shop for news on anime and manga. This blog site is definitely worth a visit.
This anime blog offers a different, analytical kind of way when looking at anime, which only happens when an author is a writing major and graduate student long-resigned to writing various research papers and analytical pieces. The site is focused on Yuri, moe/loli/cutesy anime, magical girls, and idols. It even has a Yuri+LGBTQA category.
By Marth’s own admission, the author started the blog back in 2011 as a way to hone his writing skills. But, with the passion of being an anime lover, the blog is still going strong six years later. It specializes in reviewing anime by episode and covers popular series such as Houseki noKuni, Kujira no Kora was Sajou ni Utau, Dies Irae, Inuyashiki, Fate/Apocrypha, and Juuni Taisen.
True to the site’s mission statement, Anime Evo is indeed a good source for news, reviews, episode blogs, and other anime-related information under the sun. It regularly releases episode reviews on popular ongoing anime series such as Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Fate/Apocrypha, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma – San no Sara, Konohana Kitan, and Children of the Whales.
The Avvesione’s Anime Blog is focused on anime that are currently airing in Japan. As such, the site closely monitors selected anime series and regularly posts reviews on a particular episode as soon as possible or group the reviews in a weekly post. Also, the site goes beyond merely summarizing an episode as the author would write on a topic that he may find very interest. Thus, it is not uncommon to often read articles with topics not covered by anyone else.
One look at this particular anime and manga blog will instantly give you the impression that its author probably loves Gattai Girls a lot more than other anime series. Well, the fact that there is an entire category name Gattai Girls is a dead giveaway. But in case Gattai Girls is not really your cup of tea, fret not. There is an entire category named The Fujoshi Files too. Enjoy your visit.
Fans who are particularly drawn to the soundtrack of their favorite anime series would surely love this site. There is actually a category named Song of the Week which, as you might have guessed already, features a soundtrack from an anime series and declares it as the song for that particular week. Also, the site has six writers, each covering specific anime series to write on, so the content is pretty diverse.
The Anime B&B site started because of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, which opened the author’s eyes to the wonderful world of anime, manga, and everything Japanese. Thus, you’ll find the site to be filled with the author’s passion for regular posts which are usually reviews on various currently ongoing anime series. Surprisingly, or perhaps not surprisingly, the author’s other passion is food which explains why there is a category named Food. And yes, there is also a category named Product Reviews that contains reviews on the various food items available in the Japanese market.
Delescar describes itself as a cross-blog, a site that covers multiple media formats such as anime, manga, visual novels, light novels, video games, and music. Since the author’s favorite anime are Gintama, Steins; Gate, Toradora, Aria, and Yuri on Ice, you can expect those to be well-covered. As for gaming articles, JRPGs like Final Fantasy, Persona and Xenoblade are his top choices, but he also plays titles from the RPG genre like Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Solid.
Anime Maru comes with the misleading tagline “The Leader in Anime News.” All seems fine until you head over to it’s About Us page only to be warned that “Nothing on this site should be interpreted as factual nor as a claim to fact.” In other words, it’s a fake news site, something that it does not even bother hiding. The articles are shockingly funny. Give it a try, and you’ll soon discover that, even for a fake news site, Anime Maru is doing great.
The Anime Origin Stories blog is actually an interview project by Lauren Orsini. An Otaku journalist, Orsini is interested to know how the younger generation of anime fans discovered their love for anime. Also, she also wants to preserve the anime origin stories of the older anime loving generation and, in fact, as revealed that her own story started with VHS tapes and Toonami. Definitely, an interesting site to visit for all fans.
Reading the site’s mission would surely be a bit of a surprise for first-time visitors. While the site admits that there is little intentional overlap between Christianity and anime, it also claims that it intends to bridge the gap between anime fans and religion. By now, your interest must be piqued, why not give it a visit?
The site is all about music and how it appears on anime. Given the current scene, it laments the fact that anime fans do not seem to have any resource for anime music. The site aims to remedy the situation and raise awareness for anime music with its amazing collection of soundtracks rearrangements, opening and ending singles. The site even lets its members rate specific anime music.
This is a site the focuses on selected anime series. You will find first impressions and a lively discussion on ent Entries Fate/Apocrypha, 3-gatsu no Lion, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Imouto sae Ireba Ii, Kekkai Sensen & Beyond, Mahoutsukai no Yome, Blend S – Love Makes the Café Go Round, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou, UQ HOLDER! ~Mahou Sensei Negima! 2, and Shoukoku no Altair – 2. If you’re a fan of any of these anime, give the site a look.
This site serves the latest buzz on a bunch of popular anime series. Do you want to learn about the biggest Dragon Ball Super fan theory? Head over to the site and join the discussion. Itching to learn about the juiciest speculations surrounding Oda’s hit One Piece series? Go ahead and meet with like-minded fans. This is an anime blog site to catch up on the latest anime speculations and theories.
A site you must visit to get your dose of latest anime news. For instance, there is an article already discussing the 2018 Persona 5 The Animation release, a write up on the Tokyo Ghoul: re trailer and speculations on its 2018 release as well as the Steins: Gate 0 anime series scheduled for release in 2018. Be updated on what’s happening in the anime world.
This site not only publishes the latest news on anime and manga but also contains spoiler and speculations articles on a variety of anime series. For instance, it regularly releases spoilers on the One Piece manga and Dragon Ball Super. If you love anime and manga, don’t fail to visit this site.
This site is a bit rare that it seems to focus on a single anime series. Heading to the site, you’ll notice that it contains articles with topics focused only on the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime series. Of course, there is always the possibility that the site will be covering a more anime in the future. But if you’re a Boruto fan, go ahead and give it a visit.
The first thing you’ll notice is its catchy tagline – “your friendly neighborhood anime blog.” While the familiar sounding tagline would no doubt get your spider sense a bit tingly, the site does contain a lot of content on the popular anime series such as Ancient Magus Bride, BBB & Beyond, BLEND-S, ClassicaLoid, Code: Realize, Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, Land of the Lustrous, and Mr. Osomatsu.
One glance and you’ll quickly conclude that Anime Holik is a professionally done site with its neat format. On the other hand, one glance is all it takes to make you realize that the site is not in English. Good thing that there’s Google translate and the whole site suddenly becomes decipherable. But honestly, other than the temporary language barrier, you are definitely going to love the site.
The anime blog is the perfect blend of news and feature articles. For instance, articles are covering the latest announcements of anime series releases, but there are also interesting articles that give you more than just plain bare facts. A good example would be the article titled “Top 5 Superpower Anime Fights of 2017” as well as this piece titled “15 Handsome Male Anime Characters with Tattoos.”