- Why + how to update old blog posts. A great reminder for all of us with blogs. For some reason my most popular post this month is something I wrote in 2012 about My Little Monster, and it could absolutely use an update.
- Undertale updates its fan merchandise policy to be more lenient toward fans. I love how this creator managed to find a way to protect his intellectual property while still allowing fans to create and sell derivative works. HT Jessi!
- The Crunchyroll forums are basically the last useful, positive forums on the Internet, and I loved this list of hidden gems—anime that are fantastic but not talked about as often as they deserve. HT Zoe!
- After I wrote about missing Katsucon 2016 on purpose, Tony of Manga Therapy wrote his own take on going to every con year after year. Also, he’s been blogging for six years now, so give him a hand!
- Anime Herald reviewed my 2014 favorite—Ping Pong: The Animation. Everyone should watch this, but don’t let me convince you, let the review do the talking.
- Some tropes age better than others. Floating Words wrote on the trope of the heroic sacrifice, and which anime managed to pull it off the best.
- This was the week I remembered I have to write five posts for Forbes every month, so I put up four of them. My favorite so far is about the Skip Beat crowdfunding campaign and how fans working together can takes the risk factor out of something as “daring” as shoujo anime.
Photo by Peter Lestari