Saturday, 26 April 2008

Can't think of a more interesting way to say "Random Spring Season Update"

It's suddenly become a weekly tradition for us not to get back to our dorms till 5 or 6 in the morning on Saturday mornings after staying up all of Friday night doing inane activities like... Not watching/blogging anime. Yes, I have screwed up priorities, blame it on the lack of sleep and the overdose of fried chicken I had today. First and last time I'm 'indulging' in that rip off that is 'KFC's all you can eat for one hour at only 1320yen' nearby. And no, I'm not having Pizza BHut any time soon either. Since I've not posted for a few days, and I don't have much concrete material on any one series to constitute a proper post, here's a random update post for which I failed to come up with a witty title to (as always).


After wildly random and immensely entertaining 2nd episodes, Kyouran Kazoku Nikki and Kamen no Maid Guy (yes, Kamen no Maid Guy. And for the record, I actually loved watching Magikano, so there :P) enter my watchlist at number 6 and 7 respectively, displacing everything from Nabari no Ou downwards downwards still and at more risk of being dropped. Which brings me too...


Special A still sucks may just be the first shoujo series I'll ever drop. Even if the first few jokes of the 3rd episode were actually funny, and Hikari doesn't look as anorexic anymore, it's still too WTF when her skinny limbs are able to destroy kitchen utensils -_-" And the cannonball onigiri joke was only funny in Keroro Gunsou. Right now it feels like I'll only be able to like Special A if they got rid of Hikari and Kei (and especially the student council guy)... which would make the show rather meaningless, wouldn't it? Though speaking of actually dropping series...


Huh? Cry-blah?

Dropping Crystal Blaze after second episode (where I literally zoned out halfway, but that was because it was late and I was tired). psgels assures us it's a solid show, and I kinda believe so... but if my guess is right, even if I do continue watching, it'll just end up being one of those shows where I go 'well I guess that was okay' in the end before forgetting that I've ever watched it in the first place. On the other hand...


I may actually continue watching Kaiba and Himitsu instead. Need subs though. And speaking of subs...


Toshokan Sensou has finally been subbed! *!!!Goes to rewatch episode!!!* Those who haven't caught a glimpse of it, go do so, NOW. Also...


Junjou Romantica has finally been subbed! *...nyeh, prefers snarky NicoVideo comments* Let's talk about something more interesting....


Itazura na Kiss, Code Geass, Allison to Lillia remain very much entertaining for their own individual reasons (which seem wildly divergent from one another, especially when it comes to Code Geass XD). I really should remind myself to watch Nabari no Ou and Tower of Druaga every week though... Probably not a good sign that I'm starting to forget about them already. But it happens when the awesome-r series stick to mind, like...


Kure-nai. I suppose any show that's able to make me feel some sort of emotion besides reducing me to laughter (intentionally or not) at a character must be good to some extent. I was totally with Murasaki over the Shinkurou being a doormat in the subway train thing. (on the other hand, I can totally understand why Shinkurou didn't fight back, but I was still furious at how low he forced himself to sink!) The last time I felt genuinely furious at an anime character was at Hachimaki in Planetes after he goes Jupiter. It's totally different from being absolutely appalled at a character like Shinji in Evangelion to the extent that it reduces the enjoyment of a show. Feeling both angry at a certain character's behavior and angry for the other characters who have to put up with it - in poor Murasaki's case, being rebuked and then lectured about society's rules in a way Mawari from Seto no Hanayome could never hope to achieve - isn't something that occurs too often with me, and having character conflict within the show that I can actually connect to, even if it brings out a form of negative emotion in me, and is something I'm actually grateful for. (Hey, this whole paragraph should've gotten its own post -_-"). And finally...


Penguin no Mondai (not to be confused with that other Penguin Musume show which I haven't/won't watch) is probably the most wildly inappropriate 'kids' entertainment' I've watched, ever. Okay, maybe I'm the only one who was fooled into thinking it's children's entertainment... And am I the only one who's watched this? Maybe I'm hallucinating...


I need to get some sleep now. The panda eyes I'm getting in real life or hardly becoming.

3 comments:

Shin-chan said...

I like almost everything on the list except Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, which I couldn't even bother finishing the first episode for some reason. Maybe I should try at it again.

Have yet to try Naruto no Ou, Kaiba, Crystal Blaze though.

Also liking Soul Eater at the moment. Penguin Musume on the other hand is some random otaku show with cosplay and such. It's short enough in length to be watchable/waste time wwww

Caitlin said...

I'm not sure I'd agree that Special A would be better without Hikari and Kei...the secondary characters aren't that well fleshed out yet and I'm not finding them interesting just yet. Maybe if the premise of boxing or whatever they do was removed and they had more jabs at each other outside of the competitions, it might hold my interest more.

issa-sa said...

shin: Kyouran Kazoku Nikki may not be everyone's cup of tea since the setup is a whole hodge podge of randomness. I've only been hearing good things about Soul Eater lately, so I might watch it on TV on Mondays (the only other anime on TV I watch now is the supremely entertaining Gintama).

caitlin: I wasn't entirely serious with that point, since I know for sure that Special A would collapse entirely if they got rid of Hikari and Kei (since most people watch it for that coupling anyways) and I like the side characters AS side characters (since they're still entertaining in a one dimensional kind of way), though from the OP (which I WILL be skipping from now on) does hint at Ryuu having an emo side. And yes, they have to get rid of the super strength jokes, it's getting worse than Tsubasa Chronicles -_-"