So yeah the goal was to do this every week no matter what... BUT of course things just get in the way now and then and it was impossible for me to do for 3 weeks... The good news is that I didn't overly watch a lot of anime in those 3 weeks. Uncharacteristic like for me but real life just stepped in for the month and everything was pushed back anime blog wise. Although the title mark in this post looks huge it was mostly just small ova's and movies. I've gotten back into my anime mood over the last few days so I think things are back to normal!
Trigun Movie re-watch x2
Overall: I actually watched it 3 times total now since it came out. I find it very fun to watch and my second viewing was with other bloggers over Skype. Interesting to see others reactions to it. Too bad I had to leave half way through the viewing.
Gintama episodes 62-86
Overall: Episode 79 with the toilet paper crisis is probably my favourite episode of Gintama of all. It just makes me laugh a hell of a lot! It is also time since I've reached episode 86 that I am not re-watching episodes anymore and from now on every Gintama episode will be new to me.
Starry Sky episode 4
Overall: These voices don't match these douches at all. I can't stand it. I'm considering dropping it at this point.
Kamichu episodes 1-5
Overall: Kamichu is the first title I decided to watch that I haven't seen yet from digitalboy's top 100 list. It has a very slow start so I'm afraid that I won't end up enjoying it as much as I had hoped. 4 20:22
Final Fantasy Legend Of The Crystals OVA
Overall: Each episode takes a look at one of the 4 crystals. I can't say it adds anything to Final Fantasy in general but it was a fun watch. ep 2 7:00
Gintama episodes 87-88
Wandering Son, Kimi ni Todoke, and Fractale episode 1 was watched. Thoughts on these are here. I watched 7 episode 2's for some of the current airing anime too, but nothing worth mentioning since I can't really remember anything from them and didn't take proper notes.
Finished the Manga Love Stalking
Overall: This is a short smutty manga where each chapter (there's 4) follows a girl and her strange love life at the time. I enjoyed the sexy parts and only one of the stories so this gets a 5/10. The title doesn't make much sense either since only one of the stories involved stalking...
Koe de Oshigoto! re-watch
Overall: This is one funny ova about a high school girl who decides to learn how to become an eroge voice actress.
Gundam Seed episodes 20-25
Level E episode 2
Overall: I'm suppose to be episodically blogging this series but... Yeah... I'll do a batch episode release this week hopefully and get back on track. Simply loving this series though!
Gintama episodes 89-90
Finished the Manga Your Color
Overall: Really short yuri manga that doesn't really go anywhere 5/10.
Finished the Manga Koi wa Tenka no Mawarimono - Ikenai Candy Love
Overall: Meet a really shy quiet working girl who is about to loose her job. She happens to see a higher up getting a blow job in the alley way and things start to pick up for her from that point on. This manga actually has 4 other stories in it (I think) but only this one has been translated. I shall be eagerly awaiting the others in hopes that they were as good as this one was! 9/10 easily.
Finished the Manga Naughty Honey
Overall: 6/10 I don't have much else to say about it honestly...
Finished the Manga Girlfriend
Overall: Another compilation manga showing off girls and their loves. Some are good most are rather meh. 2 of them actually ended up intertwining story wise which I found to be most interesting. I feel that my 7/10 is generous but I did enjoy the ones I found that were good very much.
Andersen Douwa - Ningyo Hime Movie
Overall: Lets just say that this does not have a Disney's happy ending. Pretty good watch even though I viewed it over youtube.
Zenryoku Usagi episode 39
Twelve Months Movie
Overall: I had heard great things about this movie from a friend and it didn't disappoint! It was a fun story about a Cinderella type girl who was used and abused by her adoptive mother and sister. Sent out on new years eve to gather a basket full of flowers for the spoiled rotten Queen that is no older than a girl because she offered a basked full of gold coins. The poor freezing girl luckily ends up meeting some mysterious men who happen to represent the 12 months of the year! Since this girl is so kind they help her out with the gathering of these flowers due to their magical powers. Also viewed over youtube.
Gag Manga Biyori Jump Festa
Yumeiro Patissiere OVA
Overall: This was one strange little ova since it made me think of perverted things when it totally shouldn't have. The rest of the series wasn't like that so why do it in the OVA?!
Cool Cool Bye OVA
Suteneko Tora-chan Movie
Overall: This adorable cat themed 1947 movie short is great. It's like a cat opera which I found most amusing.
Noel's Fantastic Trip Movie
Overall: The name says it all in this case. You really do feel like you should be tripping over some drug to find it enjoyable. With it's pretty bad looks and terrible singing I recommend passing this one up for sure.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Parallel Works
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Superman Legend OVA
Overall: Random last minute pick for my Snack of the Week.
Megane na Kanojo OVA
Overall: Each episode follows a girl who wears glasses. It's short and sweet. It definitely could do with more stories as these ones were fun.
Yuri Seijin Naoko-san OVA
Overall: Meet an alien girl who is obsessed with human little girls. Yup this one is for the yuri loving lolicons out there.
Aki Sora: Yume no Naka OVA
Overall: Watch this as a soft core hentai only. Do not expect a mind blowing plot.
Crimson Wolf OVA
Overall: This ova ended up being really awesome. I mean it wasn't anything special but it certainly did what it set out to do. The poor girl that was in this almost never wore any clothing. She was either in the shower being attacked or clothing was being ripped off. Not to mention the numerous times she wore just a man's shirt. Hell she was even naked in flashbacks!
Black Lagoon OVA episode 3
Overall: The action certainly was more pleasing from the lack of it in episode 2. My Chang got pretty sassy with Rock over the phone which I found to be most amusing. The head maid that the little master has been trying to find shows an interesting side that he just isn't ready to deal with. I honestly was a little shocked by her actions too.
Gintama episodes 91-94
Kamichu episodes 6-16
Overall: With the super slow start I complained about earlier in the month I was rewarded when episode 8 came around. It revolved around a cat world fight club parody. It was the most interesting cute thing I had seen in quite some time. Especially since the leader cat was appropriately called Tyler. From that episode onward the time flew by and before I knew it, it was over. I was rewarded with a great ending that I really loved and won me over completely for the show. Someday I'll have to give it a proper blog post but for now this will do. I see why it is on digitalboy's top 100 list and I approve ^_^
Shin Koihime Musou OVA and Live
Overall: Yet another fun filled ova enters this franchise. It wasn't anything special but it was still fun. What was really odd was the Live. It was some of the girls singing tracks from the anime in a concert setting. Quite bizarre honestly.
Abunai Sisters episodes 1-2 ongoing? OVA
Bungaku Shoujo Memoire OVA
Overall: After watching the movie with some skepticism on my part and ended up enjoying it I certainly looked forward to this ova. Each episode can be watched as a stand alone but none really left an impression on me except for the 2nd one. It was really depressing and heavy on the drama.
Prefectural Earth Defense Force OVA
Overall: This is a delightful parody anime where people get turned into cyborgs and they must fight the evil Telegraph Pole Society. With a description like that what's not to like!
Overall: I first watched the live action movie with my boyfriend several years ago. It was bad but so bad in the way that it was great entertainment. I expected pretty much the same from the ova and that's what I got. I really wish that ova 2 was available somewhere.
Mirai Nikki OVA
Overall: This seems like a Death Note but slightly less serious as it has turned into a game of sorts among kids. If it ever turns into a series it could be interesting but I won't have high hopes for it as this ova was pretty average.
Prism Mergical: Prism Generations OVA
Overall: Well... The only thing I can say about this magical girl show is that it was only 15 minutes of my life... I did enjoy seeing a magical boy though.
Quiz Magic Academy OVA 2
Overall: I never actually thought a second ova would come out of this considering that it's first one was rather mediocre. Sadly the mediocrity didn't leave and I was still left wondering why it was made. Not a terrible watch by any means though. Think of it along the lines of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu.
Overall: Is an ova about a really shy short girl that gets seated beside a really tall loud boy. It's short and rather cute. I'd watch the series of this if they ever made one. It could rival Toradora in my opinion.
Gintama episodes 95-99
Overall: The Shinsengumi arc is super duper awesome. It rivals the more serious Naruto and Bleach ones for sure!
Wild 7 OVA
Overall: This was my pick for the Chii & Kira Anime Watching Club. I haven't finished my review of it yet but lets just say it's completely opposite of what Kira thought about it. Check out her review while you wait for mine!
Koi Suru Boukun OVA
Overall: I hated this yaoi ova with a passion. It takes a lot for me to hate on a yaoi generally but this one was just downright bad. I'll take less rape in my boy love shows thank you very much. This show should probably go on my does not want list. >.<
Gintama episodes 100-105
Licca-chan Fushigi na Mahou no Ring OVA
Dragon's Heaven OVA
Overall: Words can't really describe how this ova started off. It was basically a real mecha model just being shown off. Very strange. Once the real ova starts you are graced with what I think is one of the worst looking ova's ever. From what I've seen only California Crisis can rival it's shitty looks. Then again both are pretty shitty story wise too...
Saishuu Shiken Kujira Progressive OVA
Overall: This is actually a 12 episode 5 minute series to begin with. Generally I don't watch the ova's of these kind of shows before actually viewing the show but for some reason I viewed this. It isn't a bad tale of magic sick girl meets a boy and tries to have a normal life for once but it's not something I'm going to remember next year.
Episode Count: 80 + 26 Specials/OVAs + 6 Movies
Manga Count: 5
As promised from my other post, here is a breakdown on my first thoughts of the Winter 2010 series that are coming out. I used the follow up winter chart from chartfags to gather this list. All in all the only show I'm looking forward to watching is Durarara. Katanagatari (if it comes out) would be my number 2 choice. I have very little interest in anything else but Hidden God and Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 look like they might hold some potential. So-Ra-No-Wo-To also looks interesting but I'm afraid of series that revolve around music. Normally I end up hating them because I don't enjoy the music. Anyway here we go!
Just reading this little synopsis makes me shake my head. While it might sound like an ok idea on paper, I can't see this working out so well on the screen. More so judging by this picture there are only females aside from that one male in the middle. (there might be another in the right corner but whatever :P) Right away I see they are throwing the main idea out the window for this anime and just going to make it about this dude and these girls running around school with magical powers. If it actually keeps it's focus on the "battle of the classes" this anime might be enjoyable enough to get an average rating. School life anime are very difficult for me to get into because they are almost always the same and that gets pretty tiresome after a while. I'm hoping that this magic element will be able to hold my interest with a good cast of characters as well because if the characters suck it doesn't matter how awesome the plot is, it just won't be enjoyable.
Wow... I like a good ecchi romp every now and then but this is just trying WAY too hard to be over the top. I generally dislike any anime that feeds the hoards of men that want to jerk off to every hot/cute anime girl they see. Nasty lol. Hopefully this show will not take it's self seriously and will be able to make me laugh. Because honestly a club about pantsu.... at school? This sounds hilarious but might fail hard so my hopes aren't too high for this one. This might be a good ecchi follow up for my beloved Sora no Otoshimono airing from fall. Good recommendations for each other that's for sure.
Now I'm no vampire fan. Actually one might say that I am very much against all the hype these creatures get. Because don't get me wrong... Vampires are cool but when they have been used so much in anime let alone in real life stuff it gets very tiresome. *shakes fist at Twilight* Or maybe I'm just a hater for no other reason than people seem to love them even if what they are in is shitty. Anyway I get the feeling like this is an anime version of Blade or something. So it could hold some potential for being good. It better blow me away with some amazing action and blood. I'm hoping yet again that a show this season will surprise me.
Now right away this title has me at the mere mention of "from the creators" of BACCANO! I love Baccano to bits. If I was an anime character I would seriously be Miria. Reading this synopsis it tells me right away that they are sticking with their love of a tonne of interesting quirky characters. I am deeply interested in this headless Irish fairy. Will it drink all the time? XD What information is this vendor selling? What does this underworld doctor mean? Does he treat demons or something? So many questions! I hope to be filled to the max with non stop action and some weird romance thrown in there along with maybe a little gore. Baccano sure was a nice surprise for gore! I'm so looking forward to this show!
I'm generally all for weird randomness in shows. But this one doesn't do it for me. I doubt this will get picked up by fansubbers anyway because season 2 and season 3 haven't been finished yet. This is very niche humour.
Moe nastiness. I'll never understand these type of shows let alone why people like to watch shows about really young kids. Is it the huge eyeballs? The carefree feeling of being a kid again? .... The innocence? *barfs* At least in Kyou no Go no Ni the kids were after each other... Not teachers.
I'm all for people being sucked into another world and being told they are the only one that can save it. Overused yes, but what these other worlds hold are generally a lovely mix of fantasy and adventure. I would like to think that this is going to be some epic awesome adventure like The Twelve Kingdoms but I have a really bad fear that it will not deliver on that part and focus on these 8 bishies that are to "protect" her. More like fight over which one gets to make out with her.... Oh which one will it be? XD
I have a deep deep seeded hatred for this franchise.... I will be the first to admit I thought it all was going to suck. But I did enjoy the first Pretty Cure when I sat down to watch it. (Kinda how I was with Sailor Moon way back when but ended up liking it and starting down the terrible anime fan path XD) After that first season though things went down hill REALLY fast and I found myself struggling to finish episodes let alone keep going to get to each different series. So you may be thinking at this point well why keep watching? My answer is that I was the one that wrote all the synopsis and took the screen shots for each and every one that are listed on Anime-Planet. I still have a few more titles to add which is why I will be watching this one as well. Purely to add it to the database. I will most likely put it in my stalled list after watching only enough to be able to write a proper synopsis for it. I hate you Precure. >.<
Yup I have nothing to say about this show. I will NOT be watching it. I sat through ALL the other ones in hopes that it would make me laugh or something but all I got was annoyance. Won't watch list for you Hidamari Sketch... Give me more Strawberry Marshmallow instead of this crap! >.<
This show will either be completely boring or totally awesome tip of your seat sitting through each episode. I'm obviously hoping for the latter but will probably get something in between. At least the graphics look really pretty. It's making me think of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni for some reason but I can't quite place my finger on why. Maybe deep down I just want something else to be as awesome as it.
I don't know if I should hate or like it. The story is cliche but it could just be a fun cops and robbers type show with some cute moments and lots of laughs.
A martial artist setting out to discover more special swords. It sounds boring but it should have a good amount of adventure to keep me interested. I mean Naked Wolves is a show about learning sumo moves all over the world. It's totally cheesy with the art and well just plain old lame but it is oh so entertaining. LOL How can this show be worse that that one? XD
This show seems like some weird cross between Hayate the Combat Butler! and He is My Master but in a school setting. It could hold some laughs but I'm not really interested as the whole maid/butler thing in anime has never done it for me.
Guess I should actually watch the rest of this series in order to start this one. But once again the musical aspect of it scares me. Pianos are nice but I have to be in the mood to care about them. Who knows maybe the drama will be good and distract me from the music if I hate it. Oh and this picture does look like 2 dudes. XD
*face palms* If it's not maids it's cat girls. And this one has a sword and protects a boy... *rolls eyes* Fan service at it's best I suppose. Maybe the action will be worth sitting through this crap. And who knows there might actually be some interesting plot. God I hope so....
This all seems normal till it gets to the part about getting power from breast milk to control iron? Ok seriously wtf. This is worth checking out after sitting through Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-Chan!! with all the peeing! It'll probably be so bad it's hilarious because that is exactly what happened with Ippatsu let alone the infamous Queen's Blade.
Like Nodame Cantabile: Finale I have not seen what comes before this one. So unless I watch that I will not be watching this one... and honestly I might just "forget" to get around to it. Ecchi card battles does not seem like a good combination for me.
Military + music? Ok you got me. I'm interested to see what kind of music will be used in this. Deep down I hope it doesn't suck because I would like to enjoy something other than Durarara!! this season. But having it revolve around kids doesn't help me have faith in the quality of this show.
Uhhhh I don't get it.... Probably won't get picked up by anyone anyway. LOL
There you have it. All my thoughts on the upcoming crappy season of anime. I really hope I enjoy more than 1 show this season... It'll be a long one to get through otherwise. 😐