I didn't forget about this! I just got so busy for December that there was no time to do one. So This one will be short and simple. The list consists of a lot of fall anime and since I already talked about those in my 2010 Fall Review post there is no point talking further about them here unless I have a special moment I wish to share. So here's some fun pictures from everything I watched over the month of December and a little bit of talking in between! I'll be starting the next Tuesday Tally from January 1st onward. I think this is the best way to start off the new year since it'll be way more fun of keeping track of ALL the anime I have consumed in a whole year by starting fresh!
Melody of Oblivion episodes 9-11 were watched and it's still pretty @.@
I watched some anime with the Skype anime viewing group for the first time and ended up sitting through Amagami SS episode 23, episode 4 of Tamayura and Kuragehime episode 8 I watched once on my own and once with the group. Overall that was a fun first experience but hope to do shows I actually care about in the future and that I haven't viewed already.
The rest was just Fall airing anime that ended up having nothing worthy of a mention.
Week 6 Starts off with more current airing anime but I shall only talk about Bleach from that. WE SAW GINS EYES! That is all...
I also re-started Gundam Seed this week and got through 7 episodes. The first time I watched episode 7 I was pissed at the end of it and this time around I felt even more rage oddly enough!
Yosuga no Sora episode 11 deserves a moment here. Sora, Haru, Sora, Haru, Sora, Haru, Sora, Haru, Sora, Haru... Urgg this show is pure crap.
My last Not so Secret Santa anime, Akagi was started. I got through 12 episodes before friends arrived for the week.
Week 7 I finished off Akagi very slowly but got it done before I posted about it on the designated day.
More anime group blogger watches started happening around Christmas time and what better show to pick than the happy go lucky Gundam 0080! This was a re-watch and honestly I was glad to watch it along side some super Gundam fans out there. I didn't like the OVA the first time around watching it on my own but with this re-watch I certainly appreciate it even more now. Those hamburgers were delicious!
Katanagatari episode 12 I finally got around to and lets just say. BEST ANIME OF 2010! More random fall airing anime episodes were watched.
In order to complete my anime goals for 2010 Shiki needed to be restarted since I had pretty much dropped it at episode 10 for being super lame and boring to no end. Man am I ever glad I picked it back up again. Episodes 11-13 were rather dull but gaining re-interest and when episode 14 hit I was hooked. I ended up watching it none stop all the way to episode 21 and ended up eagerly waiting for the final episode to air on new years eve. The end episode was something...
More weird Melody Of Oblivion was watched and it's still very @.@
Week 8 I decided to finish off straggler anime before I left for new years. So that meant picking up the Spring old K-on II. All I can honestly say is blaaaaaaaaa BUT I did find it hilarious that the bf was interested in it but ONLY because they had actual sponsored instruments in the show and he liked that.
Star Driver and Bakuman were caught up with from episode 9-13 for both. I gotta say I've completely enjoying these 2 series even though the majority of people aren't.
For some reason I watched episodes 1-3 of Haiyoru! Nyaru-ani: Remember My Love(craft-sensei). But then again I know I only watched it because I watched the other 2 minute 9 episodes of Haiyoru! Nyaru-Ani before. These ones are only 4 minutes now so no brain damage occurred.
Starry Sky episode 1... Theres a lot of stars in the sky! The lead boys mom looks like she is his age which is a tad disturbing. But not as disturbing as his SUPER girly looking dad.The art honestly looks like they just took the manga and coloured in the pictures poorly.
Melody of Oblivion was finished off and honestly... I still have no idea what I watched... I didn't hate it though that much is known.
Samurai Girls I started from episode 6 straight onto 12. I wouldn't have enjoyed it so much if I didn't watch it in one scoop like this. The art is definitely something to marvel at though.
Gundam Seed episodes 11-15 were watched and they are all new ones for me now. I don't have much to say about it at this point but I did enjoy the odd kind of recap in episode 14 showing the gundam models as a report.
Winter Sonata I had started back in 2009 but subs were slow so I stalled it. Since I wanted some fun anime to bring with me on my new years trip I figured it was the most logical choice. After all I consider anime I actually want to watch fun anime even if the subject at hand is pretty darn harsh and dramatic. Which Winter Sonata will throw at you many many times. I only watched episode 0 which is basically a long plot episode and then the first episode of the series. I had seen both before but watching them again as a refresher was good for me.
Pretty Cure's magical silhouette sequence is awesome... Just sayin...
December was a busy month but was fun! Lots of anime watched and many more to come!
On the Seventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Seven Gundam Universes,
Six Macross Titles,
Five Delicious Openings,
Four Quirky One Shots,
Three Big Contenders,
Two Amazing Rivals,
and Char Aznable on a Horse
As another one of my goals for 2010 I said I wanted to watch ALL Gundam. I had only seen Gundam Wing way back in the day and I enjoyed what I saw. From then on I had always intended to watch the others. I started my year out making a huge list of The Gundam Universes for personal use. It took me quite a few days carefully tiptoeing around the internet searching for all the information but I did it. Throughout the year I have watched all titles on this list, except Seed because I was watching it with a buddy that disappeared for a while.
This project was a lot of fun for me honestly. I love space battles and there's plenty of that in Gundam. I love great characters and yummy politics for a pretend Universe. Real life politics only irritate me. I love hating on things and Gundam had a lot of that for me too. All around everything was just awesome!
The fairest way to honestly rate these would be in 3 groups. One will be for all the titles in the Universal Century Gundam. One will be for all the other Universe titles and the last will be all 7 of the Universes as a whole.
Universal Century Gundam
#1 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
This one ended up my favourite because it was SO much like Macross Plus. Everything about it was well executed and it was just perfect.
#2 Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team
It was short, exciting, and wonderful! The action and characters were just so well done I was taken by it completely.
#3 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
It might be the pretty graphics talking me into putting it here... But it's a good place for the moment since there are only 2 episodes out.
#4 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Ah there's too much to absolutely love about this series. It gave me such enjoyment while watching it. It was everything I wanted the first Gundam to be and more.
#5 Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO
These were a joy to watch! So pretty. MS IGLOO 2 for some reason wasn't as enjoyable as the first 2 were. I should re-watch to pinpoint that reason at some point.
#6 Mobile Suit Gundam
I really, really appreciate this for being the first one and all but I just couldn't get into it as quickly as I had hoped. I will say that the condensed movies were really great and I will be watching them again at some point.
#7 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
There was a lot of death in this one. It certainly earns the title as the most depressing Gundam made. It's just too bad I didn't care about most of the characters... Gundam F91 was a great pre movie for this series though. It was delightfully twisted.
#8 Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
#9 Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE... I think you get the idea... Saving grace was Haman Karn... But even she couldn't save it...
The Other Universes
#1 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Anno Domini)
Gundam 00 was a pleasure to watch from start to finish. Even though it's S2 wasn't nearly as awesome as S1 I still was addicted. Hell S2 even managed to make me cry! Only 5 other anime have ever done this so that is an achievement in itself.
#2 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (After Colony)
This was my first Gundam title and yes, I watched it on TV in English. I remember being blown away by it and even though a lot of fans hate it with a passion, I'll always cherish it because it popped my Gundam cherry. Everyone remembers their first time!
#3 Turn A Gundam (Correct Century)
HARRY ORD... Honestly enough said...
#4 Mobile Suit G Gundam (Future Century)
Shounen fighting meets Gundam! It's everything I could have asked for and more. Sides, who doesn't like seeing different countries represented by really weird Gundams?!
#5 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (Cosmic Era)
I will admit that I've only seen 10 episodes of S1 so far. I'm fairly confident that it won't top the enjoyment I got out of G Gundam or any of the other higher series. It's ok so far but I've hear a lot of people telling me it is pretty bad. But it was a gateway Gundam for a lot of fans out there so it can't be all that bad... After all, I have fond memories of Wing and I am drawn to things that are bad anime wise...
#6 Mobile Suit Gundam X (After War)
Honestly all of the other Universes are pretty awesome except for Gundam X... I hate this one a lot...
All Gundam Universes
#1 Universal Century
#2 Anno Domini
#3 After Colony
#4 Correct Century
#5 Future Century
#6 Cosmic Era
#7 After War
From the anime Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Bernard Wiseman nickname "Bernie" is a rookie soldier for Zeon. He gets shot down but stumbles upon some important information and is given a new top secret mission joining the elite Cyclops Team.
Why I like him: Soft spot for Zeon I guess but he made this short anime watchable. He shows one of the true sides of war for a young soldier.
Why I hate him: His air time revolved around that annoying kid Alfred. >.<
Overall: Probably one of my most disliked Gundam series so far. Glad it was 6 episodes instead of 39 like Gundam X was.