January 12th, 2009
Well, it’s sunny where I live at any rate.
Well, everything that’s going to air has aired except for Munto (Tuesday) and Fresh PreCure (Pfft, no).
There’s a limited amount of time in the day, and since I’m one of the few, the proud, the semi-competent with Japanese, my schedule for watching stuff syncs up more or less with the actual broadcast schedule. Therefore, there’s only so much that I can deal with in a day, so here’s the quick list of all the shows over the past week (plus the ongoing ones I’m already following) along with a short blurb designed to reduce a 24 minute episode to a quarter second bullet point. Comprehensive… it is not, but if you want more information, each one is linked to either my post on it, or Totali/Omni’s for the stuff I didn’t actually pay attention to since I didn’t finish the previous season of that show.
Anything that I am 100% certain I’m going to cover gets a little crown, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stick with it past the next episode or two. Likewise, just because I’m not psyched about something doesn’t mean that I won’t pick it up. If you’ve got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.
The giant crazy harem AI and budget are just about the only things this show has going for it.
Couldn’t even last through episode 3 of the first season, what did you really expect from me?
Naked men molesting each other in shower show.
Most action packed show of the season… a shame it was so poorly written and entirely CG.
–insert joke about exposition here–
*sigh* It’s going to kill me to see Ami get rejected, isn’t it?
18 minutes of angst, 3 minutes of greatness. Invert that ratio, and it’ll be amazing.
Haven’t you been delisted from the stock market yet, Gonzo?
Certainly not the most creative or well made show ever, but it’s still very charming in its own simplistic way.
Fool me one season, shame on you. Fool me two seasons, shame on me.
Let the Clone Wars begin.
Dear doofuses, アキカン is not how you write "empty can." Still, wordplay does not forgive sucking in every other aspect.
I didn’t even like Moribito much, and this is certainly no Moribito.
Generic, sure, but I certainly can’t fault them for having their priorities geared towards action over exposition.
Contained more gay men and fewer hot lesbians than advertised.
Seven Arcs doesn’t really know drama and it shows. Burly men would have definitely made this much better.
Who can resist BABEL’s Great Armada?
Now that the question of "who’s Casshern’s girlfriend" is settled, we can move on to his boyfriend.
Tone down the irritating beta-lesbian (which the 2nd ep did do) and could easily be a strong Shaft comedy.
Getting back to its roots and it feels great.
Dancing CG Robots. It’s as thrilling as it sounds.
Bringing back the classic villains and Naga? Fanservice to the extreme, but only if you’re already a Slayers fan.
For the time being, my schedule is tentatively looking like:
JCStaffday: Index and Toradora
Thursday: Yoichi and maybe Black God
Friday: Tales of the Abyss
Saturday: Regios and raws willing, ZKC
Sunday: Minami, Slayers, ZKC, Casshern, and Maria†Holic are all potential
So, a pretty relaxing season all around except for Sunday… bloody Sunday. Since there’s not much I care about on Mondays, I’ll likely end up shuffling at least Slayers to then just to keep myself sane. It airs on Monday morning in Japan anyway. Casshern may also get shuffled back since apparently there won’t be anything better than the really LQ streamcast until Tuesdays. Overall though, it looks like a pretty decent season. I just wish everything wasn’t airing on freakin’ Sundays.