I will not be blogging for a month.  I intend to resume blogging in the second week of January 2013.  I will wrap up the three remaining episodes of My Little Monster as soon as possible.  Since From the New World will continue in Winter 2013, I might take a while to catch up to it.  I will consider adding two new series for winter.  I will see you in about a month.  Happy anime watching!
 
 
Synopsis
Saki encountered a Trickster Cat but managed to defeat it.  She found Shun, but he had turned into a Karmic Demon.  Shun explained to Saki that essentially humans leak power.  Suggestions and mantras  are used to control this leakage, but when the subconscious takes over the mind, humans cannot be stopped and ultimately turn into Karmic Demons, capable of destroying and transforming their surroundings.  Shun decided to let himself be killed by his out of control power in order to protect Saki and his loved ones.

Analysis
Episode 10 of From the New World was great.  I was really impressed with how the animation and direction enhanced this emotional and very revealing episode.  I feel bad for Saki because she saw her beloved Shun suffer and die because of his powers.  Before dying Shun was able to tell Saki that he had always loved her.  Sadly, Saki was not able to confess her love to Shun.  I am still very impressed by this series, and it gets better with every episode.  I give this episode a 10 out of 10.
 
 
Synopsis
Natsume decided to have a Christmas party at Haru's (and Mitsuyoshi's) home.  Everyone showed up, including Yamaguchi and his hang.  There could have been potential for romantic problems.  For the most part these were dealt in a funny and entertaining way.  Except when Yamaguchi kept pressing  Haru's buttons with Shizuku.  Haru seemed  ready to seriously hurt Yamaguchi.  At the end of the episode Shizuku confessed to Haru that she is in love with him.

Analysis
Episode 10 of My Little Monster was another strong one.  Apart from Shizuku's love confession, three  interesting things occurred.  First, Sasayan has realized and more or less accepted that he has lost Natsume's  love to Mitsuyoshi.  Second, Natsume confronted Yamaguchi and asked him to stay away from Shizuku and Haru.  Third, Yamaguchi's friends remembered an incident in grade school when Haru pushed someone (from a high place?).  This episode gets a 9 out of 10.

[I apologize for the delay.]