Anime watched: I rewatched Penguindrum. I continue to be very impressed and invested with this amazing anime series. Kunihiko Ikuhara is an amazing director, and the writing is very interesting and full of insight into the human heart and mind. I could write more about why this anime is very special to me, but I could bore you. I plan to rewatch more of my anime BD's in the upcoming weeks.
Anime watched: Not much to add this week either. I did not rewatch anime of my anime series, but I plan to watch one next time. I did, however, watched a movie. I watched Millennium Actress, and I was very impressed by it.
Anime watched: This week I rewatched Samurai Champloo. I continue to like and enjoy that series a lot. I downgraded it a bit, but it is still a great anime.
Anime watched: This was a lazy week where I only kept up with my simulcasts. But this is a good chance to mention that I watched about 30 episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho with the hope that I would up enjoying this relatively short shounen, action-adventure title with the intention of buying it on BD, but it did not work for me. I have had better luck with Ushio and Tora, which I have been slowly watching for several weeks; so far things are looking good.
Anime watched: This week I watched my Shirobako BD's. My opinions of it remains the same. It is a show that I admired, and I am happy that it exists, but I cannot love it that much. I also had time to watch my BD's of the first part of Chaika: The Coffin Princess. It is a simple show, but it remains entertaining and fun to me. I am also satisfied with the English dub that Sentai made.
Anime watched: I first rewatched Planetes, and, like with the other great classic series I have rewatched recently, I was more impressed this time around. Its visuals and story are not that great, but the character writing and pace are very strong. Planetes might be the best anime series that Sunrise has made. I also watched my imported BD copy of Macross: Do You Remember Love?, and it is an over the top but enjoyable audiovisual experience.
Anime bought: Sentai's second part of Shirobako on BD and the latest Japanese BD release of Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Anime watched: I had planned to watch more anime this week, but I only rewatched Tari Tari, which I continue to enjoy and like a lot. I also watched Ajin: Demi-Human on Netflix, and it has potential to be good, but its 13 episodes are only the first part of a larger story.
Anime industry: Crunchyroll and Kadokawa have formed a partnership. It looks like a great deal on paper to me because this will allow Crunchyroll to have a steady source of anime, and Kadokawa will gain a bigger presence in the North American market.
Anime watched: This week I watched Ouran High School Host Club mostly to see if it continued to hold up for me, and it does not. It is still a very strong anime, but it is not for me anymore. I also had time to watch The Future Diary. It is very crappy, but I might never forget it.
Anime watched: This week felt hectic to me. It is probably because I do not watch any other anime besides my simulcasts on Saturdays and Sundays. But last Saturday I watched the Evangelion Rebuild movies, and I am a big fan of how 2.22 was constructed and executed. I then watched my DVD's of Gunbuster, and the anime still holds well. I finally watched Haruchika because I felt that I should have followed it in a weekly basis. And I was right because I liked it.
Anime bought: Aniplex USA's DVD volumes 1 ans 2 of Durarara!!x2.
Anime watched: I rewatched Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 series) and the End of Evangelion movie this week. And this is going to sound weird because this series is one of my favorite animes of all time, but I feel that I gained more respect and appreciation for it after this rewatch. Also, for a long time I actively disliked End of Evangelion, but in this rewatch I finally enjoyed it and now see that it has thematic and spiritual continuity to the series.
Anime bought: I finally decided to buy the Bandai Visual USA's DVD release of Gunbuster. I also received the first part of Your Lie in April from Aniplex USA.