This has been another mostly slow week, but I was able to catch up with 4 Summer animes  (Blue Spring Ride, Rail Wars!, Free!: Eternal Summer and Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) that I decided not to follow weekly, but rather watch them once the season ended.  I should be able to finish them next week.

My plan is to post my final rankings for the Summer 2014 series I followed weekly on October 2 or 3.  I will probably not post anything until then.  Happy anime watching.
 
 
I feel like it has been forever since I posted something.  I was waiting for Kabukimonogatari and the second part of From the New World to arrive.  This week I finally re-watched From the New World with the English dub.  I continue to like this series a lot.  It has an appealing premise, good characters, and it makes me think.  I am also glad that the English dub was well done.

Next week should be slow because I am not watching any series in its entirety; I am only watching my simulcasts.  I should add another report before my wrap up post of Summer 2014.  Happy anime watching. 
 
 
I apologize for the slightly delayed post.  I finished watching Cardcaptor Sakura.  In general, I liked the last third of this series, but it dragged out things a bit too much.  The ending was kind of sad, but it was good enough.  I am still debating with myself on buying the recent DVD releases from NIS America.

And finally, here are the mid season rankings of the other two simulcasts I am following.

1. Terror in Resonance, episodes 1-6 (Good) - I was more excited about this anime after the first couple of episodes, but I am still liking the premise, especially its good, old school anime vibe.  Terror in Resonance is a show that seems to significantly evolve with each episode.  At the mid point it seems to be at an instance where the anime could end up being just a solid anime or become really memorable.  
Needless to say, I am hoping for the latter.   

8. Black Butler: Book of Circus, episodes 1-6 (So-so) - This new season continues the franchise's tradition of having attractive character designs, pretty visuals and being entertaining.  The problem is that beyond those three characteristics, Book of Circus has been a largely uneventful anime with very little dept (including the new characters).

Until the next time, happy anime watching.
 
 
These past days I have been watching Cardcaptor Sakura for the first time.  I am liking a lot the charming and lovable Sakura Kinomoto.  The pace is leisure most of the time, but the story and characters can also be complex and intriguing.  I will keep watching it, and I hope the last third of the series is as enjoyable as it has been thus far.

By the end of the week I plan to post reports of Terror in Resonance and Black Butler: Book of Circus. Until then, happy anime watching. 
 
 
It has been a while since my last post.  I have not been particularly busy.  I am keeping up with my simulcasts, and I should have a mid-season report in about two weeks.  Last week I received my copy of NISA's new Toradora! release.  I finished watching it today, and I enjoyed it with the English dub.  I plan to post another update next week.  Happy anime watching.
 
 
The World Cup is ending soon, and I can focus on watching more anime.  I have been able to keep up with my simulcasts and been able to take a look at some titles from Summer.  I am pleased with how this new anime season is turning out.  I will keep exploring a few new titles, and I hope to have a simulcast list by the end of next week.  Happy anime watching.
 
 
This week I re-watched El Cazador de la Bruja.  It is a well enough done anime that I can enjoy, but I do not love it.  Not much else happened this week.  I am expecting the 7th volume of Gundam Unicorn to  
arrive today, and I plan to watch it next week.  Also, beginning next Thursday, I will watch very little anime besides my simulcasts because the World Cup is starting; I am a big fan of it.  Until my next, eventual, post, happy anime watching.
 
 
I have caught up with all my simulcasts, and I actually added three more titles to my list: Captain Earth, The Irregular at Magic High School, and M3: The Dark Metal.  These three animes are more bad than good, but they are at least entertaining.  I also watched Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, and I can saying that this is the first Hayao Miyazaki movie that I have truly liked.  Finally, I watched The Princess and the Pilot film and Free!

In other occurrences, Aniplex USA announced a bunch of releases for July: Anohana: the Movie, the first 2 Madoka Magica movies with an English dub, Silver Spoon season 1 and the Gurren Lagann compilation movies.  I ordered a copy of the Limited Edition of the Anohana movie.  Aniplex USA also announced that they are releasing Kill la Kill in 5 volumes.  I plan to buy them once all of them are out.  I have not mentioned that Viz Media is also re-releasing Sailor Moon, which I also plan to buy. 

Until the next time, happy anime watching.
 
 
I have watched a lot of anime this week.  I first watched my DVD copy of Waiting in the Summer, and again I had an enjoyable time re-watching it.  Then I decided to catch up with Space Brothers.  This is a show that despite being kind of slow at times, I can like it a lot when the focus is in the characters.  Then a funny thing happened to me.  I read on Anime News Network that Chaika: The Coffin Princess is going to be a split cour series with the second season airing on October of this year.  I was ready to scream at this announcement because the first episode I watched seemed horrendous.

However, other posters were very excited about the news and commented on how good the show is.  I decided to go back to Chaika and was a bit surprised to see that it is indeed a solid show with potential to be better.  I am adding it to my simulcasts list, along with the kind of crappy but entertaining Blade & Soul (I am not even sure why I came back to this series).  Until the next time, happy anime watching.
 
 
I decided to watch Log Horizon.  I was not impressed by the first episode when I watched it back in October, and the idea of of another anime about players stuck in a MMORPG was not very appealing. 
But I am glad I watched Log Horizon because it is a better thought out and more satisfying anime that the more glamorous but uneven Sword Art Online.  I wanted to give Log Horizon a better grade (I gave it a Decent rating), but the story is still developing and some characters can be one-dimensional.  Hopefully season 2 will solve my issues.

I also finished World Conquest Zvezda Plot.  I was not pleased with how slow and boring this anime started, but the second half was better enough to give it a So-so rating.  I am not really sure if I will be watching another series in its entirety next week, but I plan to post my mid-season report of Spring 2014. Until next week, happy anime viewing (I should change this phrase to happy anime watching).