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).
This week has been busy. As planned, I watched two anime titles from my collection. On Monday and Tuesday I watched my English subtitled, Japanese BD sets of Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. And once again, I had a very good time watching this gorgeous-looking anime. I still think that the story could have been more ambitious, but at the end of the day my overall experience was very satisfying, and the conclusion to the series has enough closure.
Wednesday was supposed to be my day off, but I sneaked in 3 episodes of World Conquest Zvezda Plot. On Thursday and Friday I re-watched my Sentai BD's of Angel Beats! Part of my motivation to re-watch it was that I have heard that the English dub was well done. After re-watching this series with the dub, I agree that it is a good dub. My opinion of the anime remains unchanged because I still think that Angel Beats! is good but not great.
I am not sure what I am watching next week, but I will provide a report. Until the next time, happy anime viewing.
It has been a while since I last posted. But I am finally done watching Inuyasha. Overall, it was a time consuming but satisfying watch. I consider the original series a Very good anime, and I gave the Final Act a Good grade. I have enjoyed watching Inuyasha since I occasionally watched it on cable television. And I am very glad that I finally was able to watch the whole anime adaptation.
I was planning to take at least a one week breather before re-watching more anime from my collection, but I think I am ready to watch more. In fact, yesterday I watched my copy of Aniplex USA's release of Nekomonogatari Black. For next week Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (my favorite anime series of 2013) and Angel Beats! are strong candidates to re-watch. Until the next report, happy anime viewing.
The Spring season is underway, and I have a list of 7 animes I plan to follow each week. I am posting a list until I check the second episode of every anime in my list. I have checked 12 (and might check 3-5 more) new series, and the season seems weak for Spring. I hope that what I pick to follow is good enough to keep my interest every week.
As far as Inuyasha, I plan to start season 4 today. Hopefully, I will finish watching all of Inuyasha by the end of this month. Happy anime viewing.
I have been watching a lot of anime this past three days. I watched Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. I think it was well constructed and had several good moments. I liked it enough to give it a Good rating but not enough to want to buy a physical copy. I then watched Tamako Market. I was curious to find out why an anime done by Kyoto Animation and the people behind K-On! was not that well received. After watching it, I was charmed by the series and also gave it a Good rating; the presence of a very peculiar character did not bother me. I will consider buying a physical copy if Sentai releases it on BD.
I planned to watch online more anime series that Sentai has recently released, but I decided to finally buy Inuyasha, and my DVD's and BD's of it already arrived. 201 episodes and four movies is a lot of anime, and I plan to start watching tomorrow. I hope to end watching Inuyasha by mid-April because my copies of the third Madoka Magica movie and Nekomonogatari Black are arriving in the upcoming weeks, and I plan to re-watch them as soon as I am able. Hoping that I do not burn myself with so much Inuyasha to watch, happy anime viewing.
I finished watching Chihayafuru 2. The overall quality was pretty much in line with the first season. Although, season two had a better pace; I gave it a Good (ANN) rating. Both seasons of Chihayafuru were far from being the greatest story ever told, but I liked the experience for the most part. I wish more of the source material was made into anime because I want to know how the characters continue to develop. Also, I agree that it would be a good idea for a R1 company to license this anime for home video release.
For the rest of the week I will watch my simulcasts. Next week I plan to check out and watch online some titles that Sentai/Maiden Japan has recently licensed and released on home video. I also hope that my Psycho-Pass season one, premium set from Funimation finally ships. Until next time, happy anime viewing.