<![CDATA[Chanoc's Anime Blog - Home]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:24:50 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Report for the week of September 18-24, 2016]]>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:44:57 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/report-for-the-week-of-september-18-24-2016Anime watched:  This was another relaxed week.  Some of my simulcasts have ended already, and I am starting to look forward to the Fall season. ]]><![CDATA[Report for the week of September 11-17, 2016]]>Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:09:07 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/report-for-the-week-of-september-11-17-2016Anime watched:  This week I rewatched Sound of the Sky.  This is a very special show for me, and the moe, occasional existentialist stuff and atmospheric production values continue to hold up well.  I also had time to watch High School Fleet.  And it is a cute girls doing dangerous things show that starts bland, but it improves over the course of it.]]><![CDATA[Report for the week of September 4-10, 2016]]>Sat, 10 Sep 2016 16:40:30 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/report-for-the-week-of-september-4-10-2016Anime watched:  This was mostly a light week, but I did have time to watch Castle Town Dandelion.  And it is not a good show, but it has some charm and touchy moments.

Anime industry:  Of course the big news is Crunchyroll and Funimation forming a digital and physical distribution deal.  It is too early to see how this can change things within the North American anime industry, but I hope things work out in a positive manner for all involved.
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<![CDATA[Report for the week of August 28-September 3, 2016]]>Sat, 03 Sep 2016 16:36:00 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/report-for-the-week-of-august-28-september-3-2016Anime watched:  This was a very busy week.  I watched the two seasons of Chaika: The Coffin Princess with the English dub.  And, like with past rewatches of other series, I like Chaika even more than after my first watch.  It is not a spectacular anime, but it is solid all around.  I also watched my DVD copy of Chuunibyou REN with the English dub; my attitude towards it remains pretty much the same.

Anime bought:  Sentai's BD of Chaika Avenging Battle and Sentai's DVD of Chuunibyou REN.]]>
<![CDATA[Summer 2016, Report 2]]>Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:17:29 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/summer-2016-report-2​I look forward to new episodes
1. Re:Zero, episodes 19-21 (Good) - Things are again looking up.
2. New Game!, episodes 5-8 (Decent) - It continues to be cute and pleasant.
3. Amanchu!, episodes 5-8 (Good) - A shaky stretch unfortunately.

Enjoyment varies week to week
4. Mob Psycho 100, episodes 4-8 (Very good) - It kept building up and getting better.
5. This Art Club Has a Problem!, episodes 5-8 (Decent) - It remains fun and charming.
6. Twin Star Exorcists, episodes 17-20 (So-so) - Best stretch of episodes for sure.
7. Taboo Tattoo, episodes 5-8 (So-so) - Too much crazy shit going on to really care.

Do not like much but can tolerate
8. Orange, episodes 6-9 (Decent) - It is not doing it for me.
9. Alderamin on the Sky, episodes 5-8 (So-so) - The potential is still there despite the mediocre execution.
10. Active Raid 2, episodes 5-8 (So-so) - Trying different things but still mediocre.]]>
<![CDATA[Report for August 17-27, 2016]]>Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:00:00 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/report-for-august-17-27-2016Anime watched:  There is not much to report because I did not watch any full series this week, but I did finish watching Barakamon with the English dub.  I like most of the characters from Barakamon, and the premise is fun, but I still don't like it enough to want to own it on disc.  I plan to return to my regular weekly reports next week.]]><![CDATA[Report for August 7-16, 2016]]>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 02:16:51 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/report-for-august-7-16-2016​Anime watched:  I apologize for the belated report; I had internet issues.  Last week I watched Kurokami. This time I noticed a few more problems than in my previous watches.  I also dropped it down in my like rankings a few spots.  Do not give me wrong, I still like Kurokami a lot.  I am even planning to buy the Sentai BD release because the Bandai Entertainment BD's I own were kind of badly authored.  Also, today I watched my BD's of Blood Blockade Battlefront, and I keep being in love with it.

Anime bought:  Funimation's Limited Edition release of Blood Blockade Battlefront.]]>
<![CDATA[Report for the week of July 31-August 6, 2016]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 16:26:41 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/report-for-the-week-of-july-31-august-6-2016Anime watched:  This week I watched one of my all time favorite anime series in Kanon.  It continues to hold up, but I had forgotten how satisfying the conclusion is.  I also kept thinking throughout that it could look nice in high definition.  I would love for Sentai to license it and be able to offer nice looking BD's.

Anime bought:  I received Aniplex USA's DVD volumes 3 and 4 of Durarara!!x2.]]>
<![CDATA[Summer 2016, Report 1]]>Sun, 31 Jul 2016 20:23:37 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/summer-2016-report-1I look forward to new episodes
1. Amanchu!, episodes 1-4 (Good) - A very pleasant surprise. 
2. Orange, episodes 1-5 (Good) - Solid but not great yet.
3. Taboo Tattoo, episodes 1-4 (So-so) - Super crazy and dumb but enjoyable.

Enjoyment varies week to week
4. New Game!, episodes 1-4 (Decent) - Positive energy and cute.
5. Re:Zero, episodes 14-18 (Decent) - Intense but execution is currently shaky.
6. This Art Club Has a Problem!, episodes 1-4 (Decent) - Improving little by little.
7. Mob Psycho 100, episodes 1-3 (Good) - Cool visuals and maybe decent characterization.

Do not like much but can tolerate
8. Alderamin on the Sky, episodes 1-4 (So-so) - It is looking mediocre.
9. Active Raid 2, episodes 1-4 (So-so) - It is becoming boring.
10. Twin Star Exorcists, episodes 13-16 (So-so) - Still cute but not much else.
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<![CDATA[Report for the week of July 24-30, 2016]]>Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:08:42 GMThttp://chanotaku.com/home/report-for-the-week-of-july-24-30-2016Anime watched:  This was a rest week, and there is not much to report.  August will be busier through.]]>