This week I rewatched Robotics;Notes, which has become one of my favorite anime series because its a simple and fun show that lets me relax and take it easy. I also had time to rewatch The Eccentric Family in large part in preparation for the upcoming second season, but it is a nice anime that I like.
This week on a sort of a whim I decided to rewatch the first season of Full Metal Panic! I suppose that the upcoming new series made up want to appraise this franchise. I had the intention of rewatching Fumoffu, but that show is too dumb and not really funny. I, however, had fun rewatching The Second Raid. My opinion on the FMP anime franchise has not changed much, but the first season is better than I remember.
I then watched two anime movies for the first time. I first watched Paprika, and it is definitely a weird Satoshi Kon film, but it is not that good. I then watched Summer Wars; it has an exciting and strong first half, but the rest of the movie is weakened by the cyber technology angle that never seems to fit with the humanistic themes of this film. Finally I watched Akame ga KILL!; it is a strong and highly digestible show even with all the bloody violence and simple premise.
This week I finally got around to watching RahXephon. And it indeed has similarities with Evangelion, which is disappointing because I feel that the unique parts of RahXephon's premise would have been enough to sustain the show. Still, watching RahXephon was worth it. I also had time to watch No. 6, which is a solid show. I finally watched the entertaining but mediocre Triage X.
This was another busy week of anime watching. I first rewatched ERASED, and found it to be of better quality in this revisit. I then rewatched Amagi Brilliant Park in large part to check out the dub Sentai produced. The show is very good, and the dub is nice. I finally watched both seasons of Bungo Stray Dogs, and it is a decent show with weird stuff and some nice moments.