I was hoping to post my final report for the Winter anime season today, but two of my simulcasts have not finished airing. I hope to post the report on Thursday or Friday. On the meantime I have been watching my Inuyasha DVD's; I am already in the middle of season two. I plan to take a break from it tomorrow and watch my Funimation BD's of Psycho-Pass. Until the next time, 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.
I watched the first season of Chihayafuru. I liked the beginning a lot because it had plenty of character development. I am a fan of romance, and the main love triangle in this anime is something I really liked. However, as the anime became more focused on karuta, it lost of of its initial luster. Still, the main characters continued to be appealing, and I wish they had been more fleshed out. In the end I gave the first season of Chihayafuru a Decent (ANN) rating.
I intended to watch the second season of Chihayafuru, but that was put on hold with the arrival of the second part of Robotics;Notes. I watched this anime between Wednesday and Friday. I had a great time re-watching it with the English dub. I was a bit worried about how Akiho and Kona were going to sound dubbed, but the voice actresses did a terrific job. The whole dub was very strong overall. Next week I plan to watch Chihayafuru 2. See you next time and happy anime viewing.
I finished watching my Blast of Tempest DVD sets, and I had a very good experience doing so. The first time I watched this anime I liked it, but I was not wowed by it. The best thing I found about it were some of the characters, but the story was not great, and the ending felt contrived. Also, the second half of the series felt weaker and way laid back compared to the first, more serious and dark, first part.
But in this re-watch, I suppose I went with a stronger conviction and more open-minded-ness. My opinion on the story and and characters did not change much, but the overall series made more sense this time. I also noticed that one half is not necessarily more serious and the other more laid back. The first half was more of a set up for the story. Whereas the second half was more of a resolution, and the creators let the characters flourish more. Finally, the ending and conclusion had more than enough closure.
After re-watching Blast of Tempest I bumped up its ranking from 75 to 68. Speaking of my rankings, I placed Patlabor the Television Series on 82. Next week I plan to watch Chihayafuru. See you next time and happy anime viewing.
I, indeed, finished watching the Patlabor television series this weekend. I enjoyed the whole series. I was just a bit disappointed that it was mostly episodic. Although, the last two episodes did a good job adding some closure. I am still not sure if this series can crack my top 100 favorites, but I can safely say that it is one of the most interesting anime I have ever seen. I actually watched a trailer (that came in the tv series volume 4 BD) of the original Patlabor OVA, and I think I am going to also buy it.
I finally have the two Aniplex USA's DVD sets of Blast of Tempest, and I plan to watch them this week. I have actually grown fond of this anime as time has passed, and I hope my re-watch of it is satisfactory. That is it for now. Happy anime viewing.