I have not returned to my routine for rewatching my anime discs, but I was busy this last week catching up with Dragon Ball Super. So far it has not been that good, but it is at least entertaining and nostalgic.
It has been too long since I posted anything, but I did watch some stuff. I watched Keijo!!!!!!!!, and I confirmed that even with all the big butts and breasts, it is not a perverted ecchi show. It is more or less a sports show with weird but very likable characters. I then rewatched Gundam 0083 on BD, and even if the writing is weak, its astonishing productions values shine better than ever in high definition. Finally, I rewatched Steins;Gate along with the 2013 sequel movie. The series is still fantastic, and the movie is not that good, but it is satisfying in the end.
I have been having an unusual week and forgot to blog last week. I finally watched my BD's of Attack on Titan. I still think that it is a work with a lot of potential, and I hope this upcoming new season starts delivering with that potential. I have not rewatched any other titles, but I am close to finish watching the original Rurouni Kenshin anime series. I might post a new post in two weeks.
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.
This week I watched Girlish Number for the first time. It is a solid show that takes a cynic look at the anime industry through the eyes of six voice actresses. It was a fun experience, but I am not sure I would want to revisit it in the future. I also rewatched Death Parade, and I really enjoyed it and still consider it a fantastic anime that should be experienced by everyone.
This week I returned to my routine and watched a lot of anime. I first watched my recently purchased BD's of Gurren Lagann. I do not love this show as I used to, but I still really like it; I especially like its energy. I then rewatched SNAFU TOO!, but I did not like it as much this time around. Finally, I had time to watch The Great Passage, which to me is now the best anime series from 2016.
After an almost one month long hiatus I have caught up with my simulcasts from Fall 2016. I also took at this new weak Winter season. And because of that I am only following seven shows that hopefully will retain my attention throughout the season. I should be able to rewatch something this upcoming week, and I should also do a write up of the 10 best anime series from 2016.