I know it’s a really, really late post. But clearing the post backlog just makes me feel so better. 😀
#15 Kurogane no Linebarrels
I wanted to watch this show because it had mechs but–it also has the most detestable lead I’d seen in a first episode of a mecha show. Dropped.
#14 Michiko to Hatchin
Gorgeous animation ain’t enough to get this show up. No matter how maltreated the little heroine here is. The show gives El Cazador de la Bruja vibes. I dropped that one after a few eps. This could be better, but stuff like this doesn’t interest me much.
#13 Ga-rei Zero
The ending to the first episode was awesome, but upon the first few minutes of the second episode I decided that the animation and characters weren’t good enough for me. I have better shows to watch.
#12 Shikabane Hime Aka
I don’t like the lead guy. The main girl really wasn’t very interesting at the time I watched. I’d rather watch Bleach again.
I liked the first episode. And they were actually playing Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ (Allegro non molto?) while Tatsuki and Ayumi were getting lost in the first part of the show. But alas, not enough to maintain interest in the show.
#10 To Aru Majutsu no Index
I only got to watch it this month. I’m not too enthusiastic about the show because I don’t like Index that much. But I’m still undecided as of this moment whether to continue watching or not.
#9 Gundam 00 S2
Umm, I hate this show, I hate it not. I hate this show, I hate it not…But I’ll probably finish this, via marathon.
Why is there a dearth of subbers for this show? I thought this show was funny. It’s one of those not truly outstanding but still entertaining types of shows. And I really like the butler.
#7 Casshern SINS
The dark world they live in is indeed intriguing, but repeatedly hearing ‘If I eat Casshern I won’t die/be ruined/etc’, ‘Kill Casshern’ was quite enough to get me bored. But I’m used to it now, so I’m still watching. The robots were not exactly the kind of robots I was expecting. The robots here exhibit human-like qualities that sometimes they feel more human than what other shows try to pass off as human. 😀
It’s starting to make sense now, but I wonder if everything will make sense in the end. I doubt that though.
#4 Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter
I was a little disappointed because they rushed Chiaki’s first conducting competition. But in retrospect I think what they did was good because it enables the show to focus on stories that had not been tackled by the live-action Nodame. The live-action was actually better though. Paris Chapter is not as good as the first season, but I still enjoy watching it.
Tea! The other anime blogger guys are agog over the manly tea pouring and curtains etc etc, but I’m curious about how this space opera turns out. Everybody’s serious in a way, but the pompous silliness of it all just makes me want to watch more for the laughs.
#2 Skip Beat!
I’m not too convinced about the path that Kyoko takes in this show but her antics still elicited a few smiles from me. Enjoyable and just the kind of lite stuff to counter the ‘heavy’ stuff I’m watching this season.
#1 Mouryou no Hako (Box of Goblins)
I read Iwa ni Hana’s post on Mouryou no Hako sometime ago which best conveys what the series is all about. It’s about kyouki bi (狂気美), which in my understanding translates to a fascination for the macabre/insanity or the beauty of it. I am very much behind in the series, as I didn’t want to watch it anymore because of the stress caused by the preparations for JLPT. But I’d still like to think that it’s the best series to come out of the fall 2008 lineup.