A Brief Anime Progress Report on Spring 2009

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2009 has the most boring spring line-up ever.  There’s no show that makes me want to see an episode ASAP.  It just added to my blogging lethargy.  So I probably won’t be posting anything about spring season 2009 after this.

Basquash!

The visuals are good but the characters don’t excite me.  To a casual basketball fan like me the idea of mecha playing basketball just isn’t that appealing–even though I do love mecha (mostly).  I’ll just quietly read the updates on it from fellow bloggers who will be following it.  (There must be somebody out there, right?)

Hayate no Gotoku!!

It didn’t feel as funny as the first season.  Maybe because the constant bleeping was gone.  Without it, HnG felt a little subdued.  Strange.

Valkyria Chronicles

Halfway through the first episode I decided the characters were boring.  Dropped.

Fullmetal Alchemist 2

A lot of fuss has been made about the voice actor for Mustang, but since it was many years ago (actually a few years ago) that I watched FMA that I couldn’t really notice the difference.  I’ll keep on watching this.

Hanasakeru Seishounen

The first episode was disappointing.  What was the purpose of showing us the high school if she was pulled out of there before the episode ends??  I still have to see the second episode so everything depends on it now.

Shangri-La

Even though on paper it sounds interesting, after what I saw my instincts are telling me it might be a waste of time.  My instincts are usually right (maybe 70-80% of the time), so it’s dropped.  (Not to mention I really don’t have the time or inclination to watch shows that are slightly interesting.

07-Ghost

I liked the first episode but I lost some interest halfway through the 2nd episode.  I need to finish that episode if I am to decide if I will go on watching this.

Ristorante Paradiso

Magnifico!!!!  The only true jewel among the new shows.  I’m watching this till the end.  😀

Eden of the East (Higashi no Eden)

Naked Morita was ok, I’m not so fond of the girl though.  But like Ristorante Paradiso, will watch till the end.

7 responses »

  1. Shangri-La was probably the greatest disappointment of the shows I sampled this season. The teaser stuff made it look really good, at least visually. The problem was that the cool visuals are not consistent and the story just doesn’t seem to be all that intriguing.

    Eden of the East is getting off to a good start. It’s a bit slow but a good start nonetheless. I was unfazed by Naked Morita.

    These turned out to be better than expected:

    Saki
    Tears to Tiara
    Asura Cryin’

  2. I’m not sure you should count shangri-la out just yet. I’ve only seen the first 2 episodes but I think it has some very interesting ideas. Post apocalyptic carbon markets and climate change are things I find fascinating.

  3. @21stcenturydigitalboy

    I might try Sengoku Basara if I get really bored. I stayed out of K-On because it was supposed to be moe.

    @j.valdez

    >>I was unfazed by Naked Morita.

    At least we can expect him to be fully clothed from now on. ^_^;

    @Hikaru

    >>Post apocalyptic carbon markets and climate change are things I find fascinating.

    The carbon markets were interesting but unfortunately the main character and her gang weren’t so. Only time will tell if this show lives up to the expectations.

  4. Pandora Hearts will be a good series because its by Square Enix who is responsible for all the awesome rpg games like final fantasy.
    Valkyria Chronicles – Heard that the game was awesome. So my expectations for this series will be high as well.

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