Rants aside, this an anime blog. So let’s talk about anime!
For the sharp ones out there you probably know what I’m talking about. After getting smitten by Cross Game, I have managed to avoid reading the manga. However, one episode per week is just too slow. It is extremely agonizing having to watch several episodes of just one game. Maybe I should have been prepared for this by Ookiku Furikabutte; unfortunately I’m still impatient as ever. A rewatch of OF was not appealing to me, either.
I just can’t enough, I just can’t get enough
So yeah I started on Major.
Major is a little different from Cross Game because it already involves pro baseball. There is no cute Wakaba. The OP and the ED are not as awesome as Cross Game’s. (FYI: I’ve also been smitten with Ayaka and I’ve been listening to her songs for weeks now.) Weirdly, I’m not really interested in baseball normally; in fact, most terms are just alien to me. But like how I enjoyed Shion no Ou without any prior knowledge of shougi, I have come to enjoy Ookiku Furikabutte and Cross Game. And now, I am moving on to Major.
Kids are really cute
So the first episode wasn’t as touching as Cross Game’s. It might not be so good to compare them, but it does highlight the fact that Cross Game appealed to me immediately with the first episode (it was probably out of curiousity that I continued with Ookiku). But it helps that Goro also starts out as a cute kid. I’ve only seen 2 episodes, but I’m sure Major’s gonna help weather my Cross Game cravings!
In other news…
Anime Briefs: The second Hajime no Ippo series is as entertaining as ever. Ristorante Paradiso is as slow as ever (though I do enjoy it). I’ve lost a little interest in Higashi no Eden; I’ll wait for it to end then marathon it. FMA 2 is still enjoyable the second time around. And I’m still struggling to finish Casshern SINS. The show is too serious I can’t stomach watching more than 2 episodes in a good day; most days I don’t feel like watching it. Maybe Gundam 00 was wise enough to give us the hilarious names so we don’t take it too seriously? Healing Care, where are you??!
“Hayase-san, you hate me??!“
Another old series I’ve started on is Juuni Kokuki, or The 12 Kingdoms. Initially, I really hated the main girl, Yoko Nakajima. At first the premise gave me the Fushigi Yuugi vibes but alas that’s where it ends. ‘Miaka!’, ‘Tamahome!’ don’t sound as annoying now. I hate Yoko’s indecision and lack of a strong will. Maybe I’ve had too high expectations for a series I deemed as the filler while I wait for the next installment of Saiunkoku Monogatari. Or should I watch Romance of the Three Kingdoms instead? Recommendations? 😀