Amidst the pressure at work, I am drawn to
blogging rambling again. What a turn-around!
It seems that this early part of the year has been more about rewatches than new anime. Of the currently airing anime, only Chihayafuru, Space Brothers, and Zetsuen no Tempest have been able to really capture my interest. No wonder I’ve been on a rewatching spree lately.
So for the past two days I have been rewatching choice episodes from the 1st season of Chihayafuru. I’ve already forgotten parts of it–at the Queen match I thought Yuumin (Yamamoto Yumi) had won. My memory of that match’s outcome was wrong! So even with the reigning Queen’s handicap (the fact that she became fat it was the biggest surprise of all), she still had enough skill/stamina to defeat Yuumin. That’s how good she was.
The other anime that I have been rewatching recently is Aria. I started off with Aria The Animation. Now I’m currently stuck in the first few episodes of Aria The Natural. This reflects the fact I don’t like The Natural that much. But I don’t want to start with Origination just yet–I dread the part where Alicia retires. Just thinking about it makes my eyes cloudy with tears. ^_^;
I’ve also been on and off with my rewatch of Glass Mask, I’ve stopped in the middle. I also rewatched Thermae Romae and Hatarakiman. On the live-action side I’ve rewatched Nodame Cantabile (yeah all of it), and the first few episodes of Zettai Kareshi and Orange Days. I also rewatched the first few episodes of Yondemasu Yo! Azazel-san. And the series was both revolting and funny as I remembered it.
Aside from all the rewatches, I’m trying to restart my Nihongo studies again. It’s been years since I took a JLPT exam, and my neglect has caused me to forget a lot of what I had learned back then. Of course the basics are still there, but it will take some time to relearn the kanji I’ve forgotten. Wish me luck.
In other news, it seems that there will be a new Banner of the Stars novel. Unfortunately I cannot read the source material even if I wanted to (if I hadn’t stopped my Nihongo studies who knows). But I hope they make another anime.
Vampire Knight is also ending, though I stopped caring about that manga a long time ago. But I’m still interested in how it ends.
I guess that ends this week’s ramblings. Till next, ja!