Hi folks! It’s been a long time since I posted and I’m taking advantage of a vacation leave to write this up. I won’t be boring you with my excuses and life updates today. So here we go!
I thought I could keep up the one-post-a-month momentum. Alas, it was not to be. The stress from work is ramping up, though it’s nowhere near the level when I first started blogging. Still, stress is stress.
Anyway, once Chihayafuru 2 finished, my interest in the spring season anime waned. I then went on a time-wasting, mind-numbing anime marathon:
Honey & Clover
Honey & Clover II
My excuse? I thought it was good to get better versions of old series. And what better way to do quality assurance than to watch ’em all episodes? Let this post be proof of where my time went lol.
I also started rewatching Monster and Moshidora. Unfortunately these two depress me so I couldn’t get past 5 episodes. I’m sure I’ll finish the rewatch. Someday.
I have also been on a manga-reading binge lately. Aside from Chihayafuru, I have read several chapters of Silver Spoon, Space Brothers , ahead of the anime. I also read ahead of Claymore back then, but now I have caught up. It’s an even more excruciating wait than Chihayafuru. ^_^;
I think that’s it for now with the updates. There’s actually more I want to say, especially about the summer anime but it will be bedtime soon. Till next, ja! 🙂
It’s not Friday night yet but here I am itching to write something, or anything. Hahaha! Of course the backlog posts are still in the backlog and until I find the motivation/energy to finish those these progress reports will have to do.
So I just finished a rewatch of the 1st season of GITS SAC. And before that the 2nd season of GITS SAC. And before that I watched GITS Solid State Society. It’s backwards but hey, that’s how I started. (Though it really must have started when I saw that new GITS trailer.) I was tempted to buy a newer copy of Salinger’s book and re-read it. Thankfully, I was able to resist spending impulsively. I shouldn’t have entered the bookstore, period.
On the currently airing shows, only Chihayafuru, Space Brothers, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S, and Yondemasu Yo Azazel-san Z are holding my interest. I seem to have gotten past my initial obsession with Chihayafuru when I decided to read ahead the manga. At least now the wait doesn’t have to be so excruciating. As for Space Bros it’s going fine though I wish they’d just skip the childhood flashbacks of the side characters. Yondemasu Yo seems to have featured another angel, and well at least it’s still funny. Railgun has gone darker in its themes and I have added to my misery by reading the wikipedia entries. I don’t like the direction it’s going but I’m not the author so I can’t complain too much. I haven’t bothered to get the recent episodes of Red Data Girl. Not that interested anymore.
In other news, there’s a ‘climate map’ that maps trending manga, anime and other Japanese cultural exports per country in Asia. According to the map, #1 trending in the Philippines is Pokemon. Though I’m not really that surprised, I’m not sure how accurate that is either. If I had more time right now I’d probably explore it more but maybe another day. Still it would be interesting to know how they came up with that.
It’s been a long time since I responded to ‘current events’ in the anime blogosphere. What’s ‘in’ now is the 50 questions post. So to bring back some more life to this blog I’m posting my own answers to the 50 questions. I’ve slightly changed some of the questions though.
I’m on a roll, aren’t I? 😉
Here I briefly discuss my forays into old anime that have met some completion difficulties.
Having re-watched Simoun, most episodes of Crest of the Stars/Banner of the Stars, and Marimite seasons 1-4, finally it’s time to put something in this lethargic blog of mine.
I said I would not do this list. However, I made an about-face (for reasons I cannot say). Unlike last year, my room is not such a mess today. The weather’s still fine though.
Another thing for this year, I’ll be including shows that I haven’t finished yet but where I’m halfway through (or are ongoing shows). The shows are Aoi Bungaku, Bakemonogatari, Cross Game, Kimi ni Todoke, Sasameki Koto. I cannot include Kara no Kyoukai because I’m only into ep 2 and the show is still an unknown for me. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood doesn’t count also because I stopped watching and am saving everything for a later date. Fairy Tail is probably gonna go on forever, and I’m still undecided on it overall.
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