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Anime Progress Report: Playing Catch-up

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I was able to finish Love Lab this year.  Thoughts of “Why did I stop watching this again?” were running through my mind while having fits of laughter.  Ah, how many shows in 2013 made me laugh?  Not much (because I did not watch much hahaha).  After finishing I rewatched the episodes with Maki Makio in it.  Such fun!  😀

I have also finished Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.  Actually, it was more like a case of “it’s only about 12 episodes and it’s not annoying so why not finish it?” thing.  Although some foreshadowing of things to come in the ending episode was interesting, more often than not I found the show boring.  I don’t think the economics thingie was well handled–innovation blah3x now there’s progress–but it didn’t feel interesting.  Maybe it didn’t blend well for me, like the way management principles from Peter Drucker did with Moshidora.

For the backlog, there’s still To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S, and Yondemasu Yo! Azazel-san Z.  I don’t know if I will finish them this month though.  And who knows when I’ll able to start on the 2014 winter anime hahaha.

On the manga side, I’ve been trying to read through the Chihayafuru raws.  But the surprising blocking points are the small fonts.  @_@  I have been trying recently to do more reading of raws and it’s really annoying to be faced with small fonts.  Either I can’t make out the kanji, or I can’t make out the furigana (if I don’t know the kanji).  I know I’m whining but yeah it’s my blog, help me vent my frustration.  Onegaishimasu.  😛

I also read (whenever I remember to check) Space Brothers.  I suppose my Japanese-language level is not good enough when encountering complex or technical terms, but I do still get the gist of most of the other dialogue.  As a consequence I have stopped watching the anime.  One could call that a surprising side effect.

Actually I was going to write a post about anime dropped because of the manga, but yeah, laziness set in.  Maybe I will be able to write it in the future, but for now, ja!  🙂

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Anime Progress Report – Spring 2013

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It’s Friday once again!  While waiting for the next Chihayafuru episode, let’s have a progress report!!

Stale Bread:
Fate/Zero
Psycho Pass
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

– Even though those series have long finished, I have not been in the mood to watch them for some time now.  They’re still stuck in limbo.  I’ll try to end one of these shows this long weekend.

Fresh Bread:

Red Data Girl – I hated it at first, because lead girl looked useless.  I’ve stopped at three episodes.  I’ll check this out again when I feel like it.  On hold.
Suisei no Gargantia – So far I am liking this.  But I am not so gaga over it that I immediately watch what comes out.
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S – Not yet in excitement mode.  When Chihayafuru ends my focus will probably go over to this show.  But I am really glad that Misaka and company are back!!
Valvrave the Liberator – When I saw the first episode, I thought:  What!??  It’s another f@cking Gundam-style opener! And with annoying characters galore!  Maybe I’ll find better things to do than watch this crap.
Yondemasu Yo!  Azazel-san Z – Funny as ever.  I just hope nothing offends me in the future episodes.

Currently I’ve been trying to get some more raw manga reading for my Nihongo studies.  Right now I’m deliberating on Case Closed.  I feel that it’s almost perfect–however the bad quality of the raws might not be good for my eyes in the long term.  I’ll try to find another manga that will be easier on the eyes.

That’s it for now.  Ja!

P.S.  For comparison to the quality of previous year, here’s Spring 2012.

Of cards and tempests

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Ha!  Top 2012 anime post is still not up.  😛

So here’s the progress on the winter anime:

  • Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – So far I’m liking it.  But it remains to be seen if I will lose interest along the way.
  • Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun – What was this all about again?  I forgot why but I decided to drop this.  ^_^;
  • Amnesia – Still undecided as episodes 2 and 3 remain unwatched.
  • Tamako Market – I. don’t. get. it.
  • Sasami-san@Ganbaranai – I. don’t. like.
  • Chihayafuru 2 – Cards!  Best show of winter 2013 that I’m watching.
  • Hetalia: The Beautiful World – Unfortunately no English-subbed eps are available.

Currently my obsession is with Zetsuen no Tempest.  I watched the first episode on Saturday, and by Sunday I managed to catch up to episode 16.  I ended up doing nothing else of significance over the weekend.  I got hooked so fast it was almost unbelievable.  Thinking back it started when I noticed that Kylee was doing the OP and I decided to take a look at the series to determine if it was any good.  And the rest was history.  Once in a while I look back on past anime, and I’m glad I found this one before it went really out of my radar for good.  Maybe the preview for this show sounded generic, that’s why I ignored it.  I just hope the ending is good.

Moving on from tempests, let me talk about the other ‘card’.  I’m talking about Orson Scott Card, and his Ender’s Game series.  I got myself a Kindle recently and I have been on a reading spree ever since.  There were some nights I didn’t even turn on my computer to watch anime or whatever, and just read until it was bedtime.  This further contributed to my neglect of the top 2012 anime post.  I’ve finished up 4 books in this series, and I might re-read Ender’s Game soon.  And I hope the movie doesn’t suck.

That’s all for now.  Ja!  🙂