October 19th, 2008

anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

Recently watched anime titles...

Over the past few months I've given several anime titles a second try.

Here are the ones I either completed OR watched 20+ episodes: One Piece, Gintama, Darker than Black, Persona Trinity Soul, Ghost Hound, Mushishi, Le Chevalier d'Eon and the latest one is Ghost Hunt (had to skip the first three episodes which were BLAH but the rest of the series was like a Supernatural/X-Files/Ghost Busters anime)

Am trying Princess Tutu next in the hopes that it becomes less standard shoujo fare in later episodes...

I have been pleasantly surprised by several new anime titles this season, but am unfortunately not quite enamored by a few faves on the flist (Gundam 00 - second season, Casshern Sins, Kurozaku, Yozakura Quartet). Will probably wait till they're done and marathon them.

Here's what I Sort of Like...or might end up stopping and marathoning later:
  • Ga-rei Zero- very much WTF episode endings
  • Kurogane no Linebarrel - horrible animation, generic plot. I'm one of the few peeps who LIKED Gundam Seed (marathoned the series) so had no probs with the character designs. But the animation quality is just so BAD ;_;
  • Mouryou no Hako - can't figure out the plot
  • Shikabane Hime Aka - voice actors feel a bit flat >_>
  • Tales of the Abyss - I don't like the ending of the game its based on so I might wait till it finishes airing and then marathon.
  • Tytania - wish the pace was faster though
Medium Like
  • Hakushaku to Yousei
  • Kuroshitsuji
  • Michiko to Hatchin
  • Skip Beat - the animation is AWFUL but the manga is one of the few shoujo titles I follow so *shrugs*
Like a LOT
  • Hyakko
  • To Aru Majutsu no Index - why do leads always have the power to NEGATE other powers? It happened in Gakuen Alice and even in MxO and now here too. But it' not bad so far ^_^
  • Toradora

Details about the shows can be found here or here. Please note that all three of my "Like a Lot" titles were a complete surprise XD I hadn't even paid attention to them in the previews haha

Though I can't believe the shoujo-ish stuff is winning out at the moment *headdesk*

The only thing that is airing from previous seasons that I keep up with on a week to week basis is Soul Eater. Initially the series had been on my "Might Drop" list but as it progressed, I got used to the art and I've gotten interested in most of the characters, both male and female. And the females are just as kick ass as the males. Though I do ship Death the Kid and Black Star together XD

If you have any faves to rec, feel free to pass them along! My list of other stuff I've watched/completed can be found on this post.