600 Anime Watched - 5/14/2014
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Gothlequin
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What have I seen since we last talked? Hmm...that might be a very long list since it's been a while. :p I haven't really been on ap.com that much other than a few conversations I happened to start up with some people, and I haven't been actively watching anime, but I've seen some good shows here and there where I have the time and interest. First off, have you heard anything negative about production ig? From what I've seen, they've done some great work in the past, especially involving ghost in the shell, but recently I've been seeing a lot of negative things about them in forums saying that the quality of their animation has gone way down. Any idea why? Well let's see. Since we last talked...I tried but could never really get myself to finish darker than black, which I found rather boring. None of the characters nor the plot caught my attention at all really, despite the hype. Beck on the other hand was AMAZING and, in combination with Welcome to the NHK, really adds to my appreciation of the slice of life genre, which I previously thought of as boring. Stiiiilll waiting for Gundam Unicorn to finish. :p I went through a period where I found a bunch of really awesome anime movies on youtube. Namely, The Girl who Leapt Through Time, The Place Promised in our Early Days, Sword of the Stranger, and most notably an oooold but absolutely excellent scifi titled A Wind Named Amnesia. I also watched the fist of the north star movie, which was HORRIBLE. Haibane Renmei, although not as impactful as Beck, was also a good slice of life. Usagi drop was utterly touching. Blue Exorcist had a strong start but unfortunately fell apart and became mediocre. Legend of the Galactic Heroes is easily the most epic anime I've ever seen, and I mean that in the sense that it is like reading a science fiction novel, it is so ridiculously detailed and the characters are so developed. Steins;gate on the other hand was an absolute bore and disappointment given its' major hype. Eventually I again discovered some more youtube movies, and ended up gaining an even deeper appreciation for Mamorur Oshii after watching the Patlabor movies and Jin-roh: the Wolf Brigade back to back, all of which were great and really affirm to me that most of the best shows are from the 90s or late 80s, and not the 2000s. I watched a really curious anime called Bartender that, while not being particularly amazing all around, is absolutely unique in its subject matter, and was interesting especially since I enjoy spirits. Detroit Metal City was an absolute hoot, too short for its own good. Skycrawlers, again by Oshii, was thought provoking, although not as good as his earlier works. Colorful was also an interesting movie that caught me off guard at the end. I struggled through Arakawa Under the Bridge, but in the end I like it more than any other Shaft production I've seen so far. It also reaffirmed my love for Maaya Sakamoto as a voice actress. Between Kara no Kyoukai, Escaflowne, and Arakawa, I think she has to be my favorite seiyuu. Wings of Honnemaise was good but didn't quite live up to its name. The last tv series that I watched was From the New World/Shinsekai Yori, which was ok, not the best, not the worst anime I've seen. It seemed strange to me that A-1 would try to do such a show and not quite succeed. Whisper of the Heart was overall another great slice of life, although it ended way too quickly. Children who Chase lost voices was visually amazing (I got to watch it on a huge screen at Anime-boston!), but I found it lacking in story. I also got to see the first two Evangelion Rebuild movies on huge screens, which was possibly the best anime experience I've had in the last year. I subsequently watched Eva 3.0 and was confused but at the same time it has me REALLY looking forward to 4.0. As a franchise Evangelion is only second to KnK in my mind now. :) I was more than a little bit disappointed with GITS: Arise, though. :( Just something about it wasn't right. Garden of Words blew me away on the other hand; I already have the dvd and have pretty much show it to anyone who is willing to sit down and watch. :p The last big thing that I watched was Wolf Children, which I found to be really sweet. I'm currently trying to watch Michiko to Hatchin, which has the potential to be either really epic or mediocre. And I"m absolutely looking forward to watching the second and third seasons of bakuman, which I hear are good. I'm still in a debate with myself about when/if I'll watch monogatari second season. Soooooo....yeah that's about it in a nutshell. :p
are you aware that we can now re-count shows for the number of times we've watched them? also that's a cool chart you have going on there.
How goes! I'm what? 3 months late. Sorry ;__;
Exel~ Those are all the shows you're going to watch? o_o Definitely not lazy anymore huh? xD
Lol those gifs xD
The Sasuke one always cracks me up.
It wasn't what I expected, but there were definitely some entertaining parts. Not the worst movie I've seen, but I hear that Strong World was better.