~~So... sometime in the beginning of July, around my birthday (1st) I stated in some thread that I would do a mass post of everything I've watched from July 1st to September 1st. Don't know why but I followed through and here they be! I apologize in advance for how vague some of the descriptions are. I didn't want to put any spoilers in because I wasn't sure if spoiler tags worked in a blog thread.
How to explain…? Heh, I don’t really know how. The best episodes were by far the last 4 or 5, especially episode 25 that explained everything in detail. Some of it was good and then some parts were asking me to drive a stake into my head due to Shouko’s retardedness. That ‘drove’ me up a wall. The 3 demon sisters are by far the favorites of mine in Touka Gettan along with Momoka and her story.
Giving this a 3.5/5
Meh, I haven’t struggled to get through a series in a LONG time. This was trash through in through and the only enjoyable part, for me, were the transformations and Nekane. Asuna’s obsession with chupacabras were so overthetop that I wanted to smack some sense into her. And what’s with the bells on her head.. that would drive me nuts. Other then that it was meh.
Negima!? Haru Special!? and Negima!? Natsu Special!? - OVA
TONS better then the series. The first episode I liked the most with bits and pieces in the second. Class Rep and Asuna were the only 2 I liked in the OVA, especially Asuna.
Ayane’s High Kick – OVA
I was pretty bored through most ofit. It seemed like I was watching an animated ‘Million Dollar Baby’ but with a happy ending instead of her dying .Also it’s about kick boxing and not boxing. Overall, pretty boring with semi decent animation.
Wrath of the Ninja – movie
Very entertaining movie with a very non-original plot. I enjoyed it for the most part. The animation was very nostalgic for it’s time and further more it was very bloody. The female protagonist, Ayame, is probably my favorite in it. Really not much else to say other then I enjoyed it and that’s all that matters.
Gundress – movie
The year is 2100. An all female GiTS squad equiped with Appleseed biped armor suits are ordered to protect an Arabian arms smuggler from a long, white haired GiTS terrorist.
Lol, that’s pretty much the gist of what this movie was about except it was semi corny, decent story, and the animation wasn’t very good at all.
Battle Programmer Shirase
Some parts were funny but meh, I was bored through most of it even though all of the episodes were only 8 to 10 minutes long. Not much else to really say.
Ryuuki Denshou – OVA
Your usual fantasy, get a group together, and go off on set mission. If this was a 13 to 24 part series, it’d be halfway decent but it’s only 3 episodes long and got boring through the second episode. The Sadie, Miu combination is pretty typical as well. All in all, it was good at the beginning and good at the end, that’s about it.
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Sigh.. started off some what good. Middle sucked horribly and was quite boring. The white haired kid was the only interesting thing with this show. His arc was probably the best and the whole show ends with a pretty big open ending… hopefully the Fall season of 2009 will answer some of the questions at the end of this. Really don’t understand why this was about Index to begin with, most of the show, at least 2/3’s of it was about Misaki the railgun girl.
MEH. Just MEH. It started off GOOD, then 20 episodes in, turned into utter shit. The last episode had probably the best fight scene in the whole thing but the ending is stupid… to say the least. Were questions answered? Yes, did more open up? Yes, all in all, a massive disappointment.
Dropped it around episode 12. First 5 episodes were funny, I’ll give it that, but after it started getting repetitious, I got bored, and very fast. Not going to waste my time watching the same thing again. For what I watched… I gave it a…
Definitely not what I expected it to be and it was a lot better as it went on. Shinku and Suigintou were a good rivalry and the little devil Suiseiseki? Something like, that was some nice comic relief. I really liked her eyes though, her and her twin sister’s. Definitely have plans to see the OVA and sequel now since I liked this.
Rozen Maiden Traumend
For the most part, it’s just like it’s first season, lots of randomness. The last 3 episodes were the best part and then the ending gave me a sad face… damn After Story ending sadface damnit. Was somewhat decent till that occurred. Suiginto was by far my favorite in both seasons.
Rozen Maiden Ouverture
The BEST of the Rozen Maiden series. Just made me love Suigintou even more then in the series. Great backstory on the history of Suiginto and Shinku. Really loved this one.
The Laws of Eternity (Eien no Hou) – movie
Not something I expected it to be, with it dealing with Einstein from the get go. For the most part, it’s like a religious musical with them being in the ‘spirit world’ for 90% of the movie. The use of colors for all of the landscapes was gorgeous as well as the philosophical discussions. Overall I enjoyed it more then I thought I would.
Venus Versus Virus
Some parts were decent, some were pretty lame. Lucia was a pretty good character as well as Lola but other then that everyone was so cliché is was disappointing. Not to mention it’s an open ending. Sure, something was accomplished but what happened to everyone exactly? Is it left to our imagination?
~~For the summer series I've started and stuck with since episode 1, they are Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Canaan, Princess Lover and Bakemonogatari.
Umineko no Naku Koro ni is an okay show for now, it's running kind of slow at the moment but I know for a fact that once Ange shows up among the other cast members, it'll definitely pick up. I have a lot of hope for that.
Canaan is really good so far, I'm enjoying every moment of it. The story and what happens with each character thus far has been great.
The biggest disappointed so far is Princess Lover, it started off so strong but got sooooooo stupid with these last couple of episode. It's turning into a real mess.
Probably the north star of the summer for me, Bakemonogatari is A++ anime. Senjougahara is superb at interacting with Araragi. I'm looking VERY forward every week to a new episode now. Especially after the last episode, 8 I think it was.
~~I really can't think of much else to say other then I might do this more often, just watch a bunch of shows and blog what I think of them instead of posting every single show in the forum.