The sentimentality developing as I age is really going to become annoying if I live long enough. One day before tomorrow, a time capsule. A nikki for the mirai. Tch. Baka.
First off, Great Teacher Onizuka. I decided to continue watching it, courtesy of second episode. Not that I'm impressed, but it was somewhat of an improvement over the first one, and I'm hoping the "serious" moments will continue to be as good. The comedy has been only mildly amusing so far, though. Asking why is Onizuka a 30-something looking 22-year old is something I'll leave for another post. One about doing stupid things such as making the characters too young or too old looking for their stated age. /surprise
Next up, Fairy Tail. With all the shounen I've been devouring lately, I thought more couldn't hurt (figuratively, at least). And FT seems to be one of the hottest on-going shows. And it's new, so it would be GR8ness, because they'd avoid making it a Bleach or Naruto or DB(Z) or One Piece. And the characters wouldn't look as if I had seen them somewhere before. And no one would go all sentimental over Protecting Their Friends before the show even establishes how chummy they are. Yeah. I guess it's pretty obvious where I'm going with this. Dropped at episode 2.
Which brings us to our next contestant, Un-Go. The Marvelously Punny Titled Anime. That's probably just me. Anyway, only last post did I call it average in terms of story. And what happens? It goes "nah uh, look at this" and pulls a mindfuck. No doubt, we'll get a full unraveling, and it was not as well paced as it could have been, but that's just the way the show is, and we just got an interesting twist and a rather interesting new villain (or even pair). Good show!
At last, Eyeshield 21. I keep thinking I'll drop it, it's not really worth the time, yaddda yadddda, 50 episodes in three days. Pause dramatically, look unnerved and say, barely constraining your shock and surprise, "Fast!". Thank you, supporting character Imaginary Reader. Your stereotypical anime reaction is always welcomed by me. You make that little gopher's running so amusing. It doesn't matter what it is, though. Running, football, baseball, sword fights, martial arts, magic, cleaning Victorian mansions, flying, dodging bullets, blogging in the middle of the night (awkward "heh heh", please, and don't forget the proper facial expression coupled with scratching behind your ear)...anything can be exciting if one makes it so. E21 makes running exciting, amefto (American football) interesting, and lessons about life in a shounen anime just bearable enough. It's too light-hearted and good-natured for my taste, but it does other things Just Right. It's fast-paced, there's very little filler, plenty of room for growth, the fights (matches) don't last ten episodes, and I have no idea what the hell will they do with the ~100 episodes I've yet to watch. A bonus is one of my favorite character archetypes, the diabolical / demonic delinquent. Hiruma is a great character. Someone said Tokuchi (One Outs) is the grown up Hiruma, and that's a rather accurate description (the shows are only superficially similar, though) - less demonic, but helluva lot more diabolic.
Next time: Something completely different. A riveting tale of lies, deceit and trickery. A story full of betrayal, treachery and treason! A saga of murder, death and killing! A yarn brimming with coition, coitus and copulation! You will be perplexed, astonished, confounded, beset, bewildered and baffled! Beware, be cautious, be wary! And most importantly, don't believe anyone!
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