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Sep 30, 2018 1:26 PM
Anime Relations: Hoshi no Koe, Metropolis, Ghost Hunt, Tekkon Kinkreet, Mahou Yuugi 3D, Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei, Cencoroll, Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen), Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu, Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou, Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen, Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon, Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Kou), Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou, Eve no Jikan (Movie), Uchuu Show e Youkoso, Mawaru Penguindrum, Yuri Seijin Naoko-san (2012), Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin, Non Non Biyori, Omoide no Marnie, Non Non Biyori: Okinawa e Ikukoto ni Natta, Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus, Non Non Biyori Repeat, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo: Mou Hitotsu no Suzaku-sai, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Non Non Biyori Repeat: Hotaru ga Tanoshinda, Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari, Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism, Ryuu no Haisha, Princess Principal, Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism: Doki! "Goken-darake" no Ian Ryokou, Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou, Violet Evergarden: Kitto "Ai" wo Shiru Hi ga Kuru no Darou, Steins;Gate 0: Kesshou Takei no Valentine - Bittersweet Intermedio, Hataraku Saibou: Kaze Shoukougun
This will be updated every few weeks or so for a few months. This is mainly to allow me to easily keep track of my watch order and to give any thoughts I have on a particular series. My MAL account was made during Utena, so everything from this point onwards should be more exact. One thing that has sort of surprised is how little anime I have watched. Thirty-one days is a lot, but not for a year and a half. Putting everything down in a list puts it in perspective.

Following Utena, I watched Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism and its OVA and Princess Principal. The former reminded me quite a bit of Bladedance. Those "corrected" students were pretty realistic looking traps. The latter aired in Summer 2017, but I wasn't watching much seaonal anime at the time. It was one I considered at the time, though, and I liked it. Both of these were started about a week after Utena as I was unable to watch anime for a period. Even after I could watch anime, it took a little bit longer to finish both series than it should have.

Non Non Biyori and Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo were watched next. They took me way longer than two twelve episode series would normally take me. This was because I wrote up all of these blog posts, and towards the end, I had quite a bit of seasonal anime to watch and catch up on. Non Non Biyori reminded of Yuru Yuri, and that's probably how I heard of it over a year ago. I don't have too much to say about Yamada-kun. Their OVAs were watched after the end of each series.

The Violet Evergarden OVA aired while watching the previous two. It was pretty good. Although I didn't feel all that strongly about the TV series, I am looking forwards to the movie. Some anime just need to sit with you for a time before you can appreciate them.

Mahou Yuugi 3D was rather entertaining. I had passed over it a year ago when I first watched Mahou Yuugi 2D. I liked it, but perfer the 2D one for its story and characters.

The second season of Non Non Biyori was enjoyable as well. It, however, took me way too long to watch. Part of that was due to me simply not being able to watch much anime, a lot of seasonal anime to watch and catch up on, and because I tried to draw it out by watching Kara no Kyoukai. Kara no Kyoukai was rather enjoyable, though I was new to the movie series format. The story was nice and if I ever rewatch it, I'll try it in chronological order. I was surprised I had never heard of it before. The only reason I found it was because I watched an Utena analysis video on YouTube and checked out the person's other videoes. I have a number of stand-alone movies and OVAs I want to watch next.

Tekkonkinkreet was one of those. I eyed a local copy at my library and came on here to check it out. It sound interesting, and it was. The aspect ratio was never seen before in other anime, but it was its animation and art style that it should be known for. Its subtitles were a little different as well with white text on black boxes. They also stated who was talking and placed them near the speaker. The story was also enjoyable, as well. It reminded me a bit of Kyousigiga and Magical Shopping⭐️Arcade Abenobashi.

Hoshi no Koe was a nice little OVA. I came across it when simply surfing through the site I use. I hadn't realized it was from 2002, but the older art style was still neat to see. I would criticize it by saying that some of the faces were kind of poorly drawn. This probably wasn't the producers' fault, but the movie had black bars on the sides. Nothing was cut off, but I had to zoom in to see the film better.

When Marnie was There, like Tekkonkinkreet, was a movie I kame across at the library. I thought it looked nice, so I put it on my watch lost over a month ago. I also saw it at Wal-Mart over Black Friday. Anyhow, I very much enjoyed it, even if it was a little sad. What I really enjoyed was seeing Marnie's and Anna's relationship forming and growing. It was simply sweet to watch. The film was also very beautiful. The animation was outstanding and each scene was very detailed. I may very well have to check out a few more Ghibli Films. I watched a few over a year ago, but it might be a good idea to see a few more while I am going through my list of movies and OVAs/ONAs.

I also saw Metropolis at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. I checked it out later at home, and it sounded good. The music fitted the whole crime noir thing it had going, and the art style was something I hadn't seen before. If I am remembering correctly, the person behind this also worked on Astro Boy, which explains the art style. The site I was watching it on had a video that was three fourths corrupted, so I had to use a site I had not used in a while to watch it.

Napping Princess, or Ancien and the Magic Tablet as I know it, was seen at Wal-Mart as well. I thought I recognized the name, and when I checked it out, I found out why. This was a film I came across over a year and a half ago and wanted to see. Although it had been released, there was no subbed version out yet, so had to wait. I guess I eventually forgot about, though. I remeber reading a review that said it was aimed at a younger audience, and I would agree with that.

Maquia:When the Promised Flower Blooms was an anime I came across because it was recentely uploaded to the site I use. i don't have much to say about except that I think it would have been great as a series.

I watched Welcome, Aliens because I ran across it the day it was uploaded, unlike Maquia, which I watched a week or so later. I also had some extra time, and this was probably the oldest anime I have seen.

I came across The Dragon Dentist while looking at the Evagelion Rebuilds. I wanted to see what else that studio is responsible for and this was listed. Overall, I really enjoyed it. I liked the concept and story, and the animation was good. I quite liked the surreal portions inside the tooth.

So, I found Welcome, Aliens and I looked at the recommended list at the bottom of the site I use. There, I found Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW. Like Acien and the Magic Tablet, it was aimed towards children. I, nontheless, enjoyed it. Its animation was good and the art style fit quite well with all the different aliens. So far, no space anime I have seen has held up to Sora Wo Kakeru Shoujo. However, watching this sort makes me want to watch some space anime. I came across Galaxy Express 999 after reading about Metropolis. Its length is rather intimidating, however. I also think that I should maybe pick up Galaxy Angel again. I mention Galaxy Express 999 partly because there was a space train in this anime. After reading a little about it, I now understand the reference in Renkin san-kyuu Magical? Pokaan.

Cencoroll was watched simply because I came across the planned sequel. It was rather interesting and reminded me a bit of FLCL.

I watched Eve no Jikan as someone recommended it to me on one of my first blogs. Overall, it was very good. I loved the portion with the old, failing robot. I thought he was going to attack them at first. I also would say the ending was good. The conclusion had real weight and made sense but also set up the plot for later sequels, if there are ever any.

Steins;Gate 0's special aired and I don't really have too many thoughts on it. It seems to have been an unaired episode, which is why I had trouble placing it. It was kind of nice that it was subbed nearly immediately after airing. I hate how some OVAs or speacials come out and are not subbed for months, and by the time they are, you have forgotten about the original show.

I don't have any thoughts on the Cells at Work special, though like Steins:Gate above, I liked how it was released subbed quickly and not months later.

I came accross Yiri Seijin Naoko-San while browsing MAL. I believe I was looking at the seasonal stuff and decided to look at what ufotable had produced. I enjoyed the anime and thought that it would make a good series, especially because it had a good OP amd ED. I liked how much of the yuri was loli yuri. Really added to it. However, I felt more like I was watching some anime memes video on YouTube. You know? You're watching some memes complilation and then some fanservice scene comes up but it doesn't finish or you want to watch more, but you can't because they have moved on to the next meme and you don't recognize the show? I wished some of the fanservice scenes were more drawn out or perhaps a bit more extreme. They seemed to end before I could really enjoy them, so I would scroll back and rewatch them. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it and would love to see it get a TV series, though that probably isn't happening anytime soon. This and the above two were watched while I was also watching Ghost Hunt and Mawaru Penguindrum.

Ghost Hunt and Mawaru Penguindrum were both great shows. I finished them in the first couple days of January due to Christmas, but they were mostly watched in December. As such, I will put them in this post. I had hoped to have started Ghost Hunt in October to correspond with Halloween, but that obviously didn't happen. Ghost Hunt was very enjoyable. The characters were likable, at least for me. I also liked the stories, or the "files" as they called them. I thought each one was varied enough that the ghost hunting premise didn't get boring. Mawaru Penguindrum was, likewise, very enjoyable. The art style was neat, though I mistook the main two boys, Shoma and Kamba for girls at first due to the shoujo-esque style. It reminded me of Utena in various ways, and not just because there was a few direct references to Utena. Funny enough, I had originally planned to watch it right after Utena. I didn't though, because Utena was a long show and I wanted to watch some shorter and lighter series first. The penguins were quite funny. The instrumental OP and ED of Ghost Hunt were unique, but I only cared for the ED. I preferred the first OP and ED of Mawaru Penguindrum over the second. The numerous songs that were only played once were good, however.
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