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April 13th, 2019
I decided to go ahead and split it at the end of March. I finished Strike Witches at about the right time, but Brave Witches took me a bit over the split. Because of that and the fact that it was a spin-off, I am putting it on this post. Overall, the Strike Witches series took me way longer than it should have, but I wanted to get it in before the new season/spin-off.

My opinion of Brave Witches was about the same as the original series. I don't really understand the lower score, though. I kind of liked the ED. I also lacked an opinion on the special as it was simply like an extra episode.

Although it is not an anime, I read Haruki Murakami's A Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. I bought it as my library didn't have a copy. It was one of his that I had been eyeing because the plot sounded good. However, I ultimately decided to buy after hearing that the End of the World part helped inspire Haibane Renmei. After reading it, it was obvious that it did inspire the anime. The plot was different, but there were many similarities in the setting. It was very enjoyable to see what led to the creation of one of my favorite anime. I also realized after reading a post on Flip Flappers and the Thommason, that Haruki must have been familiar with Hyperart: Thommason, or the original, un-compiled version. A hole is straight-up referred to as "pure" at one point. In my favorite of his works, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, the well as well as the alley could be seen as a Thommason. I would love to read Hyperart: Thommason since its ideas inspired another one of my favorite anime and one of my favorite books, but it's about seventy-five dollars used.

I had a little time, so I decided to watch Tsumiki no Ie as it was short and had been sitting on my list for a while. I don't know why, but the suggested anime on the home page started to give different anime instead of same ten popular anime. Many of the shows listed have sounded really interesting, so I have about twenty or more series on my Plan to Watch list. I am glad they fixed the suggested anime as I have came across many good-sounding series that I had never seen before. Anyhow, the anime itself was nice and had a unique art style.

Finally, after being uploaded a few months ago, I watched the Asobi Asobase OVA and special. I don't really have too much of an opinion on them. However, I loved the Evagelion and that Cartoon Network imaginary friends house show reference.

Since I finished the Strike Witches series after a whole month or more, I decided to watch some movies and shorter anime like I did after Kara no Kyoukai and Non Non Biyori. Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene was one of those. I don't think I ran across it in the suggested anime on the home page, so I think I may have found it while looking at the studio's list. It was aimed more towards children, so there was nothing too surprising or crazy, but it was still enjoyable. I liked the magical world as it sort of reminded me of the Mahou Yuugi world.

Finally, it apears that the Non Non Biyori Movie: Vaction was subbed. It had aired three or so momths before I watched the series, but it wasn't subbed. I have no clue when it was subbed though. Typically, when a new anime is uploaded, it appears in a list on the home page. However, it didn't appear because the movie was alreday listed; there just wasn't a video to go with it. I will have to keep that in mind in the future. Anyhow, I don't have mush to say on the movie. My opinion of it and the series are the same.
Posted by Baikaiya | Apr 13, 9:24 PM | 0 comments
March 16th, 2019
Nothing too crazy happened this season for me. The only thing of note might be that I should have watched some shows that I passed up and that I didn't continue with some series after the first episode.

First off, since it ended first, is Mini Toji, a chibi version of Toji no Miko. I decided to watch it as I had watched the original series and because it was only four minutes a week. Otherwise, I don't have much say except that I didn't recognize a charcter or two. That is probably due to the different character designs and me not ever really learning the characters' names in the first place.

I watched Egao no Daika simpily because it looked interesting. For the most part I don't have a strong opinion on it in ome way or another. The people that made it also made Dog Days, which I enjoyed.

Probably one of my favorite anime this season was Ueno-san wa Bukiyou. I simply watched it because it looked interesting. I found it pretty funny. The short episodes didn't bother me, but longer episodes would have been nice so there have been more content. I thought Ueno was rather cute. Perhaps it was her moe fang or her flat chest. I think it may have been her floor-length twin-tails. Its OP and EDs were enjoyable.

Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! came from the same studio as UzaMaid! I enjoyed it quite a bit and would have to say that the onee-loli shoujo-ai is probabaly one of my favorite genres. However, I like UzaMaid! better. I feel as though the shoujo-ai and lolicon aspects were much more extreme. The characters were also funnier and more unique. Nonetheless, I liked it. I liked its OP and ED as well.

Another anime I really liked was Virtual-san wa Miteiru. I saw it as a recently added anime on the site I use. I didn't remember seeing it on MAL, so I checked it out. The CGI intrigued me, partly because of the CGI I was doing. I acrually found the segments to be pretty funny. I enjoyed Kerin Slayers and its Virtual Kerin Slayers Wars spin-off. My most favorite segment was probably Unity-chan Rolls Around. I read that it was live-action. I kind of wonder how that worked if that was true, but it does make sense. The animation was clearly motion-capture. It also explains the over acting seen in the movements. I think this anime was also a sort of advertisement for the V-tubers. Afterall, I did watch a few of Himehina's videos because of this anime. It would pretty cool if there was a second season. Also, I really liked the first opening and the ED. The second OP was okay.

I watched Kemurikusa because the creator of Kemono Friends directed it or something. That makes sense as the art style was very similar. I used the freestyle line in Blender, and it looks like they used something similar from what I saw. Anyhow, it was fine. I didn't care for the OP, but I liked the vocaloid ED.

Similar to Kino No Tabi, I perferred the older Boogiepop. I would way it simply had more of an aesthetic appeal to it. However, it was nice to see some new stories as the old one appeared to have focussed entirely on Manticore, Echoes, and Kirima Nagi. I loved the OP and ED, but don't have too much else to say about the actual show. I did find it a bit funny that I originally watched the old Boogiepop and the first season of Kemono Friends at the same and they ended airing at the same time.

Another anime I enjoyed was Kaguya-sama: Love is War. It was funny and well-animated. Both the OP and ED were great. I would love to see a second season of it, but who knows?

I watched The Magnificent Kotobuki simply because I thought it looked interesting. I was fine with it, but I wonder why they didn't make eveything CGI. Some background charcters were 2D and kind of seemed out of place. Other than that, the OP and ED were very good. I almost thought Wareta Ringo was going to start when I first heard the ED.

I don't really have too much to say about Kemono Friends 2, but I did enjoy it. I prefered the OP over the ED.
Posted by Baikaiya | Mar 16, 9:59 PM | 0 comments
January 2nd, 2019
Overall, I feel as though I didn't watch all too much last year. I had hoped to have been able to rewatch Ergo Proxy and Excel Saga. I also was eyeing Blood+ and Heartcatch PreCure. However, I did manage to finish a number of movies, ONAs, and OVAs I had been eyeing, though many of them were watched on a whim. Many of the series I watched took longer to finish than I thought they would and there was some times where I was not able to watch anime or I didn't have the time to. I watched many of those aforementioned movies and et cetera in between a cople of series, though I do not know I will do that again for the other movies I have yet to watch. I will like to make this post end at the beginning of the actual summer season, but it might end earlier depending on how much I watch and when I finish it.

I really enjoyed Higurashi and Neon Genesis Evangelion, which I watched last year. They are probably a couple anime I will alway remember. Made in Abyss and Utena were both also quite good, and I really liked Avatar despite it not being an anime. However, the one anime I really enjoyed that isn't as well known or highly received as the others is So Ra No Wo To. It was very good, and I think it should get more attention, though some people may not like it.

In terms of seasonal anime, there was only two I really liked. Chio's School Road was one of them. I loved the comedy. There was also UzaMaid! Compared to other lolicon anime, it is probably one of the better ones and is my favorite. A few months later, I learned that type of shoujo-ai is called "onee-loli," and I would say it has to be my favorite type.

The OVA for the first season of Golden Kamuy aired while watching Ghost Hound and Cross Ange. It was an OVA is my opinion of it.

I originally came across Cross Ange in the summer of 2017 and planned to watch it in the spring of 2018 after Neon Genesis Evangelion. It was different from what I thought it was going to be, but it was okay. The songs and mech combos reminded me of RahXephon. Of the two, I enjoyed Ghost Hound more. I came across it the same time I found Ghost Hunt, and that is the reason why they were watched close to each other. The OP was good, but I passed pver the ED. In some ways it reminded me of Serial Expiriments Lain and Higurashi. Similar to Mawaru Penguindrum and Ghost Hunt, these both had no OVAs or specials.

Hottarake no Shima: Haruka no Mahou no Kagami was another movie aimed at a younger audience like Welcome to the Space Show or Ancien and the Magic Tablet. It was fine, though the CGI not trying to be 2D was a little different. I found it while looking CGI anime. I was partialy doing this for inspiration for my 3D modeling, but also because of Virtual-san is Watching.

Kuuchuu Buranko was a very unique show. The art style was interesting. I found the live-action Mayumi and photos of real people to be incredibly neat, and it worked with the overall feel of the show. I also liked how all the cases intersected and took place in the same couple of weeks. Its OP was really good. I liked the ED but not as much. I believe I came around it in the Summer of 2017 like Cross Ange. It probably was around Welcome to NHK due to the similarities in their names. Ultimately, I forgot its name. However, I found it again a few months ago and was able to put it on my list so I would remember it. Kuragehime was also enjoyable. I think I came accross it a month or two months ago. I didn't really think to much about it, but then I saw it listed as one of the manga on the home page. It looked familar and then sounded familar, so I found the anime again and decided to watch it. Its OP and ED were fine.

Is the Order a Rabbit? was a show I have seen in many memes before. I don't remember exactly when I learned of it, but I would bet it was around the time I first started watching anime. It was cute show. A lot of the moe/slice-of-life shows I watched over a year after I came across them were most likely learned of because of Yuru Yuri? I like the opening but didn't care for the ED. For the second season, my opinion remained mostly the same, though I didn't care for the OP and the ED. Similarly, I don't have too much to say about the Dear My Sister movies or OVA.

I decided to rewatch Serial Expiriments Lain again. I believe I started it around the same time as Is the Order a Rabbit? Like when I rewatched Flip Flappers and Haibane Remmei, I watched one episode every other day. The first time I rewatched it, I watched a couple a day, and my first viewing of SEL was completed in a few days. I took a while to watch it in order to give myself time to digest what I was seeing and because I wanted to draw out the series as I did enjoy it my other two times. However, there was a couple of times where I forgot to watch an episode, so some episodes had two or three days in between them. I had a good understanding on the overall story after my second watching, and I can't say if this third viewing has added much. I am still confused on the one Pantasm, or whatever it was called, game. I have some theories about how it ties into the other thing that was confusing me, the child pyschic expiriments. Perhaps the Knights were using the game to get children. These children could then be used by collecting their natural ESP. That, and the collective power of the Knights themselves, was what gave Deus his power. I don't know if that is right or not, but it is what I think. Also, I have no clue what all the alien stuff meant. I noticed how the striped alien was mentioned in episode two. It also showed itself to Lain as the alien, but to Arisu as Lain. Perhaps the Wired was not a human invention, or, at least, it was not completed by men alone. I doubt it more than my other theory, but maybe it was a hint that Lain was not human. In the end, I did enjoy my third viewing of Serial Expiriments Lain. I had read the Otherland series over the summer, and the Net stuff in it encouraged me to rewatch the series.

Like so many other shows, I came across Strike Witches in the summer of 2017. I heard that it was full of loli fanservice, and it sort of delivered. I didn't care for the nudity mainly because some of the girls had too big of chests. If they were all flat-chested lolis, it would have been more appreciated. The art style really screamed late 2000's to me, which, of course, made sense. Overall, I enjoyed the first season. I didn't care for the OP and ED, though. My opinion on the second season was about the same. I sort of got the feeling during the final episodes that the anime would have been something I would've watched in my early days of watching anime. I think that feeling came from the ED. I don't really have an opinion on the movie, or the OVAs.

Although I didn't rewatch it or anything, I did give Utena a score of nine. I had held off on scoring because I didn't want to give it a nine but also didn't want to lower the score by giving it an eight. However, after letting the series sit with me, it has grown heavily on me. It has probably been one of the anime I have thought about the most in the past few months.
Posted by Baikaiya | Jan 2, 7:46 PM | 0 comments
December 17th, 2018
There was several anime that I planned to watch this season but didn't, and there was actually a few I saw the first episode of but didn't continue with, like that siscon one with the poor animation, SSSS.Gridman, and the Juliet and Romeo boarding school one. Nonetheless, when I first started this season, I had trouble keeping with all I wanted to watch, so I cut a few off, like the ones above. I didn't have too much time to watch anime at the beginning, and all this seasonal stuff made it difficult to keep up with my other series. This blog will be a bit due to the fact that it will be written while the shows are finishing.

Due to it ending about four weeks before every other anime, I will start with RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida. Personally, I didn't think it was all that good, and I believe that most people hold the same opinion. I mainly watched it because the art style. I recognized it as ABe's several weeks before it aired, so I put it on my list. The fact it was some brand new studio worried me a bit, although I tend to try to ignore that.

I guess FLCL Alternative ended before that. I was rathered confused why it was listed as a movie, but I guess its because it aired in theaters in Japan, or something. I felt that it had a better story than Progressive, but I liked Progressive better. Personally, I enjoyed both of them, even though the community seemed to have felt a bit different.

And Satsuriku no Tenshi ONA ended before that as well. My thoughts on it are the same as my thoughts on the original series. Basically, I have no opinions on it.

I originally was not planning on watching Zombie Land Saga, mainly beacuse I never noticed it on MAL. However, I had some extra time and decided to check it out. I was expecting a horror and thought that a horror might be a good thing to add to my list. There was a moment where I was worried that it might be a gory show, but I was completely wrong. Overall I enjoyed the show. I refuse to believe what I heard about Lily. I'd rather think that it didn't go over my head and that they were misinterpreting it.

Ms. Vampire who Lives in my Neighborhood was a cute show. However, I didn't care for the more serious portions of the show, and I preferred the earlier episodes.

UzaMaid! was my definite favorite of this season. I loved the lolicon aspects of the show and how they were done, and the yuri made it so much better. There is something special about a woman saying she is attracted to a little girl. Switch her out with a man, and the show wouldn't have been the same. I also felt that there was a decent amount of charcter development; it wasn't just fan-service. Dago Koba, or whatever the name of the studio is, has another lolicon shoujo-ai airing next season and what appears to be a normal lolicon show after that, so I am very excited.

I didn't really care for Radiant and decided to drop it. I originally watched it thinking that a fantasy-heavy anime might be a nice change of pace. However, I found it to be a bit boring. It appeared to be picking up in the twelfth episode with what appears to the antagonist showing up. However, I having been enjoying it, I see no reason to force myself to continue with it.

Himote House was mostly a hit or miss. Some of the humor was good, like the Senegalese men and their "spiritual sexuality" or the Yuri Yuri game of life. I also loved the Minecraft music, though that was only a couple of times. The CGI didn't bother me, but it was a surprise. I am sure it turned a lot of people away, though.

Anima yell, like Ms. Vampire, was a cute show, though I don't know which one I liked better. Again, the yuri-bait was enjoyable.

The second season of Golden Kamuy was as gold as the first. The first season didn't really end on a cliff hanger, so I hope the third season isn't too far away. It is kind of nice to have an anime I enjoy to look forward instead of just watching whatever seems interesting. I found keeping track of characters a bit difficult, though, but they all such unique designs, so that helps.

I enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul Re: Second Season, though I had a hard time following it. Some charcters would be killed off or introduced as a key player in the unfolding events but I would have no clue why they are important. I also still have no clue why Rize is important besides her role with Keneki's situation. I liked the first season's opening, but not this one's.

Bunny Girl Senpai was probably the overall favorite of the community. I probably would have liked it much better had the main character not been obnoxious, loud, and perverted. Really, that was the only thing I disliked about it. Otherwise, it was pretty good.

After UzaMaid!, Release the Spyce was my second favorite. It was one I actively looked forward to. When they were betrayed, I actually felt something and couldn’t get it out of my mind until the next episode. I watched the final episode late, though, because it wasn’t uploaded for some reason. Eventually, I got sick of waiting and found it on another site. The anime reminded me of Princess Principal with all the spy girls and whatnot. It’s OP and Zombieland Saga's were my favorites of the season.

Bloom into you was quite sweet. I enjoyed watching their relationship form, and I especially liked how Yuu, the lighter-haired beauty, didn't return Nanami's feelings at first. It was sort of ... hot seeing Yuu act all reserved and unaffected by Nanami's advances. I am glad there was never any moments that went too far. I hate when the shoujo-ai romances go to far beyond the innocent and cute phase into the hentai phase. The ED was probably my favorite of the season. I liked Ms. Vampie's ED a lot as well, though. The show was pretty overall, and it is probably my favorite shoujo-ai anime in terms of actual shoujo-ai anime and not those with undertones.

Iroduku Sekai no Ashita kara and Release the Spyce were the two anime I looked forward to way before the season began as I thought they looked good. I originally came acoss Iroduku while looking at Black Fox. Something or someone tied them together. Although I was looking forward to this anime, I would say that it wasn't for me. I guess I don't like the drama-romance feel-y type anime, and that may be why I didn't care for Bunny Girl Senpai.
Posted by Baikaiya | Dec 17, 2018 9:03 PM | 0 comments
September 30th, 2018
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.
Posted by Baikaiya | Sep 30, 2018 1:26 PM | 0 comments
This is mainly for myself, so I don't know how interesting it will be.

I watched FLCL about a week before FLCL Progressive aired. I feel that many people are criticizing it not for what it is, but for what it could have been. My personal critism is that it stressed the adolescent theme of the first season too much. In the first season, it was sort of the meaning in the madness, but I still liked it and looked forward to its next episode every week.

Chio's School Road was my favorite of the season. I loved the comedy.

I don't really have anything to say about Satsuriku no Tenshi. I will watch the ONA and finish the series.

Hataraku Saibou was pretty cute. I was unsure on whether or not to watch it, but I enjoyed it. Those platelet lolis were precious.

Asobi Asobase was watched with the belief it was going to be a moe show, but it obviously wasn't. At first, I didn't care for the comedy. However, I kept watching and it grew on me.

Happy Sugar Life had some scenes that I found quite disturbing, though others may not have felt the same.

Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger was another show I enjoyed. I typically don't watch shows like it, but I gave it a chance and liked it. However, it was a pain to watch. For the first half of the show, episodes would be subbed a few days to a week after airing. Finally, it began to be consistently subbed and released, but the final episode was still nearly a week off.

Some shows I dropped were Jashin-chan Dropkick, Aguu Tensai Ningyou, and Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki. I didn't really care for them.
Posted by Baikaiya | Sep 30, 2018 12:58 PM | 0 comments