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Consolation Updateby Panadero - October 13, 2016 4:44:34 PM MST
Tonight I attempt to console myself about a canceled trip to Japan by putting out a nice, sizeable update. It's another mixture of old and new and I enjoyed it all.
First is the somewhat recent microseries Boku no Imouto wa Osaka Okan which chronicles the silly communication differences between siblings when they are reunited after the sister has spent years in Osaka. Anybody who knows me knows that I love Kansai-ben - especially when girls speak it - so it should come as no surprise that I enjoyed this super light entertainment.
Next up is the surprisingly enjoyable Ro-Kyu-Bu! in which a high school student becomes the coach for an elementary school girls' basketball team. I like both moe slice of life shows and basketball so it was an easy title for me to at least try. Despite the standard instances of fan service that threatened to make even me roll my eyes, I really enjoyed the chemistry among the cast, and Tomoko is voiced by the lovely Kana Hanazawa so she was immediately my favorite.
Next we have another World Masterpiece Theater title, Trapp Ikka Monogatari, the story upon which The Sound of Music is based. I've enjoyed every WMT title I've seen so far, and this was no exception. There's something about the pacing and characterization that's so charming and refreshing compared to most other series. I instantly fell in love with Johanna von Trapp.
Lastly, I've added new characters for the Monogatari Series (after watching Owarimonogatari) and for season two of RIN-NE. Owarimonogatari was a great watch as always given I'm a huge Monogatari fan, and RIN-NE season 2 was more of the same, which is essentially serviceable action and comedy with a likeable cast.
Hot Update for the Sweltering Summerby Panadero - July 23, 2016 3:16:50 PM MST
Looks like we finally got ourselves another update, and right in the middle of a brutal summer. Let's see what's new, shall we?
First up, we have the fun Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!, a slice-of-life series about the efforts of a group of girls to restore fun and pride to their school. Even though it aired before the moe trend was in full force, it catpures a lot of that style, and though there wasn't much to the series, it was a nice diversion.
Next we have the oddball short-form series Himegoto, in which a male student is obliged to cross-dress as a girl in return for the student council paying off his insurmountable debt. The four-to-five minute episode lengths were just enough for the humor to not grow too stale, even though it felt like the series focused just a bit too much on inflicting shame and embarrassment on the main character.
I've also added characters from Go! Princess Precure to the Pretty Cure entry. While I'm still waiting for a Pretty Cure series to recapture the magic of Heartcatch, this series was quite fun if a bit by the numbers. Haruka really grew on me by the end.
Lastly, I've added the characters from Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen to the Rozen Maiden entry. I finally got around to watching the series recently and was overall happy with it. Though it felt very slow in the first half, it was great to see the dolls back again (particularly Suiseiseki and Kanaria, my favorites).
Have fun voting, and stay cool out there!
First Update of 2016by Panadero - April 24, 2016 11:29:59 AM MST
I feel like I have to apologize again for the lack of updates. My time to watch anime has greatly decreased lately, and often when I have had the time, I haven't been in the mood. I don't know if and when things will pick up but I still have a huge backlog of stuff to watch so it's not as if I'm short on material. That said, let's go over today's update:
First up is the wonderful, melodramatic, and wonderfully melodramatic Dear Brother, focusing on the various dramas an emotional girl deals with as she is selected to join an elite group in school called The Sorority. The show is so unabashedly soap opera-like, yet I still couldn't help but get hooked on it. There's something about longer series from the early 90s that really felt like they did character development in a very satisfying way.
Next we have the very charming Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, a recent series that follows the life of a student in her art club who unintentionally gets roped into assisting with manga production with the guy she has a crush on. The cast was both funny and endearing, playing on and defying common tropes. Definitely recommended as a relaxing show to binge.
We also have the most recent KyoAni series, Myriad Colors Phantom World, a show I have mixed feelings about. In fact, I have the same kind of mixed feelings about a number of KyoAni shows that tread a bit outside of their traditional strengths, such as Beyond the Border and Amagi Brilliant Park: I'm happy that they're expanding their repertoire by covering different genres and story tones, but there's something about them that doesn't get me deeply emotionally invested in them like I can with shows such as K-On, Free, Sound! Euphonium, and the like. That said, there was enough in this series to feel like a second season would substantially help me get more invested in the world and characters. As it is, I'm much more excited for the second season of Euphonium in October.
Lastly, I added a new character who appears in the second season of Is the Order a Rabbit?.
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