Dang it’s been 11 days… and I was gonna try to post more often. We’ll work on that…
I still have lots of series that I’ve completed and am behind on writing reviews for! But I’ll get through them all this winter. And I know I say this in like every post, but I really am going to. And also reorganize so it’s easier to find stuff.
But for now, guess what? IT’S OFFICIALLY FALL! And you know what that means. No, it does not mean football games. It means a NEW SEASON OF ANIME! And dramas, too I suppose. Now is the time to scour MAL, ANN and DramaWiki in search of the shows that YOU want to watch.
I don’t think this season looks terrible. I don’t think there are any masterpieces mixed in here either, though. So what I did was I found 10 shows that I have a slight interest in, and I’m going to watch the first 3 episodes of ALL of them. And hopefully, if I don’t forget, I will make nice little posts for each of the 3 episodes! And then I can write which ones I’ll drop, and which ones I’ll be writing reviews for when they end. If there happens to be a very controversial anime this season and I have a lot to say about it, perhaps I will do a post for every episode. Anyways, here’s what I’m planning to look in to:
InuYasha Kanketsu-hen – October 3
You know, I never finished the anime. But I fully admit that the manga is one of my favorites ever. I figure I’ll slog throught the rest of the original anime someday, but in the meantime I can watch the ending, which hopefully has better animation. Win win.
Letter Bee – October 3
I really don’t know about this one. Which is why I’m going to watch it and see.
Seiken no Katanaji – October 3
MANGLOBE! I still really really need to watch Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy, but from what I’ve heard about those 2 shows and from Michiko e Hatchin, I’m going to put my trust in Manglobe and watch this even though it looks a bit generic and moe.
Natsu no Arashi! Akinaichuu – October 4
Duh. And here I thought it would be another few years before we saw more of this, if ever. Most underrated show of the summer, actually. If you watched Natsu no Arashi this summer, you get an imaginary high five.
Kimi ni Todoke – October 6
Here’s to hoping Production IG’s awesomeness makes this something more than your regular old run-of-the-mill shoujo.
Kobato – October 6
I think I like CLAMP. I mean I like Cardcaptor Sakura. So… yeah. Plus I need something to replace Natsume Yuujinchou, and while I know this won’t really, I’ll let it try.
Darker Than BLACK – Ryuusei no Gemini – October 8
Right, so technically I haven’t watched season 1 yet, however I downloaded it, I’ve heard good things about it, and I was planning to watch it anyways. If I watch season 1 between now and October and hate it, than consider this dropped.
Aoi Bungaku – October 10
I’ve never read any Japanese Lit, so this might be interesting. I was just spontaneously inclined to watch it.
Kuuchuu Buranko – October 15
noitaminA is the best! That said, the premise of this is a bit iffy. But who knows.
Sangoku Engi – October ?
This is an adaptation of The Romance of Three Kingdoms, done jointly between Japan and China, which seems quite cool. Having never read Sangoku Engi, I have no idea what I’m in for. But I like historical, so hopefully it’ll be good.
And hey, maybe the fall dramas will be good! I’ve found a couple I might check out, plus last season’s leftovers that I forgot to download or that went unsubbed.
Tokyo Dogs – Yay, Oguri Shun and Mizushima Hiro. This could be the new Ryusei no Kizuna?!
Shokojo Seira – … which means Little Princess Seira. Could possibly pull a Mei-chan no Shitsuji on me and turn really bad within the first 10 minutes, or Shida Mirai could be really good and I’ll actually want to watch it. It’ll probably turn out to be the first one, but here’s hoping it’ll be the second…
Samurai Seventeen – Gosh, who KNOWS anymore? This could be good!
Otomen – I should catch up and watch this
Haken no Oscar – From the summer season, but it didn’t get subbed. I’m still waiting, though…
Basically, I’m excited. So many possibilities… But I’m REALLY curious about InuYasha. The original 167 episode series, which only covered about 3/5 of the books, was made by Sunrise and Kyoto Animation. And let’s face it. The animation is terrible. It’s so bad that I actually have trouble watching it. Although it might get better, I wouldn’t know since I’m still on the second season. So what I’m really hoping for is a better budget and BETTER ART AND ANIMATION. But the other thing is that there are 26 episodes… that have to cover material from the last 20 books. That’s practically one book per episode. Well, whatever. This is like Harry Potter. No matter what they do, I’m still gonna like the books better.