Becuz I think the hopelessness of this couple is too adorable. x3
Ok, I told myself I’d get this done before Nisemonogatari comes out so let’s get on with it…
Guilty Crown – Biggest upset of the year.
Five episodes going in, I’m like “ok, ya got it down, your sci-fi magic and the whole terrorist conspiracy run by a bunch of highschool drop-outs and Shu, you’re an idiot for being a wide-eyed idealist but I think I can still love ya.” I don’t think I’ve been betrayed by my expectations this much before but they just hit another record low after that episode where Shu went through a BSOD that not only drove him so far into the OOC zone, he might as well have fallen of the horizon, but made no sense whatsoever. Angst about it, yes. Suck your thumb and curl up in fetal position, what the hell?
The characterization was going pretty badly at that point already but I thought I would be able to forgive it if they pulled themselves back together in a efficient fashion. The only thing GC did was fall apart in that area even more. I mean, Shu gives this speech about how the Undertaker members “believed in him” and I’m like “HUH?! Did I miss something?” cuz when had we ever seen him proving there was a mutual level of nakama between him and them and that he was competent to get them to start believing that?
Wasn’t he running around trying to impress some broad (I’m so over that little kuudere harlot in the slit suit) by trying to be some other guy? Said guy who, btw, is just so boring, I can fall asleep hearing his name.
The story got so predictable, too, but I never expected they’d go for an Ragnarok-on-Japan-like ending at 13 episodes so I guess they chickened out and want to wrap it up as quickly as they can to salvage what is still good for the next 11 episodes or whatever…shit, are they even going to go through with that since this has gone so crappy? My guess is yes. There’s no way it’s possible to explain everything in that last episode (which is coming out in two weeks for some weird reason).
F*** it, I don’t know why I’m continuing to waste my time with this but I’ve held out this far so mind as well finish it. The only person I actually care for is Hare who managed to stay in-character throughout and made something of an effort to be likeable. Too bad she probably won’t get her guy even though he’s not worth it but eh.
Oh, and Funell, too. Just because it’s the hyrbid bastard child between a Roomba and a giant white crab. And dangit, can that little machine drive a TANK! :P
Gundam Age – This is very shallow of me as an anime fan but given how non-stimulating the show is, can you blame me for fawning over FlitxYurin? I mean, I really did like the premise to this installation in the Gundam franchise and frankly, I don’t care about the childish looks of the designs
because it reminds me of Digimon and I loved Digimon…first and second seasons anyway or that the mobile suits aren’t as on-par with other Gundams we’ve seen. The thing is, it’s just so…badly written (though better than Guilty Crown any day). Even if you really consider this one is for the kiddies, it’s ridiculous how not serious they’re approaching the issue at hand. Of course, they turned that all around in recent episodes, one of which I skipped so I was all murky on what was going on when I went back to catch up. But hmm, nope, still not doing a lot to get my interest involved with the plot.
I really plan on dropping it when the next generation arc starts. Since so many death flags has been raised for Yurin that it’ll just depress me if I have to see Flit being constantly reminded about her death for the rest of his life. I mean, it hasn’t happened yet but knowing Sunrise and how they deal with relationships in Gundam, I’d be surprised if they let her live…even in a kiddy show!
But I hope they do even though I’m slightly conflicted on the topic in general cuz all promo pics of the next protagonist (aka Flit’s son) indicate that childhood friend Emily will get the guy. But who knows? Maybe Yurin lives and Flit will have an affair with her?
What are you saying?! 8P
It’s not that I dislike Emily. It’s just that I think Yurin and Flit are right for each other. They have a deeper connection and it’s simply endearing when I see them together. And I don’t want him choosing Emily just because Yurin died cuz that’s not fair to the girl or him or most of all, their supposed kid.
*sigh* Well, whatever the case, Yurin will probably be the one Flit will never be able forget regardless of what happens to her and who he marries and has a child with. I sense some fic ideas about to sprout but not sure if I want to go through with it since I don’t really love AGE much. :/
…Please don’t kill Yurin off. :'(
Working!! – This may be one of those impossibles where the second season was actually better than the first but since Working!! is an easy, laidback series, it’s not surprising.
I was impressed. I loved that it maintained the same humor without being a repeat of last season’s and nicely fit in a good amount of character development here and there. The new characters were also a delight and I love the fact that there’s not just a few but a few more people who can piss Souta off cuz he really was a bigger jerk this time around.
Inami was extremely cuter than before! Kyaa! So cute, Inami~ <3
I don't hate Yamada anymore either since she made me laugh but she can sometimes still be annoying.
Popura, you will never be tall. xD;
And Jun…gambare! ^^;
Do I expect a third season? HELL YEA! 8D
UN-GO – Heard this got really good reviews despite a weak start. Ironic, I drop it when things actually started looking good. But that was due to work so I couldn’t keep up and once I had the time, I didn’t feel like going back to it and don’t think I ever will. What’s more is that while I think they’ve got a really good idea going for the series, the anime is too littered with choppy and weird animation, awkward voice-acting especially by the main lead, and most of all, the lack of fluidity in the script.
That may just be me but…it looks like a mess, I’m sorry, it just does. And I don’t want to continue watching it if I have to spot out everything that irks me and criticize it. :S
Mirai Nikki – Now this was one of the highlights of the season. That’s quite a compliment as I see thi-,I mean, last year’s fall line-up as such a disappointment compared to previous ones. Then again, I haven’t watched much of the other shows but whatever. Getting back on topic, it’s hard to make an adaptation of a manga successful but they’ve really nailed it with Mirai Nikki. It’s not the violence and gore that keeps you, it’s the suspense that does and keeps you coming back for more.
I probably dropped this around ep 8 or so, somewhere after the arc with the crazy half-blind priestess. Again, mostly due to work but ultimately concluded what I knew from the beginning. I wasn’t going to love this and I was right. It’s good but I just don’t love it. No problem with that. *shrug*
However, I have to applaud them for reweaving the plot to fit the time constraint of an anime. From what I’ve heard, the players in the game lasted a lot longer than they did in the anime but hell, it worked out just fine from what I’ve seen and for that, I’m impressed.
Hmm, right, that’s about it. Nisemonogatari coming up this weekend. Ya’ll better watch it (for those of you who liked Bakemonogatari anyway).
Black Rock Shooter, which is going for 8 episodes instead of 12, won’t start until February. Weird but ok, I’ll wait for it.
Yep, laterz. :)