January 2008 Anime

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Not much right now. Waiting for the new stuff to start.

Current
Clannad: Coming off as the weakest amongst the Key/KyoAni trilogy. Fuuko’s arc was fine, but nothing much past that. Kotomi’s story seems to be kind of interesting, though. I just can’t shake the feeling of “been there, done that” after Air and Kanon.
Dragonaut: The “so bad it’s good” thing is wearing off. Not sure if I’ll be able to finish this one just for the lulz alone, but it has nice production values for the most part…
Ghost Hound: Each episode is interesting and mildly entertaining, but it doesn’t go out of its way to make want to love it.
Hayate no Gotoku: Still consistently funny. This needs to run forever.
Kaiji: Shifted from Death Note JUST AS PLANNED episodes to NHK-esque examinations of people who have hit rock-bottom. I still like it.
Moyashimon: Unfortunately, quite boring. The microbe designs and opening are so great, but the show itself is a yawn-fest. I’ll probably finish it since it’s short.
Shana II: Will all the fanboys stop whining about the lack of action now? You get to see your loli engage in badly animated battles again! YAY! Whatever, it’s fine.

Will finish Minami-ke and Sky Girls once the subs hit.

Not So Current
Just watching a bunch of DVDs I got for Christmas. Air is nice a second time around. I haven’t seen it for so long, so it’s mostly all new to me. Will start on Soul Taker when I get a chance, and maybe Nadesico after that.

Will probably update when the new stuff hits.

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4 Responses to January 2008 Anime

  1. Mami'sCreamy says:

    A friend had reccommended that I give Moyashimon a shot, claiming the athelete’s foot episode as being the quintessence of humor. You claim that it’s a yawn fest. Is it a yawn fest for a guy who’s used to lots of action or would a girl who’s got a yen for shoujo and comedy find it boring too? I mean, I dont expect romance or anything, but I was promised solid humor and I’d like to get another point of view before I go to the trouble of torrenting it.

  2. I think it tries to be a science lesson too much. I’ve only seen half of it though, maybe the last five episodes are better.

    And I didn’t find the Athlete’s Foot thing too funny, but the kind of comedies I like are things like Hayate and Pani Poni Dash

  3. 0rion says:

    “I think it tries to be a science lesson too much.”

    You say that as though it were a bad thing. Moyashimon puts the fun back in science that properly belongs there. Plus the microbes are amazingly cute.

    At any rate, to throw my 2 yen in there, I think it was the best show to come out of the fall season this year, and a damn good comedy. :)

  4. Well, I always found science extremely boring. That said I prefer Ghost Hound more as far as science lessons go.

    Also, outside of like 2 scenes I don’t see how this show is funny at all.