November 2008 Anime + Manga

Casshern Sins: Arty retro stuff. Sometimes boring, but mostly good.
ChäoS;HEAd: Moe psychological thriller. I can dig it.
Crannad ~After Story~: The first arc was great, but now it’s getting into “NOT THIS SHIT AGAIN, KEY” territory.
Detroit Metal City: Hahahaha, the rapping episode.
ef – a tale of melodies: Behind on this already.
Ga-Rei -Zero-: I dunno. Kinda good.
Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae: Lesbians send you to hell.
Kannagi: JIMI, DA NE. The opening is almost the best part of this show, but the real stuff is mostly good. I wish Nagi and Jin would argue less. It’s not funny like when Kohei and Hazuki do it.
Kurogane no Linebarrels: This show is just funny.
Kyou no 5 no 2: Not as good as the porno OVA, but decent. Kind of boring at times.
Michiko to Hatchin: SASSY, CRASSY, ASSY. Need more episodes~
Rosario + Vampire Capu2: You know those people who hate 0nT but watch it anyway? That’s how I am with this damn show.
Shikabane Hime: Aka: On hold because of FUNimation faggotry. I like it, though.
To Aru Majutsu no Index: Hey let’s talk for 30 minutes then make something exciting happen at the end of the episode only for the following episode to be more talking. This show needs to be fixed soon.
Toradora!: I think I love it. Such great character stuff here.
Tytania: I almost love it. Too gay, though.
Yozakura Quartet: I feel the Kurenai magic every now and again, but overall not that great. Good ending song, though.
Zettai Karen Children: Absolutely Lovely! That’s why it doesn’t lose!

Not Current
Gankutsuoh: Pretty good except all the characters who aren’t the Count are dumb cunts.
Mushishi: Pure brilliance.
Windy Tales: Almost pure brilliance.

Slowly reading through some manga in both Japanese and English.

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8 Responses to November 2008 Anime + Manga

  1. ErisTic says:

    The lack of Akane on this list is bad, it’s no Toradora but it’s still a good anime with a tsundere as the female lead. The male lead actually has a set of balls on him as well, which makes it interesting.

  2. sarahvait says:

    I think I know how you feel about Rosario + Vampire. I’m still watching Zettai Shounen for some reason. It’s slow as all hell, none of the characters strike me as interesting, and at the rate that actual events occur between one guy looking for a cat and the main character pondering while being bored, the next time something of significance happening will be on DOOMSDAY. And yet, there’s something I find weirdly compelling about it. But I tend to be forgiving with anime. I almost always manage to find enough good things about a show to watch it. But that cynical, bitchy side of my brain who has become extremely critical of things as of late is going to call it out for what it is.

  3. Hazel says:

    “Tytania: I almost love it. Too gay, though.” Made me giggle, it is a bit too much like bishies in space sometimes!

    I’d forgotten about Windy Tales, loved the first episode when I saw it a few years back, must finish it!

  4. Orange says:

    No Mouryou no Hako? I think it’s definetly worth checking out.

  5. sarahvait says:

    wildarms, I don’t know how you feel about it, but Hulu is showing Shikabane Hime subtitled and for free. But they only have three eps up, so you may be way ahead.

  6. I’m stuck on episode 2, actually. Thanks for the tip!

  7. sarahvait says:

    @wildarms no prob! :) Actually, it was Randall who told me about it. He’s spoken very highly of it.
    There’s a decent amount of Funimation titles on Hulu (I can check out Shuffle now), but it seems they only offer the dubbed versions for the Funimation titles. I’m usually okay with that (I like good dubs), but Hulu ought to offer a choice for the people who want the original Japanese version.

    I’m checking out the shows to see if I’m right about all the Funimation related shows being dubbed. Death Note is also on Hulu, and it’s subtitled.