December 2008 anime and manga

Current
Casshern Sins: Great art direction but the writing is so boring. I’m pretty sure Casshern says JUST WHAT AM I in every fucking episode.
ChäoS;HEAd: It’s always super special! I like this one a lot.
Clannad ~After Story~: Hit and miss. Needs more Mei and/or baseball episodes.
ef – a tale of melodies: This is like a Shinbo show except not good.
Ga-Rei-ZERO: I mostly like it. Really dig the opening/ending tunes.
Golgo 13: ….
Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae: It’s like the writers on this show compete on who can write the crappiest episode.
Kannagi: Yamakan’s direction is great, and the production values are flawless, but the plot stuff lets it down.
Kemeko DX: Nice tits. Humour is hit or miss.
Kurogane no Linebarrels: This show is about man things like robots, tits and giant black men named JACK SMITH who cut airplanes in half.
Kyou no 5 no 2: I guess it’s fine but I still don’t know any of the character’s names.
Michiko to Hatchin: Uneven, but on the whole extremely well done.
Rosario + Vampire CAPU2: This show has moments of genius, actually. Moments of genius mixed with many moments of utter stupidity.
Shikabane Hime: Aka: This show is incredibly trashy, but it takes itself so seriously that I can’t help but take it seriously too. Gainax’s work also really helps it.
Tentai Senshi Sunred: Mostly funny. Some moments fall flat, but mostly funny.
To Aru Majutsu no Index: Pretty entertaining fluff after a string of terrible opening episodes. Let’s hope it stays this way!
Toradora!: I really like this, even though I can’t find a character to like. Taiga is almost cute, but she’s too violent.
Tytania: :V
Yozakura Quartet: This has a really shitty plot, but the direction is ok. Good voice acting, too.
Zettai Karen Children: Not as good as Hayate, but a thoroughly enjoyable year-long show.

Not Current
Windy Tales: Finishing this soon.

Reading
Hayate no Gotoku: Comic version is pretty good so far, but Kenjiro Hata is kind of a bad artist but works around his failings well.
Ikoku Meiro no Croisee: What? There’s only one volume so far? It’s been a year! Where’s volume two :(

I guess I’ll read more of the Tsukuyomi manga soon.

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5 Responses to December 2008 anime and manga

  1. TheBigGSN5 says:

    Off topic, but is your Char quote intentionally misspelled as “acknoweldge” as a subtle reference to mistakes, or is it just a mistake?

  2. Why do people tell me these things NOW

  3. Carlos says:

    ChaosHead : Never seen it.
    To Aru Majutsu no Index: Quit after the 5th episode, it kinda all went downhill and I couldn’t watch it anymore.
    Clannad (whatever): Meh, too nicey-gushy and over dramatic for me, the whole Sunohara and his sister arc made me quit it.
    Toradora: Really original, I love it.
    Kannagi: Same thing you said.
    Kemeko Dx: Never ever did I like a joke.
    Kurogane no linebarrels: Meh, quit after episode 1. Crappy start = me no watch.
    Casshern: Meh.

  4. Cobrafire says:

    “Kurogane no Linebarrels: This show is about man things like robots, tits and giant black men named JACK SMITH who cut airplanes in half.”

    Hell Yes.

  5. Rawr says:

    Taiga has her moments imo. I mean, her raging in ep 7 was ;_; Well justified, or maybe it just seems that way since the novel provides better characterization, so I could understand the anime more. Also, her looking downcast is so… Well, that’s my take on it.