February Anime

Casshern Sins: After thirteen episodes of philosophical musings on what it means to live and die, the show has finally moved on to its plot-centric portion, and as such has become slightly better. I am however still mostly watching this for the background artwork, and the short but sweet action sequences.
Clannad ~After Story~: I was expecting better of Clannad, but now they really have gone and done every single thing in the Key handbook. Though, while going back through the widescreen releases (I’m way behind) I’ve come to appreciate some of the stories more. Like that dumb thing about dorm lady and her cat.
Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae: Mistuganae had a bunch of really strong stories towards the middle, but now things have changed a bit. Not quite sure if these changes are a good thing, but I’ll see in time. The latest episode (fifteen) was really good, except for the end. Why does someone always have to pull that damned string?
Kurogane no Linebarrels: Considering all the forces at work in this show, I’m quite surprised that I’m enjoying it. It’s not really good, but it’s nice and cheesy, and doesn’t take itself all too seriously.
Maria†Holic: I still think this is pretty weak as far as SHAFTXSHINBO combos go, but that combo alone puts above a lot of other stuff out there. What really carries this is the writing, and when that sucks the show just… sucks. I like how abusive Maria is. What a dickhole.
Minami-ke Okaeri: This serving of Minami-ke is tastier than the last one, but is still rather rough. The animation isn’t terrible, but it could stand to be a lot better.
RideBack: I’m not terribly taken with this show, but I’m liking the races. I still may drop it.
Shikabane Hime: Kuro: More of the same, really. Kind of losing its charm. Needs better background music at times.
Sora Kake Girl: I’m reminded of 90s space shows! Then the character designs bring me back to reality. Really great show that just gets it all right. I eagerly await the resulting doujinshi.
Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai: This is a real cornball story that’s made great by Kyoto Animation’s truly professional-grade talent. I think the main girl is really cute, and that Munto can do without those skin-tight pants. Seriously, get some jeans or something.
Tentai Senshi Sunred: Haven’t seen it in a while. Sad.
To Aru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku: This show still suffers from pacing issues, but remains fairly entertaining. All the girls are really hot, which is my main reason for following it. Index-tan~
Toradora!: I was liking it all up until Bizarro World episode. It was fun for a while, but then it just got too weird. Hopefully it’ll get back on track.
Tytania: The TV talks back to you.
Zettai Karen Children: Best show of 2008! Best show of 2009! Best show ever!

Once I make it through my digital backlog (which is composed mainly of 16:9 Clannad ~After Story~ episodes) I’ll start digging into my DVD backlog by finally tackeling these Shuffle! DVDs, and these Air DVDs that I got well over seven months ago. Then I guess I’ll watch Gao Gai Gar or Nanoha.

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