May 2009

Asura Cryin: Moments of expert storyboarding and directing, but the writing really isn’t that stellar.
Dragon Ball Kai: Wow, is Goku really getting across Snake Road in like… three episodes? Man, DBZ with all the fat trimmed is actually pretty cool, but a lot of those fillers were endearing in their own way. I’ll probably keep watching this until the nostalgia dries up.
Hatsukoi Limited: Dances between entertaining and boring. I feel like dropping it.
Hayate no Gotoku!!: It’s kind of sad that J.C. Staff saw it fit to cut all the humour from one of the most hilarious comedies ever, but if they keep pushing out episodes like episode 5 I really won’t care.
Higashi no Eden: I didn’t know that I watched things for plot anymore. The character interaction is ok, too, I guess.
K-ON!: Really starting to dig this show. Not sure if it’ll stick with me far into the future, but it channels good energy, and controls it expertly.
Natsu no Arashi!: The entertainment value varies between episodes, but it’s generally quite good. Probably one of SHAFT’s better outings as of late. Love the opening and ending, as usual.
Saki: The Mahjong parts lack the same tension found in Akagi, but I’ll be damned if these girls aren’t adorable. I’m watching this just to see girls be cute.
Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen on television: They sure are dragging out this first night, but it’s working well to ease us into the world. I suspect it’ll speed up soon. Pretty good show, and definitely the greatest first episode I’ve seen in a long while.
Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo: Still very enjoyable. I like how the plot is developing.

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