Sora no Otoshimono
People will probably write Sora no Otoshimono off as utter trash–and they have every right to–but I love it. I didn’t expect to love it, but I do. I love it because it caters to my sexist male power fantasies of having a beautiful, busty, scantily clad angel woman who’ll answer my every beck and call. And to top it off, it’s quite well animated, decently funny and has a very amusing cast of side characters. Yes, it’s a show for losers who are too scared to ask a girl out to do anything, but as a collector of dakimakura, that’s fine by me!
That said, I’ve only seen the first episode, so the chances of it getting worse aren’t non-existent. That said, the promotional artwork features an additional loli angel, so I think this production has nowhere else to go but up.
Darker Than Black 2: Ryuusei no Gemini
Back when I was younger and more rash, I wrote a long diatribe as to why I hate studio Bones. I still don’t respect the studio for anything much beyond their constantly high production values, but I feel less animosity towards them these days. I really wanted to like the first Darker Than Black, but it came off as a little boring to me. I should probably give it another fair shake considering that I actually quite liked the first episode of this sequel. It could just be because the main character is a cute loli, though. Well, there’s that and the fact that the production values are really high. In fact, this episode had one of the best anime action scenes I’ve seen in a while.
One big drawback is the lack of a Kanno score, but what can you do?
Inu Yasha: Kanketsu-Hen
I watched Inu Yasha weekly on Adult Swim through most of high school, and while I did it enjoy it, I kind of dropped off somewhere near the 100 episode mark. That doesn’t seem to matter though, as the first episode of Kanketsu-Hen just goes to show how little happens in the way of plot development in Inu Yasha, since everything seems just as it was when I left off! That is, save for one or two characters I’ve never seen before. I don’t appreciate the show as much now, but I kind of want to finish it off just because. Maybe if I have time I’ll go back through the first series to close the gap, but I don’t really care.