Shows that I’ll be watching and blogging regularly:
- Toradora! — An anime that can be both humorous and touching thanks in large part to its duo of outcast protagonists who find themselves reluctant partners in their romantic crusade; having been an outcast myself in high school I can’t help but sympathize with their plight. Will they stay friends? Will they become more? I’ll just have to continue watching to find out! Also features the homeliest bird in the history of anime. Behold!
- Rosario to Vampire CAPU2 — Let’s get one fact straight: this ain’t a good show, but it’s so bad at times that it becomes remotely enjoyable, all part of the Trainwreck Appeal. On the plus side Rosario has one of the top three OP themes of the season with the sassy Discotheque. It’s toe-tappingly good and, yes, absolute gratuitous fanservice, but it reminds me of last season’s Koihime Musou and its hilarious ED. It’s enough to get me to look forward to my weekly dose of white cotton. (And Mizore is cool.)
- To Aru Majutsu no Index — Another show whose OP is in the top three best of the season. Unlike Rosario, however, TAMNI is far from a train wreck, what with its compelling star-crossed protagonist and a gallerie of (thus far) spiffy characters, first amongst them the poor Index. And is that a hint of GARRR! sprinkled here and there? Why yes it is. (Plus that chick who wears one-legged jeans rocks my world. For some reason she reminds me of a mix of the Natsume sisters from Tenjo Tenge.)
Animes that I’ll be watching but blogging occasionally, if at all:
- Kurozuka — After my gooey outpouring of fan love in my last post you were probably figuring Kurozuka was going to replace Code Geass in my blogging lineup. But the truth is, it might not make a very compelling blogging show, the same way I wasn’t able to discuss Kaiba or Antique Bakery weekly no matter how much they entertained me. And that’s despite Kurozuka boasting some of the most lovingly crafted shots in recent memory, along with yet another excellent OP (speed metal FTW), unbelievable premise potential, and so much blood gushing out of so many arteries you’d think the Red Cross had animated this show. I’ll watch it religiously the second the sub comes out and if I feel I can communicate anything meaningful about the experience, then I’ll write a post about it.
- Casshern SINS — Depending on how the violence and story ramp up it may become a worthwhile blogging endeavor. I have no clue, though, because I’ve only had the time to watch the first episode so far.
- Shikabane Hime: Aka — Everything that applies to Casshern applies to this one too. But it’s Gainax. Come on.
- The rest — I might still give a shot to the slew of other average shows, like CHAOS;HEAD and Tytania. Or I may use that time to catch up on series I haven’t finished yet. Or maybe I’ll hunt down everyone who stopped subbing Real Drive after fifteen episodes. Bastards.