They probably wont show enough of it in Fate/Zero to get me to really like her...but I love tragic characters. My favorite character list almost exclusively exists of them. Although they need to overcome their pasts, not be stuck in it. That's when true character strength shines.
Yeah, Chihaya is a cool dude chick. She seems like she would be a great friend.
This is only speculation, but my take on why Inori acts that way is because she's some type of artificial human. I mean, why else would she have magical swords coming out of her chest? Depending how long she's been around, she may not have been in society quite long enough to know what she should, and should not be doing. I think you should watch a few more episodes before taking a dump on it. I think it still has potential to be something good. And the character designs are great.
Deadman Wonderland, and now THIS. I freakin hate whiny male leads. He will single handedly ruin the series for me. Well, and what was mentioned in my last post. I think I'll be able to like Yuno, I hope.
I've watched so much that there isn't a whole ton of older shows left for me to watch, so I see through things to the end in hopes of them not disappointing in the long run. And I'm also a bit of a completionist. Nevertheless, I feel like I'm wasting my time more often than not. >.>
Persona4 is still running strong. The guy that was fagging over it, and is the only reason I decided to pick this up...is the same guy that dropped the series two episodes in. That bastard. *Cough, Acejem aka Demisoa*
Is that some highschool comedy? I may pick it up if enough people have something decent enough to say about it.
Fate/Zero - Yeah, same feelings, although ep1 was slow. What happened to Sakura is expanded on in the Heaven's Feel route of the Fate/Stay Night game. Needless to say - Sakura went through hell.
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai is the one ecchi series in a long time I'm enjoying the art, the type of service provided and the character development. Sena is just so delish - Meat indeed. Episode 3 impressed me with how it managed to keep the core values of the series intact while kicking up the service. Amazing this show can do that and develop the characters simultaneously yet so many other shows can. And yeah, the haters attitude in ep2 was hilarious. Sena is softening after Kodaka stood his ground in ep3, which is nice to see. But Yozora is going to take a lot more work, even with that moment at the end of the episode.
Chihayafuru - I love my strong/spunky females that aren't bitchy. Chihaya is one and not a bitch. There's a great character dynamic going on and my normally cold heart is warmed by this show.
Guilty Crown - I dropped it yesterday. Never been so disgusted by terrible character development and over-sexualising the female lead, on top of having stuff-all characters to boot. I found the service crap myself.
Mirai Nikki threw any sense of realism out the door pretty quickly. I'm just going to enjoy Yukiteru cry like a little baby, Yuno be a psycho yandere that deserves to be called a yandere and Norio Wakamoto own while voicing Deus ex Machina.
Admirable you have the gumption to see titles through. But when I'm blogging what I watch, doing reviews for licensing companies and doing anything IRL, I can't force myself to see series that drive me nuts. I'm only tolerating Penguin Drum since it's playing at the club, but I'm so bored by it. I don't find it funny or pretty. One thing I will say it didn't drive me insane like Utena did - or provide one of the worst drawn black/brown characters ever - or provide fail yuri.
I thought Persona 4 was going to be cancelled due to the staff walkouts? If that continued, gah.
January 2012 there's a series called High School DxD, featuring art souced from a damn fine artist called Miyama-Zero. It's going to be fairly stupid, but if it's animated well enough to honour Miyama-Zero, I'll watch it.
Can't say a whole lot has changed. My daily routine is work, anime, game, eat, sleep, rinse and repeat! I've been running in scripted roles, if you know what I mean.
As far as series goes, there are some that I like. I never drop series, so I put a lot of effort into choosing anime I wont regret watching.
From best to worst:
Fate/Zero: What can I say? It has a seemingly perfect flow and great animation to boot. I'm having trouble finding a character in it that I do not like...Well, aside from that old man who threw Sakura into a can of worms pit of bugs...
Hunter x Hunter 2011: The original HxH is unquestionably one of my favorite anime, so it's no surprise I'm enjoying the remake. However, the original has this one trumped for now. Even so, each episode has me eagerly anticipating the next. Oh and, I'm kind of a shounen fag. :3
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai: There is just something visually appealing about watching a group of haters go about their daily club routines. And Yozoro's outlook on life is so close to mine that it's scary.
Chihayafuru and Guilty Crown are about tied. I like both for different reasons. Chihaya is refreshing and I generally enjoy anime that turn an otherwise boring game into something entertaining. I'm hoping it will eventually reach the quality of Hikaru no Go.
Guilty Crown on the other hand...is more of a shallow departure. DAT CHARACTER DESIGN TITS AND ASSES-- Just about sums up what Guilty Crown has me looking forward to. But with it being the only one of its kind I'm watching this season, that's perfectly fine.
Mirai Nikki: I quite liked the first episode. The second? Not so much. My suspension of disbelief was blown right up with all them rockets shooting out of skirts and motorcycles appearing out of thin air.
Ben-to: I was never a fan of watching male protags getting slapped around by a dyke, and this anime didn't change that. Well, to be fair the series isn't a total lost cause, but I'm regretting a little that I picked it up.
Shana III Final: The greatest thing about this anime is in the title itself. And I'll even give you a hint -- it's not Shana. Honestly, this series has just been a running gag between me and Archonwing, and quite frankly I may not survive long enough to see it through to the end.
Persona 4: My God, this anime is terrible. Every minute of watching is akin to monkeys throwing feces at me through my monitor.
Couldn't give a tossbag about ISML since it's blatanty obvious Kanade will win with ease.
I simply think 2011 anime is pure crap. Shaft and KyoAni are my nemeses and P.A. Works is about ready to enter that category too.
I'm sickened by how many people go 'but pre-2000 anime has animation that just doesn't come close enough to current standards.' And it's weak excuses like that which allows the studios of today to get away with crap stories and formulaic characters, because people are willing to settle for glitzy animation and bathing in tryptophan. It's pathetic. Denying anime's roots and heritage is appalling. Amongst our club in Adelaide, there hasn't been anyone attending that hasn't regretting taking the plunge into retro anime. But anywhere else, they're scared to go back beyond 2 years or a few might just make it to the 90s.
Modern anime has made the fans of today to completely disregard the people which strived to evolve the artform to what it has become today. It's sacrilege. People have become the 'instant gratification' generation - it's chilling. It's just like Huxley, Orwell and Bradbury predicted.
I've watched all of those, except Rose of Versailles. You have a lot of older series listed there. Perhaps the newer style of anime just doesn't interest you as much. But 0's, really? Isn't that just a little bit too harsh? You don't seem to be in too high of spirits atm, has ISML finally consumed your soul?
My 10s go to Last Exile, Kimagure Orange Road, Code Geass, Sherlock Hound, Tatami Galaxy and Beyond the Clouds: The Promised Place. Considering 10s for Cutey Honey, Rose of Versailles and Garden of Sinners, need to see them in full, as well as rewatch Redline.
From someone who was ISML staff last year, I can say China and Taiwan alone were at times 60% of the voters. I don't know where it is this year since I ragequit the staff.
Really? Kaiji S1 was one of my favorite anime of the season (gave it a 9), but imo, Kaiji S2 is working to be one of the few 10's I've ever given. I explained why in my post here...if you're interested. It's at the bottom. http://forums.animesuki.com/showthre...70#post3633370
The main expansion of ISML was last year. This year, numbers are slightly up but not by much and there's a base that is too dominant. KS and co. have dropped the ball - they need to promote it on more places otherwise it really is going to be Chinese Saimoe rather than International.
I love Kaiji Season 1. In my top 10 of all time for sure. Killer music, Kaiji being one defiant clown that always digs a deeper hole yet still gets out over and over, great voice acting. Haven't been able to click with season 2, though. Music is terrible this time, and I hate the new way they're doing 'zawa zawa'! S1 'zawa zawa' was win! S2's version are just half-hearted and anti-climactic! Just not quite enough for me to care about it. S1, I watched it in full three times within two weeks. S2, I just can't mesh with it...
I'll be making a thread for the panel videos after the convention. Suki can pay out my newly 30-year old hide, but Adelaide will show the world what we can do and that anime's roots are essential viewing.
Well, Shana/Mio/Mikoto were all about evenly liked by China and Taiwan (Taiwan has a huge number of voters in ISML as well) last year...It's just that this year they like Kanade a lot more than anyone else.
My fav. anime this season is easily Kaiji S2...I just love everything about it, and I need a break from moe series. The other series I'm watching are Ao no Exorcist, Gosick, Steins;Gate, Gintama S2, and Deadman Wonderland...Honestly, I find them all at least somewhat enjoyable with Gintama and Ao no Exorcist being by second and third favorites.
Uhm, well if you'll have a link for it when the times comes, sure, I'll check it out.