I've enjoyed VRO, Love Live! School Idol Project, Little Busters!, Psycho-Pass, and Shin Sekai Yori. Of the 4 of those you haven't seen, I think you'd probably like Love Live! the best. There's a lot of good drama and plot twists in it, and a fair bit of yuri subtext and heartwarming friendship dynamics.
I also haven't decided what Spring shows I'll be following.
Hey Triple R. Life has been pretty busy with my return to university, but I've also thankfully managed to find time for stuff like the recent Canadian Madoka movie airings.
In terms of anime recently, every season I tend to be able to find a solid selection of shows that I really enjoy greatly. For this recent season it was VividRed Operation and Sasami-san@Gambaranai (I'll pretty much always love SHAFT no matter what, lol, but recently Sasami-san has even formed up to be a pretty great yuri series). The recent 3 minute anime adaptations coming from Comic Earth Star Magazine series have also been surprisingly to my tastes, Teekyuu and Yama no Susume in particular. On top of that, a large part of my sustained enjoyment over seasons has been a number of longer running anime: I've really had a good time with Ginga e Kickoff and Hyouge Mono which are currently being subbed by Doremi, for example.
I still haven't looked into the upcoming Spring season though, with the final weeks of this semester coming up. I'm looking forward to the break afterwards, lol. How's it been going with you? I've noticed you in the VividRed Operation thread, any other series you've been enjoying or are looking forward to?
Still, I felt compelled to defend my reasoning on Sayaka and Homura's narration a bit. Your other criticisms I accept without complaint, since they're more an issue of reader reception and taste than anything else, and I do see where you're coming from on them.
lol no, it's not a serious bother or anything. It kinda fits the tone of the alternative choice endings I think, actually, because Madoka's fate ends up being so different from the original series that we know. Madoka dating a drug dealer is already such a foreign idea by itself, whether he/she's a man or a woman doesn't really matter at that point, right? lol.
Just read your reply to Chapter 8 of Madoka Magica: Pure Pink Pretty Lovers.
Was curious if you were seriously bothered or not with how Madoka is ending up heterosexual in the Opportunity Choice endings.
With the latest one, at least, I can easily make the drug dealer who dates Madoka into a girl. I made him a guy since, well, when I think of shady drug dealers that seduce girls into doing heavy drugs, I just think "Male" for some reason.
Anyway, thanks for the response! Just so you know, I think that the best Sayaka and Homura romance routes will be in the canon path (the high drama situations produced by the canon anime narrative lends itself to better romance, imo), so that's one reward for people who stick to the anime narrative.
Haha, I have to wonder if it could even possibly be a coincidence. Eri Kitamura was already chosen for Karen for Bakemonogatari back in 2009, but I hardly think they could've been aware/thinking of Karen's future similarities with Sayaka when they began casting for Madoka for 2011. It's quite an interesting piece of knowledge indeed.