Sound! Euphonium ep 1 >>>>>> Hyouka ep 1 <--- I agree with this (what you wrote on Pocari Sweat's wall). I honestly don't recall Tari Tari's 1st episode that well, other than that I recall liking it a fair bit. So I don't know if I can compare it well to S!E or Hyouka's first episode. But yeah, S!E had a better start than Hyouka did, largely because of pacing issues (Hyouka's first episode was rather slow, while S!E's strikes a good balance between lively and easy-to-understand).
Had a massive PM about a bunch of different stuff ready to go and thanks to crappy hotel connection lost it all
But I will start again, there's plenty of things I'm interested in hearing your opinion about.
Thanks! I had a pretty good Christmas with my family. I hope you had a happy Holidays yourself.
Good to hear you have regular internet access again. I hope you enjoy the Santa Magica fanfic a lot! Without having you around for feedback, I was a bit cautious with your character and kept your dialogue somewhat low, but hopefully you'll enjoy what is there. Your power is certainly very, very cool and helped set up the funniest moment of the final chapter, imo.
I look forward to getting your take on Santa Magica.
Interesting,I found Tokyo Ghoul to be the prettier show of the two all around, from animation ( so many still shots in Glasslip made me wonder if I was watching a shaft show) to the chara designs and photography.To me Glassip really doesn't feel like P.A works brought their A game in term of production values.
Zankyou no Terror I really liked, especially how low key it was,if I described the events in the episode you could expect some kind of big blockbuster action show but instead it's told in a much quieter way.
Of Watanabe's past work it reminded me more of Baby Blue (even if the subject is very different) and I also liked how the protagonists are terrorists, just because that's something you'd never see on a US show, I trust the staff to handle that in an interesting way.So yeah I liked it a lot.
Forgot to mention I also saw aldnoah zero, it's got me hooked just on the pure adrenaline rush it gives me right now but the real test for me will be when things calm down.
Of those four, I've watched Tokyo Ghoul and Glasslip. Both shows have very good Direction to them. They're both very visually compelling to me - Glasslip is prettier, but Tokyo Ghoul probably has the more impressive Storyboarding.
Of the two, I'll probably end up prefering Glasslip for personal taste reasons, as I'm Ok with some supernatural horror, but it's not really my favorite genre. For people who like supernatural horror, though, Tokyo Ghoul does look top-rate.
I was thinking about watching Zankyou no Terror, but I haven't tried it yet. How did you find it?
As for WIXOSS, I thought it really picked up nicely in the 2nd half, with the last few episodes being very strong. If you tend to like shows like Madoka Magica, Mai HiME, and Higurashi, then you'll probably like WIXOSS.