Between Chihayafuru, Mashiro-Iro Symphony, and Tamayura ~Hitotose~ this has actually turned out to be a much stronger season for slice of life/drama/romance anime than I thought it would be.
Agreed ... although I must admit that I am still kinda surprised you have not been bitten by the iM@S bug. Hard to find a better example of cute girls doing cute things airing atm imo. (In fact am listening to the Full version of the iM@S OP 1 as I type this ... grabbed from a youtube repost from Nico Nico.)
Well - everyone has their 'drothers and such!
Interesting about Tamayura ... ep 6 focused on the friendship between Maon and Norie ... had forgotten about that "building block". Maybe the second half of the season will bring in the photographer?
Thanks a lot for all the good/positive feedback on my Mashiro-Iro Symphony review. When it comes to slice of life, drama, and romance anime shows, I think we're more or less on the same page and of very similar taste.
I'm still thoroughly enjoying Tamayura ~Hitotose~, for example, there's just not a whole lot for me to say on it aside from noting the strengths that were already made clear in the first few episodes. Although I might comment on it again after I watch Episode 6.
Between Chihayafuru, Mashiro-Iro Symphony, and Tamayura ~Hitotose~ this has actually turned out to be a much stronger season for slice of life/drama/romance anime than I thought it would be. Great compliments to the very good action-oriented material (Guilty Crown, Fate/Zero, Shana III) that I just about knew would be there.
Hafta add an extra word of praise here too ... that was an EXCELLENT summary of Mashiro-iro Symphony. A good articulation of many of the things I have liked about the series and a good analysis of Uryu as well. Kudos!
I agree with you on a good number of your basic assessments of Cube x Cursed x Curious ... well said.
Not the most profound show in the world (although something tells me if they stuck to the story and really explored its possibilities instead of serving up the "fanservice angles" it could be very interesting for me), but overall pretty decent.