I've had a crappy case of insomnia for the last week. Today was the first day in a fair while I had a productive day. When another tennant decides to cook at 4am in the morning, makes getting proper sleep rather hard....
I just wanted you to know that I intend to get back to your most recent PMs to me in a few days. Last few days have been busy for family reasons. Things should settle back down again sometime on Wednesday or Thursday.
The collection of Aria series is in my personal top 5.
You start with Aria the Animation.
Then comes Aria the Natural
Then Aria the Arriety.
Then Aria the Origination.
Aria the Avennire is appearing on the releases of the BD versions of those three aforementioned series - which won't be until 2016. I don't think they were being shown on TV.
Aria is just brilliant. It's rather utopian but in such an utterly awesome way myself and loads of my friends just lap it up. Gondoliers on a water-terraformed Mars. That's Aria in a nutshell. It has no equal/similar title.
The director behind it, Junichi Sato, also did the original Sailor Moon adaptation, Kaleido Star and Sketchbook: Full Color'S. He's had a decent career. Certainly knows how to take care of the visuals.
In other words: Trust me on this one like you did with Marimite. It's that kind of recommendation.
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime is also my favorite Summer 2015 anime show so far. But like you said, it is pretty tame. Ideally, it would be something I watch to compliment an edgier or more thought-provoking or more ambitious show.
Asshole-ish male leads seem to be growing in popularity lately. It's not just Charlotte, as I see some of this in a few other recent anime shows. I wonder what this might say about the modern anime fandom, at least in Japan itself. Part of me is relieved to see the classic Love Hina! style milquetoast "doormat" male lead fade away, but I wonder if what's replacing them will be good for anime or not...
Aria is one show I've heard a lot about it, but have never tried before. With you mentioning Aria the Avvenire, maybe now is a good time to give it a shot. Do you recommend Aria?
There's a couple Summer 2015 anime shows I've tried that you might like, but I think I'm going to wait on 3 episodes worth of content first before I decide to recommend them to you or not. Opening episodes can be misleading sometimes, and I wouldn't want to recommend something to you that you end up hating because of this sort of thing.
Thanks for your concern. The last couple of days have been better. 2 weeks after this thing started, I think I might finally be seeing the tail end of it.
It's been an abnormally cold start to winter here. So I only go outside when absolutely necessary.
There are things like Charlotte and God Eater that aren't sequels but....stuff like that gives off a fair amount of SOS (same old stuff) resonance. But it is a very sequel-oriented season. Durarara x2 is clearly a focal point of attention, Working has somehow re-appeared for more, the list goes on. For the last three years, July has had a fair amount of appeal. It's very marginalised this year. This whole year is, to be honest.
The amount of One Outs and City Hunter I've watched the last couple of days has increased. A couple of weeks ago I rewatched some of Garden of Sinners. I'm re-kindling motivation/interest in the medium.