May I suggest you watch the anime Akagi? It's an anime about the table game Mahjong, however much like most shows of the genre it doesn't require knowledge of the game because the focus is on the characters. Kinda like yugioh, but way more GAR.
Also, there is much ham with the drama.
The cast is also mostly male, which should be a breath of fresh air considering we have so many animes with female dominated casts.
Man I read Madoka threads, then I read about the Haruhi movie thread, and damn that's a lot of Trek analogies being tossed around. I think I may have caused nightmares when I compared Voyager's ending (Janeway goes back because she is obsessed with saving Seven.... ) to Madoka and Homura.
So did you think I was too harsh on Hime? I guess you can't tell it's one of my favorite shows like that-- I tend to be even harsher on shows I really like. It's just that I can never get over ShizNat, personally I think Natsuki just is the buttmonkey of the franchise. WHY DOES EVERYTHING BAD HAPPEN TO HER?
XD A's has been considered by many to be the best part of the franchise. It's funny to link it to what may be the best part of Star Trek. "The Best of Both Worlds"
It's not too hard to see what's so appealing about our heroes fighting an insanely menacing enemy. It's not just powerful; it literally steals what you are made of. Isn't it terrible that your own abilities can be used against yourself and your friends? And then you add what the Borg did to Picard, and what the book did to Hayate. These are enemies that do more than kill you; they really just keep consuming til there's nothing left of you.
Ironically, Hayate DID become their leader. But she's not bald; maybe that's what is holding her back?
Lol, Kyubey and Cardassians. Well, he is pale like them. So he's Gul Dukat-- is he gonna collect all the seeds and shoot fire at them? >.>
He was a great villain, however I really couldn't take the part where he got superpowers seriously.
Not bad, Archon. I see your point on the Book of Darkness now.
Truthfully, if Kyubey had emotions, I'd compare him more to Cardassians than to the Borg. The Cardassians treated the Bajorans as a lesser people who were only there to help Cardassians gather fuel and resources. This is how Kyubey and his people are treating humans.