It's a soul-crushing disappointment, but more than that, just utterly inexplicable. How could any material be more ill-suited to the Shaft treatment? It's hard to imagine anyone on the production committee being that misguided, or Chika going along with it.
Just like to say, although I haven't read every one of your blog posts (largely because I don't seem to watch/follow half the shows you seem to blog) thank you for continuing for maintaining a great blog. Bloggers seem to phasing out these days in favour of more "podcast" style or "video" reviews, but I guess I'm more old fashioned and prefer the good ol' text on screen (and hardback if I'm reading a book).
Great "Top Romance anime" post btw. Of course since it's an opinon piece I do have differing opinions (e.g. Mashifony being in there, WA2 being placed so low, omission of Kare Kano and Spice & Wolf), but subjectivity is what top lists are about.
BTW eblogger or WordPress (which is what my account on your blog is linked to despite me not using the site at all other other than that) must hate me because once again I am having trouble posting which I'd why I am posting here.
I also sent you a PM in regards to something else...