It is also my new ringtone. SEIZON SENRYAKU!
@GunslingerPanda: C3 is horrible, Maji Koi is not bad (so far), and I have not gotten to the others yet.
Ah good, Maji Koi is sat on my hard drive waiting for me.
I watched Horizon today. That shit is terrible, it was like twenty minutes of running across rooftops throwing swords in the air.
What's everyone watching this season? I just watched the first ep of Fate/Zero, not brilliant but there's potential there for the rest of the series. HunterxHunter is on it's way through my intertubes right now too. I'll probably be watching Shakugan no Shana III purely because I watched the first two series, although they were a bit shit. Guilty Crown is looking awesome too, and Un-Go sounds pretty amazing.
And we can't forget P4A in a week or so. Gonna be a pretty good season!
@Bigheart711: All staff can now.
@Rapest_of_super_heros: Ethan has found that your username makes him uncomfortable and wishes for you to change it across ALL SITES. Please await a PM from him.
LOL, I love that this has gone all the way to Ethan.
I'm not saying I disagree with it, coz I don't. This guys obviously a jerk.
I'll be honest, I was a little disappointed with this series. I had heard it was ridiculously gory, but for a gore hound like myself it was a little tame. Really all there is in terms of gore is lots and lots of blood, and while the constant telekinetic beheading is always hilarious, it loses it's impact quite quickly indeed. I would have liked to have seen some organs flying around; I had hoped that the bloody hand print on the back of the Director's suit in the first episode would be used to push his heart out, but it's rare here.
The series also doesn't offer much in terms of plot, and what is there is kind of weak. The only time it elicited an emotional reaction from me was when those douchebag kids were beating that dog to death, and their resulting massacre was well earned. I also felt that it telegraphed some of the big reveals a little too heavily; that Lucy had known Kouta as a child and had killed his family was far too obvious, and I felt it would have been better had there been a bit more mystery as to what had become of Kouta's family. This would have worked well with the memory repression angle as Kouta could have just thought his family was still alive, that they had simply sent him off to University, which would have made the train scene a lot more emotionally impacting. The ending was also particularly bland as it seemed to go for a "and they all lived happily ever after" type ending, which is always lame especially when the potential for a satisfying end was there.
I found the series to be thematically dull, also. We've seen things like ostracization (can't remember how to spell that for the life of me) and racism done elsewhere, and much better. It just felt like a bit of a mess, to be completely honest.
The animation was fine, though nothing special. It didn't really have it's own style, but that's okay; not everything needs to. Again, it was just dull.
Overall I felt that the series was just particularly average, which is why I give it a 5/10. I had heard the hype about this series for years, and it certainly didn't live up to it.
I've always wanted to watch Desert Punk and Rainbow sounds interesting, even if there's no Zippy in this one.
I've never really been "pleasantly surprised" by a new anime though. I tend to do my share of research when choosing something to watch, so I don't just pick up random series like I do with videogames and books, where I've found a TON of pleasant surprises.
Just finished this series, and it was kind of fantastic. I loved the second half - who wouldn't love a mecha merging with a spaceship to fight the moon? Or two giant mechas throwing entire galaxies at each other? It was completely ridiculous, and the Star Trek-level pseudoscience to make it seem logical while you had no idea what was going on was delicious.
Aside from the crazy robot fights though, there was a wonderful level of emotional drama here too: Kamina's death, Yoko losing every man who kisses her, Simon growing into his leadership role, that wedding scene. :( This seemingly shallow series had a surprising amount of poignant moments.
Personally there was not an episode i didn't like, and it earned a 10/10 from me.
Up next: Elfen Lied