Saturday, November 3, 2012

What the Heck Am I Watching?? Fall 2012 Edition

The majority of the simulcasts I tend to follow are available on Crunchyroll. The first series that I decided to check out was My Little Monster. I've decided to keep watching as I find the main female character somewhat intriguing. I enjoyed that though it was promoted as a love story it's not unbearably over saturated with sparkles and sappy scenes.

Continuing series that I'm pathetically trying to stay current with are the following: Polar Bear Cafe, Poyopoyo, and Gintama (though I'm so far behind in that series I may not get caught up til next year.)

The title that has held my interest is Kamisama Kiss. I was happy to see the series added to Hulu to view, as the though of trying to watch any single episode on Funimation's site makes me cringe. As I have read the first few volumes of the manga series naturally I was curious to check out the anime and I'm glad I did. So far this has been my weekend pick me up. Despite the never ending list of other series I want to check out and/or actually finish (kdramas included) I'm very tempted to re-watch episodes from this series already.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

What I'm Watching: January Edition

With in winter anime season in full swing there isn't much that I wanted to check out let alone watch a few episodes before deciding to keep or drop. So far I have been watching Ano Natsu de Matteru but some of the borderline fanservice elements, specifically at the end of the first episode make me question whether I will watch this title to the very end. Though it has intrigued me enough to continue, as I find it interesting whether it will take the route of fanservice or will it lightly thread into that realm.

It's a tradition for me to watch Fruits Basket during the cold winter months, and this year I did while battling the flu. Since there are few titles currently airing that I'm watching for the winter season I've been re-watching or attempting to get caught up with continuing series that I am behind in. Currently 100 episodes behind with Gintama so highly doubt I will be able to get caught up before the month ends, even with work slicing and dicing my hours.

Kiss already! I mean I wish they got along better >.>
Fruits Basket was one of the first anime purchases I ever made. I originally watched the dub version by renting from Netflix, which prompted me to save up money and buy my own boxset.  For me Fruits Basket is akin to comfort food; when I'm either sick or depressed from working a dead end min wage job while my master's degree collects dust, it makes me feel at ease to watch something familiar.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Drop It Like It's Hot!: Summer Anime Edition

Nekogami Yaoyorozu, also known as Cat G-d on Crunchyroll, is one of the selected few series from this season that I just couldn't tolerate enough to keep watching. I admit that I only checked it out because it has "neko" in the title. I thought it was going to be a cute fluffy series but it was just meh. I couldn't get into the plot from the first episode which was one of the main reasons for dropping it. At this time it's highly unlikely that I will be interested enough to pick up the series again, if I don't have a lot on my watch list for the Fall season maybe I will give it another try. But that's a big maybe since I have a ton of other older series on my ever growing to-watch list. 
I haven't really seen much buzz about this show on twitter, which is either a sign that my pals on their aren't too crazy about it either or that it's just not as great as it could be. When the season if over I'd like to hear how others that stuck with it til the end thought of the series overall. I mean how bad can something with cat deities really be?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer Anime Frenzy!

Other than some series continuing from the season prior this summer I'm failing at trying to keep up with the following series! So far everything that I'm watching for the summer is being simulcast on Crunchyroll.

I'll be honest in saying that I was surprised that Crunchyroll picked up No.6, especially since it was towards the end of their summer simulcast announcements. Despite of the flack it's getting in some online circles for the strong bl undertones, and maybe because of it, this is by far my favorite of the season. The only gripe I have is the choice of Rat for one of the main character's name instead of Mouse but after a few episodes I've overcome it.

After reading only the first volume of the manga I was stoked to hear there was going to be an anime based off Usagi Drop before it was even announced for a simulcast. Rin is as lovely on the small screen as she is in the manga. Over the first few episodes she is already coming out of her shell with interactions with other children; both either slightly younger or older than her.

Curiosity got the best of me and I got hooked with YuruYuri   The premise is a bunch of cute girls overtaking the former tea club room doing well um cute things? Naturally there are some fanservice elements to the series but as of the current episode it isn't that heavy and in your face. The adorable quartet is fun to watch, making it my guilty pleasure for this season.

So what is everyone watching this season? I'm hoping to keep cool while watching these series :)
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