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 :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

What I'm Watching This August: Shonen Edition!

Vol. 1

It's hard to believe that I'm still somewhat on track with my New Year's Resolution to finish series I have left hanging and to tackle ones that have been on my to watch list for quite some time. In August I plan on staying cool while watching (and hopefully finishing) the 3rd seasons of both Gintama and Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

Reborn (Katekyo Hitman Reborn) ~3" mini-plush charm [Weekly Shonen Jump - 40th Anniversary Edition] (Japanese Import)
I want this lil plushie so bad!

Though KHR (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!) wasn't initially on my to watch list it is a series that I have been curious about since I got my premium account on Crunchyroll. And of course hearing about it from my peeps on twitter was more than enough to convince me to give it a try!

Other than some new and continuing series from last season I have plenty to watch for the moment. Yet again a few series I was watching on Netflix, that aren't available on anything legal streaming sites, are being put on hold til better days when I'm able to afford Netflix again aka gainfully employed.
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