This image just amused me.
You know, this one.
So, all the stuff I’m still watching.
CLANNAD ~after story~
I find that the show’s been rather consistent in delivering. It’s constantly been able to… bring out some sort of emotion in me. At the least, it keeps me glued to the screen the full 25 minutes. It ellicits some sort of emotional response in me that gets me attached to the characters. Sort of like, how even if they don’t normally get a lot of screen time, each appearance somehow gets me to care more about them, and when their route comes, you feel for them, in a sense. Sort of like how you see this one person, say, a classmate, and even if you don’t really see him all that much, you sort of have some sort of concern for him. That sort of thing, perhaps? Anyway, it’s always a good mix of slice-of-life, comedy, and drama, all within a (more or less) realistic world. I think that is what keeps CLANNAD going strong, even through its second season.
Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka, aka: AkaSaka
Yuuhi is cute. She’s a much better tsundere than most of the usual fare lately – Shana, Louise, Taiga, and so on. Unlike the latter, she doesn’t act all high-and-mighty and actually shows her deredere side more often, which is what I believe to be the charm point of a tsundere. Furthermore, the show’s pacing is relatively smooth, though I haven’t the slightest clue as to how the game goes anyway (and I’m sure most of us don’t either). Finally, the show is, bluntly put, enjoyable to watch. Yuuhi, in particular, whenever she gets flustered, or things like that.
While CLANNAD is the show that I put off for a nice day for viewing, Kannagi is the show I have to watch as soon as I get it. Why so? It’s a very fun show. Nagi’s antics, Tsugumi’s being flustered, and so on – essentially, the general tone of the show – give off a very light mood, which is perfect for watching any time of the week. Some people have pointed out that the show is definitely above average, but it doesn’t yet reach the levels of awesomeness. Perhaps, this is why KyoAni had fired the former director of Lucky Star (whose name eludes me as of this moment). Controversy or not, the show is definitely a joy to watch, and hopefully will continue to be.
Toaru Majutsu no Index
I honestly am not totally sure what the draw to the show is for me. Objectively (as far as I can push it, at least) speaking, the story is more or less original, the characters are unique, most of them likeable (railgun girl is love), and production values are pretty high. Perhaps it’s just a combination of those. Unfortunately, as many people have pointed out, the series is very, very exposition-heavy, which makes it godawful boring sometimes. The way it is paced, on the other hand, constantly keeps me on edge, wondering just what the freakin’ hell is going to happen next, which is probably why I still watch it.
I haven’t been watching this lately, probably because Taiga being tsun all the fucking time is pissing me off.
Apparently, the director for the show was also the director of a similarly nonsensical show years and years back (I forget what it is, as usual). And it is. Kind of fun to watch, but the crazy slapstick levels have been dying down recently. I may keep going with this, but maybe I won’t.
I thought it was weird, as in, Kemeko DX weird, but it’s not. At least, not of that kind. It’s more of Seto no Hanayome-like humor. Which is good. Very good. MWA however, seems to have a lot more otaku-centric and sexual jokes compared to Seto, which had lots of gay jokes and overall insanity. Plus, there is a giant nekomimi maid mecha that fires boob missiles which equals to INSTANT AWESOME. It’s fun to watch, like Kannagi, but it definitely needs a high energy level, because while Kannagi is sort of like “laid-back humor”, MWA is “high-on-drugs-and-shit humor.”
Hakushaku to Yousei
Also known as Earl and Fairy, but it sounds kinda weird to me. Anyway, it’s a very shoujo-y show, which isn’t necessarily bad. In fact, I find it quite watchable – when I watch it. I seem to keep putting it off over and over, which doesn’t mean it’s bad. It’s quite good in comparison to some other things. I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I’ll keep going with this one, as I don’t really find the level of enjoyment quite as comparable as to say, MWA.
Tales of the Abyss
Likewise, I can’t get myself to watch it as often as I should. Luke is still a prick (someone tell me when he stops being one in the show), and I already know all the major events that happen, so it’s not as… suspenseful as it should be. Again though, it’s above-average compared to a lot of stuff we’ve had the pleasure of seeing over the last season or two.
So we have two episodes of bloody action, and then hot yuri action after that. Not really sure what direction the show’s taking anymore.
I don’t even know why I’m watching it. Maybe to fill up the complete and utter lack of action I have in my lineup.
ef ~a tale of melodies~
Memories was more enjoyable for me, but then I marathoned it, so it doesn’t really work as a valid comparison. I’ll marathon this too.
I only watch this for the laughs and for comparison. Really. Just play the visual novel.
… is on probationary status due to lack of subs.
I am now patching ai sp@ce.
FOUR MILLION FILES’ WORTH THAT IS HUR HUR.