On Into Summer

July 6, 2008 at 7:46 pm (Anime)

Extended weekend fuuuuuuuu~!

Finished Vampire Knight season one, which was crap (started out well enough, but didn’t go anywhere interesting, and moved too slowly). Finished Library Wars which was okay, but a little lukewarm. Finished Reaper’s Gale, the 7th volume in Tales of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. If you like brick-sized epic fantasy novels, you need to check this series out. The books each take about 100 pages or so to get rolling, but they do pretty well after that (and they’re all like 1000 pages long). One of the things I like about this series is how Olde Things From The Lost Age etc aren’t necessarily better than Modern Day Things. In fact, the Malazan army’s munitions tend to blow up lots of Resurrected Immortal God-like Beings From Fell Barrows Of The Time Before Man, who wonder briefly why the hell some idiot is throwing a clay ball at them, before exploding all over the place.

From the Spring I’m still watching Code Geass R2 (fuck yeah), Itazura na Kiss, Special A (which got a LOT better after 8 episodes or so), Zettai Karen Children (because…I don’t know), Allison and Lillia (where the hell is Lillia, btw?), Daughter of 20 Faces (needs second-half plot to pick up faster), and Wagaya no Oinari-sama (which continues to be unexpectedly entertaining to me; sleeper hit?).

The Summer is bringing in a couple of shows that are sort of interesting like Antique Bakery (which I failed to incite a complete flamewar over by glossing over the fact that it is Not Actually Yaoi etc), Telepathy Shoujo Ran which is starting out alright, a new Someday’s Dreamers series that uses minimal animation on top of very nice photography background art (predict this will go over quite well with fans of Healing genre), another episode of Mai Opwne SifR (about fucking time), Blade of the Immortal, and of course MORE FUCKING SCHOOL RUMBLE GUYZ. I am pretty excited about that. The only reason I’m not falling out of my chair with excitement is that I’ve been reading the manga because I got tired of waiting for them to make more anime. Which doesn’t change the fact that School Rumble is the best comedy anime not named Ouran Highschool Host Club or Azumanga Daioh EVAR.

Also, I only watched about five minutes of Strike Witches, but I lol’d at how they basically combined the idea of Hardsuits and Thigh-highs.

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