Weekly Anime (11/24 – 11/30)November 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Weekly Anime | 14 Comments
Time to play catch-up~! It’s just Index this week though. It’s really troublesome that I’m falling so behind with my anime. Since it’s preventing me from reading some of my favorite blogs since I haven’t watched what they’re writing about! Poor me. Pity me.
Anime: CHAOS;HEAD 07, Index Catch-up (To 08), Hakushaku to Yousei 07.
CHAOS;HEAD – Episode 07
Boring!!! After a return to “oh shi- Stuff’s happening” cliffhangers last week, I was expecting more from this week than, “lolz it’s NOZOMI!” Everything was revealed in such an obvious, “let’s talk about stuff” way (I believe exposition is the proper term) that I just started sulking partway through and couldn’t enjoy myself even if I tried.
Talking is boring! At least do what you did in episode 06 and give me crazy delusions while you’re talking! The conversation this week was just barely interrupted once for a swordfight. And I didn’t care one bit because every moment that I see other people with those weapons is a moment where I get all frowny and think about how I want to see Rimi in action with her weapon from the prologue-y thing in episode one.
And what the hell blondie (I forget her name and I don’t care). You were the last girl to be appear and your only revelations are “I can use telepathy and I can tell you all this stuff that I had to learn from someone else” USELESS! I mean, maybe there’s more to her, but any question I had about her has been answered. Except maybe what was up with that fire in her first episode, but whatever.
Blondie is annoying me too. They ruined her incredible cuteness by making her incredibly annoying as well. It’s not fair.
Ayase became pretty boring in this episode too. We know she has her sword and she pretty much told us everything she knows (or so it seems) so she’s boring now. But I guess there must be some reason for her staying alive? Or is that just them wanting to show off Takumi’s special power?
I’m willing to bet that next week Sena becomes boring too. My god we better learn something interesting in a “Oh snap!” sort of way, because this week’s episode end sucked. Yay, a picture. Come on! Where’s my cliffhanger!?
Tch. At least I still have Rimi. For some reason, I now think she might be working for NOZOMI by the way. It kind of explains why she’d know about the swords and stuff, but isn’t really telling. But I still stand by the idea that she wants to help Takumi (wanting to and being able to are two different things).
Hmm…as of right now my interest in the girls ranks as such: Rimi, Nanami, Sena, Yua, Ayase, and…Kozue (finally looked up her name). Nanami’s rank is so high, because I’m still interested in the fact that she got to see her own delusion in episode 06. Maybe she’ll be getting her sword soon.
Meh. Not much to say. Lots of information came out, but none of it really interested me. I want more murders already (more Rimi too please~).
To Aru Majutsu no Index – Catch-up (06-08)
Touma lost his memories instead of Index…that was a surprise? I am curious to see where it will go since he told Index he still had his memories. She didn’t know him that long so he might be able to hide it from her, but I assume someone else is going to find out at some point.
The memroy loss thing did manage to get an aww, out of me, but I’m feeling like it was kind of forced in there. I tend to think that the story could have moved along just fine if Touma still had his memories. Unless it’s important for some future plot point. And speaking of plot points…this anime sure has a lot of them. Sometimes I think that I’d just be happier reading the light novel for all the explanation we get in this anime, except…well that’s not available to me. So a talking light novel with shiny animation is what I must view. Though, I really do enjoy the action scenes…when I get them.
But at the end of episode 06, the main plot set-up seems to be out of the way. Then we get to start introducing other characters and learning more about them (yay~). New characters including a cute miko voiced by Mamiko Noto…and yeah, I’m not going to make the Ma-miko joke because it’s already been done. And besides~ She says that she’s not a miko.
Himegami Aisa (our non-miko magician) is a character I think I’ll grow fond of. She;s so spaced out and weird that you can’t help but like her. I think she might become my new favorite~! Index is still really cute, but she tends to be more on her cranky than her cute side these days and it’s bothering me a little. Though I’m sure some people find that crankiness cute (I find her cutest when she’s talking about food).
And as far as other characters go, Stiyl has become really fun to watch with the past two episode. It’s fun to go, “lol~ Blushing guy who acts all tough and smokes” for me. As for Touma, he’s still cool, but I need less memory loss emo and more awesome lines from him. I don’t know if we had any mid-fight action lines from him at all in the episode I had to catch up with. Well…there weren’t many fights, so that’s to be expected. I got to see him punch one person, but I won’t really feel right about Touma still being Touma until I get an action line from him.
Oh yeah, and there was a cliffhanger at the end of episode 08. Save Index guyz! (Yeah, I’ll start blogging by each episode again next week.) I thought I saw a blood-covered Touma in the preview, so I expect good things.
Hakushaku to Yousei – Episode 06
Lydia is bothering me for being too stubborn sometimes now, but I guess she’s still cute when she holds a book upside down or something so it’s still acceptable.
But yay! Despite me complaining in episode 02 about knowing too much about Edgar too soon, there’s still stuff to learn. It seems Edgar used to be so much nicer as a boy. Now he’s so mean~ Teasing Lydia all the time. Which is another reason you have to tolerate Lydia’s stubbornness. You really can’t know when to take someone like Edgar seriously.
Oh! I loved the scenes with Edgar and Kelpie. Kelpie is so easily worked up and Edgar’s such a clam gentlemen, that it makes it fun. Edgar, you’re so cool! Of course he’s bothered by Kelpie, but he only lets Lydia know that (and she doesn’t really believe him…). And the fact that he managed to deliver some lines to Lydia during that makes me smile~!
We actually got a serious talk between Edgar and Lydia this time though which made me happy. Stupid Edgar had to be all gentlemanly and didn’t actually kiss Lydia though. But Edgar seems to be good at everything a bishie should be good at. He can be a tragic, “she doesn’t love me, but I’m still such a gentleman” bishie too. Well, he pointed out Lydia’s weakness (about being afraid and such) so why doesn’t he just go for it! Ah, well I guess you can only say so much. Lydia needs to stop being stubborn after all.
Lydia’s father is a great guy though. He’s really reasonable, so Lydia must have gotten her stubbornnes from her mother. It seems strange to me how someone can be so stubborn, but be all involved in fairies and stuff too.
Ah and…since the plot of this episode and the arc has to do with Paul I should probably mention him…but I don’t want to. Seriously, any plot is just there to make more scenes so I can giggle and carry on like the fangirl I so obviously am. There was a cliffhanger, but that’s just so Lydia can save Edgar and we can get to what happens in the next episode so I can giggle and carry on like a fangirl.
I’ll have to catch-up with both episode 07 and 08 next week since I ran out of time this week.
I’m now officially considering Yozakura Quartet dropped overall. I really like the series, but I’d rather just like the manga. I have other anime to catch-up with and Yozakura Quartet just isn’t worth it since I like the manga better anyway. I like its Slice of Life feeling best, and you get that mostly in the manga, so that is what I will stick with.
Now then…I need to catch-up with ToraDora and then I am done! I can just watch anime weekly. I only intend to catch-up with AkaSaka if I hear good things about the ending. Or if I happen to be in that, “I want to watch crap!” mode. Which is actually pretty likely.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.