Weekly Anime (12/8 – 12/14)December 14, 2008 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Weekly Anime | 4 Comments
No Weekly Anime for last week, simply because I didn’t watch anything. I sacrificed some blogging this week though so I could catch up with some of the that anime I fell behind with. I had a good start, but then it kind of fell apart when I was unable to use the computer. So I’m left with another pitiful Weekly Anime post. Oh well. Maybe next week.
Anime: Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka (10), CHAOS;HEAD (08), ToraDora! (06-08)
I finally decided what I’m doing with Weekly Anime. I’m only going to talk about anime that I don’t blog regularly when I *gasp* I have something to say. How original!
Well, it seems to be the trend in the blogosphere lately. I’m only doing it halfway though. Anime I usually do blog in categories will still be blogged regularly (unless I have a withdrawal like I did with Clannad and the lack of Nagisa).
By the way, blogging on Clannad just stopped temporarily because I haven’t been feeling well enough to use the computer much. I’ll be having a double post soon. Same for Skip Beat! (double arc post rather than episode post though).
Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka
ZOMG! How long has it been since I’ve blogged AkaSaka? I even said I was going to drop it entirely. Unfortunately for me, Yuuhi is still freakin’ adorable. So when I heard things were finally progressing for her, I picked it back up and went through all the episodes at once. All those group adventure episodes really felt stupid and unnecessary though. They should have just cut out anything that wasn’t involved with Yuuhi or Minato and have all the other characters be stupid comic relief idiots (like they are anyway).
I actually enjoyed this episode of AkaSaka because it had confessions, kissing, and blushing~ All we’re missing was some hand-holding or princess carries, but I guess kissing kind of trumps that. My goodness, Yuuhi was so cute in this episode. After AkaSaka started getting really bad, I kind of forgot about what I liked. The only thing I liked was Yuuhi, but you know…whatever.
Hmm…I wish I could have actually liked the episode though. This series is just still way too stupid. If they didn’t have all that stupidity in there, I’d probably like this anime though (for my romance and shipping purposes).
Of course, when shipping is involved there’s the ship I’m against which brings me to our next unfortunate point.
Tch. Minato. She’s really bothering me. Of course, her brother complex after years of treating her brother like her brother pisses me off, but the worst part was that you could see it coming from a mile away. And my god she is so “perfect” that I want to hit her over the head with her own frying pan. Honestly. Is there anything that she can’t do? She even does stupid things like talking to bears (or whatever). -_-
Well, I guess there is one thing. She can’t manage to stay away from her brother, despite the fact that she was trying to help Yuuhi get closer with him the whole time.
Meh. I get this unfortunate feeling that Minato is going to get to be all sulky in the next episode because she likes her brother. Boohoo. Go to therapy and get over it. (Oh and I was right! Waiting to watch the next episode with subs though, because I don’t want to watch it twice.)
(And the first person who says, “but they’re not really related” and honestly thinks that makes it not stupid to want someone you think and treat as family, will be…ignored. Meh. I’m being mature today.)
The screencaps are just automatic so they’re all pretty random. I really didn’t want to go through the episode to get screencaps.
How did CHAOS;HEAD go from being the show I look forward to most to coming after…AkaSaka. Oh that’s right. Episode 07 was boring. And no. I won’t take it back. Exposition done in a squeaky telepathic voice sucks. Lack of Rimi didn’t help either. I have zero expectations for AkaSaka, so that can’t disappoint, but C;H can…and can therefore make me sulky.
I think the main problem is that we went from not knowing anything to knowing…almost everything. Rimi was pretty much the only uncertainty left. We know about the delusions, the diswords, gigalomaniacs, and we got to know the current “enemy”, so yeah. For me at least I could only wonder about Rimi. Oh and the murders too.
Of course, this week we get to know what Rimi was up to (she’s connected with Shogun). I feel kind of stupid for getting upset that we’re finally getting answers, but it still bothers me. If all of my questions are getting answered, what am I supposed to write about? Agh! Luckily got a couple of new questions this week, but it’s still nothing like it was before.
Meh. Feels kind of like it turned into an action anime with mysteries on the side instead of being more about all the mysterious stuff and I’m sulking over that. So yeah. I have nothing to say (except…woo! More Rimi screentime next episode!).
But I’m enjoying it more again anyway. I just haven’t gotten around to watching the next episode yet…somehow.
Since I have to catch up on so many episodes and ToraDora! isn’t just the sort of thing you can talk about story developments for (because there’s really no continuous plot) I’ll just do quick little blurbs on each episode.
Episode 06 – As expected, I do like Ami better when she’s not being so two-faced. Her story with the stalker was actually kind of nice. Even the bitchy girl was scared of something and…my god! Seeing Taiga be fearless was what caused Ami to confront her own fears. Heh. It’s kind of like Ami admires Taiga. Ohohoho~ I certainly want to believe that. Nice justice considering what a bitch Ami is to Taiga. For her to actually secretly admire her makes things fun. I think Ami becoming more likable is mostly owed to her being voiced by Eri Kitamura. Because sometimes she sounds like she’s not a bad person, even when she’s acting like one.
Episode 07 – Oh god poor Taiga. Swimsuit shopping is always awful for girls I think, but poor Taiga. I’m sorry to say this, but at least it makes me feel better about my own shopping expeditions. At least I can find things that fit me. It’s especially embarrassing that she’s lacking in…er…the chest region. But that’s all we’re going to say on that because it’s an embarrassing subject overall I think. But god then what happened in the pool. It’s almost too embarrassing to think about.
Episode 08 – Yeah, I think I’m starting to like Ami more now that she’s letting her bitchy side show through more. It’s basically like she’s just a spoiled bratty child, but it’s kind of more okay because she knows it. Unfortunately, I think Ami was right about Taiga being jealous and that kind of leads us a little bit into the direction I don’t want to go. Where romance overtakes the nice friendships we have going in this series. Though the scene at the pool was really touching either way.
And that’s it. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up on more before next Sunday.
Geh. Every time I post these, I still feel like I failed in some major way. No one ever brings anything up, so I’m starting to think I’m just super paranoid…about something completely stupid and pointless too. More proof that stress is bad for you.
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