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Anime I Have Watched [Jan. 22nd, 2013|05:57 pm]
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Somehow or another I ended up at rachelmanija's post on the Saikano manga. God, brings back memories of bleak and depressing. My reaction? I was delighted that the story actually followed through and didn't soften the blow of the ending. XD;

I've been watching quite a bit of anime lately.

Chihayafuru, an adaptation of a josei manga that in some ways really reminds me of Hikaru no Go but with karuta instead of go (and without any ghosts). Beautiful animation, pretty music, a card game turned into a sports manga. The whole bit where they try to assemble a karuta club at school? Made me think of Hikago and H2. Unorthodox recruiting methods which include lots of harassing until they give in! (OK, not really, but some people are…driven.)

Oreshura (Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru), a harem anime (from a manga, I think?) about a high school guy who is not interested in romance. He's blackmailed into being the pretend boyfriend of a gorgeous girl who is sick of all the attention. There's his childhood friend who likes him but is totally unable to confess, which he's waaay too dense to pick up, who gets sucked into a club with guy and fake-gf. Not sure where this is going. Who is the guy supposed to end up with? From the (really, really annoying) OP there will be four girls, I'm hoping I don't dislike the others. I haven't watched/read a harem storyline in quite a while so I'm hoping I won't hate this.

Sword Art Online (SAO)…I gotta say, the ending was meh. Worth watching for some things, but so not for others. The protracted scene with the villain preparing to rape the girl in front of the hero…ICK ICK ICK. Especially since I was disappointed the girl didn't get to do stuff except be the damsel in distress the entire second half of the series. I still like them as a couple, but I liked them better when they worked as a team. And the sister! I felt bad for her since she was the hero's partner for the second half and she got NOTHING! GAH.

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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2013-01-23 03:29 pm (UTC)
Ha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Chihayafuru is like Hikago. XD (It is, but it isn't--but that's OK, they both really good in their own way.) I ended up buying the manga about halfway through the first season of the anime, and it doesn't stop being amazing, either. I'm really looking forward to some of the things that should be in the second season.

some people are...driven

Hahahaha! ILU, Chihaya. Never change. XD
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2013-01-26 03:59 pm (UTC)
I think it's hard to not compare Chihayafuru and Hikago if you know the latter. ^^; I haven't started the second season yet...I want to build up a bunch of episodes before starting to watch.
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