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addicted to anime? [Jan. 21st, 2014|09:46 pm]
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Have not been reading much lately. I think I’m too sad from losing an order (yeah, I’ve given up on it). I have, however, been watching anime. Started up Cross Game again, which I only watched one episode of back when it was airing. I figured I had to give it more than one episode (having just learned my lesson with Natsume Yuujinchou) and naturally got hooked. The bad thing with sports anime is that the games can go on for a number of episodes so I stopped at episode 24, right before the big game with that team that basically becomes their rival. Will watch more when I have more time to devote to it. (Work is a bit nuts now.)

Also began watching some of the new stuff.

Noragami is pretty and the concept is fun (Japanese god grants wishes for 5 yen each so that he can one day build his own shrine!) but man the characters aren’t that likable. And Yato’s voice is by Natsume’s seiyuu and it just throws me off.

Also watched two episodes of Witch Craft Works, which switches genders in the lady-in-distress saved by warrior/magician/whatever trope. The lady is a normal high school boy, and the witch is a very large breasted, stoic classmate. The enemy is…bizarre and not very threatening (so far). No clue why the boy is so prized, hopefully will find out soon (I hate it when they drag out the big secret, it always ends up being a let down). I like that the boy will not be totally useless as it seems he will learn magic (boys can do magic? All the witches so far have been female). But his protector? Is seriously badass when she’s doing the protecting.

Have downloaded the new episodes of Gin no Sagi but haven’t watched it. Looking forward to it, tho!

I managed to watch to the end of Yuushibu*, a little anime about a guy who’d been training to be a hero who loses his dreams when the demon lord is defeated. He instead works as a sales clerk at a (magic) appliance store. His life is complicated when the (defeated) demon lord’s daughter shows up as a new employee, and antics ensue. It’s very fan-servicey in that the women’s uniforms are skimpy and many of the women are very well-endowed. And bounce. Lots of very gratuitous shots of boobs and butts. But I kept watching because I liked the characters. The guy is not a perv, the demon lord’s daughter is incredibly enthusiastic (even though her sales technique *sucks*), and everyone else who are supposed to be nice are just nice people. The climax is suitably ridiculous yet serious (the way this anime takes the job so seriously reminds me of Hataraku Maou-sama), so I was actually very pleased with this anime.

Haven't looked into all the anime being aired now, will have to sit down for a good look soon. Just not now, because I need to sleep. :P

*Short for “Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita.” which translates to “I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.” Yeah, ridiculously long name. Wish this trend would DIE soon. :P

This entry was originally posted at http://insaneneko.dreamwidth.org/495680.html. Please comment here or there.

[User Picture]From: seraphim_12
2014-01-22 03:29 pm (UTC)
I have to say I was really impressed with Cross Game (I read the manga as well). For a sports anime there is an incredible amount of depth to it (on a very shallow note I really, really had to get used to the style, generally the characters physical look isn't all that attractive!)

I'm on the 3rd ep of Noragami and I'm liking it so far (the seyuu for the girl is . . . a bit grating to me tho!) and I'm curious to see where it goes.

I have a lot of tabs open with some of the new anime . . . but I have list from last year that I want to check out too! I haven't really been keeping up with in the past 2-3 years but once I watch an old favourite I get sucked in again :p
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2014-01-22 04:11 pm (UTC)
I read the manga, but I think I was too impatient with the slower pacing of the anime. Glad that the filler episodes aren't totally worthless. XD

The seiyuu of the girl in Noragami is grating on me as well. I think I'd like her better if she had a better voice (tho I still don't think anyone in this series is that likable). I will watch ep 3 at some point, just haven't gotten around to it. :P
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2014-01-23 05:45 pm (UTC)
Halfway through reading your description of Yuushibu I totally forgot you were talking about that and not Hataraku Maou-sama XDD No, really. If that says anything about how similar it is.

I've pretty much given up on anime after getting traumatized by Fushigi Yuugi and Ayashi no Ceres XD But just started getting interested again fairly recently after watching Karneval and Free!... Noragami and Witch Craft Works sound very interesting so I'll check it out :D Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2014-01-27 06:24 am (UTC)
There is some similarity, but oh man does Yuushibu have more fan service. Also, Hataraku Maou-sama is overall much better.

I've never read or watched Ayashi no Ceres, but what I've heard about it makes me keep my distance. :P I'm not sure if I'll stick with Noragami or Witch Craft Works, but so far not too bad. ^^;
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