Archive for November 29th, 2007

Obligatory Quarterly “What I’m Looking Forward To” Post

The wonderful time of winter season is almost upon us, and I’d like to take some time to share what I’m baselesly looking forward to.

Okami to Koshinryo (The Wolf and the Spices): I knew next to nothing about this anime, but then I read this and I was like “Whoa, Renaissance? Merchants? Spices? WOLF-GIRLS? RESEARCHED SETTING? GOOD CHARACTERIZATION?” and it pretty much shot up to “must-watch.” I really need to get my Japanese reading skills better than they are, so I can read these things.

Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei: After I finish the first one, of course.

Hatenkou Yuugi: Imagawa Yasuhiro being involved in any project makes it automatically worthwhile (I need to watch Bartender sometime…). The premise sounds interesting, but Imagawa’s involvement makes me even more excited.

True Tears: Another show I’m looking forward to due to a staff member’s involvement, this time Nishimura Junji. He did a lovely job with Simoun that I think he might make this show fun to watch. And, hey, maybe it’s yuri!

Rosario + Vampire: It’s probably going to be a fanservice-fest, which isn’t a bad thing, but I was told this was pretty fun, so I’m going to give it a shot.

Porfy no Nagai Tabi: I can’t even identify what novel this is based on, but it’s being directed by MOCHIZUKI. TOMOMI. Instant must-watch.

This might be updated as more details roll in.

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Setsuna F. Seiei is a big ol’ honkin’ idiot

Yeah, just go off and tell Marina that you’re working for Celestial Being. Real smart.

I liked 00 8 for the same reason I liked the previous three episodes–we’re starting to see some personality in the Gundam Meisters. They are not, as some people feared in the early episodes, personality-less killing machines. Of course, the fact that they weren’t going to be such was a given, but, in a post-Destiny world, people believe weird things. The dynamics between the four Meisters will certainly prove to be interesting, especially since Tiera Erde is a gigantic jerk–I blame his looks.

Of course, we had a bit of show-stealing in the form of Sumeragi, Felt, and Christina in swimsuits for no apparent reason (and it was brilliant of the show to draw attention to the fact that there WAS no real reason). The best part was Felt standing passively in the water, disinterestedly flipping water at an overly genki Christina. The second best part was Felt revealing her deep love for Haro.

Although it’s quite obvious that those segements were added in to appease the desire for cute girls, it’s interesting that Sumeragi and co. is so confident in the ability of the Meisters to handle things that they can totally ignore the command structure and spend the day at the beach. It shows that Celestial Being is probably incredibly self-confident, which means one of two things: 1) There’s some kind of less than wholesome purpose behind the whole thing, or 2) They are so deluded with grandeur that they’re going to get taken down a notch by some other group. My guess? It’s both.


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