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Heterochromia - A short summer season preview, or: Why I don’t get overly excited about Noitamina series anymore

A short summer season preview, or: Why I don’t get overly excited about Noitamina series anymore

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Following this list, I conclude that I have found 4 of those series very good (Honey & Clover I and II, Hataraki Man and Nodame II), I found 3 of them good (ParaKiss, Moyashimon and Eden of the East), I dropped 4 of them (Nodame I, Ayakashi, Hakaba Kitarou, Toshokan Sensou and Genji) and the rest were never touched due to lack of interest beforehand. I foresee Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 will end up being one of the good series, making it 4 series in each of my ‚categories‘. Thus, following my statistics, noitaminA series are now rather a hit or miss for me, unlike 2 years ago when I was eagerly awaiting the newest series in the time slot.
In comparison to that, Noise has more to offer for me: I have started reading the manga of Aoi Hana which has a lot of nice yuri subtexts between the main characters and even some real yuri pairings including kissing action and a dose of realism.

The best of the rest:

  1. Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei: A must see of course.
  2. Spice and Wolf II: I liked the first season.
  3. Hetalia Axis Powers II: Continuations of shows that I am already watching are always high in my priority list.
  4. Bakemonogatari: I admit that I have might have wrongly judged Natsu no Arashi (dropped after 30 seconds of horrible CG, that is), but somehow Bakemonogatari feels like a mix of SZS stylishness and Maria+Holic which sounds intriguing
  5. Kanamemo: 4-koma made anime are always worth a look. Always.
  6. GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class: Uh… a Hidamari Sketch wannabe. All slice of life series featuring art school people will feel like that to me, but I’ll give it a chance if time permits.
  7. Sora no Manimani: The manga is one of the over 600 titles that I’ve been meaning to read… one day.

Finally: Yes, this might be a bleak season for many people, but I see some hope for a few new series who might reach an 8 on MAL for me.

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    manga wrote:

    I´ll wait for Space Adventure Cobra, Spice & Wolf 2 and some more titles I don´t remember :p

    But it´ll be busy as usual I think with anime watching. Now if everything just could work out the way I want it…

    Posted 28 Jun 2009 at 21:54 CE(S)T

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    Martin wrote:

    I’m looking forward to Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 too. Eden of the East had its faults but the fact that I now think “I wish there was a new EotE episode to watch!” every Saturday morning proves that it was enjoyable overall.

    Hmm…I’m not watching many new shows at all at the moment. Real Life has been busy lately but I’m enjoying the feeling of having little pressure to watch things. Following lots of series simultaneously is pretty tiring so I’m enjoying a lazy kind of summer right now!

    Posted 29 Jun 2009 at 19:46 CE(S)T

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    Sasa wrote:

    @manga: I am sure that sequels of shows we like (Spice and Wolf for example) will turn out just like we want. :) Apart from that, I am always open to suggestions after all - most of my favorite anime have come from suggestions actually. (Does that mean that my own choices of shows suck? XD)

    @Martin: Today I have clicked on “Mark all as read” in my feed reader without reading anything at all. After a few weeks of laziness, I have suddenly become amazingly busy these few days. What is happening with you currently?
    But I totally agree with Eden of the East, at least when it comes to the first episodes. Up to episode 6, I totally had this “I want more!” feeling after watching one episode of the series. It was only after those silly ‘Johnny’ episodes that my interest dropped. I am definitely going to give the rest of the show a second chance, and it seems I have enough time until January 2010 for it…

    Posted 29 Jun 2009 at 21:15 CE(S)T

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    Fat Nakago wrote:

    Spice & Wolf is absolutely wonderful!! The storyline is better, the relationship between Lawrence and Horo is more subtle and supple, and the character design and animation is far superior to the first season.

    I’m going to watch Bakemonogatari tonight.

    The show you don’t mention, which I really REALLY like, is Needless. I absolutely love it! It’s crazy and ridiculous!!

    Posted 02 Aug 2009 at 02:11 CE(S)T

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    Pablo-kun wrote:

    Putting aside the fact that have, in fact, not read this post at all you should reaaaaaally update more Sasa.
    Also stop by #animeblogger more often!

    Posted 24 Sep 2009 at 06:08 CE(S)T

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