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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Winter 2011 Preview  Reply with quote



So far I've decided to watch the following ..

Gosick - A bit of a mystery anime. I saw the first episode and it looked pretty good.

Kore wa zombie desu ka? - I love zombies so I definitely had to watch this. First episode looked good.

Remember My Mr. Lovecraft - I haven't seen this yet but anything that includes chuthlu can't be bad Smile

I tried watching Rio-Rainbow Gate and it seemed pretty dumb.

Not really impressed with this season. What are you guys going to watch?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today: Thursday, January 20 2011

As of the first episodes right now, Fractale and Hourou Musuko look very promising.

Fractale has been described as Ghibli-like, and I can see it.  There's a pretty direct reference to Naussicaa already and more indirect references to Castle in the Sky, but the whole visual and directional style does feel Ghibli to me.  Yet the setting is almost anything but; I've yet to see a Ghibli show set in such a high-tech setting (post-Apocalyptic far future, yes).

I've read much of the manga of Hourou Musuko, which I remember being a very good drama of the very sensitive topic of societal expectations of each gender and trans-gender issues in middle schoolers. As of the first episode, I have to say the anime has been directed perfectly; there's a light-touch yet earnestness in the story's unraveling.  

So yeah, these are the two I'll be most keeping up with.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I started watching Hourou Musuko too. Even though I've read the first volume of manga before, the first episode was really confusing to me. I had to concentrate a lot to keep track of the various characters and to tell them apart (I didn't have this problem with manga though). I also wonder if they decided to skip the first volume (or more) of manga to get to a "meatier" part or if this was some kind of FMA-style introduction. Overall the art looks great and although it looks like the director took his share of liberties with the original work, I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment(s).

I've also tried Fractale mainly thanks to its ghibli-vibe but after the villains started behaving really childish I quickly gave it up and went to watching Oreimo =)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bombush wrote:
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I've also tried Fractale mainly thanks to its ghibli-vibe but after the villains started behaving really childish I quickly gave it up and went to watching Oreimo =)


Given that "villians" acting childish isn't all that rare in Ghibli's work (see the pirates in Castle in the Sky or the characters in Porco Rosso), that aspect is still in line of Fractale's "Ghibli"-ness... Smile

Few other titles I've been keeping up with:

Haiyouru! Nyaru-ani - This is basically a flash anime.  Not really that good, but for some reason, I keep being compelled to watch it when a new one comes out.  The blurring out of one girl when she reverted to her normal form was a nice touch... Smile

IS: Infinite Stratos - Rather meh.  Just for something to watch for now, really.

Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season - I am keeping up with this one for sure; I liked the first season too well not to do so.

Dragon Crisis! - Watched the first two episodes last night and really not feeling it.  Might continue watching it if I have nothing else to watch.

GOSICK - Ok, Sherlock Holmes as a gothic lolita girl is amusing.  The mysteries are too great so far (though the first one is a pretty obviously easy one, which Victorique herself found too boring; the second mystery though is a standard mystery story setup, from what I understand), but the characters themselves will make or break this one.  The second episode really does reveal some truths, including Kazuya's position as the son of a Japanese Imperial Solder in the 1920s, and strongly hints that Victorique's demeanor is really a facade over the scared and naive, if extremely intelligent, girl she actually is.

Kore wa Zombie desu ka? - Watched the first two episodes; am easily amused.  Featured includes some very extended panty shots, though most of you might not like some of them... Smile

Star Driver - Been watching this one since last season and I think it's one of that and this season's highlight series.  A fabulous show, well, in various ways... Smile

Bakuman - Also keeping up with this one from last season and have been enjoying it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zitch wrote:
Given that "villians" acting childish isn't all that rare in Ghibli's work (see the pirates in Castle in the Sky or the characters in Porco Rosso), that aspect is still in line of Fractale's "Ghibli"-ness...

I decided to give it another chance and I have to say that you're right. After watching a little more I actually started liking the "villains" and I started appreciating the settings. I have seen some 4 episodes so far but I like how the creators handle interesting commentary on today's society while the story itself is accessible for virtually anyone. I'm not sure if i finish it but I have to admit that it turned out much better than was my first impression.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zitch wrote:
Today: Thursday, January 20 2011

As of the first episodes right now, Fractale and Hourou Musuko look very promising.

Fractale has been described as Ghibli-like, and I can see it.  There's a pretty direct reference to Naussicaa already and more indirect references to Castle in the Sky, but the whole visual and directional style does feel Ghibli to me.  Yet the setting is almost anything but; I've yet to see a Ghibli show set in such a high-tech setting (post-Apocalyptic far future, yes).

I've read much of the manga of Hourou Musuko, which I remember being a very good drama of the very sensitive topic of societal expectations of each gender and trans-gender issues in middle schoolers. As of the first episode, I have to say the anime has been directed perfectly; there's a light-touch yet earnestness in the story's unraveling.  

So yeah, these are the two I'll be most keeping up with.


Yes,i agree with you from the first episode i really like the show.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had watch some of the anime shows that are fall in 2011 year.They all are really great.

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