So anyway, I'm falling further behind with my study despite it only being the fifth week or so of the uni year. Every semester I decide that this time I'll study regularly instead of leaving it to the study week before exams, but it's yet to happen. I was going to go over some lectures this arvo and maybe start on an assignment but seeing as it's bloody 35 degrees hot here and my fan's broken, fuck it, I'm going to blog about the anime I'm watching this season instead. A bit behind the times I know, but I've just caught up on my backlog (turns out I'm quite capable of procrastinating on watching anime too).
What I'm watching
Yes, how mainstream of me. I know it's /a/'s show of the season and even has its own general threads (a practice I vehemently oppose), but I still like the show itself. I generally enjoy Shaft's shows, and the dark atmosphere along with Shaft's signature trippy visuals for the fight scenes really do it for me. I don't like the OP and ED as much as some seem to. I think Shaft has done some of the best OPs in anime, and this one just seemed a little generic in comparison (mostly the audio, it looks nice enough). Still, this is the show I look forward to most each week.
Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
|She could have been|
a Touhou with a hat like that
|She's since been changed to a|
redhead but I won't hold it
Eh, I don't know. I liked the Ghibli-esque setting/art and the non-black-and-white morals hinted at in the first few episodes, but I really thought the latest episode was shit and I'm suspecting that the show will continue in this direction. If so then it's dropped, but I'll still get the OP single when it comes out.
|Pic still not related|
|This one frame comprises|
the entire visuals for ep 5
Kind of amusing, and it's not exactly much of a time investment to keep up with it (the ED is half the total episode length). The flash animation is dodgy as hell but it fits in well with the feel of the show.
What I dropped
I thought it was going to be a serious mystery show. Oh how I was mistaken.
It was nice to see Rie Kugimiya not being type-cast as usual, but the rest of the show just didn't stand out in any way whatsoever.
Something of an unpopular choice to drop seeing as everyone else is raving about it. While I get the humour on a cerebral level, I just don't find it particularly funny.
And that's it for the list. Feel free to tell me exactly how shit my taste is and I'll try my best to reciprocate. I'll probably do something similar for next season when it arrives, although I haven't had a proper look at all the upcoming shows yet.
Stormclouds are starting to gather overhead, so it's looking like I'll be able to postpone dying of heatstroke until tomorrow. Heat aside, I've actually had a pretty good last couple of days. On the weekend I caught up with an old high-school friend I'd fallen out of contact with for a while, and we played Civ IV over LAN all night. I don't think I've played any game over LAN for years now, but I had some good memories of playing Warcraft III with friends back in high school so it was quite a nostalgic experience. I'm still having some pretty severe motivation issues, but I'm just taking it easy and hoping that impending deadlines will eventually push me into getting some work done.