I have always wondered how one chooses a series that he/she would like to watch. Not counting the on-going titles, how do you look for Anime? Of course, enjoyment of the series as a whole is a given. But, what about other reasons?
Research? Okay. Word of mouth? Also common. How about a series’ opening/ending song? (included the links if you want to check out the OP/ED)
After giving my insights on what I am watching currently, I felt that it’s that time again to share a series that I have watched since way back. Yep, it’s time for another Quick Look.
This series that I will be talking about is rather “unique” in the sense, and I doubt that this kind of theme has been done in the past (well, it’s either that, or I am still wet behind the ears when it comes to anime) A rather hidden gem beneath the sand, it was only by chance that I discovered this anime.
So take a peek, and see for yourself what I am talking about. Here is, Bartender.
In my last post I discussed Kamisama no Memo-chou, and how Gosick set the bar for this specific type of anime. That being the case, a new challenger appears a little late, but proves to be rather promising as well.
My fourth, and last pick for my Summer 2011 lineup, Dantalian no Shoka
By the end of the Spring season, we witnessed the end of a well accepted series that, not only competed with the Mystery genre, but also set the bar to the “ordinary boy-encounters-extraordinary girl” type of story. Yes, I am talking about Gosick. I loved that series, not because of the detective aspect of it, but for the sheer presentation of it’s story. It made it to the top of my Winter lineup, along with Mahou Shoujo Madoka and Kimi ni Todoke II.
With the start of the Summer season however, another series takes a whack at using Mystery, and attempts to knock Gosick from its pedestal. From 1924 to the 21st century, my third pick, Kamisama no Memo-chou.
The Summer 2011 lineup didn’t start out with a bang, and is rather lackluster compared to the past season. However, every dark cloud has a silver lining. And a glimmer of hope appeared in the second title that I picked up.
In my last post, I said that I was feeling wary about discussing the Summer season titles. A lot of people believe that the Summer 2011 lineup is pretty bad. I don’t fully agree with that statement. I have totally been looking forward to some titles, and some of them have lived up to my expectations so far. So, wariness? Pffft. Who am I kidding? I’m stoked to talk about the four shows that I picked up. Compared to my Spice and Wolf post though, this may be a little rough, since I haven’t tried making a commentary about a series that is new, or hasn’t already finished yet. So I did my best in scouring the info that I need, to provide my insights on the shows.
With that said, how about I start with the first title that I watched out of my picks? This is, Blood-C.
(note: I actually made a rookie mistake and published an earlier version of this just a few hours before episode 3, so I rehashed it a little and just strikethrough’d some things I said for reference.)
Seeing that this is going to be my first ever post here, I was kind of wary to write something about the Summer season titles. I only picked up four shows from this season, and I don’t have enough background information about them, to make a decent commentary on their first episodes. That being said, I’m going to start off with a series that I know very well. It is one of my all-time favorite titles, and I have enjoyed it countless times in the past, as well as in the present. Some of you may already be familiar with it, some, may be not. So without further ado, here it is, Spice and Wolf.