Part 2 is somewhat of a mishmash of awards. I started out just having multi-character awards but while figuring out where everything went I realized I needed a spot to place various awards that didn’t fit anywhere else.
I start with the character awards partly because I feel once a show establishes a great cast of characters then it’s 70% of the way to ensuring that I’ll like it. And it doesn’t matter what type of show, any show can be improved with good character development.
I’m always on the lookout for anime shows that are different; partly because I like shows that are different and partly because it becomes harder to get bored of shows that aren’t different since they only make up part of what I watch. This anime was an example of being slightly different, not really different like Kaiba – just slightly different.
Final Series Score: 11/12 10.5/12 Strong A
Rewatchablity: med – high
Pros: great chemistry between Ryoko and Izumida, instrumental OP/ED, nice animation, entertaining and fun to watch
Cons: the cases involve creatures found in B-movies – giant animals, undead, killer robots and plants, etc. – which might be too absurd for some, the show feels very unconnected at the beginning
There was plenty of good anime this week but the highlight of my anime watching isn’t any of the shows listed below. I decided it was about time to rewatch Lucky Star and so I did. One of things that I was most wondering about was how I would enjoy the early episodes. When Lucky Star came out, I didn’t much like it at first but it slowly grew on me. On this rewatch, I found myself laughing and enjoying it from the start – even the 6 minute scene on how to eat a choco coronet garnished more than a few chuckles this time. When I finish expect a series review – now onto this week’s new anime.
I know people from all over visit this blog but did anyone else feel autumn making it’s presence felt last week? Where I live we had one night’s low dip into the 40’s (~9° C) unexpectantly and it instantly felt like fall. I mention this because fall is such a melancholic time of the year and it puts me in the mood for certain shows. For instance, I started rereading Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou last week. Onto the anime-watching front, it was a relatively light week and that, along with suddenly feeling like fall is upon us, allowed me to finish up my top picks of summer and fall preview entries.
The second part of my picks for the summer season of anime is two countdowns: one for the best new shows and one for the best continuing shows.
If I had drawn up this countdown last week, it would have been different. The recent episodes of Natsume have really made the case for it getting the rank it has. Also, my recent catch-up on Nabari no Ou has really improved my opinion of the series.