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New Season Thoughts Roundup
Monday, April 10, 2006

Having now watched six titles from the new season I have a fairly good idea what I shall be watching, what I shall be blogging and my thoughts on the six I have seen! So here's a bit of a brief roundup of my thoughts so far.

The good news is I have yet to watch something I have disliked which certainly is a step in the right direction when last season the only thing that vaguely appealed to me was Kasimasi.

Ouran High School Host Club - Now, I don't really tend to like bishy filled shows. I rarely find any appeal in them. However, this time round I have been (as I was with Fruits Basket) pleasantly surprised. This is better than Joshi Kousei and while I didn't laugh as much as in Strawberry Panic its undoubtedly a better quality show. The fact that a girl is going to be working as a Host for other girls has a slight air of yuri, and the cast in general were a funny bunch.

Strawberry Panic - Such trash, this show is such trash. And yet, I am actually looking forward to see more. Despite the more passionate imagery in Simoun, Strawberry Panic manages to be the anime with the most yurified vibe to it I have ever seen and because of this the humour never stops for me.

Simoun - Officially my show of the season so far, beautiful to look at, beautiful music and really great character designs. Having never delved into the one available chapter of its manga incarnation (Yuri Hime is a quarterly magazine so the chapters are slow coming), I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. But so far this surpasses all my expectations, I hope the plot grows into something fantastic.

Ray The Animation - I get the feeling Ray doesn't really know what it wants to be. Is it a serious dark medical drama? Is it a comic book action show? Either way one thing for sure is it has a lot of potential and is a title that surprised me a great deal.

Joshi Kousei - The main let down of the season for me so far. "LOL I fell and sat on your face" humour isn't going to work if that's the only joke this show can turn up. If it does manage to get its ass on course and actually replicate the manga well it may recover. This title is hovering close to droppage zone.

Black Lagoon - Dropped already based largely on the fact it has a bit too much of the old testosterone flying about. Levi is cool, really cool in fact she is perhaps the best character of the season so far for me. She is however not enough to redeem this show and put it into my tastes.

So What Am I Blogging?
Well, Strawberry Panic and Simoun are a definite really. Joshi Kousei (the other show on the index at the moment) is probably less likely to last unless episode 2 greatly improves on it. If the second episode fails my expectations either Ray or Ouran shall be taking it's slot (haven't decided on which yet). Currently Ray and Ouran blogging is set to "Infrequent" which means "When I can be bothered".

posted by Mangaminx On Monday, April 10, 2006  
  • On Tuesday, 11 April, 2006, Anonymous Tricky said…

    "a bit too much of the old testosterone flying about"

    i think ill be watching black lagoon this season then :D

    she reminds of a mixture of mao [fmp] and misato [gits], am i right?

    since you seem to describe as being abit ladish [think i made that word up] :P

  • On Tuesday, 11 April, 2006, Blogger Mangaminx said…

    She is a quite a great deal more unstable than both Mao and Motoko (I take it you got Motoko mixed up with Misato from EVA there). I liked her, (loony characters rule!) but shes far from perfect.

  • On Wednesday, 12 April, 2006, Anonymous tricky said…

    yer - i got muddled [not that i usually would] just motoko and misato are my two fav heroines [must have been day dreaming at the time ^^' ]

    unstable O.o in what way?

  • On Wednesday, 12 April, 2006, Blogger Mangaminx said…

    In that she grins like a Cheshire Cat while happily slaughtering people!

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