TWENTY-TWO FREAKING EPISODES OF ANIME
at one sitting. I watched 7 eps of Lucky Star, 7 eps of Sky Girls, and 8 eps of School Days. At one sitting. Interrupted only by a Jack's self-rising crust "the Works" pizza and a blog entry. It's been a while since I did something like that.
Once I and my then-girlfriend sat down to watch a few episodes of the Tenchi Muyo! OVA series. We watched all 13 of the then-extant episodes. There was another time, back when fansubs came on videotape, that I watched several volumes of Marmalade Boy back-to-back on a Sunday afternoon. But this kind of marathon is very rare for me.
The other night, I figured I'd watch one ep of each series; normally, after watching stuff for a while, I feel sleepy and want a nap. This time I wasn't feeling tired, so I watched another troika; then another, and another...and the next thing I knew it was seven AM and I was just finishing ep 11 of School Days.
Well, there wasn't anything else I felt like doing. But twenty-two!
It works out to a smidge less than nine hours of anime.
Don't get me wrong; I enjoyed it thoroughly. The only thing wrong with Sky Girls is the opening theme; Lucky Star is a lot of fun and I discussed the virtues of School Days in the last entry.
I think part of it was the mix of genres. SG is an action show, with humor. LS is pure comedy. SD is pure drama. All of them have cute girls, of course. All three are well-executed, and there was no repetition of ideas or situations, so I was able to stomach watching more of each series. (Unlike Mamotte Shugogetten or Mary Bell.)
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The good news is that Lovely Complex ep 21 was finally released, just yesterday. I've already grabbed it and plan to enjoy it this evening, if I can.
Two series which I've been grabbing but haven't started watching: Seto no Hanayome and Hayate no Gotoku. I ask only one thing of them: "Please don't suck."
Besides that, the second season of Amanaideyo! has been waiting patiently for me to start watching it. The same is true of Happy Lesson Advance, ToHeart 2, Tokimeki Memorial, the live-action You're Under Arrest!, and the live-action Sailor Moon.
I saw in the Right Stuf catalog the other day that the Magic Knight Rayearth box set costs $54 from them and contains all episodes of both series of the show. That's a freaking steal (if you like magical girl shows, which I do).
The life of an otaku is fraught with peril. It's a full life if you don't weaken.