atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#828: Minami-ke and other anime comments

Okay, Chiaki pisses me off.

Haruka is the oldest but we hardly see anything of her. Mostly the series seems to revolve around Kana and Chiaki. And even though Kana is the annoying stupid type, she's a more likable than Chiaki, who is either evil, or incredibly stupid in ways different than Kana is.

A guy gives Kana a love note; Chiaki convinces Kana the note is, in fact, a challenge to a fight. WTF. I can't tell whether Chiaki tells her this because that's what she actually thinks, or if it's because she hates Kana and wants to ruin things for her.

It's not obvious. It is obvious that Chiaki doesn't like Kana, though, so I am leaning toward "evil" rather than "stupid".

* * *

I'm getting near the end of Code E (damn it) and I'm still enjoying it.

I really am hampered by my desire not to discuss the plots of anime series I watch. I comment on what I think of the series, but can't really say why without giving away the store.

My problem is that when I really like a series, I enjoy everything about it, and I don't want to give away anything because I don't want to ruin the pleasure for others. Throwaway details I don't mind revealing, but I want people to enjoy even the minor plot points--and so I say little or nothing about the actual content of the series.

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I'm also getting near the end of Myself; Yourself. I don't know how the hell they can resolve anything in three episodes.

It's clear that the characters all have some serious issues, too. I'm half dreading the end of this series, because of School Days--already one character has nearly been killed by a crazy woman. Sana's issues--his reaction to seeing bloody knives, the wristwatch he never removes--have not been explained yet, as of episode 10.

This series has been less interesting than I'd hoped it would be. *sigh*

* * *

Finished Sky Girls, finally. It was a pretty good ending. I'd like to see the "next generation" in action even if they don't have the WORMs to fight any more.

* * *

Still, I have not seen anything with a very high rewatch factor lately. I don't know how many times I've seen Azumanga Daioh but I've been working through the DVDs again of late. I did watch Lovely Complex again while making video DVDs of them, and enjoyed it. But what else?

I'll watch Code E again; I know that. And Kaze no Stigma.

* * *

Although many "slice of life" series have come out since Azumanga Daioh, none that I've seen have measured up to it. Minami-ke certainly isn't as good. Neither was Hidamari Sketch.

* * *

Finally, Wonderduck's comments about Magical Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS led me to gank all 26 episodes from AnimeSuki. So I've got that waiting in wings for me.

We'll see how it goes, I guess.
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