Howdy, folks. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, and since this here site has reviewed, well, anime…so let me go ahead and get the ball rolling with my thoughts on the near-ends of Star Driver, Bakuman and Squid Girl! More to come later, too.
This has actually been a pretty decent season for anime so far, at least with shows that are interesting (meaning: intriguing enough at least to make me pay attention) to watch. Nevertheless, most of the shows also are far from perfect despite being enjoyable. Let’s take a look at six shows so far…
Oreimo, perhaps the most surprising show of the season, has sparked a lot of discussion across the blogosphere. Is it a more realistic depiction of sibling life, at least compared to the rancidly moe depiction of little sisters in recent anime? Or is it just another incest-fest waiting to happen, as a jaundiced interpretation of the most recent episode might suggest? Heck, might it be a covertly Christian lesson in turning the other cheek and loving your enemies?
The World God Only Knows was one of my most anticipated shows of the Fall season, in large part because I already knew and loved the manga. (This is rare for me: I am much more of an anime watcher than a manga reader.) What makes it tick?
Gainax meets Powerpuff Girls/Dead Leaves/Adult Swim? Or something else altogether?
Kenichi Kasai returns to examining the lives of artists in this new JC Staff production, and its first episode already shows his trademark balance of humor and reflection.