Monday, 6 October 2008

End of Summer

my summer ended with 12 series wrapping up, following the last episode of Allison to Lillia airing last week.

actually, most of them started during Spring, so it had been a good 6 months of great anime, along with a few others that i really did pick up in the Summer season.

what was definitely great was of course Macross Frontier and Code Geass R2. i'm gonna miss watching both of them, macross cos of all the fantastic music and great mecha scenes, and geass for all the suspense and plot-twists that had my head spinning.

i was quite surprised that D.Gray-man ended with ep103, especially since they were getting to the good part in the manga. but i guess they didn't have enough materials to last for another season.

but i thought i should mention abt Someday's Dreamers S2. surprisingly, i didn't drop this after the 1st episode. in fact, i look forward to watching new episodes on crunchyroll, probably cos it reminds me of ARIA. (both are slice-of-life styled anime)

the 2 other series i picked up along the way was Natsume Yujinchou and Xam'd: Lost Memories. i almost didn't watch natsume cos the video quality of ep1 was so bad on tudou that i thought the series was bad. thank goodness i decided to give it another chance on crunchyroll.

you can basically sum up the plot in Xam'd with this equation:
(another) confused boy being thrown in the middle of a war + he gets ingrained with a seed that gives his body a super armor + mysterious girl who apparently knows what is going on + boy goes on trip of self-discovery with mysterious girl's nakama.

it's a sure-proof plot that you probably have seen before (think Dragonaut, RahXephon, Zegapain), but at least the character designs are better than Dragonaut. and although i'm still very confused about what is happening, it's still keeping me interested enough to continue watching.

as for the other series that ended, you can check out the side-bar under the completed list.

and just for the record.

i'm NOT going to pick up any 4th season of Zero no Tsukaima.

this is a reminder to myself.

DO NOT going to pick up any 4th season of Zero no Tsukaima.

as much as many others enjoy this show, it (or rather, Louis) is really starting to annoy me.

with that, i'm still frantically watching the new Fall anime series. for the 12 series i've finished, i've another 12, and probably more, that i plan to watch over the next 3-6 months.

watch out for my next post on the new Fall season.

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