It’s already been two weeks, since I did this little Blog thing here the last time, and I have to say, that I actually haven’t watched a lot. From the day after I released the Blog on, I had a Chinese exchange student that stayed at my house for around a week and at the same time school started again for me, which leads for a lot less time to actually Blog and watch Anime. Now let’s move on, to what I have been watching, since the last time that I have written something like this!
The first show I want to talk about, is not really a lot to talk, since I actually only saw the first episode of it. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls, is an OVA based off several games, that has been published just weeks ago and that I have started watching, but didn’t really get to finish it. I stopped after the first episode due to me having to and not because I was bored. The thing is, that the show actually was rather good and quite creepy which I really liked and so far I thought they did a really good job on it. I am going to finish at some point in time, but I am not yet sure, when that is going to be.
The second show is just as much to talk about, since I have only seen the first two episodes so far. This has another reason though, being that I am watching this show only over the internet with a friend of mine and I don’t think that I am going to touch this show without being in the same skype call as him. So far, Cardcaptor Sakura has been quite normal. It was one of the shows that set the standards for the magical Girl Genre and as such it seems to be one of those pretty normal shows. I still kinda like it, even though the characters sometimes act rather weird and some of the scenes are a little awkward to watch. In total it really is fun to watch and I am looking forward to seeing more of it!
The third show that I started watching is a show, that I am pretty much watching for the purpose of watching the Spin-Off! I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Raildex-Franchise, mostly about the spin-off called To Aru Kagaku no Railgun. The original show, that I just recently started, called Toaru Majutsu no Index, certainly doesn’t get as much praise as Railgun and while I haven’t seen latter yet, I have to admit, that I am enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. There are of course a few things that I have problems with, the biggest one being the main character. Kamyjo Touma is a character that only has one thing that really stands out, being just how generic he is. He gets better later on ( I am only in episode 14 so far, which means later on equals around episode 10), but that for me just hasn’t been enough to adjust just how much of an annoying character he was when the show started. I just feel like he has been overshadowed by most of the supporting characters. This of course doesn’t mean that it is bad at all! I like the plot of the story so far and the thing that actually might be best about the whole show, might be the sound. The Soundtrack is while being a little weird at times for the most part really well fitting and the Opening ranks pretty high on my Top Opening list! So far it has been far from perfect but still a very enjoyable Anime!
The next show is another Shounen that I started watching and actually is something that I went into almost knowing nothing about. I actually really like doing that, but more to this topic at some other point in time. Tegami Bachi or Letter Bee, is an Anime that so far still has to convince me. It has moments, when it gets quite good, but overall it just seems to be really generic. It fulfills many typical Shounen parts, such as the amount of fillers, the training and a lot more and shows it in one show. Some of the characters aren’t really likeable either and I just think that it hasn’t been amazing yet. I also only got to episode 6, so there’s still a long way to go for this and the main plot just started around an episode ago.
The last thing that I want to talk about, is not an Anime, but a Manga that I have finished around one week ago, which is called Di[e]ce. It actually took me quite a while to finish it, since I didn’t really want to spend too much money on Manga, so I bought them one after another and while it might be that it was due to me always having quite some time between every time reading the next Manga, it seemed really confusing to me. But that really wasn’t a bad thing to me, as I constantly was intrigued in the game they are playing in Diece. I hope that one day it is going to be adapted into an Anime, but that might still take some time before it happens.