Alright, things happened and before you know it, several months have passed. I was busy traveling for work for the last one month and a few months before I was busy with work projects. When you’re swarmed with work and used up most of your brain capacity during the day, the last you need is to use more of your brain to come up with an article or two. All you want to do is sit back, relax and enjoy anime.
At least, that’s what I’d do.
During the times when I have Internet access and not traveling, I managed to keep up with all the anime that I was following including Durarara x2, Sore ga Seiyuu!, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, Aoharu X Kikanjuu, Baby Steps 2, Gangsta., Working, Ore Monogatari and a personal favorite Wakako-zake. If I missed out anything on the list, that’s probably because the anime is not interesting enough for me to remember it.
Now, I’ll admit this. I sampled Wakako-zake because I know Sawashiro Miyuki voices the main character and she’s one of my favorite voice actress. Turns out, the short series is a very enjoyable with a simple approach to showcase food in Japan. I shall write a post on this series because I love it that much!
Gangsta. started off strong for being one of those “different” anime. It has different style, different storyline than most things I’m watching. I thought of the series as interesting with not too much violence. Just enough to keep me going. On the other hand, Aoharu X Kikanjuu was one of the least liked anime on my watch list but continued to watch weekly to fill in the calendar. It got pretty exciting towards the end but the ending still pisses me off.
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime and Ore Monogatari are the sort of anime you’d want to watch to get that feel good feeling. There’s this sense of “fuwa-fuwa”ness in each episodes and they make us feel that the world is a better place by giving us a fairy tale like stories.
If you watched Shirobako, Sore ga Seiyuu! is what I would say as a reasonably good must watch “add-on”. If Shirobako paints the intense world of anime production, Sore ga Seiyuu! paints the struggles of voice actresses who are vital parts of the anime production industry. I used to think that seiyuus only voice anime and game characters. This series said otherwise. I guess you could say it helps increasing your knowledge about the anime industry we all love.
The second cour of Durarara x2 turned out much more fascinating that the first cour with me feeling the familiar Durarara is finally back. The different perspectives of events unfold, the internal monologues of different character and the sheer suspense of mysteries around Ikebukuro.
Now, let’s move on to other sequels. It’s great to finally to see progress and growth in some of the characters in Working!!! although I’m starting to feel detached from the series. I don’t mind if there’s no fourth season, but I’d still watch it if there is. I think this where the series is heading for me personally. Baby Steps 2, however, remain a strong personal favorite for the intensity, fighter spirit and sportsmanship in tennis.
That sounds like a mouthful of updates anime wise. I must say though, this is the first time in my entire anime watching history, I attempted to watch at least one anime per day. That means I get to watch anime every single day every week during the whole of summer anime season. I’m lucky there are enough likeable titles to get me going.
Will I repeat this attempt again? I don’t know. Fall anime season doesn’t look very promising…