Bunch of ramblings & winter season preview
January 16, 2009
#1 Director Akitaro Daichi‘s new television series Yume wo Kanaeru Zou (The Dream-Granting Elephan) has already aired its first episode on January 13th. If the name Akitaro Daichi doesn’t ring a bell, he directed Fruits Basket, Bokura Ga Ita, and Now and Then Here and There. Enough said. Why is no one talking about this. Why isn’t it even listed at ANN database? I guess I shouldn’t be expecting subs any time soon.
#2 So I hear Crunchyroll will air the epic classic Galaxy Express 999 on weekly basis for free. Good news? That depends. As for me,
And to make it even better,
“Thanks for everyone who stuck with us! Live-eviL is dropping Galaxy Express 999 TV effective immediately.” – Live-eviL fansub
Galaxy Express 999, Legend of Galactic Heroes, and Snow Queen were three of the classics I had my eyes on for a while. O well.
#3 I try to catch first episodes of several from each season that looks interesting. Following them is another matter. Here are what I’ve caught so far:
– Kurokami: epitome of mediocrity. Not interested.
– Maria+holic: Never mind the premise, I love the art direction. Shinbo is a genius. Following.
– Akikan: And so tragically ends Brains Base’s 18 months streak of awesome that was Baccano!, Kure-nai and Natsume Yuujinchou. Funny first episode though (not sure how long that will last). Withheld for now.
– Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou: Natsume Yuujinchou we know and love is back and I can’t possibly see this failing. Definitely following.
– Ride Back: There is much hype about this that I consider unworthy. Nothing too impressive on aesthetics, just a more polished version of what you see everyday (and character designs are ugly). Have to admit though, when she jumped off the road instead of breaking, that was breath-taking. Other than that, nothing much to comment about, so stalled for now.
– Genji Monogatari Sennenki Genji: noitaminA. Dezaki Osamu (Rose of Versailles, Snow Queen. etc). Sauce= The Tale of Genji. O I love it when I can say so little yet so much ^_^. Definitely going to check out the first episode, but I’m most likely going to save the whole series for later.
I also managed to watch first episode Casshern Sins. No idea what the hell’s going on, but that’s always good. And the visuals are stunning.