Friday, December 16, 2005
In the Wake of the Week (#3)
Random thoughts on anime I watched this week (aka that I'm too lazy to blog properly):
Kiddy Grade (through the end): I liked the series overall, but it's kind of funny that stealing the most powerful (and doubtlessly expensive) spaceship ever created can be accomplished by a guy walking off with a single key. There's not even an alarm system--so a Chevy Impala has better anti-theft protection than the Kiddy Grade version of the Death Star?
Karin (ep 6): More good development of the relationship between Usui and Karin, as Usui starts to open up a little. Next episode looks like the weirdo with the feather in his hat is going to appear--can't say if this will be a good thing or not, but since I'd rather see more time spent on Usui-Karin, I'm guessing not. Still, maybe a rival will spur Usui to take some action...
Nanoha As (ep 6): More background story on Hayate, it's easy to see how the guardians of the Book came to like her and why they're determined to fill the pages of the Book of Darkness. It's good to see Nanoha, unlike a lot of mahou shoujo series, doesn't paint the world in purely black and white. I remember an English teacher once saying it's easy to write purely evil bad guys, but harder to write bad guys who are bad for a reason.
Aria (ep 7-8): One of the many undines whose name starts with A-sempai, from Himeya, is strict when she's training, but it's really strictness because she cares. That's right, even a kick in the nuts can become a warm memory when you consider the special feelings that went behind it. That's what I got out of episode 7, anyway. Episode 8 is all about Aria-shacho, the cat that makes pig noises and weighs too much--so I have to admit I skipped it.