I haven't actually been watching that much anime since my last anime post, but I came back from Japan with a big list of titles to look into, so I figure this is a good time to bridge the time gap.
Stalled but plan to finish someday:
- Hunter x Hunter - I love this show, what more is there to say? I've mostly gotten used to the new voices, although Biske still sounds weird. I am woefully behind - still working through the Greed Island arc. Given where the manga stands, I think the series will end before I catch up. And then it's back to waiting for the mangaka to get off his lazy ass to release 5 more chapters before the next hiatus. 9_9
- Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist - A fairly typical supernatural bishounen series with BL undertones, but that doesn't take itself too seriously and has some good comedy moments. Ultra-practical protagonist turns out to be a descendant of Solomon with the right to choose the next king of Hell, but he barely believes in demons and doesn't really care about their succession fight. Of course they gather around him and start masquerading as his schoolmates anyway.
- K - I'm concerned about its low ratings on AniDB, but there are some
hotintriguing characters I would like to know more about. So far it's your typical "bonyari high school student is more than he seems, and more than he knows" cryptic whatever story, with nothing particularly notable, but I'm only two episodes in. The chase with the neko was hilarious, though.
- Amnesia - Based on an otome game, so I don't have high hopes, but so far it's at least kept my interest. Girl wakes up without her memory, but she works at a maid/butler cafe with hot guys and is trying to figure things out without letting them know she's lost her memory.
- Inu x Boku S.S. - Cute supernatural romance series. The setup is ridiculous, but doesn't get in the way if you don't focus on it. I liked watching Ririchiyo agonize over things, and there were a lot of sweet moments. Recommended.
- Moyashimon Returns - Same Moyashimon craziness as the original. I started watching for the cute microbes, obviously, but I actually love the characters and hilarious situations, too. Recommended.
- Shin Prince of Tennis - It's PoT. Like the original series, introduce some more super-strong characters, that outclass everyone you've known so far. There were some twists in the training camp setting, and some really hilarious filler-ish episodes. Will be interested to see how things progress once more manga comes out and they make the inevitable sequel.
- Fate/Zero - It was a good series, though could get very dark at times, and I'm sure fans of the Fate series were much more satisfied with it than the original Fate/stay night anime (I hear they're remaking it) but the ending was pretty "WTF" from my perspective. Also, I knew it wouldn't end well, but got really attached to all the characters so that aspect sucked. Good, but recommended only if you want to get into the entire Fate universe.
- Un-Go - Weird, dark series, but I enjoyed the individual episodes. There was no closure at the end of the run, though, and a lot of unanswered questions.
- Sengoku Basara - I don't remember when I finished watching this and whether I wrote about it, so I put it on the list. This series is crazy but really, really funny. I'm surprised I can still look at sengoku historical figures the same way after this. Have I ever mentioned I love flamboyant characters with bad English?
Stalled but plan to finish someday:
- Guilty Crown
- Kemono no Souja Erin
- Shin Koihime Musou
- Natsume Yuujinchou
- Spice and Wolf II