I thought that this would be the year that everyone remembers as the year Crunchyroll got their hands on about half of the anime airing. But Crunchyroll appears to have a far less impression on the anime world than I originally thought they would. Is it because of the rather suspect quality of their streams and subtitles? As a subscriber myself I can certainly vouch for some very dodgy work on Book of Bantorra. Is it because they could only get their hands on the lower-quality anime airing? If you go to the tag cloud on Animenano, how many of the bigger tags are on Crunchyroll? Or is it because anime fans really are the biggest bunch of cheap-ass dickheads that the ANNfags claim they are? Ah well, at least Crunchyroll have Gintama and for that I will be eternally grateful.
Posts Tagged ‘Cross Game
There’s no way around a the fact that this season is just not very good. Thankfully we have plenty of anime still continuing on, and in the case of Cross Game and Umineko, two anime that are not only continuing on but also improving dramatically. The thing is, even with all these anime I’ve been dropping, I still haven’t had time to get back to Gintama. I watched the Jump Festa OVA, which is fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s wondering if they should start watching Gintama, so I’ve really got to get back into it ASAP. I’m about 100 episodes behind at this stage.
A note about my ratings: The rating that’s given is a reflection of how that anime has performed this month alone. For example, while Hetalia is a better anime than Umineko overall, this month of Umineko has been better than Hetalia.
Last month I said I would get myself a Crunchyroll account and finally get back into watching Gintama. However, with college starting, I’ve been quite busy (those parties are tough work ya know) and barely able to keep up with the weekly anime. However with Crunchyroll getting their hands of loads of anime this season (most notably Letter Bee, which I had my eye on blogging) I might actually give in this time. Gintama here we come!
One anime you won’t see in this list is Gintama. It’s not because it’s a bad show, oh far from it. Gintama is one of the greatest and most consistent anime comedies in existence. The problem is I’m stalled at episode 70 and I haven’t gotten a Crunchyroll membership yet. What’s stopping me is the fact that, thanks to region restrictions, I get only a fraction of the anime an American would get for exactly the same price! But I’m starting to give in. I really want to watch Gintama again.
Tags: Anime, bakemonogatari, Canaan, Cross Game, endless eight, Full Metal Alchemist, Full metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Guin Saga, Hetalia, hetalia axis powers, Pandora Hearts, princess lover, shangri-la, Sora no Manimani, Spice and Wolf, Spice and Wolf season 2, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Tokyo Magnitude, Umineko, Umineko no naku koro ni
I’ve been wanting to do these monthly roundup posts for a while now but I wanted to wait until I had a loyal following who genuinely cared about what I had to say. However after realising that I would never achieve that level of internet stardom I decided I would post them anyway.
I’m going to use my letter-grade system for these because I’ve found that this system works the best for me.
Hey guys! Are you ready to see the amazing set of facial expressions as shown by Azuma of Cross Game? Get ready for a barrage of screencaps…
My third bunch of first impression posts for this season. If you would like to read the whole lot, I’ve put up a ‘first impressions’ category off to your left. See, right there, the only one without capital letters. Not sure why WordPress won’t let me put capital letters on it but I’ve stopped trying to figure out what WordPress does to my posts long ago. On the other hand, Bokutachi no Blog has reached an impressive 400K hits, so thanks to all those people who somehow manage to find out site by typing ‘boobs’ into google.
My Rating System Explained!
A = If you watch anything this season, watch this
B = Very good, sometimes surprisingly so.
C = If you have the time, you should check this out
D = Not my kind of thing, I won’t be watching this
E = Bad. Very bad, ignore this show
F = Frustratingly awful