Well, the spring season is pretty much out of the gate now. My Guaranteed watches have stayed guaranteed (which is funny, since I originally put Nyaruko there as a joke, but it’s actually probably the second best show of the season, much as predicted). Fate/Zero is looking as resplendant as ever, of course, though they changed Gil’s roflcopter into a space glider. Oh well.
As for the rest, well, Zombie Season II is typically making my eyes roll; since they’ve ignored any plot potential so far and are instead re-running their greatest hits. Which is sad to watch; really. Sure, it’s had a few chuckles, but its not original.
Acchi Kochi is… okay. Its actually a 4koma type thing, not a romance (although Io and Tsumiki are always lovey dovey and denying their feelings); and its got a couple of giggles out of me, I guess.
Shining Hearts takes its bread seriously. No really. Serious FUCKING BUSINESS. And besides that, I don’t think the show knows what to do with itself. They haven’t even made the main guys amnesia interesting so far. His harem seems awfully generic. Elves are cardboard cutouts. Only funny because I keep making stupid jokes about buns in the oven.
Kuromajo is indeed a kids show. I’d like to think otherwise, but nah, it is. Weird given its air time. Also, it spends the entire episode setting up its punchlines. Even if they’re half-size episodes thats not really gonna wash.
Accel World was never a great novel, in my opinion, and it feels similarly meh onscreen since they’re keeping things accurate. The author did a far better job with Sword Art Online; which I’ve heard is actually coming out next season. That might be worth the watch, but here? Not so much.
Sengoku Collection is an episodic tin of meh. Nobunaga is not funny, and clearly they’re doing some cliches each week with each of the ancient Japanese warlords making their way to Modern Japan. Its not even silly like Momo-Iro-Paradox.
Hyouka is not out until the 23rd, so we shall see about that.
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This lady is the latest addition to the D&D party; an ancient vampire girl from the history of Fafnir. She’s a master hexer and also an invoker of Simic. She was locked away for 80 years; and as a result, is still mostly clad in the old fashions (of giant ballgowns). She’s also the master of the Spectreshard, Ector and loves trolling people with undead summons.
As a slight D&D Note, its plausible I may eventually release my 4th Ed setting for general consumption, since I actually started crafting a Gazetteer for the world recently. Don’t hold your breath at the moment, mind.
As another side note, Aniventure Shimaihen is actually also progressing well for the first time in awhile. A fair bit has been done. Although a recent weird incident with one of my fonts suddenly having a casing spazz (which itself may well be related to me switching my system over to full Japanese mode rather than using Applocale all the time) may cause a slowdown as I search for a freely usable alternative.
Anyway, that’s all for now, keep it real.