(Planned) April Viewing – Anime Edition

To quote the Mick of March “I got a fair bit watched this month. But as always, about half of it wasnt on “the list”. Upon reflection I think that may be because nearly everything I had listed in the previous article was either a) depressing, b) “srz biznez” or c) both. To be honest, sometimes I just want to throw on something thats just enjoyable. Whether its fun, light-hearted, mindless action or all of the above. Which is what most of my “unscheduled” viewing was.” As with so many things in my life I can easily identify the problem but seem incapable of addressing it. Well thats perhaps too much wangst for this kind of post, so on to the anime Continue reading…

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(Planned) March Viewing – Anime Edition

I got a fair bit watched this month. But as always, about half of it wasnt on “the list”. Upon reflection I think that may be because nearly everything I had listed in the previous article was either a) depressing, b) “srz biznez” or c) both. To be honest, sometimes I just want to throw on something thats just enjoyable. Whether its fun, light-hearted, mindless action or all of the above. Which is what most of my “unscheduled” viewing was. I’ve also decided that instead of just listing what I watched I’ll throw down a few lines on what I thought of it. These will likely be too short to even count as a mini-review. Continue reading…

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(Planned) February Viewing – Anime Edition

Why no January version? Because I am lazy, I was sick and the “Best Of 2010” series of posts is proving a right pain in the hole to write. I also watched fuck all anime during January so there didnt seem to be much point. But I want to cut back on reading manga and I’m taking an extended break from reading, playing, running or thinking about table top roleplaying so that should free up even more time. Which I shall fail to anything productive in. But which I will hopefully use to catch up on my (fucking monstrous) “To Watch” pile. I mean I havent even seen Code Geass Season 2 or any of Gundam 00. So without further ado here is the selection of thirty shows I’m allowed to choose from in February (I know I’m going to finish writing this, post it and then watch something not on the list). Continue reading…

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(Planned) December Viewing – Anime Edition

While I was banging through the shows at the beginning of the month my re-subscription to World of Warcraft half way through November more or less fucked my viewing plans (and all other plans I had). So I didnt mange to get through a lot of the stuff from the last entry. God I wish I could say it was because I was busy with Nanowrimo as opposed to World of Warcraft, but thats a topic for a different entry. Considering Cataclysm is out in less than forty eight hours I imagine this month will be even worse. Still some kind of plan is better than none at all. Continue reading…

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(Planned) November Viewing – Anime Edition

Almost exactly a month ago I posted an entry outlining my planned viewing for October, followed a few days later by an update.. Im planning to do the same thing for November. Though hopefully I’ll get everything correct in this first post so I wont need the update. First I’ll outline what can be crossed off the old list and what “off-road” viewing I engaged in before moving on to a look at whats on the card for the next thirty days. As Im planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month I dont think I’ll get quite as much watched this month. But we shall see what transpires. Continue reading…

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(Re) Watching Naruto Shippuden: Episodes 001 – 006

So Ive decided to (finally) catch up on Shippuden in order to avoid any story based spoilers while playing Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. I’ve seen the first thirty or so episodes before. But it was so long ago that I can only remember the rough outline events. Anyhow I have to make it to episode 176 so watching an extra twenty or thirty episodes doesnt really make that much of a difference. In theory I should have been banging through thirty or so episodes a day in order to be prepared for the games release on Friday. But due to this and that Im afraid that as of the moment (2:38 AM Wednesday morning) I have managed to get through six episodes. Continue reading…

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October Viewing – Anime Edition – Oversights and Updates

Well October’s viewing schedule is off to a good start. Watched all of Bakemonogatari yesterday and today, and I have to say, its going to be tough for what comes next to live up to that standard. It really was uniformly excellent. But in a one step forwards, two steps back stylee I realised that I’d left one or two entries out of the last post. Partly because Im rather forgetful and partly because I hadnt realised some of them had finished translation. I think I’m going to go with something relatively low on emotional intensity and thinking and high on crazy shit next, possibly High School of the Dead or Heroman. Continue reading…

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(Planned) September/October Viewing – Anime Edition

When brainstorming about a Top 10 Anime list I realised that Im several months behind in my anime viewing, the tragic consequence of living with other people sucking up ones time, as such there are several anime which would quite possibly make it onto this list (K-ON!, Code Geass R2, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Bakemonogatari, etc.) that I havent got around to watching yet. I do plan to most watch of them during September, so I thought I’d go ahead and make a list because a) the minutiae of my life is amazingly interesting and b) because some people may also wish to see these and if so are welcome to call around. Continue reading…

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