This top portion will always say the same thing. The Quick Update section is what’s really being updated with new content.
This is my way of keeping myself organized. I’ll be limiting myself to 5 anime at a time. I can’t start a new one until I’ve finished at least one of the five on this ever changing list. When I finish one I’ll make a post about it, though depending on how long the series is, I might make a post in the middle of the series.
I’ll be keeping track of each anime and the episode I’m on both on this blog and on MyAnimeList (MAL). Below, there’s a link to MAL so you can look at all the things I’m currently watching, have watched, plan on watching and how I ranked each anime.
I don’t want to watch only recent series, so at least one or two of these entries will be about some throwback series. The rest will be relatively recent (let’s say released in the last 3 years).
WARNING: Due to the content of some of the anime I am currently watching, this post might not be suitable for all ages. If you continue to read on, you are doing so at the risk of tainting your mind (which, once again, is not my fault).
Yes, I know, I didn’t update last week… I could’ve, but I didn’t. Trying to find the motivation to sit down and type was hard, so it didn’t happen until now… while I’m on vacation with my folks.
Why I’m dropping Cutey Honey F
So, I have a rule where I give an anime 3 episodes to catch my interest. This anime, unfortunately, failed to do that. It’s not that it’s a bad anime, it’s just too similar to Sailor Moon. Like… extremely similar to Sailor Moon. I think it’s the same anime production studio that did the animation for Sailor Moon, so the characters look the same,and the structure of each episode is the same. In almost every episode of both series, it starts off with some theme, like a new type of clothing brand becomes the latest hot trend. Somehow, this new trend has something that the bad guy wants. Of course, the heroine or one of their friends is participating in this trend. The bad guy makes their move and our heroine comes in and saves the day with some move they learned earlier in the series. The episode ends. This formula continues for like… 12 episodes, and then the main character learn a new move and the whole thing happens again for another 12 episodes. It just gets really repetitive. Both Sailor Moon and Cutey Honey F share this exact same structure. With that and the same art style and the obvious love interest, I just couldn’t do it. I think I’ll have to try Cutey Honey F again at a later time. I just finished a season of Sailor Moon and it’s just too soon. Maybe in a couple of years, when I’ve rinsed the taste of 90’s magic girl out of my mouth (my mind went straight to the gutter when I wrote that. It makes a lot of sense, considering the anime I’m talking about, though 🙂 ).
What is taking Cutey Honey F’s place?
I’m taking another suggestion from a friend. Log Horizon will be replacing Cutey Honey. I know I should be replacing this old anime with another oldish anime, but this was repeatedly suggested and they kept asking so I’m adding it to the list. When I finish one of these other anime, I’ll be adding another older anime into the mix again.
I’ve already started a few episodes of this anime and it definitely passed the 3-episode test. I’m fine with it being another anime based around characters being stuck in a video game as long as it does it right. By right, I mean something with reasonable justifications for what happens and so far it seems to be doing that. I know they’re not going to be explaining every little detail, but if it’s relevant to the plot, I expect it to make sense, within context. I know I’m being picky, but if it’s not a mindlessly stupid anime, sometimes I just want the story to flow.
I had forgotten how this anime left off, but a few minutes in and I was reminded why I like this series so much. I’d been waiting for the second season of this to come out on Netflix: thank god they don’t do weekly releases and instead drop the entire season all at once. I really want Sato to win: I don’t think the government should be experimenting on the Ajin. How could they not consider them citizens? They were born in that country, right? I realize that hasn’t stopped certain governments from experimenting on their own citizens, so I guess this is to be expected. The few agencies shown have yet to produce any likable characters.
Those reviews of past anime I’ve watched are coming at some point and I do plan on making more BlackAnimeGirl posts at some point. Coming up with intriguing content is hard, so if anybody has anything they want me to talk about, I’m all ears.
I haven’t forgotten about the blackanimegirl.com part either, I’m just trying to figure out how that works with Google knowing that both domains are pointing to the same website when it comes to website ranking. It’s all very confusing and I don’t want to mess it up, but I swear I’m working on it.
Also, I plan on going to another anime convention, because I really have nothing else to do with my vacation days besides going to visit my family, and I want to cosplay at this one. I’ll give more details on this convention later. You know it’ll probably be in Ohio somewhere, which eliminates a lot of options.
This Month’s Anime
2/25 episodes watched
Ajin (Season 2)
3/13 episodes watched
Magic Kaito 1412
0/24 episodes watched
One Punch Man
0/12 episodes watched
Ao no Exorcist
0/25 episodes watched
Let me know what anime you’re watching now! Anything you recommend? I’ll add it to my ever growing anime list.