I’m an anime slut

I’ve been watching quite a bit of anime lately. Of course there are those that are probably gonna go on for at least a few hundred more episodes: One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto (it’s been licensed for a while now – I’ve kind of got mixed feelings about that).

Anyway, I finished watching a couple of completed series. The first being Azumanga Daioh… animenfo.com sums it up nicely:

Azumanga Daioh is originally serialized in a very popular “Electric Shock Daio” manga. The story revolves around high school girls. Each main characters have colorful and attractive personality for comic fans, such as gifted 10 years old highschool girl, cool highschool girl, natural highschool girl, highschool girl with glasses and weird older teachers. Based on four panel comic, each episode is rather short around five minutes.

Azumanga Daioh also appeared as a short online movie, know as Azumanga Web Daioh. Apparently they were also giving out free DVD of a short movie in March and April edition of Dengeki Daio magazine.

That’s a pretty accurate description, I think. I thought it was pretty funny… goes to show that you can pull off a funny show without it being perverted (well, Kimura was a bit strange, but there’s always gotta be that one character, I guess). Had some cute characters, all likeable in their own way. I enjoyed it.

The next thing I watched was Samurai Champloo. This was a bit different from all the other fighting/action anime I’ve seen because of the little hip-hop elements in it.

Here’s the description from animenewsnetwork.com:

Age rating: Mature (May contain sex, drugs, and extreme graphic violence)
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Shounen

Plot Summary: Mugen is a fierce animal-like warrior with a unique Bboying (break-dance) inspired fighting style. Jin has a more traditional style but don’t think of this as a weakness because his skills are amazing. The two contrasting samurai warriors are far from friends, yet their separate paths seem to cross anyways. Mugen is wandering aimlessly through the city when he stumbles upon a teahouse where he meets Jin and Fuu (A ditzy waitress, but don‘t think she doesn‘t have anything hidden up her sleeves). Fuu convinces them both to come with her in search of a mysterious samurai that smells like sunflowers and their journey begins. This modernized hip-hop tale breaks the barriers of the common, historical, samurai anime.

There’s a lot of blood in this show compared to something like Naruto. I think at least one person got killed in every single episode. There were a whole bunch of brothel scenes in this series, but there wasn’t really any nudity or anything. They show stuff almost about to happen, but then they cut to some fighting scene or something, usually. The ending was pretty good, I think. I really enjoyed the fighting scenes in this show. 🙂

Now that I finished watching these, up next is Mai Hime/My Hime. I hope it’s good, but I’ll probably like it even if it’s not. 😛

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