This accidentally fell out of her pocket when I bumped into her. Took me four goes.

Friday, June 08

Anime

Ano Natsu De Matteru - Fin

I previously wrote about this series back in January, and then a spaceship crashed on top of me and I died.

Or something like that.

Anyway, I just finished watching it, the first series I've finished since, I think, A Channel last October.  It's been that sort of year.

So, inconvenient spaceship collisions aside, what about the show?

It's pretty good.  Enjoyable.  It's a slow-moving nostalgia warm-fluffy one-hanky piece (has to be some drama involved) with cute girls (the boys are outnumbered eight-to-two among the regular cast), lush rural scenery, a weird little mascotty thing, and railcars.  So all the essentials are covered.

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Not much in the way of any actual plot, though.  That's not necessarily fatal; A Channel skated by on charm and won my heart.  Ano Natsu de Matteru is...  Well, it's nice.  It's a pleasant watch.  It's not going to set the world on fire, it's not a classic for the ages, but it's well-crafted and enjoyable, with some genuinely funny and surprising moments.

The ending doesn't try to resolve everything, but it does provide closure; I found it satisfying.  Watching episode 12 I couldn't remember if it was a 12 or 13 episode series, but no, that was it, no episode-long coda.  (Not that I would have minded.)

So recommended, yes.  You don't need to put it on the top of your watch list, but just the thing for a rainy weekend.

Three out of four little mascotty things, the same as I gave it originally.

Update: Steven took a look, and it pegged his angstometer.  So be warned on that respect.

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Friday, June 01

Anime

Mysterious Girlfiend X

It may help to think of her as a girl-shaped space bee.

The ick factor aside, this is not only the best-show-from-the-worst-premise for the season, it's possibly the best show starting this season.  Nice old-fashioned designs, great artwork, it moves at its own pace but without putting me to sleep (Hyouka).

Well, based on one episode, which is all I've had time to watch due to bizarre networking issues at my day job.

Oh, and minor spoiler:

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