The Anime Watchlist – June 2010

Finished Series / Watched Movies

Sora no Woto
Well, I went into it feeling it was following the progression of Haruhi -> Lucky Star -> K-On -> Sora no Woto, and I wasn’t too far off. So, logically next will be a military-based girls series, with the chance of finishing the loop and one of them being able to change events by her willpower.

Evangelion 2.22 – You Can (Not) Advance
At this rate, the Rebuild series of movies will eclipse the original Neon Genesis Evangelion, and could be in some very high-rated company when it comes to anime series. The reboot has dropped jaws of everyone I’ve talked to that’s seen it, and is definitely in the company of some of my top series. My only issue is that I’ve said the same thing about another series in the last year, Kara no Kyoukai, but the route the last movie took brought my opinion of the series down so much it’s surprising. Let’s just put it this way, though: if a movie has a song sung by children on the OST that you have a hard time listening to because of how intense it’s associated scene was, there might just be something special to the movie.

New Series

Nothing, really. I’ve really been not watching much in recent months, and just cruising on what I’ve already started.

Actively Watching

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
For all the things I like and don’t like about it, the ending sequence is really coming off as being an order of scale above the pace that the rest of the series had been setting, and it really isn’t pulling it off very well. Despite the massive “ability” fights looking through the past episodes, the stuff right now just has this overarching feel of going too much beyond the tone of the series as it’s been thus far.

Passively Watching

Bakemonogatari, Shakugan no Shana S
Both of these fall under the “there hasn’t been anything new for a while” banner.

Naruto: Shippuuden
Yeah, I’m about 70 episodes behind at this point; I should really look at marathoning this thing sometime, as I haven’t heard anything bad about the direction the series is moving.

Bleach
Here’s my problem: I finished the filler arc, and am still reading the manga as it’s being released. The series got back to the story, and it just seems a little boring in comparison to where the manga has already reached. So, I’m a little slow here.

Dropped

Nothing, but that’s more just because there hasn’t been anything added to my list to drop.

Looking forward to…

Umineko Chiru in 2011. Seriously, the stuff from the past two quarters hasn’t interested me in the slightest. That, though I’ll probably watch The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya once it is on DVD. I really should start watching some older stuff I have, or rewatch Evangelion one more time before I say something stupid like “it’s been eclipsed”…oh, wait.