My head is currently killing me with a combination of dizziness, nausea and general headache… What better time to put together a new blog post? I figure that if I’m well enough to do this, I should be fine going to work tomorrow. I just hope it hasn’t impacted on my ability to accurately rate anime!
I feel I’m back in the swing of things now, at last. All 18 shows aired as normal this week, and I’m up to date with them all, posting this only a day after the latest of them (Wizard Barristers) aired. The rankings themselves will still be a bit skewed, owing to last week’s mass hiatus, but I can live with that~
A bit of a quiet week, anime-wise, with Gin no Saji S2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Nobunaga the Fool AND Samurai Flamenco all taking a short break. I’m not complaining though, since it makes it that much easier for me to catch up! It did make my usual list format look a little unbalanced though, so I’ve shrunk the green and red zones to four series as opposed to the usual five… not that they actually mean anything!
There also seems to be a lot more upward movement than usual this week, can’t imagine why… I’m not sure the arrows are of much use when several shows are missing, the perfect example being Phi Brain S3′s four rank ‘climb’ to last place, but I’ve yet to figure out an easy way of working around that. Meh, it doesn’t happen often.
Still have electricity, images are displaying correctly on WordPress again, and I was finally able to sample a few more of the season’s shows! I had a look at six first episodes altogether, but the two that really stood out, and that will be joining my list from this week onwards, were Witch Craft Works and Noragami!
As usual though, I’ll be stalling two series to make room for these late entries. And after a lot of thought, the two I settled on were Nobunagun and Space Dandy. Phi Brain was never in any danger, despite coming dead last four out of the previous five weeks, Hamatora appealed more to my sense of humour and has some promise in the plot department as well, while Nobunaga the Fool… simply too pretty to go. Chances are I’ll marathon both when they’re finished, since there’s only 6 – 8 episodes left to go, but I no longer feel much of a desire to keep up with them weekly.
I booked last Thursday off, in hopes of checking out a few of the Winter season’s first eps that I didn’t get around to. And what happens? More storms, more power cuts, and a wasted day of annual leave that I won’t be getting back. I can only assume that fate is trying to prevent me from watching one of the aforementioned first episodes. Perhaps the world would end if I watched Sakura Trick? Maybe there’s a really good reason why I should never watch the Nationals arc of Saki, one so vitally important that nature itself would prevent me from doing so? Or I could just be overthinking things. Again.
Regardless, though I do now have electricity and internet again, WordPress seems to be playing up for me – I’m only seeing a couple of random images here and there, whereas my blog’s banner and all my other screencaps are refusing to display. To get around this, I’ll be hosting images on Photobucket for this and any other new posts I make until the issue is sorted out.
I had the draft version of this post ready a full week ago… kept meaning to write it up and post it, but suddenly I found myself spending my evenings playing through The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, barely leaving enough time to watch anime, let alone write about it! Fortunately, I finished the game on Friday (it was no Link’s Awakening, but was still pretty good), so am back to the usual schedule.
So I noticed upon re-reading last week’s post that a lot of the episode numbers were incorrect – not the new shows, they’re easy to spot since they were all on two eps, but a few of the older ones (Yowamushi Pedal and Golden Time for example) were the same as in Week 1. Apologies for that, shouldn’t happen again now that I’ve virtually caught up and can focus on one week’s worth of episodes at a time.