More My Love Story!! (still very fun and I'm really impressed by the English dub) and started on my old Funi DVD set of Hell Girl Season 1 which is a contemplative and engaging ride so far (the dub's pretty great too), I don't tend to watch horror series more than once but I'm sure this is worth watching once. I know not everyone was happy with the second and third seasons, since they aren't dubbed I guess it will depend on just how good they are as to whether I watch them after S1. I also started rewatching Kaiba on my old Australian import DVD set, it's a great show and I am looking forward to rewatching certain particularly beautiful scenes as they come up. One of these days I'll import the Discotek BD/DVD combo pack
Magic Knight Rayearth OVA
Dark and gritty remake. Its very different and I preferred the series but I still enjoyed it a lot.
Dramatic to say the least. Enjoyed it a lot. Given what if heard about the premise I thought it was going to be a silly comedy so for it to turn out to be a full on emotionally complex drama was a surprise but a welcome one. Sure it has it's fair share of contrived situations but its still a good watch.
No Guns Life 2nd Season episode 23 Sonic and trigger
The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED episode 10 PlayStation controller lasers.
Maria Watches Over Us Season 4 episodes 1-13 & Shorts (Complete. This final season mainly focuses on Yumi and Toko’s friendship. Toko came across as meddlesome in their early appearances but is fleshed out more here as a more tragic backstory emerges.
Overall, this series has been a solid viewing experience, handling its melodrama well for the most part and providing some engaging character studies. A recommended purchase if you can get a good price for the Blu Ray collection.) 3.5/5
Maybe not the most cleverly written, but 16 stood out as being a bit darker than usual - no elaborate heist, just a simple stick up to grab a large amount of cash, and the villain meeting a rather nasty end offscreen.
Laid Back Camp ep5-6 (rewatch)
It struck me this time that CR translated Yakitori as ‘chicken skewers’, rather than just leaving it as the name of the dish. Not that I’m complaining, it just makes me curious about where the translators draw the line with these kind of things.
A really good run of episodes and watching episode 5 again it is still one of my favourite episodes of 80's TV mecha and is suitable dark for this period of mecha anime. Watching it again I'm reminded of just how good the first half of Layzner is.
Finished Hell Girl Season 1 and I think I'm now on episode 20 of My Love Story!!, both are great I was actually really impressed by how HG developed over the first season and I'm gonna definitely at least try watching Season 2, I really want to see more of the world and characters. I'm really enjoying My Love Story!! as well, I am aware of the more common criticisms made of it as a series and having watched most of it I don't think they are entirely accurate/fair and at any rate, I am having a whale of a time with the series it's so fun and cute and romantic and it cracks me up XD Nice to watch two such contrasting shoujo series at the same time as well! I'm not sure what I'll watch next but I would like to watch something else from my current physical disc anime backlog... I'm gonna make a list of all the titles which I may post here for the curious.