Sunday, August 21, 2011

This Week's Watch: 8/14 - 8/20

This week was a good week for anime viewing.  I got several items in the mail so I had plenty of material to watch and I had a little extra time off, so I was able to catch a couple good shows this week.  I usually order anime from Rightstuf and since I live a state away from their facility, I get things quite a bit earlier than some people.  So this week's show is technically still not released as of this typing, but I know plenty of other people have been enjoying it.  One I watched this week was Spice & Wolf 2, but that was forgettable, so my pick this week would be:

The end credits are impressive.
I finally got the second (or third, depending on whether you consider one a movie) and final movie to the series Eden of the East, or Paradise Lost.  To prep for it, I watched the 11 episode series, the King of Eden movie, and then Paradise Lost.  Overall, I am mostly satisfied with it.  Paradise Lost is quite a bit better than the King of Eden, but the ending still didn't completely satisfy me.  It did close out the series and there is some finality to it, but it wasn't what I was expecting.  The climax of the series was very brief and though it was exciting, it just doesn't completely make up for the slower portions.

My theories about the game and Mr. Outside were almost wrong, but my biggest irk is that aside from a couple of the Selecao, maybe three, and maybe I should say this is a slight spoiler, no one freaking dies.  I mean panties didn't die (Don't get me wrong, I like panties, but his death would have been a nice plot line), number five didn't die (From the King of Eden movie), and the other possible deaths are far from confirmed, but assumed nonetheless.  Also, the suspense just sort of up and left after the end of the series.  Now I'm not saying Paradise Lost is bad, don't get that impression, I just think the series should have taken a slightly different direction.

But I've gabbed on enough.  I actually have an entry planned about overviewing the series and overthinking some of the aspects of it.  I can't swear it will be up tomorrow (I'm extremely busy today through Tuesday), but I am working on it.  Please look forward to it! *Anime bow*

What did you watch this week?

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