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With the new season now underway and having watched a lot of anime and dramas in the past week, I’ve decided to make some changes to the schedule. For Fridays, which used to be when sola aired, I’m going to start blogging the new drama Yamada Tarou Monogatari. I’ll talk more about this soon when I write up the first episode, but it reminded me of everything I loved about Hana Yori Dango, without all of the frustrating back-and-forth love crap from the second season. On Mondays, I’m going to be dropping Idolmaster and won’t be replacing it with anything. For those of you curious, today’s episode was about stopping a raging Imber, and the tactics used included dressing all the girls up in revealing outfits (though the final scene did have Haruka getting jealous of Chihaya for being in the Imber’s logs). My main problem with the show is that the level of storytelling just isn’t very good, and to be frank, I’ve grown rather bored watching it.

As for what new shows I’ll be picking up, it’s looking like School Days and Zero no Tsukaima will work out very well with all the other series that I’m carrying over from last season. Jaalin also still hasn’t completely made up his mind about what he’s going to blog either, and that’ll depend on how good second episodes of certain series are. There are still a few more anime that have yet to premiere, and I’m curious about Baccano! in particular, so we’ll see how it all turns out.

July 9, 2007 at 9:11 pm
23 comments »
  • July 9, 2007 at 9:15 pmSniper

    I don’t think thats such a good show. I wish they would be a poll were we choses what anime you should blog.lol. Well its your website.

  • July 9, 2007 at 9:20 pmChiu^2

    Thanks for the heads up, now all I need to do is update my own schedule.

  • July 9, 2007 at 9:39 pmpsychohare

    Yamada Tarou Monogatari is a good choice, i watch it too, and it’s a much better blog entry than Idol… well it’s all Idol’s fault… it’s too predictable..
    keep it going Omni!

  • July 9, 2007 at 9:44 pmxshadowfire

    what’s with the giant flying uh….chip cookie pancake snack whatever?

  • July 9, 2007 at 9:47 pmwahahaha

    Its flying korokke.

  • July 9, 2007 at 9:49 pmMisato-san

    Yamada Taro episode 1 is unbelievable WONDERFUL. I’m glad you will blog about it because it deserves a lot of love *__*

  • July 9, 2007 at 10:22 pmpakxenon

    …And the rest of us will be following IDOLM@STER to the very end… Just to appreciate other *cough* Sunrise series.

  • July 9, 2007 at 10:28 pmHavikx

    glad you decided to pick up zero no tsukaima… the first season was great hope 2nd is better. school days also seems like it will be a pretty good show… anyways keep up the good work

  • July 9, 2007 at 10:29 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    your dropping IDOLMASTER???? what a shocking revalation

  • July 9, 2007 at 10:38 pmGStrike-

    dropping idolm@aster :(

  • July 9, 2007 at 10:42 pmcbhl

    Hmm… I don’t know about how others feel, but I feel that your choices are, for the most part, relatively well informed. ^_^ Let the summer season begin~! :D

  • July 9, 2007 at 10:59 pmYukina

    ….what about Zombie-Loan? I think it’s at least worth a mention…

  • July 9, 2007 at 11:12 pmGene

    I think it’s a hashbrown.

  • July 9, 2007 at 11:17 pmmewmew

    good choices (for me, at least)

    i wonder what jaalin will pick (if any)…i dunno, i just cant seem to find too many series from the summer season that makes sense blogging about…

    e.g. #1-potemayo. i find it even less bloggable than crayon shin chan. its so out there. (mind you, it is bizarre, and funny, and fun)

    e.g. #2-sky girls. its relation to strike witches (*shudders*) is well-established, and the OVA turned out to be 1/10th as interesting as mai otome zwei for me. heh. it *has* the potential to be good…but…hmm…

    mushi uta maybe? D:

  • July 9, 2007 at 11:18 pmandi

    NIIIIIIIINNNOOOOOO!!!!

    I love it when you blog a drama, cause then i can watch the raws cause your summaries+my limited japanese allow me to understand it.

    I feel like Yamada Tarou Story is one I’ve been waiting for subconsciously..it looks really good, I love seeing nino be unfortunate xD

    thank you ^.^

  • July 10, 2007 at 12:43 amKiyone

    Ahh, thank you for deciding to blog Yamada Tarou :D The first episode had a pretty high rating of 17.4%.

  • July 10, 2007 at 1:28 amDarklord

    I think the second season of Higurashi is a sensible choice to blog(for jaalin I guess), since the story is complex and it will inspire good discussion. The first season was very good but it left many unanswered questions, which hopefully will get answered in the second season.

    Of course, those who have played the game probably already know what’s going to happen, but I don’t think there are many such people.

  • July 10, 2007 at 2:57 amshh227

    I think you guys should also blog Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei

  • July 10, 2007 at 3:20 amOmni

    Misato-san: Unbelievably wonderful is how I felt about it too.

    mewmew: Yea, the summer season’s not horribly great in terms of selection. Fall, on the other hand, is going to be crazy.

  • July 10, 2007 at 10:13 amAloneinVoid

    Im not really a fan of j drama stuff…
    “Baccano!” should really be interesting, the concept of several storylines happening at the same time is very interesting decision. I haven’t read the light novels, bu this caught my attention after i saw the trailer…
    School Days is “meh” for me. I couldn’t find anything interesting in first episode…maybe will watch it after it ends…maybe
    Zero no tsukaima…uh, the first episode was okay, but i’m stuck with feeling that they are trying to milk as much as they can from this title…with these “second series”…i can only hope that plot will remain good and comedic aspects will be really cool…
    Higurashi – well, was not really a fan of first season, but it was interesting enough for me to check out the second season…

    As about other shows… I can say, that the only show i am waiting for in this season(apart the Vexille Japan Isolation moovie) is Mononoke. I just could not find anything interesting enough in this summer season…maybe i am asking for too much?…

  • July 10, 2007 at 1:54 pmKan-Chan

    Wow~! That’s wonderful~! I just watched the first ep. and it was quite funny~! Except…I didn’t like the main girl in any way….acting or looks…no offense…to those who do like her, sorry.

  • August 18, 2007 at 4:17 amShadowrazoR

    Hmm… You kinda picked a rather bad time to drop Idolmaster. The recent episodes (ie 17 and 18) has turned it into something like the 2nd part of Mai-HiME. It’s getting pretty exciting.

  • November 24, 2009 at 3:26 pmAlex

    I skipped three episodes because they didn’t involve any of my favourite and instead focused on Haruka BAWING over her oh so terrible life.

    Things got interesting on Makoto’s episodes.
    Then I skipped three because she wasn’t in them and the others were boring, but episodes 17+ were interesting.