• Since Maestro got me interested in the Nana manga all the way back in June, I’ve been reading a lot of Yazawa Ai’s mangas, including Gokinjo Monogatari, Kagen no Tsuki, Nana, and most recently, Paradise Kiss. Yazawa-san’s mangas are all very deep and engaging, with great story telling and lots of emotion. The art took a little getting used to, but I absolutely love it now. And her work is getting even more publicity now with the release of the upcoming Nana movie and Paradise Kiss anime series, which I will definitely be watching. ParaKiss even got a little 5 second commercial at the end of today’s episode of Honey & Clover. I’ll talk more about the series when it starts to air in October (and boy will I have a lot to say).
  • On a similar vein, I’ll be preparing a Fall 2005 Schedule sometime very soon. I probably won’t be picking up that many shows, as several of the current series I’m covering are still continuing. The only shows that I know I’m going to watch right now are the aforementioned Paradise Kiss, Black Cat, and Karin. The reason 舞-乙HiME isn’t on the list is because it’s another Thursday show. If I pick that up, that’s 4 Thursday shows (since both PK and BC are also Thurs, plus the ongoing SHUFFLE!). Anyway, I’ll talk about this more when more air dates get released and I decide on a preliminary schedule.
  • Bleach’s new timeslot for the fall is 19:30, one hour after when it currently airs. As it turns out, this doesn’t really affect me blogging the series since Daylight Saving Time kicks in in late October, which should mean status quo. That is, assuming I’m doing the time calculations correctly.

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