|Apparently even Luffy finds it amusing I waited so long to start One Piece.|
And no, I'm not sure why I waited so long. It's entertaining, funny, and the characters are interesting. Plus if compared to similar "super fandom" anime series, like Dragonball Z and Bleach, it blows them away. Again, I'm still at the beginning of the series, but I'm in for the long haul. Luffy and company have my attention.
Aside from One Piece, I picked Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic back up on my active viewing list. I'd seen the first couple of episodes when the season first aired, enjoyed it, but put it on hold to finish other things. Magi is another good series in both story and characters and I'm sticking with it this time until I finish the first season. After getting through the third and fourth episodes, I have a feeling I'd continued on with it if only I'd watched those too. Oh well, better late than never, I guess.
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun) is one I've decided to finish too, but the second half of the first season isn't holding my interest like the start. I blame the change in opening theme to a degree. The other sticking bit of it is as a Slice of Life, which it basically became in the second half of Season One, it lacks emotion. The interactions between the characters seem flat and it feels like they're phoning it in. Hopefully Season Two is better, but I'll hold off on it for now, even after pushing through the last four episodes of this series. Shame too.
Monogatari: Second Season is another staple of my active viewing and I'm enjoying THE HELL out of the current season. Yes, parts of it upset me and cause me worry for some of my beloved characters, but that's part of the appeal. It's still ongoing, so who knows how it's going to turn up. To prevent SPOILERS I won't discuss any further. You should be watching though...
And that's the updates for my active list as it pertains to established series. Suppose Monogatari could be left off due to it airing in Japan this season, but it's part of a larger series. Again, I feel bad for hating on Nisemonogatari so much when I watched it. I've come to terms with why that was though and I will outline it better in a future post, possibly after Monogatari ends.
As for the other things on my active list, they remain the same. So many good series this current season. Glad I decided upon Kill la Kill, Log Horizon, Kyoukai no Kanata, Strike The Blood, and Samurai Flamenco as all of them are fun. Still considering adding Kuroko no Basket, just haven't pulled the trigger on it.
Eventually, I'll have the time and focus to pull together a post dedicated to one series rather than constantly rambling on about my overall viewing habits. I'm planning on discussing Monogatari (and related series) and putting together entries about other series that touched me, maybe even a "My Favorites of All Time" entry. Either way I will push onward.
What series, old or current, are you enjoying right now?
*[the above animated gif found via Google at - http://onepiecegifs.tumblr.com/page/2]