Sunday, December 11, 2005

And then the non-"MADLAX" anime of the weekend...

Subject: Noir
...which is to say, not very much.

"Escaflowne" disc 7 -- Again, only 3 episodes on this disc, so it went by rather quickly. The story is still hanging in there, building up to the end. But I really can't think of anything to say about it one way or another. Part of it may be due to my usual "post-MADLAX syndrome", and part may just be that I want to get this over with. And I'm almost there.

"Mezzo Forte" -- The edited version, of course. I'm not sure why I bothered with this one; I guess it showed up in one of the ubiquitous "girls with guns" recommendation threads on the AnimeOnDVD forum, so I decided to include it in my quest. And, while it was kind of clever and a tiny bit amusing, it was also kind of lame. I really couldn't get into it. Especially so soon after watching "MADLAX". *sigh*

"Uninhabited Planet: Survive" episode 23 -- with an episode released every, what? 2 months now? -- I have a harder time wanting to stick with this kids' show. The story and situation and characters were all interesting at first, but it's gotten a bit to cloying for me I think. A decent dubbed version would probably make a great series for pre-teen kids, but I think my interest in it has dried up. That said, by the next time an episode gets released happens, I'll probably find myself curious and will probably download it again. Such is life.

Finally, due to my "MADLAX"-induced malaise, I'm in the middle of rewatching disc 5 right now. It's going to be a while until I watch it again (yes, yes, we all know: "freakin' February"!), so I figured it would be just the thing on a cold snowy night.

So I guess this isn't an entirely "non-MADLAX" post after all... Go figure.

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