Thursday, March 15, 2007

Springing into Spring

Subject: Noir
Well, after a week of near-0F temperatures, this week saw 65F and a whole lot of melting snow. Strange and sudden, but not unwelcome. Well, my septic tank and leech field aren't happy about the excess water, but whatever...

A lot of the blogs are turning their thoughts to the impending Spring '07 anime season, and admittedly, I've been too busy to overcome my general bewilderment over the vast selection. I mean, I'm still trying to catch up with "Red Garden", which is the only show I stuck with for the Winter season. Though I should have stuck with "Kemonozume". And maybe "Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto". But anyway...

Obviously, "El Cazador" is by far and away the one for me to watch. And if I can find it, I'll keep up with "Murder Princess" just 'cause. But still, I don't want to miss out on anything either...

BluWacky has a rather nice rundown for April on Cinnamon Ass, but I had trouble focusing on it for identifying what would actually appeal to me, so I figured I'd revisit it as new series crossed my path and use it for that kind of reference.

Then just the other day, KT posts the pentultimate guide over on his blog. Screencaps, links to trailers, commentary; somehow I latched right on to it. Excellent reference material.

So thanks to that list, I think I'll be keeping my eye on the first couple of eps "Darker Than Black" and "Romeo X Juliet" for sure. And maybe “Seirei no Moribito”, “Bokurano”. Oh, and there's a second season for "Emma".

The "Darker Than Black" trailer had some very interesting realism in the animation style, and it's definitely an adult-cast drama. So it's tops on my list right now.

...Well, besides "El Cazador", of course. *grin*

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