February 06, 2007
Bravo. Simply... well, maybe not perfect, but about as close to it as I've ever seen in an anime. I laughed:
I yelled at the screen in frustration:
But I know, because of the way the story of Kanon is structured, that we'll probably never see Mai again. Dammit. THAT'S why this arc wasn't perfect.
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Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at February 07, 2007 11:34 AM (9imyF)
However, that's not going to make my posts any different. I'm not trying to get someone to watch the show, I'm posting my reactions to the show. In this case, I honestly believe that this was the finest five-or-six episodes of anime I've ever seen. I also believe that the character of Mai won't reappear in the series. I'd be lying if I said differently.
If THAT makes someone not watch the series, well, that's kinda silly, but okay. That's life, I suppose. They'll be missing out on a great show, but that's their choice, isn't it?
I'm not shilling for KyoAni here, I'm coming out with my opinions and thoughts. If the reader trusts my opinion enough to try a series on my recommendation, well, I'm honored and flattered. If they read my opinion and say "that's full of crepe," I'm okay with that.
As long as the reader is entertained, and is interested enough to come back, that's enough for me.
Posted by: Wonderduck at February 07, 2007 11:45 AM (OS+Cr)
Frankly I don't think Shiori is as tragic a character. Mai's miraculous blessing is ironically also her great curse. By comparison, Shiori just has.... um, spoiler.
And if you won't shill for KyoAni, I will. They've become the only studio that I will check a series out, just based on them doing it. I'm not convinced they did a great job with the FMP series, but then, I've only watched one DVD of the two seasons they did. So just on the strength of Melancholy and Kanon alone, I'd give any series of theirs a shot.
I'm of the opinion they need to trademark those orange skies though; they do them so well.
Also another series you didn't mention (maybe you didn't see it either) was Ouran Host Club. It starts out and ends as silly fluff, but it's good fluff. The main characters turn out to have all kinds of surprising angles to them. They're usually silly, but deeper than you'd expect for such an absurd series. I think the twins' story was probably the best.
Posted by: ubu roi at February 07, 2007 12:30 PM (SWzBu)
Seconded on the shilling for Kyoto Animation--the weakest series they've ever done is Air, which is still very much above average.
Posted by: Andrew F. at February 07, 2007 04:04 PM (U7aCz)
Instead, I found it VERY funny, and a little bit touching to boot.
I didn't use it in "For Those Who Don't Like Sport..." because, um... I forgot about it. Oops.
Posted by: Wonderduck at February 07, 2007 04:29 PM (Qlphq)
The entire sequence at the dance is, all by itself, some of the most enjoyable anime I've ever watched.
Posted by: GreyDuck at February 12, 2007 08:19 AM (GRUEw)
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