Tuesday, November 16 2004

Anime update: schoolgirls, assassins, schoolgirl assassins, nuns, witches, and more

I finally started watching Noir, and just finished disc 5. Great stuff that carves out a new niche in the “pretty girls with guns” genre, so much so that it’s not really part of it. Sadly, in the weeks between now and the release of Kaleido Star disc 6, the last two volumes of Noir won’t be enough, so here’s what I’m ordering today from Robert’s Anime Corner Store:

  • Seven of Seven, disc 3 — I just can’t escape this sweet, silly little series. The less-clean-cut manga version has now ended its English run, with an ending that I hope is different from the anime. Not that it’s a bad ending, just not the one I was looking for. The person who wrote both created two very different stories, so there’s room for this one to end differently. But not yet; it looks like they’ve split it across six DVDs. I can think of no reason not to buy them all.
  • Chrono Crusade, disc 2 — 1920s New York City, sexy teenage nun who fights demons. What’s not to like?
  • R.O.D The TV, disc 3 — The first two discs have confirmed my impression that this is a worthy spinoff from the OVA. More, please.
  • Gokusen, disc 1 — Blackboard Jungle with a female yakuza boss as the teacher. Sort of.
  • Burn-Up Scramble, disc 1 — Hey, I liked the screenshots…
  • Please Twins, disc 1 — I liked Please Teacher, but I’ve read enough about this series to be a bit wary, particularly of how it handles characters from the first series. Still, it’s worth a shot.
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service — I have a Region 2 DVD of this wonderful film, but I gave my Region 1 copy to my mother, and decided to pick up another. Naturally I’ll have to watch it when it arrives. :-)

Going into December, it’ll be Galaxy Angel Z, Tristia of the Deep Blue Sea, and of course more Kaleido Star and R.O.D The TV.