Saturday, January 28, 2012
Even Monsters Get Spoiled...
Well I guess it's time to just admit it. A large part of why I haven't done much on this site over the last few weeks is simply because it becomes a slightly tricky thing to come up with the kind of material one finds adequate after watching a series/series that actually surpasses expectations. After an event such as this, one like myself cannot help but feel like any other meager bit of casual watching or even re-watching warrants a writeup. For those curious, I am of course still reeling after finishing the 24 episode return of anime veteran, Kunihiko Ikuhara, Mawaru Penguindrum. And even though we are amidst a new season of tv anime, I have yet to find another show to deliver that kind of experience. Which is not to say that I haven't been having a great time with Chihayafuru. But for a show that good, it is also incredibly straight-forward, which is fine, but rarely do stories like those get under the skin quite the way Ikuhara did with his.
Should you be interested in more of my thoughts regarding Penguindrum, might I point you in the direction of my most recent post at Anime Diet? Even upon finishing, I still had plenty to discuss regarding the series, its themes, concerns, and twists. So much so that I had to refrain from allowing it to pollute every other project I have a part in (It can even be argued that this is EXACTLY what I am succumbing to right this moment!).
So on that front, it seems time to delve back into one of my favorite directors, and see where I stand with them now. New review definitely in the works, as are preparations for a truly appropriate episode of Double Chop! Stay tuned.