April 15, 2004

Comments on New Shows, Part 1

I've watched a bunch of the shows that just started recently and so here are some of my thoughts on them so far. Note this is all based on only seeing one or two episodes, so I'll try and update if anything changes greatly.

  • Monster - Based on manga by Naoki Urasawa, this show is about a doctor who gets fights back against hospital politics, and ends up paying the price for it. I've only seen one episode, so some of my information on the show is from the link above. It sounds like the show definitely has a twist or two, some of which is hinted at in the first episode. I'll keep watching this one at least for a few more episodes. Also, the show gets bonus points by having David Sylvian do the end theme.

  • tenjho3

    Tenjou Tenge - I admit it, I like fighting anime. And as Jasc says at the beginning of his review: "An awesome opening, great characters, fights that don't put me to sleep, and boobies? I'm sold!" This show is just fun. It's like Ikkitousen, but it doesn't suck. Two delinquents who love to fight show up at Toudou Gakuen, a school for martial arts training and a fighter's paradise. The school seems to have some dark secret to do with the fighters there, but it's only been hinted at so far. This show is also based on a manga that has 10 volumes out so far, so there should be quite a bit of story for them to work with. And Maya Natsume's transformation scene in the first episode is a classic.

  • aishiteruze2

    Aishiteruze Baby - So far this is my favorite show of the season. This was one of those shows that I knew nothing of before watching it and it completely overwhelmed me. Based on a manga by Yoko Makai, the show is the story of Kippei, a teenage boy who cares only about girls (and they all seem to love him). One day his 5 year old cousin Yuzuyu shows up, having been left by her mother. At that point it becomes his job to take care of Yuzuyu. The show is very well done, and I found the first episode very moving. This is one I can't wait to watch more of.

That's it for this post, next up I'll take a look at Midori no Hibi, Hi no Tori, Kyou Kara Maou, and Kono Minikukumo Utsukushii Sekai (Gainax's new show).

Posted by snooze at April 15, 2004 01:43 PM


where do u download your anime? or are you into that whole buying thing?

Posted by: tevren at April 15, 2004 11:12 PM

I primarily use whatever bittorrent tracker sites I can find for new releases, but anything that is available domestically I won't download (and I work on buying pretty much everything I've downloaded as I can afford it).

Posted by: gregory at April 16, 2004 12:30 AM

Ahm, Monster is most definately NOT about hospital politics.

Posted by: BigFire at April 30, 2004 10:24 AM

Oh I'm discovering that very quickly. But my comments were pretty much based on the first episode or so. It was quite interesting to see things jump ahead nine years. I'm trying really hard not to give into temptation and start reading the manga (because I've heard I will be sucked in and not allowed to leave till I've read everything I can).

Posted by: gregory at April 30, 2004 11:33 AM

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