Thursday, October 28, 2010


Funimation is streaming "Princess Jellyfish" (a.k.a., "Kuragehime").  It's about socially inept otaku women who live together and share a nun-like (i.e., man-less) existence.  But Tsukimi (a jellyfish otaku (??)), meets a stylish and hip cross-dressing man who wants to be friends with her an her nerdy building-mates.  It's featured on the "Noitamina" time slot on Fuji television, which means it tries to reach the nontraditional anime watcher.  I've seen the first two episodes and enjoyed them.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Star Driver"

I don't know what is going on in this show, but it shor is purdy.  It manages to squeeze in mecha, an elite boarding school, a potential love triangle, mouth to mouth resuscitation, pretty boys, and some impressive art.  The plot is still a mystery to me.  I think I like the OP by Aqua Timez.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


First post about the new fall season: "Bakuman."  I liked the first episode which sets up the relationship between initally reluctant manga artist Moritaka Mashiro and wanna-be manga writer Akito Takagi.  Using Moritaka's crush on a classmate, Akito persuades Moritaka to team up with him to become a mangaka dream team.  I like the art style and the gentle humor of the show.  This is one I'm going to try to keep watching.  (Also, the two guys are cute.)