Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Blue Exorcist"

Just watched the first episode.  I was pretty blown away by the story and the quality of the animation.  Looking forward to watching this on Crunchyroll.  It's streaming on Crunchyroll, Anime News Network, and Hulu.  Check out the trailer here:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Kimi ni Todoke 2" eps 11 and 12

Announcing themselves as a couple at the festival after party.

I like this picture of all of the characters,

Pin plays a joke on Kazehaya again.
Yay!  No more misunderstandings.  Kazehaya straight up asks Sawako to be his GF and she says yes.  The whole school is informed that night and the next day.  Sawako is so cute when she has to leave post-it notes to herself to verify that it all wasn't a dream. 
Kurumi defends Sawako to the haters.

Sawako and Kurumi come to a civilized end to their rivalry.

Ryu throws out his confession casually.
Episode 12 takes care of the bullies, the question of Kurumi,  Ryu and Chizu, and Kazehaya and Sawako's first date.  I wish there were less bullies and more of the date!  It was nice to see Sawako realize that she is someone other people can care about.  Overall, this season was very good.  The whole misunderstanding thing took a while to resolve, but it actually emphasized how much Sawako had to change as a person.  I think Chizu and Yano were excellent fully fleshed out characters that added so much to the series.