Man, I can't get out of this bad mood. I dunno what's up, it can't be related to yesterday's coffee fiasco, can it? I think I accidentally tipped my dry cleaner $5. And I did some other stuff that was probably stupid, but I was like, so wired I wasn't quite paying attention. And now I have less money. Point is? I'm grumpy. >(
ANYWAY, here's what I bought over the weekend that I can remember off the top of my head:
Noir - it's pretty good, but I'm not seeing the level of dark that I really like. Will I buy vol 2? Doubtful. If someone tells me there's a really fucked up ending, I might.
Gungrave - What the hell is up with this overused plot device in which episode 1 is current-day and then episodes 2 to whatever are all flashback? It's annoying. The art is pretty good, but the characters are slightly undeveloped and I can't see the story getting as ... hrm, what's the word I'm looking for... twisted? Depraved? Pulling the viewer down a black hole of despair from which there is no escape? Whatever I'm trying to describe, it ain't that. It's almost like a Berserk ripoff in modern times. Will I buy vol 2? Doubtful.
RahXephon - Oh I am such a sucker for demonic half-sentient robot-things! No, I don't expect it to be particularly dark a series, but ... I do so love those mechs. And I love the OP. I can't seem to acquire it, though, which makes me pouty. Will I buy vol 2? Yes, and vols 3-7 + movie probably. I didn't think I liked it this much the other day when I first watched it, but after watching it again last night, I'm all <3 teh M3CH2
Force-fed Kym some Eva over the weekend, which she still hates, but she did point out that Shinji = Roy. So we've got Edward Wong-Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV growing up to become Haruhara Haruko; Nandaba Naota growing up to become Arsène Lupin III; and now Ikari Shinji growing up to become Colonel Roy Mustang. Don't tell me it doesn't make sense, of course it doesn't make sense! FLCL has awesome mecha. Or whatever Atomsk and Canti are. It's cool. Too bad Gundam Wing had such a crappy ending. And vol 5 of SDG doesn't come out until like, Christmas or January or something. If the Armada dvds made sense I might buy those, but I want the Energon dvds, but only if they have dual-language. G-Gundam is cool, but kinda doofy, and there's way too many episodes for me to try and buy considering the doofiness. I suppose I really should check out SEED yo. But of all the Gundam series I've seen, GW was the best (this is excluding SDG, which is so different you can't really compare 'em).
I think all this Naruto and Hikago and Hagaren and stuff has left me with a severe mech deficiency. But I'm not going to stop reading/watching 'em. I'm gonna go smoke. I'm irritable.