Alright, unlike my previous journal entries, which were about my life and what happening during the day/week/month or whatever else ... this is something quite different. You see, I keep watching different animes and never finishing them, and then I forget where I was and it's a real pain. So, this is going to be my handy little entry where I keep all my animes and mangas and what episode/chapter I'm on. Oh, and just for recording purposes I'll be listing the series I've already completed aswell. Okay, here we go. ^__^

Anime

Fullmetal Alchemist - COMPLETE
Mahou Sensei Negima - COMPLETE
Fullmoon wo Sagashite - COMPLETE
Love Hina - COMPLETE
Hellsing - COMPLETE
Disgaea - COMPLETE
Ouran Host Club - COMPLETE
AIR TV + OVA - COMPLETE
Kanon - COMPLETE
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni + Kai - COMPLETE
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu - COMPLETE
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien - COMPLETE
Nanatsuiro Drops - COMPLETE
Clannad + OVA + After Story - COMPLETE
Lucky Star - COMPLETE
Pita-Ten - COMPLETE
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei + Zoku - COMPLETE
Code Geass + R2 - COMPLETE
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette - COMPLETE
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - COMPLETE
Shakugan no Shana - COMPLETE
Saikano - COMPLETE
Fate Stay Night - COMPLETE
Princess Tutu - COMPLETE
Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora - COMPLETE
Toradora - COMPLETE
Darker Than Black - COMPLETE
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun - COMPLETE
Angel Beats! - COMPLETE
Panty & Stocking - COMPLETE
Kuroshitsuji (Only Season 2, but I watched part of 1) - COMPLETE
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimou - Episode 8
To Aru Majutsu no Index (Season 2) - Episode 22
Spice and Wolf - Episode 17 or something? On hiatus indefinitely until I actually feel like watching it, but I think it's pretty boring so far.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Episode 3
Onegai Teacher - Hiatus, probably forever. What I watched of it bored me to tears.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Episode 15
Gundam Wing - Episode 7
Full Metal Panic! - Episode 7
Digimon Adventure - Episode 10 ( Can't find any more. )
Mahoromatic - Episode 5
Eureka Seven - Episode 5


Manga

Naruto - Chapter 397
Tsubasa Resevoir Chronicles - COMPLETE
Fullmoon wo Sagashite - COMPLETE
Cardcaptor Sakura - COMPLETE

* Note: This list doesn't include the manga I own unless I'm continuing something I own an issue or two of. This list also doesn't include the anime I watch on television.

Comments ( Warning, may contain spoilers )

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Okay, so I finally finished Saikano. It was an okay series, not really worthy of high-praise but it was interesting enough to watch. The best part about it was the love between Chise and Shuji obviously, as that was pretty much what the whole show was about, despite the fact that there was a world-scale war going on between (what I gather) the east and the west, the east being Japan and such and the west being Americans, right? To be honest nothing, absolutely nothing is explained about the war or the opponents, and the only reason why we figure out that the enemies are from the west is because in one episode, a straggler stumbles out and starts speaking English at Yukari... after which they both shot eachother simultaneously and died.

The show would of probably been leagues more interesting and involving if there had been any detail of anything besides Shuji and his relationship with the three main girls of the series - Chise, Akemi, and Ms. Fuyumi. Chise is probably the most developed character besides Shuji, but her personality is a bit shallow, and she cries far far too often, even for someone who is going through what she is. Nonetheless, she is really cute, a super moeblob really, and I was never against those. Shuji is a cool type of guy, so he never annoyed me.

The whole show is rather depressing, but I found the emotional scenes to be way too pressing and horribly paced, so that I wasn't that affected by them at all. The saddest part of the whole thing was when Akemi died. There was a lot of potential but unfortunately I feel it was ruined by the excessiveness of the sad and crying scenes. Every single moment was occupied by Chise crying over being a weapon who doesn't want to live, can't protect and only destroy, and her desire to be with Shuji etc. If it wasn't that, it was another scene with a girl or a person who was lamenting about life. There was really just no calm, fun scenes at all. That, more then anything, grated on me in the end.

The artstyle takes some getting used to, but I found it to be rather nice, even if there were quite a few QUALITY scenes here and there... but eh, that's common. The soundtrack was quite good, particularly the opening and ending songs, pity the opening animation was too boring to watch more then once or twice.

The ending baffles me with it's improbability. That, like the rest of the show, will never be explained I suppose. Oh well, all and all I give this one probably 6/10. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. I'll stick to Key for my tearjerker romances.

To-Watch

Busou Renkin
Zero no Tsukaima
Soul Eater
Jigoku Shojo
Chobits (for god's sake how long have I been planning to get to this?)
Eureka Seven (cont.)
School Rumble
Mahoromatic (cont.)
Full Metal Panic! (cont.)
Slayers
Shakugan no Shana II
H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~
Karin
Kujibiki Unbalance
Magipoka
Gundam 00
Macross Frontier
Shuffle!
Tales of Symphonia OVA (cont. I started it and never finished)
Tales of Phantasia OVA (same thing)
Tales of Eternia OVA (ALSO same thing)
D. Gray-Man
DNAngel (I started watching this a LOOONG time ago.)