So I’ve been watching two new animes lately: Lucky Star and Skip-Beat!. I’ve been watching the dubbed version of Lucky Star, but I’ve been watching the fansub of Skip-Beat!, because it’s still only airing in Japan – and I haven’t heard any news about the anime being brought over to the States.
As far as both shows go, I’ve watched up to episode 20 for both. The last four episodes of Lucky Star will be released towards the end of this coming week. Episode 21 of Skip-Beat! has already aired I believe, and the fansub will probably be up tomorrow for viewing. Once I see the final episodes of Lucky Star, I will be doing one of my general review post for the series. Skip-Beat! I’m still unsure of, however. For one, thought I really like the series,took a while to fully grabbed me in a way that many anime series have, though I absolutely loved the first few episodes and the first opening for the show, which can view below:
(Being a fan of anime definitely turns you into a fan of Jpop music as well).
The main problem I had with it was that – even though I think the overall story is awesome, the series actually gets slightly boring halfway through the first arc, starting at about around episode 7 and not picking up much until after episode 13. That is not a good thing IMO. However, things have definitely picked up now with the show, expecially in the arc dealing with the main character Kyoko getting a job acting in her shallow-ex-boyfriend’s PV (i.e. music video).
Also, I’m not sure how many episode the show is scheduled for, though I’m guessing it has to be more than 24, given what I’ve gone on to read of the manga. If the show goes on for too long however, and things start getting dragged out (such as what happened from episodes 7 to 13), it could end up for me in the InuYasha category – namely, an anime I like, but that just went on for too long for me to care.
The next general review I’m going to write will be on Ouran High School Host Club I believe, as I have been re-watching some episodes in the series lately. I’m going to aim for Monday at the latest, though I don’t know how much I can get done tomorrow, as I’m planning on just hanging out with my best friend that day, something I will post about probably late tomorrow. So, until then . . .