IS: Charlotte Dunois, among other things

I can’t believe it’s been nearly three weeks since I’ve written anything, but I’m frankly only following two series this season, and both are neither intellectual or thought-provoking. I’m reserving stuff like Fractale and Hourou Muskou for my last summer break, although I may start earlier. I will also look into Madoka because Angelus recommended it.

I’m only watching Freezing and Infinite Stratos. I really like IS because while it obviously is a harem show, the women are quite attractive and extremely likable. While most are just permutations of established stereotypes, their innocuous exchange and the one-sided romance by pretty much the entirety of the cast towards Ichika is something I thoroughly enjoy. I can’t wait for next week’s episode, as well.

Charlotte Dunois, among other things

I recently realized the skill of Kana Hanazawa with portraying the cutesy characters. I vividly recall her as Nadeko, but I didn’t expect her to be both Rana Linchen and Charlotte Dunois. She certainly gives those characters added dimensions of likability, although I’m a lot more fond towards Charlotte and her approach towards Ichika.

Whereas the other girls want to ingratiate themselves with him by performing well on battles, she keeps it simple by being nice, friendly, and appreciative of his actions while not being dishonest with herself. It differentiates her from the rest of the cast, although that may change after Laura has expressed her desire for Ichika as well. While I’d like to elaborate on these two shows, they’re really just self-explanatory. After seeing Tatami Galaxy, I’m also not very much in the hunt for a great show, as I already think I’ve seen the greatest.

The lack of updates has been mainly due to the Internet problems I have hopefully addressed now (it was really the router, damn it), but as school nears its end I have also had more responsibilities to attend to. From what little I’ve read of the rest of the blog-sphere, however, there really hasn’t been any show as moving as Tatami Galaxy this season.

And that’s just all right, because those shows come once in ten to fifteen years. I just want to ask forgiveness for a good amount of my past readers who visit the site because of my (quasi-)analyses on shows I think are worth watching. I haven’t dumbed myself down, don’t worry. There’s always one anime that makes you proud of watching anime, and there’s always anime that make you thank God one likes it as a hobby. The former comes once or twice a year. For the latter, there’s Honey and Clover and Tatami Galaxy.

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