Blogging plans


With the broadcast of new anime series such as Shangri-la, Eden of the East, and Ristorante Paradiso this week, I’ve been deliberating which shows to blog about. I’m tempted to write about all three, but I fear the amount of time I would have to devote to blogging.

I’m especially torn about Shangri-la, which has indications that point it to either having an incredible story that will converge into a stunning conclusion, or meandering around with an incomprehensible plot, pointless tangents, and an equally pointless conclusion. It’s annoying that it’s the same indications that point it going either way.

Eden of the East looks like it will be a safe bet that will hold my interest throughout, and the same is true for Ristorante Paradiso, although for different reasons. So my problem is whether I should blog about Shangri-la, and if I do, which of the other two should I blog about? Or should I take the plunge and blog about all three?

I guess my decision will become apparent as I post new blog entries …

  1. #1 by Sonokamome on April 11, 2009 - 11:26 pm

    Given your in-depth style of reviewing anime episodes. I guess it’s understandable to cut down one for the sake of time. For me, it’s Shangri-la for it’s light touches on the subject of environmentalism and world governments.

  2. #2 by Lightning on April 12, 2009 - 12:09 am

    If you enjoy Shangri-La after two eps it’d be nice to read more thoughts about the show each week since it’s hard to tell how many blogs are really going to cover it, and shows that take chances like this where they can be absolutely stunning are rare and can be total magic if they turn out well (or ofcourse fall to mediocrity). They are also usually pretty interesting to talk about unless they completely blow it, if you’re unsure I’d say give it a few episodes to see how the stories begin to converge.

    It may be nostalgia as Last Exile which had many of the same building blocks (and musical style, same composer) ended up as one of my favorite series ever, but that show had a similar beginning with lots of separate elements that were quite unconnected until episode 3 or 4 when they met Alvis. Even the combat evolved after episode 1, the old fashioned soldier style battle of episode 1 was really never used again as the entire world’s combat strategies began to change which made for some excellent action.

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