File update: Azumanga Daioh, Princess Tutu, Erementar Gerad

25 Apr

i had been plowing deeply into my pile of must-see anime DVDs these past weeks. and among those i browsed were Azumanga Daioh (i can’t believe it took me this long to finally watch this), Erementar Gerad, Princess Tutu, and a few Death Note episodes.

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Azumanga Daioh is one of those well-loved, slice-of-life comedies that stick in your mind long after you’d seen them. it’s basically a series of funny and quirky vignettes involving 6 high school students and a couple of teachers. since this is a highly popular show, i doubt if anything i say would add to its luster. i think it would suffice to state that the show’s strength lies on its set of endearingly eccentric characters and good background music (both opening and closing themes). A timeless classic.

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for those who love ballet, classical music, and fairy tale stories sprinkled with a few literary references, Princess Tutu is definitely a good choice. it is essentially a retelling of Swan Lake with a few twists here and there. i won’t exactly label this series as personal favorite, but i liked it.

by necessity i had to race through some episodes but when i slowed down enough to digest the details, i was surprised at how much i enjoyed it. i wish the ending could have been happier, but in retrospect i realized it was logical for things to get resolved that way.

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One Response to “File update: Azumanga Daioh, Princess Tutu, Erementar Gerad”

  1. the Uninvited May 9, 2007 at 5:49 pm #

    i like AD too

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