Spring 2012 TV Anime Season – watching

Ranko - sankarea
Ranko (Sankarea)
I’m still following a number of the shows from this season:
Kids on the Slope (Sakamochi no Apollon): This is the most eagerly awaited show of the week – a well-written human drama.
Space Brothers (Uchuu Kyoudai): continues to be interesting, but not exactly fast-paced. The love interest between our hero and the female would-be astronaut continues.
Bodaceous Space Pirates (Moretsu Space Pirates): From previous season, and now nearing its end. Intermittently good; it’s at its best when doing the sci-fi stuff. I like (1) the Bentenmaru design (2) the noise the heroine makes when surprised.
Accel World: Sometimes ingenious, but I’m finding the gaming world and its rules rather contrived.
Polar Bear Cafe (Shirokuma Cafe): I’m still watching, as it continues to be witty. That Panda definitely needs a kick up the backside 🙂
Sankarea: This has definitely gone downhill from its promising start. Highlight of later episodes is glimpsing the buxom Ranko playing tennis in the opening credits 🙂
Mysterious Girlfriend X (Nazo no Kanojo X): This tale of unfulfilled teenage arousal and saliva-licking is my second most eagerly awaited show of the week. Not for everyone: I showed it to a friend and he muttered, “this is just so wrong!”
Lupin III: Mine Fujiko… I’ve dropped behind with this. A rich diet best savoured slowly. Not for juveniles.
Eureka Seven – Astral Ocean: Looks good, but I feel the plot is weak and incomprehensible. And it’s boring to have characters with invincible super-powers. I’ve dropped behind in viewing this.
Kuromajo-san ga Tooro: I’ve dropped behind, but it’s a charming 15-min mahou shoujo series.