Yes, my new addiction continues virtually unabated. I’ve been trying to buy stuff either through eBay or on sale, so that helps. But the one “otaku” marketing slogan I saw rings true: “ANIME: Crack is cheaper”.
Anyhow, the other night I went to my local Suncoast to use a $45.00 certificate I got in the mail. Believe me—$45.00 doesn’t go too far in this milieu. I ended up buying “Happy Lesson” Volumes 1 & 2, which are REALLY funny! I also Got “Samurai X: The Motion Picture” and Volume 1 of the new “Weiss Kreus (Knight Hunters)” series, which is really quite different—I’m not sure If I like it yet or not. It certainly is intriguing and engaging, though, and I’ve only seen the first episode.
I also managed to pre-order “Azumanga Daioh” Volume 4 which is out at the end of the month—I can’t wait! Now THAT’S a funny anime! It’s so completely random and the characters are so cute and funny and quirky.
Also, I received some eBay purchases in yesterday’s mail: “Angelic Layer” Volumes 3-5. That’s another series that’s surprisingly good. Boy, those little angels sure can fight! I’m really intrigued by the story and the characters are really good. The personal development and depth of Misaki’s character is surprising, and her relationship with Hikaru is really touching in an “alter ego” sort of way. I sure wish Angelic Layer really could exist in our world—it looks like a lot of fun.
Anyway, stay tuned for more. I also vow to write and post actual reviews to the various online sites.