I finally got around to playing the last 2 episodes of this series this week, both in one sitting, and wow, what a great end to what ended up being my favorite Telltale game so far. The reason I took so long to get to the end is that I think I finally got burnt out a bit on Telltale games earlier this year – up to that point, I’d played every single episode of every single game they’ve released on iOS, as well as a few others. The break did me some good though, and now I’m reading to also go and finish season 2 of The Walking Dead (only played through the first 2 episodes), and I absolutely can’t wait for the Game of Thrones series to start next month.
This is turning into a fantastic series. Produced by Ghibli and directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao’s son), you definitely feel the the Ghibli pedigree as you watch it – especially in the pacing – and although the cell shaded CG animation did feel a bit weird to me at first, I quite enjoy it now. I really can’t recommend this enough.
The trailer for the anime adaptation of the manga series Parasyte got me interested in checking it out, and one episode in, I’m definitely interested in watching more. It borders on the grotesque, but the mystery of why this is happening to this boy (his hand comes alive, and this sentience is also happening in other humans/creatures) has got me intrigued. I’m not in love with this or anything, but I’ll be giving it a few more episodes.
I’m not a big Gundam guy at all – the only Gundam I’m familiar with is the original series – but I got a bit interested for this new series when I saw mention that it was director by Tomino (creator of the original series), and from the trailer it did have an old-school feel to it. I watched the first episode, and it didn’t really grab me. There is something to the animation style that makes it feel out-of-time – doesn’t have the slickness of modern anime – but I just wasn’t really interested in what was happening, or the characters. Oh well.