Series Finish! Series Staa-to!

I watched my final episode of Bokura ga Ita this morning, while taking long draws on coffee and chugging down a breakfast shake.  A few anime bloggers have compared the show to Honey and Clover, but I say that the shows are nothing alike, save for the superficial design similarities of the two heroines.

It’s a shame, too.  The show started off with so many good moments.  Were it not for some serendipitous parallels to my personal life, I don’t know that I would have watched the series to its conclusion.  I won’t be watching it again, and I won’t be buying it on DVD.

The big anime news this week is that Naruto is returning.  For the last year-and-a-half the show has spun its wheels.  After rapidly catching up to the manga source material, the Naruto producers made up “filler” storylines while the manga gained ground again.  This Thursday, Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles relieves thousands of fans of their plot constipation, and sends the series forward for the first time since 2005.

The last time I watched a “new” episode of Naruto was at Boom, while writing and performing my final Boom revue, Bite the Bullet.  It seems almost meaningful that my next new episode of Naruto will be arriving as I tech a Groundlings show.

By the way, if you’re interested in seeing this Groundlings show, send me a message.  It goes up on Monday night, at 8pm.  Tickets are free, but you need to get them through me.  I have 9 of them, and 2 are already reserved.

Shanley 7 fans: Jen Polermo’s School for English as a Second Language is probably going to be in the show.  Ha?