Alright guys, so the summer anime season is in full swing and while some of the shows are hit or miss, I think that some are pretty interesting! I want to hear what everyone thinks now that a few episodes of each series have been released! What are you watching? What aren't you watching? What do you think of the lineup as a whole? Let your opinions be heard!! But first, here are my opinions (so far of course)! First up is Kanamemo which currently I think is adorable. For some reason I find slice of life shows (and manga for that matter, just check out Yotsuba&! if you don't believe me) to be extremely entertaining (Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are perfect examples of this). For those who don't know, Kanamemo is about a young girl whose parents and grandmother all past away and now she has taken up living and working with a cast of hilarious other girls, at three episodes in (with the swimsuit/summer episode coming up next) I can't help but to think that this show can't get any better!! Oh yeah, does anyone know if the person that did the background music for Azumanga Daioh did this one as well, because the way it is styled and sounds, seems to be pretty similar! Next is Geijutsuka Art Design Class which I can currently (and unfortunately) only find the first episode for... While it was a little random, this, like Kanamemo, is another slice of life anime (Two in one season!? What a treat!! Lol!). The plot, for the first episode at least, was a little basic, but since I have an interest in graphic design, I found it entertaining nonetheless. Needless to say, I'll be watching this one for the duration as well for it seems to be humorous and cute to boot! Element Hunter is one that is getting a lot of flack among anime fans, and I can't help but to say that I'm going to give it some too... While the element designs are interesting, the character designs are simply awful. Proportions are entirely disregarded and all of the female characters' eyebrows and lashes just bother me (I mean the look just plain weird... O.o). Add to that inaccurate attempts to "teach" the viewers a bit about chemistry (I mean urea, not ammonia, is what gives urine its characteristic odor) and further inaccurate physics (I mean the characters leap, fall and get "hurt" with ease and showing no signs of damage) makes this show a pain to watch (seriously, I couldn't get through the second episode)... Thus, I will not be watching this one any more... I plan on continuing to watch Axis Powers Hetalia as finishing making my way through the first season. It really is hilariously funny and accurate at the same time. I truly dislike stuff about wars, but this for some reason, I really like this show!! (The depiction of America is perfect!! Lol!) As for the others... Umi Monogatari really doesn't have anything going for it yet, I'm going to give it another episode before I officially drop it... But so far, while the character designs are nice, I think that more plot could be covered in the course of an episode. As for Needless, and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, I have yet to start watching them, but I plan to soon and I will add my opinions of those as soon as I watch them if this thread is read enough. And finally, while Haruhi Season 2 began in the spring, I thought I would put my thoughts on it here as well... While I am pissed that the main storyline of a season that has been so faithfully waited on for three years now has been officially screwed by the seemingly infinite story arc of "Endless Eight", I am thankful that at least they finally gave us a second season. Luckily though, this sucky second hasn't affected my feelings for the first and I can still watch it without a problem to satisfy my Haruhi cravings. Let's just hope that if a third season is made, more progress will be accomplished by it! Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of the anime you have watched! XD UPDATE! Bakemonogatari is proving to be really good!! So far I have seen the first two episodes and both the style and the story are really nice, just be sure that you get a good sub (gg seems to be the best from various fans' opinions). I find myself intrigued by both the driving plot and the seemingly unnecessary conversations that the characters have with each other. While they seem like nonsense at first glance, after finishing the episode the dialogue becomes very important. The things that are done in this series is very thought-provoking and, personally, I believe would be very hard to pull off in English. So far this series has made me go wow and actually think about what is happening on screen at the same time... I haven't seen an anime that could be this good in a long time and just hope that the production team can keep it up!