MEDIA reminder: The Six Feet Under season premier is tomorrow night (Sunday, March 3) on HBO. And the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim started the first American run of Yu Yu Hakusho a week ago; the second episode is on tonight.
I kinda want to try YYH. I saw the YYH movie that was released in the US, and it started out interestingly (Botan! *-*), but turned into just lots of fighting at about midpoint, and I lost interest. YYH seems to have a reputation as a better-than-average fighting show, sort of the thinking man's Dragonball. I'm not really into fighting shows, but I'm at least going to sample YYH. Maybe it's because Reiko-chan likes both MKR and YYH, and I like MKR a lot. Maybe I'll like YYH too?
I was impressed with the style, technical aspects, and dark humor of Six Feet Under when it debuted on HBO last season, but the characters seemed stale; I'd met all these types before. But as the show progressed, the characters deepened, changed, and became unique, and by the end of the season I was really enjoying them, and the show. Now it's back again. A show about a family of undertakers doesn't sound promising, does it? But these are hip, post-modern, 21st century undertakers, with 21st century lives and problems. Think Neil Gaiman's genki, gothy Death, Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One, and you'll be on the right track. A fun show, worth a watch if you haven't seen it.
meaning: exertion, endeavour
benkyou == study
bengaku == study
|Left radical is 'avoid', but apparently originally meant 'woman striving to give birth'. Right radical is 'effort'. Henshall suggests remembering this kanji by: 'Strive to avoid effort?!?'|