Kino is a cool show. x)
Definitely a great idea even if a little unambitious, but it works quite well and tells some good fiction.
Shin Sekai no Yori -- 08
Man... really disapponted with the series lately. Not only has the animation completely "derped" the last 3 episodes (which is oddly never done well; the flow gets ruined and it's like the actors can't act it as well or naturally), but the plot sort of nose-dived. Specifically refering to the time jump in this one. I love time jumps, I think they're a great way to create interest in whatever settings by showing much much has changed (heck, best example is how Ocarina of Time handled this). They're good at creating shock value too (again, Ocarina of Time's main market town going from lively to the ...exact opposite). What this show decided to do was bring things back to the school setting and let the main cast turn into a bi-sexual romp (rather, the main fellas are completely a couple, wearing the same necklace and frenching each other, while our main girl -- now in a lesbian relationship -- is mad jealous at the men). I wouldn't mind it as much if it didn't really come out of left field and focus so much time on it (and the derp-animation [derpimation]) just made French kissing awkward. I also wouldn't mind it as much if it didn't play such a small part in actual story, as it looks like the previous spoilers/info-dumps from the last few weeks were almost completely forgotten... I'll give this another chance but I'm really sad the show started *so* strong to only get so much weaker.