I always pick up the most random series in the amidst of finals and such, and Antique Bakery was just one of those series, I guess. It was short and available, so I watched it. Now here is the finished review. I think it’s going to be one of those very forgetful sort of series; honestly, it didn’t leave much of an impression on me at all except that I think the Japanese pronunciation of “cake” is kind of hilarious. I’m also ever impressed with Mamoru Miyano’s voice acting abilities. And lastly, screw what anyone else says, Antique Bakery isn’t actually a shounen-ai series.
This is my first review on MAL since its review overhaul though, and I must say, I really, really miss that BBCode. I am still using my old review template, so I still wrote the review containing BBCode assuming that it would just be stripped out when I actually posted. Instead, MAL posts the review, code and all, forcing me to manually weed out what I’d put in. This made me realize just how much I do actually use italics to emphasize certain words so they’re easier to read mentally.
I also still hate how jumbled the review looks without bolding to announce each subsection. I suppose I should just swap to “traditional” reviewing and write everything in that cohesive essay format, but I don’t want to. :|