Wow, 2 shows in the thread I'm watching right now.
I'm just a little ways ahead of you. I'm not as impressed as I was with Railgun S, but it's not bad, its fine. I'm past the mid-season arc and there have been a few pretty good bits and episodes. There are a couple of pretty tropey episodes after the end of the mid-season arc, but the comedy is a nice contrast after the end of arc battle. Right now I'm just past those episodes, guessing I'll be watching the start of the season ending arc. I was surprised by (not spoiling) the actual final blow of the mid-season battle, it wasn't something I was expecting to see until Railgun caught up with Index's season 3 timeline.I just rewatched A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 2. It still holds up and is pretty good and handles clones pretty well. Started on Season 3... its... too early to really tell, it kinda starts off annoying with school competition bullshit but its started getting into things so we shall see.
I never did like Universe compared to the Tenchi OVA's, but I only watched Universe once right after seeing the OVA 1 and 2 so maybe I'll give them another shot sometime. Right now I'm re-watching War on Geminar. I enjoy Geminar when compared to GXP, the other spinoff. But I forgot that the tropey part that is the stereotypical "hot springs episode" in Geminar is episodes 2-7 and the war doesn't really pick up until the second half of the series. Still, some decent laughs there before we get back to the Tenchi + mecha action. I still want to see a season 2 of Geminar, maybe then we could see Kenshi confront something or someone that could conceivably defeat him. He's been pretty OP so far. Although being the half brother of a god will do that.Part 2:
Rewatching some old anime. Saw Tenchi Muyo OVA Season 1. It's great looking back at older anime. A good first season and laying the groundwork for the Tenchi franchise. I still consider it the best harem series in anime. Also, the original Tenchi had the best animation, aside from some of the movies. Tenchi Univese for me is still the best of the franchise. TU is a retelling of the original OVA, but with a complete story and new added characters. That said, there are things that the OVA has that universe has. Better villain (no one has yet topped the original Kagato), better animation (for the first season anyway), and the best anime opening of the franchise. I am working my way through OVA 2, and there is a drop in quality that is noticable. The 2nd season is still good, but not as good as the first. OVA 3 we do not talk about, OVA 4 never made is stateside, and OVA 5 is being made, but I stopped caring for the original OVA continuity since the 3rd. They can stop with the spin-offs and continuations, because they milked this franchise beyond dry. At least Universe contiunity had an definitive ending. Either with the last episode or the movie, Tenchi Forever.
The dubbing holds up well with a few misfires of the script. Otherwise, good job and give them some leeway. This was when anime shows were finally getting better dubs.