Fushigi Yuugi I think actually taught us a lot of Japanese. It was trying to make our way through the FY novels that really helped us out, though I'm still convinced that if we were to look back on those translations we'd be horrified at how bad and wrong they are. Good thing so few pepole read them.
Oh! Speaking of bad and wrong! ...man it sounds mean when I put it like that. Still, we were deeply saddened to see this. We heard there was going to be an Emperor's New Groove series, and our first reaction was, "Oh, no..." But then we reminded ourselves of the Hercules series, which was totally awesome (so long as you disregard certain important points in the movie), so we decided it was worth checking out.
And then we found out that it wasn't. It was pretty much just all the writer's favorite lines from the movie put together in an episode and delivered poorly. The least they could have done was had some kind of moral, but there was none of that, either. Although it was really funny when they saw the yeti on the way to Yzma's lab, the rest of it was just bad. The only reason we kept watching was to see the credits. And it was very, very hard. I still don't understand why the 18-year-old emperor is going to high school. And what's Kronk doing there? We can figure he's probably already graduated, because, one, Kuzco asked Yzma in the movie if he's in his late twenties, and two, he asked Pacha if they were in an interpretive dance class together.
Of course, the Hercules series involved a lot of similar things that require you to ignore the movie (as I have pointed out), but they were still more believable than those, and the series as a whole was much better.
Oh well. I'll just think about Danny Phantom and Fushigi Yuugi and be happy.
Tonight I'm thankful for inflatable furniture, Fushigi Yuugi, anime parties, people talking on the forums, and depositing money in the bank.