Complexity | Today, 5:40 AM
Hey, this is actually chanotek.
I ended up changing my username because I would get asked what it meant and I wouldn't have anything to say because I didn't know either. I had just stuck with it ever since I copied my friend's username in some game in 5th grade xD
Anyway, I've recently gotten into visual novels. I've been reading a lot, and I really enjoyed Ever 17. If my PC wasn't so faulty I'd play a lot more but as of now I can only play the ones that have been ported to android, or vnds.
What are your thoughts on the stuff that has been airing so far? I personally enjoyed/am enjoying OreGairu the most, but I guess I should give credit to Shingeki as well for being such an epic adaptation.
raxius1230 | Yesterday, 5:52 PM
Sup buddy! how you doing??
Hahaha that happens man sometimes when you think you will be free you have even more busy with other things -.-
Now anime wise:
Nice man!! will be nice to have you back more time! :D
Specially to talk more time and of course start talking about what you being reading and more ;)
Barion-Zara | Yesterday, 1:20 PM
Glad to hear ur having more free time :)
I'm currently away from home so I'm not watching everything but from what I saw...
Tohka_Yatogami | 06-13-13, 3:53 PM
It had been confirmed that the second season of Highschool DxD is going to cover volume 3-4 of the LN instead of 3-6. I'm glad to hear that because if they do 4 volumes for just 12-13 episodes only, it will be too much and the pacing will be horrid. Doing 2 volumes is much more fitting.
I hope AT-X will do it, so we can see it uncensored, but there may be possible it will be censored like what they did to TLRD.
Barion-Zara | 06-12-13, 12:11 AM
It's been a while since we last talked 2 days in a row :)
Yeah...no worries I'm planning on playing others too...but I'm gonna be a bit busy for a month or so...so during that time I won't be starting any VNs.
My top priorities r Saya and G Senjou for now.
Okay man. That's for the best. Leave it til a time ur comfortable. Index wont be going any where and it doesn't seem like its gonna be ending anytime soon hehe.
For SAO...vol 12 is almost done Tap is 61% done from chapter 2. It's really been a fun ride reading it weekly though there were a few cruel cliffhangers here and there hehe. I'm sure ull enjoy the vol when u get to read it. Kirito BA as usual.
Yeah Oga vs Taka was epic. But it does seem its time for the next power up ;)
As for my trip. Yep enjoying it quite a lot. Yesterday I went to Euro park. It was fun. Rode all the roller coasters there XD
Today i should be going to France. Also watching some waterfalls.
raxius1230 | 06-12-13, 12:09 AM
Hey buddy! its being a while indeed! sorry for not responding your last one,being kinda busy and really had time to only watch anime and reading so not really responding that much this last 2 weeks -.-
Glad that you find some more time man! i know how hard its a first to find the perfect pace to balance work/school and fun specially the first months you start,it will take some time believe me but you will get it sooner or later and glad you finding more balance to it and had more time and for sure later on you will find a even better balance to it :)
So what you being working on man?? if it can know of course ;)
As what i being doing reading wise beyond the weekly mangas after i finish OP 2 weeks ago i decide to read Mahouka until Vol4(Freaking amazing!!) and this last week before start the next big one i decide to read many mangas that either will had adaptations this next season or wanted to read for a while.
So i read Akame ga Kill,Ansatsu Kyoushitsu,Beelzebub,Blood Lad,Chikan Otoko,Gin no Saji,Nisekoi,Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! I either catch up or finish with each one of these...just notice how much i had read in a little more that a week only reading 3hours or less each day O.O
And lastly catching up with Sora no Otoshimono(half way there) today and then tomorrow will start the big adventure of reading Index....HOLY SHIT THATS GOING TO BE LOOOOOOONG!! =.=
As CG still havent had time to find a day i can marathon it so just being watching daily anime and watch Rozen Maiden that as well will have a 3th or better said Reboot next season.Still hope i find a day i can finally marathon CG...but probably will take another 2 weeks until since i am doing something that its absorbing most of my time on the mornings and afternoons -.-
How about you man?? what its you plan to read/watch next and being reading/watching anything??
As for anime:
kenshin_sama | 06-11-13, 8:58 AM
I'm the same way. Whether it was a very faithful adaption or not, I pretty much always read from the beginning. It gets me in better sync with what I haven't seen adapted yet too. Good thing I never picked up Index II though, that way it won't take as long to get to completely fresh content. Even though I'm having a nice time reading the parts that weren't in the anime, I'd still prefer getting to the parts that I haven't seen adapted. I'm still not a complete fan of Touma (yet), but I do at least like his character more right now. I'm sure he'll come off on me as a better protagonist eventually, especially since I haven't yet gotten to the chapters where he interacts more with Misaka (seeing how much of a romance fan I am).
Yeah, I did have to take breaks from the game just so I could get me mind in the right place, but there are many things to admire with MLA. The plot is unabatedly great and the characters are incredible. Hell, I remember a Navy captain that has only made an appearance once in the entire game, and he even turned out to be more memorable than many protagonists you see in other stories. But it is probably best that you put it off for after you read a few lighter VNs. Muv-Luv may be the best VN I've ever played, but it is a challenge to read. You'll need a lot of motivation and the right amount of time put aside to see it to completion.
Barion-Zara | 06-10-13, 1:50 PM
Yo it's been sooo really long man XD
Too bad hearing about how ur still this busy and ur pace isn't going well. Hope u get things going well soon.
I'm currently on a Euro trip with my family for about 2 weeks and after I get back I'm gonna get a little busy.
Btw I finished Rewrite and totally loved it a lot. Really brilliantly done VN. In general better than LB though Refrain was better than Terra (not that Terra was bad. On the contrary it was epic)
So yeah since I'm gonna be busy I won't play any other VNs for a while and decided to stay with LNs for now. And finally decided on continuing Index :)
Also Raxius too. After he finished Beelzebub he'll start too :)
So if u get the chance why not join us and start index? U said u might get a bit more free time half way through June right?
SnK...I found the pacing to be really nice nd didn't mind at all.
Valvrave and MP are definitely improving and I'm starting to genuinely enjoy them :)
DAL was really enjoyable. Since Kurumi made her debut this anime has really improved and yeah that Origami scene was hot.
Really interested in his and kotori's past. I actually wanted to read what's translated but decided against it.
Damn Kotori's and Kurumi are op.
Henneko...that was surprising. Damn Yokodera kissed her not once but. Twice. O.O how will he explain that to Tsukiko? I really don't mind any of the 2girls to win. I love them both as much. But yeah Tsukiko is most likely the winner.
Suisei...Pinion drunk with power.
Ledo going Emo (but u can't blame him)
Chambers awesome speech
And Kugel is alive!!! Thinks r building up nicely for the finale :)
HxH...awesome ep as usual :)
Damn MH are doing a brilliant job setting up "That" XD
Loved gon and Killua kicking ass.
And ofcourse Kite's friggin scythe O.O BA!!!!
Just wait man...Pitou is coming!!!!!!!! =Shit gets real!!!
And don't worry man. The ants are OP as hell but the power levels will remain logical so no worries about that stuff. Togashi does a great job putting the borders of strength.
TLRD...how did u like it?
Momo toooooo kawaiiii <3
And Dat popsicle sucking scene, HOT O.O
Btw ur thoughts on Beelzebubs latest chaps?
kenshin_sama | 06-09-13, 12:59 PM
Ugh, geez. After reinstalling Windows, I ended up losing the page I was on with my PDF reader for Index. I really should have thought that out better. (-_-) Oh well, shouldn't be too hard to find, just annoying. I finished the first volume of that the other day too, and it was a very enjoyable read actually. I can't really pinpoint the exact reason for it since I haven't watched the anime in a while, but somehow I'm enjoying the experience more in the LN.
Also finished Muv-Luv Alternative a little while ago. It really is as amazing as everyone claims it to be. The plot is amazing and pretty much flawless, characters are insanely well developed, realistic, and likable, and the experience overall was very unique. Word of caution too, this game has some really messed up writing on several occasions, so much so that I ended up losing sleep over it (something that even Gen Urobuchi couldn't pull off). ;_;
Tohka_Yatogami | 06-01-13, 3:41 AM
Finally, I finished Volume 4 of Date A Live, after reading that last two chapter 9 and 10. I started to like Kotori a little more. I will say chapter 10 was dramatic and the battle was quite badass.
The LN of Hataraku Maou-sama was on Baka Tsuki's Teaser list, I can't to read it and see it soon.
How was your day?
Barion-Zara | 05-28-13, 1:59 AM
Hmmm...I see so mid a bit more than 2 weeks? Good to know that u'll be totally free after that :) I missed talking to u daily hehe.
I think I told u before but my Summer won't be that free. I have one more exam left nxt Monday. Then I'll try to finish Rewrite in 4 days. (~65% finished til now and really loving it) Then I'll be going on a Euro trip with my family for 2 weeks so I probably won't be able to do anything much (maybe I'll still be able to read manga and LNs (I'll try to finish Aria (3 more volumes left)) so yeah I'll have a couple of piled up weeks of anime.
After that I'll be busy like I said studying and also an additional thing has come up which might take away 7-8 hrs of my day. So there's no way I'll be able to play VNs during my first month of Vacation (but I'll try to read LNs during my free time doing that work) After the first month I should have some time to play VNs for the remainder of my vacation.
Btw the LN I decided to read after Aria is INDEX!! I just can't wait anymore. I wanted to read Mahouka, Mondaiji, HataMaou, Campione and a few others before but I just can't wait any longer I want to read Index! >_<
What's ur top priority after getting free? LNs or VNs or even HxH?
Railgun...yep EPICNESS shall commence soon!!
Henneko...Yeah man this is much better than I first expected. Props to JC. Though slightly lower than HataMaou it's definitely one of my most looked forward to every week. I also hope that the pink head isn't Azusa. I love Azusa as she is. She's my fav girl. Also yeah lol'd so much at the irony of calling him dense XDXDXD
Oreimo...plz anyone but Kirino!!
Hayate...Really nice ep with Ruka. Probably the best yet in this season. What did u think about it?
HxH...Don't worry man. I get ur feeling about the ants and how they're not like PT but just wait for the Royal Guards and especially the king. Those will most likely be exceptions in ur hate. And I'll just tell u. No matter how OP Kite is...Royal Guards and the King are on a whole different level of existence, so u should get used to the OPness now. Also keep in mind that Kite's ability depends a lot on luck since it's a slot type. So if he's not lucky he's dead meat XD
But well it's true that this arc's enjoyment is totally different from anything else.
Also I think u already know but the PT will appear in this arc later on and kick some ant ass. But well they'll need to get serious to defeat some of them.
Oh also u didn't reply to my question about ur thoughts on recent manga?
Like Beelzebub, Akame, Sinbad Bouken, Bleaches flash back about Masaki...etc
Barion-Zara | 05-26-13, 1:13 PM
Yo...so what did u thing of todays?
Barion-Zara | 05-24-13, 3:39 AM
U still haven't replied to the last one but here r my thoughts on todays stuff.
Can't wait for Chihaya!!! Unfortunately Railgun probably won't really be exciting this week D: Though I'm pretty sure that epicness shall soon ensue :D
Btw did u see this news?
3 volumes of Spice and Wolf will be translated every year and now there are 9 out. Here are the links.
I've really been waiting for it to be translated for quite a long time and it's finally happening.
raxius1230 | 05-21-13, 1:20 PM
Dont worry buddy! i know that happen -.-
But glad yo hear you are ok! I miss you buddy! :D Hope you soon find free time once again! how long until you are free at last??
Barion-Zara | 05-20-13, 12:12 PM
Keep up the good work mate...for whatever it us ur busy with :P
Soon u should be rewarded with FREEDOM! XD
When do think u'll be free?
Btw ur thoughts on some manga?
Barion-Zara | 05-19-13, 9:34 AM
Sup...how's it been? What did u think of SnK and HxH? Well if possible also ur thoughts on Suisei, Henneko and Oreimo?
Barion-Zara | 05-13-13, 8:33 AM
Hmmm...that really looks interesting. Shit this Summer is gonna be tooo good XD
Btw did u hear the news about Magi?????????????????? It's not 100% confirmed but there's a possibility that the F**KING sequel will be a move O_O I just don't know what to think anymore *Facepalm*
So how much more do u think u'll need to be free?
Barion-Zara | 05-11-13, 2:17 PM
Yeah man...really enjoying Rewrite and just finished from the 3rd route today...though unfortunately I'll be stopping for a couple of weeks or so to study stupid exams T_T
Nice to hear u're almost done :)
Yeah Aria's nothing amazing but well I'd say it's worth the read.
For SAO...well I'm liking this experience of reading it weekly. It's not bad. Esp since I won't have that much time this Summer to sit and read that much in one go so reading it like this is nice :)
Btw did u see this anime that will be nxt season? Ace of Diamond, it's gonna be done by Madhouse and Production I.G?! I think this might be really good. Seeing how good IG made Kuroko and well MH are awesome.
raxius1230 | 05-11-13, 12:06 AM
Well thankfully my buddy its taking care of it for the rest of the week and the next so will have nice free time once again and specially freaking rest -.-
But thanks buddy! you also hang in there! :D
Ya thats also why i am thinking of reading it but well,with my speed i can probably read it all in one day as did with Kizu(of course if is as good as Kizu) so still some time left before that.
O YA MAN! probably will finish S&W and next is CG! to see finally why people love it so much! and Lelouch.
MMMM well man tell me once you start! specially if you got with that since i also thinking of reading HxH sooner or later! as Ever17 probably will do first MuvLuv thing when i return to VN.
That sucks man! mince always work like that! -.- really dont know why doent work : /
As for anime:
Dashiawia | 05-09-13, 7:19 AM
Ah okay. I think you'll find it to be a great experience. The only slow parts you'll have to endure are in the common route, which shouldn't be all that bad considering that most long VNs probably have the same problem [I was told that LB!'s common route isn't the most exciting one either; it actually shows in the anime, too]. I really do insist that the true route in Ever 17 surpasses even that of G-Senjou's, which makes it a true masterpiece imo. Until I read Clannad, Steins;Gate, and Muv Luv Alternative, I doubt anything can top this stunning VN for me. >.<
Well, I'm already enjoying what little I've seen of Sachi's route [I'm at the part where they're trying to detain Mana from being sold to her own country; it's starting to get dramatic], and I'm almost positive the later chapters will be even better. Kenichi is also a really likable protagonist, probably even more so than Kyousuke, due to a good balance of character [he can be goofy and arrogant, but he's always a man of justice who's there for his friends]. While this VN likely won't surpass G-Senjou for me (due to the heroines being less likable overall), it should still be a 8+/10 if it's as good as I think it is. :D
I won't go into details since that'd be far too long, so I'll just give short comments on them.
Shingeki: Awesome stuff. Really surprised me with how well this adaptation has been doing. Even the "fillers" were inserted naturally and actually served to accentuate the dark mood, as well as giving the characters more depth. Easily a 8/10 for me right now.
Maou-sama: Still hilarious and remains my favorite comedy of the season. The fight scenes are mixed well with comedic moments, making the experience light hearted and fun. I don't think this show should try to become too serious, since it's perfectly doing a great job putting comedy as its primary appeal. Wouldn't hurt to see some more romance later on, though. My current rating for it is a 7.5/10.
Oregairu: I'm liking the protagonist a lot, hope he continues to be a cynical bastard. Lol, just kidding. I can easily see him changing little by little as the series progresses. I doubt that he will suddenly become a cheerful person, but I also don't think he will remain pessimistic all the way [that'd be too depressing]. Yukino and Yui are also both likable heroines. So yeah, I'm liking it so far. 6.5/10 for me.
Oreimo 2: This is starting to become more interesting. I found the recent episodes to be entertaining, especially that date episode with Kirino [Kyousuke's "my darling" line had me rofl]. I'm indifferent as to which girl he ends up picking, contrary to many Kuroneko supportors [I'm actually somewhat of a Saori shipper, but the chances of that happening is slim to none probably XD]. Overall a 6.5/10 as well.
Railgun S: This show is definitely looking like it'll be better than the first season (it already is, actually). The fact that Accelerator will show up next episode is already giving me the goosebumps. Definitely one of the top shows of the season imo. 7/10.
Chihayafuru 2: Still good, but not as amazing as first season. I'm personally more interested in the character interactions than the game itself, and season 2 has mostly focused on the latter. I believe it could use more drama and less gameplay. That's just me, though. :p. Currently a 7.5/10 for me.
HxH: The CA arc is arguably my favorite arc in the manga, so needless to say I'm highly stoked to see this animated. So far it's been doing a great job building up the dark mood. It's using fillers in a similar fashion to Shingeki --- something I never thought would actually work so well, but it's certainly working in fleshing out its characters (both the antagonists and the human victims). If everything goes well, this arc might even surpass the YS arc in epicness. :D. A solid 8.5/10 for me.
Gargantia: I didn't like this episode much, if at all, because it didn't really serve any real purpose other than to give Ledo his developments [interacting with other humans to become more human himself, etc]. The presentation felt sloppy and slow; I didn't love the comedy either. As a whole, this series still has potential to be good, but it hasn't been consistently entertaining for me as of now. Based on its current progress, I'd have to give it a 6/10.
Valvrave: Not looking like it'll be a promising mecha. It feels like a Gundam Seed/Code Geass rip-off. I'm mostly watching for its aesthetics; the visuals are pretty appealing. Other than that, it's a pretty bad show imo. 4/10 as of current.
Henneko: I'm enjoying it more than before, although it's still not that original, nor is it unique. Tsukiko is definitely a cute character, though. And Tsukushi being a siscon is something I did not see coming XD. Overall, it's a fairly passable series that I certainly don't regret watching. 5.5/10.
DAL: This is what I'd call the definition of a generic harem. It's cliche, unoriginal, and uneventful, but it's not irritating to watch for the most part either. I originally said I liked Tohka, and that still hasn't changed to this day; she's cute as fuck. Though she's probably my only incentive for watching it, lol. 4/10.
DS2: I'm not enjoying it as much as I used to, due to Hibiki being a typical, righteous hero. This show's casts feel inferior to Persona 4's [mainly the girls]. Don't get me wrong, this still isn't a bad show --- just not a very good one from a technical perspective imo. 6/10.
Well, those are my opinions, and I don't intend to force them on anyone. So feel free to agree-to-disagree with anything I've said. >.<