Silion | 09-23-12, 1:16 PM
Hello Quintessence may I ask you something about Keys Visuel Novel Rewrite
I want to play Rewrite from Key but dont understand the Rewrite-Festa thing....
So is Rewrite festa a game on its own would be nice if you could explain it to me
thx for your answer Silion :)
waran4 | 09-08-12, 2:55 PM
Growing worried here... If you see this comment, please let me know if you're still up and running, having just taken a break from anime/MAL for some time...
waran4 | 02-03-12, 9:37 AM
Btw, just finished up Maison Ikkoku :3
waran4 | 01-31-12, 1:08 PM
Aah, true. Denmark's got that massive chunk of ice up there. That would most definitely explain the reason, indeed.
I thought as much. Anime with a lot of explaining tends to either run boring after a while or hard to follow through. I'll probably never get around to reading the novels, I'm afraid, as I have yet to find an affordable way for it yet...
I was a tad surprised as well, to be honest, but I was more surprised that Misha herself wasn't a full-fledged character with her own ending, given the premise was laid out in a way that made me think so at first...
Usagi Drop is definitely among the mangas I can recommend :3
waran4 | 01-30-12, 11:19 PM
Arctic slice, not Antarctic. Then again, further reading have now taught me that Denmark's territory in the Arctic is currently questioned, and they are to renew their claim by 2014.
Denmark's, seriously speaking, not done anything noteworthy outside of Scandinavia and Northern Europe. They were among the vikings who, together with the Normans, drove out the Anglo-saxons from England, and they held Norway in a union for 436 years in a war seemingly out of spite for the Swedes, like the Kalmar war, Thirty-Year-War and Torstensons war. I honestly don't know why they have a claim for a piece of the Arctic, but it might be because of their influence on Norway during the early years of Norwegian exploration... Although that's a matter I do not want to place too much speculation into, by all means :P
xD I need to rewatch Spice and Wolf... I fell asleep during most of it, and didn't catch on to the bartering system, or anything in general...
I just finished her route... Took me 7 hours, and I skipped just about the whole 1st act since I had already read it...
Back at ya xD Especially from your manga list, mangas like Living Game and now Maison Ikkoku as well :)
waran4 | 01-27-12, 3:33 PM
It might've been an accidental find as a Norwegian, whomever actually found it, was on his way to Antarctica to cross it.
Then I fail to see the reason Denmark's got a chunk of the Arctic... You're the history-whiz, right? You know what Denmark's done in the past to justify their territorial claim of Arctic chunks?
Neat! Viz' definitely become one of my favorite Western publishers now :3
I'm having serious issues finishing up Shizune's path... I end up completely distracted by something else after about 30 minutes >.< In time, I guess, in time.
Very well. I will refrain from pushing "awesome" titles on you ^^
waran4 | 01-25-12, 10:14 PM
Us pesky Norwegians... We have a tendency to cross islands of extreme weather, but Bouvet Island is this little odd man out...
Which oil-nation does not have a slice of Antarctica?
There are no discernible chapter switching in between those chapters I read, so it might be Viz pulling a quick one by releasing a tad more material on each chapter published (although, if they published the whole thing at once, then they have no reason to do it like this...)
His mind's been quite in the gutter for the most part of the manga so far at least. Now it's turning into a war of attrition between him and Mitaka though xD
I'm planning on doing Rin after Shizune, seeing as the majority of /a/ loved her path the most (for some reason).
xD I'll give it a go later today :P
xD Amen to that :)
I didn't really care much for Steins;Gate until a friend of mine at school recommended it to me, and it just happened to have it lying around on my hard drive. The 1st episode didn't entirely convince me this was going to be among the best animes I have ever seen, and it still doesn't, but from what that friend of mine says (although I yell at him to shut his trap and refrain from blowing the spoilers) it's an anime to watch it seems.
waran4 | 01-25-12, 2:34 PM
... Why do we even have Bouvet Island?! Just because a Norwegian set his foot there first?
The scanlation I'm reading lists 80 chapters in total (which I suspected to be just a lack of translated chapters), but each of them are about 48 pages long. They might be double-chapters, the ones I reading, meaning I'm somewhere around chapter 68, which seems right according to your speculation. Also, the scanlation I'm reading doesn't list which volume I'm on, so I can't know for sure unless I stumble upon a page with a volume cover.
That was indeed a milestone, yes. Kyoko's opinion of him changed at that time, but I believe Godai's opinion/intentions changed once he moved out.
Shizune's just so boooring.... >.< I'm having difficulties playing Katawa shoujo instead of Space Pirates and Zombies xD (which is a highly addicting indie game, I assure you) I haven't got much left of Shizune's path either, being in the final act and all.
I've played about 1 hour of Narcissu, but that was years ago... I'll finish up Shizune tomorrow, then set out for a quick play-through on Narcissu (since it's only got 1 path, it should be quick).
Maybe I should build myself a super-harem as well :3
Also, you who're so fond of stuff that questions your logic and intuition: Steins;Gate proves to be a series to watch in case you want an anime that twists your perception of time a bit, with a sizable dose of hilarity and proper moeness (the latter being in reasonable amounts, of course).
waran4 | 01-25-12, 5:55 AM
The two islands barely any Norwegian know are a part of Norway... Especially Bouvet Island.
Viz has done a surprisingly good job at keeping Maison funny as hell while feeling Japanese at the same time, better than what I'd expect from a regular scanlation. At chapter 34 now. I think this change in Godai's personality and his motives happened around the time when he moved out of Maison Ikkoku when Ichinose told everyone Kyoko had finally accepted Mitaka's proposal. Godai's now in hospital, and Mitaka just arrived as well after breaking his leg while skiing, requesting to be placed in the same room as Godai while he recovers.
You finished the whole thing?! I'm not finished with Shizune yet! And I've only done Hanako apart from that! >.< But yeah, it's surprisingly well-made considering it's made by 21 folks with no VN experience xD
waran4 | 01-20-12, 1:02 PM
That's what I've heard as well, but I've never actually looked into it at all... Jan Mayen is rarely regarded as a part of Norway in social conversations...
I think I just hit that point, where Godai's mindset changes, but I'm not sure. The art has changed somewhat from how it was in the beginning. I'll read onwards to confirm my suspicions and catch more of this interesting piece.
I haven't read any other Viz title, I'm afraid, but I'm surprised at how neatly the dialog fit into the situations. My only chagrin would be the strange onomatopoeia used, especially "Yow!" whenever someone shouts loudly...
waran4 | 01-19-12, 10:30 PM
Jan Mayen isn't really populated; it just houses these research facilities that no one really knows what research...
/a/'s flooded with it, the site just struck 2 million hits etc...
I wouldn't say the story's ecchi so far, considering there's only been 2 or 3 scenes of partial nudity in the 12 chapters that I've read, but it's certainly suggestive xD But yeah, as is, Godai's still the perv.
I realized so shortly after asking, to be honest, since it's off of mangafox due to licensing in the US. I don't really mind everyone being left-handed though xD And it's the only revision available through PocketManga.
waran4 | 01-18-12, 2:30 PM
I've only experienced that everywhere else in the world is less expensive than Norway, but I've never heard of Iceland's prices at all (even though it's in Scandinavia and is, sort of, our neighbors...). Well, these are both our import taxes and our regular taxes that's enforced on anything and everything we buy. A new bill also went through that there will be a tax put in place for digital transactions as well, but I don't know when it will take effect, and I doubt they'd be able to uphold it at all.
xD Higurashi's produced a lot of grimacing faces, that's for sure.
Go watch it and tell me if it's worth a watch, will ya ^^ We won't get further by just assuming and speculating out here on MAL, I guess xD
Katawa Shoujo was just made by 21 amateurs from around the world, but they've definitely done something no other VN designer's done (which seems to be a common occurrence among amateur VN studios, nowadays).
I did, yes :P
Also, I just started reading Maison Ikkoku. Just letting you know; am currently at chapter 2, so wait a bit for me to actually catch a better glimpse of its proposed awesomeness. But it's originally read from right to left, like any other manga, right? (for some reason, the version I found on AnimeA (which is compatible with PocketManga, which I use to read manga on my phone) is read from left to right o.O)
waran4 | 01-17-12, 11:12 PM
I've never heard about he prices in Iceland, to be honest, but Sweden's a tad cheaper, yeah. Sweden's stores are located faaaaar inland though, so me who lives not too far from the border am still left stranded... Importing from Amazon is more expensive because of our lovely tax of 25% on any non-edible and non-alchoholic goods (17% for edible stuffs and 70% for alcohol (no, that was not a typo)).
What I heard, at least, is that it's similar to Paprika, and that Paprika is supposedly similar to Perfect Blue. I've never explicitly heard anyone saying Millennium Actress is similar to Perfect Blue ^^;
Wow xD A tad beyond being a simple member indeed. Katawa Shoujo was originally made in English, and then translated to Japanese, Chinese, Korean (I think), French, Italian, Spanish etc. I've got Ever17 and Narcissu waiting for me as well... And they have been for some time...
waran4 | 01-15-12, 10:37 PM
One of the few reasons I dislike being in Norway: everything's expensive... >.<
I vaguely remember it...
I've been curious as to whether I should watch Millennium Actress lately, now that I've finished Beck.
Also, you who's into VNs to such a degree to have joined the Visual Novel Petition Club, have you heard of Katawa Shoujo? (I'd be slightly surprised if you haven't...)
waran4 | 01-08-12, 9:48 PM
Well, I hope your predicament sorts out in the end :)
4?! Wow... And I bet you have a tad more than 2 shops in total that actually sell manga in Canada?
I don't remember anymore... .__. I vaguely remember Shion's madness, but not much more than that. And I remember the main culprit in Kai, and what she did, but I don't remember why she did it or anything like that... Fuuuu.
Still not my cup of tea, I'm afraid :P So I doubt I'll be watching Millenium Actress, Akira or Perfect Blue anytime soon.
waran4 | 01-08-12, 2:29 AM
And how much of a recovery have you made now?
I've never read a physical copy of a manga ever... They cost 250 kr/$CAD42 per volume... Which is a luxury I cannot afford as of yet. I'd really like to try one day though :3
True that. The amount of psycho-stuff isn't that high though, and, at least as I see it, it just helps to strengthen the impression that these characters are genuinely psychopaths. I haven't gotten around to reading Higurashi yet though.
Perfect Blue, Paprika, Millennium Actress and Memories are all works of the master of mind-fuck; Satoshi Kon. Paprika was amusing to watch though, and I actually understood what was happening. It's just the mind-fucked twist of the whole thing, of dreams turning into reality, that puts the "lulwut"-face in display.
The 5th Kara no Kyoukai is the one with the highest score though... But I haven't heard anyone talk about any of the movies before at all, so I really have no idea what they're like other than their score here on MAL...
waran4 | 01-08-12, 12:44 AM
Talking won't be fixing an issue like that, no... What did you work with?
Must be something like that, yeah xD I find that if I prefer to read manga/books on my android phone, since it's so small and easily accessible...
I don't see much problem in understanding Higurashi myself, but Akira and Perfect Blue (especially the latter) seems like titles that'd take me a while to understand fully... Had a similar experience with Paprika and Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade. I've watched FLCL, and I must say that I didn't really get what was going on, no... And the 2nd Eva movie required me to read a review to actually get anything of. I didn't know Kara no Kyoukai was that kind of movie though... I've been meaning to watch all 7 as soon as time allows. Or is it just the 5th that's such a psychological mess?
waran4 | 01-07-12, 1:56 PM
Care to talk about it, or is it something you'd rather not talk about?
I've gotten more and more into VNs lately, so I might actually give Tsukihime a go. I'm rather fond of reading, but rarely regular novels and physical books... For an unknown reason...
Higurashi's awesome :3
Well, my initial impression of "psychological" animes, although it might just be a warped impression caused by a mix-up between psycological and dementia (I have no idea exactly what the genre "dementia" is...), is from Serial Experiments Lain, which's basically nothing but psychobabble and symbolism behind every single thing... And we're not just talking about crows signaling the impending death of a major character, which is the kind of symbolism I like, but rather a street being displayed with a stream of blood beneath it symboling the lasting and dire connection modern technology has on everyone involved.
Basically the same with me. Currently watching Beck, which is more Music than anything else, and it's rather on-and-off between the moments I watch it.
waran4 | 11-23-11, 3:58 AM
Then what've you been doing all this time?!
With each passing day I my urge to actually read Maison Ikkoku grows. Alas, I cannot quench this immense desire because I cannot find a scanlation of it anywhere and the local manga store (which is the only one of 2 manga stores in the whole country) doesn't have it... I'm in a bind here! >.<
I might have a go at Tsukihime then, but I won't guarantee anything...
I really enjoyed both the anime and the manga, so I'm happy either way :D
I like anime that challenges my intuition and lets me ponder upon who the culprit is, what is really happening, how it is happening and why. BUT, I absolutely despise these psychological series, like Serial Experiments Lain and the like, that challenges your perception of symbolical entities and the like. Even so, I thoroughly enjoy hilarious comedies and passionate romances :3
Sorry if it seemed like I overreacted ^^; But I'm more concerned with seeming like a genre-locked person; my favorite series of all time is Hajime no Ippo, a sports shounen anime. On 2nd place you find Angel Beats and Clannad gets 3rd. But it's like you say: each person's different, and some may like AIR more than others or Kanon more than others, regardless of the sequence they watched them in.
waran4 | 11-21-11, 1:11 PM
Just read the latest Sora no Otoshimono chapter (55). Shit just got real!