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12-13-09, 2:31 AM

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ArtieBoy: Not much manga on your list. It seems to be mostly entry-level shonen and seinen. It's good to read the basics before moving on to more obscure series I guess.

You seem to have enjoyed Skyhigh so why not check out Tsutomu Takahashi's other manga as well? Jiraishin in particular may be to your liking.
Freesia, Akira Lone Wolf and Cub, Sangokushi, Eden: It's an Endless World and Parasyte fit your tastes as well.

While not necessarily action-oriented the following are very suspenseful titles you may like: Ikigami, Sanctuary, MW, Ode to Kirihito and Buddha.

Try to look at the recommendations for series that you like so you can learn about new titles that you may not normally come across otherwise.


For me, please don't comment on the style or look of my list as I couldn't care less about that. I use the feature for organizational purposes rather than to be fashionable.
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12-13-09, 2:38 AM

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Just based on your Currently Reading list, I can see we don't read the same titles that much. You've got a hell of a Plan To Read list.

You seem to have really liked Blame Academy. I thought they were good, but not awesome. 6 for Death Note. I personally thought it was a masterpiece though it was quite wordy at times, but the details were well-explained. Our ratings for shared manga are quite different.
 
12-13-09, 5:43 AM

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Note: Do me a favour - if you reply directly to my post, either comment/message me or rule your post out of the game. It's fairly annoying; to get over-looked because someone defends themselves, that person not even bothering to counter-list comment. I'm not looking to argue, anyway - I'm simply expressing my honest views.

Corrupt_Id:

When I saw your username, I remembered you from a thread I made - we agreed. I also remembered you're fond of Gankutsuou.

...Then, I saw our percentage - 35.6%. We're only 2-3% higher than with someone who, quite possibly, has the worst taste on MAL.

You rated NHK 8/10, Alive 8/10 (covered already), Dragon Ball 8/10, Gankutsuou 7/10, Ranma 7/10 and other similar titles fairly high. However, you also rated Onani 1/10 and Bleach 1/10.

Want to know the problem with this? Quite simply, you've screwed up your own scoring system by throwing logic out of the window, opting instead to do the childish thing and attempt to adjust the averages by, rather than being fair, instead giving the lowest scores possible to undeseriving titles.

Let's look at NHK. You gave it 8/10 - the same score as me. I'd usually say fair enough, but not when you scored Onani 1/10. How can you score two similar psychological dramas so differently? The NHK manga is even the worst version of the NHK story because of its amount of filler and poor finale. It makes zero sense. Without looking at your list, I can only assume you rated it 1/10 after a few chapters; before it transformed from DN parody/comedy to one of the hardest-hitting stories you'll encounter. And if you didn't, instead scoring it low after reading a lot, then there's truly no hope.

There are 1/10 titles out there. For example, Gankutsuou could get a 1/10 for being a terrible adaptation of one of the best anime ever created, complete with storyboard level art. Of course, with you making every attempt to defy logic (and annoy me!), you rated it 7/10, and I can assume that's because of Gankutsuou fanboyism when comparing it against your other scores.

As for Bleach, I'm not its biggist fan, nor am I a hater. I'm somewhere in-between; someone who thinks it's got old but still reads it for fun every now and then. But, lover, hater or whatever I am, I can't agree with you 1/10ing it when you scored DB 8/10 and Naruto 6/10. Seriously, how's that work out? Bleach isn't by any stretch of the imagination a classic - it's a typical shounen - but it has one of the best shounen arcs (SS), very nice art, cool characters and decent humour. Sure, I'm sure it gets worse the further you get, but it isn't impossible to award it an objective 1/10.

Another rating of yours that irked me is your 5/10 of Goth. If you've read the novel, I can understand as it cuts/changes things that'd upset a purist... but, assuming you haven't, then I can't see how it's a fair score. In terms of single volume manga, you won't see much better - its dark/disturbing vibe being rare - and the character artwork is impressive throughout.

...I think you get the picture without me drawing any more. While most of our ratings aren't that different, the few that our ruin your ratings in my eyes because, put alongside your other ratings, they simply aren't fair. There's no anti-shounen or anti-p. drama pattern; you just throw around low scores for the fun of it.

As for your actual list, it's fairly basic, with what looks like (can't see clearly) abstract art as your background.
You've read a lot that I plan on, one day, reading. Of your completed 9-10/10's, Nijigahara Holograph and Solanin (in post!) are titles I'll read soon(ish) because of their length, and longer titles like Blame! and 20th Century Boys will probably get a look-in... one day.

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AlexisSolitaire:

We're at 44%, and that's down to you seeming to have a point to prove; low-scoring Bleach and Naruto. I guess awarding those two low scores is a way of expressing maturity on MAL...

On the plus side, out of our 13 shared titles, we have 4/13 matches. I can't agree with your 9/10's for Doubt and Negative Chainsaw, but I'm feeling too lazy to add any more than that at the moment.

Your background isn't nice on the eyes, at all. Bright red and yellow, on a dark, repeating DN background. Do not want.
I see you've read a lot of one-shots. I prefer short series rather than single chapters; there's more time to 'feel out' the story/characters.
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12-13-09, 9:26 AM

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I don't have any complains about the list style,i like the blue text on the black background,easy to read,also i like reading the Tags you wrote,even if i myself would hate writing them for my list.

Our compatibility is relatively low,only 55% but it does not seem like we share that many manga titles,21, you seem to be a romance/slice of life fan while i am not,i can't say i enjoy manga from the romance genre that much but i have yet to really give it a chance, still i definitely plan on reading some manga that can be found on your list,for example: Gunsalinger Girl, Monster, Believers, Bradherley's Coach, Harukana Machi-E...

As for recommendations,try some of Taiyo Matsumoto's manga ,not sure it will suit your tastes,but still.
 
12-13-09, 7:33 PM

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Corrupt_Id:

When I saw your username, I remembered you from a thread I made - we agreed. I also remembered you're fond of Gankutsuou.

...Then, I saw our percentage - 35.6%. We're only 2-3% higher than with someone who, quite possibly, has the worst taste on MAL.

You rated NHK 8/10, Alive 8/10 (covered already), Dragon Ball 8/10, Gankutsuou 7/10, Ranma 7/10 and other similar titles fairly high. However, you also rated Onani 1/10 and Bleach 1/10.

Want to know the problem with this? Quite simply, you've screwed up your own scoring system by throwing logic out of the window, opting instead to do the childish thing and attempt to adjust the averages by, rather than being fair, instead giving the lowest scores possible to undeseriving titles.

Let's look at NHK. You gave it 8/10 - the same score as me. I'd usually say fair enough, but not when you scored Onani 1/10. How can you score two similar psychological dramas so differently? The NHK manga is even the worst version of the NHK story because of its amount of filler and poor finale. It makes zero sense. Without looking at your list, I can only assume you rated it 1/10 after a few chapters; before it transformed from DN parody/comedy to one of the hardest-hitting stories you'll encounter. And if you didn't, instead scoring it low after reading a lot, then there's truly no hope.

There are 1/10 titles out there. For example, Gankutsuou could get a 1/10 for being a terrible adaptation of one of the best anime ever created, complete with storyboard level art. Of course, with you making every attempt to defy logic (and annoy me!), you rated it 7/10, and I can assume that's because of Gankutsuou fanboyism when comparing it against your other scores.

As for Bleach, I'm not its biggist fan, nor am I a hater. I'm somewhere in-between; someone who thinks it's got old but still reads it for fun every now and then. But, lover, hater or whatever I am, I can't agree with you 1/10ing it when you scored DB 8/10 and Naruto 6/10. Seriously, how's that work out? Bleach isn't by any stretch of the imagination a classic - it's a typical shounen - but it has one of the best shounen arcs (SS), very nice art, cool characters and decent humour. Sure, I'm sure it gets worse the further you get, but it isn't impossible to award it an objective 1/10.

Another rating of yours that irked me is your 5/10 of Goth. If you've read the novel, I can understand as it cuts/changes things that'd upset a purist... but, assuming you haven't, then I can't see how it's a fair score. In terms of single volume manga, you won't see much better - its dark/disturbing vibe being rare - and the character artwork is impressive throughout.

...I think you get the picture without me drawing any more. While most of our ratings aren't that different, the few that our ruin your ratings in my eyes because, put alongside your other ratings, they simply aren't fair. There's no anti-shounen or anti-p. drama pattern; you just throw around low scores for the fun of it.

In regards to Onani and Bleach I gave them their respective scores because they are exactly what a score of 1 affirms: unreadable. In that case I should have every manga I dropped as a 1 right? Well yes and no. For example, I rated Vagabond a 7 yet I dropped it because there was no end in sight, the horrendous pacing and the fact that it didn't interest me very much. That's one main reason I drop things, not necessarily because they're bad but because they don't interest me.
But yes, I agree that my scoring methods are far from consistent; I'm also constantly going back and changing scores to things I've read in the past.

When I first read the NHK manga I would have given it a 9 but then I read the superior (in my eyes) novel and thereby lowered the score by one. Perhaps the way I related so closely to the main character of Satou influenced my opinion of it.

As for the Gankutsuou manga, on it's own it certainly is less than average. However it's a great supplementary work to the anime in my eyes. It adds an interesting change of perspective from the series. So the idea that's it is simply a supplement to the anime influenced my score greatly.

Next poster, please respond to Zero and not me.
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12-13-09, 8:20 PM

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Aionic said:

...Then, I saw our percentage - 35.6%. We're only 2-3% higher than with someone who, quite possibly, has the worst taste on MAL.


Hehe. I think this pathetic, insecure tool means me.

I love how in his last post, he whines and bitches about Corrupt_Id's ratings (which are perfectly reasonable and consistent, by the way), which is the exact opposite of the whole focus and point of this topic.

A focus that Aonic wrote.

Focus

I think Zero has excellent taste, very close/similar to mine. Lots of thoughtful seinen, manga filled with swashbuckling adventure, and generally unique stories and art styles.

I've definitely picked up some good, worthwhile recommendations just from looking at his list before.

His theme is nice, calm, and doesn't give me a seizure with its bright colors. Good stuff.
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12-13-09, 8:33 PM

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-nice putting Battle Royale as a favorite, I rented it from the library during the summer and it got added to the xmas list. I just need to obtain 3 more of the big volumes to have it all since I very much so think this one is worth owning (and i should have more than enough money to do so), although I personally wasn't terribly thrilled with the ending

-also has Detroit Metal City among favorites, I've read the first two volumes of it myself (plan to get the third for xmas as well), I enjoy it, but don't see it making it to my top 10 any time soon

-is also reading Liar Game, good choice

-you read a lot of different genres in general, but you seem to favor seinen heavily when it comes to ratings

-in the same way, you overall tend to favor action and/or violence over comedy and/or romance (for that reason, I'd perhaps consider reading Parasyte and/or Shin Angyo Onshi)

-you've never read Vagabond? given your name I'd have assumed...
 
12-13-09, 8:45 PM

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classicalzawa said:

-in the same way, you overall tend to favor action and/or violence over comedy and/or romance (for that reason, I'd perhaps consider reading Parasyte and/or Shin Angyo Onshi)


A lot of people think this from only looking at my list, but it's not true. I absolutely loved Detroit Metal City, Mars, and Ohikkoshi. Akuma Love Song is also very good. I'm always on the lookout for great comedies and romantic stories.

Problem is, with the exception of the ones above, I haven't found many. What can I say? The Japanese are just a lot better when it comes to writing action/violence/psychological stories.


-you've never read Vagabond? given your name I'd have assumed...


Young Vagabond is a reference to Gegard Mousasi (pronounced similar to Musashi, hence the nickname), the man adorning my avatar and profile picture.

But yeah, I'm really looking forward to reading the manga.

Next poster respond to classicalzawa, not me.
 
12-14-09, 3:37 AM

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A Reboot background, that brings back memories. I like the alternating colors for the information. Everything is easy to read. You really think that Castle in the Sky is the only watchable Miyazaki movie? I find that strange. We have a very high compatibility, too: 83.5%!
 
12-14-09, 10:19 AM

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the background pic looks good, but too small
the list colour fits (nearly) to the pic, and it's readable

at first glance we share nothing...
but one title you read (Yotsuba&!) are on my plan to list (and another two title (Gunslinger Girl & Azumanga Daioh) are on my unofficial plan to list as candidates^^)

furthermore two titles on your plan to list I've read or currently read (Love Hina & xxxHOLiC both are worth reading)
 
12-14-09, 11:39 AM

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-you rate a lot of things a 10
-we only have 5 manga in common (well, 6 if you can count your "Plan to Read")
-so, looking at your top 5, you like X, which is a favorite on one of my friends, but I've never read it myself
-I got a good look at your collection pics (I have some on my page too), I'm thinking you have a lot of German releases that never came out in the states (Goldenboy for one makes me jealous as I enjoyed the OVA). A lot of the German editions have way prettier spines (like Cardcaptor Sakura to name one), and I see a lot of interesting side books (like the Angel Sanctuary Postkartenbuch, is that an artbook or does it actually have post cards?). I'm not familiar with most of the German companies, but since I see a Tokyopop spine there, I'm guessing you've imported a few here and there too. I like your collection, even if I might only be able to understand 1 out of every 3 sentences in the books themselves :P
 
12-14-09, 6:47 PM

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I salute you for not losing your temper, as I would if someone questioned my opinions with such... passion. When a person responds calmly, without swearing, it shows maturity. It's just too bad that, even though I understand that, I still get too annoyed to play nice when the roles are reversed.

If you found them to be unreadable and you see it as right to award 1/10 in such circumstances, fair enough. I would argue that, after viewing your DB, Naruto and NHK scores that your argument doesn't make any sense, but I'd just be repeating myself.

My brain works out scores a 'lil different. For example, I found Doki Doki (anime) to be be unwatchable, dropping it after three episodes and selling my DVDs on eBay to some Dutch fella. But, even though I hated it, I still only gave it 3/10; not 1/10. Why? Because I'll never know if it gets better and I see it best to not hand out top or bottom scores to unfinished series.

I'll just say this: if you dropped Bleach before the SS arc - assuming it'd be monster hunt after monster hunt - you made a mistake and you should've dropped it after its best arc instead. And as for Onani, you made an even bigger mistake if you judged it based on its first few chapters, not going beyond chapter 10.

I like the anime of NHK more than the novel and manga. The novel was a little too short, focusing too much on Satou's thoughts and the best character in NHK didn't even get a name. The TV series, on the other hand, added the best of the 'filler' from the manga and avoided including the worst because the manga wasn't finished. It ended up striking a near perfect balance - being longer than the novel and shorter than the manga.

And, finally, Gankutsuou: I ordered the first volume, was disgusted with the art/condensed mess of a story and quickly dropped it. I don't know why it was even released when all it does is butcher the anime.

classicalzawa:

My first thoughts are, you're (probably) female... yet you rated Mars 6/10 and Battle Royale 8/10. I think you're confused - more so than me; a guy who enjoys shoujo/josei.

Really, my only beef with you is your Mars score. You'll struggle to find a better shoujo; one that can even appeal to guys because of its in-depth characterization and 'real' characters. I don't get it.

I see you've given Maison Ikkoku 10/10, which is nice... but it took 160 chapters to reach its goal, moving at a snails pace. Going on your other scores - which are harsher than mine - it kind of surprises me you over-looked its flaws and seem to have been so critical elsewhere. Odd.

I can understand your 5/10 for Gyo, I'm ok with your 7/10 for Uzumaki, you gave Seizon the same score as me, Doubt the same score... etc, etc. Your only other stand-out score is your 6/10 for Apollo's Song - very harsh, even taking into account its poor art.

Your list is a little hard to read. Not impossible, but the background, together with your green/blue score colours, make it a bit of a pain.
I see you've read a lot of Tezuka's work. Cool. I plan on reading Phoenix at some point since the anime caught my interest and his shorter works are also obviously tempting. Also, I should receive Solanin in the post soon - here's hoping I like it more than you did!
 
12-14-09, 10:49 PM

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Nice Hiroki Endo profile pics you have there. But your list itself s a little hard to read. And the giant tags are kinda awkward.

Seems like you like most things you read more than I do. Which is fine. Or perhaps we just have a different rating scale. At least I'm not seeing any consistent overrating even if I disagree with certain individual scores.

Also I see lots of seinen. Which is good. You really can't have too many seinen titles on your list, unless they're all moeblob eroge adaptations.


My list style is broken and I can't be bothered to fix it. Also, I don't rate everything I finish, and I don't plan to, so I don't need comments on that.
 
12-16-09, 5:57 PM

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Hard to read because of the blue on black, or hard to read because of the text size? I actually increased the text size since first creating the thread...

Cheers - good to know someone appreciates it. For reasons not known to me, I find Endo's gloomy artwork very appealing. If my Eden 1-2 books haven't got lost in the xmas post - like my imported parcels seem to have - I'm looking forward to starting it and seeing more of his work. :)


For the most part, there's isn't much difference between us: we've rated around 50 of the same titles, and there's a small difference of 0.6. Not bad.

Most of our scores are within 1-2 points of each other. While, from my point of view, 7's for Bitter Virgin, Chrono Crusade, Death Note, etc are rather harsh coming from someone who scored Believers higher, I'm not going to jump down your throat. At least, unlike others, you haven't gone, "I dislike this, it's over-rated - imma give it a 1/10! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!"

We do agree about a fair few titles. You rate GTO higher than 14 Days, you rated Genshiken the same as me, you rated Tanpenshu the same, you rated Koi Kaze the same, etc etc. Really, aside from the odd 'Naruto - 5/10' and 'Love Hina - 6/10', we aren't that different at all.

You sure as hell have read/watched a lot - so much that it's difficult for me to comment when I don't even know the majority of the titles you have listed, or have interest in them.

Emma's on my hit list. I read the first volume awhile back and quite liked it. It didn't blow me away, in truth, but a romance with a difference - a historical setting - perfectly fine with me.
I quite liked NieA 7, and wasn't aware it had a manga. I guess I'll give that a go at some point, too, considering I 8/10ed the anime.
 
12-27-09, 2:02 AM

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12-27-09, 4:59 AM

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Heh, I considered bumping this yesterday, but didn't. Partially because I dread comments my list could get (I don't know how to use CSS to modify the style. Or at least, not to do that and end up with something decent. I have tried XD) and partially because I'm not really sure how to comment on someone elses list.
I'll probably end up writing something insanely long too :|
Ah well :)

I like your list design, its stylish, yet also simple.
Unlike whoever posted above, I think the blue/black works together well and makes it quite easy to read.
I admire your restraint for reading so few manga at a time, although it does look like you're making good use of the on-hold list ;)

As a random note, as one that stuck out to me - it amuses me somehow that your tags make it sound like you dislike Bleach so much when you've scored it so highly.
Same for the comments on Apollo's Song, and a couple of others.
I can't work out if you just can't rationalise your like of them, or if its a difference in opinion of how we see the rank scores :P

Skipping to what we have in common... it seems to be fairly little. You seem to rank things quite a bit higher than me, so its interesting to me that the common ground we do have (Solanin, Bradherley's, Lament of the Lamb, Claymore) is all stuff we've ranked highly, rather than stuff we don't like so much.
I'm going to put Mars and Confidential Confessions in there too, even though you ranked them slightly higher than me, because they were borderline for me :)
In part I'm just glad to have seen someone else who's read them, and note that you share my belief that the Mars sidestory is lacking compared to the series ^^

I hate your tags.
I should clarify though, because hate is too strong really.
I actually like the idea of using tags to give summaries. I can see how its definitely something that would make a persons list more viewable, informative and useful.
My problem doesn't come from what you've used your tags for, but how they end up as result of the way the list works.

There are two problems that strike me, the main one (to me) being the commas, that break, different parts, of what, you're writing, into separate tags.

As horrid as this suggestion might seem from a grammar point of view, you could consider swapping your fullstop and comma useage over.
That way, it would break your sentences into separate tags and stop them being split part way through when moused over. would look very odd when not moused over though :| Maybe you could 'accidently' avoid commas altogether? :(

The other 'problem' is a result of the alignment (I guess?) of tags vs the manga title. Because the title gets centred into the middle of the tags, and the tags are quite large,its very easy to keep reading into the next tag and not notice immediately that theres been a switch to a separate series because the next series title is so far down.
Which can be quite funny, actually. I have no idea if that sort of thing is changeable.
 
12-27-09, 12:14 PM

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@Aionic
To explain some of my scores:
-Maison Ikkoku was one of my earlier manga and I still love it today, so it does have some nostalgic factor to me and it does have an actual conclusion (unlike her other series) done in a decent amount of time
-I just didn't like Apollo's Song as much as either MW, Phoenix, Astro Boy, or Ode to Kirihito, AS jumped around a bit too much at times and I just don't tend to prefer Tezuka for romance as everyone tends to fall in love instantly so that the story can progress.
-As for Mars, I'm just not really a romantic per se and high school romance in particular seems to annoy something buried deep in my mind as I rather ignored it during high school as a waste of time, so high school romance manga in general bothers me as I don't tend to find it either "cute" nor "romantic". That's another thing about Maison Ikkoku, they were older than high school. I'll admit I was a bit harsh on Mars, but I did enjoy her other series Eternal Sabbath (actually read that one before Mars), I just didn't really find myself enjoying Mars and I can't entirely say why. I don't call it bad though, I call it "not my cup of tea", there's really no logical reason why I didn't like it, it just didn't touch with me emotionally. I'm thinking it's because I tend to enjoy shojo sci-fi or horror more than shojo romance

Ephidel
-haven't actually read any of the ones you marked as favorites
-glad to see you're currently reading Banana Fish, I think it gets better as it goes on so not about to say anything about your 8 score, but you just might change it
-seem to be reading a lot of manga that were made after the anime/related to it (the Code Geass and Baccano! ones stand out at me)
-glad to see I wasn't the only one who didn't throw a 10 at Akira, like your score for it
-I've read maybe the first 5 chapters of Basara, since I'm not at my dorm (where I tend to do that sort of stuff), haven't read it in a while and the first chapters haven't quite shown me it's a "10" yet, but I'm hoping it's at least a 9 for me.
-you read a lot more shojo than I do, that's for sure
-you also preferred the Planetes anime to the manga (even though you scored them both high)
-gave Please Save My Earth a 9, that's a great series
-you've only read 3 volumes of Phoenix? Which ones?
-aww, you dropped Battle Royale? I really enjoyed that one, although it won't get any less violent or depressing as the series goes on.
-not a big Cro High fan it would seem
-it just looks like you drop or stall a lot more shonen/seinen than shojo/josei
 
12-27-09, 5:44 PM

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I like your list colours, and they obviously match the picture well (although I can't say I like the picture that much. I don't know what its of or from though).
I will say that when you hover over a title on the purple background the link does sort of vanish into it though.
I also like how links turn purple when you click on them, although because I'm a bit dense that did confuse me a little to start with when I tried to work out why some were that colour ^^;
Your tags are... somewhat sparse.

On a manga front, our scores seem pretty similar, although its somewhat of a shame you dislike Clover so much. You aren't the first person I've come across to feel that way about it, but I don't suppose you'd mind sharing why? I'm honestly curious :)

I can see you've read quite a lot more Tezuka than I have, and I appreciate that you've actually scored the series.
Although I haven't read a lot of the ones you've read (yet) myself, it feels like quite often people who read Tezuka (erk, sorry for the generalisation) will rank all his stuff high or all his stuff low. It makes it quite awkward because it turns his work into a sort of mass, rather than individual stories, so its good to see someone truly differentiate between them. I'd passed over Kirihito before, but I might have to look into it now.

Also, I love your Tekkon Kinkreet score. I remember flicking through the old volumes when Viz had titled it Black and White and disliking the art and not being interested at all. There are so many things I've changed my opinon of over time that when I spotted the newly released Tekkon Kinkreet volume in Waterstones I was quite impressed by the look of it... but when I then flicked through the start of it, my opinions on it didn't seem to have changed at all so I never bought it.
What can I say. I've read a lot of opinions that run counter to mine on Tekkon, so its somewhat satisfying to see someone else feeling similarly (same as with Akira, I guess ^^).

As someone who has read What's Michael? and has the volumes on their shelves, I'm curious as to whether you think they're worth the money. I enjoyed Club 9 a lot, but the Michael volumes are so damn thin for the prices I see them at that I feel somewhat awkward about considering buying them.

I also spotted a PSME sequel on your list, and I have no idea how I missed that it had one. I knew it had some sort of side story going on in one of the Vivid Memories volumes (not sure if its one or two, I downloaded both the other day but didn't read them yet), but yeah, no clue there was a real sequel. Will need to hunt that out :)

I did briefly check our anime compatibility as you mentioned liking the Planetes anime more than the manga, and I can see that for the rest of it we seem to agree on rather little ^^;
I envy you for being able to make use of the 'full spectrum' of scores though. Its something I'm still struggling to do.

Random note: I like your collection pictures. And your cat ;)


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12-31-09, 1:43 AM

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Ephidel / older UK chick:

A yaoi as your #1 (;____________;), a manga by Emma's author as your #2 (looks good; I'm into the character design), and a manga I dropped after half a volume of sketchy/boring goings on as your #4. Interesting, if nothing else.

Well, you've sure as hell read a lot. Too much, really. But, as ever, because manga is so divergent compared to anime, we don't share 100 titles.

You rate lower than me; as you've said above. It's odd how, despite my low to mid 7 averages, people always go lower than me with their manga ratings. It makes me question why people read manga - they can't get much enjoyment out of it when they score it as lowly as they do!

I can't say I have any real issues with the majority of your scores, even though you go lower in most cases. The .hack novels, for example, are written so basic that it's understandable why someone would rate the series 5/10. And Togari is just a generic shounen, so someone not into Naruto and its ilk would naturally go lower than me. Etc, etc.

It hurts me to see you rated BOTH Love Hina and Maison Ikkoku 6/10. I can understand a girl 6/10ing Hina for its never-ending perverted humour, and Maison is slow-paced enough to get on the tits of a fair few people... but, usually, at least one of the two does it for readers.

Also, why the hell does a straight, not-so-manly guy such as myself seem to rate shoujo higher than its intended sex? Maybe I should've been born slightly differently...

Final comparison comments: it's nice to see someone else 8/10 LotL; someone who appreciates depressing and snail paced stories. It's also nice to see a female 8/10 Brad. Coach - I kind of assumed, with all the gang rape, it'd be too much for the majority of the fairer sex. I'm probably just being ever so slightly sexist, mind...

Your list: Unless it isn't loading for me, it's the basic one, aside from a few colour edits. Easy to read.
I view tags to be pointless when used correctly, so I disagree with your correct usage of list tagging.

There are too many titles for me to comment on, and there's more than likely an unhealthy helping of yaoi. Don't blame me for being lazy!

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Ephidel said:
I admire your restraint for reading so few manga at a time, although it does look like you're making good use of the on-hold list ;)


Unless we're taking 9-10/10 titles, I'm often AWFUL at finishing what I start. Sometimes the blame lies with me not having enough volumes, but more often than not it's down to my lack of motivation.

I can sit like a fucking robot at my PC - refreshing every so often - but if I have to read/watch something I tend to struggle. :(

As a random note, as one that stuck out to me - it amuses me somehow that your tags make it sound like you dislike Bleach so much when you've scored it so highly.P


In the case of Bleach, I'm negative mainly because I think I'll lower my rating the further I progress. It's only going to get less and less interesting as Kubo milks his prized cow for all he can.

It's the same deal with Claymore, where I was negative to show I prefer the anime, despite me 8/10ing. Like Bleach, I can see me 7/10ing somewhere down the line.

And, of course, sometimes I just feel like giving stupid rather than insightful comments. Most of my silly comments were made when I first started misusing the tags and had to tag like 40 titles at once. If I couldn't remember enough to be critical, I went for dumb instead. :)

I hate your tags...

There are two problems that strike me, the main one (to me) being the commas, that break, different parts, of what, you're writing, into separate tags.

As horrid as this suggestion might seem from a grammar point of view, you could consider swapping your fullstop and comma useage over.
That way, it would break your sentences into separate tags and stop them being split part way through when moused over. would look very odd when not moused over though :| Maybe you could 'accidently' avoid commas altogether? :(


Fuck you!... oh, wait!!!

Why does, it matter, how often, I use commas when people, shouldn't, treat my tags as, tags because, they aren't? I, don't, understand, your, issue...

I'm far too lazy to re-type them in a way that would work around commas. Sorry!
 
12-31-09, 2:25 PM

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I've stuck spoiler tags around individual segments because I wrote an awful lot (as I tend to do when I talk to people :P).

My defense and/or replies.
People may choose whether or not they want to consider me the last person to post or not, I don't mind either way :)

Re: Favourites.

Re:Ratings (+ Love Hina, Maison Ikkoku, Lament, Bradherleys)


Re: My list and my tags.

Re: Re: Your tags ;)
Modified by Ephidel, 12-31-09, 2:45 PM
 
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