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Favorite Anime
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Giant Robo the Animation: Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi
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Aria the Origination
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Tentai Senshi Sunred
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Favorite Manga
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
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Kozure Ookami
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Favorite Characters
Sagara, Sousuke
Glory, Athena
Harvent, Miria
Dian, Isaac
Adachi, Hana
Yonsa, Balsa
Noda, Megumi

Favorite People
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Hirano, Aya
Hirano, Aya
Wakamoto, Norio
Wakamoto, Norio
Kanno, Yoko
Kanno, Yoko

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Archaeon's Details
02-24-15, 2:25 PM
October 21, 1975
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November 2, 2007
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Anime Stats

Time (Days) 297.1
Watching 88
Completed 1153
On Hold 22
Dropped 7
Plan to Watch 1251
Total Entries 2521

Anime compatibility with Archaeon is:
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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 167.5
Reading 217
Completed 472
On Hold 4
Dropped 4
Plan to Read 67
Total Entries 764

Manga compatibility with Archaeon is:
Unknown :(

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Feel free to comment/message me if there's something I've said that you don't like or agree with. Discussions are always welcome as long as they're rational, logical, coherent (hopefully - an idiot who's blinded by rage isn't usually the most talkative of people as their vocabulary usually devolves to grunts, moans and swearing), and preferably in english (I've nothing against other languages, I just don't speak them that well).

If you wish to have a go at me - either as a comment or as part of a discussion - then please be creative. I'll only take you seriously if you can prove that you have talent when it comes to the art of the insult, and this means you should try to avoid swearing and use your imagination.

And for those of you who lack the intelligence (or ability), to follow simple requests like these, please refrain from talking to me you miserable excuses for the excrement that fell out of a baboon's rectum. You're about as evolved as the lowest single-celled lifeform and you shame the rest of humanity with your existence. It's a disgrace that you buck-toothed, chinless wonders actually have opposable thumbs. You should do the decent thing and isolate yourself in a dark room - or at least wear a bag over your head when you go out so I won't vomit all over the street at the sight of your bug-eyed, monobrowed countenance staring at every shiny thing like a goldfish on bad acid (it helps to blink you know - if you can get your head around that idea).

That is just one simple example of a crafted insult (there are plenty more so try some yourself). If you automatically resort to swearing then it only proves that you either lack the intelligence to breathe and talk at the same time, or that you're a kid trying to prove how big and tough they are (when in truth you've probably got more spots than a leopard, the muscle tone of an elastic band, and a smell so definable it has its own personality).


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Archaeon's Comments
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llll | 9 hours ago
Hey, Aria's having a sequel soon.
What are your thoughts on this?
Do you think they should have just left it off at the Origination?

mycat8u | Yesterday, 7:19 AM
I just wanted to say thanks for your awesome reviews! I always read yours first when I scroll through MAL reviews. They are always insightful and fun!

Syrup- | 02-25-15, 7:14 AM
Firstly, my profile picture is of The Dude from the Coen Brother's movie "The Big Lebowski". It is not Jesus.

close enough man

DariusParadox | 02-25-15, 5:13 AM
( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

ZephSilver | 02-24-15, 2:27 PM
it still would have been nice if they had explored that mother daughter relationship more. I felt like it was a huge missed opportunity that could of been something more thought provoking or even cathartic if it was handled with care. But it felt more like a gimmick after a point on like "ohh look she's the kid but act like the adult, what silly shenanigans.. aren't we clever?" .. They never really went anywhere with it. And you're right as a sort of "road" journey it was effective. It had a few nice moments like Michiko dealing with that affair and the dynamics behind it. I really wanted to overlook the other problems but I couldn't bring myself to do so. The ending was indeed more realistic in it's portrayal but made for a doubled edge sword when you think that 20+ episodes led to a empty payout. Like wasted investment that was on to something.

Ever consider the fact that we always remember the good things more than the bad? Like what we do with "nostalgia blindness". I feel like that also applies to short term as well. For example I thought Zankyou No Terror had shitty script but after a few days I thought "it wasn't so bad".... but then I rewatched it and hated it even more after realizing how soulless of a show it was.. All presentation with no substance.
I see how your method can work in certain instances but I just don't see it always being effective in regards to certain shows.

Of course you're the experienced reviewer/anime watcher here and your words have the added benefit of holding great merit, maybe I'm just too harsh but I just can't wrap my head around giving shows like blue exorcist a 6 for what in my eyes felt was below average at best.
Eh I guess it's just me. But thanks for giving me some insight to the method of your madness : )

ZephSilver | 02-24-15, 1:26 PM
Oh no don't get me wrong I give Michiko due credit for shedding light on Latino culture, feeling like a lighter version of City of God and having a nice aesthetic to it. I gave it a 6/10 (using MALs score that is decent) for being a nice action/adventure romp but other than that I felt like it was handled haphazardly. The melodrama was on Zeta Gundam's level of bad, the overarching story had too much padding and just led to an extremely underwhelming conclusion. It was original in it's setting and execution but failed to meet the ambitious goal it established. I felt like a 7/10 was the highest score it can possibly deserve but opt out for 6/10 due to the glaring mishaps I mentioned. But a 9/10? that's only 1 score away from a masterpiece which I feel is highly undeserving for a show that only offered a different setting than the norm but nothing more.

So what takes greater priority in critiquing or do you treat it all equally?

"something I forgot to add to that comment. Many people habitually judge things using the best thing they've seen as their benchmark. Because criticism is part of my job I look at all media - including anime and manga - from the perspective of the worst thing I've seen. It's a simple but profound difference in perspective"

But wouldn't that method lead to overpraising a show just because it wasn't on, let's say Garzey's Wing/Shitcom/Eiken level? I mean I understand the reasoning behind that way of thinking but where do you draw the line as to how much a show is worth when you're comparing it to the "bottom of the barrel" titles?

Also thanks for going through the trouble of replying

ZephSilver | 02-23-15, 4:13 PM
what exactly do you look at when reviewing a show? You have a great deal of reviews I can get behind (Steins;Gate, F/Z etc.) but then there are animes I consider subpar to below average that you also give high scores to (Michiko to Hatchin, Ao no Exorcist etc.).. it would be nice to get your thought process when writing your reviews.

DariusParadox | 02-23-15, 2:30 PM
R u like 40 yrs old o_O ???

Private-Oneechan | 02-22-15, 8:38 PM
hey man, just wanted to say you do great reviews and I think it's awesome how you take the time to answer everyone's comments on your profile, keep up the good work!

roboto56 | 02-22-15, 12:09 AM
Are you interested in the possible revival of the aria series, considering how athenas seiyuu passed away? Not to mention the fact that its been such a long time since origination was concluded, so the show might suffer from it.

rockartsi | 02-21-15, 12:53 PM
You are like Jesus of mal

Fullmetal89 | 02-20-15, 7:27 PM
Nice Legend of Legendary Heroes review, as usual your reviews are top notch.

bigblackbrotha | 02-18-15, 11:33 AM
Dont worry about when you reply, I'm asking about the Visual Novel. Seeing as it's widely accepted as the best plot in general I was just curious if you have read the Visual Novel since I am in the middle of doing so right now.

greebo | 02-17-15, 12:50 PM
No Problem!
I thought I'd finished all those shows you recommended me last year. (no problem if you can't remember)
I have to say you picked out some real gems

Awry | 02-16-15, 5:44 PM
You're pretty young mate.

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