Bobduh's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 49.8
Mean Score: 6.81
  • Total Entries486
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes2,879
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.
Nov 6, 1:05 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
K-On!!: Keikaku!
K-On!!: Keikaku!
Nov 3, 11:50 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Nov 3, 11:49 AM
Completed 26/26 · Scored 9
Manga Stats
Days: 7.8
Mean Score: 7.08
  • Total Entries30
  • Reread0
  • Chapters964
  • Volumes156
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Natsu no Zenjitsu
Natsu no Zenjitsu
Nov 18, 9:12 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Hoshi no Samidare
Hoshi no Samidare
Jul 31, 2014 6:36 AM
Reading -/65 · Scored 7
Jul 31, 2014 6:36 AM
Reading -/39 · Scored 9


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AmbiguousMonster Nov 26, 5:23 PM
The score you gave Mindgame is intriguing, given how you seem to hold Mr. Yuasa is such high regard and the themes it presents are fairly typical of him. Did you perhaps find it too visually and narratively unfocused? I greatly appreciate your work on your blog and at ANN, by the way.
Vasz_ Aug 28, 3:16 PM
Hey, I really admire your essays man. I'm actually surprised that you don't have more comments in your profile from people praising you, your work is something else, really. :)
MAEC4333 Jun 5, 9:02 AM
Your reviews are incrediibly well written even though sometimes I dont agree with your opinion I still enjoy reading them. Most of your articles respect the reader's opinion and your arguments are always persuasive.
Your Top 30 are some of the best I've seen, Oregairu, The Tatami Galaxy, The eccentric family Hunter X Hunter etc are absolute gems.
Keep up the good work
PawnDa Apr 27, 9:22 PM
Just spent the last two hours reading some of the comments you've written, the Clannad ones are really funny.

I've pretty much given up on trying to rate shows accurately since my tastes have changed a lot and I haven't bothered with trying to retroactively 'fix' my ratings (also ones' perception of a show changes as time passes, you forget most of the annoying stuff and remember the profound stuff).

Anyways I decided to leave a comment because I'd really love to know what you think of Ergo Proxy, so consider this comment an incentive for starting that series.

Solumnant Apr 14, 2:49 PM
Looking at your top-rated shows, I'm really surprised you haven't even tried Welcome to the NHK. Have you not heard of it or are you just not interested?
ChazzU Mar 31, 3:25 PM
Oh, a small update -

I tried to go through my list with my own version of your idea in mind (a pre-set explanation behind each score from 1-10) and it just didn't work. Like, at all.
I joke around on my profile saying that "I attribute relatively arbitrary scores faulty of accurately representing my opinion to pieces of work people spent weeks creating. And I'm proud of it." because it was sort of true, but it has become more accurate without me realizing it.

I even tried to branch out to AniList, but scoring on 100 or with decimal points doesn't do the trick either, because it just gets too specific, and I can't compare Madoka to Barakamon, how would that even work?!

Having scores available is nice and easy, but in truth rankings are both friend and foe.
MagnaAnima Jan 15, 2:57 AM
Loved your essay/analysis regarding the Chimera Ant arc on your website, amazing work! It's unfortunate that Togashi is on another unpredictably long hiatus, this new arc seems very promising.
Ara_ Dec 9, 2014 11:35 AM
Passing by, went through your blog. (still going through actually). Oh and wow, that scoring difference between Chuunibyou season 1 and 2. I guess I did right by not bothering with this second season.
Cosmicblaze454 Dec 8, 2014 12:35 AM
Hey Bobduh! Why did you drop Black Lagoon when you have only 2 episodes to watch
henderson1147 Dec 1, 2014 3:10 PM
Hi Bobduh! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your writing style and valuable discussions on your blog. I also want to introduce an anime movie series that I feel that you get something out of. I don't think the characterization is the best, but the worldbuilding, atmosphere and thematic motifs are expressed greatly in my opinion. It's called Kara no Kyoukai and is also made by ufotable.
Luxun Nov 29, 2014 10:13 PM
Interesting Blog.
PonPonPon Oct 23, 2014 8:38 PM

I just wanted to say that your Utena notes on your blog were really interesting and a lot of fun to read. I stumbled upon them about a third of the way through the series and I've been reading them after every episode; it's been really great having a kind of reference and knowing that someone else thought the same things that I've been thinking while watching this, especially considering how oblique this anime can be. Plus, you mentioned a lot of things that I never would have caught by myself.

So yeah, just wanted to give you props n_n also, your reviews are awesome. Very thorough and well-written.
Amarrez Oct 21, 2014 5:11 AM
Hey Bobduh, did you ever read Oyasumi Punpun? From what I've read of your blog it's probably right up your alley.
czxcjx Oct 20, 2014 9:35 AM
Hey I just came from your site. Your reviews are pretty much the most in-depth I've ever read, especially your analysis of the White Album 2 characters. I think out of anyone on MAL yours is probably the one of those rare opinions that I can actually trust. Great work!

Now if there only was a reviewer with the pure artistry for essay-writing of say a Borges, Sontag, Lester Bangs, Orwell or David Foster Wallace. That would probably win my heart and allegiance forever.
simonthezhao Jun 11, 2014 3:27 AM
Thanks for the response! In response to the difference in our opinion, I guess it's just the weight that we put on different aspects. Like you, I don't think NGNL brings anything too interesting to the table but it IS well done in the sense that it's fun to watch. The game battles are polished and reasonable and the plot, although simple, isn't straying and the show is staying true to it. I guess that alone is enough to let me give it a higher rating than what you would give it because I tend to give shows merit for what they try to do as a base to start off with. Yeah, the fanservice is a bit heavy though.

And to go into more detail about Haruhi, I found that it failed as a SoL because of the somewhat serious premise that the world was going to end due to Haruhi herself. Whilst being charismatic, she still felt really unnecessarily bitchy and entitled. It also failed at being something with solid plot as it never really gets anywhere with the whole god thing. There were some good inner monologues and I definitely give it credit for that, but I don't feel as if it was enough to save the show. I compare it a lot to yozakura quartet where it's a slice of life of sorts in an unnatural world, but like you say about YQ, it's very arbitrary. Disappearance was great though, no doubt about that.