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Anime Stats
Days: 126.0
Mean Score: 6.23
  • Total Entries1,049
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes8,211
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Flying Witch
Flying Witch
Yesterday, 8:16 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 10
Momokuri
Momokuri
Yesterday, 7:22 PM
Watching 11/26 · Scored 8
Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
Jun 24, 6:49 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 5
Manga Stats
Days: 10.9
Mean Score: 6.95
  • Total Entries110
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,955
  • Volumes104
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Azumanga Daioh
Azumanga Daioh
Jun 15, 6:29 PM
Completed 69/69 · Scored 9
A-Channel
A-Channel
Jun 12, 2:34 PM
Reading 89/? · Scored 7
Kamisama Hajimemashita
Kamisama Hajimemashita
May 25, 3:24 PM
Reading 119/154 · Scored 9

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dmrch Yesterday, 12:44 PM
"Guns, Germs and Steel" is one of the best selling books in Japan this decade. (of course, a translated version). The author's macro scale viewpoint has been highly rated in Japan. But at the same time, his description about Japan including Ainu and the East Asia is often wrong, including "stupid" level misunderstandings. For example,

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By the way, may I ask a question?

One of Junichi's childhood friends, and is often seen with his other friend Masayoshi.

http://myanimelist.net/character/32393/Kaoru_Tanamachi

Junichi met Kaoru at the 2nd grade of junior high school (the 8th grade in the US) and became friends with her. They are the 2nd grade of high school at the start of the story. Can it be called "a childhood friend" in English expression? At least, it cannot be called "おさななじみ" in the Japanese language.
dmrch Jun 23, 4:02 PM
> I found the "raws" and I managed to understand about half of ep 10 and nearly everything in ep 11 and 12 - I was really proud of myself! :)

Oh, I guess you can understand Japanese much better than I can catch English in the regard of listening :)

> I was actually really surprised at how much has been borrowed into Chinese.

The following may be a "sensitive" topic.
dmrch Jun 22, 2:43 PM
(This video is not related to anime at all. Check this If you don't mind)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHC3i6N9Wvk
I could almost completely catch what he was saying in this video, so I was really glad that I could understand an English video to some extent. (Of course the subtitles helped my understanding very much. Also my prior knowledge about the topic of the video helped me a lot... For me, the Japanese language is beyond "knowledge" though).

我去学校 (This video says it means "I go to school").
Acinonyx Jun 18, 6:11 PM
I'm sure Glitter Farce is a nice wholesome American-values show for an American kid, and if they have no prior experience with Precure than it has a chance at being an okay show. I allow that these kind of shows can exist since it's a terrible fan butcher dub that a couple college kids put together of the original Gundam that got me into anime in the first place. This is an especially relevant subject to me since I'm currently watching my nice new original Gundam blurays, and it reminds me of those sad VHS tapes from 25 years ago. If GF can act as a gateway to more anime watching than it has done it's job. I'm just irked that one of my favorite anime had this happen to it, and I'll never see a proper release of Smile thanks to it.
dmrch Jun 18, 10:19 AM
> But of the shows I'm really looking forward to in the next few months, Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! is near (but not at) the top. For some reason I'm anticipating that it will be really good. For me it's only slightly behind Mahoutsukai no Yome.

I haven't read Mahoutsukai no Yome, but fortunately or unfortunately I am living in Japan, so I have heard many people are saying that the manga is good. (Also I found that the manga was piled up flat in a book store). According to Wikipedia (in Japanese), the anime of that will be OVAs. Hmm, I wish that it becomes a TV series someday.

As for Prisma Illya drei, actually I have started reading the original manga. I felt the atmosphere of the story is changed. I prefer that atmosphere more than the previous one. However, I predict that some viewers who are pure fans of CGDCTs are going to become like this:
Acinonyx Jun 15, 4:51 PM
oh gods above, I made a terrible pun.
Acinonyx Jun 15, 4:50 PM
lol, 'blew through'. It actually took me quite a few months to finish that this time. I watched it when it originally aired, and it's one of my top five. I love it so much, but I always cry like a baby at the end. It's really aggravating that the anime or LN are not commercially available in English.

I'm liking Flying Witch a lot more than Non Non Biyori. I think the best thing it has going for it is the slight fantasy bent and the fact that there are actual male characters in Flying Witch. I have a really hard time liking shows that only represent one gender, and its usually the terrible cute-girls-doing-x stuff. Non Non Biyori and Girls Und Panzer manage to be excellent despite that though.

I remember us talking about Smile Precure back when it was airing. That is by far my favorite precure show, and probably my favorite mahou shoujo show period. I've done research into it's localization as glitter force, and I'm kind of pissed at it. I'm all for wholesome anime getting a wider audience, but they took the localization way too far here. This is like G-Force, Macross, and Star Blazers from back in the day. It's been cut up wholesale, whole slews of episodes removed, heavy editing of content in some episodes, renaming of characters, and on and on. The biggest offense is that its now set 'somewhere in America' and the Kyoto field trip was changed to something like 'a visit to an Asian theme park'. We have still never seen an actual Macross title over here thanks to the very shady Harmony Gold that owns the rights to Macross. All this means is that I can never buy a proper edition of Smile Precure. Not only that, but thanks to it being Netflix, they will see this as good business and repeat the practice, ruining more shows.

I somehow trudged through princess precure, but a direct follow up of a second mediocre precure was too much for me, so I had to drop Mahoutsukai. I'm curious if any of the production staff that worked on Heartcatch or Smile precures are still around, because it just feels like the magic is gone.
dmrch Jun 14, 7:15 PM
> Now it's going to bother me until I remember the name of that movie.

Unfortunately, I think I have not seen that movie yet, so I can't help you in that regard.

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Flying Witch - According to your score about it, the show is good, so I started watching it yesterday, even though I hate the director, Sakurabi, Katsushi. Yeah, the show is good. I guess that the most of viewers feel the atmosphere of it is similar to Non Non Biyori.

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Re:Zero - Well, I didn't intend to recommend this show before. However, I recommend you to give a try to Re:Zero now. At least, the storytelling way is outstandingly superior to other shows. (And I think your son can enjoy the show maybe).
Acinonyx Jun 13, 6:35 PM
I'm really glad I gave Flying Witch a chance. It certainly lives up to its hype as an iyashikei anime. I'm really loving that the bulk of the show is a true slice-of-life. You just don't see that very often. The opening is really catchy and I keep rewatching it. I will probably be picking this up on blu ray.

I've managed to watch a lot more anime this season than I was expecting. There is a very high average of quality that I haven't seen in a few years. I'm watching about three hours a day now. I can't say I haven't done that in a few years either.
mora404 Jun 12, 8:05 PM
Those cookies were a little too realistic looking...maybe they were "finger lickin' good." Heh

I did learn something new about growing apples.
dmrch Jun 10, 7:24 PM
NetoYome ep 10 - Though I still enjoy this show as comedy, ep 9 and ep 10 seemed to stray from the main theme of the beginning. I was a bit disappointed in that regard.

(Probably this is the most useless among informations that I have told)
全裸待機 (ぜんらたいき) is a noun which means "standby in the nude". It with seiza (straight sitting) is regarded as the most *formal* behavior to wait for something airing or the like, in front of a screen... Of course this is a joke meme on Japanese net. And Ako actually did it.
dmrch Jun 9, 2:59 PM
> ->Re:Zero kara Hajimeru
> Interesting. I did pass over it because of the time travel theme. Maybe I'll try to check it out.

To me, time travel theme itself of fantasy stories is okay. Though I believe that time travel is absolutely impossible in real life, I don't mind if it is achieved by magic or something in fictional stories. (Probably this thought is different from yours).

However, I don't like time paradox stuff on a single timeline. In such cases, time-travelling causes serious time paradox and breaks the law of causality. (If you goes back to the past on a certain single timeline, the earth's mass at that past point will increase by your mass. It is time paradox. It means that the result in the past is determined by the cause in the future on the single timeline, and also it often means the uniqueness of the time point will break). Many of writers ignore or don't notice that, so my "suspension of disbelief" doesn't work well in such cases. Hence I don't like time travel stories like, "a character modifies a part of the past thing and easily gains good result for the present time point".

On the other hand, multiple timelines system (or multiple universes system) is deicidal, killing such a convenient deus ex machina. Even if you modify the "past" into good direction, the timeline (the world) where you has been living will not become good. So I don't mind any multiple timelines system (or multiple universes system) stories.

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As for Re:Zero, the story is near to the latter above. (Strictly speaking, it is "forced redoing from a certain point"). The most interesting thing of this show is that a time leaping fundamentally indicates the protagonist's death. (Also, a heroine often dies at the same time). And the most cruel thing of this show is that sweet time he had together with her will turn to a thing that has never happened, by reset of the time leap. So he makes a desperate effort in order to avoid time leap, and viewers can sympathize with him in that regard.

To summarize all above, the two heroines of this show, Emilia and Rem are cute, so it's worth to watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmorvqbN06A

That voice actor performed Chino of GochiUsa. Her natural voice is more similar to those characters' voice, than I thought.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8C7g8q1pms
JanusPrime Jun 9, 5:18 AM
Cool, 3 more episodes to go.
JanusPrime Jun 8, 4:47 AM
That is worth sharing with the Anime Club.
JanusPrime Jun 8, 4:32 AM
It happens. Work sucks. Fairly certain work is Latin for absolute misery