DraconisMarch's Profile

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Anime Stats
Days: 74.9
Mean Score: 3.39
  • Total Entries580
  • Rewatched111
  • Episodes4,127
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Rewrite
Rewrite
May 8, 10:51 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Flanders no Inu (Movie)
Flanders no Inu (Movie)
Apr 30, 10:35 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
High School Fleet
High School Fleet
Apr 29, 12:57 AM
Dropped 1/? · Scored 1
Manga Stats
Days: 0.1
Mean Score: 10.00
  • Total Entries16
  • Reread0
  • Chapters13
  • Volumes2
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket
Dec 16, 2014 12:19 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Koe no Katachi
Koe no Katachi
Sep 6, 2014 7:27 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Tomie
Tomie
May 8, 2014 11:01 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Zof May 17, 12:37 AM
Dude are you dead?
JasonSkywalker Mar 27, 9:59 PM
We miss you, I hope you can find a way back to life soon.
JasonSkywalker Mar 27, 11:46 AM
Whoa man, where've you been?
deathbyglitter Mar 14, 4:51 AM
I just had to thank you for your review of the Requiem for the Phantom Picture Drama Series. I'm so sorry you were subjected to such blasphemy but your martyrdom has saved countless people.
phs_togusa Feb 21, 6:47 PM
I just got done watching your "how anime changed my life" video. Damn good shit bro. Now I KNOW you need to get around to reading Fruits Basket. Shit would definitely be in your top 10.
Fumito Jan 22, 1:49 PM
In all seriousness, it's a promising one. But indeed at this point, anime is in the dirt.
Fumito Jan 22, 2:59 AM
Lol, that was just me getting nostalgic with those good ol SAO bashing vids.

In other overrated news, will Boku dake ga Inai Machi save anime?
codedeeply Dec 31, 2015 6:13 PM
Fumito Dec 22, 2015 11:45 PM
Lmao OPM is in the top 10.

How come you're not flaming it like you did SAO back in 2012?!
razortongue Nov 12, 2015 11:13 AM
Ey lad. Your SAO reaction vids are da bomb.
phs_togusa Nov 12, 2015 10:44 AM
Eh, maybe. Also, just watched your OPM first impression video. The fandom asshurt is real af.

On another note, what have you been up to? Finish Nagi no Asukara yet?
phs_togusa Nov 11, 2015 10:18 AM
So, two things:

1) I just got done re-watching all of Madoka (including Rebellion), and I've come to the following conclusion: it was a fucking waste of time. The only entertainment value I've actually gotten out of it was just laughing at all of the asinine plot developments and incredibly unsympathetic characters. Also, the fact that Aniplex of America of all studios was the one to license this show is just a slap to the face. I mean, I just wanna buy my copy of Rebellion so I can have it for bad movie night, but noooooooo. It just HAS to be a fucking import -_-

2) I just started reading the manga for Kobato. because one of my MAL friends is a CLAMP fanatic who says that the adaptations don't do the series justice and so I decided that I should heed her advice. I'm actually liking what I'm reading thus far, although I've forgotten how wide-eyed and noodly CLAMP's art style actually is. It's not a huge distraction, but I've just grown so fond of Inio Asano's artwork to the point where moving back to something more "anime-esque" just feels weird. On that note, Kobato herself reminds me of a good friend of mine whom I haven't spoken to in a while which adds an extra layer of immersion and possible heartbreak to the mix as well.
phs_togusa Oct 23, 2015 10:38 AM
I was just poking fun at your love of Advent Children again dude :p

The transition from manga to anime does a lot more than you might think. Keep in mind, they're two totally different mediums with their own nuances and such. When manga fucks up, it's usually just middling and awkward (save for some notable and downright offensive works that shall not be named... Itazura na Kiss and Haou Airen). When anime fucks up, there's so much more that can go wrong because you have countless other variables to factor into the equation. Let's not forget the growing trend of terrible 1-cour manga adaptations that never get a second season, because those shows were often made just to boost the sales of the source material without any regard for quality whatsoever.

As an example, let's take a look at Gantz (I just reviewed it last night, if you're curious). Gantz, the manga, is an objectively terrible series in and of itself but it still manages to do some stuff right (i.e. its occasional self-awareness, the action, the fact that Kurono actually changes somewhat as an individual, etc). The anime produced by Gonzo in 2004 was absolutely appalling in terms of quality and is somehow WORSE than its shitty source material for a variety of different reasons despite having almost identical stories and characterisations (i.e. the appalling animation, the dreadfully slow pacing despite coming from a rapidly-paced action manga, the shitty adaptation expansion used to "flesh out" certain characters, the lack of self-awareness, etc). Obviously, that's just one example but it's still a good one regardless.

General rule of thumb: shit manga = shit anime that's even shittier than the source material. There are some exceptions to this rule (i.e. Itazura na Kiss, Elfen Lied; the anime is vastly superior to the trainwreck that the EL manga is for reasons I'll explain in an upcoming review), but 9 times out of 10, that's usually the case.
phs_togusa Oct 23, 2015 9:58 AM
Well if you really want to get right down to it, EVERYTHING is shit and manga definitely does fall into that (why else would I despise Itazura na Kiss and Haou Airen?). Manga just isn't as shit as anime for various reasons. Also, I don't include light novels in that umbrella. LNs are so terrible that not even Satan wants to associate with them (except for Spice and Waifu, because Holo is bae).

On another note, I might be full of crap but let he who is without sin cast the first stone. :3
phs_togusa Oct 23, 2015 9:27 AM
Manaka got under my skin, but she's nowhere near as infuriating as Chisaki is. Trust me on this one. On that note, Miuna ends up becoming a seriously irksome character as well.

Dude, do you have any idea what you're missing out on just by sticking to anime? Stop torturing yourself already and do something that you'd actually like for once. All anime is shit, manga isn't. Anime was a mistake, manga wasn't. You do the math. >_>