DraconisMarch's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 74.8
Mean Score: 3.39
  • Total Entries570
  • Rewatched111
  • Episodes4,120
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki
Nov 28, 6:17 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 1
Digimon Adventure tri. 1: Saikai
Digimon Adventure tri. 1: Saikai
Nov 25, 4:37 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Nagi no Asukara
Nagi no Asukara
Nov 18, 8:27 PM
Watching 8/26 · Scored -
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 -
May 8, 2014 11:01 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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razortongue Nov 12, 11:13 AM
Ey lad. Your SAO reaction vids are da bomb.
phs_togusa Nov 12, 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, 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.
Moon_Presence Oct 30, 3:32 PM
Are you doing more game reviews? I know you mentioned playing Bloodborne or something once.
phs_togusa Oct 23, 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, 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, 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. >_>
phs_togusa Oct 22, 11:32 PM
>person who despises flashy trainwrecks puts a flashy trainwreck on his favourites list.

i remember liking advent children, but then i realised that it was an unnecessary sequel to a damn good game. to this day, i still wish that advent children was a game sequel to final fantasy vii instead of just being 2 hours' worth of shallow fan service for ffvii fans :p

on another note, i see that you're watching nagi no asukara. it's shit, isn't it? first half of the show is fair enough, but just wait. it... gets... BAD. i'll give you a minor hint: chisaki is the most infuriating character for multiple reasons that you'll soon find out after a few episodes.

also, read some more manga damn you! seriously, it's almost 2016 and you've yet to complete a manga other than the 5 centimetres manga? come on...
NicoZeta Oct 20, 8:29 PM
>watching Nagi no Asakura

I`m telling you that the 1st half is unbearable but the 2nd half (around episode 14 and beyond) is way better, you`ll see.
shizwizard Oct 5, 7:58 PM
And there you have it - Charlotte was one hell of a trainwreck... Maybe now people will start to appreciate Angel Beats! more after recognizing that it's far superior to Key's latest piece of shit art in virtually every aspect. Where was the drama and 'feelz' in Charlotte? I clearly did not see any of that. What I did get, though, was a crap ton of nauseous melodrama that was more hilarious than melancholic. Yup. Maeda has clearly lost his touch.
NicoZeta Sep 30, 5:22 AM
>Finished watching Charlotte

I`m looking forward to see your review of Charlotte and upload it to youtube.
I also rate it 3/10 as well, what a waste of animation budget.
Seahorse_Kid Sep 2, 4:02 PM
hey, i read a review you wrote a while ago for Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, it wasn't for the main series, but i just wanted to ask someone else who watched the original series...did ein just sit there in the grass while reiji is just...dead? haha. when i saw it, i thought there had to be something more after the credits, but there was nothing. i'm about to like...i guess google it in a few places just to make sure, but i can't believe that's the actual ending.
NotLethalWeapon Aug 30, 4:09 PM
Can you tell me what's so good about Kanon? I'm 6 episodes in and I'm not impressed. So far it feels like SoL escapism.
Fumito Aug 21, 2:29 PM
What? Are you married with children or some shit? You're hardly active on this site anymore.
NicoZeta Aug 16, 3:08 AM
You should catch up to the latest episode of Charlotte!

Shit just get serious!