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06-13-14, 10:16 PM
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February 5, 1991
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August 2, 2009
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Anime Stats

Time (Days) 170.0
 
Watching 6
 
Completed 522
 
On Hold 20
 
Dropped 9
 
Plan to Watch 75
 
Total Entries 632
 

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 20.6
 
Reading 9
 
Completed 16
 
On Hold 13
 
Dropped 0
 
Plan to Read 3
 
Total Entries 41
 

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What My Ratings Mean

  • 10 - Utterly flawless; I look forward to watching it again, it is incomparable and it goes about itself uniquely.
  • 9 - Though virtually flawless, it has enough nitpicky flaws (EX: convoluted narrative or a sense of aimlessness) to stain an otherwise very well made and memorable experience.
  • 8 - Does enough to be memorable, but at the cost of frequent generic choices (EX: boring/ordinary characters, lax pacing, a badly made ending) the full potential is hindered and strained but not destroyed.
  • 7 - Well made/very memorable "one-trick pony" experiences; the first impressions are usually astonishing but they struggle to move past it, expand upon it, or have diversity.
  • 6 - A worthy experience but with many ill-put decisions/planning making it too bumpy to revisit the whole thing again; the flaws can overcast the beauty.
  • 5 - Eh, you see these all the time; easy to make, easy to tell, pretty easygoing experiences. Nothing too memorable beyond a gimmick or two.
  • 4 - These have potential or a uniqueness, but they squander it for cheap generic storytelling at best, pointless filler-like meandering at worst.
  • 3 - Pervading and irritating sense of pointless/poor plotting to the point of unintentional hilarity (at best) and grating boredom (at worst) disarm any premise.
  • 2 - Generally nothing works or makes sense, letting a barebones plot/characters be the sole remainder to any reason to watch.
  • 1 - THERE IS NOTHING! (at worst) But the sheer sense of WTF could lead to some entertainment regardless (at best)


My very loose Top 10 Anime Series

  1. Welcome to the NHK! (Favorite Psychological/Black Comedy) - *...for illustrating the dangers of obsession, loneliness, and the need to communicate and be understood while having some of the best black humor in the medium...*
  2. The Tatami Galaxy (Favorite Surreal/Mindf*ck) - *...for being a surreal masterpiece of life's endless possibilities and the beauty of every single one of them with an equally masterful characters and wit...*
  3. NANA (Favorite Slice-of-Life) - *...for painting such a timely modern excerpt of everyday life with something everyone to relate to...*
  4. Koi Kaze (Favorite Romance) - *...for pushing the boundaries of love so subtly, without insulting intelligence, allowing empathizable characters to rule it all...*
  5. Zegapain (Favorite Sci-Fi) - *...for evolving an often gimmicky premise fluently, gently and powerfully; never losing heart, never breaking laws, always rewarding/satisfying...*
  6. Haibane Renmei (Favorite Fantasy) - *...for creating a mysterious universe containing and using all the pieces necessary for its ingenious and poetically human story...*
  7. Persona 4 (Favorite Game Adaption) - *...for thoroughly and naturally adapting one of the hardest genres of games and giving it plenty of spirit and wit to thrive despite the social weight/inherent flexibility of its brilliant source material...*
  8. The Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (Favorite Mecha) - *...the first mecha that didn't treat love, music, themes, and characters one-dimensionally, making an endearing, romantic, epic-unfolding story packed with the 80's trademark sense of individualism = an anime of the ages...*
  9. Martian Successor Nadesico (Favorite Parody/Comedy) - *...for loving fun anime enough to mimic and express itself while not slapping or demoralizing the beauty and camaraderie of fandom...*
  10. Yu Yu Hakusho (Favorite Shonen) - *...for being a shonen that stays true to the roots; fueling the story while making notable flaws endure ...*



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SlickDragon | 02-25-14, 1:14 PM
Nice to see a fellow NHK fan, Koi Kaze fan, DB Fan, YYH fan, HxH fan etc.

Good post in the final episode of Koi Kaze "Best romance anime ever. In my book anyway.
Few stories in any medium of storytelling push love so... powerfully." Couldn't agree more.

If you liked Koi Kaze you may be interested in (the Poor Man's) version titled Ore No Imouto, which is quite strong, surprised you haven't gotten around to it yet. Also perhaps you just didn't add them to the list, but there are about 30 Ova's for the continuation of Original HxH hunter that you absolutely would wanna check out.

DreamerofDreams1 | 02-02-14, 10:27 AM
Thanks. I'll look into those. I love the Muppets too.

Mike Stoalska: I haven't seen the Muppets yet, even though i do realize i'm not a child anymore.

Jay: You don't have to be a child to enjoy the Muppets. You just have to have a soul.- episode of Half in the Bag(2013 re-cap i think)

By the way, have you seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

Also, what are your thoughts on dubs?

DreamerofDreams1 | 01-23-14, 7:47 PM
Lots of people say that Voices is his best work so far. Some others think 5 centimeters per second is his best and others say that Voices of a Distant Star is good, and 5 Centimeters per Second is also good in a sense that its a more mature version of Voices.

The only movie i've seen by Woody Allen so far is Midnight In Paris, which i find to be a really good movie.

Don't read if you haven't seen Midnight in Paris

[spoilers] Its kinda ironic that the story is about a man who wants to escape the reality hes in. Whats really cool is that in a way, its not just escapism. By the end of the movie, he realizes that he has to accept that this is the reality he lives in and move on with his life, which he does.[spoilers/]

Also, love the recurring guitar theme that plays throughout the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXhk9L8cuG0

I like a lot of musicals, such as Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and Phantom of the Opera.

I also like a lot of Pixar movies. My favorites are Finding Nemo and Wall-E.

and there are lots of other movies i like that would make too long of a list.

I am interested in seeing some more thought provoking, philosophical, challenging movies in the future like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Citizen Kane, Moonrise Kingdom, No Country for Old Men, and a few others.

DreamerofDreams1 | 01-22-14, 10:38 PM
SCHOOL DAYS!!! XD

Sorry, did i say Ef's sequel was dissapointing. My bad. Typing way too fast. I was thinking of something else while typing that. XD The sequel is actually pretty good, although i'm not sure its as good as the first one. Haven't given it too much thought.


I started the light novel for Spice and Wolf a long time ago, but then i lost interest. I'm thinking about continuing it now. I like all those elements you listed, and i also love the world in which Spice and Wolf is set. I also like how well the economical part of the show is developed.

There's actually a longer manga version of 5 Centimeters Per Second that is suppose to develop the main characters more than they did in the movie and maybe give them more backstory;( the middle arc is suppose to be more developed in the manga). The ending is different though; i think Akari and Takaki end up meeting each other again instead of walking past each other, which i actually like. Part of me says "yay, there back together", but another part of me knows that the more mature bittersweet movie ending is probably better.

I've heard how good Koi Kaze is. Perhaps i will watch it at some point soon.

Are there any American movies that you like?

DreamerofDreams1 | 01-22-14, 9:29 PM
Ah.

Have you seen any Nostagia Critic reviews?

Here's a few Slice of Life titles that i find good.

5 Centimeters Per Second
Toradora
Yotsuba
Usagi Drop
Bartender
Spice and Wolf
Ef- A Tale of Memories( two stories in one, the Miyako story is alright, but Chihiros story is really good, unfortunatly its sequel is a bit dissapointing)




DreamerofDreams1 | 01-22-14, 9:01 PM
I think one of my favorite parts of Plinkett is the Pizza Roll.

Email me if you want a Pizza Roll! Post a comment on this web-zone and i will send you a Pizza Roll in the mail!- Plinkett

I see you liked Azumanga Daioh. Have you checked out the authors latest work, Yotsuba?

DreamerofDreams1 | 01-22-14, 8:42 PM
Ah, i see. I can accept that.:)

Drama aside, i actually have seen the Plinkett reviews of the Star Wars prequels. I don't like the humor that much, but Mike Staloska(Plinkett) does a good job of breaking those films down. I've actually seen all of his reviews so far and i can't wait for the next one( i thinks its going to be the Matrix sequels or the Kill Bill movies). I also like Half in the Bag( their Ebert and Siskel like show).



DreamerofDreams1 | 01-22-14, 6:59 PM
Ive seen some of his reviews on youtube(or more like comments, not actual reviews), and he comes off to me as a bit of an elitist (or someone that encourages Singularity)

I know that anime like Naruto and Sword Art Online are overrated and stuff and i know that he's the sharp, very critical,cynical type, but he calls everyone who likes Naruto, Sword Art Online, and other similar anime retards.

I mean i know Naruto and Sword Art Online suck, but does he have to call the fans retards?

He also seems to go along the lines of " These are the best anime, anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot" and "My truths are the true truths, (suggested by the title of his series Anime Truths, maybe instead he could call it MY Anime Truths)

For example. I like the Slice of Life genre and i don't mind Moe.

Does that make me an idiot, or stupid, or retarded?

(sorry if i'm overreacting, but these are just my first impressions)




TinkleTinkle-Hoy | 01-22-14, 6:16 PM
Hey there, just noticed one of your reviews and realized you're one of the people on animesnobs youtube channel. I always enjoy yours and his incite on particular anime, even if I don't always agree.

Keep it up. I do wish you guys would focus more on manga as well as anime, but it is what it is.

DreamerofDreams1 | 01-22-14, 5:15 PM
Hi.

Interesting favorites. I actually started Welcome to the NHK a while ago, but i'm not sure when i'll finish it(i've been quite busy)

I see your associated with roricofan(a.k.a Thatanimesnob) What do you think of him?

Lancelot2 | 11-18-13, 7:23 PM
Yes someone else cynically minded who enjoys Persona 4 the animation. Also, if you can please respond and tell me what is P.A works best anime outside of Angel Beats. Also, I do enjoy your opinions on Animesnob's podcast.

klasha | 10-01-13, 9:33 AM
Yeah I already said I like the suspense the show brought and the mystery

klasha | 09-25-13, 3:29 AM
so no recommendations? I see you gave it a 7 O.o how come

klasha | 09-24-13, 7:08 AM
coincidence? im also checking out mirai nikki haha, I like everything but mainly the want/need to see more and suspense! i finished the show in 2 days lol

klasha | 09-23-13, 8:45 AM
Steins;Gate was the absolute best! what a show, recommend anything like this would be greatly appreciated

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