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Sep 21, 10:30 PM
February 5, 1991
August 2, 2009
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Anime Stats

Time (Days) 175.6
Watching 8
Completed 538
On Hold 26
Dropped 9
Plan to Watch 86
Total Entries 667

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 20.7
Reading 1
Completed 19
On Hold 15
Dropped 0
Plan to Read 9
Total Entries 44

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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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judojon | Jan 3, 2012 5:03 PM
Yeah, definitely a worthy buy... just wondering how much was it?

judojon | Jan 2, 2012 8:09 AM
Unfortunately, my memory of anime series released this year is foggy... However, I'd say a good amount of quality anime movies was released in America, what with Evangelion 2.0, Summer Wars, and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. A stark contrast to 2010; which didn't have any note-worthy anime movie releases if I remember correctly.

judojon | Jan 1, 2012 8:42 PM
Happy New Year!

Just wondering... have you kept up with the anime releases in America in 2011? (not including re-releases like Utena). If you have, what do you think is the best release this year?

MillaMaxwell | Jan 1, 2012 6:32 PM
Happy New Year. ~

MillaMaxwell | Dec 30, 2011 9:25 PM
Yes, I never liked Bones, neither Gonzo. (Well, the greatest Gonzo work for me is Kaleido Star.)

I do enjoy Juuni Kokuki alot; It has such a unique mythology. But I heard that the anime does not covers everything, therefore you gotta buy the novels. And darn, they are rare...

I also started Ghost in the Shell, very interesting so far.

Thank you.

Chacopal | Dec 29, 2011 11:25 AM
Haha just got back on MAL and watched that movie you recommended.
It turned out to be something i wasnt expecting haha, i loved how the movie gave an interesting side and more realistic of how things would turn out more. Like the boy shooting insults at a girl instead of him falling in love with her. Usually no boy is like lovey dovey when they are young. Also how made it feel that a kappa could be realistic sorta haha. I overall enjoyed the movie, wish it could be reanimated with some better art but the story is great and i love the characters, Thanks for the Rec :D

judojon | Dec 28, 2011 7:23 PM
Eight episodes into Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG right now, and I have to say... I already think it is better than the first season, and that is saying something. I'm not even halfway through the show and it is already shaping up to be possibly Kamiyama most impressive work, though I still have to watch Moribito.

Guigas | Dec 28, 2011 2:31 PM
I read your Solanin comment on Judojon's page. It seems we share similar opinions about this work. I loved the 1st volume but the 2nd volume kinda killed the manga for me, i guess it was because Inoue's reactions felt a bit unnatural for my tastes and ending was a bit rushed too. Still, I respect and apreciated this manga, even if is just for the great beggining.

And I finally finished Seirei no Moribito. I have mixed feelings about the story and pacing but I really apreciated the other elements that this anime offers. Stunning animation and battle scenes (one of the best, if not the best action scenes an anime has to offer), fitting OST and solid characterization, Balsa is a wonderful female character. Now I want to finish Ghost in the Shell SAC, since it shares similarities with Moribito. Both are made by Production IG and both has strong female leads that knows how to kick some asses :D

judojon | Dec 28, 2011 11:36 AM
Really, I found it too be a great read all the way through. I didn't feel it was incredibly rushed or unfocused. I thought the way it dealt with personal loss and finding peace with that loss, and with the world, was told as well as it possibly could be told. Still it sounds like you enjoyed it overall.

Bankai-Warrior | Dec 27, 2011 9:48 PM
I take back everything I've said, I love Blade Runner, I had to watch the final cut version to love it. I guess I have to watch the directors true vision of the movie to like it.
I love the dark futuristic setting, the emotions between the androids. Yeah good stuff.

MillaMaxwell | Dec 27, 2011 10:17 AM
Try that... But maybe I will be the one to manipulate you somehow...

Eureka was emotionless until the later episodes. Plus I didn't like her design... No offense, I don't like short hair in general. By the way, did you saw the announcement about a sequel to it? I was surprised.

Lol... Ah yes, another Noitamina show I have added to my plan to watch list is Higashi no Eden. Hope it's somewhat interesting.

Say, are you familiar with Juuni Kokuki?

Thank you, although I do not celebrate Christmas, heh.

Guigas | Dec 27, 2011 8:16 AM
Ok. So you mean that the anime covers the events that takes place on the game huh.

Heh, I do like a lot Naughty Dog games, Crash franchise left me entertained for non-stopping days and Jak franchise is easily one of the best plataform/ 3rd person adventure games I had the pleasure to play, ah good old days with my Ps2...
Strange how Ratchet and Clank isn't made by Naughty Dog since Jak and Ratchet are incredibly similar when you compare them.
Uncharted gave me a deja vu feeling because of Tomb Raider, i guess Raider inspired uncharted quite a lot :P

Right now I'm not in the mood for a long mecha show, but I'll make sure Macross will be watched someday.

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas as much as I did :D

judojon | Dec 25, 2011 10:10 AM
Merry Christmas!

Alas86 | Dec 24, 2011 1:06 PM
Then I guess you'll like the 3rd movie the most since AFAICR its the most extensively reanimated one. I admit that the reanimated parts were marginally better.

You like to despair?
It sounds like a good relationship to me what you have now.

Alas86 | Dec 24, 2011 12:51 PM
The more I hear about TurnA the more interesting it gets I admit, I'll have to watch it at some point alright. In the meantime if you see the movies yes do tell me.

It was Desperation... yes we did despair.
I do, but I suppose we can't have it all.

Yes I say they do, quite shamelessly so.

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