ZetaAspect's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 133.5
Mean Score: 5.58
  • Total Entries755
  • Rewatched154
  • Episodes7,999
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Nov 22, 6:55 PM
Watching 8/12 · Scored 4
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Nov 22, 6:05 PM
Watching 8/12 · Scored 4
Digimon Adventure tri. 1: Saikai
Digimon Adventure tri. 1: Saikai
Nov 21, 11:36 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 24.9
Mean Score: 6.35
  • Total Entries141
  • Reread3
  • Chapters4,309
  • Volumes299
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Nov 22, 1:05 AM
Completed 28/28 · Scored 8
Umibe no Onnanoko
Umibe no Onnanoko
Nov 17, 5:25 AM
Completed 20/20 · Scored 6
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
Nov 17, 2:34 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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Crashmatt Nov 14, 3:27 PM
Thanks along with Grandia it's one of my favourite games
Camacat Feb 9, 6:58 PM


Camacat Jul 9, 2014 1:56 PM
OMG that's actually next on my list!
Camacat Feb 5, 2014 2:05 PM
lol isn't that the one where the less clothing you wear the more powerful you become? Or am I mistaken?
NTAD Jun 6, 2013 10:35 PM
Well, in fairness, Ghaleon joins you as well, but the twisted nature of his plot behind all of that is what obviously made him much more sinister. Plus he had hot bitches following him. Can't go wrong with a bad guy who's got hot bitches. I really just wanted to rile up the Magus fanboys. And it worked...flawlessly.

GLHF with Slayers.
NTAD Jun 5, 2013 4:42 PM
I never really liked Kefka that much. I mean, I appreciate him for what he brought to the table in terms of villainy, but personality-wise he didn't really set in with me. I started a nasty debate on GameFAQs about 10 years ago with the topic of Ghaleon vs. Magus, though. Man...did that get ugly.

On the topic of forum avatars, I think it's a fun to discuss them and what makes people pick the ones they do. I actually told a dude here he was okay with me JUST because he used a Tylor avatar from Musekinin Kanchou Tylor. I think it's always nice when people acknowledge stuff like that.

And yes, you should watch Slayers. I am telling you to do so and that is reason enough. You can only really appreciate it or not appreciate it if you've seen it all the way through.
NTAD May 29, 2013 5:41 PM
It's only in there twice? I meant to have it there 4 times...

Yeah, Ghaleon is probably my favorite game villain. I usually always use him as my forum avatar no matter which forum I'm on for like the last 10 years. Occasionally I'll use these...

or or

Depends on my mood I guess? But Ghaleon is solid. You're the first person to comment on it by the way. Thanks for noticing.
Camacat Oct 18, 2012 11:27 AM
It's not my choice! ._. My club has questionable tastes sometimes. Although I guess I'm not...completely hating it? At least not yet. It's still not very good though, lol. I am only three episodes in (and I missed the first one, which according to a friends description sounded horribly awkward).

And dude, Mawaru Pendguindrum is a lot of things, but quirky feels a liiiiiiiitle light xD. I'm still enjoying it though! Can't wait to see how they end it.
DrGonzo37 Dec 19, 2011 3:15 PM
Dhuaine Oct 23, 2011 11:42 AM
Ugh, sorry for the VERY late reply. I had a major commotion in real life and... yeah.

Yep, that Kamisama Dolls #7 thread was a mess. I loved how ambiguous that episode was, open for interpretation. Too bad everyone there was treating it like their own personal crusade against other points of view. :/

Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate that :) I'm glad at least one person agrees with me. ^^
Archaeon Oct 18, 2011 5:24 PM
While I agree with you that too much explanation can kill a story, a half-arsed one can often be worse.

Kyuubey's usage of entropy was something that needed justifying within the framework of the story as, like you said, it came out of left field. The issue is that everything in Madoka is based on that one central fact, and because of that it needs to be explained in a manner that fits with the narrative.

The thing that annoys me is the fact that the writers introduced the concept but then did nothing with it as they fell back on the "it's magic so it doesn't need explaining" ideaology, and that's borne out by the time travel, the rationale for how powerful Madoka is, and the reason why only girls of a certain age can become Puella Magi (which is actually pretty sexist now that I think about it).

The usage of many worlds actually has some basis in scientific logic, but the implementation of it opens up a huge can of worms as, according to the theory, there are worlds where Madoka never becomes a Puella Magi, worlds where she never exists in the first place, worlds where Kyuubey doesn't exist, etc. It's the omission of these that stands out, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. The rationale for Madoka's power doesn't work unless the story relies solely on magical realism as there's no logical explanation given for the transferrence of power from the alternate versions of herself.

The truth is, I would have been far happier if they'd provided some psuedo-scientific reason for that rather than no explanation at all. Using real world science doesn't automatically mean one has to stick to real world rules. That only really applies in the absence of any further expansion on the base concept, and that's the reason why I was far happier with the explanations in Steins;Gate than I was with Madoka. S;G had plenty of hokum mixed in with real world physics, but it applied those concepts in a manner that worked with the story. Madoka could have done the same, and in all honesty all it needs are a few sentences here and there to convince the viewer that real world rules don't apply.

Which brings us to Homura.

While there are alternate version of Madoka, Homura is a singular existence in space-time. She's the pinch in the hourglass, and like Madoka, she only makes her wish once. The thing is, absorbing the power of multiple versions of yourself will never equate to being a nexus in space-time (i.e. there's only one of you in the multiverse), no matter how much power you garner from negative emotions. The irony is that while Madoka experiences some pain and grief, nobody actually knows how many times Homura has tried to save Madoka and failed, and that's a pretty big hole right there. If we ignore all of the "science" and focus only on the power of negative emotions, who then is more powerful?

Anyway, I still gave it an 8 because it was a bold effort at turning the mahou shoujo genre into something more than sugary sweet entertainment for little girls who still like pink.

As for Code Geass, contrary to what you think, Lelouch isn't actually trusting at all. He's cold, calculating, and the only people he actually does trust are his friend and his sister. Idealism isn't his motivation either. It's revenge against Brittania for the murder of his mother and the psychological damage done to his sister.

Yes, he's a little naive when dealing with people on a personal level, but I'm not talking about those occasions. My point is that when he assumes the mantle of Zero he's supposed to be a master strategist and expert general, but what kind of tactician doesn't have multiple back up plans already in place - just in case? There are far too many occasions where he only has one plan that relies on the usage of his geass in order to succeed, and while there's nothing wrong with that, there's never anyything to fall back on in case things don't go the way he wants them to.

Now one could attribute this to his arrogance, but even the most self centred general learns after the first time they get caught by surprise.

As for C.C., he doesn't trust her as far as he could throw her for the majority of the series, yet he never once asks about his geass going out of control.

The problem with shows like CG and Madoka is that people like them so much that they begin to view them through rose tinted lenses. Lelouch isn't really naive and trusting, but for some reason people seem to think that he is when there's no basis for that perception in the story. Yes, he gets betrayed, but if he was any kind of general he would have expected someone to betray him at some point and would have put as many contigencies in place to counter as many of the possible outcomes as he could - and that includes the "unlikely" scenarios of being betrayed by his best friend or his sister.

For a character like Lelouch, not thinking about things like betrayal, back up plans, contingencies, etc, is so far out of character that it kills the suspension of disbelief.

As much as I hate to say it (because I don't like singing his praises), Yagami Light is actually a better strategist and tactician than Lelouch. The writers of CG could have made a much better character if they'd actually read The Art Of War, or any other treatise on being a general or tactician.

Archaeon Oct 17, 2011 5:28 PM
There's nothing needless about it. Madoka made the mistake of trying to support what was going on using science without actually supporting the explanations in any way. I could have accepted the whole premise if they'd gone with the whole "it's magic so it doesn't need an explanation" angle, but when you use real world facts and theories in fiction you have to be able to justify their inclusion as part of the story.

Madoka didn't do that.

As for Code Geass, for someone who's supposed to be a chess master, tactician and superior strategist, Lelouch gets surprised by an awful lot of things. That and it's difficult to believe that someone as distrusting as he is didn't ask about the possibility of his power going out of control, or the downsides to using a geass.

There's more, but that's one of the bigger flaws.
Riptos Oct 16, 2011 3:17 AM
Yeah I looked into the game after I finished the series and I have to admit, I really want to get a PS3 so I can play it.

Don't think I'd be able to bear losing some of the characters I really like in the anime in the game though because apparently if they die in the game that's it, they are gone lol.
Riptos Oct 13, 2011 7:05 AM
Hey Zeta I just noticed you have Valkyria Chronicles on hold.

I highly recommend you pick it back up...it gets better...alot better!! =D
NoHeart Oct 11, 2011 10:08 PM