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Anime Stats
Days: 78.0
Mean Score: 6.35
  • Total Entries404
  • Rewatched2
  • Episodes4,519
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Nihon Animator Mihonichi
Nihon Animator Mihonichi
Nov 17, 6:34 AM
Watching 24/35 · Scored -
Ghost in the Shell (2015)
Ghost in the Shell (2015)
Nov 10, 7:02 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture
Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture
Nov 10, 2:07 PM
On-Hold 2/10 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 27.0
Mean Score: 6.30
  • Total Entries60
  • Reread0
  • Chapters4,775
  • Volumes540
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Nov 6, 8:25 PM
On-Hold 465/700 · Scored 10
One Punch-Man
One Punch-Man
Oct 11, 8:28 AM
Reading 15/- · Scored -
Prison School
Prison School
Sep 23, 5:39 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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Bonham Oct 15, 2013 9:56 PM
Bro, how's life been?
sayami Jan 5, 2012 7:45 AM

January 2012 Edition

Bonham Nov 13, 2011 9:31 PM
Okamura is a really good director, although Darker than Black came across as too slight for me to really rate it highly (and I never saw its sequel). Wolf's Rain is the best thing that Bones has ever done. I'd like to think of it as a more fantastical, accessible version of Texhnolyze.

I really like the look of the second movie, but nothing ever gels together into something substantial. You can pretty much see every beat before it happens, and the world-building isn't as consistent as in the third as far as constructing "foreign cultures" goes. But there are some interesting animation moments--I'm thinking of when Naruto, Sakura and Shikamaru are on the bridge, or Sakura's fight when we follow her running through tight corners in the ruins.

And I knew I recognized the animator for Lee's fight in the third one! It's amazing. Do you know who animated the fight at the beach?
Bonham Nov 11, 2011 3:10 PM
So I watched the Naruto movies--my girlfriend mentioned they were on Hulu, so I thought "why not?"--and got through all three of them. The first one is definitely the best of the bunch--I attribute this mainly to Okamura, who directed this not too long after Wolf's Rain, and you can tell that he carried over a few elements from that series to the movie--although it looked relatively "standard." The second one was mediocre despite a few interesting moments. The third one is the most uneven--I liked how uninterested in was in any sort of dramatic plot for its first half-hour--but it easily had the best animation. The fight at the beach was amazing, and man, Rock Lee's fight was one of the best things I've seen in any anime recently... Do you know who animated that?
Majeh-Sama Sep 24, 2011 11:37 PM

d-yaro Jun 11, 2011 9:09 PM
It's that time: Vote for the titles and character you'd like to see added as relations for the Anime Alley Champagne Room club. Voting thread is here by June 21, 2011:

Nominees are:

One Piece
Rurouni Kenshin
Paranoia Agent

Gunsmith Cats

Gokou Ruri "Kuroneko Shironeko" ( Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)
Oe Kintaro (Golden Boy)
Rakka (Haibane Renmei)
Shiro (Deadman Wonderland)
Kasuga Ayumu "Osaka"
d-yaro Jun 1, 2011 6:48 PM
It's that time again: Seeking nominations for anime, manga and characters for the June club relations vote. Nomination thread is here:
Nyron May 17, 2011 12:20 AM
iirc you were one of my favorite users on the Funi forums
I give you five stars.
Kraker2k May 12, 2011 3:09 PM
Haha excellent. Out of curiosity, how'd ya know Obari was a favourite of mine?
Kraker2k May 12, 2011 4:32 AM
I see you found me on MAL!
Bonham May 7, 2011 10:54 PM
Speaking of DKL, do you know what he's doing nowadays? I really miss him.
Bonham May 6, 2011 10:30 AM
Definitely making a convincing case for me to watch them! Is the series on Crunchyroll? if so, then I'll probably watch 133 and 82 sometime in the next few weeks.

I haven't seen Colorful and Kaze no Yojimbo, but I saw Gungrave years ago. It's a frustrating series--and truthfully it sorta blends together in big arcs--but I distinctly remember episode 14 (which Tsuru storyboarded and directed... and I guess the only episode he directed?) as being THE high point of the series. Specifically the scene in the elevator--if you ever watch it, you'll know what I'm talking about. Shame the rest of the series wasn't as half as good as that...
Bonham May 5, 2011 6:47 PM
Yeah, I picked it up again partially because of my girlfriend, but also because of a sort of... nostalgia, if that's the right term. It reads really quickly, anyway.

Outside of briefly seeing bits of it on Toonami a few years back, the only thing I've seen of the Naruto anime was an edited version of the famous Naruto vs. Sasuke fight at the Valley of the End (I assume that's 133 in the original series). I've wanted to check out individual episodes for a while (same with One Piece, actually, even though I do genuinely love the manga). I'll get around to watching the ones you've recommended at some point, as there are other things that are higher priority in the near-future (although I'm starting to get into anime and animation in general again, so I'll definitely be watching those episodes). By any chance is the episode with Shikamaru mourning one of them? I saw about a minute of it a couple years ago when I read a blog post--I think it was bateszi's--about the episode. The screenshots I saw, along with the little bit I watched, looked amazing; animation was astounding, particularly for a non-action episode of anime, and I got an overwhelming sense of atmosphere just from those few pictures alone.
wispse May 4, 2011 3:02 PM
It's too bad! You should keep it up! I used to have the same problem myself, but don't stop! I have forsaken so many blogs in my life, I regret at least all of them lolllll.
If I feel that I know well enough to comment, I will. Good deal?
wispse Apr 19, 2011 11:06 AM
It's just too bad they put good animation in filler episodes! That annoyes me so much, and makes me sad D:
You still want to watch it, even though they have no meaning except being awesome in looks.

Haha, oh thank you! ^^ It's nice to know which episodes have awesome quality and which ones doesn't. Also, if there's a series with awesome animation that's welcome too of course! (Please don't feel like I'm limiting you!) Like Samurai Champloo was great ^^ Although some episodes were quite ugly, they still had great animation ^^ And I love the works of Dai Sato