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Shinsekai yori
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Yuyushiki
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Monogatari Series: Second Season
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Suki tte Ii na yo.
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Sankarea
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Nozo x Kimi
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Gokukoku no Brynhildr
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Yama no Susume
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Favorite Characters
Haruko
Amaya, Haruko
Rikka
Morizono, Rikka
Saki
Watanabe, Saki
Himiko
Himiko
Rias
Gremory, Rias
Honoka
Kousaka, Honoka
Lisara
Restall, Lisara
Super Sonico
Super Sonico
Yuuko
Kanoe, Yuuko
Houkouin
Houkouin

Favorite People
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Mimori, Suzuko
Mimori, Suzuko
Seto, Asami
Seto, Asami
Okubo, Rumi
Okubo, Rumi
Nitta, Emi
Nitta, Emi
Ozawa, Ari
Ozawa, Ari


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Anime Stats

Time (Days) 113.2
 
Watching 37
 
Completed 330
 
On Hold 34
 
Dropped 62
 
Plan to Watch 37
 
Total Entries 500
 

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Time (Days) 32.9
 
Reading 53
 
Completed 35
 
On Hold 1
 
Dropped 3
 
Plan to Read 1
 
Total Entries 93
 

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Hahalollawl | 07-20-14, 11:19 PM
Hey, I think you mentioned before that Uehara Rena works for Nitroplus right? But White Album 2 is not a Nitroplus work right? Or did you get it confused with Aquaplus? Didn't Aquaplus do to heart and WA2?

I think Nitroplus is more known for darker (e.g. Urobuchi Gen) stuff right?

BTW have you seen the 2nd PV for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso? I know, I know, you don't like to get too hyped for something before it airs in case you get let down by it, but I think it has a lot of potential...multi cour so hopefully it won't be too rushed, art seems pretty nice, I particularly like the main girl's design, totemo kirei...

By the way, I heard a song from Chihayafuru during an NHK show I think, it's the song that plays in this clip when Arata is on the bike 2 minutes in or so (and many times throughout chihayafuru I think): http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hwemdXbIiBw

Is this a common Japanese song that happened to be used in Chihayafuru, or is it a song that was originally in chihayafuru and became popular?

Hahalollawl | 07-17-14, 3:47 PM
Before I saw your comment I considered editing my comment to mention the script writer but didn't...dang it maybe I should have known you'd point that out lol.

Edit: I guess maybe it depends on who the director is too. Maybe some are more involved while others might be more hands off and accept what the writer/series composer put out.

Hahalollawl | 07-17-14, 3:18 PM
I haven't been paying much attention to directors either in the past, but maybe I should...I saw something on ANN about directors that prompted this by the way if you're wondering why I asked.

I guess it seems like, for example, when people don't like an adaptation their inclination might be to blame the studio, but in reality shouldn't the director take more of that responsibility? Aside from poor animation/art quality issues.

Hahalollawl | 07-15-14, 9:25 PM
Hey do you ever think maybe anime directors don't get enough credit for the shows they direct? Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the director bear much of the responsibility for the final product, and don't the directors give final approval (or not) for important decisions?

And do you have any favorite directors?

Hahalollawl | 07-14-14, 12:18 PM
I haven't watched Nobunaga Concerto yet but the cast seems pretty impressive. Was the first episode worth watching? What studio is doing it? I only saw Fuji TV listed and for some reason thought it might have low production quality...

Oh and one of the best parts of Nozaki-kun in my opinion is Ozawa Ari's "not impressed" voice. I guess you could say it's when she is being sarcastic...she's so good at it!

Hahalollawl | 07-13-14, 9:49 PM
Ohhhh wow I thought the first episode of Nozaki-kun was good already, but the second episode introduced one of my favorite types of characters (Seo), specifically the bossy brash female voiced by none other than Sawashiro Miyuki! Yesssss I like her voice so much when she does that kind of character! Ohhhh man Nozaki-kun looks like it may be an easy pick for my favorite comedy of the season...

Also interesting that Nozaki-kun's demo is shounen rather than shoujo (did you know that?), not that it's necessarily significant other than I presume it means it is/was published in a shounen manga.

Also Mikorin is so funny. He's got a touch of Chuunibyou doesn't he?

Hahalollawl | 07-10-14, 3:50 PM
Well that's sort of a bummer I guess. Not so much hot josei romance anymore eh...

Tell me what you think of this theory. Is it possible that the population aging problem in Japan could be contributing to a shift in josei manga (or other demographics?) away from activities that might be more relevant to "younger" people (romance) to activities that might seem more relevant later in life (e.g. raising kids)? Or is that a bit of a stretch?

And if I mention something you don't know or care much about, don't hesitate to let me know. I might expand my interests in to demographics/genres that you aren't interested in and if so that's fine. I guess I'm giving the different kinds of romance demographics a shot, and outside of Chihayafuru I hadn't given josei much attention.

Hahalollawl | 07-09-14, 6:06 PM
Hey are you familiar with the josei romance genre of manga (not sure if anime exist other than maybe chihayafuru)? Are the content and characters typically more mature?

If you are familiar with josei romance, do you have any recommendations?

Edit: if not, don't worry about it.

Hahalollawl | 07-08-14, 11:42 PM
Hmmm Hal huh. Might check it out.

I mentioned kimi machi as it is a romance and if I remember correctly the DVDs sold a significant amount (about half or more of the disc sales were DVDs weren't they?). I guess I associate (perhaps incorrectly?) DVD sales with female fans. Would it be wrong to infer from the DVD sales that female fans were buying it?

I watched the first episode of Ao Haru Ride. No first episode kiss lol, not that I expected one. Though maybe you could consider that a first episode confession...

I actually thought the beginning of the first episode didn't seem too rushed. It did move pretty quickly as it progressed though. However, I haven't read the manga, so maybe compared to the manga it was more rushed?

However, to be honest some of the characters' actions were a bit difficult to understand/accept/believe. Sometimes it was like, am I supposed to believe that such a thing could happen in real life? Personally, when it comes to romance, I like to see the characters act in ways I can believe, understand, and perhaps more importantly, empathize with. Could I see/believe this could happen in real life?

Honestly, the actions of the characters in ep. 1 of Ao Haru Ride were not always easily believable/understandable. Maybe they will be explained better in the future, I don't know, but if they are not I'm not sure I'm going to like this as much as sukitte. Also, I'm a bit annoyed by the "misunderstanding" that, of course, doesn't get cleared up immediately...if you really like the guy, how about trying to chase after him to tell him that you don't hate him. Is that so difficult? UGH. Or if you're the guy and you really like her, how about giving her a chance to explain herself? Come on...is there something cultural that doesn't allow them to clear up thus kind of misunderstanding immediately? Or is it just a cliche?

Maybe I'm being too harsh...

It's only the first episode though, so who knows. I might read ahead in the manga...maybe I can get some more satisfying explanations...

Hahalollawl | 07-08-14, 1:18 PM
Wow that rushed huh? Well...maybe the manga sales are our best hope for it to be successful. Has there ever been an original tv anime shoujo romance? Seems like that would be a VERY risky proposition...

What is the last shoujo romance to have decent/good sales? Do you know? Has there been one? IIRC kimi no iru machi is/was shounen romance right? But sold quite a few DVDs so maybe it attracted female fans?

Hahalollawl | 07-08-14, 12:08 PM
Well do you think there's any chance it might become a split 2 cour?

I don't know how the sales are going to turn out, but do you think shoujo romance can attract big spending female fans? Do such fans even exist in significant numbers?

Hahalollawl | 07-08-14, 11:38 AM
Not surprising if it is rushed...1 cour is just so little time... I don't know if you agree but Glasslip seemed a bit rushed to me too perhaps. Well, Fall should have Shigatsu wa kimi no uso which if I remember correctly is supposed to be 22 episodes...

By the way by flop do you mean in quality or sales?

Hahalollawl | 07-08-14, 11:13 AM
Oops, I mean amazing OR something not OF lol.

Hahalollawl | 07-08-14, 10:35 AM
Not yet, why, was it amazing of something? I've tried to temper expectations for Ao Haru Ride since it's only 1 cour. Was there a first episode kiss or something? (Actually don't answer that! I don't want it spoiled lol) Do you think it'll be the next sukitte (hmmmm I guess that was 1 cour too huh) or something? Anyways, hopefully I'll have a chance to check it out soon. I'm just not sure it can do a great romance in 1 cour...

Hahalollawl | 07-07-14, 9:59 AM
There are quite a few pretty good OPs from Spring (LiSA, fripside, Konomi, etc.) but even so, killy killy Joker might be my favorite. It's SO good (at least to me)! I'm glad you liked it too, would have been a bit disappointing if didn't (though it's up to personal taste obviously) and weird for me to try to tell you how much I like it if you didn't lol.

Anyways, Wakeshima Kanon seems to be quite talented (at singing and cello!). A singer to watch out for perhaps...

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