hpulley's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 164.8
Mean Score: 7.78
  • Total Entries828
  • Rewatched342
  • Episodes10,982
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Ragnastrike Angels
Ragnastrike Angels
3 hours ago
Watching 5/12 · Scored -
Flying Witch
Flying Witch
3 hours ago
Watching 4/12 · Scored -
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
4 hours ago
Watching 4/12 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 40.7
Mean Score: 8.89
  • Total Entries105
  • Reread0
  • Chapters5,830
  • Volumes813
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Fureru to Kikoeru
Fureru to Kikoeru
7 hours ago
Reading 7/- · Scored 9
Gunnm: Kasei Senki
Gunnm: Kasei Senki
Apr 26, 4:20 AM
Reading 11/- · Scored 9
Apr 17, 5:51 PM
Reading 96/- · Scored 8


All Comments (476) Comments

Would you like to post a comment? Please login or sign up first!
Playcool Apr 28, 12:54 PM
I think going to live on japan, and just prefering to put your kids into an international school, it is a big mistake, it will pay off in the future, and they will surely thank you one day.

I love them, I love thanking hot baths, I would love to sit in one and just relax, to the point I would even start to snoring.
But surprisingly they have strict rules for the use of onsen, which is good. Like for long hair, and other stuff, I m not finding the word at english now, it is not clipping your hair...

You are probably old enough, you have already had your time alone to do the stuff you wanted, before you even decided to have kids.
Playcool Apr 27, 11:52 AM
That was quite interesting, more than I though. You really seem to have an big amount of experiences about japan.
So about onsens, are they really the paradise?? (I love bathing hot water btw, helps relaxing your muscles)

Dunno about that, even some years later, because the longer you are living there, the harder will be for your children, like parting from friends and stuff.
Many people dont realize it till they get there but having kids limitates your life much more than you even think of, your life spins around theirs, so you have to work to support their lifes, it is similiar to have a pet, but more burdening, and more fullfilling later on too.
I have had my dog for 14 years, and when we had to put her to sleep, only then you realize how is soo much different, than not having another living being depending of you.

Since you brought the subject.
Playcool Apr 26, 12:56 PM
So you work in a software company, seems different from the norm. Well if you just like japan I think you should go and ask for that long term transfer, if it is all good with your overall situation around the house.
Japan is so different from the rest of the world that I think it is really worth of it.
Playcool Apr 25, 2:52 AM
But what was the company? What was the work? And did it offered them to return, but you guys were affraid it happening again?
Playcool Apr 24, 5:46 PM
Oh, I m remenbering that now, 2011 earthquake, remenbering on the news.
What happened next? Did the foreign staff returned?
Playcool Apr 23, 10:02 AM
So you were living in japan along time but the natural disasters made you think otherwise?
I m glad stuff are usually peacefull from where I live in.
Playcool Apr 22, 4:24 PM
Well that is something that only with more time into it I will came to grasp, and I m only going to start getting deeply into kanji when I start reading RAW VNs, but first I need to finish some stuff, until I guess I will have to get by with learning grammar and some vocab.

Considering creators normally dont get much revenue outside japan... usually if it is not doing well inside Japan, the work would never officially go overseas, so the things you can support are very limited, and when you support it is not like the creator was in dire straits for your cash.
I get the feeling though. But I only support stuff I really, like really really enjoy, literally, I have at least to have gave it an 8, and not a small 8, since I have my own ratings, I mean big 8's, like around 8.3-8.4. Even if I was rich, I wouldnt buy much stuff, it is not like I have an multidimensional "pocket" like doraemon to store all my shit. The more you have in life, the more you have to take care of too.

VOFAN? Is that the illustrator?
Well, being completly honest, I was never found of Monogatari illustrations, there is just not much I can associate with.

"Japanese politicians often make blunders reading the speeches that are written for them, that's how tough it is. It is a complicated written language. There have been movements to dump kanji for multiple reasons but they haven't caught on yet. Even beyond kanji, Japanese is a very minimal language; it is very context sensitive and literary works can be open to a wide variety of interpretations. Signs in Japan have both kanji and romaji and this is not just for foreigners, this is for the locals as well."
SUch troublesome people, to the point they even troubled themselves with their language... well it does have its beauty to it, as language, so it should counter its cons.

You sure know alot about it, do you speak with japanese folks alot? Like it seems you have been living among side them for years to have all that feedback.
Playcool Apr 21, 7:49 AM
How can you figure it out without looking it up? By the similarities with other kanji?

If I used your way I wouldnt have neither money neither space for half of what I have seen already. I prefer to think, that if I couldnt get them for free, I would never spent money on them either way, so there is no change of the creators to ever get any money from me, if I wasnt able to download them. But if I can do that, and I enjoy something that much I will probably buy it one day, that will be the only change the creator has to receive my support, so that is the only way of them to win some cash out of me.
Besides I dont think it should be called illegal, since I cant have normal access to any of that here on Portugal, so I m actually going out of my way to import from other countries.

I have only readed Kizu, and was translated, it would be good if it had some more artwork. Like there is only gain in that.

Most LNs are that hard to read to the average person?! That is weird, right? You could say what the language has of strong points is also its weaker points.
Playcool Apr 19, 5:01 AM
Well damm. It is weird beeing 15 years and still not being able to fully utilize your alphabet, like for me portuguese's, is something you nail around 11-13 years. Like you have everything you need to read whatever you want.

Good to know they are. You have them bought? Or digital RAWs? I have the latter, always find it weird the lack of images vs other LNs.

"Adults who learn Japanese later think of kanji differently from natives. His word play isn't that different from how we look at kanji."
How so?
And does it means when I get used to read that kind of high level grammar and vocab, it will be easier for me than japanese folks?
Playcool Apr 16, 5:39 PM
They dont? Like they dont learnt much kanji in high school? Are you sure? Like would that be actually bad? Like to late to start reading kanji...

Well, my goal is to one day being able to read stuff like Umineko VN raw and monogatari LN series RAW, pretty lofty goals.
Playcool Apr 16, 8:47 AM
The point of furigana is that some kanji are soo rare that you may forgot about them with the use you give those, and to help people understand the meaning of that specific kanji, and not misunderstanding with something else (since kanji have different meanings depending of the pronounciation), furigna is used, mostly when you cant hear the pronounciation, like when reading a book, but with a text hooker you can still get some help for the harder kanji on VNs. Like when the it is not voiced.

Probably most of the stuff they learn on university is that kanji beyond the 2000 common kanji needed to be fluent in japanese.
Playcool Apr 9, 5:00 PM
Well, trying to learn japanese while not playing visual novel surely seems more difficult. I dunno nothing about radicals, I have only started kanji somedays ago, going slowly at it too, I m not in an haste to learn it.

No furigana seems a pain, since for some words it kinda helps when you understand how they are pronounciating them, with VNs that problem is almost gone.
Playcool Apr 7, 5:01 PM
Side story then... a sequel would pick my interest.

So you learned japanese long time. Wait let me correct, you started learning long ago... I started learning the past month, hiragana and katakana were easy enough, I only need to keep going at those with more fonts, for kanji I started with it yesterday, dunno. I m going slowly because it is such a huge thing it can be pretty overhelming. How did you got into kanji?
Playcool Apr 7, 9:45 AM
So there is a sequel to the story we see in Another anime?
BTW are you japanese? Saying you read stuff raw.
AADMC Nov 24, 2015 12:22 PM
Hello fellow MAL member! :D
Are you a movie addict or maybe just a casual movie viewer? If films, animated or live-action ones are something you like, have you ever wondered about joining a club where you can discuss about your favorite movies with your friends on MAL?

If the above facts catch your interest, come and join
The Cinema Club! ;)