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Favorite Anime
Rose of Versailles
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Kanon (2006)
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Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
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Fate/Zero
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
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Favorite Manga
Five Star Stories
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Kidou Senshi Gundam: C.D.A. - Wakaki Suisei no Shouzou
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3x3 Eyes
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Shin Kidou Senki Gundam Wing: Episode Zero
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Mamotte Shugogetten!
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Favorite Characters
Nayuki
Minase, Nayuki
Treize
Khushrenada, Treize
Dianna
Soreil, Dianna
Gene
Starwind, Gene
Faye
Valentine, Faye
Reinhard
von Lohengramm, Reinhard
Noriko
Takaya, Noriko
André
Grandier, André
Madoka
Ayukawa, Madoka
Kyon
Kyon

Favorite People
Hayashibara, Megumi
Hayashibara, Megumi
Iwao, Junko
Iwao, Junko
Kouda, Mariko
Kouda, Mariko
Matsui, Naoko
Matsui, Naoko
Miyamura, Yuko
Miyamura, Yuko
Touma, Yumi
Touma, Yumi
Tsuru, Hiromi
Tsuru, Hiromi


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Time (Days) 108.6
 
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Completed 528
 
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Total Entries 605
 

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About kanon-chan
Welcome to my page, I welcome friend requests made if you feel we may have anything in common, but if I feel we may not, I won't accept the request.

Below is my top favorites in anime titles and characters. My top favorites in regards to my favorite anime based on enjoyability and for characters and seiyuu are those that I have a fondness for. I enjoy mainly the classic anime of the 80's and 90's because of the variety of anime that came out during that time, accompanied by the talented seiyuu, artists, and writers that brought these titles to life. When it comes to the modern anime shows, there's a handful of them I do like. However, when it comes to some anime series that are highly regarded by others, there will be some where I won't share the same opinion.

When it comes to the anime I watch/would like to watch, the criteria I look for is a good story/plot, likeable characters, and a talented cast of seiyuu. I also look for well-established character development when watching the anime. How I rate anime is by looking at the whole picture and not give something a good score just because it has a handful of good episodes. Enjoyment is key when I rate anime, most of those I rate 8-10 are those I like to re-watch. At times I'll watch a light-hearted/guilty pleasure anime that seems like it will be a fun watch and with those, I rate it differently than I would a serious anime.

I dislike loli/shota anime, shows with "imouto" and "onii-chan" in the title, harem ecchi series with stupid and perverted male leads, and those long running shounen anime that goes on for 200+ episodes, they become a chore to watch and often run into predictable territory.

I feel in today's anime, it is lacking in having certain great female seiyuu that made their mark in the 80's and early 90's (like Megumi Hayashibara) in voicing main characters and are cast aside to supporting roles, which is sad. I'm mainly a fan of the female seiyuu that were active in the 80's and the 90's because I love their voices and those that I favor are excellent in terms of their acting and singing talent. I feel they deserve more respect, love, and fans than the currently popular ones. So I ask and encourage everyone to support veteran female seiyuu for their amazing talent in both voice acting and for some, their singing talent.

As a fan of older anime, I disagree with those who base their superficial arguments on disliking/not watching older anime because of the animation. When it comes to anime; the story-plot, characters, and how both progress is what counts, not what the series looks like or how pretty it is. I encourage everyone to watch older anime from the 80's and the 90's, there's plenty of awesome titles to choose from and you'd be surprised on how entertaining the classic anime titles are.

MY CHARACTER OF THE MONTH-MYUNG FANG LONE




In my Character of the Month feature for this August and in celebration of the official 20th anniversary of Macross Plus, I present the leading female of the series, Myung Fang Lone. The series is a match-made in heaven with the combined talents of the original staff members of the original Macross anime series that include Shoji Kawamori as the chief director alongside Ichiro Itano and Kazutaka Miyatake, joining them are Shinichiro Watanabe as co-director and composer Yoko Kanno. Watanabe, Kawamori, and Kanno would later work on the critically acclaimed Cowboy Bebop, a series that has a similar feel to Macross Plus. With Myung, I know she’s not a popular choice considering how she is portrayed that would lead a viewer to ultimately dislike her character, but I consider Myung as a multi-faceted character with a balanced set of strengths and flaws, as well as understanding what she was going through. Myung is a hardworking young woman and is also the producer for the virtual idol Sharon Apple and the supplier of Sharon’s emotional component. Myung has a fateful reunion with Isamu Alva Dyson and the half-human/Zentraedi Guld Goa Bowman, two individuals she was once close to and had a falling out with seven years prior when an incident drove them apart. Despite the time that had passed, Guld is still passionately in love with her. It’s difficult for her to see the two men she cares for look upon each other with such hate. In her past, she was the idol in her high school days and a girl who loved to sing. It’s revealed that Sharon is an extension of Myung herself as the two are like two sides of the same coin as Sharon lays bare the depths of Myung’s heart, especially when it comes to Myung’s own feelings for Isamu. In analyzing her character, Myung’s love for singing and her bond with Isamu and Guld were things that brought her happiness in her youth. The incident that drove the three apart was heartbreaking for her and the broken bond with Isamu and Guld was a big part in the loss of her dreams as a singer. It doesn’t help when Myung is caught in the middle of Isamu and Guld’s rivalry and hatred of each other. As the OVA progresses, Myung is forced to confront her demons and make peace with what has happened and move forward.

Macross Plus takes place on the planet Eden in the year of 2040 and the series opens with a scene from the past of the three leads when they were carefree teens in much happier times. Myung’s fated reunion with Isamu and Guld comes on the heels of her return to her home-world for the Sharon Apple concert tour and Isamu returning to Eden for a tour of duty as a test pilot for the new line of YF’s at a military base where his former friend Guld is also stationed for Project Super Nova. Both Guld and Isamu will act as representatives for the two corporations aiming to have their YF mass produced and will compete with each other in a series of dogfights testing each YF’s capabilities. Both men put their egos and pride on the line for this project. Myung appears at a televised press conference for the Sharon Apple concert tour on Eden and while Guld is at the mess hall having a meal, he looks up at the television and says her name. Later on, Myung takes a break from her work to visit a location she loved as a girl and to her surprise, she encounters Guld who tells her that he had a feeling she would come by this particular place. Guld himself is still madly in love with Myung and he takes her into his arms and they have a tender moment, until Isamu shows up with Lucy MacMillan, a young woman who herself will get entangled in this complicated relationship of the trio. Both men throw decorum out the window and are about to get into a fist fight with one another until Myung puts herself in-between them and it appears that the old wounds of the past have re-opened for her. These troubling emotions interfere with her performance at the Sharon Apple concert, especially when Isamu shows up and as Myung and Sharon are linked together in more ways than one, the lingering affections Myung has for Isamu transfer into Sharon’s consciousness and more complications arise that will surface later into the OVA. Myung later reunites with a couple of more friends she knew way back when who have gotten married and had two children. At a karaoke club, her friend Kate is seen singing Lynn Minmay’s hit song, “My Boyfriend Is A Pilot” and she tries to encourage Myung to sing, but she has no desire to.

Myung’s attempt at running away from her problems nearly costs her life as a mysterious entity has hijacked operations in the room at the concert hall where Myung is and starts a fire. Sharon sends a warning message to both Isamu and Guld, but Guld is the only one that shows and he rescues Myung, although he incurs injuries himself. Myung awakes in her hotel room where Guld has stayed with her. In this scene, it implies that the two have sex with each other after Myung asks Guld to stay with her and the two grasp each other’s hands then what appears the couple lowering down on the bed. It appears most likely that Guld is going to be the one to be with Myung, which he takes with complete pride. During another run of tests and dogfight maneuvers, once again Isamu and Guld let things get personal again, and as a result it lands Isamu in the hospital. He awakes to Myung watching over him with genuine concern. The ever rebellious Isamu sneaks off with Myung; even though she wants him to stay and recover, and they go into the forests of Eden together where they have a heart-to-heart and are able to connect with each other again since reuiniting. In the aftermath of the chaos that is going on with Project Super Nova, the U.N Spacy has decided to scrap the test program altogether in favor of an unmanned combat air vehicle prototype known as the Ghost X-9, a unit manufactured in secret on Earth, which the higher-up’s believed more superior. This news infuriates both Isamu and Guld. Meanwhile, Myung’s associate Marge Gueldoa has implanted an illegal chip into Sharon Apple’s mainframe which causes the already unstable virtual idol to develop a malevolent personality. Also, the 30th Anniversary of the Armistice between mankind and Zentraedi was an upcoming event and at the forefront of the celebration would be a performance by Sharon Apple in Macross City and the unveiling of the Ghost X-9. Myung had to leave Eden for this event and she and Guld bid farewell to each other in which he imparted to her a small gift which was a precious keepsake to him. This item was a small music device that Myung listened to and it was her own song. Guld’s touching gesture and his loving devotion move Myung to tears, this was a scene of hers that particularly moved me as well.



Final Thoughts



Myung’s seiyuu is Rica Fukami, most famous for her role as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus in the original Sailor Moon anime series. I’m also disappointed she wasn’t cast to reprise her role for the new anime series alongside Aya Hisakawa, Michie Tomizawa, and Toru Furuya whom I also wanted to return. For Fukami’s other anime roles she has done in her career she voiced Admiral Beneej Spoor for the Crest/Banner of the Stars series, another role of hers I enjoyed alongside Daiko Hayami in New Cutey Honey. She particularly hasn’t been in anything noteworthy as her four fellow Sailor Senshi have, but with what she has worked on that I looked into that is of interest they include; Suzu Imamura of Full Moon o Sagashite, Kira and Iyo of Himiko-Den, Nana Sawada of Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Hamil of The Legend of Black Heaven, Shaf of Ninja Senshi Tobikage, Kaori Shimamori of Weather Report Girl, and Aquelda of Wedding Peach. She is quite prolific in the dubs of live-action movies, such as portraying the role of Angelina Jolie’s character in the Disney hit movie Maleficent.

Below is Myung’s song “VOICES”, sung by Akino Arai who provides the singing voice for Myung as well as a couple of songs for Sharon Apple.



Macross Plus is a favorite title for fans of 90’s anime; regarded quite well in being a work ahead of its’ time and being renowned as the Top Gun of anime for its impressive dogfight visuals and atmosphere. The dub itself is quite noteworthy in having Bryan Cranston in the leading role as Isamu, more than 10 years before he would take on his most infamous role as Walter White in the hit AMC series, “Breaking Bad”. Even if you’re not a fan of English dubs for anime, Cranston does a great job as Isamu, and I enjoyed his performance much more than I did the original Japanese VA. Cranston’s performance adds an amazing flair to the character. Yet, I feel both language versions are enjoyable to watch and both offer casts of noteworthy VA’s. Seiyuu Shou Hayami whom voiced fan-favorite character Maximilian Jenius of the original and the Macross 7 seven series lends his voice as the mysterious Marge Gueldoa. Fans of Cowboy Bebop would also enjoy this series for much the music has a similar sound of Yoko Kanno’s music and the feel of Shinichiro Watanabe’s style. Unshou Ishizuka (Guld) and Megumi Hayashibara (Lucy) would be a part of the Bebop cast as Jet Black and Faye Valentine respectively. For Macross series fans in general who haven't seen Plus, it's a series to see and I truly recommend it as I see it as one of the finest of the franchise alongside the original. The animation of Plus is amazing for a mid 90's title, the backdrop of Eden is truly gorgeous especially in scenes showcasing the planet's flora and fauna, and I feel it has aged well. Macross Plus is also an anime that features an adult cast of characters, so those seeking to see an anime with a primary cast of adult characters as the leads would enjoy watching this. It paints a more complicated picture with the love triangle of the three leads of the story in its’ development. There’s also an underlying theme of man’s conflict with technology; although Marge embraces it, it’s seen in the leading characters conflicts against the Ghost X-9 and Sharon Apple respectively and even Guld piloting the volatile YF-21 as the intricate design of the unit itself is a technological wonder. Even with the flaws I pointed out in the Final Thoughts spoiler above, it is a fantastic, engaging, enjoyable anime and remains an everlasting favorite of mine.

The series and movie edition was released as a complete set in BD format last summer.

Here is a pretty cool AMV dedicated to Macross Plus featuring a medley of different songs not from the series that are really good.



My Rating System






Favorite Live-Action Movies-2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, Blade Runner, Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), The Breakfast Club, Cleopatra (1963), Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Die Hard, Dr. Strangelove, The Godfather Trilogy, Iron Man 1 & 2, Planet of the Apes (1968), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rashomon, The Right Stuff, Robocop (1987), The Seven Samurai, Silence of the Lambs, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Streets of Fire, Superman (1978), The Terminator (1984), and Teminator 2: Judgement Day

Top 25 Anime Shows I Dislike-Those With An Average Rating of 6 or Higher



Top 25 Anime Characters I Dislike



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VincentArisato | 08-13-14, 3:00 PM
Hmmm, it's somewhere around 23 Celsius degree during the day and around 14 at night. Still, the weather in my country is pretty bad lately, not where I live, but the southern regions once again deal with floods, storms and tornadoes. It's been 6 years since we've had our first tornado in Poland, but since then, they've became a rather usual occurance every summer.

Damn, Mardock Scramble was so bad... If the story would've been on par with the production values, it would probably live up to its "modern GITS successor" hype, but overall, the script felt rather unfinished and even juvenile. Still, you can never tell what Japan will censor next, given that in JoJo Part 3 they show the fights normally, but the cigarettes are being covered by shadows.

VincentArisato | 08-12-14, 1:24 PM
Hello to you as well :) You're not the only one being busy, at least since today, the temperature has finally started cooling down in my country. Still doesn't stop me from devouring ice cream every evening to cool myself down.

Yes, Mahou Tsukai no Yoru is something I'd love to see animated, we need more backstory on Aoko. Especially given that this VN didn't have sex scenes in it, so they won't have to worry about how to bypass them, like they will have to in Heaven's Feel scenario, given that Sakura's sexual appetite was a part of the story. Also, Zouken's penis worms. I'm still wondering who in the development team thought that putting these things in F/SN was a good idea. I mean, they looked disturbing, but at the same time it just entered La Blue Girl territories.

VincentArisato | 07-27-14, 12:47 PM
Yeah, I'm not a fan of Kamina too. He died far too fast to leave a bigger impact on me. But given that people change their favourite characters every season, I guess Char will have a very hard time catching up, he lacks plot armor at his site, this factor seems to be a guaranteed "character of the year" material.

To be honest, I don't really think about it, I've had enough of Fate milking. It's not like Type-MOON has other novels they could adapt or anything. If they're going for UBW route, good for them, but I'll still look forward to seeing other, original shows. You're right about Heaven's Feel though, it's probably the longest route of F/SN and maybe even the best.

Yeah, I barely type nowadays. The temperature reaches 31 degrees during the daytime and 27 at night, with no cold wind or rain to at least make it easier to breathe. This is the reason why I'm not going to the beaches - I hate hot temperature, it drains all strength out of me. I wish it would get colder soon, this month is unbearable.

InazumaBuster | 07-27-14, 3:05 AM
No problem! Its nice to meet you too! ^_^

VincentArisato | 07-12-14, 1:36 PM
You're welcomed, it's such a shame that Noriko is so underrated, with everyone praising TTGL's Simon left and right. If Domon from G Gundam would be a girl, he'd probably look and act like Noriko. *laughs*

Nah, no need to apologize, I was slow with replying to my friends lately too, I blame the 30 degree heat here, it's impossible to collect your thoughts in such temperature.

You're probably right, I need to get used to these new Mobile Suits, even if Unicorn spoiled me. :D But I'm expecting a good old Gundam to return with this show, free of 00's stupidity like the character who changes his personality depending on which eye he covers with his hair.

It's Princess Devilotte de DeathSatan IX from Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness, a fighting game with giant robots made by Capcom in the '90s. She was basically a humorous villain, a spoiled daughter of a fierce space pirate who travelled the galaxy with her two not too intelligent servants to steal parts of the giant robots. I mostly like her because of the name, it's so cheesy it might as well be something made by Go Nagai, but I still find it cool because of that :D I also find it funny that with her design, she might as well be Dorothy few years before Wing began. *wheezing laughter* It's rare to find enjoyable characters like Devilotte nowadays, most of these "evil lolis" currently are pretty damn bland. Also, she shares the same voice actress with Coquelicot from Sakura Wars :)

VincentArisato | 07-02-14, 4:54 PM
Great choice for a heroine of the month, her development as a character is what really stood up for me the most in her case. It's like a reverse Simon from TTGL, who went from likeable kid to Shinji-esque depressed individual and finally a forced "badass". Then again, given how both of them were Gainax titles, I can see how TTGL could be considered a spiritual successor of Gunbuster, as a Mecha show with huge emphasis on character development.

Also, new Gundam. Looks okay, I'm not a fan of this new Mobile Suit's designs, but at least it doesn't seem to be another kiddy show like AGE and Build Fighters.

VincentArisato | 06-17-14, 6:36 AM
No problem, to be fair, MAL is quite annoying to me right now, with how they blocked special characters just to add the pointless images to the forum posts. Nope, it doesn't cripple anyone who is writing in his own language while chatting with friends at all./sarcasm

Yeah, that was the main reason why I didn't like Riddhe in the first place aside of him annoying me with other things as well. I agree about Jerid, I honestly wasn't expecting him to stay alive for so long. But apparently he does seem to have fangirls himself, that may be a reason. Regarding The Origin, yeah, I'd prefer something longer in length as well, but honestly, I'd rather see an OVA based on Char's Deleted Affair, just because teenage Haman was Quess done right as a character. I do hope that we will get another serious Gundam title, because 00, AGE and Build Fighters are completely in a different league than Turn A. I think they already aired enough Gundam titles for younger audience, so now's the time to return to the real Gundam :D

VincentArisato | 06-06-14, 5:17 PM
Like new flashback scenes showing some incest between her and her brother, back when she wasn't as tough? Yeah, I can see that happening. Also, some tentacle groping here and there and Zeiram remade with shoddy CG. Things like that make me quite optimistic about new Sailor Moon, especially after seeing the trailer.

Pretty amazing, as we could expect :D Marida's death was downright heartbreaking and well adapted (even if I wouldn't mind if they would swap things a little and sacrifice Riddhe instead), Frontal's character received even more depth than in the novel and from what I've seen on forums, Banagher ascending Newtype sparked quite a discussion. I personally got used to the novel explanation, where he basically gets absorbed by Unicorn and departs as a new beast of possibility. They've definitely nailed it on the head with putting in the clips from the older shows. Now I hope that they will move on to Origin movie though.

Oh, they've made Nyaruko-san W OVA? I completely overlooked it. *sees plot synopsis and the picture* I give up. They couldn't possibly ruin Lovecraft's works more than that. And they even had to use the most overused theme of a Special - hot springs. Ecchi sells, I guess. At least Cthuko was still the only bearable character there. *laughs* I'm sorry, I just find it ironic how this whole show is supposed to be a "parody" of Lovecraft's works, yet it consatantly clings to this one gag about Cthuko's lesbian fanatasies, which is a parody of Derleth's works, in fact. I've never thought that the one short story about a group of teenagers summoning Cthugha to chase Nyarlathothep away could leave such a rich legacy. At this point, I'm only baffled that they've even made up Cthuko's older cousin, yet never made an anime girl based on Cthylla, Cthulhu's actual daughter which would actually fit to be portrayed as a young girl. At least a game called Chaos Code did that for them with a pleasant result, so there's that.

SunWukung | 06-05-14, 2:21 PM
Hello!

Yeah, I also have to Iria.

I'm fine, but I feel a little tired. Now I'm rewatching Rose of Versailles.


Greetings.

Zarmyn | 06-05-14, 9:33 AM
So what do you think of Gundam Unicorn's final episode? I really liked it and thought it provided a final satisfying resolution to the Federation/Zeon conflict that Char's Counterattack lacked.

The only problem I had with it was that unlike the AU Gundam series like Wing, X and Turn A where the peace achieved by the characters at the end felt real and lasting, we know that in the long run, that things really won't change for the better in the Universal Century because of the looming specters of the future wars of F91 and Victory.

Kamibakamo | 06-03-14, 5:04 PM
i'm doing rather well thanks:)

VincentArisato | 06-01-14, 9:56 AM
Heh, that's some nostalgia evoking choice for this month. Iria was the very first OVA I've seen in my life, after they aired it here on obscure TV channel focusing on video games as their first anime, back in 1999. I definitely agree with what you wrote about the eyes, nowadays they would've been at least three times bigger, or, as the creators would probably try to tell us, "more expressive to make you want to marry her". *laughs*

SunWukung | 05-31-14, 4:32 PM
Hi there my dear friend.

I always liked reading what you write about your characters Month.
I'm still haven't seen Kanon.

Btw, how are you?

See ya.

Kamibakamo | 05-30-14, 11:02 PM
hello Kanon! just dropping by, like to say I very much enjoyed reading your writing on Akiko Minase, and on Kanon in general. It makes me really want to go re-watch and study every aspect of it. It was and still is honestly definitely among my favorite anime and was the 2nd "real" anime I ever watched(Kanon 2006 version).

I hope you are doing well and have a wonderful day:)

Gonzo-nyan | 05-25-14, 6:21 PM
Hello, I found you in the Tomboy/Feminist club and you seem like a pretty nice person to talk to. How are you?

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