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Anime Stats
Days: 120.3
Mean Score: 6.67
  • Total Entries665
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes6,856
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars
Apr 29, 9:18 AM
Watching 12/34 · Scored -
Shion no Ou
Shion no Ou
Apr 28, 8:44 AM
Watching 12/22 · Scored 8
Mobile Police Patlabor
Mobile Police Patlabor
Apr 28, 8:43 AM
Watching 12/47 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 3.8
Mean Score: 8.22
  • Total Entries11
  • Reread0
  • Chapters678
  • Volumes63
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel
Apr 5, 4:30 AM
Reading 8/- · Scored -
Ugetsu Monogatari
Ugetsu Monogatari
Jan 1, 9:08 AM
Completed 3/3 · Scored 5
Legend of Lemnear
Legend of Lemnear
Nov 10, 2015 6:17 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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SunWukung Yesterday, 12:17 PM
I haven't seen Sailor Moon. How is it?
Kurt_Irving Yesterday, 12:08 AM
Hello again, miss Kanon! :) I like your new profile picture and I've been wondering, what kind of music do you like to listen to? as for Mobile Police Patlabor, I thought it was a cool anime from the year of the snake and I still remember the episode when the characters were hungry, which was pretty funny. xD

As for the music that I like, you can say that it's eclectic and varied. However, I don't listen to EDM, rap, rock/heavy metal (I do love Anthrax's Inside Out song which has a bluesy intro), modern country (I prefer the sound and feel country music had in the 1920s or 1950s) or pop very often.
VincentHarkonnen May 1, 10:45 AM
Yeah, I've had my doubts about Delta right after they have revealed the character designs, but nothing could prepare me for Magical Girls using the Variable Fighters as their mobile stages. The fact that the protagonist is able to fight in his Valkyria with a friggin' capoeira without any training is almost insulting as well. I could stomach the actual idol group because even if it is a huge trend in Japan, it may still work if it's done correctly, but the Magical Girl formula and the overall naivety of the show are just too much. I also hope that you like the jokes based on a girl falling on a character, resulting in him grabbing her boobs by accident, because this is the kind of comic relief this show is going for.

Yup, Sailor Neptune is a yet another character from this show I'm very fond on, even if it's mostly because of her very appealing design, which was shockingly delicate for a character as tough as she was. I also got the overall impression that both her and Uranus were the most mature characters in the show, not only because of them being generally strong-willed, but also because their love actually felt quite genuine, even if they might simply create such impression when compared to the usual overdramatic yuri couples. You know, they were so hell-bent on being together, that they might as well be Utena characters. *laughs* As for the other Senshi I like, I'd say that Jupiter was the one I was quite fond of, but that was mostly because of the comedy factor rather than anything else. I kinda wish Pluto would get more screentime as well, because her being the only adult Senshi was pretty interesting, but she dies so fast that I can only imagine the author getting rid of her because of how powerful her magic was. I was actually pretty indifferent about the rest though. Still, Mars and Venus were definitely the best to me :D I'd say that Chibiusa and Hotaru were my least favourite ones, but their relationship was very good while it lasted. You know, regarding the hentai titles where the antagonists reminded me of Tomoe for some reason... I can't think of any particular title now that you've actually asked me about a specific title, I've seen far too many hentai. *laughs* I'll try to recall some title though, gotta love the feeling when you almost recall something, but you can't remember the actual name of the said thing, even if the main antagonists of Makai Kishi Ingrid and Kangoku were sending out rather familiar vibes, same goes to that one possessed kid from Mahou Shoujo Ai, I believe it was the second episode. Oh, believe me, Crystal still delivers. Look at that Eudial fight :D And yes, we don't get to see her actually countering Usagi's attack with her ridiculous flamethrower (still one of my favourite moments from the original show), the scene where Uranus and Neptune get shot also got thrown out of the window (along with, once again, the hilarious part where Eudial pretends to play Bach's classic piece on organ). Hell, we don't even get to see one of my favourite parts of the Death Busters arc back when I was a kid, which was Eudial driving her call like a madman while popping out of more and more ridiculous spots in the city. In other words, they kill her in two minutes. And okay, to the show's credit, this is pretty much what happens in the manga too (which is a reason in itself how good the originald aptation was by adding so many scenes which fleshed out the villains), and even here Crystal is looking cheap because in the manga, Eudial turns into a gorgon after getting hit by Sailor Mars's attack, but apparently that was to expensive to animate. And don't worry, Mimete got killed off in the next episode. Damn, Witches 5 are pushovers in Crystal, they all die in one hit. Well, at least if they're following the manga, that would mean that we're going to see Hotaru/Sailor Saturn getting ripped apart when Mistress 9 will burst out of her like a damn creature from Alien. Why do I get the feeling that they're going to screw that part up to? Now, tot his season's credit, they did fix some issues from the first Crystal, for example, they did remove the CG transformation sequences and they made the more important shots look better than the rest of the show (clearly because they don't have budget, but that's still a better way of doing things than making all scenes look bad like in the first Crystal). If anything, Crystal still keeps proving how great the original adaptation was, as it expanded upon a generally simple manga, while Crystal is sticking to the manga only while also taking shortcuts here and there.
How are you enjoying Sailor Stars, by the way? :)

Well, Nagai himself is credited for being a creator of the Super Robot genre in general, as he created Mazinger Z way back in the late '60s. In fact, he created Devilman and Cutie Honey in the exact same year, what a guy. As for the inspirations, Hideaki Anno mentioned Devilman as his main inspiration for Evangelion. Miura says that Nagai has greatly infleunced his dynamic style of drawing and pretty much every Japanese movie director, video game developer and scriptwriter who's dealing with giant robots, monsters and mix of action and symbolism keeps mentioning Nagai as their main inspiration. There's a lot of people who keep mentioning Nagai's works being very inspiring to them in general. As for my personal favourite of his Mecha titles, when it comes tot he anime, I'd say that Mazinkaiser SKL was my favourite one because of how simple and over the top it was, but in general, every single title from the Getter Robo franchise is great to me, both in case if the anime and the mangas. In fact, Getter Robo was the franchise which introduced robots bigger than the galaxies (or rather, a single robot - Getter Emperor) way before TTGL became a thing. And you knoww hat? Nagai still handled this concept better - in TTGL, the robots grew bigger than the galaxies because, I don't know, people were supposed to find it cool (and they did, it's just that I found it pretty stupid and overblown in a negative sense of the word myself), while in Getter Robo, the Getter Emperor is introduced in the far future where it's terrorizing other civilizations, so the aliens travel back in time to destroy the actual Getter Robo piloted by the main heroes (who are completely unaware of the whole thing), as it was actually the larval form of the evergrowing Getter Emperor. That's just amazing with how simple, yet unique it sounds.
Kurt_Irving Apr 29, 1:36 PM
You could watch Castle in the Sky and pretty much everything about it is wonderful.
Kurt_Irving Apr 24, 8:48 AM
Thank you for the friend request and I'm with you on the pairing of said anime characters along with Pumpkin Scissors. Other than that, I was rewatching Spirited Away and I have yet to watch Howl's Moving Castle.
SSJLuffy Apr 24, 8:39 AM
Meh, cruddy, but things could probably be worse. Been a very stressful few months.
SunWukung Apr 24, 8:23 AM
Hi there my friend!

How's Shion no Ou?
VincentHarkonnen Apr 24, 7:26 AM
My first impressions? Oh dear, where do I even start... It's the worst Macross ever made. It actually surpasses Macross 7 when it comes to having an unlikeable protagonist. The animation of the robots looks like a PS2 game with how awfully CG it is and the Magical Girl formula makes me think that whoever came up with this show must've really hated the original Macross and wanted to destroy the franchise from the inside. It's just a bunch of cutesy idols singing about love as the pilots who aid them mostly use their planes to set up stages for them. The characters themselves are the typical, cute, naive morons who believe that the power of love is enough to conquer everything and the overall thing feels like it's suffering from the identity crisis, being torn between the usual Macross and the story about a group of powerful idols who run around as people are dying aroundt hem, singing happily to make the virus which make speople go berserk fade away. It's so stupid that I can't even comprehend it. And that comes from a guy who actually liked Ranka from Frontier more than Sheryl. At least Ranka was cute in a positive, harmless way, this is just sad. So far, it's definitely the worst show of this season to me.

Haha, nice to read that! :D They're not coming up with characters like Kanuka anymore. Regarding Sailor Mars, yeah, she is the best, along with Sailor Venus. Back when I was 6, I actually used to watch the original show just for Rei, talk about an obligatory childhood crush (and to think that it was exactly 20 years ago, you know the title is good when its characters are still good and memorable to you after all this time) :D I definitely wasn't paying that much attention to Minako back then though, I actually started liking her many years later after picking up the Sailor V manga. Then I've realized how hilarious and likeable she is. The funny thing is that I'm currently reading the actual manga as well and in one of the chapters, Rei actually states that she used to be into Devilman back when she was a kid, damn. No wonder that Sailor Mars is so awesome, she grew up with Nagai's masterpiece :D That actually made my evening the day before yesterday, because I wasn't expecting a reference to Nagai's most violent and mature title in a Shoujo manga, that really shows how open minded the author is :D In fact, Nagai's Cutey Honey was one of the main inspirations of Sailor Moon, so I can only imagine Naoko Takeuchi really looking up to him. The funny thing is that in the American version, they did swap Devilman for Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, but in Europe, they left the original title intact, probably because Devilman never got licensed here, so the kids wouldn't look him up. Can you imagine some little girl who really looks up to Rei actually picking up Devilman? That's just awesome, it's even better than the HxH reference in a re-released version of the manga, where Minako borrows a HxH volume from Usagi :D One thing is sure though, the heroines from this title sure have a great taste in what they're reading. As for the Crystal series... Ouch, is it pretty damn flawed. CG transformations aside, the animation looks rushed and cheap, there are some pretty funny errors here and there (like Sailor Venus wearing her Sailor V costume in one shot and then suddenly her actual costume when the camera angle changes) and the story actually lacks what made the original so good, one of the reasons being the lack of the original's stand alone "filler" episodes, which were actually pretty good at simply providing more character development and letting the viewer enjoy the characters more. Usagi is basically the only character who gets to shine in Crystal (with the other girls quickly becoming her weaker underlings as soon as their introductory episodes ended) and the interactions between the girls are nowhere near as enjoyable as they were in the manga and especially the original show. I've got to admit, I'm already nervous about this new season of Crystal, because it's focusing on my personal favourite story arc from the original - the Infinity/Death Busters arc. I loved it as a kid and still have a soft spot for it now. The darker atmosphere, the villains (Professor Tomoe is the best antagonist in the franchise to me, he's like a mad scientist from an old hentai who somehow found his way into a kids' show, it's amazing), pretty much everything. Actually, I'm already prepared for both Tomoe and Witches 5 to be much more shallow in Crystal - yeah, they were much more evil and corrupted in the manga, as opposed to being this lovable bunch of laughing baddies, but that's actually what I really enjoyed about them. And don't even get me started on the scene at the end of the first Crystal where the four generals die - if Beryl is able to fire her death beam anywhere she wants, why won't she just fry Usagi on the spot? Problem solved, series over. I can't say that Crystal is terrible, but it's just showing that Sailor Moon deserved much better than this rushed, flawed, half-assed remake. And as much as it's only a matter of personal preference, I actually find the original series' art style much better, with the girls looking much more appealing. Their body proportions look downright strange in Crystal, and while it may be closer to the manga, I seriously can't say that I'm a fan of these.
SSJLuffy Apr 23, 11:09 AM
You always seem to have a really cool profile with your anime character of the month section
Kurt_Irving Apr 20, 6:33 AM
I like her as Faye Valentine and Christina Mackenzie (I thought that this redhead and Bernie would make a great couple, but you know, sad things happened) too. Btw, what are the most underrated anime from last decade that you know? I find Zoids(Chaotic Century/Genesis), Idaten Jump, Sakura Taisen, Fafner in the Azure, Shinzo aka Mushrambo (even though it was aired on Fox Kids/Jetix multiple times), RahXephon, Steamboy or S-Cry-Ed highly overlooked. Gungrave may be an underrated anime from last decade, but the two games are superior.
VincentHarkonnen Apr 20, 5:31 AM
Haha, I wouldn't be so sure about Joker Game being the best anime of the season, we still don't know what Ragnastrike Angels might pull off in few weeks./sarcasm Honestly though, I also get the feeling that it might be the best anime this season has to offer, especially given that I'm not as hyped about Luluco as the other viewers are.
Kurt_Irving Apr 19, 12:42 PM
I may take part in the challenge sooner or later, but anyway, what are your favorite anime roles from Megumi Hayashibara? I think she's the best VA for Ai Haibara from Detective Conan.
VincentHarkonnen Apr 19, 12:32 PM
Hey, I just wanted to ask about your impressions on the Joker Game, if you don't mind. It's actually the only anime from this season I'm legitimately interested in, but before I'll finally get to it, might as well ask around the friends of mine who are already watching it. In all honesty, Otonatsu-san has got the entirety of my attention right now, this show is amazing :D
Kurt_Irving Apr 19, 8:28 AM
Not sure, the only new anime that I care about are Gundam Thunderbolt, MSG: The Origin (which took ages to get an adaptation), the new Gundam Unicorn, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare or the Blue Jacket Lupin series, though I may check out Ushio and Tora (and the 1993 OVA) along with Young Black Jack or Cyborg 009 vs Devilman later.

Other than that, you're welcome and as for anime, I don't really care about what series is popular at the moment.
Kurt_Irving Apr 18, 5:06 PM
Nevermind, but anyway, I think you got great taste in anime and Outlaw Star is a criminally underrated series these days.