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Time (Days) 50.5
 
Watching 13
 
Completed 84
 
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Dropped 23
 
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Total Entries 160
 

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Time (Days) 17.7
 
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Dropped 0
 
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About midnightblade
I love anime, manga, and videogames.

I got into anime mostly from watching toonami in late elementary school (those were the days) where I would come home to watch Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, and other great shows after dinner. My interest in anime was solidified through watching anime late night on adult swim in highschool, joining an anime club in high school, and then having an ultra otaku roomate in college. I've only started watching anime seriously (watching more than 3 shows per anime season) in 2012, so that is why I don't have Loads of completed anime (that and being in college/not having a boatload of time during the semesters. I graduated Dec 2013). I've actually watched a lot of random episodes of series like Inu-Yasha, Cowboy Bebop, Paranoia Agent, Ghost in the Shell, S-cryed, and other shows that aired late at night on adult swim too, but never watched them sequentially to list them here.

I'm a sucker for action, mecha, samurai genres most of the time, even though I try to watch different themed series these days.


Completed anime 2014:

1. Baccano!
2. Black Lagoon
3. Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
4. Black Lagoon Omake
5. Future Diary
6. Future Diary Redial
7. Aim for the Top! Gunbuster OVA series
8. The Pilot's Love Song
8. Golden Time
9. Chuunibyou Season 2
10. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
11. Kill La Kill
12. Planetes

I'm always watching one or two shows that have finished airing, along with 5-15 currently airing shows. Right now I'm watching "Stein's Gate" for my FA show, next I'm watching "Kuroko no Basket" then "Madoka Magica" . Last FA I finished was "Planetes".


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KingKongShrest | 3 hours ago
The cloak is from Trigun. The apple can either be from Death Note or Mawaru Penguindrum but it's probably from Death Note. The pickachu is a mix of Pokemon and Sadaharu from Gintama. The red hexagon things are from Deadman Wonderland i think, never saw it though.
I'm on episode 6 of Planetes right now so nothing serious has happened so far. The girl is really annoying though, with her "love = everything" ideals and how she tries to shove it on other people.

Adverse | 04-21-14, 3:53 PM
What made it good for me was more or less everything: the characters, plot, voice acting(which I sometimes tend to care less about but this one took me by surprise), art and sound.

It presents the viewer with characters with clearly defined personalities and only those which are essential to the plot. I haven't seen that many anime but a lot of the time there are characters who are there for comic relief or serve no purpose at all. It really isn't the case with Madoka. Additionally,the well defined characters make the plot all the more enjoyable as the series progresses since you're able to see the extent to which they change just as clearly.

I didn't go through your entire list but I didn't see Bakemonogatari or any other Shaft anime I've seen. They're the people who were responsible for the animation and what not and if you're not used to their style, then the artwork might seem different. The character designs are also atypical for anime and might take some getting used to. The art was definitely above average though. The soundtracks were also beautiful, not sure if you're familiar with Kajiuara Yuki but she was responsible for the music.

The plot was also really good. The pacing was really consistent and the story managed keep all the intended themes in balance despite many things happening at the same time. No time is wasted on pointless actions and conversations. Almost everything happening has some sort of relevance.

I could write more about these things but you're already planning on watching it so it's not like you need any convincing right? I just thought it was an anime with few problems most of which I could easily overlook.

I'll get to anime like Death Note and FMA:B soon, probably in a couple of months. I just hate to start anime that's more than 25 episodes long. I think I started the manga for Death Note but that was a while back and I didn't get too far.

In response to your Future Diary question, I found that the directing was inexcusably bad. Sometimes a dark atmosphere would be created and immediately after, and before you get to appreciate it, you're faced with a an irrelevant scene.

The characters weren't all that great either and more often than usual there were episodes that had no importance whatsoever in moving the plot along. Yuki became annoying and was unreasonably making the same exact mistakes only to cry afterwards. The rest of the future diary holders weren't all that interesting in my opinion and some were also unimportant. They even shove in a 6 year old child into the mix as if the typical child had the mental strength to commit murder and get those supplies to commit the act. I started to feel like God would have better luck elsewhere than with that bunch.

Battlechili1 | 04-21-14, 2:12 PM
Yep! I love Eureka Seven.
I've heard a lot of bad things about AO. It looks so cool to me, and I loved Eureka Seven, so its disappointing to hear its so bad. I'll inevitably watch it anyways though.

Awesome. Great taste.

Great! I hope you enjoy Madoka and Monogatari!
I hear Planetes is pretty good.

Splitter | 04-20-14, 10:00 PM
The two girls in my profile picture are Sae and Hiro from the anime and manga "Hidamari Sketch". Sorry, but I've never played Katawa Shojo ^_^"

Jackxon | 04-20-14, 8:23 AM
To be honest, I don't mind laying low on this website since I hardly ever participate in forums and such until now.

Anyway, personally I don't think it was a good idea to watch as many animes that I have especially the age I am now because I'm actually very unsociable person and I'm beyond help. Despite this, I find it okay since I don't regret watching anime and I feel I've become a good person thanks to anime, even though people don't see it. :)

Oh yeah, I think it's awesome to read books or manga since it's been a long time I have read anything of sorts.

I have bought like 2 series (Angel Beats and Baka and Test (Their both short, cheap and funny)) on DVD (I do't have a Blu-ray player) and I' planning on buying more in Summer in an anime convention. I know how it feels when you don't have much money to buy stuff.

Samurnor | 04-20-14, 4:00 AM
Exactly. Like I said, it's purely a preference thing. Mostly the 'waiting' part kills it for me. For instance, right now, I can barely stand having to wait a week for every new episode of atm Fairy Tail 2014, DaL II and NGNL. The discussions and speculation that comes from it is pretty entertaining tho.

I have absolutely no problem with that, mostly because my thought process is insanely fast. I take a break of about 5 minutes between each episode normally, to either get myself a drink/some food or have a smoke, and I use that time to reflect on what I've just watched and speculate on what's coming next.

Oh, okay, then its fine :3 You've got a good point there, although it indeed probably happens without you actually realizing it. I tend to avoid to read too much reviews tho, mostly because if I get overhyped for it that way, it can only end up disappointing (happened with Psycho-Pass, to give you a recent example). Also, I like to think of the more intellectual aspects myself before I read the reviews to look at valid points that others make. This further fuels my superiority complex at times tho, especially when I noticed something most other have not (EG: Death Note's first part, the entire struggle between L and Light is basically a game of cat-and-mouse, with the roles constantly swapped around. L finds some way to track Kira, Light finds a new way to use the Death Note so less suspicion falls upon him, rinse and repeat).

I personally think that reading others reviews can actually increase the objectiveness towards the anime. When something enjoys you to no end, you will unconsiously be more subjective on your view towards said show. But if you read a lot of reviews that point out some of the show in question's major flaws, you will reach a more objective view of that show. This doesn't always work, as FT has proven me: I am not a fan of OP (hell, I might even be considered a OP-basher) while I love FT, even though the main flaw of both shows is exactly the same (something can't be beaten? Have a random powerup).

It's allright, just don't expect me to reply whilst I'm on my phone ;p

kuuurt | 04-20-14, 3:09 AM
Thank you for taking the time to right out that long comment. I really, really appreciate it.

Most of the anime you've listed and justified are actually on my hard drive right now, waiting to be watched. Namely, these are Akira, GTO, Samurai Champloo, and NGE. I'm trying my best to watch them as soon as possible, but I just can't find the time on top of my online hobbies like scanlating and playing online games. I might try and watch Akira tonight though, since its a movie so it shouldn't take too much of my time. I'll let you know what I think of it. As for Evangelion, I plan on marathoning the entire series once the 4.44 movie comes out, which is set to be released on 2015.

Psycho Pass, Mirai Nikki, and Shinsekai Yori are part of my low-priority PTW anime. I liked their synopses (as well as the reasons you've listed), but I just can't see myself watching them right now.

Again, thank you. I appreciate it.

Samurnor | 04-19-14, 5:37 PM
Hahaha allright, I don't mind.

Judging from your first statement here, one would almost assume you base your ranking (at least partially) on the rankings/thoughts of others. Is that true?

Anyway, back on topic: sounds pretty interesting! I don't mind SoL (hell, I think I prefer some good ol' SoL comedy most of the time)(go watch Baka to Test, it's hilarious) but I'm really curious about the second plot part thingie, as I can't personally come up with something good that has something to do with space garbage xD. As far as mecha is concerned.. Let me put it this way. Our ratings for KLK and TTGL are reversed, mainly because you like my robot>your robot, I like my superpower/haxmagiks/something like that>your.. Yeah I'm not gonna repeat that, you get my point. Not saying I can't enjoy mecha anime (Code Geass is awesome) but I prefer human-based powaars. Probably the main reason why I liked Geass so much despite it being a mecha (Oh that's a nice big ass overpowered mech you got there.. TOO BAD MY EYE IS RED SON!).

On the topic of Soul Eater.. You might be able to figure out why the ending is meh without looking at the source material, but the main reason why it needs a second season (and not that spinoff crap that's airing atm) is that there is a shitton of ridiculously awesome unadapted source material.

Shows that require a lot of world building to make any sense at all usually start of quite slow (or they take the LH route and never stop explaining stuff). Oh, you no like jellynana's? :(
Yeah, Steins;Gate is def. on my list of top anime OP :3 that song is just awesome.
Btw, please tell me you're watching it subbed, cuz else you'll miss some pretty hilarious parts (Okabe trying to talk English, oh god)

Pff.. Can't say it was Mirai Nikki (Yeah I pretty much only know the japanese names) for me, as that was one of the first I watched. Most recent I can think of was Nagi no Asukara, atleast for the first part: they were pretty damn fitting.

Samurnor | 04-19-14, 4:03 PM
Haha, thanks :3 The same can be said for your list tho, looks pretty neat bro ;)

They do! And rightfully so, in my honest opinion. I loved it. I can imagine the first few episodes to be quite boring indeed, but believe me, the show becomes a fucking masterpiece when shit hits the fan :) and Code Geass is a pretty damn good show too! LeLouch is just such a BA :3

Oh that's like the complete opposite of me, haha. I try to watch most of my anime when they're finished so I can marathon them. Imo, when you watch an anime when it's still airing, you will miss some major flaws because you are too hyped up to notice them. This can ofcourse be an argument to watch it while it's airing (you'll enjoy it more), but I don't like to give something more credit then it deserves. Also, I am terrible at waiting for stuff ;p

Planetes seems like a pretty original and humorous concept, was it any good?
Soul Eater was pretty neat too, it just really, really needs a second season.

BTW, curiosity has me: How did you end up on my profile? Just wondering ;p

mythical020 | 04-18-14, 4:09 AM
Hi! I just saw you're comment. Thanks for that. :)

Yeah. That post. It's just came out to me out-of-the-blue.

And hey! I also like Code Geass. It's good and deals with mind games and strategies. I like stories like that (such as Death Note and Hunter x Hunter). I scored it (Code Geass) 10 before but I arranged my list because I felt it's so inaccurate. Now, I only game 10s to the ones closest to my heart. :)

I, too, have my personal favorite. I think this anime beats FMA:B for a certain degree. It's Gin no Saji. It's from the same creator of FMA:B. I really recommend this though it's not for everyone (because some people find it boring).

Ahh. Mushishi huh. You see, I like supernaturals, mythologies and fantasies. I also like poems. And these accurately defines what Mushishi is. It deals with the supernatural world and watching it feels like you're reading a poem (pretty boring I guess? Lol). It's also mind-blowing and heart-warming at the same time. Like, Gin no Saji, it's clearly not for everyone but try to watch the first episode and see for yourself if it suits your taste.

As for Hajime no Ippo. It's inspiring, uplifting and heart-warming (I really do like heart-warming stories). At the same time it's thrilling and nerve-wrecking especially inside the ring. It's also hilarious at times which is a huge plus. You should erase the thinking that "It's only boxing. What in the world will you do in that tiny ring?". Try it for yourselves. There's a huge chance that you will never regret.

And, Kuroko no Basketball is definitely good. :)

Again, thanks for leaving a comment. Happy watching. :)

Aversa | 04-15-14, 12:54 PM
Brynhildr looks nice so far but only a few episodes aired so far so it's still hard to tel.
But i like it so far it seems interesting and seems to me like the story will start to develop soon so i am wondering how it will turn out.

animeoppai | 04-14-14, 8:04 PM
Yep, that's basically what it is. the eyepatch matches them both well lol

I see that you've been watching Planetes, how is it?

NihonFalcom | 04-14-14, 6:32 PM
It's been like almost 2 years bro lmao

The brother is meh, I can't stand the fucking tropey kuudere sister who is obviously implemented for fanservice but whatvs I'll be sticking to it for a bit. Fucking panty shots yo.

Kibura_Iburasa | 04-14-14, 11:33 AM
It's defiantly Shiki, its my favorite anime.

cupc | 04-13-14, 10:12 PM
Yes, I loved Gunbuster.

The girl is Reika Shimohira from Gantz, indeed. :p

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