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February 4, 1991
Sanford, North Carolina, USA
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November 22, 2012
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Planetes add
Completed at 26 of 26
Soul Eater add
Watching at 7 of 51
No Game No Life add
Watching at 2 of 12

Anime Stats

Time (Days) 50.1
Watching 14
Completed 83
On Hold 24
Dropped 23
Plan to Watch 4
Total Entries 148

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 17.7
Reading 10
Completed 3
On Hold 6
Dropped 0
Plan to Read 0
Total Entries 19

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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 "Soul Eater" and "Stein's Gate" for my FA shows, probably watching "Madoka Magica" next. Last FA I finished was "Planetes"

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mythical020 | Yesterday, 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

wanderingplayboy | 04-13-14, 8:41 PM
It started out great and I really liked it until episode 7. That was when
After that,
I didn't get what they were trying to do, but I thought it was a joke (but it was not funny). It became boring because

I swear, it was so boring it never failed to put me asleep. But I kept watching it for a while because I wanted to know Goto's girlfriend (it was hinted since the first or second episode that he had a mysterious gf, fans' speculation about whether the gf was real or not made me interested to know). But someone wrote a spoiler without a spoiler tag in AD that
I thought, waah, the ending totally not worthy of my time. I would just ask someone or read the spoiler somewhere about Goto's gf (and I already did :P).

I don't mean to bash the series but really, if it was enjoyable, I wouldn't mind finishing it. :P

Ckan | 04-13-14, 7:49 PM
Hmm, if I had to cut it down to a short sell: Art, realism, history, powerlevels, and actual good writing.

The art starts out a little sketchy, but it improves by leaps and bounds. Its not Berserk-art, but Hara developes his own fitting style.
1. The battles and generals. Somehow, there's a great blend between real strategy/tactics, fighting prowess, and General power-levels. Never crosses the bound into unrealism, but it borders that line with almost Dynasty Warrior-like figures.
2. Utilisation of history/great writing. Hara adapts the (pretty vague) historical facts from the era, and twists it into a story with awesome twists and turns. We don't get meaningless moments, everything is building up our characters, furthering the plot and adding to the world.
3. Characters. Great designs, and interesting personalities that maintain realism and variety despite being a historic setting.

And that's enough gushing for today. I'm also a little biased as I came from the anime to the manga, so I was already hyped for it.
The start might seem a little shounen-esque, but it does it wonderfully, and really gets into full swing once you start seeing the battles.

Sorry about the tl;dr. Hope you find it a great ride.

Gonzo-nyan | 04-13-14, 6:04 PM
Yep. I haven't gotten to Roberta's Blood Trail yet. I do like the first season a little better because the arcs were more memorable. The first arc in the 2nd Season was great though.

elfenliedXsis | 04-13-14, 5:57 PM
Evangelion, there is like so much themes that goes on in the episodes about relationship of each characters. I never watched it for the fight of huge robots but rather the psychological of each character. We are entitle for our opinions anyways so no harm done

Starchaser187 | 04-13-14, 4:47 PM
Muv-Luv Alternative

MarkusEA | 04-10-14, 4:37 PM
Mahou Shoujo was very good :) I liked it alot! Also, it's nice to see that you've seen and loved some of the animes like Shinsekai Yori. (Shinsekai Yori to me, is the kind of anime that makes you think about life in general. And it also has LGBT characters without making a big fuzz about it, which I highly appreciate considering I'm gay)

If you liked Shinsekai Yori, then I think you'll like Psycho-pass too and Mahou Shoujo too. They're all the kind of "dark thinking anime" that I love.

Also some good anime that follow some of the same genders, that I think are worth mentioning:

-Psycho-pass (very psychological)
-Mnemosyne (it may be a little weird with the blunt nudity and stuff, but I liked it)
-Blood-C (not the best, but it does have a huge plot-twist and bloody violence)
-Have you seen Claymore? That one is its own special treat.
-Corpse Party (Corpse party has a lot of graphic content. Its story isn't that well written considering it's an anime-version of the game with major changes considering the story)

BTW! If you haven't seen the higurashi series or umineko, you need to do that now! higurashi is very confusing in the beginning, but later on you'll understand everything and the ending result is very satisfying!

MarkusEA | 04-10-14, 4:23 PM
Hey there :) Sorry for answering your post with such delay, I haven't been on MAL for a few days. (took a break)
It's nice to see that you can use my anime list as an inspiration to guide you through your dark-anime adventure :) It's quite the honor, if you ask me :)

Your list seems very good, so keep on watching!
If there's anything I could recommend you to watch that I can think of, it's the anime "another"

There are some people that don't like Another so much, because they feel a lack of "something" from the characters sides. (maybe character development, relationsships and so on) Another revolves around a class that has a curse. One person dies every month (in a screwed up manner) and they have to dispel the curse before the schoolyear ends, orelse everyone ends up dead)
If you are an avid "dark" anime lover such as me, "another" will be like eye candy to you.

I also recommend:

-Shiki (humans and vampires struggle to coexist in a shut-in village out in the woods, and only one race can ultimately survive. I'm usually not that horny for vampires, but Shiki is an anime worth watching)

-Deadman Wonderland (A guy from school gets falsely accused of murdering everyone in his class, and is sent off to a prison. In this prison, (disguised as an amusement park) prisoners are forced to play different kinds of death-games to survive, and everyone is more wicked than you think they are)

-Nisha Rokubou No Shichinin (This anime is very dark, and portrays the likes of starvation, sexual abuse and violence. It's about a group of friends who are sent to prison for mediocre reasons I don't remember. They have to live through the horrid corruption the prison-warden and the doctor makes them go through, and they tighten their bonds to each other for support)

waterfallsxo | 04-07-14, 2:15 PM

Yes, I really liked Nana! I can admit that the few few episodes were a bit slow, but it picks up I promise (I don't want to spoil for you)!

Thank you and congrats! This has been a very stressful 3 months. I know that it is going to feel weird not going to school. What was your major? My major is Graphic Design.

SolBlade | 04-06-14, 2:30 PM
Thanks! GTO has been an awesome anime thus far, I can only see things getting better from here. Especially Eikichi Onizuka, he's my hero~
I'm 4 years younger than Onizuka right now but I can still say that I love him as a character despite only having watched 9 episodes. He's just a really likable guy.

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