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Time (Days) 434.0
Watching 31
Completed 1630
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Total Entries 1674

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Time (Days) 273.4
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Completed 841
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Total Entries 958

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About ridojiri

My anime list is accurate as to what I've completed, but not so as per what I'm watching (too many things at once). My manga list isn't as there is lots that is just not in the database yet and I am too lazy to add them or make a list on mangaupdates.

I do like love communicating about anime and manga and all that. I'm an expert (no really). Less so on anything gamesoft, LN's, VN's.

While almost all of my free time goes to this interest, I also watch film. And, while I try to actively stay away from video games, I do play Mahjong, Chess, Go, and Shogi. You may play with me anytime with these.

I love meeting and talking to other turbonerds. Which translates to people with a passion for something basically. I don't think it's a coincidence these burning passions are often on activities called "hobbies".

For instant communication, I`m on IRC, or you can contact me on twitter, or even through a private tracker I'm on. Feel free to leave a comment as well.

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Displaying 15 of 18 Comments
hpulley | 05-20-15, 7:25 AM
I don't know any HQ live streams, sorry. Let me know if you find one!

Jodyqt | 05-18-15, 2:43 AM
Nice, though I haven't had much time to occupy myself with anime recently as I am VERY busy. ;_;

If you want to meet up, I can probably do it sometime late next month.

broujo | 04-15-15, 8:20 AM
I love your reviews.

Doaj | 04-08-15, 1:19 AM
Why did you die? Also, I'm decent. Got a job. Working on learning how to drive. But a close friend took his life on Easter and that's been rough. Also, I'm sick, so I'm mentally and physically inhibited at the moment, and it sucks.

But in the grand scheme of things, it's not so bad. Really excited for the new Mortal Kombat game coming out next week.

Jodyqt | 04-06-15, 11:16 PM
ah thankyou

I actually managed to get my hands on a copy a couple of days ago, but thanks for the effort.

Though the file I found I need to adjust the .srt by 78000 ms to be in sync. <_<
Fortunately the dialogue is quite simple.

I'm watching it right now, I think I might be in love. :3

I can't meet up this week unfortunately.

Though I might be able to meet up in 3-4 weeks time if that is fine with you.

starshinesMonet | 02-03-15, 12:25 AM
Question - have you heard of a 'short' animation called Midori-ko ( A friend asked me about it and I found it via lanblade, but it has no review. Any interest in co-writing one with me?

starshinesMonet | 01-30-15, 12:03 AM
By the wayside, I found some short animations and things I thought you might be interested in...

These are all from a really interesting Japanese artist named Tabaimo who makes cool animated shorts with a rich historical and manga influence.

albinochocolate | 12-01-14, 2:57 PM
Many of your reviews are God incarnate. In other words, you're superior to many a MAL reviewer.

Also, hello.

What typically appeals the most to you in terms of aesthetics in anime? Do you find yourself particularly attracted to a certain visual style or technique?

Just out of deeply burning curiosity, have you been keeping up with any films of 2014? You seem like you'd be more knowledgable and appreciative of film than anyone else on MAL, generally-speaking.

BlueKite | 10-14-14, 3:43 AM
That's alright, I can wait since I really like to hear your opinion :)

BlueKite | 10-13-14, 6:03 PM
Hello there again

What's your overall impression of this season so far? From what I observed, there are less highly rated ones compared to last season

starshinesMonet | 09-21-14, 10:36 AM
Hi ridojiri~! I'm so happy your stopped by! I'm sorry I've been so absent lately. I have a new job that sucks up almost my whole life. :(

This project looks incredible and I would love to be a part of it! I also have a friend that I would like to recommend, with your permission of course, as it would deeply interest her and she would be quite the asset, I believe. She is a librarian who studys Japanese culture, folklore, and anime as well as a panelist at SakuraCon (our local anime convention) and a fantastic researcher! Here is her blog with her past presentations, in case you are curious about her:

I've missed chatting and writing with you and would love to make some time for in in the near future.

grifatmal | 08-12-14, 4:37 AM
I see what you mean about Ping Pong not being a sports anime and I agree with you. And yet, if you remove the sports’ element, I feel the whole show would fall apart. For me, it is the only show I’ve seen that dares to take an uncompromising look at what may push kids to do sports at a competitive level and what attracts the adults who prowl the waters around them. Most of the characters are literally gutted by the sharpness of the dialogues, leaving their motivations exposed in all their complexity. It isn’t a pretty show and I’m not referring to the visual style. Everybody seems to be running away from some kind of pain and each episode feels like it’s overflowing with frustration and clashing expectations. The show never crosses the line though and you can feel genuine affection for the characters coming from the creators. Still, the amount of emotional tension is unbelievable at time, which is why I was so addicted to it. The only thing that bugged me was that everybody managed to more or less come to term with whatever was eating them. I wish some of them could have been left behind, still struggling in the dark. That’s what I meant when I said I felt it cut its characters too much slack. Still, there is no denying it is a very gutsy piece of animation.

More thoughts on the summer shows now that we’re halfway through the season.

Aldnoah.Zero: I’ll be perfectly honest. The only reason I’m watching this show is for Nakai voicing Marito. That’s it. If he dies, I’m dropping it. Pretty shallow on my part but I simply adore the guy, enough to stomach an anime that brings absolutely nothing new to the table.

Barakamon: That one is tugging at quite a few of my heartstrings. For one, I have a particular fondness for rural settings. They tend to complement slow-paced slice-of-life shows really well and I love how they usually feel so much more “Japanese” than their urban counterparts. The kids are cute and I appreciate the fact that the girls are on the tomboyish side of the personality spectrum. Naru is a fun little ball of happy-go-lucky, more akin to a puppy than an average seven-year-old but I dig how she’s pushing all the right buttons with Handa. Her timing is of course way too perfect and there is very little in there that feels genuine or wholesome but as long as the show sticks to its rather humble goals, I’m totally fine with it.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun: I did find it somewhat amusing. I got a kick out of Miyano going all out cheesy with Suzuki and Mikorin was fun and fresh as you noted. But that was about it. I’m just a really tough critic when it comes to comedy. There might be a handful of shows that made me laugh out loud repeatedly but not more than that and Nozaki-kun had far too many shoujo manga-centric jokes for me so I dropped it after episode 6.

Free: To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would watch the second season. Eye candy alone just isn’t quite enough to keep me interested and the moment they put their clothes back on and open their mouth, I can feel myself getting dumber by the second. On top of that, I don’t really ship them so I can’t even rely on Pixiv to inject some level of excitement back into it. And Seijuurou’s gone. But then, Yamazaki is the kind of eye candy that I might appreciate just enough to stomach 13 more episodes. I mean, I don’t know when we’ll get that level of fanservice again…

Tokyo Ghoul: That one is a perfect example of why I should get into the habit of checking out the first volume of a manga before I start watching its adaptation. I was expecting something a lot darker and exciting than what it was dishing.

Sengoku Basara: I’ve dropped it, which goes to show how bad it is since I’m a rabid fan of the franchise but it’s just way too cheap. The movie was borderline already but Judge End takes the cake: lousy production value, horrendous soundtrack, no dance routine in the ED, no plot whatsoever. I could have watched it for the seiyuu’s alone if the script hadn’t been complete rubbish but no such luck. Oh well, there are still plenty of doujinshi from that franchise that I need to collect so I can easily pass on that one.

Zankyou no Terror: I’ll admit it’s hard for me to ignore Watanabe’s work. Add Kanno and Nakazawa and I simply had to check it out. I’m loving the soundtrack (no surprise there) and the overall quality of the animation… and that’s about it so far. I am still curious to see where it is going but I’m not sure it will manage to deliver on my expectations. I don’t feel a connection with the characters at all so I’m hoping the show will go beyond their individual plight into a broader commentary.

Glasslip: I’m probably too old to care much about the romantic life of a bunch of teenagers. Actually, that’s not quite true. If done well, it can be really engaging and satisfying. But the decision to add some random supernatural element just cheapened the experience for me and that’s a bit of a shame. I was looking forward to glass-making being an important part of the story but it was just pretty sparkles. I dropped it halfway.

So in the end, it looks like Barakamon is the only new show that I am truly enjoying this season, which really isn’t much. Time to watch some older stuff.

BlueKite | 07-29-14, 6:53 PM
I thought that this season was better compared to the other seasons I have followed watching. I have just started watching airing anime by season again (last season I followed was Winter 2012-2013)

So far my Top 2 is Zankyou no Terror and Barakamon. Barakamon is just pure entertaining. It's funny, refreshing, and even inspiring at times. As for Zankyou no Terror, I like it's overall vibe and I agree that it has plot potential (besides it has Watanabe and Kanno behind the scenes which is a big plus)

I'm still in the process of watching Nozaki-kun, Aldnoah, and Ao Haru Ride. I just recently picked them up since it is strangely hyped in my local anime community.

Others I'm watching:
Akame ga Kill is just bad. It has the worst mood setting that I have ever seen. I was expecting for something dark and violent but all I get is boobs and comical faces. SAO II is meh but I admit it is better than the second half of the previous season (so far). Tokyo Ghoul is OK, watching it mainly because of the gore though it has plot potential too.

I know this is too early but are there any upcoming anime that you're looking forward to watch next season? (Besides the Mushishi sequel)

P.S - 69% compatibility lol

grifatmal | 07-26-14, 1:39 AM
I can’t say the Spring Season was really satisfying for me.
Haikyuu!! was an instant darling and remains (along with Daiya) the show I look forward to the most on a weekly basis. I love how low-bro it all feels; I mean “battle of the garbage dump”? It’s such a nice change. And I adore Nishinoya (which says a lot considering how lovable the entire cast is).
Ping Pong was a real breath of fresh air but I think I did expect a bit more from it. I felt it could have been sharper and more ruthless in its observations and in the end, I thought it cut the characters a bit too much slack.
Isshuukan Friends suffered from the exact opposite: it overextended itself in the end. It was so successful at making the mundane charming and interesting and I felt that the show was truly wonderful when it was most light-handed. But every time it tried to push “the story”, it became clunky and awkward. Still, it was really cute.
Sidonia no Kishi … I could have skipped all together. Actually it was yet another lesson in “I should really drop shows which aren’t doing it for me regardless of how close I am to completing them”.
And as far as Yowamushi Pedal is concerned, well, I can’t stand Midousuji which is turning out to be a pain considering how much of a broken record he is. It’s made watching the last cour realllllly tedious for me. Also, way not enough Naruko!

I have yet to solidify my summer lineup. Barakamon will most likely be a keeper as will the second season of Free! and Tokyo Ghoul even though I don’t find them particularly interesting. They do have entertainment value though so I’ll probably keep up with these on a weekly basis. I’m still evaluating Aldnoah Zero, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Glasslip and the latest Sengoku Basara. There are a few things I like in each of these shows but whether I watch them now or store them for a rainy day marathon is still up in the air. The last one of the spring titles on my list is Zankyou no Terror but I’ve only watched the first episode so far.

So yeah, I’m not really excited about the new stuff. How about you?

grifatmal | 05-20-14, 12:32 PM
Re: Daiya, that’s the biggest problem with senpai ain’t it? They always
I cried when Imayoshi retired from Tōō in KnB (as I will cry when Kasamatsu follows suit in the next season). And I will most likely shed a boatload of tears if I see Yūki walk away from Seidō (yes, I do have a thing for captains…). I may pick up the manga if it seems really unlikely that we’ll ever get another round of anime.
That said I have mixed feelings about episode 32. Raichi is a fun addition to the mix and right up my alley too as I have a big canine fetish, but Sanada… I often enjoy Kamiya’s work as a voice actor but he has a nasty tendency to be far too recognizable in his tone and delivery. I mean I understand the reasoning behind using a popular V.A. and cashing in on their trademark style. Heck I squeal in glee every time I hear Nakai Kazuya. But there should be a limit to that and I hate it when it completely overshadows a character. So yeah, Sanada’s introduction irked me a bit.

Now, about the senpai thing, if a show has older characters, I’ve noticed that I unconsciously gravitate towards them. Being much older than the average anime viewer, it makes sense that I look upon the antics of first-years from a position that is fairly similar to theirs. In other words, I have a situational affinity with senpai that often supersede any personal connection I might have with younger characters. That’s why they are such a critical part of the cast for me. In the case of Haikyuu, I really enjoy the “parenting” combo formed by Sawamura, Sugawara and Tanaka and you could say that I care about Hinata and Kageyama because they do. Both first-years are super cute but I didn’t really get attached to them until their senpai showed up. That doesn’t mean I need older characters balancing the younger ones to enjoy a sports show. But if they are there, the more endearing I find them the easier it is for me to enjoy their “charges”.

Yeah, I saw the announcement for the new Yowamusi Pedal season. Pretty cool.

I’m moving back home (France) for a year. My dad passed away and I have to take care of the succession so it isn’t particularly exciting or anything. I will however be closer to my siblings so I’m pretty happy about that.

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