starshinesMonet's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 83.4
Mean Score: 7.45
  • Total Entries1,909
  • Rewatched14
  • Episodes4,890
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Jun 5, 9:11 PM
Completed 6/6 · Scored 7
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Jun 3, 11:25 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 8
Samurai Flamenco
Samurai Flamenco
May 29, 11:45 PM
Watching 9/22 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 4.4
Mean Score: 8.61
  • Total Entries414
  • Reread0
  • Chapters518
  • Volumes87
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
May 9, 6:49 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Ore no Kanojo ga xxx wo Kitai shiteite Shoujiki Komaru
Ore no Kanojo ga xxx wo Kitai shiteite Shoujiki Komaru
Aug 15, 2015 9:39 PM
Reading -/10 · Scored -
Aug 15, 2015 9:39 PM
Reading - · Scored -


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Fleure Jun 6, 10:57 AM
Greetings my book buddy!

Congratulations on your new, well-deserved job! What are you doing now? Ahh, do tell me about your anime festival experience. I'd be interested to hear about it.

I've been quite well, thanks. I've been generally busy with work and writing (nothing different here:P). I've been reading a lot of non-fiction lately. I recently embarked upon a quest to revisit some French writers, starting with my favorite absurdist, Monsieur Camus. I'm reading The Stranger, along with some contemporary Japanese literature by women, one being Kirino's The Goddess Chronicle. It seems like you're having quite the ride with your latest reading endeavor. I REALLY REALLY pray that you don't fall victim to mass hysteria of subpar works like the ones you mentioned (i shall not name them out of principle :P). I'll save you too!

Btw, did you watch Shouwa Rakugo from last season?
Fleure Jun 3, 10:18 AM
HI! How have you been <3
Arrvilja Apr 3, 4:51 PM
Hello =))) Surprisingly, I was watching it for the first time =)))
bellpeppers Mar 28, 1:04 PM
My god, that are a lot of recommendations!

I'm happy I could help you finding some new anime to watch, even though I'm pretty new to this medium. :)

Thanks for all those recommendations! I don't have a lot of time on my hands right now, but I'll try and get to them as soon as possible. I'm also interested in the non-anime shorts, as I've not seen a lot of animated pieces from the western world.

I'll try and work on some more reviews from your recommended shows/shorts if I get to see them!
bellpeppers Mar 16, 11:32 PM
I'd love some recommendations from shorts! There are some great ones out there, but shorts are really hard to find. So if you'd like to give me some, please do!

I chose a picture that had a large width and basically put it in a photo editing program, something like Paint should work too, and selected the part of the picture I wanted to be my profile photo. After that, I deleted the profile photo piece from the whole picture and selected the remaining side of the picture, which I put into my profile. They should line up just fine and look really good!
Idan Mar 13, 5:30 AM
By the way, I noticed you changed your avatar to a screenshot from "Rabbi's cat", probably my favourite animated film of all time (or at least one of them) ^^
Idan Mar 13, 5:28 AM
Hello! I'm surprised (and glad) you remember me, after... what was it, 4 years? The animation you mentioned is indeed very nice and warm, while at the same time it has some strange elements in it that make the whole film fresh and not-cliche. I really liked the idea of blowing air into bottles, for example.

I have to start watching more short films again, even though I have little time to do so (when we first started talking, I was in secondary school, now I'm studying). For now, I can share these two with you: - they have a very different feel to them than "My Strange Grandfather", but I liked them a lot, especially the second one. Hope you're well!
awerture Mar 9, 11:15 AM
oh, you have somebody IRL to watch anime with. what a luck :)

I've said it already, but it really is phenomenal, find someone as fast as possible...
bellpeppers Mar 9, 1:57 AM
Well, I haven't seen that much short animated films so I can't really relate to you. But I see what you mean, comparing your favourite works to other works
awerture Mar 7, 8:45 AM
Since Taisho Baseball Girls was the thing which pissed me lastly the most I think I'll write a review about it. In short: I don't recommend it.

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is now the series I'm absolutely in love with - but ofc there are 4 episodes left, everything can be ruined (as happened with so many shows before). Since from your MAL it seems you started watching it, please don't hate on Miyokichi - she gets so much undeserved flak in the Wire that I pity her, even though she is fictional :'(

You have awful lot of shows labeled 'currently watching' though. 'never finish what you started' much :)
bellpeppers Mar 7, 2:29 AM
He is! I think he's unique in his way of telling stories mainly through his art and the music that supports it. He succeeds in creating an atmosphere that is so relaxing, just in several small episodes, which is amazing
awerture Feb 22, 8:36 AM
Oh, thank you very much, all the more your reviews seem to me so well thought-out! Unfortunately it looks like you are writing much more rarely than in 2012. You are fed up with anime? (just curious if it's even possible!)
Fleure Feb 17, 9:39 PM
Ohh, if I could review all the things I think about reviewing, I could probably find a career in it (a shitty one, probably, but that's besides the point heh) :D. I do hope to write about Watanabe as a director at some point (and I'd talk about SC within), but let's see. I'm really glad you like it.

Trust me, I'd love to read it. I actually wrote one myself - well half of one - but haven't gotten the chance to come around and finish it. I'll be looking forward to it, for sure. I hope everything is ok with you (feel free to talk to me, if you just want to vent or talk to someone). That is amazing that you're focusing on writing stories. That's eventually what I want to segue into soon. I mean reviewing and writing essays are fun, but I want to create something that's purely and entirely my own.

I went to India, and then Amsterdam for a day and a half. I'll be going back again next week for wedding #2, and hopefully stopping in Vienna on my way back. Let's see. I'll definitely check those out. I finished The Last Unicorn btw. It was fantastic. I loved it so much. Thanks for the recommendation. Le Guin is generally great. I actually have that book on my kindle. I'll check it out soon.

Lately, I've been reading this poetry collection by Shinji Moon called Anatomy of Being which is really empowering. Also, fiction wise, I'm reading The Martian which is fine so far (nothing amazing), Angela Carter's super amazing set of stories called The Bloody Chamber, and a non-fiction book about Chemistry and History lol.

Anyways, I hope you're well, and I REALLY hope that you get interviewed and you agree to it :)!
Fleure Feb 15, 12:32 AM
I'd love to read your review when you publish it (or you can just share it me [private party ;)]).

My general thoughts about Samurai Champloo largely mirror yours. I found the style of it to be very engrossing; the anachronism based progression, juxtaposing not only time eras of old and new, but also diffusing cultural gaps (for example the traditional "Edo society" with western hip-hop culture and other sensations). I was rather impressed at how Watanable infused the two and blended them together. Also, for an episodic show, it still managed to create some very fun, focused sub-stories that not only felt relevant to the "overarching" plot but also enlightened the characters, which brings me to my favorite part of the show: the characters! The trio of Mugen, Jin, and Fuu was just the best for me! As you carry on with the show, I hope you love them as much I did. They are all so great <3.

As for what's been up with me: a lot! I've been traveling a lot for various weddings (and exploring in the process). Other than that, just working a rigorous schedule, and trying to get more writing in (the same ol' laments of a caving writer :P). I'd elaborate more, but perhaps in my next post, but for now, hope I gave you enough to digest. Talk soon!
Moon_River Jan 29, 6:11 PM
You're welcome :D glad you enjoyed it. And wow, thanks for sharing what you're watching as well. I have to say, that is quite an animated feature O_O some parts were like aw, they're a cute / quirky older couple (at the beginning) but by the end it was like what am I watching XD lol