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Days: 50.2
Mean Score: 6.59
  • Total Entries167
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes3,015
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Nekomonogatari: Kuro
Nekomonogatari: Kuro
Sep 2, 2:19 PM
Completed 4/4 · Scored 7
Nisemonogatari
Nisemonogatari
Sep 2, 2:18 PM
Completed 11/11 · Scored 9
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Aug 29, 10:24 AM
Completed 26/26 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 0.4
Mean Score: 9.00
  • Total Entries2
  • Reread0
  • Chapters40
  • Volumes7
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Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
Aug 19, 2:32 PM
Completed 40/40 · Scored 9
Bakuman.
Bakuman.
Jul 24, 8:35 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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deg Aug 13, 8:32 PM
im not really self-hating though im just being realistic like sharing my side on a related thread about it but if it comes out that way i did not intend it to be that way
deg Aug 13, 7:32 PM
lol its my mental illness i might be depressed too along with schizophrenia that i got but im not that suicidal anymore though
Lunilah Aug 13, 5:13 PM
Maybe it's admins changing the way weighting works or something.
Superns18 Aug 8, 10:56 PM
Because the ones I've dealt with, Jack, Maffy and one other are genuine pricks.
Orhunaa Aug 6, 11:12 AM
Oh okay, so around the same time I did (Don't mind the 2015 joined date. I watched like 4 shows and stopped MAL/anime altogether for a whole 2 years).

Are you a big vn fan by any chance?


Well kinda. I haven't been able to read as many as I'd like to since most of them require big time investments but the ones I did read I really enjoyed them. 3 of the characters displayed on my fav list are from vn's but they're not my all time favorites, I'm just doing a villain theme lol.

How about you? Do you like VN's? Any that you finished? I can give you some recommendations based on what you enjoy if you'd like.
Orhunaa Aug 6, 10:54 AM
Hey thanks for the fr!

You recently got into watching anime and your list with 139 shows finished isn't even close to complete? Dude either your idea of recent is different from mine or you're really passionate about this lol!
Ferien Aug 3, 2:21 PM
Thank you for reading it and for your support, really appreciate it :)

Also 5 upvotes I think it's a good result considering it is a very long review for an old show; in general the vast majority of reviews for old shows in this site almost never get over 3 (much less if it's incredibly long) unless they are troll or hate reviews that will call the attention of detractors or they are written by a popular reviewer like one of those in the top 50 or by someone who has a well-developed circle of friends in the site, neither of which I am, so getting 5 was already good.

Anyway, thank you again for your words :)
Kimmy83 Jul 30, 9:46 AM
Enjoying your Tuesday so far? ^_^
Kimmy83 Jul 30, 9:19 AM
No problem! Thank you for accepting! It’s nice to meet you! ^_^
NG_Chloe Jul 24, 6:31 PM
your welcome
Maneki-Mew Jul 24, 1:46 AM
Thank you, I will. ^^
Pullman Jul 23, 6:09 PM
Sure you can do what you want but as I said I might not be able to tell you why I interpreted the scene differently without rewatching for myself so while I'm happy to read your reply I probably won't continue arguing my point in detail even if I still disagree. I'm fine with just having laid down where I'm coming from so if you're satisfied with just doing the same go for it. Maybe it'll trigger some memories. But I think that it's kind of a self-fueling cycle - I didn't perceive the romance as that important and loved the show for all kinds of other reasons so I'm more likely to have forgotten about the scenes that do have some romance since they weren't central to my viewing experience. Remembering them less makes me feel even more that the show isn't about romance and so on.

In the end it probably comes down to people simply wearing different goggles when watching shows, putting different aspects in the foreground or background of their viewing experience depending on their preferences and expectations. Whether it's you wearing romance goggles or me wearing non-romance goggles or a little bit of both doesn't make a huge difference imo. You can't really argue away how you experience a show either way. Only try to explain yourself and hope others can understand :>.
Pullman Jul 23, 5:21 PM
I watched the show twice and it didn't really feel like romance. Some small romantic undertones at best, but far from enough to call it 'a romance anime'. From what I remember it was mostly introspective and focusing on how MC perceives and interacts with his environment and what impacts he has on others and vice versa and I never sensed any romantic interest from him in these interactions, they were all based on different motivations and focused on different themes and developed in different directions.

Also these characters were too socially awkward and struggling even with more basic human relationships like friendship, I don't really see any of them actively working towards a romantic relationship before they don't feel more comfortable with themselves or even figure out what they want to be, who they want to be. Especially the MC, since we get to hear his inner monologues, never really struck me as someone concerning himself with romance in any serious way. It would just feel out of character. He was too busy slowly growing out of his edgelord phase over the course of the two seasons.

I sincerely feel that people just overinterpret any interaction or relationship between characters of the opposite gender (or even the same gender if you're a fujo) as 'romance', but for me it needs to be much more explicit than that. I believe in other kinds of relationships and interactions between members of the opposite sex so unless the show explicitly states the romantic interest of either or both parties I'm just not gonna interpret their interactions from that perspective. Being interested in someone, being nice to someone and stuff like that does not indicate romance to me, and that's probably why I disagree with the community in some of these things.

I'll grant you that if you view the whole through the lense of expecting romance, then you can probably see it in the show without too much of a problem because it still does use some of the tropes, even if it mostly parodies them, but I just never wore that lense and don't remember any scenes where they talk about being in love with each other or wanting to be with each other romantically or even a one-sided crush. No confessions, no asking anyone out, no real attempts of anything romantic. I think you do need the 'romance' lens to see romance in that show, otherwise I can't really explain how you could call it a romance anime.

Given that it has 'romantic comedy' in its name it's somewhat understandable people would interpret it as a romance, but imo it was just a parody of those rom-com setups in highschool anime, parodying it by having the characters be so self-absorbed and socially struggling that they never even get to romance each other, they're too busy trying to just get through life and figuring out who they are. Which, to be honest, is a much more relatable and realistic portrayal of the teenage years that what you usually see in regular rom-coms.

Part of it is also that to me it is a big difference to say something is 'a romance anime' and to say something has some aspects of romance in it. For example, basically every show has comedy or drama in some scene, but that doesn't make them 'comedy anime' or 'drama anime'. Comedy or drama need to be one of the main themes in the show for that. The same goes for every genre and content tag. Just having X isn't enough to be called 'an X show', it's all about how strong the presence of that aspect is in the show. So even if there is some romance in Oregairu, I don't think it's more than a minor theme, with the show focusing most of its writing on dealing with other themes. Idk what exactly I wrote in the post you are referring, but I was most likely not meaning that there are zero romantic undertones in the show, just that it was a negligable aspect of it and shouldn't be primary labeled as romance.

By the way if you want to discuss specific scenes or anything like that, you can save your time because I don't really remember too many details at this point. I focus more on remembering how shows made me feel and what I felt the themes were and what I thought about them, instead of the exact scenes that made me think like that. So when people want to discuss stuff and throw random scenes at me and want to know what I have to say about those scenes specifically, I probably won't be able to unless I rewatch the show. I can just tell you why I feel how I feel on an abstract level, but I can't back it up with any direct quotes or scenes from the anime. I've simply seen too much to story all the details of every show I watch :>.