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Anime Stats
Days: 111.4
Mean Score: 5.23
  • Total Entries399
  • Rewatched6
  • Episodes6,701
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Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul
Oct 6, 7:25 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 6
Happy Sugar Life
Happy Sugar Life
Oct 6, 7:24 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 6
Toaru Majutsu no Index II
Toaru Majutsu no Index II
Sep 13, 7:20 PM
Completed 24/24 · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 10.3
Mean Score: 5.51
  • Total Entries71
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,866
  • Volumes69
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Urami Koi, Koi, Urami Koi.
Urami Koi, Koi, Urami Koi.
Jul 22, 7:38 PM
Reading 12/? · Scored 4
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Jun 27, 4:54 PM
Reading - · Scored 9
Kuro-chan Chi no Oshiire ga Tsukaenai Wake
Kuro-chan Chi no Oshiire ga Tsukaenai Wake
Jun 26, 2:38 PM
Reading 14/24 · Scored -

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Dashiawia Oct 18, 6:20 PM
Sorry for the late response to your longer post. Here we go.

I agree. I'd say the anime did well in executing its comedic timing. Granted, I do think the manga is a lot funnier, but it could just be that I read it first. Other than the low budget, I don't think the anime deserves most of the criticisms it gets. The fact that it now has a score over 8.4 seems to suggest that most people changed their opinion for the better as the show went on.

Yeah, I hear you. Terrible directing really can ruin an anime. Of course, how we perceive the directing of a particular show can vary from person to person. For example, many people think the director of The Tatami Galaxy is a genius, while I personally don't regard him as all that great. Then again, it could be just the work itself that I don't really find very interesting, rather than a fault with the director. I did enjoy Ping Pong The Animation which was also directed by the same guy, but that show won me over with nothing but its stellar character development. I initially hated it while it was airing until I got further into it, all because I didn't like how intentionally awful it looked. Back on topic, I'd say you made a good move to skip Angels of Death, as it has been incredibly dull up to this point. I'd even put Happy Sugar Life over it in terms of creating horror. Killer moe girls are much more menacing to me than a psychotic dude with a scythe and a emotionally unstable girl who just wants to die, lol. :P

Haha, it's alright. It's not as if I remember every name for all the characters I like, either. This is why we have MAL to keep track of all these characters we like. :P

Yeah. I agree with your opinion on AoT. The reason it's so popular could also be attributed to the broad audience it was trying to appeal to. But yeah, characters didn't really catch my attention either. I enjoy it mainly for the plot, action, and music. To be fair, the third season is where the plot finally kicks up a notch, with human vs human on the forefront and killing titans taking a backseat. I'm up to speed with the manga and I can tell you that the story from the third season onward will be mostly about exploring the different sides of humanity, rather than focusing on the war between human and titan.

I know I recommended Hanebado a few months ago, but I take it back (hopefully you haven't already picked it up). It turned out to be a disappointment in my book, featuring some very inconsistent characters and contrived drama that's not even explored well. There are so many better sports anime to watch out there. Go check out Baby Steps if you want an enjoyable series about tennis with tints of romance in it. And I've made a poor decision in skipping High Score Girl back then, as it became one of my favorite shows from last season after I caught up to it recently. The outdated art style is something I got used to within a couple episodes; what really got me into the show was the cute romance between its main characters. Heck, I didn't expect it to turn into a love triangle halfway in, but even then it was done in good taste, and it became hard to root for one heroine without feeling bad for the other one. Definitely go give it a try if you haven't already.

That's cool. I didn't like Cells at Work all that much in the end, since I felt that it got too repetitive with the introduction of new cells that I just couldn't care anymore after a few episodes. It's definitely not a bad show by any means, but I'd be lying if I told you that it was entertaining. If you've seen monster-of-the-week action shows before, then you have effectively seen all of this show; just replace random monster name with random cell name. Of the 4 shows you picked up, only S;G 0 and Grand Blue ended up being positive experiences for me.

I think Shio was truly in love with Satou, and saw her as her pillar of support in life. One might argue, at least early on in the story, that she may have been using Satou to protect her from hostile people. But close to the end of the story, I'd say it was pretty evident that both Shio and Satou love each other unconditionally, and would gladly die with the other person if the situation demands it. For sure, one of the weirdest love stories I've experienced in anime. Considering that both parties are of the same sex and have a pretty significant age gap, you'd think that any romance in it would be played for comedy. But no, it takes itself very seriously. Lol.

Nice! I can't say anything about it from personal experience as I've never used Anki before, but it sounds like a great method to retain information. I have a decent short-term memory, so I didn't have much difficulty remembering stuff in college. Normally reading the textbook and looking at my notes was enough to commit what I learned into memory, although I could have definitely benefitted had I known about Anki earlier. I kind of stopped learning Japanese after college, just don't have the time or the motivation to continue at this point. But good luck to you if you're still keeping at it! :)
Dashiawia Sep 13, 7:42 PM
Ah, good luck toughing it out. I'm currently doing networking as a profession, and I can't say that I don't enjoy it. I don't know a lot of programming, to be honest, but I intend to learn at least Python since it's pivotal for automation, which significantly speeds up completing repetitive tasks.
Dashiawia Sep 6, 8:57 PM
Happy belated birthday, man! Hope you had a nice one. :)

Sorry it's taking me so long to get back to you. Work has been especially busy for me during the past two months, and I'm not terribly motivated to type long replies during times like this. I will be sure to reply when I get that motivation back, though.
DeadIEnd Sep 5, 8:28 PM
It would've been funny if they got to the cell phone prohibited ramen place scene just as you were eating ^^

I wish we had such authentic Japanese restaurants with Steins;Gate in the background, the latter is not likely ;.;
DeadIEnd Sep 5, 1:03 PM
Happy Birthday man
Gonzo-lewd Aug 30, 4:00 AM
Always am.
Gonzo-lewd Aug 22, 7:56 AM
Oh shit, I didn't know we last talked 5 years ago. o.o

I'm fine, how about you? :)
Gonzo-lewd Aug 18, 12:03 PM
Nyaa~ =^.^=
Nuvi Aug 14, 9:35 AM
Hey man if you ever feel like talking to me to cope with depression then I'm always here for you. Haven't been active on MAL but I can always respond on steam chat or Discord (if you have one). I was talking to Solos and he mentioned about you so I wanted to drop by and see how you were doing.

How is your wrist? I remember you had serious problems with it a while ago.

NA or JP? I've been playing JP mostly and NA is only for reading Singularity chapters because my NA luck is shitty as fuck lol. It's a good game to kill time as long as you don't spend money except guaranteed SSR summons.
Either way, accepted. Who is your favourite FGO servant so far? Are you saving up for anyone?
Nuvi Aug 11, 9:39 AM
Hey man how are you?
nymphiae Jul 31, 2:50 AM
hey there! i won't be doing any fixes until mal decides the site is up and running for real. sorry about that, i just don't have the will to fix layouts a lot of times until everything is stable again.
Dashiawia Jul 21, 8:48 PM
Yeah. I've seen some negative reviews on MAL for the Grand Blue anime, but I personally think they're exaggerating things. Sure, the art style could use some work, as it's nowhere close to as good as the manga's. But as far as the comedic timing and the interactions are concerned, I'd say that the anime is doing well. Having Kamiya as Iori would have made the anime better for sure. I'm content with the other voice choices, though.

Yeah, I agree with your thoughts on Satsuriku no Tenshi. I was also very disappointed with how it turned out to be. If I were new to anime, I could see myself liking this show. But after seeing so many shows with similarly crazy characters, this show has lost all every bit of suspense or thrill for me. It doesn't even do a great job of creating a terrifying atmosphere, which is what this type of show should be aiming for in the first place. The lack of subtlety in the directing is indeed painful to watch. It's like the director wants to hammer in the idea that everyone in the show is a nutcase, as if it isn't obvious already. That said, I somehow haven't dropped it yet. Maybe I'm curious to know just how bad this show can get. XD

Will do. So far, after finishing the first 3 episodes, I have to say that Island is a mediocre watch. It's got an interesting concept, but the characters have been rather unimpressive as of yet. Like, I can barely remember their names after watching 3 whole episodes. You know it's a bad sign when that happens. :P
So yeah, I don't recommend it unless it somehow gets much better later on (I doubt it).

Yeah. I feel the same way about Anilist. While it's a good backup site, I wouldn't forgo MAL for it. Not yet, anyway. I prefer MAL's profile comments too, so I'm in agreement on continuing to have conversations here. :)

I can understand where you're coming from. Attack on Titan, while definitely an entertaining show, never really gave me that urge of wanting to know what happens next ASAP. It's a show that I'd want to watch during the moment, but not one I'd fondly look back on once it's over, if that makes any sense. XD. I guess it has to do with the fact that because it's a plot driven story, the characters feel somewhat shallow and underdeveloped, thus making the show very enjoyable while you're watching it, but you won't really miss it all that much once it's finished. That's how it feels to me, at least.

About High Score Girl, I actually changed my mind and won't be watching it. Reason for that is because I'm really not a fan of its art style, and the character designs bother me a lot for some reason. I skimmed through the first episode, just to check if I'd at least like the style of humor. Turns out that I didn't like it, either. So yeah, this one's a no-go for me, though I hope you can find something in it to enjoy. :)

I did end up picking up a few other shows that I didn't think I'd pick up at the beginning of the season. Happy Sugar Life, Hanebado, and Cells at Work are all pretty entertaining for me so far. Specifically, Hanebado is a pleasant surprise for me, as it's the first anime I've seen about badminton, a sport I'm actually very good at IRL. Not only that, but I was also able to relate with some of these characters. The anime also touches on some relatable themes, like Talent vs Hard Work, and Passion vs Obsession. I have no clue if the rest of the anime will continue to shine, but based on what I have seen thus far, I'd say that it's definitely worth a try.

Cells at Work is a lighthearted comedy geared towards human biology nerds like yours truly. XD. No, but seriously, it does spend quite a bit of time introducing every type of cell in the human body, as if we're in biology class. Man, it reminded me of why I ended up switching from Life Science to IT Networking in the first place, because there's too many freaking names to remember! XD. All the same though, I find it to be a pretty fun watch so far. And you get to see Kana Hanezawa voice a red blood cell. How cool is that? :P

As for Happy Sugar Life, it's exactly what you'd expect from a cute-looking, dark show about a pink-haired Yandere girl. She seriously gave me Yuno vibes with her love obsession. :O Only this time, instead of a wimpy dude, her love interest is a little girl. :P

No problem, man. Haha, nice one! I can see you liking Saiki more than I do, in all honesty. It's like a mix of the Monogatari series (in terms of monologues) and Gintama (in its comedic aspect).
Dashiawia Jul 1, 7:47 PM
Also, I recommend you to check out The Disastrous Life of Saiki K should you be looking for another over-the-top comedy series. That show boasts a huge but lovable character cast, with some genuinely funny interactions scattered throughout. Definitely one of the better recent comedy series I've seen in the last 5 years.
Dashiawia Jul 1, 7:34 PM
Sweet! I hope that it gets a grand (no pun intended) adaptation and get its comedic timing right. I took a quick glance at the seiyuu list and it looks to be promising enough. Kinda wish the main protagonist, Iori, was voiced by Kamiya Hiroshi, though. His voice would be a perfect fit for this character, IMO.

You're likely correct with that decision. I'm mainly watching it to get an idea of what the VN is about, since I doubt I'd be able to play it anytime soon. If it sucks too badly, like how Dies Irae turned out to be, I won't hesitate to drop it in a heartbeat! I'll let you know in a month or so if it's worth watching.

I believe it does, but I haven't actually conversed with anyone there up till now. The site does seem a lot quieter compared to MAL from what I can tell. Take the forums, for example. When a new anime episode comes out, there'd be an episode discussion almost right away on MAL. On Anilist? Well, some of the popular stuff, like Steins;Gate 0, gets an episode discussion a couple of hours after the episode comes out. But other, less talked about shows tend to have no episode discussions on the forums. I mean, I personally don't mind this as I was never really that active on forums in the first place, but I can see how that could be a turn-off for some people who prefer to be more involved in a community environment. As for myself, as long as I have a few close friends to talk to, whether it be on a regular basis or on-and-off, I'm happy. And yeah, I agree with you on MAL's old design being much better.

Edit: Oh, almost forgot about Shingeki no Kyojin S3 and High Score Girl. I'll be following those 2 as well. :)
Dashiawia Jul 1, 1:02 PM
Not going to lie, summer doesn't have too many titles I'm particularly interested in at the moment. The ones I know I will be checking out are Satsuriku no Tenshi, Grand Blue, and Island. The first of the three should be nice from what I could make out from the PV, and I too love Okamoto's voice as a psycho killer (<3 Accelerator). I read a few volumes of Grand Blue and liked its style of humor. It's similar to something like Gintama, where the jokes are very exaggerated and blatant, and they're often executed to awesome effect if you like that sort of humor. The latter, I'm unsure how it'll turn out since it's a VN adaptation, but I've heard good things about the source material. I went to check out the first episode today, and so far, it's a bit generic but has potential to get better. Liking the concept of time travel in it.

Also, sorry for the late reply. Ever since MAL went down some time ago, I made an account on anilist.co and exported my MAL lists there. It's a relatively new database for anime/manga, but I like how quickly things get approved there compared to MAL. Quite strange, really, considering that MAL has the much bigger community and staf members.