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Anime Stats
Days: 108.7
Mean Score: 5.23
  • Total Entries384
  • Rewatched6
  • Episodes6,542
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Gintama.: Porori-hen
Gintama.: Porori-hen
Oct 30, 8:03 PM
Watching 5/? · Scored 10
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series
Oct 30, 7:38 PM
Watching 4/12 · Scored -
Blend S
Blend S
Oct 30, 7:09 PM
Watching 4/12 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 10.1
Mean Score: 5.63
  • Total Entries71
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,815
  • Volumes54
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Nov 11, 6:20 AM
Reading 53/133 · Scored 9
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Oct 28, 2016 6:06 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Aug 8, 2016 12:14 PM
On-Hold 101/? · Scored -


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Solos Nov 14, 12:23 PM
SW>real life, absolute facts :^) I primarily play single-player stuff for that reason. The only mobile games I do play these days are FGO and FEH, which thankfully don't have time specific stuff (daily login bonuses aside but you got 24 hours for that and just need to launch the app to get it). Which is good because I mostly only play them during commutes. I myself can't see the rationale behind making something as time consuming as possible but I guess if it gets people hooked they'll be more likely to buy more from the product, which leads to more profit on their side (as companies primarily focus on profit over the well-being of their consumers). This even goes outside of mobile games and into certain F2P games (and if EA is any indicator, even the ones you pay full price for), though they haven't gone as far as time-specific events (instead opting for RNG based rewards for real money in the form of lootboxes).

That's true! I'm so guilty of opening spoiler tags myself unless I'm currently going through it. They're so tempting ;-; I've had a few things that I didnt plan on gettingg to at the moment but did eventually spoiled to me because of that.

Oh man, I'm still stuck on the Cloud of Darkness in FF3 after a couple years now. I should probably revisit my save and hopefully not mess up this time '_>'
Dashiawia Nov 7, 7:12 PM
I get ya. I wouldn't want to be friends with some alcoholic drunkard, either, even if we did share common hobbies. I'd say you made the right choice there. I'm sure you'll be able to make new friends given your amiable personality. :)

Yeah, White Fox is among my favorite studios as well, slightly ahead of my other favorites in Ufotable, P.A. Works, Kyoto Animation, and Shaft. It definitely rose up in my rankings after it brought us Re:Zero, a show that I absolutely fell in love with ever since the first episode. Rem is love, Rem is life~ I guess I'm not that into Sunrise because mecha isn't really my thing, and I haven't finished Gintama. Off the top of my head, the only show that I really enjoyed from them is Code Geass.

Great news! I still haven't finished reading the fan translated version, which doesn't have the extra routes if I recall correctly. I'll be sure to finish it once I'm in the mood to read VN's again. :)

I'll get back to your other comment a bit later, but just want to make a quick comment about Dies Irae. I actually didn't know that it was fully translated until you mentioned it, lol. Last time I checked on vndb, which was about a week ago, the full English patch for Windows hasn't been released. And I heard that you can read the common route for free on Steam, but to read more you'd have to buy the game. I was hoping to download it off Fuwanovel when it's fully patched, but I guess it's not happening.
Dashiawia Nov 5, 8:16 PM
That's good, man. I don't have a relative who's into anime, but I do have a few close friends in real life who are fans of the medium, and we would often chat in-person about the subject. None of them have seen nearly as many anime as I have, though, and I'm usually the one who recommends them new anime to watch. We don't really discuss about anime in detail, either, aside from casual remarks about what we liked and disliked about each show (generally seasonal anime). Nothing wrong with that, of course. If I wanted a serious discussion, I'd prefer to do it on MAL with other users.

Yeah, you generally can't go wrong with based Madhouse, unless the source material sucks ass. They're notorious for not producing sequels to some very reputable shows, though. Stuff like Chihayafuru and Kaiji have more than enough material for a third season, but they never got one despite how well the prequels did. But yeah, overall, I'd say Madhouse is my favorite studio in terms of producing consistently engaging titles.
Solos Oct 31, 8:40 PM
Man that song takes me way back. Video is nearly a decade old too.

That's fine! It was basically 4 GB anyways since it had 8 by default but half of it was system files. Not anymore though! Now I got lots of space which I use very wisely (aka mobile games, manga, school readings and shitty memes). If you love it I wouldn't recommend quitting it entirely unless it's super super invasive. Maybe take breaks and come back to it when you're not so busy, it can even serve as motivation for your other stuff along the way. That's how I like to look at my backlog of stuff when I get busy with life.

Oh wow, that's perfect for me then! The visuals are astounding and if it's anything like FSN (especailly HF or UBW routes) then I'm in for a treat. I'm gonna start it soon, just gonna complete one more game first (Virtue's Last Reward). Plus I can show off my knowledge to those who are watching the anime without having read the source material and totally not spoil it at all no sir I wouldn't

As for Doki Doki Literature Club, it's pretty short. I believe it should take around 5 hours, give our take an hour depending on how fast you read. The art style seems very misleading. I haven't played it myself but it definitely has a very "looks can be deceiving" type look to it, which I enjoy a lot if the execution catches me off guard.
Dashiawia Oct 30, 8:11 PM
That is great! It's always a good feeling to have people close to us watch anime alongside us. Just recently, I got one of my friends into anime too. He's been on a roll lately, watching all the stuff I deem to be good/excellent, and he's also following seasonal anime on top of that. I'm glad to have another anime buddy, especially since I know him so well in real life. :D

And yeah, you should watch Death Parade, man. It's a pretty good show, all in all. You might not like the episodic structure, as it's kinda like Mushishi, except there's more drama in it. Then again, it also shares several similarities with Angel Beats, so you could potentially enjoy it. I say give it a shot.
Solos Oct 28, 7:26 PM
Thanks! I'm glad to be back hopefully laziness doesnt take over again, missed you as well. College is both a friend and an enemy when it comes to stress (mostly the latter), though with the slightly reduced course load this year I have a lot of my stuff in bursts with breaks in between this year (but when it's busy it gets hectic).

I got a new phone with 32GB standard so I got more than enough room this time. Had my old one for nearly 3 years, and didn't replace it till about a month ago. Old one still works aside from the SIM slot, which is kaput. If my other games are any indication I'd expect SW to be between 1-2 GB. Maybe more with updates.

I feel ya, what's a VN without the extra important scenes that are researched for purely, um, scientific purposes. Particularly in the field of human anatomy and physiology. In that case, I'll go with the common route and hopefully enjoy it enough to buy the rest of it. I wouldn't be surprised if other VNs follow suit with what Dies Irae did on Steam if it helped it in sales, using the common route as sort of a "demo". Speaking of VNs and Steam, have you played Doki Doki Literature Club?
Solos Oct 28, 6:37 PM
Hello Kenshin! Sorry for my constant disappearances, life and laziness have significantly decreased my activity and I'm very very sorry about that ;-; I'm doing great, thanks for asking! I hope you're doing alright as well.

The battle system for Summoners War looks very intense. And now that I have a new phone that has more than 4 GB of space total (no SD slot), I can finally fit the game along with all my other stuff. Hoping to get into it once the semester wears out a bit as I'm on my last year right now.

Oh and Dies Irae is out on Steam. I have heard so many good things about the VN and it's FREE. At least the common route is. How much of the VN is necessary to get an idea of the story outside of that?
Dashiawia Oct 16, 7:25 PM
I see. I'd have to read the VN when it's fully translated one day. Highly doubt the anime will do the source material any justice. I just hope it won't be as bad of an adaptation as Grisaia no Kajitsu was. That's not too much to ask for, right?!

Oh, good. I've only read a bit of the manga and so far I think their relationship is leaning towards master-apprentice, but there's definitely hints of romantic undertones, too. Not that I think it's distasteful or anything, but I guess I just prefer for them to have a platonic bond as master and student. It's seriously hard to find good stories nowadays that don't try to force a romantic relationship between the male lead and female lead, lol. I mean, just look at Usagi Drop! That anime was destined for success as a great parenting show, but somehow, in the second half of the manga, the author suddenly decided to say: "screw this, Imma make this a romance because why the heck not.", and turned it into a mess. No offence to those who enjoyed the manga ending, but I was most definitely, not a fan. Sorry for the mini rant there, got sidetracked. :P
Anyway, Mahoutsukai no Yome could be a pleasant surprise for me. I'm most certainly intrigued by the world-building, and it helps that it has such high production values to make the world look as beautiful as it could! :D

Haha, yeah, I know. Back in the days, we had solid anime adaptations from great manga like Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) and Hunter x Hunter (1999), both of which had plenty of anime-original content that didn't suck, and actually added to the viewing experience. Assuming one hasn't read the original work, he likely wouldn't even be able to tell what the anime has changed. In Kino's case, I'd say the original handled this particular story better than the remake, despite the latter being more faithful to the novels. That being said, I also enjoyed the way they told the story in the remake, which seems to suggest, in a less ambiguous way, that Kino may have joined the fight out of vengeance for the unfortunate couple she and Hermes met in their travels. They also made it clear that Kino, despite being normally composed and a total badass, is prone to human weaknesses such as frustration (as evident from her throwing rocks into the water at her own reflection). Ironically, when she berates the former prince about his quest for vengeance, she's also berating herself for succumbing to the same weakness. In a nutshell, what makes Kino's Journey fascinating to me, is how it teaches many life lessons in a natural way as we vicariously experience both the beauty and ugliness of the world through Kino's perspective.

Nice. I still haven't got around to reading Index, though it's one of the higher priorities on my LN list (Oregairu being the top priority). I can see the appeal in reading a LN side-by-side with watching the anime, despite not having tried it myself. Index S3 should be a lot better than the previous seasons from what I heard from InfiniteDestiny, if my memory serves, as it will introduce more members of the Saints, who are ridiculously powerful. Fortunately, I haven't read any spoilers, so I'll be going in blind. :D
Dashiawia Oct 15, 3:29 PM
Yeah, they really did mess up badly on EP0. Thankfully, EP1 was better handled, though it wasn't good by any means. It feels like a standard harem for most of the episode, but at least it was comprehensible and not some jumbled mess like EP0. So far, I like Rea more than Kasumi as I found her playful side to be pretty funny. Was odd seeing that side of her, since I assumed that she'd be the kuudere type. >.<

No problem! I personally enjoyed Mahoutsukai no Yome, albeit it isn't necessarily something I'm a big fan of. Chise's a decent protagonist, but I don't know if I support any romantic development between her and Elias, which, from my understanding, is what the series is alluding to. I think a father-daughter relationship would be far more realistic and endearing. That's just me though. I don't enjoy romances with a huge gap in age, lol.

Ah. I hear there will be some overlaps between the original Kino and this remake, but several episodes in the remake will be new content. So, there's plenty to look forward to for me as well. EP2 features a story that was told in the original Kino anime, and I thought it was handled better in the original; the remake truncated two episodes' worth of content into one and, as a result, many of the side characters felt weak. Though I also hear that the remake is more faithful to the LN than the 2003 version in adapting the story in EP2. The 2003 anime added anime-original content that actually helped to make the story more compelling than the source material! But, regardless, the remake is still quite good on its own, and can be watched as an alternative to the original show, especially if one doesn't like outdated art/animation.

Oh, yeah. Girls' Last Tour isn't something you'd like based on your taste. It's quite slow and atmospheric, and relies on the viewer to grow attached to the two girls' personality and interaction with one another to appreciate it in full. Fortunately, I like this kind of anime and don't think it's boring. It's not my favorite type of shows to watch, but for what it is, I find it very soothing to watch after a long day at work. I do wonder if we're going to be seeing any other human characters in this show, other than the two main girls, though. Would be pretty darn bleak for them to be the only survivors left in a post-apocalyptic world. :(

Haha, that's nice man! I have no clue what the context is for that scene, but I reckon it must be something absolutely dumb, lol. Leave it to Gintama to make dumb situations appear epic as hell! XD
Dashiawia Oct 8, 1:25 PM
Thanks for the heads-up. I actually watched episode 0 of Dies Irae already, and it was pretty darn awful, to say the least. The story made little to no sense, and the characters were as one-dimensional as they come. I'm probably still going to watch the show to the end, though, since I doubt I'm going to be reading the VN anytime in the next few years.

For this season's shows, I've picked up quite a number of them as several of them interest me. Girls' Last Tour, Kino's Journey, and The Ancient Magus' Bride are my favorite ones so far. Having watched the original Kino's Journey, I know what to expect from it, and the first episode didn't disappoint.
Dashiawia Sep 30, 10:24 PM
Correction: For the comment I made about Made in Abyss, I meant episode 10, not episode 11. I remembered it wrong. :P
Dashiawia Sep 29, 9:34 PM
Haha, it's alright. You have more important things in life to worry about now, so it's no surprise that you're not always up-to-date with anime stuff. Don't worry, I always go into these VN adaptations with low expectations, when the studio isn't KyoAni or White Fox. This one is no exception, but I'm just glad it's not 8-Bit because, you know, Grisaia and Rewrite turned out to be even worse than I could have ever imagined...

Oh, yeah. Episode 11 caught me by surprise, for sure, with how graphic it got at the arm amputation scene. Not only was there a lot of blood, the amount of desperation and despair induced by Riko's suffering, was overbearing to watch. I think only a certain scene in Berserk comes close to this level of suffering. Yes, not even Subaru's numerous sufferings in Re:Zero can match this scene in brutality, IMO. And, yeah, I was also blown away by the execution of that whole amputation sequence. I had a grimace on my face the whole time. :O

Let me know your thoughts on the final episode after you watch it. It's not quite as brutal as episode 11, but I thought it was much stronger in terms of eliciting an emotional response. And it made me love Nanachi even more than I already did, after witnessing her backstory with Mitty.

Glad to see that you also enjoyed Classroom of the Elite. It may have dipped in quality for a few episodes in the middle, but it was still a thoroughly engaging experience for me as a whole, and I'm totally going to read the LN someday to see what happens next. I heard that the anime focused almost exclusively on Horikita, and neglected some of the other heroines, which, if true, then it probably wasn't a very faithful adaptation. Nonetheless, Ayanokoji is a freaking badass! His monologues at the end of the final episode gave me chills, man.
Dashiawia Sep 24, 5:59 PM
Yeah, thanks. I hope so too.

You should probably prioritize SubaHibi and Dies Irae over the other work, anyway. They're both highly acclaimed titles that are most likely going to be awesome. Speaking of Dies Irae, the anime adaptation is coming out soon. Fingers crossed it won't suck like Grisaia's adaptation. I suppose I can be a little optimistic here considering that it won't be done by 8-Bit this time, lol.

Hmm, good luck with college work!

Dashiawia Sep 24, 3:37 PM
Hey, Kenshin. Not too bad, yourself? :)

Yeah. As things are right now, I doubt I'd have the time to read another VN, but I can assure you that I'm still very much a fan of the medium. So, I appreciate you sharing that! I believe I added that work somewhere in my wishlist on vndb, back when mdz finished it and wrote about it on his blog. It seems like a fun read from what I could gather.

She's pretty darn cute~! Are you planning to read it soon?
Solos Aug 22, 6:01 PM
Are there any other communities for SW that aren't as elitist and stuck up as the reddit one in that case? I guess I'll just end up lurking for information regarding the game and stuff from the sub if the information provided is good. It's one thing for a community to be toxic and/or elitist, but another for them to completely weed out beginners asking genuine questions because they fail to realize that they too were at that stage before. Is it also available on Android, I might just play it on my phone if they are really that strict on emulators (hopefully it runs okay I have a fairly old Samsung phone).

By Youtube do you mean the videos or the commentors? Because if it's the latter I'd actually be shocked because the YT comments can be the biggest cesspool ever. I feel like another SW subreddit targeted at veterans willing to help new players would be nice for anyone willing however, being a niche community does mean that it'll probably suffer from low traffic/activity due to the main sub being first on search.
When you say it's f2p friendly i'm even more interested actually, a common pitfall of some gacha games is that it benefits "whales" (i.e. people who spend lots of money on the game) a bit too much (though even then, being a "whale" doesnt guarantee reward due to the luck factor involved, rather, it increases opportunities to get a good roll). Also runes can't be removed normally? How do runes work in SW anyways?

Ohhh right! I thought you started back in September last year which is why I was wondering. I'm very glad to hear you're doing well and yeah, first year can be daunting for someone who just got out of high school due to the increased workload but you got the time to build up experience and the wisdom from the past years to get a leg up. Even so, yeah, intro comp-sci classes can be pretty brainless with all the Excel/PPT stuff, and same as yours we got Access too. Which I did use in high school for a couple weeks. It was kinda amusing seeing the students be better with the tech than the lecturer, goes to show how savvy our generation is. As for the automation article, I wonder what would happen when machines become intelligent enough to build more machines and eventually not require maintenance from a human (machines maintaining machines/themselves). Sounds like the plot of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie with robots taking over if programmed a certain way, though it might just be my imagination going wild.

That's fine! As long as you give it a shot sometime. Preferably when the second season ends so you dont have to suffer the infamous 1 week wait after a hype episode. Then you can save all the frustration for the next season (or just read the manga). As a shounen fan I know you'll love it, it might not be the most unique but it's well executed, has great characters and tons of style.

Rewatching Inferno Cop on a biweekly basis has become a ritual of mine since it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish (if you skip OP/ED, which I dont since they are also as masterfully crafted as the rest of the anime). No doubt season 2 is coming back to save us from these dark times, even in death INFERN COPPU transcends anime and can even determine the best time to make his next appearance. May it propser and become #1 on MAL with the perfect 10.00 score it so aptly deserves.

Waiiit. Classroom of the Elite shares paralells with Oregairu? I'm totally getting into this now that's great to hear, loved Oregairu. A big part of it was due to Hikki beingi Hikki, relatable but also grows into a better person over time which is nice. I wonder if the SW subreddit would fit in this anime, except instead of Classroom of the Elite it's Classroom of the Elitist.

What are some of your favourite fantasy anime coming this season in that case? Would you include Konosuba in that too, though it's more of a fantasy comedy (the party is literally your standard RPG team turned stupid, it's hilarious).