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Anime Stats
Days: 50.9
Mean Score: 7.10
  • Total Entries287
  • Rewatched10
  • Episodes3,032
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Grand Blue
Grand Blue
Today, 10:52 AM
Watching 2/? · Scored 9
Gintama°
Gintama°
Today, 1:54 AM
Watching 49/51 · Scored 9
Mononoke Hime
Mononoke Hime
Today, 1:53 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 2.2
Mean Score: 10.00
  • Total Entries9
  • Reread0
  • Chapters242
  • Volumes43
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Berserk
Berserk
Yesterday, 8:00 PM
Reading 138/? · Scored 10
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
Jun 12, 7:04 PM
Completed 96/96 · Scored 10
Grand Blue
Grand Blue
Apr 29, 4:04 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Ako- May 12, 8:38 PM
i'm just a bit older than you but you write so much better
AhoGami May 11, 12:35 AM
Your Haikyuu review is adorable haha! I don't mean to sound condescending. It's just I don't relate to any of your problems because I don't play but your review is so passionate. It was a fun read! cheers!
Ako- May 11, 12:17 AM
nice review on haikyuu
to be fair that wasn't a 7/10 review that was like 3/10
you made haikyuu sound like shit haha
thanks for pointing out those things, I remember hating haikyuu just couldn't rem why
Blizzard May 1, 1:01 PM
Wow, that's awesome! Hopefully we can meet up some time too haha
Blizzard Apr 29, 6:58 PM
I chose to go to UCSD instead of Berkeley at the last second- I don't really know why. I guess I just liked the location and the atmosphere when I went to tour the campus. Where are you thinking of going for college?

Also, yeah I'll definitely check out Galactic Heroes over the summer.
Blizzard Apr 28, 7:03 PM
Oh yeah, I saw it on the "top anime" section, but I didn't really give it a try because of the airing date. I'll give it a shot this summer, since I'll be heading over to uni soon. Got exams for the next 3 weeks but ya know it's whatever. I have been craving rom-coms as of lately I don't really know why, but after that phase I'll definitely watch it.

Speaking of Gurren Lagann, it's just a very hype anime, especially towards the end. You're right though, it doesn't have any major suspense from episode to episode, it might get stale- I just love those high quality action scenes with great OSTs.
Blizzard Apr 27, 5:39 PM
Haha, nice profile design! Love the stand!
AX3M Apr 3, 2:06 AM
You're very welcome! It was really fun reading stuff on your profile. Keep it up!
WeeabooColin Mar 20, 6:32 PM
No problem, thanks for adding me back!
volleydorks Mar 20, 6:11 PM
Yeah, I'll definitely give Ping Pong a try. I can see where you're coming from with your opinions now, and I totally respect that you took the time to explain your opinions thoroughly. Thank you! ^_^
WeeabooColin Mar 19, 6:23 AM
Aye, all of your reviews are great!
volleydorks Mar 18, 7:31 PM
I'm sorry, but I have to completely disagree with your review for Haikyuu S1. There's nothing 'stereotypical' about Hinata. If anything, I loved the plot twist when Hinata vowed to beat Kageyama only to end up on the same team as him. It made for some interesting episodes and some really good character development. The point of Hinata's character isn't just to be "one-dimensional" and "weak", he's a character who's able to make an impact on the life of every character he encounters with his happy + optimistic personality (Asahi, for one) and it ties back to the meaning of his name (Hinata -> sunny place). This series is full of symbolism and really well-thought out plot lines, not to mention, the comedy is top-class, so if anything, I don't think you really understood the purpose of Hinata as a character.

As for the more technical points you made about volleyball, I'm not going to correct you on those. But, the mangaka Furudate Haruichi is a former volleyball player, so I can assure you that Haikyuu wasn't trying to "cheat" with the volleyball rules. And as for the rules being 'shoved down your throat' in some of the episodes, you have to remember that Japan doesn't have re-runs of TV shows like we do in the UK/US. So, for someone who's come onto Episode 9 without having seen the other episodes and with no prior knowledge of volleyball would most likely need these rules 'shoved down their throats'. Also, in my personal opinion, it's nice to be refreshed on the rules of volleyball. For a novice like me, it helps to consolidate the experience for me.

An 'Ace' is the best player on the team. It's not a technical position, it's just the name given to the person seen to be the strongest player on the team (usually a wing spiker). Now, regarding the terminology, I agree that they tend to say "Set me" rather than using more conventional terminology (in the manga, they use a lot more of the proper terminology like pipes, campfires, 4's and so on) although I feel like it's more or less due to the fact that it makes the viewing experience easier. It's a valid point you made there though.

I disagree with what you said about the portrayals of females being 'derogatory'. While they don't play as big of a role as the boys do, I wouldn't go as far as to call it 'derogatory'. If anything, I liked that this anime didn't suffer from oversexualising its female characters. They serve some real substance in the anime. And while Kiyoko is somewhat there to provide some comic relief with Nishinoya and Tanaka, she does also serve to motivate the team and she's not just a 'tool' for the show. She has more of an active role in Season 2, where she recruits another female manager.

In my personal opinion, the praise this show gets is due to its well-rounded cast, its exemplary character development and its compelling plotlines. I don't think it's a 'typical shounen'. It's one of the best series in the sports genre and something that many other series should strive to attain to. While there are inevitable shortcomings (animation-wise, as you stated), I don't think it dampens the quality of the anime as a whole. This show never gets boring, it always has something new to offer and I really do think it's a fresh breath of air in the sports genre.
AX3M Feb 7, 2:37 AM
kingoros Oct 20, 2017 6:07 PM
anime was a mistake
KawaiiOtakuNeko Oct 16, 2017 1:14 AM
Nope I am a human ^ ^