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Anime Stats
Days: 46.5
Mean Score: 7.07
  • Total Entries268
  • Rewatched9
  • Episodes2,758
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Mob Psycho 100 2nd Season
Mob Psycho 100 2nd Season
Yesterday, 1:28 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
Mar 14, 6:33 PM
Dropped 2/13 · Scored 5
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Mar 11, 10:54 PM
Re-watching 6/25 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 0.5
Mean Score: 10.00
  • Total Entries8
  • Reread0
  • Chapters48
  • Volumes10
Manga History Last Manga Updates
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
Dec 6, 2017 4:46 PM
Reading 40/96 · Scored -
One Punch-Man
One Punch-Man
Jul 31, 2017 12:17 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Aku no Hana
Aku no Hana
Feb 16, 2017 6:29 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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WeeabooColin 11 hours ago
Aye, all of your reviews are great!
volleydorks Yesterday, 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 ^ ^
Blizzard Jul 22, 2017 9:44 AM
Gurren Lagann is one of those "anything can happen if you believe" kind of anime. I'm pretty sure you know but it isn't one of those complex plot driven masterpieces like Ergo Proxy or Serial Experiment Lain, but it does succeed at entertaining a lot. The animation is also really good considering it's from 2007. So if you want to watch a shounen type action anime that does have decent character development, then you should give it a try!

Rakugo is pretty good so far, I'm still on the first season and I was planning on watching it after Gurren Lagann. I really like the interactions between Sukeroku and Yakumo, and how they reinforce each other(at least on the episodes I'm on). The background story (first season) really got me interested because not many anime do that.
Blizzard Jul 21, 2017 3:10 PM
Hey, I see that you've recently invested some time in watching Gintama, and I've actually only watched like 2 episodes(like a year ago). Is it good enough to keep you interested for that long? I mean there are so many seasons and episodes and the first season animation wasn't the best so yeah... Just want to hear your opinion on it.
Blizzard Jun 15, 2017 7:50 PM
Wow, pick up? I already love it from the start... This is gonna be great :D
Blizzard Jun 14, 2017 8:14 AM
Haha thanks for telling me that it's the second season. I would've been lost watching second season first. Anyway, hearing from you that it's the best drama anime got me hype as hell lol.
Sonal1988 Jun 5, 2017 12:20 AM
Ah, its super macho animation style threw me off. It indeed is pretty recent. I've added it to my PTW.

I see you're watching Quan Zhi and SNK. Haha.
tbh the second season of SNK was a disappointment to me, plot wise. But I absolutely loved Quan Zhi, even tho I'm a complete dunce when it comes to gaming. I really liked God Xiu's character - so very real. Doesn't adhere to any typical anime character archetypes. That was a breath of fresh air for me. I can go on and on about that dude :p
Sonal1988 Jun 4, 2017 10:50 PM
I've heard that, but I'm not particularly fond of old animation styles, so it'll be a while till I watch it, to be honest.
Sonal1988 Jun 4, 2017 9:27 PM
I have yet to watch JoJo, but yeah, I get what you're saying.
Sonal1988 Jun 3, 2017 12:00 PM
I don't like her dependence on Eren> Me too!

I think it's just bad writing> For me, it's just who she is and her background sort of justifies that obsession. I wouldn't call it bad writing, but to each their own!

it is short for Alexander.> Ah, now here's a name that I've heard before. Haha. Should have started your sentence with that :p

true that people who watch anime get a bit of a bad rep> Don't I know it! At least you people are young and your interest in anime is justified. Think of oldies like us and what we go through :p
Sonal1988 Jun 1, 2017 1:06 AM
I went through your profile description. Ahahahahahahaha it's hilarious!! 😂😂😂😂
Is your name really Xander? What does it mean?
And you're wrong when you say chicks don't dig anime. 70% of my friend list consists of girls, all of them obsessed with one anime or the other. And I do mean obsessed, in that truest meaning of the word
Sonal1988 May 31, 2017 2:40 PM
Nah man, I'm with you 100%. Plus, for a college girl (I dunno how old that woman is) she sure has the voice of a 14 year old. Which annoys the fuck outta me. Why do these people need to make women have the voices of prepubescent girls? Gotta admit tho - when I read your review, I was 95% expecting you to be a girl. Guys aren't this sensitive towards sexism, as you very well know. Plus, sexism has become to acceptable today that such poor portrayals of women is considered standard, which is why not many people bat an eyelid when they come across such characters.
Haha. Needless to say, it was a very pleasant surprise to see a young male have such strong views. Kudos!

And out of curiosity - what are your views on the portrayal of women in SNK? Especially Mikasa.