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Anime Stats
Days: 100.9
Mean Score: 5.31
  • Total Entries649
  • Rewatched47
  • Episodes5,949
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock
Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock
Sep 3, 5:34 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
Sep 3, 5:34 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Sep 3, 5:29 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 79.4
Mean Score: 5.81
  • Total Entries411
  • Reread4
  • Chapters13,686
  • Volumes1,527
Manga History Last Manga Updates
GTO: Paradise Lost
GTO: Paradise Lost
Sep 24, 7:13 PM
Reading 63/? · Scored -
Sep 24, 7:56 AM
Reading 347/? · Scored 8
Eko Eko Azaraku
Eko Eko Azaraku
Sep 15, 11:56 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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Ducat_Revel Sep 16, 5:57 PM
If you weren't hooked by the oneshot, then the completed work won't impress you either. It's got good intentions and delivers when it comes to conveying the sense of regret that's taken over the main character. And yet, the characters aren't three-dimensional enough to really work. The main girl is really just nice. Outside of being nice and deaf, there's nothing to her. The love triangle also gets intrusive. But that's mainly because the story is super melodramatic. A lot of people are screaming and beating each other up. At one point, a parent joins the fray and things get cringe-worthy with how bombastic things get. There are also a few plot-points that aren't resolved which could've helped strengthen the emotional core of the story.

Somehow, the story still manages to come out decent. Average. Possibly because the manga has good intentions and that still shines by the end. Not bad but not worth any hype. Take out the element of disability in the story and all you have is a manga about bullying without good characterization to really give it some heft.
mugi Sep 12, 2:43 PM
Have you seen the new Godzilla movie?
Exinqt Sep 1, 6:56 AM
I like it quite a bit. It's nothing great, but it's got quite a solid cast and plot. Nothing I can complain about too much, definitely above average for a shoujo. I don't think it'll be a waste of time for you to read it.
Ducat_Revel Aug 28, 5:37 PM
The rest of the Ubers conspired against me. Backed me up against a corner and got me to read all of Bleach and Nisekoi. My brain hasn't fully recovered.

(Currently reading Maison Ikkoku tho. It's pleasant and funny but nothing special about it just yet.)
Nagisa33 Jul 6, 7:37 PM
Hey Aizo, how have you been?

As for me, I finished up a year in my grad program and I'm almost finished with summer classes. I can't wait to see my family back home. I didn't realize how much I missed them until I moved away. We've been communicating more than ever recently, which is great. I also started meditating. Good stuff! As for anime/manga my approach has been different. I've been enjoying more manga and more books. Very exciting.

Anything new, old, usual, unusual, interesting, uninteresting with you? :)
ZetaZaku May 30, 9:28 PM
What are good exercises for practicing reading hiragana and katakana? I'm lazy and my progress is pretty slow when it comes to learning them, but I'm doing hiragana fine in realkana, so I'd want to practice actual reading. I tried reading Yotsubato since everyone recommends that, but it's a bit difficult when you're not able to check symbols you're not sure about. Still need to work on my katakana though, which is what I need the most, since I'm mostly learning that to be able to read stuff in games. In the past five or so years I've been playing so many simple Japanese games that not learning runes would be just stupid. I'm mostly playing Super Robot Wars and SD Gundam G Gen games, so being able to read names and attacks is the main goal (but I'll probably move up to kanji as well at this point).

It's such a weird reason to learn Japanese, but I figured that since the games I play the most will never get localized, might as well learn to read at least. And not like it would go to waste, there are so many untranslated manga, especially from iconic authors like Yokoyama, Ishinomori and Nagai. Didn't Yokoyama even have a record for most released pages of manga? Yet I think only two of his works are translated (Mars and Giant Robo), while his Romance of the Three Kingdoms is being translated.
Xykko May 26, 7:45 AM
a scalation group picked up i am a hero again, they already covered 2 volumes, they are currently in chapter 218.

meanwhile i'm waiting for more yotsuba&! scans, but it looks like it isn't popular enough around the scanlation groups, since it's stuck at chapter 97 for a while now.

how's work going? you got back in tokyo right?

and by the way, did you start that thing i sent you?

good to hear from you mate.
Xykko Apr 25, 4:02 AM
nice, i think i'll just look for some raws and read them. did you read it? do you think it's reaching the conclusion?

i'm interested in the movie. the cast is almost spot on, especially hideo. i just hope the adaptation doesn't disappoint as usual
mugi Apr 23, 3:29 PM
I'm too broke.
Valkqt Apr 17, 10:56 AM
I heard in japan schools force elementary schoolers to write compositions in polite language until middle school so they learn how to use it later in life when it could be necessary. It's second-hand information though so it might have as well be completely made up (hence the 聞いた).

>Are you a sponge?

The trick is really just mixing fun and studying... like playing games with text hookers, but I did study hard the first two months or so. That said unfortunately my skills are limited to reading and it takes great effort to write more than basic sentences since I don't have many people I can practice with yet. Speaking would be a lost cause entirely lol... however those are improving as well albeit slowly but aren't as important as reading considering I don't live in japan :)
Valkqt Apr 16, 9:25 AM
小学生の時に全部のの作文を丁寧語で書かせると聞いたから、それで両形に慣れる為に俺も丁寧にした。 普通形「正直に本の名は知らない」ならいつも読んでいるから練習など必要がない。



Valkqt Apr 4, 1:51 PM

Ducat_Revel Mar 25, 5:26 AM
I once heard Neane call it the discount Oyasumi Punpun but after reading it, I have to say that Neane's comment almost comes off as an insult to Punpun (I know he didn't mean it that way, hehe.) The ending is all scattered, the characterization is a mess, the spiral into madness lacks any real humanity and is greatly undeserved, and all the characters just piss me off.

I'm more curious about what you think of it. It's been awhile since I read it so if you mention specific scenes, I'm sure it'd jog my memory and I could give better feedback on it.
Xykko Mar 24, 7:21 PM
no, i think it's way more. the magazine publishes weekly, and the last update on the translation (it's nearly a year, they were waiting for a volume, so i believe that i am a hero is behind around 50~70 chapters, assuming he author might have taken some breaks.
reagarding yotsuba&, which i'm loving, according to the lastest chapter i've seen translated, they are behind 2 years. is the magazine (dengeki daioh) monthly or weekly??~
plus if you have the time i reccomend you to read inuyashiki, from the same author as gantz. the story is good, sadly it gets edgy from time to time when they focus on the villain, but overall its good
Nagisa33 Mar 13, 4:30 PM
Wow, you've been busy!

Great but a lot of of work, especially since I'm in the middle of midterms. It's going well and I did a bang up job on my presentation if I do say so myself! Got into an internship for next year. Yay! I'll be working with teenagers with behavioral difficulties. Abuse, neglect, etc. It's certainly going to be a different and difficult experience and I'll be learning a lot. It's going to help me become a better counselor and I'm looking forward to help teens cope.

It's getting warmer and the sun's out for longer where I'm at, which is quite, quite, quite nice. I grew vines + some herbs like basil, rosemary, and parsley. I bought some posters for my room to add some color. Some video game ones, and some Mucha ones. Some christmas lights too. Other than that I got to see my parents and brother this weekend so that was fantastic. A much needed breather from work and school.

I've been listening to some audiobooks and I really enjoyed The Trial by Franz Kafka. Good stuff. Not sure what I want to listen to next.

As usual, I get my anime discussion from the Uber club, Anime World Order, AAA podcast, and The Cart Driver. It looks like The Cart Driver isn't going to last with one blogger leaving, and another writing for MAL now. I've been following them for quite a while and so we'll see what happens. Nothing definitive yet but I'll be sad when they go. Maybe I'm looking for a new blog to follow like them with a lot of humor and silliness? I've been looking for some other sites for discussion. Any suggestions?

Also, I've been thinking of how I enjoy anime and if I want to change anything. I share my thoughts as I watch different shows and it's fun to hear what others think. I'm liking where I'm at though. In college I joined an anime club and that was fun. Not sure if I want to do that again but I do love face to face discussion more than anything. I had the opportunity to go to some conventions but I passed them up for whatever reason. I'm debating on going to Anime Boston but idk. I'm slightly curious to see what it's all about. I was debating on writing a blog but I'm terrible at writing, I'm inconsistent in posting, and I'm pretty lazy! :) How do you enjoy anime besides watching it?

I've been looking for some sites for videogame discussion as well. I listen to Kinda Funny now and I really enjoy them, even if I don't agree with everything they say. I was looking at neogaf but I'm not sure. I also follow a few people on Twitch like Dans Gaming and some people I met while playing Dark Souls. I do enjoy backloggery but I'm not sure how to engage in discussion there. Any suggestions for videogame discussion that has a solid community?

Some video games I've been playing are on my profile. They're Firewatch, Life is Strange, and Persona 4 Golden. All great. I'll be sure to post as I continue to play them. To The Moon and Undertale are probably going to be next. I've been pumped for Uncharted 4 from the trailers and gameplay. Looks fantastic. I need to start from the series beginning though before I touch 4! Dark Souls 3 looks like more Dark Souls, which is totally fine with me. I won't be able to play it bc no PS4 access. Any games you've been enjoying? What are you looking forward to?

As for animoo I've been taking it very easy. Just watching Erased right now. Rakugo is up next. That's all I want to watch from the current season I think. I took a break from everything else. I don't want to watch Oniisama e... even though some people have been singing its praises in club and I heard it's fantastic. Honestly, I'm laughing at how melodramatic it is. I feel like I should stick it out even if it's for a piece of anime history. Anyway, there's shows I want to finish and series I'm excited for the future. Any series that you're enjoying now or looking forward to?

Whew! That was more than I expected to write! Anyway that's what I've been up to recently.