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Anime Stats
Days: 25.8
Mean Score: 6.38
  • Total Entries132
  • Rewatched3
  • Episodes1,557
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Dec 3, 2017 3:03 PM
Watching 48/74 · Scored -
Nodame Cantabile
Nodame Cantabile
Nov 23, 2017 7:33 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
May 1, 2017 8:06 AM
Completed 22/22 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 2.2
Mean Score: 7.17
  • Total Entries8
  • Reread0
  • Chapters394
  • Volumes44
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Apr 20, 2015 10:28 PM
Completed 15/15 · Scored 6
Jan 8, 2015 6:53 PM
Reading -/120 · Scored -
Yuri Kuma Arashi
Yuri Kuma Arashi
Jan 7, 2015 10:09 AM
Reading 2/27 · Scored -


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TheBrainintheJar Feb 10, 2017 4:07 PM
Bring Me the Horizon and Upon a Burning Body also did this transition and the result is amazing. Have you heard UABB's "BMF" or "Till the Break of Dawn"? It's the motherfucking shit.
TheBrainintheJar Feb 3, 2017 9:35 AM
Islander do the whole FNM-infleunced genre-mixing well.

Of Mice & Men (Restoring Force onwards) take Nu Metal's angst and emotional release and improve on it.

King 810 do an interesting mix of Nu Metal and Spoken Word

My Ticket Home's latest album is good old thrashing Nu Metal - lots of profanity, Hip-Hop beats and catchy hooks.
TheBrainintheJar Jan 31, 2017 12:30 AM
Glad it was of help! Nu-Metal is such an underrated genre. Thankfully it's having some kind of a revival.
mahoganycow Jul 18, 2015 6:46 AM
OHSC can be crude and ridiculous as well (to hilarious effect) but on average it definitely has way more finesse than your average comedy.

I've never seen HxH, and I think some of the comparisons to YYH stem from the fact that they have the same author. YYH is an exceptional shonen on its own merits mostly due it having engaging character writing. It's a solid action show where ridiculous things happen in creative ways, but it can also unexpectedly smack you upside the head with how much emotional resonance it has and just how much it makes you care about what's going on. It's one of those shows that's enjoyable in the classic sense where you'll want to cheer alongside the heroes, feel empathy for their struggles, and smile if they finally find what they were looking for. You'll grin at how messed up or interesting its twisted villains are, or feel satisfaction in your gut when they get their comeuppance. It's not a particularly "smart" or complicated show, but it's great fun and also packs just enough brains and more than enough heart to be memorable.

Texhnolyze has almost become ubiquitous as an example of a show that is slow, difficult to follow, and brutal, but ultimately rewarding. A good friend of mine said that, at times, Texhnolyze seems to be daring the viewer to give up; it is an emotionally draining experience. That being said, the plot becomes more and more clear as the show goes on, eventually reaching a gut-wrenching crescendo. It has strong characters and a lot of thematic substance regarding technology, personal identity, and humanity as a whole. It also has a fantastic aesthetic and a high technical pedigree, with exceptional animation, music, and directorial work. I wouldn't blame anyone for being turned off by it, but I recommend at least giving it a try.

Haibane Renmei is extremely difficult to talk about without spoiling, so I usually speak in vague terms. It's only fair to mention that many--even people who love the show--would immediately take issue with my rating of 10, and I wouldn't blame them. It's a small and unassuming series, but to me it's like a perfect short story, or a poem that ingrains itself so vividly in your head you can't help but consider it masterful in its own little way. It's packed with elegantly expressed symbolism that adds layers of detail to the story, and minute moments that reward paying attention and rewatching, but even if you ignored all of that and just did the bare minimum of your duties as a viewer, it would still be an extremely touching story with a meaning as clear and powerful as the sound of a bell. I could gush endlessly.
mahoganycow Jun 30, 2015 9:09 PM
Indeed, that's part of the reason I like it so much. It can be corny at times, but it has real heart and some surprisingly well-developed characters. Add the 90s irreverence and the hilarious gags and you have a winner.

Although it's different from GTO in tone and delivery, in the vein of great comedy anime with exceptional characters, I'd readily recommend Ouran High School Host Club. I'd describe it as more of a "witty" or "refined" comedy with lots of well-made visual jokes, subtle situational humor, and wordplay--a far cry from GTO, which is often crass and on-the-nose in the best way possible. And that's not to take anything away from either of them, they're both quite good at what they set out to do, they just use two different approaches to producing laughs.

Currently my "watching" list is a bit of a graveyard for stuff that I'm not actually watching but am too stubborn to take off of it--for example, it's been months since I've watched Fantastic Children, Captain Earth, Blue Spring Ride, Glasslip, Space Dandy, and some of that other stuff, but since I plan to revisit them eventually, I'm being lazy and leaving them there. In that category, Yu Yu Hakusho and Digimon Tamers are winners.

From what I've seen of Rose of Versailles (which is most of it) it's a great show and I'd highly recommend it. The art and animation look pretty archaic by today's standards, but it still has some style and the core narrative is strong enough to stand the test of time. It's grade-A historical fiction, with both real and made-up historical figures humanized into interesting characters whose personal motivations clash with their official duties in numerous involving ways, all woven into a sprawling setting and expansive backstory that spans decades. I'm actually up to episode 36, I just got stuck doing other things a while ago and never really found the right time to come back to it. It's definitely a good show, though.

If you're looking for more things to watch, things that I've given a 9 or above (and some of the things I've given an 8) are things that I would generally recommend, with maybe a few conditions attached to some of them. Feel free to ask me if you're looking for something specific, I can always try to recommend something for you. Or if you want to know more about anything that I've seen or why I think it's good/not good, I'll do my best to explain what I thought.
mahoganycow Jun 27, 2015 1:45 PM
Thanks, I'm glad to hear you liked them. I try to give everything a fair shake. Let me know what you think in the future.

I see you're watching GTO right now, that show slays me. Lots of memorable characters, too.
masowyzgon Jun 11, 2015 7:28 PM
Good to hear it. Hope I don't ruin this good impression in this comment.

Actually, few days ago I watched his short from Genius Party and for sure it was the best from this whole anthology. Really similar to Cat Soup a.k.a Nekojiru-sou while a visuals, from what I can see, are similar to Kaiba (so I guess it’s something which I could call the first step of mental preparation to what could I come across in Kaiba).

It’s hard to choice the best one from all of his works.
Kemonozume was probably the first one watched by me. Remember reading comments saying to not watch it because of art. But art is actually something which determines what Kemonozume is and maybe even the greatest advantage of its. And what I pretty appreciate: it’s funny at the right moments, terrifying and dramatic also in the relevant moments. At the end the madness comes to its peak but it’s nothing wrong with it - we are dealing with an anime series.
But I do not find it as complex as Ping Pong The Animation for instance. I always have problems with writing on something I like because I feel I sound like a dumb and decrease magnificence of some piece of art. Without going into details: deep psychological portraits, music and of course art these are things I enjoyed the most.

All of his works have a lot in common from non-generic characters, non-generic plot to outstanding art and bit of folly (or rather should I say bunch of it). Yet these two had the greatest impact on me. There was also Mind Game but its positive message do not too much spoke to me, at that moment of my life (actually less than half a year ago hah) which obviously don't mean it's bad.

Btw already at this stage I could say I'm going to love Shigurui no matter what will happen next. Every single episode is pure gold. Long waited for something like that.
KanadeSong Jun 8, 2015 1:17 PM
masowyzgon Jun 8, 2015 11:52 AM
Recently, I started to watch Shigurui. It's kinda similar to Texhnolyze.
Probably in the near future I'll watch Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku but it's hard to say if it's worth watching anyway.
Thanks for Kiba recommendation, certainly going to watch this.
Yeah, I already had chance to find out this guy makes good stuff so there's no need to convince me ;)
BTW sorry for my english, hope that's somehow understandable.
masowyzgon Jun 6, 2015 9:14 AM
I definitely need to check out series from your list which I haven't seen before. Because such compatibility occurs fucking rarely in my case.
MysticSmilez May 28, 2015 3:40 PM
Thanks man I appreciate it. And yeah I used to be a bigger fan of them than I am now but I still really like their music, name sounds cool too lol
PonPonPon Apr 14, 2015 4:33 PM
rrexyl Apr 12, 2015 11:28 PM
Hmm... I would be lying if I didn't say the fanservice in Nise didn't help me enjoy it more than Bake. Nisemonogatari is probably the only anime to date that I actually legtimately liked sexual fanservice (though it probably helps that I'm a fan in the first place unlike most other anime...). I'm also a huge fan of Kaiki and the second arc of Nise is probably one of my favorite in the whole franchise. I really can't pinpoint what people mean when they say the dialogue in Nise fell off dramatically. It was on par with Bakemonogatari, and the quality started to fall off only with Nekomonogatari.

Toothbrush scene is best scene. Caught me by surprise.

Hitagi best girl sorry
rrexyl Apr 12, 2015 11:05 PM

EDIT: Okay, okay. Fuck I've been busy as fuck recently. I'm like halfway done right now but it's on the bottom of my priority list. I plan to everyday do it after I finish my goals... which I never finish :/ The series discussion was just posted recently if at all-which is three days late - so the rest of the group is late which gives us me some breathing space.
rrexyl Apr 7, 2015 4:30 PM
Oh shittocks (sorry my messages are full)

I'll send it to you some time today. I completely forgot.

How's Nise?