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Days: 6.1
Mean Score: 7.87
  • Total Entries134
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Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
Nov 21, 6:22 AM
Watching 13/24 · Scored -
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Back Arrow
Oct 27, 9:11 AM
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Yozakura Quartet: Tsuki ni Naku
Yozakura Quartet: Tsuki ni Naku
Oct 25, 12:38 AM
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Days: 0.6
Mean Score: 7.00
  • Total Entries12
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Gunnm
Gunnm
Nov 6, 1:41 AM
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Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
Nov 6, 1:41 AM
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Battle Royale
Battle Royale
Oct 8, 3:00 AM
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Reinhard Nov 3, 5:02 PM
Thank you!
Neo_Randomz Oct 29, 8:10 AM
Thanks for the feedback mr andy ^_^,i will keep that in mind
Archaeon Sep 22, 1:54 PM
That's old roriconfan's video from years ago. He may have changed his name to That Anime Snob, but we remember him as roriconfan.
teshr0 Sep 18, 10:14 PM
cheers
Pragyan1 Aug 25, 9:57 AM
Wait, I thought you were memeing, about the whole boomer thing, lol. I don't mind dumb comments, don't worry about it
defunctmaluser May 3, 9:17 AM
Thanks for the kind words m8 <3 I say this all the time, but it genuinely does bring a giant, goofy grin on my face whenever people tell me they enjoyed my ramblings from over half a decade ago.

As far as MAL ratings are concerned, I've more or less learned to ignore them. Even when I was in the thick of my hypercritical analysis phase, I always felt like numbers just aren't a good way of representing complex opinions. I do believe that there is a baseline for what does and doesn't work within the context of a particular medium (especially in terms of quality), but true "objectivity" in art is borderline impossible because everyone can extrapolate entirely different meanings from the same piece of work.

Funny you should mention Ergo Proxy. That show falls into the same boat as both Ghost in the Shell movies, Serial Experiments Lain, and Texhnolyze: really cool and experimental animes that were ultimately a bit too obtuse for their own good. I'm gonna be honest here: I don't mind shows that take themselves seriously, but every now and then I just wanna see giant anime tiddie guns.
Archaeon May 2, 5:39 PM
The number of anime you've watched has no bearing on whether you can fairly criticise something or not, and while many people regard reviews as "opinions" and highly subjective, there are plenty of aspects that can be taken apart and examined in a measurable way or context. World building, characterisation, character development, justification, deus ex machina, narrative structure, themes, relationship dynamics, etc, etc, etc.

NGE is great in concept but it doesn't exist in a vacuum. Given the work that Anno did prior to it on Gunbuster and after on His & Her Circumstances it's clear that NGE was him exorcising the demons he developed during his work on Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water.

But that doesn't automatically make a good story.

Anno understands characters and relationships, but it doesn't really show as well in NGE - which is one of the reasons why I rated it a 5. There are plenty of other reasons, the most obvious of which is the remarkably lackadaisical approach to the end of humanity.

Let's put it another way. If you're in charge of humanity's last line of defence, and the only thing standing between extinction and survival is a teenager who's falling apart what would you do? To be brutally honest, you would do whatever it took for humanity to survive - regardless of how distasteful it would be.

Let's go one step further and include Gendou's motivations. He already abandoned Shinji and has no actual attachment to him, and Rei's existence proves he's willing to do anything to achieve his goals so why didn't he persuade, brainwash, drug or lobotomize Shinji - or do something even worse?

It's nice to view NGE through the pastel shades of your emotional lenses, but look at the world it's set in and ask why it wasn't more militarized, why people were allowed to have "normal" lives in the face of an ever increasing threat of extinction, why Shinji was allowed to have feelings but Asuka wasn't.

Then watch the world built in Gunbuster and see the difference.

Also, what's a filthy feelfaggot? When did it become the norm for anime fans to insult each other like this? We had enough trouble getting animation in general accepted as a viable storytelling medium but now people are calling each other horrible names just because they have different opinions?

That's not a fan. That's just a brute.
Zahraung Apr 25, 5:15 AM
I want to see how long Elfen Lied will last in your favorites. I hope you don't hate it when you watch more series.
quiuzus Apr 24, 9:06 PM
I've watched enough psychological anime

It works this way:

10 people watched Evangelion

7 said it was good, and 3 said it was bad

Then it's good

10 people watched AnoHana

7 said it was good, and 3 said it was bad

Then it's good
quiuzus Apr 24, 8:34 PM
It doesn't change the fact that AnoHana is better than Evangelion
quiuzus Apr 24, 10:10 AM
AnoHana > Evangelion
IsekaiSlayer Apr 18, 7:13 AM
You could argue that theme is everything, and that is something evangelion excels at. Evangelion is perfect in the sense that every character and plotline correlates with the tone exactly how the author envisioned it. Your enjoyment of a theme or tone will vary greatly depending on how much that correlates with you. I actaully quite enjoyed eva's tone at times, and think it helped boost the story. That's the problem here. The story is bad, that's all I can come up with without explaining in big detail *why* it's bad. For some sentence starters when I inevitably make an eva review, it's very predictable for the first half. But a story doesn't have to be anything special as long as it has complex, likable characters. A few of the characters are pretty good characters, and once again, perfectly correlate with the tone. But a lot of them aren't so great, and the ones that are great aren't what I would call likable. Near the end is where eva really starts to get all over the place. It repeatedly throws narrative arcs and themes at you, and some do stick. The others fall under "the author didn't know what the fuck to do for this but it somehow worked?" I thought that eva had a pretty great ending too, though I'm a little conflicted on that thought. (I'm talking about episode 24) Also, before you reply to this, please add eva to your list at the very least.
IsekaiSlayer Apr 18, 4:23 AM
Evangelion is mediocre.
Morvick Apr 12, 6:00 AM
Fine 👌
LordSozin Apr 1, 11:10 AM
Oh, I see. Well, I still won't deny that I love battle Shounen. Even it's dumb entertainment.