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Anime Stats
Days: 13.1
Mean Score: 7.68
  • Total Entries50
  • Rewatched1
  • Episodes773
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Jan 10, 2010 11:04 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 10
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Dec 31, 2009 7:38 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini
Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini
Dec 27, 2009 8:18 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 4
Manga Stats
Days: 5.1
Mean Score: 8.20
  • Total Entries8
  • Reread2
  • Chapters446
  • Volumes66
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luluy2brudat Dec 16, 2013 8:24 AM
Nice Monster review.
1sttimer Nov 24, 2011 4:35 PM
I finish watching Monster Finally! :) [9/10]
Thorn_Pilgrim Mar 29, 2010 8:43 PM
I finished the Monster manga!
Thorn_Pilgrim Jan 1, 2010 9:55 PM
IT'S NAOKI URASAWA'S AND TENMA'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh god, they're 50 and 52. :P
Thorn_Pilgrim Nov 26, 2009 9:43 PM
Tenma is mai hazubando. ;)
Thorn_Pilgrim Oct 24, 2009 9:48 PM
I actually FOUND Monster volumes in a Borders today, and I never see them! I wonder if it's 'cause the anime's airing on TV in the US, and they think the anime will make the manga more popular (so they have more of a reason to sell them).

The funny thing about scans, a lot of people I know DON'T like reading off a computer. I can understand why someone would prefer the warmth of a book. Plus, I can get some of my manga and light novel reading done when I'm riding the train or something.

The thing I don't like about fansubs . . . I'm tired of fans treating anime as if it's in public domain, and a lot of people watch fansubs first, so they always think the official subs get things wrong, when often it was actually more accurate. I don't think the creators of the works like them in particular either. I HAVE watched fansubs in the past, but I've really cut down. Plus, I kind of don't see the point of fansubs where there's so much available on legal streams.

I've been reading a lot of Monster recently--I think one of the few reasons I'm glad it's not as popular is 'cause I don't want the story spoiled for me, since there are Code Geass and Death Note spoilers all over the internet.
Thorn_Pilgrim Oct 10, 2009 9:32 PM
What's the point of scanlations when they're available in English? And what's the point of scanlations when dialogue-only translations exist (so the reader is expected to support it in some way)?

I do own the first volume of Billy Bat in Japanese, I bought solely 'cause I was sure it was Urasawa's newest. I did find an internet translation for it, and read the first chapter or less ('cause when you're reading the translation and trying to read the text, it takes twice as long).

Borders usually DOESN'T carry Monster nowadays, but I know a comic store that does. I prefer comic stores anyway because I like to support comic book stores. :) I do go to Borders if I have a giftcard or something.
Thorn_Pilgrim Oct 10, 2009 11:40 AM
Yeah, I still need to read the 8th book of Monster--they're really hard to find! Not so much for Pluto or 20th Century Boys, 'cause they're new.

I set my DVR, because they're airing Monster on Monday! YES!
Thorn_Pilgrim Oct 8, 2009 11:54 AM
I think I found someone else who loves Tenma. 8D
rah-rah Mar 21, 2009 10:23 AM
It was one of those movies that probably worked wonderfully as a novel, but...I dunno, it had good animation, as expected of Madhouse, but...I dunno, I couldn't really connect with any of it, and it just kind of felt like stuff happened and then it was over. I think the only Saitoshi Kon things I've enjoyed are Paranoia Agent and Tokyo Godfathers (I enjoyed Perfect Blue at the time but I'm not sure how I'd feel about it now. Want to read the book though.).
rah-rah Mar 21, 2009 2:10 AM
I did but I didn't really like i what all the hype was about. I'm not really a fan of Satoshi Kon (I think he's a great film maker, I just don't really enjoy what he works on much). And damn, shame Tokikake wasn't your cup of tea, I thought it was an instant classic, but hey...
rah-rah Mar 20, 2009 6:36 PM
Sory for the constant editing of my message BTW
rah-rah Mar 20, 2009 4:17 PM
You know, since you also mentioned something maybe 20+ episodes with fairly realistic desgins, I should mention Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto, a very good supernatural historical drama with really well done action scenes. Also to get back to your movie comment, besides like The Girl Who Leaped Through Time, the Rebuild of Evangelion series, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, and the upcoming Summer Wars, I can't think of too many anime movies that I've seen or been too interested in. I can double check though if some stuff missed my radar. Although, I did just recently see The Sky Crawlers, which was excellent, one of the few Mamoru Oshii films I like besides Jin-Roh and the second Patlabor movie.
rah-rah Mar 19, 2009 8:54 PM
Wolf's Rain is a great show that doesn't seem to get a whole lot of praise mostly because of it's really, really slow pace most of the time (which I personally don't mind, cause it ends up feeling quite relaxing). Ergo Proxy is pretty good, although I honestly don't remember too many of the details at the moment.

As for Geass, eh, the first series was really good, a cynical deconstruction of the mecha anime troupes Sunrise has built up over the past 2 decades....only to shit all over everything that made the first series good in the sequal. If you want to check it out still though, go ahead, opinions on the show vary extremely, but personally I say don't go in with super high/demanding expectations like I did. With regards to maybe being "too shounen", it's not, but even so, I say sometimes it's best to just jump into something regardless of genre preferences/perceptions (I'll watch just about anything, even stuff I am normally not into, with mostly good results).

For recomendations, I'd say Mushishi, Legend of Galactic Heroes (This show is one of the best I've seen in a long long long time. It's a space opera that examines which is better: A benevolent dictatorship or a corrupt democracy that appeals to the lowest common denominator of people, and you get to see various forms of warfare with no easy answers to things. The show mostly scene though the eyes of two tacticians on both sides of the war, one of them not being a carrer soilder but a would be historian who is in the military so he can go to collage) , Eureka Seven, the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise (although judging from your tastes, you'll probably like the original continuality, Universal Century + Turn A Gundam, more), and Crest/Banner of The Stars. All of those shows are what I consider AAA stuff (although Gundam can be a bit hit or miss sometimes, but some of the good ones are some of the best shows out there). Hope that helps :)
rah-rah Mar 17, 2009 7:35 PM
Haha, don't get me started on HP :p. I still rather enjoy it but I was never too deep into it like some of the fans but I do share some of your feelings in regards to it. And yes it is disappointing, cause I love Bones and I know they can do so much better, they've proved it time and time agian, espically recently with DTB and Soul Eater, and it also helps that my fav show ever, Eureka Seven, is one of their best works, period. So it's a shame to see them go back to the well like this when I think under normal circumstances (and economic conditions), they would leave it alone and move on.

BTW, any shows in particular you are interested in seeing ATM? Been a while since I've seen someone here with even mildly similer taste, so it would be fun to recommend stuff :p.