Asfaria's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 120.4
Mean Score: 5.13
  • Total Entries1,232
  • Rewatched29
  • Episodes7,350
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
Apr 20, 10:02 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Devilman: Crybaby
Devilman: Crybaby
Jan 28, 5:48 PM
Completed 10/10 · Scored 7
Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season
Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season
Jan 1, 7:35 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 5
Manga Stats
Days: 49.7
Mean Score: 4.93
  • Total Entries741
  • Reread3
  • Chapters9,107
  • Volumes487
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia
6 hours ago
Reading 180/? · Scored 9
One Piece
One Piece
6 hours ago
Reading 902/? · Scored 9
Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction
Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction
Apr 14, 6:44 PM
Reading 54/? · Scored 7



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Omnivision 25 minutes ago
And then stuff like this exists lol:

Speaking of Asano's haters, I actually haven't looked into that topic all that much. Do you know what kind of stuff they say about him and his works?
Omnivision Apr 19, 7:55 PM
Yup, I plan on starting Dededededededededededededede pretty soon since I recently picked up volume 1. It should be quite a fun read from what I've heard/seen. Though, I find it very interesting that Viz rated it 'M' for mature. Ah, well, it is Asano so it should be expected.

Yeah and I think it's his first time visiting North America so hopefully he comes back again, but to the United States. Speaking of Inio Asano, what is the context for these pics of him? lol

donkoloo Apr 17, 4:41 AM
Yeah, I agree! But it is worth it, once you do catch up, because it has a great twist, and it's just genius.

And yeah, that review was godlike, to be completely honest! It's one of my favorites, and it surely did help a lot of people.
donkoloo Apr 16, 10:50 AM
Sorry to bother, but I recommend also checking out Attack On Titan again. I see you've read a lot of it a while ago, and have stopped at like the start of the best part!!
It has developed much better in terms of story, and it's at its' peak at the moment. While the art is still mediocre/good, the story is honestly the best I've personally read in a while, even topping my favorites, such as Punpun, Jojo and Berserk.
It may be a while to catch up, since a chapter is really long, but it's really enjoyable once you do catch up.

And also, I want to thank you for making me start, and finish Oyasumi Punpun. I've read your review a while back, and recently started reading it. I've finished it in a day, because it was so good! I cannot thank you enough for bringing it into my life! Your review perfectly describes it, and it deserves the number 1.
donkoloo Apr 16, 6:53 AM
I am really glad that you took it into consideration!
Omnivision Apr 12, 5:03 PM
Yeah, there's a lot more foreshadowing around Aiko; I agree. There was even a particular chapter that foreshadowed the major spoiler that happens later on in the story (obviously you know what I'm talking about). Shimizu's mom waving bye was something I understood by the time I finished the series, but similar to Aiko, it's something that has been going on since childhood, so when rereading, you tend to pick up on those clues better and understand how delicate and sensitive one's childhood is. Anyway, it's great hearing that Punpun still stuck with you even after rereading. You know, I think there are still some other Asano manga you haven't read yet. Maybe you should check those out, too.

Also, did you know that Inio Asano will be in Toronto, Canada next month? Just search "Inio Asano Toronto" and you'll find lots of articles about it. It's really awesome knowing that this will be his first time coming to North America.
donkoloo Apr 11, 1:19 PM
Well, for starters, I do recommend checking out the anime first. While the manga does tell more of the story in the first 4 parts that are animated, the first 4 parts are really well animated, have amazing soundtracks and ops, and the voice actors are neat aswell. After that, you're safe to switch over to the manga if you enjoyed the stuff that you previously watched/
You can skip a part that is mostly filler, like part 5 or even 2 to an extent, but you'd miss out on some characters and/or stories that you might like.
Every Jojo is unique on its' own, but some parts are not for everyone. Parts 1 and 2 might be dull, because they're not as memorable as a Stand ( the most popular and well made ability ) is in Jojo, while 4 and 7 shouldn't ever be missed, because they have memorable moments, and a lot of great things to show off.
Anyways, if you do decide to watch it, you should try out the anime first, and then switch over to the manga.
Have fun with it!
donkoloo Apr 11, 3:40 AM
Ah, fair enough.
Omnivision Apr 10, 3:39 PM
Ah, so you have read Punpun twice. Interesting. Was there anything that changed in your impression of the series or anything you didn't notice the first time you read it? I know you said you reread it 3 years ago, but if you remember anything it'd make for an interesting topic of discussion.

But yeah, I've got lots of stuff I wanna watch and read before rereading Punpun. I could get around to rereading it sooner if I just speed up on the other stuff, but I'm actually trying to time everything before my next semester of college. If it goes past that then my Punpun reread will have to wait until winter break which is just too far away from now and in between the semester I would finish and the next one starting up. The reason why I'm so specific about the timing is because I know I'll need some time alone for myself after finishing something like Punpun; closure.
donkoloo Apr 10, 2:53 PM
Ever considered reading/watching Jojo's? It might be a really entertaining manga if you give it a shot, and the new TV anime is pretty good aswell! The first few parts might be a turn-off, but a lot of it is pretty good!
Arimias Apr 8, 11:55 PM
You have great tastes in anime my dude.
Omnivision Apr 7, 9:13 AM
Yeah I still have a lot of things I want to read this year including rereads. But the overarching reason behind why I've been reading and watching more than I normally do is because it's all build up for my reread of Oyasumi Punpun. I really want to reread it some time this year, and I know that upon finishing my reread, I'll most likely take a long break from this medium. That being said, some manga series I'll be starting this year are Kakegurui, Tokyo Ghoul:re, The Case Study of Vanitas, and The Promised Neverland. And between those I'll be rereading The Flowers of Evil, Annarasumanara, Tokyo Ghoul, and HakoMari. And that's not all in terms of build up. I'm also including a lot of anime I'll be starting and rewatching, some of which I've already done so far. After all of that, I'll reread all of my other Asano manga then finish it off with Punpun. So yeah, that's my plan.
Omnivision Apr 3, 5:40 PM
Yeah I'm also very familiar with MAL's pictures for series and stuff. If we're talking about it that way, then of all the manga series I know that are on the MAL database, I'd say that Pandora Hearts has the most consistently great pictures. I'd be more than content with any of those pictures representing the series here on MAL.

I have yet to start The Promised Neverland but I really like Demizu Posuka's (the artist for the series) art style when it's in color. Along with the Tokyo Ghoul art book that I have, I also have the Demizu Posuka art book and her art when in color is just glorious. But back to The Promised Neverland, I'm planning on starting it really soon since volume 3 just came out today in English. From what I hear, it's like a crossover between Death Note and series that have a relatively youthful cast of characters (such as Made in Abyss or Hunter x Hunter). The Promised Neverland involves highly intelligent children using mind games to outsmart and escape from a greater authority (an orphanage to be exact) otherwise a sick and twisted fate awaits them. And, it's pretty dark from what I hear. That's the gist from what I read on MAL's synopsis and what other friends tell me. They usually say it's very addicting to read; most binge its first arc in one sitting which is around 30+ chapters. So yeah, I'm really looking forward to starting The Promised Neverland soon since it sounds very promising (lol my usage of the word 'promise' in that sentence).
Omnivision Apr 2, 7:26 PM
Oh I see. I mean, I also read most manga online but most 8/10's and above (some 7/10's occasionally) I typically buy physical volumes. And I see what you mean though. There have been many times where I did buy something because of the cover alone, but I actually liked the series itself quite a lot, too once I sat down and read it. And then there are series that I bought mainly because of its art such as One Punch Man and I Am a Hero. I just really love series with backgrounds from photos. The series themselves are still really cool as well, but it's the art that's the main attraction for me. And I too generally like all of the covers for series I like, but I chose specific ones in my previous message because those ones are my most favorite. I guess if I had to pick which series consistently make covers I really like, it'd have to be Death Note (single volumes version), Pandora Hearts (single volumes version), Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul:re, Children of the Whales, and Oyasumi Punpun (hidden/special single volume covers version).
Omnivision Apr 1, 2:46 PM
Yeah I think Hisoka got his last name when Sui Ishida drew something about him (like some sort of backstory?). The idea of Ishida drawing Hisoka is really cool, too.

I also like the overall cast of HakoMari, so even me saying Daiya's my favorite is kinda difficult.

Izaya was cool. What made me like Celty was her dynamic with Shinra.

For Near, I do like him for what he does in the actual series, but he's also a favorite of mine because of all the characters in Death Note, I am most similar to Near. I also appreciated him more in the manga than the anime, which, I also like the manga a bit more than the anime for the most part (that's why the anime is no longer in my favorites but instead the manga is).

I also love Kaneki, but from what I hear, there's a lot more going on with him in TG:re (things I probably shouldn't know because they're spoilers). I started collecting :re recently and although I haven't started it, I noticed there are more two paged spreads than the original TG, and they look really good. I think Ishida improved on how he decides to arrange his panels because in the original I recall numerous instances where he crammed too much on one page which lost potential emphasis/impact. The same issue is still here and there in :re, but I can tell he got better.

Anyway, do you have any favorite manga covers? I'll throw mine below to potentially add to the discussion. They aren't arranged in any particular ranking of favorites, but the last one is my most favorite manga cover ever. Also, if they're too large to view, right click on one then click "open image in new tab" to see it properly.