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Anime Stats
Days: 128.8
Mean Score: 5.80
  • Total Entries936
  • Rewatched204
  • Episodes8,893
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
2 hours ago
Watching 22/25 · Scored 7
Super Cub
Super Cub
Yesterday, 8:11 AM
Watching 6/12 · Scored 9
Manga Stats
Days: 54.8
Mean Score: 6.38
  • Total Entries209
  • Reread16
  • Chapters8,776
  • Volumes241
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Maoujou de Oyasumi
Maoujou de Oyasumi
10 hours ago
Reading 191/? · Scored 7
Bokutachi wa Hanshoku wo Yameta
Bokutachi wa Hanshoku wo Yameta
Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Dropped - · Scored 4
Aida ni Hatachi
Aida ni Hatachi
Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Reading 10/53 · Scored 9


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Aedupp_BOA May 9, 11:13 AM
-> Never saw it

Yeah, and that's a good thing, I think. Like, the author himself said that he didn't want to convey any messages.

-> you need to be familiar with the chambara genre - samurai period drama - to really get why many things are the way they are in Katanagatari

I'm indeed not familiar with these. Again, thanks for the pieces of information.
Aedupp_BOA May 9, 2:00 AM
-> 40% don't even have an opinion as far as appearances are concerned

I couldn't agree more. Btw, what do you think about SAO?

I also was curious to know which elements actually make Katanagatari appealing to you?
Aedupp_BOA May 8, 8:56 AM
Hey. Never heard of it. In which way(s) is it similar to DPS?
Oh and I also just remembered I have to watch Mysterious Skin, which is another movie you recommended to me. Whew, I got a lot of things to watch/read.

Btw. I thought about a sentence you told me once. Something like "Insulting and shaming people that say stupid things is a social responsability, it discourages the proliferation of stupidity". I actually asked to myself if this really works that well, because I feel like most people, when they are insulted, react like "I am not stupid, you are" without really thinking about the fact that they may be insulted for a good reason. I saw, in one of your forum posts, that you also observed that kind of behavior, so I simply ask the question: even if it may work for people that are intellectually honest enough to think that they maybe did/said something wrong, does it really work for the majority of people?
Aedupp_BOA Apr 27, 4:24 PM
-> Hey, I haven’t even said anything about it yet.

If you tell me that it is distinctly unique enough to amaze you AND that it is written by Nisio Isin, well, it's more than enough to get me interested. Thanks for the additional informations though. And I'll read Kubishime in priority, that's for sure.

-> write-up about Nisemonogatari

Thanks for the link. At first I indeed thought that fanservice in Monogatari was there because it makes sense that it's there, but, after reading that write-up, I realized that, for example, that toothbrush scene in Nise was actually going further in its meaning than I thought.

Oh, I recently realized that Nisio Isin was actually very young when he wrote Kubikiri Cycle, Kubishime, etc... I mean, when I read Kubikiri Cycle, I didn't really feel like I was reading a book written by such a young man. He seems very precocious, don't you think so?

Aedupp_BOA Apr 26, 1:19 PM
-> Kubishime Romanticist

I started it, but I did not finish it yet. I think about reading this book every day, even though there are some days I simply can't read it. Plus, the thing is, I can't help but read it in a slow way, because I want to pay attention to the details as much as possible.

-> 8th volume

Happy to see that Zaregoto is still great after so many volumes.

-> Sekai

Sekai seems to be very interesting, thank you for making me discovering another Nisio Isin's title.

Btw, if you ever do a general classification (with scores) of the books you've read (or even of the movies you've seen) : inform me, please. Seeing another list of yours would be a pleasure.
Aedupp_BOA Apr 12, 12:00 PM
-> Best dialogue writing

I struggle to say if that's true, because the dialogues in Monogatari in general are so damn good.... But I have no doubt about the fact that Nisemonogatari's dialogues are outstanding. But maybe I need to read the novel to understand how well Nise adapt the novel's dialogues?

-> Best fanservice

In your opinion, what is the importance of the fanservice in Monogatari?

-> The plot doesn't matter

I agree with that, and thinking in that way made me change a lot of scores in my list. This video would have been very useful for me if I had not already read your Dr Stone review :)
Aedupp_BOA Apr 10, 6:48 AM
I'm fine, especially when it's the weekend. For Spring 2021, I'm excited about 2 shows: Bishounen Tanteidan (that you already mentioned) and Fumetsu no Anata e. I still didn't read the manga, but all I know is that it is written by Yoshitoki Ooima, The writer of Koe no Katachi! I sincerely hope it will not be disappointing.
Aedupp_BOA Apr 10, 5:21 AM
Hey! How are you?

I had some things to tell you, and some things to ask you.

1. I just wanted you to know that I still follow your reviews, your anime/manga updates and they continue to be of use to me. Thank you for doing this :)
2. What makes Nisemonogatari the best Monogatari? Also what makes Nise and Bake superior to the others Monogatari?
3. The more time goes by, the more free time I have. So, I finally found some time to read Kubikiri Cycle, and I'll begin Kubishime Romanticist soon. Looking forward to reading it, also looking forward to discussing with you about this book that you called "the best book Nisio Isin has ever written".
1014 Apr 1, 12:16 PM
walking up stairs: 2 hours
currydick violation scene: 30 something episodes of "lush dream-like surreal, metaphor-filled esotericism dazzled with high key feminist themes" and... it's off-screen
I'm starting to think I wasted my time...
1014 Mar 31, 8:02 PM
>what happened then was the airing of the SAO anime, that's what actually led to the isekai WN boom.
oh so Sao first isekai amirite?
Gonna watch penguindrum re:cycle? Hopefully what is meant by "re:cycle" is the usage of recycled recycled footage. I'd love to watch Utena walk up the stairs for more than an hour again.
b-but repetition is kind of like a quirk of Ikuhara's!
Utena is about as detached from reality as its mentally-ill fanbase. The only realistic part of it is the creepy Indian rapist benchod.
1014 Mar 31, 11:13 AM
Woah, I didn't know that novels with hyper-popular anime adaptions like Re:zero and Konosuba came before it. Didn't know that, but I don't claim that MT was first.
1014 Mar 31, 8:54 AM
I bet it's only a tiny percentage of them that heard of MT before its anime adaption this season. They didn't all just arrive at that belief independently. They're just a group of retards who subscribed to crowd-approved notions without verifying anything.

I don't know anything about LN trend chronology. It could be a pioneer of its genre, with its genre being shitty modern isekai rather than just isekai. Or when looking back, anything trashy that came before it is obscured by the behemoth fat-bastard-shaped sculpture of trash that is MT.
AkumaRemu Mar 27, 5:36 AM
2.5 chapters is great on paper. In fact, the first cour of the first season ran at about 3 chapters per episode, and I think that's where the anime really shined. But things get weird in the second cour; we drop to around 2.5-1.5ch/ep, the amount of still frames and panning shots started becoming excessive, and it's where I started thinking - these scenes are mostly copy-pasted from the manga anyway, I could probably pace myself a lot better if I read that instead. And so I did.

As for other folks' complaints, I can only agree if it's related to the crash-course-through-science approach I was talking about earlier. In which case, I would attribute this to the source material itself. But if it's not that, then idk. Even simple comedy sketches felt like they got padded to abnormal levels, so I can't get behind these criticisms at all.

I could rant about it all day, but that's not why I asked you about this. My only goal was to point at the lack of care for it's pacing and visual direction compared to the first season. I'm glad you enjoyed Stone Wars, because man, there's a lot of great content still to cover.
AkumaRemu Mar 26, 7:10 AM
nah, sorry, I should've specified. Stone Wars was slated to cover the remaining 22 chapters of the Communications arc. For context, the first season managed to cover the first 60 chapters, which put it at around 2.5ch/ep average. It admittedly felt slow at times, but that was nothing compared to the brutal padding I found in season 2. I'll concede that slow pacing by itself isn't an issue, but to me it becomes one when it's this visually grating.

I'd like you to try Ascendance of a Bookworm. It's one of the more interesting narou-kei works to come out in the recent years, and has received very serviceable adaptations in both manga and anime form. I like it a lot myself.

Also, I see you're planning to read Kusuriya no Hitorigoto. Better not sleep on that.
AkumaRemu Mar 25, 12:21 PM
Hey again, how was your experience with Stone Wars? As a manga reader and a (former) series' enthusiast, I had huge issues with its extremely limited animation and the pacing, so I'm interested in your comments on that end. The show moving away from direct science in favor of quick summaries/explanations might also be worth talking about. Any thoughts?

p.s. I appreciate the commentary on monogatari, didn't thank earlier to reduce clutter