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Anime Stats
Days: 344.4
Mean Score: 7.95
  • Total Entries1,441
  • Rewatched2
  • Episodes21,021
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
Jan 9, 2018 12:08 PM
Watching 2/13 · Scored -
Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
Jan 7, 2018 4:03 PM
Watching 1/12 · Scored 10
Jan 7, 2018 4:02 PM
Watching 1/12 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 125.0
Mean Score: 8.55
  • Total Entries386
  • Reread0
  • Chapters22,491
  • Volumes1,093
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Nanatsu no Taizai
Nanatsu no Taizai
Dec 13, 2017 1:48 PM
Reading 247/? · Scored 10
Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia
Nov 10, 2017 11:30 AM
Reading 159/? · Scored 10
Tokyo Ghoul:re
Tokyo Ghoul:re
Oct 2, 2017 3:17 AM
Reading 143/181 · Scored 10


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Soulsfear Dec 20, 2018 9:50 AM
Happy birthday
Zadion Nov 4, 2018 11:20 AM
You still watching anime bro? You were one of the most prolific members here and now it seems you've died. q.q
Dashiawia Oct 17, 2018 7:47 PM
Dude, it's been a while since you logged in. Hope everything is cool on your end, man. Missed talking to you about seasonal anime. ^^
Yusei146 Dec 20, 2017 4:17 PM
Happy Birthday!
Soulsfear Dec 20, 2017 2:28 PM
Happy birthday
Dashiawia Oct 10, 2017 4:29 PM
Hmm, so far SnS S3, Girls' Last Tour, Kino's Journey, and Just Because are my favorites from this season. Also looking forward to 3-gatsu S2 and Inuyashiki. Dies Irae's prologue was absolute crap, lol. I really hope the rest of the show won't be anything like this, because the VN is supposed to be incredible from what I heard.

What's your top 5 anticipated anime for Fall?
Dashiawia Oct 5, 2017 8:06 PM
Yup. It's my favorite anime by far from summer. Really needs a sequel, too. Bondrewd is apparently "best dad" so I can't wait to read the manga to find out how sick he is. Nanachi is definitely best grill though. I know her gender is officially unconfirmed by the author, but I just can't see her as anything but a girl considering the way she was acting towards Reg touching her. XD
Dashiawia Oct 4, 2017 8:55 PM
Made in Abyss was pretty good, eh? :P
Dashiawia Sep 6, 2017 6:54 PM
Read your thoughts on MLA, but a bit too busy to respond in full. Will do so later. For now, I'm just glad that you enjoyed it enough to put it in your top 3 VN's. :)

And Sumika's indeed a cutie, not surprised you think she's best girl~ Meiya edges out a bit for me though, because of how much I like her selfless personality. Honestly, all the girls in this VN are great. My top girls list would look similar to yours, except I'd switch Yuuhi and Meiya around. And yeah, MLA is the most conclusive VN for me, too. Despite the fact that we, as the audience, know that the war against the BETA is far from finished, the story leaves the future of mankind to our imagination, without diminishing what Takeru and his friends have achieved to get this far. Even without a sequel, MLA is as complete of a story as it gets, IMO.

How would you rate the series, both individually and collectively? I gave ML a 5 and MLA a 10 on VNDB. The prequel, despite being fairly generic, was far from boring for me. It made me care and eventually love the cast. I don't think Alternative would have been nearly so emotional, had we jumped straight into it without prior knowledge from the Extra world. Collectively, I'd probably rate the franchise a 9. Would take a lot for another VN to surpass this one for me. From what I heard from veteran VN readers, perhaps SubaHibi, Aiyoku no Eustia, Baldr Sky, and WA2:CC can give MLA competition.
Dashiawia Sep 4, 2017 7:59 PM
It's alright, take your time. :)

It's one of my favorite tracks from the franchise, too. Reminds me of the scene where Marimo tries to cheer up Takeru after his first encounter with the BETA, before THAT happened... :(
Dashiawia Sep 4, 2017 8:08 AM
Good stuff! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. ^^
Dashiawia Aug 27, 2017 1:24 PM
Ah, you can read an hour or two everyday after work to finish off the rest of the story. I'd recommend marathoning the last operation against the BETA, though, as it's filled with intense action and beautiful drama. Having to stop in the middle of it all would break the immersion, I feel. You'd need about 6-7 hours to complete that segment, so maybe read it on a weekend or something if you don't have enough time on a weekday.

Haha, it's easy to lose track of time when you're reading something this good. I know that feeling too well. :p

Yeah, Sumika definitely exists in the BETA world, but probably not in a way that most of us would ever expect. Let me just say that she didn't have the most pleasant life living in that twisted world. Like you, I also teared up at the Sumika diary part, the feelz hit me like a truck. As much as I consider Meiya to be the best girl, Sumika's easily a close second for me, and I personally think of her as the OTP for Takeru. Seriously, Madhouse, please adapt this someday! They'd need at least 50 episodes to properly adapt the entire franchise, IMO. 24 episodes for Extra/Unlimited, and another 26 episodes for Alternative.

Oh, and speaking of Yuuko, how're you liking her character? I found her to be a really interesting, multifaceted character. She can be very funny at times (when trolling Takeru XD), and very ruthless at others (results are everything to her, and she will do anything to achieve her goals). And if you think about it, there's really not that big of a difference between the characters in the original world, and their counterparts in the BETA world. Their differences can be attributed to circumstantial factors alone, in my book. Like, the Yuuko in the original world would probably be more ruthless too, had she been born in the BETA world.

Also, I took your advice and dropped K&M, and meanwhile picked up Tsurezure Children and Princess Principal. TC is definitely a cute little romance that I can get behind and enjoy. It actually reminds me a little of the extra side stories at the end of every Tsuki ga Kirei episode. Normally I don't care much for them, since they're too short and rarely contain character development, but TC really knows how to craft likable characters from the get-go. All the couples I've seen so far (up to episode 4) have been likable, especially Akagi x Kaji, Sugawara x Takano, and Chiaki x Kana. <3
Who are your favorite couples?

PP is totally a pleasant surprise for me, as I didn't think I'd be into this type of story (the last spy anime I'd seen was Joker Game, and that one quickly lost my attention a few episodes in). But damn, are the girls in this show awesome. Ange might be becoming one of my favorite girls this season. Love how far-fetched most of her lies are, lol. And I didn't expect the identity twist surrounding her and the princess, that was nicely done. I'm a bit surprised that this series doesn't have a higher rating on MAL. :O
Dashiawia Aug 26, 2017 9:42 PM
Yeah, being Takeru is suffering. His agony throughout the whole ordeal is easily comparable to Subaru's. I agree with you on Kasumi's resemblance to Kagari. I actually thought the same thing when I first saw Kagari, since I had played MLA first.

You really are going through this game fast. How many days has it been since you've started reading Alternative? I remember it took me around 10 days to finish, when I read about 6 hours everyday back when I was in college, during midterm season (somehow I managed to not bomb any exams. A miracle, I know. XD). The best parts are still yet to come. :)
Dashiawia Aug 26, 2017 5:01 PM
Ah, thank goodness I put that in spoilers, lol. Yeah, that scene is easily one of the most memorable moments in Alternative, if not the most, and the impact it has left on Takeru is huge, to say the least. I'll let you experience the aftermaths of that incident without giving you any more spoilers, because this kind of storytelling will lose some impact if you know in advance what's going to happen.

But yeah, expect to see a lot more of Sumika beyond this point. :D
Dashiawia Aug 25, 2017 6:44 PM
I see you've gotten to experience the trauma that is known as the "chomp" scene. Or are you talking about the event in the original world. The latter was personally more emotional. Not sure how far you are now, but I'm going to leave this in a spoiler tag in case you stopped at the "chomp" scene.

You're about to get to the best parts of Alternative starting now, so brace yourself for the thrilling ride! :D