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Anime Stats
Days: 60.9
Mean Score: 6.30
  • Total Entries187
  • Rewatched15
  • Episodes3,601
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Tsumiki no Ie
Tsumiki no Ie
Mar 6, 2018 10:53 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Tekkon Kinkreet
Tekkon Kinkreet
Mar 6, 2018 10:53 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Sennen Joyuu
Sennen Joyuu
Mar 6, 2018 10:53 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 10
Manga Stats
Days: 11.9
Mean Score: 7.76
  • Total Entries33
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,146
  • Volumes166
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Solanin
Solanin
Jan 9, 2015 1:19 AM
Completed 28/28 · Scored 8
Nijigahara Holograph
Nijigahara Holograph
Jan 9, 2015 1:19 AM
Completed 15/15 · Scored 7
Eden: It's an Endless World!
Eden: It's an Endless World!
Jan 9, 2015 1:15 AM
Completed 127/127 · Scored 8

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Macint0sh_Plus Sep 17, 2015 9:21 PM
Dude 3 of our top 5 favourite shows are the same.. We might as well be the same person.
Scarier with me planning to watch Gankutsuou really soon and Ping Pong being my 6th favourite show.
Askaniz Aug 8, 2015 10:13 PM
I think you would enjoy watching Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Perifferol Nov 2, 2014 3:52 PM
Very good review of Tatami Galaxy--and I agree with your anime ratings. This user: Perifferol approved!
CosmynX Oct 28, 2014 4:18 PM
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei!

Yay, I have the motivation to watch something that isn't crap now! The show is pretty godly from what I can tell from the first few episodes. :D
Silent_Vizard Oct 22, 2014 11:27 AM
i really liked your tatami galaxy interview . keep it up !
CosmynX Oct 16, 2014 5:14 PM
I just watched your video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-yzDbTCPiY. Damn, your movie-making skills are godly.

Just wanted to say that I completely agree with the one-child policy. Ultimately, almost every global issue that we currently face can be attributed to overpopulation to some degree. Heck, I can't even think of any real problem (real as in not some BS emotional/religious stuff like Christian "law" condemning abortions) that doesn't have to do with it. No matter how technology advances, how efficient machines become, humanity is royally screwed unless this imminent problem is solved.

Some say I'm pessimistic, but I prefer to think I'm realistic. I'll assume you've heard that some time in your life as well. Waller called me a "empty-shell of a human being" today for not wanting to learn a new sport, practice art for the fun of it, try new things ... etc. It's honestly kind of strange that literally every group in our class did their presentations on "Reduce Mission Students' Stress" or some variant. I would really like to see your presentation, but oh well.

But while the one child policy, if implemented properly, would be a perfect solution, it is extremely difficult to enforce effectively. Although it may work to varying degrees in developed countries as people slowly become aware of imminent problems, only enforcing the policy in developed countries won't have a significant impact on the world population. In many countries such as Russia and Japan, the birth rate has already declined to under the death rate, and most other developed countries hover around 2 children per. The huge explosion in population mostly occurs from third world countries, where birth rate has remained constant despite falling death rates.

Yet, although the third world countries need the one child policy most, the governments there simply cannot enforce it effectively. I postulate that in many countries, only a small percentage of babies are born in hospitals, which makes accounting for births difficult, if not impossible. The governments have "more important" (as in short term) problems to deal with, like famine and civil war. Undeveloped or underdeveloped countries generally only care about their short term goals and industrialization, so unless some military sanctions are made, this policy will get nowhere and achieve very little. Ultimately that will just end up as another Iraq, where America goes around butting into people's governments and irritates everyone to no end.

And in those areas plagued by famine and civil war (this probably may seem pessimistic, but whatever), intercourse may literally be the only source of "pleasure". And obviously, because people are mega-humanitarian compared to me, we can't just forcefully kill babies born to families not conforming to the rules.

Do you have any ideas about these issues? I'd like to hear your perspective.

By the way, do you have any recommendations for fall season so far? I decided to follow a couple of friends' recommendations (you can probably imagine how that went), and ended up dropping everything except Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun.
CosmynX Jul 31, 2014 9:58 PM
Hmm, A/Z didn't turn out quite to be what I expected. Judging only from what happened in episode 3, the show is actually pretty decent. Though I'm still confused about why the Martians, if they really wanted to annihilate terrestrials, just use their "power of the gods". If all the "power of the gods" is is simply to create a force-field that absorbs attacks, I have to question how exactly the blew up the moon with it.

Maybe that will get answered later though. For now, I'll probably keep watching it for a while.
CosmynX Jul 31, 2014 5:05 PM
Critical reading is impossible. I think my scores are on a almost progressive decline (720, 750, 700, 690, 620, 640 in that order). Somehow, I'm actually getting almost all the vocab right. Except on the test i got 620 on I got 14 wrong in the passages. Meh. It's so depressing when you look at the answers and get 4 wrong in a row...

Though we did get tons of CR instruction from Thuan this week, and there's a college board test next week. I got it in the bag. :P

Oh yeah, and what did you get on the essay on the real SAT? According to Thuan, if you get a 9 you should be getting like 11's. :P

I've been a bit lazy with regards to airing shows (and surprisingly busy for summer), so I'm afraid I probably won't have too much to add. A lot of the shows which I initially put on my plan-to-watch list have just been left there ... probably for infinite hiatus.

A/Z has simply failed to pique my interest. After watching the second episode, it's really turning out to become something like Code Geass. Though the main characters are slightly more detached, not as emotional, and not as pissed off. It's probably going to end up in my dropped list soon. And maybe I'm just not watching enough current anime to accurately asses animation quality, but I find the technical qualities of A/Z so far pretty great.

Nozaki poses quite a resemblance to School Rumble (which, strangely enough, was actually the first show that I watched), so I'm enjoying the comedy so far. It honestly isn't about Sakura and her crush on Nozaki past the second episode. It's like shojo for the first episode, then after that just comedy. Well, they needed somewhere to start for the comedy, I guess. And yeah, the comedy is actually pretty decent so far.
CosmynX Jul 31, 2014 4:54 PM
Ehh, I guess I misinterpreted your question about "characters being fixed". Good job me then, I guess, for bs'ing out a sort of adequate answer. :D

I'm probably not going to be able to salvage any meaningful evidence to substantiate any of my "answers" (aside from the obvious fact that Suruga never had her hand fixed), though I did find it pretty strange that the show ended so abruptly with Hanekawa's arc. It was as if that 8 year old vampire just sucked the "stress" out... then the show ended. Judging from the description of the events in Golden Week, it's somewhat indicative that Hanekawa's problem hasn't been solved, at least.

Hmm, I never really realized that Senjougahara fell down in purpose that much. Now that I think of it, her appearances in the later episodes were quite vacuous though.

To be honest, I gave Bakemonogatari the 6 mostly because of the animation style. If it's really so prominent in works like this then my score is probably going to go down some time soon. Though it does give the show a nice eerie vibe.
CosmynX Jul 31, 2014 1:32 PM
I finished a it a couple of weeks ago, so I might mess up some of the details. Just saying, I'm appallingly bad at literary analysis, so I probably won't live up to your standards. :P

First of all, the animation style is pretty unique (or at least I've never quite seen something like it before). Throughout every episode, there are these screens which flash by showing or explaining each character's current feelings, or something along those lines. And before each commercial break, there are also those strange walls of text flashing by rapidly. Another thing I'm noticing, looking back at a couple of the episodes, there seems to be quite a huge contrast between the characters themselves and the environment. Or maybe I should say that the background is awfully static, even when it clearly should be in a dynamic state of change. The background and music are awfully dark and eerie too, even during broad daylight.

I'm going to guess this has something to do with the answers to these questions, but my answers are probably going to be complete BS...

In this story, Araragi essentially pulls the girls out of their seclusion. In an effort to hide their aberrations from society, instead of seeking any sort of help (medical, or however it may be), they try to avoid getting others involved. They try to solve their problems themselves, or in the case of Hanekawa, try to dismiss it as "just something out of the ordinary". Fearful that others knowing the truth about the aberration known to others causes them to vehemently deny any sort of advance on Araragi's part. He doesn't actually really do anything to solve the problem itself - he's pretty much under Oshino's control in that respect. He just, through his character, make the girls willing to let him help them. In essence, he's just being a clueless person dabbling around, unlike Oshino, who observes keenly and acutely, which is what's going to come up next...

(This is actually going to be whole load of bs.) The overall purpose of Bakemonogatari seems to be that people often have some sort of facade hiding their secrets. People who don't recognize this (like Araragi) and take everything for their face value will ultimately get themselves into troubles. On the other hand, people learn more from others by simply observing each peculiarity in a person's behavior, instead of what they say, then following up with an inference or something of the sort. Either that or that relying on other people, especially experts, tends to give the person a false sense of reassurance and security, that turns into bewilderment and fear once that resource is gone. Or similarly, in relying on experts excessively, we essentially concede our power to those we rely on, which allows them to exploit us in any way they like.

What do you mean by a "fixed" character? Do you mean static as in dynamic/static or something? If so, I'll either guess either Hanekawa, Araragi, or that snail girl, though I have absolutely no idea how to explain it why.

Meh, I have no idea. Literary analysis kills me in general.

Whelp, I felt like I just wrote another SAT essay. Oh yeah, and making up books for the SAT essay is great. I actually got a 12 on last week's essay on Joon scale (our writing instructor at Elite). My first one was a miserable failure though (I got a 4). Apparently, H.S. Claude wrote a whole bunch of books, including but not limited to soap operas, mysteries, war stories, and other miscellaneous stuff. :P

On a side topic, I see you watched episode 2 of SAO :O. How was it? Hopefully it wasn't nearly as vapid as that silly first episode.
Cynthesizer Jul 20, 2014 8:49 AM
I am so glad that there are people out there that acknowledge the beauty of Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei. Thank you for writing this absolutely great review.
CosmynX Jul 11, 2014 9:16 AM
Yeah, I'm probably just too paranoid. :P

Interestingly enough, I probably could have actually gone to Anime Expo this year, since Junior Nationals (badminton) is in LA literally at the same time. But knowing me, I was too lazy to go, while the whole rest of my club went.

I've actually been to AX though, two years ago I believe. I was on a trip to LA anyways during that time, so I just made a quick visit. I only stayed for around three hours on a Monday, so I most certainly didn't get the full experience, but whatever. If I would compare it to Fanime, the inside of the LA convention center looks a lot nicer, and the Dealer's Hall is ENORMOUS. And the selection is much better - Fanime, like it advertises, is "by fans", while AX has some actual legit companies there. On the other hand, the outside environment around Fanime is a lot nicer. There's literally like a huge junkyard around AX, while here we get that nice Market Street place.

Oh yeah, I was planning on watching Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun too, though I only put it on my list since the second recommendation is School Rumble. Interestingly, that was actually my first anime that I watched, not something mainstream like Naruto or SAO. Not so sure about Zankyou no Terror though, maybe I'll pick that up.
CosmynX Jul 10, 2014 9:39 PM
Hey, how's life?

Apparently my home phone number is somehow public, even though I never give it out. I got like 10 calls today. First one was from a guy who accused me of spray-painting his car with my phone number. Then the next guy says my daughter (o.O) kicked his dog. And then this last guy shits around for another 7 calls or so. That was just so fun. Especially since I can't really turn off a home phone like I could with a cell phone. Some people just have too much time on their hands.

In any case, I finally watched the first episode of Aldnoah.Zero. I'm pretty amazed that I actually started watching something that normally doesn't interest me that much so quickly. I have a couple of thoughts regarding it...

For starters, the technical qualities are pretty good, at least from what I can tell. The backgrounds are pretty darn detailed, and leaves little to be desired.

Unfortunately I can't say the same about the plot. To be completely honest, I feel like this show is going to go down another train wreck, something very similar to Code Geass. Although the premise is fairly interesting and aspiring, the "power of the gods" mentioned in the episode is just too god damn powerful. I mean, it freaking destroyed the moon. The introduction felt fairly rushed (I mean, you never even see the princess or her emotions after she leaves for Earth), so I'm doubtful about the rest of the show. In the case of Code Geass, the most logical thing for Lelouch to do would be to simply hop on a plane to Britanica, geass his way to his dad, and overthrow him, done deal. But nooooo, he just has to create a random, unrelated ruckus. For someone as intelligent as he is, you'd think he wouldn't be so inefficient. Analogously, if they really wanted to invade and destroy terrestrial life, they could just fully utilize this "power of the gods" and the show would be done in like two episodes. It's too damn overpowered, and that makes pretty much the rest of the conflict way too trivial and contrived.

Maybe it won't go down that path though. The next couple of episodes will tell.
CosmynX Jul 7, 2014 9:23 AM
Oh. Typical crap, I guess. Though that premise seems an awful lot like Manyuu Hikenchou (which, I'm not going to get into for ... good reasons). Maybe I'll just watch the first couple of episodes just to see how bad it is, like these first couple of episodes for SAO...

Ehh, OreImo. To be completely honest, the first season wasn't actually that bad, because although the show does convey terribly damaging messages, the premise is actually fairly interesting. It's actually pretty amusing to delve into the world of otaku and such like that. Unfortunately, the second season completely destroys everything vaguely amusing about it, and more or less turns it into a generic harem. And I don't think I even need to go into how bad the OVA is. I find it pretty ... odd that everyone in last year's Mission Anime seemed to really like OreImo. Meh.
CosmynX Jul 6, 2014 10:39 PM
Hmm, to put it simply Bakamonotagari isn't quite what I was expecting. Judging from the first episode (which I watched at anime club) and all the pictures, I was expecting something with a little bit more violence than it actually has right now. Thank goodness it isn't though, gore isn't really my thing.

I haven't actually gotten to Nadeko's arc, I think it's the next episode (9). Well, I'll look out for that. xD

Right now though, I honestly don't have many thoughts about Bakemonogatari yet. It isn't quite like anything that I've watched before, so I can't really judge the show too well. I'm liking the animation style though; it fits the mysterious tone of the show pretty well. And the characters are at least fairly amusing to watch.

Oh yeah also, I noticed that you gave Mahouka a 1. Besides that, there seems to be a boatload of negative reviews on this site. So what are your thoughts on that? (Because for some reason, it's on my "watching" list at the moment...)