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Oct 13, 11:52 PM
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Boku no Hero Academia
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Katagari Feb 27, 2014 7:35 AM
Hey,

A while ago in the "suggest an anime" thread you recommended: The Tatami Galaxy, Kino's Journey, and Gankutsuo. I watched Tatami Galaxy and Gankutsuo a while back, both were very entertaining.
Gankutsuo especially as I had watched the movie first and loved it, so was in for a shock when I watched the anime series which was adapted way differently than I expected.
But Kino's Journey which I am in the middle of watching now is amazing!

Anyhow, thanks for the recs =D
stunt_crazy Jul 18, 2013 11:48 AM



Angelic_Fortune Dec 24, 2012 6:13 PM
I enjoyed reading through your list! I like when people give quotes in their tags on the show
phnsr Dec 22, 2012 9:29 PM
Hello. I'm glad you took the time to reply.

Though you didn't say 'genre', one couldn't really leave it at merely 'psychological'. It's an adjective, a modifier, not a genre. And the genre here is comedy. This is regardless of its overtly
comedic moments - the tone of the entire show is light and comedic. There are situations that are really potentially crushingly depressive, but none of that is played seriously, it's always the
somewhat neurotic protagonist blabbing away ever faster. If it means anything to you, all other anime databases agree with me on this point. I don't object to your points about the translation of the first person perspective into animation, but I do hope you're not claiming that merely employing FPP makes a show psychological? The protagonist's state of mind isn't examined, it's delivered to us by himself, and he is somewhat of an unreliable narrator, insofar as his true feelings are concerned. Hence the neurosis that acts as a self-defense mechanism. You said it's about him coming to grips with the world and his flawed views on it, but I think it's about him coming to terms with himself and his choices. The world remains flawed, it is unchanged, but through acceptance of his "destiny" [choices that led to one of the potential realities], he can finally became at peace with himself. Or would you say it's the same difference?

In any case, I really did like it, so your recommendation was spot on :) This is one of the few shows [anime or not] I'm looking forward to rewatching.
Mika_Inamori Dec 21, 2012 1:27 PM
"Broswagonist from Persona 4. He's friends with EVERYONE."
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=494325&show=0
Hey who do you mean by this? The main character?
phnsr Dec 14, 2012 2:07 AM
Hello!

Just wanted to say I finished Yojouhan yesterday. And it's within the time frame I set for myself. Yay.

I have to say, it wasn't what I expected it to be. Though I didn't have a very clear idea of what it will be, it was an idea influenced mainly by comparisons to NHK ni Youkoso!, which are wholly off the mark.

Another thing (but related) are the genres under which it is categorized here: mystery, romance, psychological. Of these, only romance really applies. There's no mystery to be found and the only thing deserving the tag "psychological" is the penultimate episode, where the comedy gets toned down a little. Its genre is conspicuously missing from that list, and I just have to wonder how could anyone miss the fact this is a comedy?

I'm a little conflicted about it. I enjoyed it, but I find it hard to pin down what exactly it is that I've enjoyed. I liked the art style, but that wouldn't keep me watching on its own. I didn't particularly like any of the characters, I dislike the sort of comedy it deals in, and the story is pedestrian. It's not emotionally powerful, there's nothing deep (fortunately, nothing "deep" either) about it, and the repetition barely escapes becoming tiresome. So why do I like it this much? I have no explanation but "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". A preliminary 8/10. I'm off to ponder it more.
KingofConquerors Nov 25, 2012 5:35 PM
ahh, i forgot there was that 'stream' option...alright, thnx anyway for the thorough reviews, bro!
KingofConquerors Nov 18, 2012 8:57 AM
i see....i kinda watched bits of Kinno on Animax and i kinda felt the animation (which seemed kinda childish) didn't blend well with the dark tone it boasted (i only watched like few minutes of it though)..but i'm gonna try to get used to it...

i tried to download Yojouha Shinwa Taikei but all the links were dead...and i'm not one to fancy downloading series on torrents (i download movies that way, but given my pesky internet connection, it will take too much time to download a series...)

i will really thnx u if u lend a hand about this situation...

On another note, if there's any series u want to know about, feel free to ask (as long it's on my list, i won't hesitate to help concerning anything)
KingofConquerors Nov 16, 2012 10:16 AM
Hey, i just saw ur list and it was fuckin' awesome ( u've got quite a considerable taste)...not to beat around the bush any longer, i actually meant to make this comment to ask about two of ur favourites that have fallen under my fascination as of late...Kinno no Tabi and Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei ( i more or less know what they're about, but i guess a little more intimate spoiler-free look into them might help me decide whether to watch them or not...), thnx for the attention anyway!! (Feel free to ask anything in return from me, i will gladly help)
phnsr Nov 11, 2012 8:00 AM
Don't worry about it. I should have noted that people should skip me, but it was hard to believe it isn't obvious they should.

I know, I know, it's one of the two Highest priority shows on my list, but I'm trying to space out the stuff I hope will be amazing. I just checked, it's been nearly a year since you first told me to watch it. So, I'll tell you what I thought of it by 12/20/12 :)
Kurano Oct 28, 2012 1:48 PM
Ty for the comments in the thread. Totally forgot about my Hayate tag, must've skipped over it when I was editing the first time.

And as for SAO..... Do you want the short answer, or the long answer? Because the short answer is a simple "The anime fucked up a lot", and the long one is more in-depth. No spoils, ofc.

I still say Tari Tari is the best of Summer 2012, which does mean the season was pretty damn crappy. It's like all the bad shows were dumped into the Summer 2012 season and the ones with potential were dumped into the Fall season....
Anyways, Kokoro Connect was only good in the first arc, but the rest kept me entertained.

I was actually going to watch Nodame Cantabile after Phantom, dem feelz from Tari Tari hasn't escaped me yet.
KingofConquerors Oct 14, 2012 4:16 PM
Responding to ur question on the
"Comment on the 10's of the person above you (DO comment with more than one sentence?)" thread about Kara no Kyoukai, well, u're actually watching it in the wrong order...chronologically the first movie didn't really mark the start of the story since the order of the movies story-wise is 2, 4, 3, 1, 5, 6, 7....a lot of things would be missing if u watch the movies in numerical order such as the development of the relationship between Shiki and kokutou highlighted in movie 2 and 4, etc...and the fifth movie was awesome bro..it was filled with some effective and shocking twists and the storyline was also fantastic...and the final movie also had one of the most satisfying endings i've ever watched....

btw, u really should watch Space Brothers, pronto! definitely one of the best series of the year, the kind of a gem deprived of any anime cliches such as excessive fan service or over-the top violence...and Mutta is probably one of the most relatable characters around...
Zylixae Sep 24, 2012 6:11 PM
Since you asked atleast one question while commenting, I'll respond. :)

SZS was pretty funny and I caught a lot of references at first but then I felt like the parody got worse, lacked wits and somehow I stopped caring. Parody just doesn't seem to be my cup of tea so far and that's why I probably will never watch Gintama if all it consists of are 200 episodes of parody. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita seems to be an exception so far because I found that actually smart and sadly it's not even tagged as parody.
As far as Tatami is concerned I'll say the same as I would about Bakemonogatari. Let's agree to completely disagree. I've got someone else telling me to watch it as well but the only thing I liked from the first episode was the ending. The art and especially that one guy is horrible ugly, the dialogue was nowhere near good enough to justify me trying to read that fast and I've seen nothing interesting story wise so far. I'll watch some harem or romcom if I wanna see a dude trying to get laid.

I planned to watch Boogiepop Phantom rather soon actually. I keep postponing Gankutsuo somehow although I'm really curious but I always get distracted I guess.

Back to Trigun now. :)
Kurano Sep 11, 2012 9:37 PM
I guess if you're hate symbolism, you're sure to hate Penguindrum, since it's basically based on symbolism. I hope you haven't watched Utena, since apparently that's symbolism heavy too.
Yeah, from how I interpret it some of it's pretty bad. Like the "child broiler" is actually heaven/hell from how you interpret it. I actual;ly don't think the penguins got in the way at all, in the serious scenes they stayed quiet (I think) Though yeah, they were distracting as hell.
I do like the OST, but I personally don't like it as much as other OSTs. It was pretty annoying in the earlier episodes, with that long transformation sequence in every single freaking episode. At least Rock Over Japan was good, as you said.

What was your team? I personally started with a Snivy, something that is underused sadly.
Kurano Sep 11, 2012 8:56 PM
Freshmen year is kinda a pain with the amount of HW it gives out. Plus daily life...

IDK about Mawaru Penguindrum. I just love it, kinda hard to explain why (and, no, it's not because of the "hidden illuminati symbols that worship Satan"..... I think. Someone actually told that to me once. MAWARU PENGUINDRUM HAS SATAN IN IT, WONT WATCH). The penguins were great comedy relief (I absolutely adored them), the plot was fairly simplistic but still entertaining, of course the symbolism everywhere (I love interpreting things, making theories, etc.), the fact that it got me hooked on the first episode, chills down my spine every episode, the artstyle..... Just everything was perfect for me.I think the thing that hooked me most was the symbolism though. I like to think that I'm a philosopher at heart.
But I admit, I can see the flaws in it, primarily that without the symbolism it's probably very average, some things could be annoying to the majority (Ringo, "Rock Over Japan" multiple times during an episode), some boring episodes, somethings could've been done better, too much symbolism, etc. etc. I overlook the flaws though, as me enjoying it is all that matters.
Many times people ask me why I love it so much, and I'm always not sure what to answer. It's just hard to put my feelings in words. Sorry if this didn't help you at all, as it seems like a load of bull tbh. Regardless, this is how I feel about it, and it hasn't changed ever since.

Oh, and btw, SOL stands for Slice Of Life, which I think you know what that genre is. If not, think "cute girls doing cute things".

And I couldn't help but notice you have a Darmanitan as your forum avatar. Do you play Pokemon by any chance?