MY THOUGHTS MIRROR MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.
''of my life'' doesnt mean they are my favorites. It means they were the most impactful ones.
The bands of my life are/were Tesseract, Rage Against the Machine, Five Finger Death Punch, early Linkin Park, some musics from Escape The Fate, Blue Stahli, Rise to Fall, Avenged Sevenfold, Coldplay, Owl City, early Skrillex, Dead by April, Muse, sleepmakeswaves.
I admire progressive metal, classical symphonies and alternative rock. And principally, I admire groups that make their own music, not following any regards to genre.
The games of my life are/were GTA San Andreas, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim.
Honorable Mentions: Combat Arms, Age of Mythology, Grand Chase
I love Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, God of War, Castlevania, Halo, Gears of War.
My favorite gaming industries are Square Enix, EA Games, Bethesda Softworks and Blizzard Entertainment.
My favorite books are Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Seven Challenges to be King and A Song of Ice And Fire.
My favorite directors are: Peter Jackson for The Lord of The Rings trilogy and King Kong. Guillermo del Toro for Pan's Labyrinth and the two Hellboy movies. Steven Spielberg for no picture in specific but overall superb direction and a sweet touch to his works. Zack Snyder(yes, Zac Snyder) for 300 and Watchmen.
Others I admire: Hayao Miyazaki, Steven Soderbergh, Gore Verbinski, Sam Raimi, Wachowski Sisters, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch. Overrated ones(not in their directing but in their ability to create stories): Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock.
Do you happen to know the name of a live-action asian movie where a beggar suddenly acquires the possession of a staff that can tranform itself into anything?
There is a battle scene in the beginning, where the warriors and creatures use spears and magic arrows. There is a scene in the middle where the beggar is hungry and the staff transforms into a chicken for its user to eat, but he doesnt.
And in the very end of the movie, the staff somehow falls in the hand of the main girl, and she makes it transform into a golden mecha with various gigantic miniguns for her to destroy the final monster. Pretty dope picture.
I have been wanting to rewatch this movie for years, but I dont remember its name :(
My thoughts in every studio;
*MAPPA follows the concept of ''Let's do things because they are not mainstream'' instead of ''Let's search the cool things that are not mainsteam and then do them'', or, what would be the idealistic, but still preferable way to do things: ''Let's search and make the cool things that aren't mainstream... in a careful and appealling manner.''
*Sunrise] is moved by capitalism and tradicionalism but doesn't let that characteristic overflow the bigger picture. When the opportunity blattanly appears they always grab it. Has the biggest raw power and capability out of all studios(along with Production I.G), what happens commonly is that they're always focusing on known grounds whilst so opportunity doesnt appear.
*Wit Studio and *Kinema Citrus are the insurgent talented beings that perceived the increasing number of mediocrity works growing and decided to rise against. Instant respect.
*Trigger hasn't much to discuss about. Their only characteristic is that they're stylized - and that's not a bad thing since such feature presents itself to be very unique, but they dont use it much.
*Bones is most solid studio. They have a problem in finding source material to adapt. But they always maintain the quality.
*Madhouse is a complete mess. They are not the best studio, and neither are among the best.
*ufotable has plastic visuals.
*Brain's Base. Wish they could make long-running series. Preferably a comedy shounen.
*A-1 Pictures produces so much quantity, that they eventually find quality. Eventually. In between, they produce most of the seasonal trainwrecks.
*Kyoto Animation should frequently produce 'Amagi's Brilliant Park' clones, since they're not going to work with serious themes anyway at least make usage of what you're good with. Making sightly character designs, that is.
*J.C.Staff are the kings of light-hearted genres; Romance, Slice-of-Life and Shoujo.
*Shaft. Their work on Nisekoi was fittable... And that's it.
*Studio Ghibli = Miyazaki.
*Lerche. Good visuals.
*feel. Hardly even remember its existence.
*Studio Deen. I don't care about it.
*Studio Pierrot = *Toei Entertainment = Long Running Shounens.
*Gainax is Trigger's prototype.
*TMS Entertainment is the perfect studio to create childish cartoons. This is a compliment.
*Production I.G. is my second favorite studio even if I dont remember liking anything made directly by them lul.
*Gonzo is just a prank.
*Xebec. Underrated and modest. Its a capable company who stay in the shadows.
*Satelight. Small mess.
*SANZIGEN. Makes the right usage of CG. Nice camera shots and always try to suck all the heroism in each scene. My admiration.
*Artland. Not a bad studio. But if you think highly of it one then you have the mentality of a 60 years old.
*White Fox is not good in my books.
*Silver Link makes me want to kill myself.
*Diomedea is that type of thing you see it coming in your direction, and they turn around.
My best studios? Not in order, they are:
-Production IG (and its siblings)
And thats it. No other studio has made quality works with the same frequency as those. I could say one more but I cant decide which one.
My thoughts about the confusing definition of what is Genre and what is an Archetype: Genre is what you predominantly feel over the course of the watching. Archetypes are the set of elements that a story can follow and focus. It's weird but nobody likes to think in their artistic works as archetypes despite they naturally being. And the only genre that actually has a correct name - and still has a shallow meaning - is Drama.
Adventure, Shounen, Comedy, Mecha, Fantasy, Psychological, Action, Super Power; those are all archetypes.
Sadness, Tension, Joy; those would be good names for Genres.
My rates(working on it): Okay. It should be obvious that a person should use all of the scores available when rating their anime, or use it in the fairest, congruent, logical way possible. When creating this account it was odd to witness people creating a section in their 'About Me' to explain their quirky way of judging instead of making usage of the already existant and perfectly useful system. As I am a human being, therefore a creature that seeks social parity, when I saw my brothers and sisters create these meaninglessly long explanations as to why they rate they way they do, I did a long one as well. Just to notice it was useless as originally thought, and delete it later.
But at the moment I am writing this paragraph, years later, after lurking the forums a while I have found out something quite... odd(again).
There is another way to rate things with this system besides the standard method. You cut it in the half, and only use the half with the bigger rates (6 to 10)
My perceptions over MAL users based on their joining years: 2007 or before:Ethereal, elderly, supreme entities. Creatures who were whole even before the world was. 2008-2009:Legends. In every sense of the word. MAL's equivalent of Hercules. 2010-2011:Matureness. Generally because they are people who already reached adulthood. 2012-2013:Narcissism. These years seem to have produced the majority of different and original users here. 2014-2015:Fun. Bold and lively, they know they came here just to play, so they play. 2016-2017:Cluelessness. They came here for no reason. Stayed for no reason. They also have no idea of what they're doing.
What I think about ''Elitism'' and Casualism(working on it): It's a funny concept. Hardly you ever see someone labeling themselves as elitists, but it's easy to go find around someone who could be labeled as an elitist, not because they are, but because people go around doing that. And if elitism existed, everybody would be a mixed version of one. But it doesn't. It doesn't.
Casualism, on the other hand, is a concept that could and does exist with two faces; the first, the individual is just a person who watchs few anime, who has few anime watched, who barely watchs anime and/or didn't reached a considerable amount of anime watched. The second, the person doesn't see any appeal in products-with-substance or overly-artistic titles and stays out of both resolutions without ever choosing a side with frequency. He could choose both, he could choose one. But he never does that, and that frequency of never doing that is what defines him as a casual. The answer is frequency. If you match both definitions, you are a casual, you really are. But that's nothing wrong with that. In the end you are living life to be happy, and if watching whatever you want to watch makes you happy, then there's nothing wrong in that. Maybe you don't like being called that, but you are one, but then, again, there's nothing wrong with being one. If elitism existed:
Clear, casual anime:
Products with substance:
Babes & Bros(working on it): The only character that could be defined as a favorite of mine would be Lelouch Lamperouge, because he is the only one that reached a parameter of devotion that I could define as ''love'', but at the same time I have a lot of characters that in a way or another got my interest enough to captivate me but can't be categorized as favorites, so I can't put them there.
The following spoiler is a gallery of images of people I don't want to give more importancy than they deserve to, but I don't want to forget about them due to a lack of features in this site. They are not in order of favoritism. To clarify even further, this is not a list of liked characters - as such list would be too big and needless - but a list of people who left a personal impact over me.
How they got here is irrelevant, but if I had to analyze, I would say most of the guys are here because I see myself in them, and most of the girls are here because they have a caressing personality.
My thoughts in each country(working on it):
Germany - Theorically the best country in the world
Finland - The exact place you could go to hunt blondes.
Ireland - Wacky, fun people.
United States - So recursive it feels like heaven. Wanted to live there when I was a child but now I just don't care.
Shokugeki no Souma(all installments) - 7.79 => not even in the high 8’s
Shingeki no Kyojin - 8.92
Mardock Scramble(all installments) – 8.35
Mushishi(all installments)- 8.60
Kaichow wa Maid-Sama – 8.69
Highschool of the Dead - 8.41
LOTGH – 8.95
Fullmetal Alchemist – 8.43
FMAB - 9.27
3-gatsu no Lion - 8.30
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – 7.83
Fate/UBW(both installments) - 8.05
Fate/Zero(both installments) - 8.45
Code Geass: HNL(both installments) – 9.37
Steins;Gate – 8.20
Gin no Saji(both installments) - 8.34
Gundam(all installments) - 7.85 => very inconsistent as a whole
Clannad: AS - 7.91
Trigun – 7.72
Guilty Crown – 7.60
Death Note – 8.60
Mirai Nikki – 8.10
Akame ga Kill – 7.63
Aria(all installments) – 8.10
Soul Eater – 8.23
Youjo Senki – 8.05
Arpeggio Ars Nova – 8.17
Monogatari Series – 7.80
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex(both installments) – 8.50
Nichijou – 8.30
Danshi Koukosei no Nichijou – 8.28
D-Frag – 8.42 => would be the comedy with the biggest(and most deserving) rate
Gintama(all installments) – 8.14
Ghibli movies(in general) – 8.00
One Piece – 8.60
Little Witch Academia – 7.89
Jojo (all installments) – 8.02
Natsume Yuujinchou(all installments) – 7.97
Summer Wars – 8.45
My Image Colletanea (im gonna put here images that I find interesting and contextful)