CoquiEnthusiast's Profile

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Anime Stats
Days: 36.4
Mean Score: 6.06
  • Total Entries342
  • Rewatched12
  • Episodes2,200
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Tamako Love Story
Tamako Love Story
6 hours ago
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Minami no Shima no Dera-chan
Minami no Shima no Dera-chan
10 hours ago
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Tamako Market
Tamako Market
Yesterday, 9:56 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 1.6
Mean Score: 6.85
  • Total Entries46
  • Reread0
  • Chapters288
  • Volumes25
Manga History Last Manga Updates
3-gatsu no Lion
3-gatsu no Lion
Apr 17, 9:16 AM
On-Hold - · Scored -
Fragtime
Fragtime
Apr 13, 10:24 PM
Completed 18/18 · Scored 7
Kase-san Series
Kase-san Series
Apr 13, 5:37 PM
Reading 5/? · Scored -

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evolvingweeb Yesterday, 11:57 PM
Dude, firstly I'm so sorry for taking this damn long to respond :'D i went a good month and a half of being inactive on MAL. But my hype for Sora Yori has yet to die tbh, it's so good and ended perfectly imo, I'm glad you liked it as much as I did! What was your favorite moment in the series, d'you think? also this is unrelated but i love your tags! they're so well-worded and come across like actual mini-reviews :DD (mine'll get better someday i swear)
YeezyBoost350 May 20, 8:22 AM
much love for the amazing compliments. im glad to hear you can relate to my burning passion for the shows i love. again, after checking your list previously thats exactly what i saw in you. ill certainly be periodically checking your list to see what you have to say about new shows you watch.

now about the eva girls; misato is easily my favorite. i really have no way of choosing which of the other two i like more. theyre both incredible characters. tbh reis all over my profile right now cause i thought the pic im using of her was cute ROFL
BatenKaitos May 18, 6:14 PM
Yo. Sup man?
meboosta May 18, 4:25 PM
WHAT IN THE WORLD, HOW DID I MISS YOUR 4/19 REPLY... MAL betrayed me. I always check those notifications religiously (well, at least once every couple days; I was swamped towards the end of April but I guarantee I checked at least a dozen times between then and now, and don't remember ever seeing a notification about a reply from you. Ugh, guess it's my turn to apologize haha)

Hmm, interesting stuff. I like to think I can appreciate high-quality material while still enjoying very basic shows (particularly comedies) -- from the very first episode of Sora yori mo Tooi Basho I could tell I was dealing with something on a different level, but that doesn't stop me from laughing the entire way through the first episode of Comic Girls. I guess I'm just always looking for/focusing on the things a show does well, while still recognizing areas in which it may be lacking.

I'm actually quite impressed with Steins;Gate 0 (after having watched 3 eps so far); I would venture to say that if you didn't watch the original as it aired (I didn't, but heard from a friend), it was almost mind-numbing in its slowness for the first half. Imagine having to go through the the first 11 episodes over nearly three MONTHS... ofc the ride after that is phenomenal, and it's what everyone remembers the most, but I don't know too many people who were hyped during the first half. Definitely a slow burn, albeit leading up to one of the finest adventures in anime history.

I'll definitely take a look at those vids sometime haha, currently playing the job/internship-hunting game (which I'm extremely cynical and jaded towards because I feel like the process is more about talking than your actual skills -- or rather, it's too imbalanced towards the former over the latter. I would say I have decent skills in my field, certainly better than those of the vast majority of my classmates -- and my writing skills are light-years ahead of theirs, although I'd definitely say it's more a matter of most people in my major being utterly incompetent writers than me being a godlike writer or anything like that).

Alright, so NBA talk!
I am actually rooting for the same teams as you hahaha, I've never had the hate-boner for GSW that most people seem to have -- it's also convenient that I happen to despise the Rockets and am 100% rooting for them to lose (both because Harden is a flop artist and because I've personally interacted with many Houston fans in real life, and find them to be some of the worst, most obnoxious sports fans I've ever encountered).
I'm also not a huge fan of the Boston fanbase; while I get that your team having 17 rings is bound to make people cocky, they can still frequently become insufferable when they act as if they deserve a large share of the credit for their team having those chips. HOWEVER, I am a *HUGE FAN* of Brad Stevens, and I think he's proving more and more why he's absolutely the best coach in the NBA right now (Popovich should still be up there but the Spurs were awful so it's hard to tell).

Before the playoffs began I felt I could finally be super excited for the East this year, and the potential challengers to LeBron's dominance -- however, after G2 of the Cavs-Celtics series, I'm beginning to the think the West is more interesting once again (and this time NOT because the Cavs are dominating--the opposite, in fact).

Any thoughts on any of the individual games so far? Any players on any of the teams you really like? (I'm on the Donovan Mitchell hype train for sure)
Valkeiser May 7, 5:03 PM
Estoy completamente de acuerdo contigo. De hecho no es algo malo, es en la diversidad que uno encuentra diferentes encantos, y espero no lo hayas tomado como alguna crítica negativa o algo parecido. Simplemente quería resaltar ciertos títulos que considero tienen mucha afinidad con tus preferencias. En fin, espero que disfrutes Shirobako y las otras cuando decidas verlas, y está de más decir que tus comentarios al respecto son más que bienvenidos.

Sí, después series recientes como Citrus y NTR, no tengo mucha fe en el género yuri. Aunque la verdad es completamente infundado dado que no he leído nada de lo bueno que tiene para ofrecer. Bloom into You es de las pocas que veo con optimismo, y espero que la adaptación le haga justicia y me anime a leer el manga. Sé que no es la mejor manera de hacerlo, pero el anime usualmente me da una probada de lo que viene en su formato original, y eso me basta para decidir si vale la pena darle una oportunidad o no. Soy muy reservado en caunto a mangas no terminados se refiere, en especial si llevan muchos capítulos ya publicados. Pero en fin, a su tiempo te haré saber mi opinión al respecto.

Bueno, Otoyomegatari es un manga que me encantaría recomendarte. En resumidas cuentas, es una colección de historias de jóvenes novias prontas a casarse por ahí del siglo 19 en Asia. Su gran atención a detalles como la arquitectura, las vestimentas y el comportamiento de los personajes le dan un realismo muy refrescante en comparación con lo que comúnmente encuentras en el medio. La forma en que retrata las diferentes costumbres y tradiciones de cada aldea es lo que hace de cada historia algo único y cautivante. Y qué mencionar del arte, que muestra a detalle aspectos mínimos pero muy significativos como los patrones de bordado y su significado. Te dejo abajo un ejemplo de lo que digo. En fin, espero que te haya generado algo d einterés y consideres leerla en algún momento. Las historias y personajes son bastante enternecedoras y muy lindas de leer.

Valkeiser Apr 28, 10:51 AM
Había notado en tus últimas adiciones a favoritos que tienes una inclinación hacia los dramas, especialmente aquellos con temática adolescente. Yo tengo más afinidad con historias ricas en temáticas reflexivas, y soy un gran fanático de la construcción de mundos ficticios. Series como Lain y Princess Tutu podrán no ser tan íntimas y realistas como Sangatsu o Hibike, pero en sus historias tienen mensajes que encuentro más profundos y resonantes. Pero bueno, me estoy desviando del punto que quería hacer... Revisando tu lista hay ciertos títulos que me sorprende no hayas visto aún ni que tengan alguna prioridad en tu lista. Déjame platicarte un poco de ellos:

El primero es Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinj. Una serie transmitida en el 2016 cuya secuela salió el año pasado. La primera temporada es uno de los mejores dramas dirigidos en los últimos años. Cuenta una historia llena de arrepentimiento y melancolía de un famoso orador de rakugo, un arte antigua de contar historias. Los personajes, sus relaciones y sus problemas son manejados con mucha delicadeza, y la forma en la que es narrada haría a uno creer que se trata de la adaptación de alguien que en realidad existió. Su segunda temporada da un giro sorprendente, construyendo una historia "en el presente" sobre el rakugo en vez de utilizarlo como simple ambientación. Tiene un final catártico que te dejará con una sensación de optimismo acompañado de unas lagrimas.

El segundo es Eccentric Family, una serie bastante peculiar. Con un toque menos realista y algunos elementos fantasiosos, este ligero drama te cuenta cómo una familia de tanukis golpeada por una terrible tragedia sigue su vida con gran optimismo. Relaciones dispares, conflictos familiares y una divertida serie de eventos son parte de lo que puedes esperar de ésta serie.

La tercera es una película de mi director de anime favorito. Millennium Actress es un largometraje dirigido por Satoshi Kon, el maestro del surrealismo. Más que una historia, es un viaje a través de la vida de una actriz retirada que mezcla sus recuerdos con la vida de los personajes que ha personificado. Su narrativa empuja al límite la animación como medio audiovisual y logra algo que las películas "live action" no podrían. Si de películas de anime hablamos, es sin duda contendiente para mi Top 1 personal.

Por último te recomiendo Shirobako, la carta de amor de PA a la industria. Menos dramático y con un toque más cómico, la serie da un vistazo a todos los problemas que suceden tras bambalinas para la producción de un anime. Sus personajes ocupan diferentes puestos y cada uno tiene conflictos con los cuales debe lidiar. Recientemente se anunció una película, por lo que es un momento ideal para verla.

Por cierto, me enteré que Bloom Into You tendrá una adaptación este año. no puedo imaginar lo feliz que estarás. Yo aún no he podido leer esa o Prism, pero ando disfrutando mucho un manga llamado Otoyomegatari, del cual te puedo hablar en mi próximo comentario si deseas.
Valkeiser Apr 21, 10:02 AM
Hey Coqui!

Sorry about the late reply, I've been inactive in MAL recently but I'm back now. First of all, don't worry about the use of spoilers or the length of your replies. You can format them however you feel more comfortable with. You know I don't mind having or reading long replies, so don't lose your sleep over it.

If you don't feel like investing time in Monogatari that's ok. I went in with a predisposition to dislike it, but I'm having quite some fun watching it. The characters have great interactions and the use of supernatural events to explore and develop the characters is refreshing and engaging. I like how it teases the audience pretending to have more depth than it actually has; overthinking it is part of what makes the show good because it makes you feel you're watching more than just another harem. But if none of this is appealing to you then don't waste more time on it.

Very happy to see you loved Houseki, definitely a show is not given enough merit for what it achieved. I don't see any reason to repeat what you mentioned since I agree with your points completely. It has amazing art that blends the 2D and 3D world smoothly, the animation is fluid and would say even better than many shows that use the typical methods. It has an identity, it doesn't feel generic or just another seasonal. My only complain, if it can be called one, is that it was a mere introduction to the story. It presents the characters and the world, start building the mystery and intrigue, but doesn't resolve anything. But coming from a still publishing manga, asking for a conclusion would be too much. I like how it ended with Phos' introspective monologue, felt like the end of the journey for the and the beginning of a new one.

And I noticed you finished Snagatsu S2, even gave it a preferred spot in your favorites. Would love to hear what you think of it. I wrote my thoughts to a friend of mine here in Spanish. if you don't mind the language, I'll leave them here as spoilers. if you can't understand all of it, I'll try to translate it on my next reply.

meboosta Apr 17, 11:16 PM
LOLLLLLLLLLLLL your fears are unfounded, I'm still here as always, you've no need to worry about me being mad that you haven't responded, even if it's been a few months xD
(although I'm significantly behind on all things anime this semester due to the most brutal workload I've had to deal with in my entire life, at least in terms of planning and scheduling everything on my own)

That being said, I did manage to watch/finish a number of shows since last we talked (June, was it? Time sure flies hahah):

Himouto! Umaru-chan
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans S2
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
Sword Art Online
Seitokai Yakuindomo
Kemono Friends
Made in Abyss
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara [S3]
Himouto! Umaru-chan R [S2]
Sword Art Online II
Violet Evergarden

Also managed to knock out a few OVAs, specials, and movies:

Hibike! Euphonium 2 Specials
Fate/Grand Order: First Order
Shokugeki no Souma S1 & S2 OVAs
Kemono Friends ONAs
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower

Aaaaaand the shows I'm currently watching/not done with (some of them more slowly than others, some straight up on personal hiatus):

Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka?? [S2] (hiatus since August 2016 lul)
Eyeshield 21 (hiatus since (hiatus since November 2017)
Love Live! Sunshine!! (hiatus since February 2018)
Ergo Proxy (watching w/ friends so it's inconsistent)
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara - Toutsuki Ressha-hen [S3 pt II]
Steins;Gate 0

That's pretty much me since last we talked haha, anything new with you (anime or otherwise)? :)
MozillaFennekin Apr 12, 11:58 AM
What's so great about Sora Yori is that all four girls are so wonderful that there's really no wrong answer to who's best girl. Everyone wins this argument.
Valkeiser Apr 3, 3:18 PM
Don't worry about it. I was both worried something might have happened to you or you just decided to ignore me lol. Happy to hear neither of those wasn't the case here. Anyway, just feel free to reply whenever you want and if you want of course =)

Monogatari follows the same formula throughout its seasons, but I beg to differ that the franchise doesn't have more to offer. Second Season proved to be innovative even considering its previous seasons. Some times the changes are subtle, others very abrupt, but all add some uniqueness to each arc/season that make it worth watching. But overall is very consistent in keeping the quality. And even my least favorite arcs blend so well that contributed to me liking the others more. I would suggest you to give Second Season a try if you feel like it, I doubt you'll regret it.

Yeah, it was very surprising to see how much you loved the SoraYori. I enjoyed but nowhere near the level you did. I do agree it was a very well crafted show with many strong elements such as the art and animation though. But in my case are the lively personality of the girls that sold it for me. It was precisely their over the top characterization and their exaggerated drama what made them true teenagers. The journey part per se was a bit weak with amny conveniences but worked as a nice setting to develop them so I didn't mind much. if you have some time I recommend you to read this review a friend did. It is very well written and a pleasant read.

Oh, umping into the world of the waifu gems? Aside from its beautiful CGI animation and lovable characters, Houseki can offer you a mysterious world which you'll discover through the eyes of our protagonist. Phos itself starts very immature and just as ignorant as us, but will slowly develop through a series of wonderful and unfortunate events. Hope you like it. Definitely my favorite non-sequel show of last year.
Urkindawild Apr 3, 12:23 AM
I'm so glad you loved it as much as I did. The writers do such an excellent job of building emotional intimacy amongst the cast without wasting any time. In my opinion, the theme of friendship in the show is executed better than just about any other anime I've ever seen (I'd put it up there with Hunter x Hunter, and that show allows almost 150 episodes for its characters to bond!). The dialogue is fantastic, on one hand the light-hearted banter is fun and engaging and simultaneously the conversations that take place in the dramatic moments are thought-provoking and meaningful. As a whole, the show oozes warmth and is deeply inspiring. Its lease on life is something very special, and I'm proud to call it my favorite anime of all time.

Fun fact: I actually laughed out loud when I saw the trailer for the show. "Cute girls take on Antarctica?? Ridiculous!" I thought to myself. Oh, but it was so much more...

Are you as hyped for Steins;Gate Zero as much as I am? I personally prefer the Zero ending of the anime more than the traditional ending, so I absolutely cannot wait to see it.
Maffy Mar 31, 10:54 PM
What a compliment! A girl can only hope!
RnDHiki Mar 31, 10:49 PM
eyyy... where can i watch alternative...

PM me the link
Valkeiser Mar 31, 9:30 PM
Coqui, Nice to see you're alive and kicking!! Don't disappear all of a sudden, you left me hanging with no reply lol.

Yes, it was about time I tackled some more Shaft-Shinbou. I'm simulwatching with a friend the Monogatari franchise and we already up to the Second Half. And Now it's time for the acclaimed Sangatsu. So far is good and I'm looking forward to that second season as well.

By the way, noticed that big 10 on Sora Yori, beautiful show. What a better way to portray youth than the uncertainty of a journey to an unknown place with many emotional and memorable experiences along the way?... Also, is great that After the Rain revived your hopes on the genre although I must say I don't considere it a pure romance. Later in the second half it transitions into a more subtle study of Akari and the manager. It explores some uplifting themes and wraps them all in a beautiful finale, which I confess made me tear a bit. =)
eazy36 Mar 22, 6:24 PM
Pretty ascended taste, you got over there.