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Anime Stats
Days: 129.1
Mean Score: 6.21
  • Total Entries1,078
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes8,413
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou
Oct 24, 3:12 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
New Game!: Watashi, Shain Ryokou tte Hajimete nano de...
New Game!: Watashi, Shain Ryokou tte Hajimete nano de...
Oct 24, 3:09 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Oct 24, 3:07 PM
Watching 4/? · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 11.3
Mean Score: 6.92
  • Total Entries112
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,029
  • Volumes104
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Amaama to Inazuma
Amaama to Inazuma
Oct 24, 3:14 PM
Reading 10/? · Scored -
Hidamari Sketch
Hidamari Sketch
Sep 25, 5:04 PM
Reading 128/? · Scored 8
Sakura Trick
Sakura Trick
Sep 17, 6:10 PM
Reading 27/? · Scored 6


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JanusPrime 8 hours ago
Pretty cool. Any word on next season? It gets good.

Are they going to do Heaven's Feel. I heard they were, but I think your connections are better than mine.
JanusPrime Yesterday, 3:49 AM
That sounds like a good one
JanusPrime Yesterday, 3:48 AM
What were you going to recommend?
dmrch Oct 22, 11:52 PM
I have contracted an infamous Japanese disease this week - 風邪 (かぜ). This disease will be developed when you are exposed to the rain. And the body temperature will rise high, over 37C (98.6F).

* (I guess it is necessary to explain about that, probably). Average body temperature of the Japanese people is low, or very low, if comparing with it of the other Asian people and the white people. The average is about 36.1C (97F), and it of a half of them are lower than 36C (96.8F). For instance, my body temperature is about 35.6C (96.1F) everyday, so 37C (98.6F) is a fever for me. Because of that low body temperature, Japanese people's immune strength is unfortunately not good.

I have not seen that the West people mention that fact in English sites, so I would like to tell a similar matter below. That is "obesity". Sometimes the low rate of obesity in Japan is referred in English sites. Indeed, the rate in Japan looks very low if comparing the other OECD countries.
Some people say it is because Japanese foods are healthy, and other people say it is because the Japanese people walk a lot everyday. However, all of them miss the more important fact - most of the Japanese people can't get fat with keeping healthy condition. The digestive enzymes that the Japanese people have don't work well, when comparing with the other Asian people and the white people. This is a genetic problem. And the rate of mortality by obesity in Japan is much higher, about 70 times or 80 times than it among white people when comparing a same BMI. WHO and the US has defined that obesity is over BMI 30, but that is a meaningless score for the Japanese people, so obesity is defined as over BMI 25 in Japan. And obesity is a heavy problem in Japan as well. Of course, over-diet will be a very bad thing for the Japanese people as same as for white people.

...Good night.
dmrch Oct 15, 10:15 PM
> I'm glad I did, as actually the movie is fairly well put together. It IS a recap, but in this case I believe watching it would be worth it,

I watched the Hibike! movie yesterday. Yeah, that was a good recap to review the first season for watching the second season.

Hibike! 2 ep. 2 - After the 13 episodes and 1 movie, we finally got a swimsuits episode... with their serious conversations. Setting aside the main story, I didn't think Kousaka would hold dead fish's eyes (*), so I literally laughed out loud during that scene. haha.

(*) That is literal translation from "しんだ さかなの め". I'm not sure there is a similar expression in English.

By the way, what anime do you try and watch in this season? Now I am watching and expecting:

1. Drifters - (I guess this is not a show for you). I like the original manga, and the anime adaptation is perfect so far. This is a show of "Being transferred to another world and saving it from dark lord invasion". However, the uniqueness of the story is that the main characters are samurais in the Sengoku period (of Japan). They don't have modern common values that almost viewers have. Furthermore, they are described as "actual raw samurais", and they are not any heroes in the Western modern views. The main characters don't so much care about the dark lord invasion to the nation of another world. They simply want to defeat enemies and get their heads, and conquer the nation there (yes, they start to conquer the human nation before fighting against the dark lord's army, in order to get military power), as samurais in the Sengoku period were doing.

2. Teekyuu 8 - (I guess this is not a show for you). Yes, I have heavy addiction to this "Insane Girls Doing Insane Things". I can't get out from their ultra fast talking.

3. Hibike! Euphonium 2 - Of course, I watch.

4. 3-gatsu no Lion - This show has similar mood to Hachimitsu to Clover, because the artist of the original manga is a same person. I am surprised that Studio Shaft's avant garde style is fitting the lyrical (a bit melancholic) atmosphere of the story. Also I'm glad that the show is broadcasted on NHK (Japanese national TV station), because they will never permit meaningless fan service scenes.
mora404 Oct 15, 5:18 PM
I tried it...i watched two episodes and I don't think it's for me.
dmrch Oct 14, 5:29 PM
> in your case I actually strongly recommend watching the Hibike! movie.

Thank you very much! I didn't know there is a Hibike! movie. It seems that the film would be a medicine by chance for Japanese many patients who are suffering the HaruChika syndrome. haha

> Oh, I should also add, while I also thought HaruChika was fine, I think Hibike! is a much more complex, and interesting, story.

(Sorry, now I recall that I have not replied to your comment about HaruChika). Yes, I agree Hibike! is much more interesting than HaruChika. But I think HaruChika is much complex than Hibike!. (Or should I say that is "complicated" in English nuance?)

Regarding the story structure, I think Hibike! is very simple. (Or should I say that is "consistent"?) I mean, Hibike's main theme, "young straight passion to the brass band club" is very clear. All of the story, their friendship, romance, conflict, frustration, efforts and precious brilliant moments are told on the main theme, so everything in the story is in clear focus. Setting aside the plot, I think the story writing way of Hibike! is really excellent. (And great stories in any genre are always written in that way).

On the other hand, I guess HaruChika was very bad in that regard. The show had three themes:
- Through the weird mystery, the main character solving other character's regret or something unsolved of the past.
- Love rivalry.
- The brass band club activity.
I don't think each of the three was bad. Actually, to me, there were some good moments in the show. But, really big BUT, I strongly think that the three themes were not combined well in the story. (To be honest, I think it was impossible to combine them into one solid story with 12 episodes). In other words, the story seemed to lack the centric theme. Therefore, all things progressing on the three themes became in the out-of-focus in the whole story. It caused that the viewers had to go back and forth among the blured things. In conclusion, I have to say HaruChika was a bad example of story writing way.
JanusPrime Oct 14, 3:59 AM
JanusPrime Oct 14, 3:58 AM
I always knew the folks who came up with the "DnD" blamathon were nuts.
JanusPrime Oct 14, 3:43 AM
So is it worth watching?
JanusPrime Oct 13, 9:15 AM
I do believe the compare will be difficult to understand
JanusPrime Oct 13, 6:50 AM
So Aoi = Blue and Hana = Flowers

What is the order of words in Japanese?
JanusPrime Oct 13, 6:41 AM
It looks interesting.
mora404 Oct 12, 7:41 PM
Hmm that was an odd video...I think it might have ruined the bob hairstyle for me. Good song though.:)
dmrch Oct 12, 8:23 AM
> I think if I had added one extra short sentence to explain what I meant I would have saved you a lot of typing :)

Don't worry :) I assumed you mentioned about the title, and I wanted to write about what impression the title gives to Japanese speakers.

> After I watched the first episode I noticed the Japanese title, and I could read 「うどんの国の」but not the rest.
(To tell the truth, I did firstly read the title as "こんじきけまり"). The title design includes furigana telling how to read "金色毛鞠", because that is a new word which was combined with 金色 and 毛鞠. And 毛鞠 is completely a coined word. The same title design was shown at the first shot of the OP. In other words, it was good enough that you could read 「うどんの国の」 :)


Hibike! Euphonium 2 - I didn't dislike HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun suru (, although I didn't think that was a good show. However, now I strongly regret having watched that. It is because a large part of my memory of Hibike! Euphonium the first season has been overwritten by my memory of HaruChika. What I can recall about Hibike! Euphonium is that a protagonist girl and a feminine boy were rivals of their love to the teacher of a brass band club, and they solved weird mysteries in high school... NOOOOO! I don't know why, but many Japanese fans are suffering that strange syndrome as well. (I don't read the MAL forum, so I'm not sure whether fans in other countries are suffering the same syndrome or not). How scary and terrible HacuChika is!