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Anime Stats
Days: 128.4
Mean Score: 6.22
  • Total Entries1,061
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes8,375
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Katanagatari
Katanagatari
Sep 28, 3:26 PM
Watching 9/12 · Scored 6
Non Non Biyori Repeat OVA
Non Non Biyori Repeat OVA
Sep 26, 3:14 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Fukigen na Mononokean
Fukigen na Mononokean
Sep 25, 4:51 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 11.3
Mean Score: 6.92
  • Total Entries112
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,024
  • Volumes104
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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
Liselotte to Majo no Mori
Liselotte to Majo no Mori
Sep 11, 8:58 AM
Reading 5/31 · Scored -

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dmrch Sep 28, 9:06 PM
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya - That was Fate. haha. A protagonist of Fate series always struggles through a trolley problem. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem).

> I'm still digesting episode 11, some parts I liked, but something felt wrong about Shirou, so I don't think the episode can really stand on its own.

I said before that Prisma Illya drei would be serious, and the serious part will be delivered by the movie that will reveal why Shirou of Miyu's world is that. (I think Prisma Illya drei is really based on the Heaven's Feel story, especially about Shirou's motivation, although Prisma Illya plot is completely separated from Heaven's Feel).

https://myanimelist.net/anime/34100/Fate_kaleid_liner_Prisma☆Illya_Movie/pics
The broken dual swords gives a hint of what happened to Shirou's ideals...

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For your information: As for Heaven's Feel, it seems that the movie will be released in 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnkDLYf8mro

Probably I said before, that is "a bit" depressing story. The two OPs of the visual novel indicate it.

Unlimited Blade Works OP: both animation and music are basically active.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNPesnjM2Sg
(By the way, this OP is a really big spoiler I think, in the regard of who Archer is).
Heaven's Feel OP: both are dark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtmdnB95Uxc

Well, at the start of the second episode (episode #1) of the UBW anime, Sakura awaked Shirou, do you remember? That was the point where the three routes (Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel) of F/SN branch off from each other. In short, the common part of the three routes is less than 5% of the whole stories, and each story progression and each main theme are different from each other. (For example, in HF route, Shirou cooperates with Rider and Kotomine in the Holy Grail War, not with Saber. And he reaches the heavy decision about his ideals).

In other words, 2017 will be a year for the Sakura festival of both Fate/stay night and Fate/kaleid liner! She is the best woman, Sakura! the best heroine of all Fate series, Sakura! One of the good things of Heaven's Feel route is, you will be able to understand that the result of the UBW route is an absolutely bad ending for Shinji if you know Heaven's Feel.

(By the way, did you notice that the woman who appeared in the Lancelot costume in the Prisma Illya ep 11 was Sakura?)
mora404 Sep 27, 5:49 PM
Hah not sure why I continued to watch Hatsukoi Monster but I found it oddly entertaining and just plain weird. The last few episodes improved the show for me.

I had been debating on watching Orange but that looks like a tear jerker.

I really enjoyed Fukigen na Mononokean.
JanusPrime Sep 27, 4:24 AM
Wow...
mora404 Sep 26, 5:21 PM
Ok so now that we are at the end of the season which anime would you recommend?
Cratex Sep 26, 3:20 PM
Komari: Renge, be careful. There are enemies in this mountain.

Natsumi: You lost to a musasabi?

-- Non Non Biyori Repeat OVA
Cratex Sep 25, 8:28 PM
Cratex Sep 23, 6:40 PM
Mizuki Usami: People go with people, drawings with drawings. Isn't that natural?

Subaru Uchimaki: I believe love transcends dimensions.

--Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!, ep 12
JanusPrime Sep 22, 4:02 AM
She used Excalibur against the Heroic spirits to save Shiro and Rin, and she did. Until Julian pointed out that she cannot stop the muck. I am surprised that Ruby did not have enough magical power to employ Excalibur a second time.

Gil did leave as he got his other half. And Julian could not have succeeded with his plan without 2 Grails anyway.

Tanaka should be interesting to find out what she is. And Angelica might be made of the same stuff. The answer to one may solve the other.

And thanks to Miyu rejecting Erica they now have a more powerful enemy.
JanusPrime Sep 19, 6:23 AM
When he saw Erica, he saw what Julian was up to. I will have to rewatch the episode. Julian is doing something that I think is different than what he originally thought. AS far as I can recall he is noticeably absent from the group now that he has everything.

Yeah his dialogue comes straight from the comic books.
dmrch Sep 18, 11:19 PM
> I really liked the background picture of saigyoujion that one.

If you search "西行寺幽々子" or "Saigyouji Yuyuko" on Google image, you will be able to see a lot of such pictures.

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Re: Zero - (I know you don't want to watch depressing anime at present though), it was an ultra beautiful ending because Subaru had gone through ultra suffering. For the excellent story, I could easily give a 10 to it. I recommend this show again, for time when you can watch serious anime.

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> http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37402183

Oh, thanks for telling me. It indicates other old fish hooks will be found in whole East Asia later (I think). Japan have spent a lot of money for study of Japanese archaeology/history. And also, you know, Japan is a narrow archipelago, so things related to maritime technology remains can be found easier than other East Asia countries.

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> When asked, I often describe shows such as "Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge" or "Flying Witch" as "the daily lives of normal people, which is to say it's 13 or 26 episodes of not much of anything. But you're always a little happier after every episode regardless."

Related to that, I found interesting difference of tendency between Japanese viewers and other countries viewers (or at least MAL users). It seems that anime fans like you in other countries can enjoy SoL anime in a same way that we Japanese enjoy, but I have really often seen criticizing comments against such shows on MAL threads like, "Nothing happens", "there is no plot (*)", and the like. Interestingly, comments like those are extremely rare on Japanese forums. At least I have not seen it yet in my whole life.

(*) Although it is sometimes properly used to nonsense harem anime.

In my personal opinion, the difference is caused by stance on entertainment works. In Japan, it is considered that the most important thing is that a story vividly describes character's mind flow and emotions. In other words, description of "how characters thinks through an event (including reationships between them)" is regarded much more important than "what event happens". For example, Flying Witch was very good in that regard, and almost all of Japanese viewers including me could NOT think "a special thing doesn't happen". Probably we Japanese who grew up in the Japanese culture does not have such a thinking frame. Or, if telling in another way, "daily lives of normal people" is enough to be called "story" in Japanese.

Having said that above, I don't intend to say which it is good or bad. Actually I think that many plots of anime are weak in the regard of "what event happens" and many of Hollywood movies are very good in that regard. However, at the same time I think that anime fans like you in other countries have accepted the way and have enjoyed it.

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Prisma Illya - I will follow a couple of episodes of this show from now.
Acinonyx Sep 18, 12:59 PM
that was the episode with the play? It didn't really do anything for me.

Second season of Zestiria incoming. Still completely baffled by its plot progression.
dmrch Sep 17, 5:52 AM
Rewrite - Oh, you dropped this show as you said. For me, it is too bad that I can't give a score less than 1 to this show on MAL.

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Hatsukoi Monster - (I peeped your list to know what your reaction to this show was if you had given a try). I was literally laughing out loud at that the male character was actually an elementary school student. That was the good punchline of a joke for the end of the first half of the first episode. After I stopped laughing, then I stopped watching the show and I deleted all the record data from my TV-HDD. That joke was enough to make me laugh and to make me drop the show. haha.

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Well, I have not replied about the Touhou topic in conversation between you and me. My favourite Touhou music is:
JanusPrime Sep 16, 4:06 AM
Well, he did just get out of jail and it seems as if his magic has lost some of its steam. He is still a menace to be dealt with. Gil knows more than he has told anyone. His role there is not going to add anything... also he really just wanted his other half. He admitted that about half way through the series. I do not recall Sakura appearing there in the manga, but I may just not recall. There will be more info on her later maybe. Tanaka is still in bed at the school (or is she...). There is more to her and I am not sure what it is yet, but there is more.
dmrch Sep 15, 3:43 AM
Fukigen na Mononokean - (Even though the title says so, I can't think that the hermitage is angry in this story). I think this show is good, although many people don't care about. The anime has a heartwarming story and the gentle characters, so I can watch this with being relieved. And I think もじゃ is the cutest character among this season anime.

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> we American's have been buying Japanese products to make our lives better for longer than I've been alive. I'm sure over the years I've owned a coffee maker or three made over there :)

It looks somehow surreal that the people of the first largest economy country buy Japanese products for their life :)

Setting aside this joke, you seem to have been buying a lot of Japanese products - anime and manga things. That is great that you have been participating in the support to the Japanese subculture. I mean, it is a traditional idea in Japan that fans make subculture grow.

For example, this picture seems to be considered in the world as a great work regarding fine arts.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa#/media/File:Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa2.jpg
But I think there was another important fact about the picture - the price was 20 mon (an old currency of Edo period, and a bowl of soba noodles in that age sold for about 20 mon). This was an inexpensive woodblock print of the Japanese subculture for the normal people (the ordinary class in the Edo period). Many of the people thought the print was great, so they bought it in order to support the artist's working. Likewise, now, when a Japanese anime fan thinks there is a great work, he tends to buy it for support to an artist.

Being related to that above, there is an interesting issue.
https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1552795
I personally don't mind the sales so much, and also I don't mind that some people like to discuss it. However, I think that the discussion without the premise is meaningless. Sometimes some people on MAL think Japanese fans' taste is shit because SoL and CGDCTs anime sells very well. To tell the truth, Japanese fans of those genres strongly think that themselves should make the genres grow, more than fans of the other genres do. When they meet a work like GochiUsa or Non Non Biyori, they tend to think, "I must buy this, because I want to keep enjoying this genre more and more!". In other words, many faithful soldiers of SoL and CGDCTs have been strongly supporting those genres in Japan :)
mora404 Sep 10, 6:09 PM
Have you watched the Ancient Magus Bride ep 1 yet?