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Anime Stats
Days: 26.4
Mean Score: 7.93
  • Total Entries182
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes1,645
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Koneko no Chii: Ponponra Daibouken
Koneko no Chii: Ponponra Daibouken
Yesterday, 9:32 AM
Watching 44/51 · Scored 9
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series
Oct 20, 6:31 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss
Oct 20, 10:04 AM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 6.8
Mean Score: 8.56
  • Total Entries29
  • Reread0
  • Chapters810
  • Volumes135
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Fukufuku Fu-nya~n: Koneko da Nyan
Fukufuku Fu-nya~n: Koneko da Nyan
Sep 5, 9:36 PM
Completed 48/48 · Scored 9
Inu wo Kau
Inu wo Kau
Aug 16, 10:40 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Zoku Hoshi Mamoru Inu
Zoku Hoshi Mamoru Inu
Aug 16, 10:39 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Predelnik Aug 24, 2015 4:33 AM
Glad that you liked it! I often feel discouraged about reccomending things because of painful understanding how deeply people and their views on things are different.

Interview was great btw, I actually really like to watch interviews with people in anime industry, but there seems to be so little of them, at least translated. They seem to really talk about profound things and not something superficial, so they can be pretty educational at the very least. I remember watching interview with guy who made music for Mushishi anime and some Osamu Tezuka interviews I found on youtube as examples.

I'm actually pretty sad that it's not that easy to read Kenji Miyazawa stuff, I still haven't read a thing while having a persistent feeling that he's probably my favorite Japanese writer :) Hope to read at least Ginga Tesuduou no Yoru soon though. Somehow I feel that it has similar vibe to Little Prince but I might be mistaken, who knows.

I'm not much into poetry sadly, even though lyrics are the most important part of the songs for me and that kind of poetry I strongly appreciate. I like when poetry is recorded as an audio though but it does not happen often. As a text I'm not really feel that attracted to the poerty, maybe it's a school trauma of sorts though and I just need some change in life to reevaluate it :)
Predelnik Aug 4, 2015 1:15 PM
Well I liked them both but it's not easy to make a comparison, Aoi Blink is like a children's book about journey, adventures, friendship, it somehow felt reminscent to books like The Chronicles of Narnia to me which is one of my favorite book series. Unico on the other hand at least in form of movies has a strong abstract/artistic side to it, even though on the surface it looks like cartoon for children in old Disney manner. However ending of Aoi Blink may have that sort deepness too, but not everyone would like it I guess)

By the way just a small recommendation - if you liked Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru I strongly recomment to watch Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru, it's just the best biographical film that I've ever seen in my opinion, it's so perfectly insane, in a good sense of word)
Predelnik Jun 13, 2015 2:46 PM
Hmm maybe I even have it in my SNES ROM collection but didn't get to playing it, and actually old JRPG is one of my favorite genres, so maybe I'll give it a try. Thanks for recommendation!
Predelnik Jun 11, 2015 5:19 AM
Sadly I'm not much of a movie watcher so I tend to watch contemporary movies mostly. I knew that Tarkosvsky' ones are considered classic so I might watch them at some point but beforehand I was kinda putting it off. I know that for example Soviet cartoons are also very influential to animators around the world, but I also watched very little amount of them sadly.
Predelnik Jun 5, 2015 4:49 PM
That's really interesting, I didn't know much about recent Iranian history before watching Persepolis animated film. Been thinking about emigration for a while too, but still not sure that I'll succeed.

Well I guess since Japanese religion is mostly about traditions and rituals, they could easily adapt to morale aspects of Christianity to certain extent. Also possibly a lot of writers (incl. writers for anime/games) have western influences and thus include foreign concepts in their works. Sadly I haven't seen / played in any of your examples though :)
Predelnik Jun 1, 2015 12:08 PM
Well I consider myself agnostic these days (with strong sympathy towards Christianity), however I'm very interested in Christianity in art and literature. Christianity portrayal in anime is even more curious topic for me considering how little it is spread among Japanese population.

Yeah Dostoevsky is my favorite writer actually, nowadays I mostly read books in English trying to find something similar to Russian classical literature, didn't have much of a success just yet :) However I do not consider myself very avid reader. Where are you from by the way?
Predelnik Jun 1, 2015 10:37 AM
Yeah I remember, however it still requires special knowledge to connect it to Christianity , I don't think I would be able to do it without a mention in the subtitles and Japanese audience too of course.
Predelnik May 22, 2015 2:14 PM
Thanks for friend request! Don't know the exact reason but I don't get many friend requests here, so I appreciate it.
Jodyqt Jan 22, 2015 9:31 PM
Thanks for the friend request. Not bad taste yourself. Though we disagree on some things, but that's fine, it's good to be different it forces things to be interesting.

I don't come across many people with Kaze no Shoujo Emily on their favourites. Good hidden gem that one. Hikaru no Go is just plain addictive, I'm glad the anime stopped where it did in the long run, the manga got kinda lackluster afterward.
Doraemon is always lovely and Kemono no Souja Erin!!! I will refrain from making a comment on Alps no Shoujo Heidi as I have yet to finish it.
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Aris18 Aug 14, 2013 9:22 PM
Thanks, it looks really interesting! I liked Seirei no Moribito so I'll be sure to take a look at it.
LayedBack Aug 4, 2013 11:17 AM
Again, glad you enjoyed it, it's really quite a tale. I was very satisfied with the ending, it is a rather long story after all. I'm not sure if the Light Novel will ever be completely translated unfortunately. Seems LNs don't get that sort of treatment as often as manga. And Kemono no Souja Erin is sort of below the radar for many Western fans and also I'd bet it would be pretty tough to translate well. I know amazing and popular ones like Kino no Tabi haven't really been picked up either so I'm keeping my hopes low on that and will just enjoy the anime for what it is. And maybe one day we might get a pleasant surprise, because I too would absolutely love to read the LN. If it ever happens and we're both still on MAL please do send a message my way. ^^

Oh also on another note, I'm planning to finally watch the Black Jack OVA starting within the next few days! Dezaki has become a favorite director of mine (rose of versailles, ashita no joe) and looking at this project, created by Tezuka and all the years it took I just know I'm gonna like it.
LayedBack Aug 1, 2013 10:00 AM
I'm glad you're enjoying it, suspected that you would going by your taste in anime. I'd love to hear more of your thoughts on it once finished as I enjoy discussing it and honestly it will help refresh my memory a little too. I envy the ones who get to enjoy this anime for the first time! The best has yet to come UFO!~

That's all I'll say for now so that you can experience it for yourself. ^^
LayedBack Jul 23, 2013 11:21 AM
Yep Kemono no Souja Erin is very much like a WMT series with the way it develops over time and it incorporates all of those core themes. Thing is it also has fantasy elements that remind me of Ghibli as well. Truly a special anime, it's like the best of both worlds.

I like your favorites list. Future Boy Conan and Mushishi are really great anime. I've yet to see Black Jack and I'm gonna wait for Heidi's subtitles to finish but I'm quite excited to watch that some day.
the_spectralcat Jan 21, 2010 5:50 AM
great reading list
MiraFirefly Dec 1, 2009 11:36 AM
Yeah, yeah, but the themes of Metropolis weren't done to death when the original Fritz Lang silent movie came out - and that, IMO, is still the best. Sorry, Tezuka. :3