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Anime Stats
Days: 152.2
Mean Score: 6.30
  • Total Entries642
  • Rewatched4
  • Episodes8,937
Anime History Last Anime Updates
One Piece Film: Gold
One Piece Film: Gold
Sep 6, 6:54 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Vexille: 2077 Nihon Sakoku
Vexille: 2077 Nihon Sakoku
Apr 30, 3:18 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season
Apr 30, 3:18 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 0.7
Mean Score: 5.75
  • Total Entries9
  • Reread0
  • Chapters118
  • Volumes10
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Immortal Regis
Immortal Regis
Aug 13, 2016 4:21 PM
On-Hold 15/44 · Scored -
20th Century Boys
20th Century Boys
Aug 16, 2014 3:31 AM
On-Hold 36/249 · Scored -
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Nov 23, 2013 8:55 AM
On-Hold 5/98 · Scored -

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Shiranuma Dec 5, 2016 9:14 PM
What are your favorites game. Okami is one of my favorite too
Tsanoc Aug 12, 2016 3:05 PM
You may have scarred me with Mnemosyne... but I appreciate the suggestion. She does fit the bill perfectly.
Tsanoc Aug 10, 2016 8:46 PM
I certainly rank Yuna at the top within FF; I had not really considered her on a broader stage but I can see why you would choose her.

Thinking of Yuna reminded me of Lulu and in turn one character type I've really grown to like is the mature and/or elegant woman.

Examples of this woman would include Lulu (FFX), Glynda (RWBY), Asuka (Problem Children...Another World), Nagato (KanColle), and Sango (Inu Yasha).

Generally a non-tsundere, senpai-ish character. They don't have to be older/senior to the guy (though that's fine) but do need to have that vibe of dependability and grace. This character is usually the emotional rock for the mc girl but I want to see them get a chance in the spotlight too.

Far as that goes, while I still enjoy a good hero origin, I would jump at just about anything where the mc is older and a bit weathered by life if not even a grizzled veteran finally getting their rewards like Jet (Cowboy Bebop) or Bato (GitS). Alas, they usually get one episode dedicated to them and we move on back to the hip youngster.

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I am not much into comics either, I got reading mangas to finish stories where animes had stopped and because I got tired of missing out on action trying to read subs. So with so few good dubs I decided if I'm going to have to read it anyway I might as well go with the manga and enjoy it at my pace (plus the 10 min stare down is 1-2 pages). That said I have gotten into reading some western/domestic US stuff since then, primarily through comixology.com. Still not an avid reader but there's a few series I check out now and then; which I need to go peruse through and see if I have any recommendations for you from come to think of it...
Tsanoc Aug 9, 2016 5:50 PM
Re-watching Witch Hunter Robin and the music and atmosphere along with the mention of harry Potter the other day has got me in the mood for more of this setting. I love that haunting, magical piano/flute music as well as traditional magic. If by chance you have any suggestions down that line I'd love to check them out. I tend to prefer serious stories and characters but I can enjoy something light like Little Witches Academy too.


For displaced heroes with great/special power:

[Immortal Regis] - http://myanimelist.net/manga.php?id=3194.
It appears to have been discontinued (2006-2008) as the arc wraps up I suppose but the story clearly just stops; still, 44 chapters.

Guy running through park encounters exotic, demonic, necromancer woman fighting a void creature, he gets mortally wounded by her in the chaos and she raises him as her zombie/thrall. He then must leave the world of humans with her since he is undead and thus begins his dark adventure. The only thing he has going for him initially is so long as she has his heart he cannot die, and aside from needing her blood to sustain and repair himself, he is undefeatable in a sense. However, his arcane power is laughably low making him nothing but cannon fodder - or so it first appears.
Tsanoc Aug 8, 2016 3:52 PM
Ok, got me on that one. Absolute Duo was there when I checked after you mentioned it before so I was starting to think my list was wonky.

I have an acquaintance that plays a lot of Rocket League but I have never checked it out.; will remember that as an option.
Tsanoc Aug 8, 2016 7:42 AM
Hmm, yeah, that clip certainly isn't very flattering. I recalled the show being much smoother than that recording but I have not watched a whole lot of it myself. I disliked the girl being pressured to join the club in the first episode and didn't watch must past that. I may have to go watch a few more episodes to either confirm or withdraw the example. ^^;

I'm apparently going to have to rewatch Girls in a Dungeon as well; I must acknowledge your strong beliefs and give Ais another chance to win me over!

Though apparently coodere is not what I'm after. I don't even know the right term after doing some digging so I will get back to you.

Esports. Watch Starcraft occasionally, really enjoyed the rounds at Blizzcon a few years back. Caught some of Heroes of the Storm here and there, bit of Smite, never watched much LoL. I watch community stuff much more than official, though. Propagandacast's youtube coverage of Company of Heroes battles, back when he still aired Gyle had a great Supreme Commander channel, and then a random other game here or there. World of Tanks was rarely interesting to watch, much like WoW imo; a lot of fun to play, but just not a spectator game. I remember a wide spectrum tournament several years ago that I wish had become more mainstream. It had Battlefield, Grand Turismo, Halo, and a few other titles in it. Lot of fun. I'm probably forgetting something obvious but, meh. You?
Tsanoc Aug 7, 2016 1:12 PM
Well, maybe a better term would be hobby ambition. In practice, I tend to play games, read books, or watch shows myself, but recently decided that, at least for me, it was just entertainment. I wanted to specifically do something that was fun but with a concentrated effort to learn and get better at in the same way that I picture people who take up archery, model trains, and musical instruments. Art has of course always been a part of my CGI stuff, but it was deciding that specifically this style would be reserved for my hobby, without the pressure of displaying it to others, that made it click for me. It will likely bleed into my CGI and I'm not opposed to that, but it's giving me a positive start to do it this way for now.

Within anime, personally, I enjoyed Appleseed from an art production standpoint and would love to see more, full, and well-done CGI anime (even the cartoony ones, there were one or two DBZ games that I thought had amazing CGI mimicking the exact look and feel of the show... not all of the titles but a couple). The insertion of CGI into standard animation usually makes me cringe but there are times it is done well and I have no complaints. Girls und Panzer is a great example of how to do it. Hiiro no Kakera is a great example of how not to do it (the slimes).
Tsanoc Aug 6, 2016 12:02 AM
Oh yeah, so tsundere is dismissive and openly hostile, to begin with, then slowly progresses to lovestruck. Classically this is a gradual but permanent change. Modern versions have made it reactionary, flipping back and forth throughout the relationship and even the same breath. I believe this is common to all classic/modern character archetypes.

I prefer the classic approach. I may just be cynical but I see the modern take as either the weak writing of an author incapable of advancing a story past shallow moments or a deliberate ploy to prevent the story from progressing and shortening the lifespan of endless filler episodes.
Tsanoc Aug 5, 2016 9:57 PM
Well, trying to rebuild a portfolio to post online. Degree in CGI but I've been working in a factory for the last three years and unemployed for a while before that. Got sick earlier this year, left that job, looking to move up in fields now since I have the time on my hands, I'm just so rusty I'm going to have to really make some progress to get picked up.

Far as a hobby goes, my own blend of manga, Marvel, and Disney sketching that will never see the light of day but I enjoy all the same. Some ambition to pursue illustrated novels but again, confidential documents.

Yeah, I did not down rate Katanagatari for it. I hated it, but it made the story.

That's how I rate I suppose.

Despite the cover and the initial action in Jin-Roh, there is quite a bit of talk and such which aren't necessarily slow parts, but there are some extended quiet moments and transitions that felt a tad long to me. That said, I was completely hyped for the final showdown. I do recommend watching it in one sitting; I think some interruptions diffused the conclusion a bit for me and I plan to rewatch.
Tsanoc Aug 5, 2016 4:23 PM
*Wouldn't let me edit at the time so I redid the post.*

Yeah, I'm working out my rating method. I need to take into account technical and objective quality aspects more than I do because the animation in Death Note, the premise, and how it grabbed me were all great, the death just got to me a bit by the end I suppose. I believe I was even disappointed that he was caught; wanted the two of them to end up fading away. Which is painfully contradictory ^^;

Roger on the other mediums.

I'm also sitting at my computer running liquid simulations and image renders so I've got nothing to do but this.

By the way, just finished Jin-Roh [http://myanimelist.net/anime/570/Jin-Rou?q=jin-roh]. Dystopian intrigue in post-war Japan about a shadow unit within a special task force of a paramilitary police force trying to keep the country from destroying itself. Made by the GitS folks. The pacing was slow at a spot or two and it's got that thing in it I don't care for but I can't say it's not good when it is. Very real feeling even with the fictional elements.
Tsanoc Aug 5, 2016 2:04 PM
I don't have Absolute Duo on my list? Sorry bout that. Yeah, Katanagatari... that gutted me. I'm glad the first half hour of the last episode was entirely that scene because it took that long to accept it. Far as Hestia goes, I don't know, I always have a soft spot for the taken-for-granted girl.

Thank you for all the suggestions, I'll be sure to check them out. I felt my list was getting up there but you're about 3x where I'm at so original suggestions may be few and far between. ^^; Still I may have one to offer for now:

http://myanimelist.net/anime/9750/Itsuka_Tenma_no_Kuro_Usagi
MC is a decent sort, and I think the consensus is he looks like he could be the older brother of the guy in Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon. He is more or less a plain highschooler thrown into a battle of the dimensions. He does get two very powerful abilities but gets them in the first episode, so no build up there. It's got a lot of weird magic, creatures, and paranormal/celestial factions. I haven't finished it myself due to other series but it might strike close to the newcomer hero idea.
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What did you think of http://myanimelist.net/anime/3731/Itazura_na_Kiss ? I started it on a random forum recommendation but hated the guy and the situation so much by the end of the first ep I dropped it. Is it worth watching more or not suited to me if that's my take so far?

I'm not an expert on -dere's myself. Know a term or two, just found https://vndb.org/ recently and that helped a lot. Under character/traits it lists out the deres and their subclasses. I don't expect to become an expert either but it may help me narrow down the stories I like. :)
Tsanoc Aug 5, 2016 9:37 AM
I suppose it's a bit like comedy, and probably every genre, but there are pure romances I love and then the bulk that just frustrate me more than anything. I've had a few major dissappointments recently too, though I've started Last Game, which is amazing, and I am also enjoying Warau Kanoko-sama.

Haha, IIWTTAPUGIAD (even the abbreviation is long) - I'm rooting for Hestia! Problem Children are Coming from Another World Aren't They? - another amazing title, though accurate.

Genres... really just adventure and romance; whether its sci-fi, mystery, dystopian, fantasy, military, paranormal, sports, or SoL.

I think I watched the first episode of Hunter X Hunter but it didn't leave an impression on me apparently. I may check it out again sometime. Did read your review about Ippo and looking forward to it. I typically get 'into' the characters anyway (Glitterforce was no exception >_>) so it sounds like it will be quite the trip with Ippo. I was kind of worried it would basically be anime Rocky, but even if it is that's not bad exactly.

So ideally, mc is put into new setting and mc progresses to especially skilled/empowered. I was going to mention the second one after reading the first and you beat me to it. :D In particular I like rags-to-riches underdog (works hard and perseveres) vs unlikely hero (lazy, whining, fool who wins on borrowed power). Not that I rule out finding Excalibur, its how they conduct themselves with or without it.

I'll keep it in mind and throw em your way. In turn, if you would, basically any setting where 'both' the guy and gal have each other's back - always. Not just in the big 'important' moments, the small things add up. Also, I'm a fan of classic tsundere and coodere, so anything with that I'd be willing to check out. I don't like the modern take on them of flipping back and forth.

If I ask google I inevitably get forums and top 10 lists that start with Inu Yasha or Full Metal Panic; at which point I sit in the corner of my room in a cloud of depression... -_-
Tsanoc Aug 4, 2016 9:55 AM
This is fine.

Yeah, I added Ippo because I've seen it here or there and wanted to grow my library. Hadn't read anyone's reviews yet; it just seemed common enough I assumed it was a 'should check out'.

I enjoy heavy comedy when its the point of the show, like KonoSuba. I generally despise it in most rom/coms due to its usual stupidity and use to sidetrack any meaningful progress. There is funny comedy and then there is stupid comedy.

Completely on board with you about the 'esoterical study of the condition of mankind' during a fight sequence, etc. It's cool, I get it, the characters are unrealistic and immersion breaking in how deep their thoughts about the dropped glass are, can we please move on? That or shoehorning events/characters into the story to make the point; who cares if the characters have to change personalities entirely or we throw plot consistency under the bus? ( Related note, the only reason to watch Evangelion is to get a baseline on how annoying a MC can be. The plot was full of holes because the studio itself was basically shut down by the last third of the series. The fact that these holes were indeed portals to another dimension through which inexplicable fans could pull out 'deeper meanings' is a wonder to this day.)

Not big on horror myself but because I don't care much for gore, terrorizing the characters, or dark subject matter in general. Moments happen in other genres and that's fine, but I'm just not interested in the concentration.

If I had a preferred genre.... well, I like a strong, well-paced, and progressing romance but generally I have not cared for the actual romance genre. With rare exception, it's slice of life stuff I sometimes don't care for due to cultural differences combined with the aforementioned fabricated drama, unbelievable character behavior, and meandering plot. I like a good adventure be it magical fantasy or gritty sci-fi, as long as there is a good mc romance that is very present, maybe even integral. I want the MC guy and gal to ride off into the sunset, thus tragedy is basically the antithesis of what I enjoy. Right behind tragedy is extended love triangles, because inherently one of the guys/gals does not get to be in that sunset (unless they find a fourth character and then all is good!) and after that ...uhg... harems... Complicates the triangle further and almost always adds in the kind of comedy that annoys me.

I'm very contradictory though, because I do enjoy school life (preferably as high of grade as possible) despite the culture point because they so often split their time bewteen world and character development. I enjoy Fairy Tail, particularly the first two seasons, but there's a reason I confuse Natsu with Naruto - and I've only watched the original Naruto series. Plus, if I'm honest, I only watch Fairy Tail for Erza and Lucy; Lucy would win out if her summons were, you know, cool.
Koutsuna_sama May 17, 2016 9:03 AM
well thats the good and the bad thing about the ippo manga
the chapters are extremely short - 13 to 15 pages most of the time
and the fights may sometimes take around 50 chapters and during the fights theres almost no text , just pictures
so the 1100 chapters that may seem intimidating at first are actually not a lot
that's why i look forward to the fight scenes getting animated
but the training and the story is very well done
even for me reading stand alone action manga is pretty challenging
bleach even after being animated , you dont realize who slashed whom untill they actually fall in the manga
so i totally get that part
Koutsuna_sama May 13, 2016 12:52 PM
See the difference here is that ive read the manga
so i can actually fill in the parts they skipped over in my head
and to be perfectly honest with you my ratings for both the sequels wont be that high of i was not playing favorites a little
it physically burns a hole in my chest seeing horrendous sports anime (in my opinion) like kuroko no basuke (this was a real threat at the time) top over hajime no ippo , id actually give new challanger a 7 and rising an 8.5 and may be that also sbecause ive read the manga
but looking at the adaptations stand alone , the heart of hajime no ippo which is the character development is compromised and only thing to look forward to is to see the takamura and ippo fght scenes ive read in manga getting animated
id strongly urge you to read the manga as a fan of this series since there is tonns of great stuff buried there, hidden gems which probably will never see the light of animation