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Anime Stats
Days: 183.2
Mean Score: 6.59
  • Total Entries833
  • Rewatched41
  • Episodes11,092
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Aikatsu Stars!
Aikatsu Stars!
May 23, 9:16 PM
Watching 57/? · Scored -
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
May 20, 11:30 PM
Watching 8/12 · Scored -
Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
May 19, 12:37 AM
Completed 10/10 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 16.5
Mean Score: 7.62
  • Total Entries67
  • Reread4
  • Chapters2,047
  • Volumes307
Manga History Last Manga Updates
May 23, 11:27 PM
Reading 24/? · Scored -
Akarui Kioku Soushitsu
Akarui Kioku Soushitsu
May 22, 9:46 AM
Reading 4/? · Scored -
Mahou Shoujo Tart★Magica: The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc"
Mahou Shoujo Tart★Magica: The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc"
May 15, 10:44 PM
Reading 3/21 · Scored -


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calypsoo May 23, 7:58 PM
3+ minutes per episode, 6 episodes total = 3 really good laughs and only a handful of huhs. Not too shabby, that.
calypsoo May 22, 7:46 PM
What do you get when a lobster and a shark have a pushup competition? An oboist chewing. Bah-dum-bum. And that's called a Hibike euphonium season 2 special.
calypsoo May 20, 7:49 PM
calypsoo May 20, 6:28 AM
But that's the one with the animal ears :(
calypsoo May 10, 9:32 PM
I try to hold on to that itty bit of faith in the power of imagination and the mind's eye. But! you did not mislead me; there were no surgerized eyes when I looked up Bon bon voyage, so no crying here. Not good, not bad; then rewatching Lost in translation and missing Ghost in the shell means I actually came out ahead. For me, anyway, if no one else.

I'm not sure how not to overinterpret the rather eerie juxtaposition of Elza's comments regarding the flavors of the steak made from Japanese-bred cattle with the flavors of Japanese idols. If the steak were raw rather than medium rare, I might consider trading in her designation as pirate idol for idol-cannibal. And the double-speak of her secretary, "The uniqueness that arises after the suppression of one's uniqueness is true uniqueness." Hubba-what? You hang in there, Mahiru, and hang on to that skepticism; otherwise, the next thing you know, you're Perfect Elza's lunch :P
calypsoo May 9, 8:04 PM
Okay, I'm going to trust that you wouldn't mislead me, because those Aikatsu associated Japanese idols with plastic surgerized eyes really gave me the creeps, and you wouldn't want to see a grown woman cry, as I've already confessed to having become a bit of a scaredy-cat crybaby :P

And with no better segue than that, did you and your friends ever catch the American Ghost in the shell movie in the theater? I missed my chance due to a hectic schedule, and had to make do with rewatching Lost in translation at home.
calypsoo May 8, 8:42 PM
And i bet they make a music video of the full version single. I've probably mentioned my fear of the surgerized Japanese idol eyes; if not for that i'd consider searching for Bon bon voyage :(
calypsoo May 4, 8:28 PM
It's interesting that you say that the writers set up challenges for the characters. I'm watching Heartcatch precure and it's like i've been softened or re-acclimated to the sweet appeal of these kind of stories, largely due to Aikatsu/Stars. There was one about this middle schooler whose mother died while she and her baby sister were quite young, and it actually made me a bit teary-eyed. I felt mighty foolish for being moved by the pathos of it right in the middle of my workout, and I swear I wasn't such a mushy softie prior to watching Ichigo, Aoi, Yume, Laura and Yozora. And I forgot to ask: what do you mean that the new Aikatsu single is out? is there an anime top 40 hits or something?
calypsoo May 3, 8:32 PM
Bon bon voyage, that's the one with all the different singers? It's weird that I can't identify which character is doing the singing, except for Yume, because her singing voice is the most nasal, bordering on unpleasant. And the OP has been misleading to say the least, making me think that it would a battle between Elza with her ornate wings and Yume and her pure-white wings, with the occasional glimpses of Yozora and the older girls, but no; so far, everyone and anyone has been getting those wings. The large elf-ear transmitters keep popping up here and there, too. And is it just me, or are the writers way harsh to Ako and Laura? making Ako cry after losing to Tsubasa, and having Elza practically call Laura a zero to her face.
Hias May 3, 1:37 PM
...How could you trick me like that!?

Just not into anime as much anymore?
Hias May 1, 5:51 PM

Jesus christ I never replied to your last comment :0

Well....SEVERAL MONTHS LATER IF YOU STILL CARE. But it turned out to be pretty good, it lived up to the hype for me despite the later part of the game being a bit of a letdown. But I'm looking forward to the DLC that's coming out.

It's much better than the shitshow that was the FF13 trilogy, I feel like those killed Square Enix for a while.

How've you been?
calypsoo Apr 30, 4:51 PM
Well, I don't honestly remember what anime came out 10 years ago, but it was about 10 years ago that I watched Utena, and what was outlandish about it then still feels pretty uncommon today :) and in a good way. It might be akin to what you might have felt about Kobayashi's dragon maid, excluding how the ending ran out of steam for you.
calypsoo Apr 29, 8:02 AM
Hahahaha! I'm both assuming I comprehend what you're explaining about the history-changing dolls prior to wars for the Holy Grail and doubting myself since you're saying it's not like anything I would think of. Again, glad to hear you enjoyed Kobayashi. I've watched all of 2 episodes, but it seemed like even the first episode was a mix of mainly situation comedy (like dragon saliva's cleaning property, the dragon's unfamiliarity with human societal norms compounded by one-sided advice from dragon friends, and tapping beneath Kobayashi's straight-laced, office-worker veneer) with the occasional dream-like hints to a more violent and dramatic "other" reality because the maid is, well, a dragon. Mystical, timeless, steeped in legend. Magic and blood and fire. But in a maid outfit, with horns and a tail :P Really, it makes me laugh thinking that there's someone out there either deliberately planning this stuff based on a calculated aesthetic or doodling idly away until hitting on that design, and linking up with someone else who also thinks, that's it! that's the one!
calypsoo Apr 27, 8:08 PM
The novel is about dolls? like, Barbie? or slang for a girl/gal who's a good sport ("you're a doll")? or puppet/robot/cyborg (depending on the genre)? Eh, I should just look up Shadows of Pygmalion, since the only Pygmalion I know are from the greek legend and the George Bernard Shaw play, and that's not good for conversation :)
And yes! Lily would be Madoka-god-level if she could do 5 pushups. Too bad Yuzu is no Homura, cause that would be too awesome.
I just finished Now and then; here and now, and I made myself assess Shu as just a shade pollyanna to downgrade it from 10 to 9, but I really really liked it. I actually felt nostalgic listening to the OP, since the pipe sound (panpipe? ocarina?) made me miss Noir's ost -- at least the two felt like they were from similar decades. I'll have to check if you've seen it. And Miss Kobayashi, yes. A 9? /low whistle.
Skadi Apr 25, 6:03 AM
I just finished it, its really good if you like that sort of thing. The Persona games always have a good story (If not a bit over the top and ridiculous), fun gameplay mechanics, and really cool style and music. If you like RPG games with life simulator you might like it. Its not for everyone and I wish they would give you the option of a female protagonist too but its fine the way it is too.

How was your trip? Was that your first time going there? Vacation or do you know someone out there? I have been a couple times, though once I was only like 12 years old. The other time I went as an adult as a part of a business trip when I worked on the radio. Which was fun but I was only there about a week, but some of the Japanese people we were working with showed us around the Tokyo area. I would have liked to have seen more of the country but I didnt have the time. I did go to Akihabara though!