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Anime Stats
Days: 37.1
Mean Score: 6.85
  • Total Entries177
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes2,231
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One Punch Man 2nd Season
One Punch Man 2nd Season
Jun 26, 2:20 AM
Watching 11/12 · Scored -
Dororo
Dororo
Jun 25, 3:34 PM
Completed 24/24 · Scored 8
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Mar 30, 11:34 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 11.7
Mean Score: 8.26
  • Total Entries28
  • Reread25
  • Chapters450
  • Volumes83
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Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou
Mar 6, 3:08 AM
Completed 47/47 · Scored 10
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel
Apr 13, 2016 2:34 PM
Reading 8/? · Scored -
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
Nov 7, 2015 3:52 AM
Reading 12/40 · Scored -

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xdesix Jul 1, 8:35 AM
happy birthday! sorry I was late.
Alcoa Jun 30, 3:43 AM
Happy Birthday :)
Alcoa May 21, 8:18 AM
Indeed. That Erika epic trolling scene was totally priceless :)

You should really read Rose Guns Days since both Ryukishi and Dai worked on it. It's been an immensely enjoyable ride for me so far.
Alcoa May 19, 4:39 PM
Interesting VNs list. You're doing an excellent job uploading all of those Umineko videos. I actually remember passing by them a few times before, but never thought I might find you on MAL. Awesome FM music playlist as well, although I find the absence of 'Dammi una Sigaretta' truly sad. Hope that my FR doesn't bother you.
Battlerrules Jan 28, 9:16 AM
Damn 82% affinity with Harle. My best friend IRL is at 84.2% with me. Harle with the god tier taste.
xdesix Jan 11, 11:21 AM
Awesome! Same here. I have been out of it for a while. I have some good ones left but need to get back in. Let me know if you find some good anime :) or other VN suggestions. I do eventually want to read Subahibi
xdesix Jan 10, 4:17 PM
You still read VNs?
xdesix Jan 10, 4:17 PM
YES! haha. I have been out of it so long, so I am starting it back up and trying to finish some backlog and other interesting anime.
Frosty- Jan 10, 7:22 AM
I see, finding time and motivation for VNs is always a bit of trouble for me, so I can understand that.

I am also hyped for Ciconia, hopefully they will be able to release it in 6 months or so after its release. There is umineko saku hype too but that will be probably translated after ciconia. So far looks like it will retain that political flair and flamboyance of RGD, along with the mystery setting of WTC, so it will be interesting to see especially because of its variety in cast.

Was hyped before for Fata morgana reincarnation too but looks like it won't get a pc release now so yeah hoping someone will create a pc port patch or something.
Frosty- Jan 10, 6:27 AM
Thanks for accepting friend request, also for all those umineko videos in youtube. Have you read Rose guns days? It's quite different in tone from WTC series but has a really great cast overall and pretty well polished writing in terms of economic, social and cultural themes.
xdesix Jan 8, 7:26 PM
Hi Harle! Long time no talk. Hope things are going well for you.
I_UNDERSTANDO Jun 30, 2018 11:47 AM
Tanjoubi omedetou m8
FlamepriesT Apr 30, 2018 11:52 PM
I've just started going over the notes I took while reading the 4 question arcs of Higurashi now that I finished them. Just noticed a glaring mistake in the translation: Kumagai actually appears on the list of dead/missing characters at the end of Arc 3. However, his name is listed as Kumatani instead.

I remember being confused when I saw that name for the first time, since no one in the story is called Kumatani. Then it struck me - Kumagai and Kumatani are both written as 熊谷. I double checked that list in Japanese and the spelling was indeed the same. Kinda hard to believe I almost missed that detail in a mystery story because of a sloppy translation (let alone the fact this is the 2nd time they translate Higurashi).

I'm not sure how much that'll help me yet, but it seems like a small hint. Ooishi thought Kumagai wouldn't have vanished in arc 4 if they'd been together, but that was clearly not the case in arc 3. Kumagai also vanished more than once. Interesting.

Anyway, I guess you can't say anything about my thoughts without spoiling stuff, so I'll stop here! Just thought I'd share this weird mistranslation issue I noticed.

PS: I'm glad I decided to make my own summary of the arcs as I went through them. Now I need to set aside the most important questions, information and hints. Figuring things out still seems pretty daunting though, even with all my notes. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with something that makes sense or at least rule out certain possibilities.
FlamepriesT Apr 20, 2018 11:22 PM
Just finished reading Watanagashi yesterday. I gotta say I'm having a blast. Watanagashi was reaaaally creepy, especially Shion's last phone call and the basement towards the end. That was intense.

Unlike most people, I can safely say now Higurashi has been definitely more enjoyable than Umineko. I remember I was looking for a straight up murder mystery at the time I picked up Umineko, so I found it odd when it started to get more and more magical with those long descriptions of magical battles and whatnot. Umineko does have some great ideas when it comes to murders that are hard to solve without a magical explanation, but my expectations were misplaced. I really love this more realistic mystery and creepier feel of Higurashi.


Now, I've been wondering how much information is necessary to solve these mysteries. For instance, is it possible to get far enough in my analysis of arcs 1 and 2 before I read 3 and 4? I'm afraid there isn't quite enough information to work with yet, but I'd like to put in more effort if there actually is.

One idea I had was to try and piece everything once I finish arc 4 before moving on. It's probably pretty rewarding if you already have all the essential information and the playing field is fair enough. Would you say that's the case? Did you take your time to do that yourself? Or do you think it's better to focus on solving the cases more seriously only once you get certain hints from the answer arcs?

One of the reasons I ask this is that some of the information doesn't seem reliable. I can understand if Keiichi seeing Mion at night after her death is a hallucination, since he'd been pushed far enough at that point. But Ooishi says Takano died before the festival in arc 2 when Keiichi himself saw her on that day. I can't see too many possibilities. Ooishi lied about seeing the 4 sneaking into the storehouse (he only heard about it), so he could be also lying here too for some reason... but that doesn't seem to be the case. If he's not lying, then the Takano in the festival would be an imposter (e.g. a twin), but I didn't notice any hints that suggested that in the story. The last possibility I can see that she was Keiichi's hallucination... but at least for now, I feel it'd be impossible to tell reality from hallucination at any point in the story if he turned out to be that unreliable. On top of that, people did report having seen 4 people together to Ooishi, so I take it someone else would have to be there with them? Yeah, it doesn't seem to match the rest of the information. Let me know if I'm wrong, but I feel I'm stuck here because there just isn't enough information to work with.
FlamepriesT Apr 13, 2018 2:33 PM
Just watched those 4 episodes of Higurashi. Damn, if the vn is even better than that and the pacing is good enough, I'm going to have a blast reading it. My biggest fear is the pacing as Umineko felt extremely slow at times. Not so sure how the experience will feel without the gory visuals. But at least for now, I have high hopes for it.