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Days: 526.0
Mean Score: 5.72
  • Total Entries1,773
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes30,570
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Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin (ONA)
Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin (ONA)
34 minutes ago
Watching 8/13 · Scored -
Hoshiai no Sora
Hoshiai no Sora
Jun 30, 10:27 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 6
Baraou no Souretsu
Baraou no Souretsu
Jun 27, 9:44 AM
Completed 24/24 · Scored 7
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Days: 88.3
Mean Score: 6.37
  • Total Entries188
  • Reread0
  • Chapters14,472
  • Volumes1,763
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One Punch-Man
One Punch-Man
Jun 27, 8:18 AM
Reading 166/? · Scored 6
Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga
Jun 24, 7:08 AM
Reading 194/? · Scored 9
Berserk
Berserk
Jun 23, 12:56 PM
Reading 366/? · Scored 9

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defunctmaluser Jun 26, 4:56 PM
I bought each volume over time off of the "used" section on Amazon. Roughly $$10-$15 for a "good" quality volume (i.e. pages are yellowed but no water damage, text is still perfectly legible, covers are still intact and largely wrinkle/fold-free) and then $5 for expedited shipping to my house.

I mean... I could theoretically buy them new but I detest buying new books off Amazon since I'm more of a bookstore guy. The manga sections at my local bookstores are pretty packed with new/popular manga (i.e. SNK, Blue Exorcist, Punpun, Monster, Solanin, Death Note, Naruto, etc) but I can't for the life of me find an Akira volume in sequence. Not to mention that I'd be purposely paying a premium at a bookstore instead of opting for Amazon. It's a luxury that I can't really afford at the moment.

As far as Inuyashiki and Gigant are concerned, I wanna read them from end-to-end first before I watch. My friends and I both on the internet and IRL have a deep fondness of Gantz and I wanna make sure that the former two are just as unhinged and deranged as Gantz.
defunctmaluser Jun 19, 5:04 PM
I only bought Volume 1 of the Akira manga back in 2014 from Barnes and Noble before it shut down in my neighbourhood. I honestly could've ordered the other 5 but I didn't feel like it for weeks on end. A couple of weeks ago, the internet went out and I decided to just dig through my collection of manga from my senior year of high school through my second year of college. I was going through a lot of old stuff.

I reread volume 1 of Dengeki Daisy and suddenly... I'm not so endeared to the manga because it revolves around a 24 year old man courting a 16 year old high school girl in a really vulnerable position. When I was 19, I couldn't see the bigger picture. Now that I'm in my mid-to-late 20s and I've seen no shortage of horror stories of grooming? Yeah... not my cup of tea anymore.

I also reread the Yen Press omnibus volume 1 of Fruits Basket because I bought that at AX a few years back. Honestly, I like the Tokyopop font better, but the localisation is just SO much cleaner. I mean, yeah: Furuba was one of the earliest mangas to ever get distributed in the west so it makes sense that the Tokyopop volumes would be rough around the edges. But like... holy shit: some dialogue just flows better in the Yen Press version than in either the old ass scanlations from 2005 or the Tokyopop volumes.

I have volumes 1+2 of Gantz, and uh... let's just say I've been having a lot of fun revisiting the demented mind of Hiroya Oku. A LOT of fun. Like holy shit, I forgot how insane Gantz was and I felt so sad that it ended by the time I graduated high school.

And finally, Akira Volume 1! Once I reread that, I ordered the other 5 online and waited for them to come in the mail. Currently, I'm on the part where Tetsuo is finally back around Kaneda, but he notices something's amiss when Tetsuo starts acting a LOT more confrontational.
defunctmaluser Jun 18, 2:56 PM
Happy belated Hatul. It's been a long ass time since we last spoke.
Hope you've been safe and sound brother.

Idk if you're still about old ass mangas, but I think you'll be happy to know this: after spending 7 years of talking a big game, I *finally* bought all 6 of the Akira omnibus volumes available here in the USA. I've slowly been reading through Akira V1 and it's just so fucking nostalgic to me. Like yeah, the movie only covers the first 2 volumes before skipping ahead to the final chapter, but like.. .damn I missed Kaneda and Tetsuo.
RobinLopez Jun 10, 10:08 AM
Hey! Was going thrifting and found a copy of Betterman, reading your review has made me hyped to start it!
lowcore May 29, 7:07 AM
that cyberpunk stacks looks fire
skippityoo1 May 21, 10:49 AM
Hows Borgman so far?
RomanceEnjoyer48 May 4, 1:15 PM
Happy birthday ­čą│
Intelos Apr 4, 3:30 PM
Hey! Honestly, Ojamajo Doremi as a show has been so incredible to re-watch that it's not even funny. Ever since completing it, I haven't been able to complete any other show, and I tried some big ones: Macross, Oniisama e..., .Hack//sign, heck even Dennou coil has been difficult to sit through. What impressed me most was that I went into my rewatch of Doremi with extremely high expectations and yet it delivered even more than I thought.

I think especially since you saw Doremi so many years ago, it will be especially good for you to revisit it though. It becomes better the older you are, especially in the areas of family, loss, and growing up. Can't recommend it enough man...
Intelos Mar 19, 1:19 PM
Hey man, going well. You're welcome, always good to see another user with great taste on this site!
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RedInfinity Jan 7, 4:49 AM
Hey, I've been very well thanks for asking. I hope that you've had a good year so far! I quite like adding other with similar tastes on this site! I feel that it makes choosing which show to watch next a bit easier that way too.
spiritdudegamer Dec 23, 2021 8:59 AM
Hey, how have you been ??
spiritdudegamer Nov 14, 2021 11:24 AM
Hi , how are you doing today ?
Kryptonot_7471 Oct 21, 2021 9:17 AM
Yeah I suppose that's the only reasonable conclusion for any discussion at the end of the day - agree to disagree. I mean don't get me wrong it's fun but I'd like to keep it a bit short I suppose that's all.
Kryptonot_7471 Oct 20, 2021 6:49 AM
I'm gonna address two points of yours and I hope I can put this discussion behind me after that.

It was heavy on CGI, but most of it did not look bad. The only part that looked really clunky was Shinji vs Gendo...

I'm not sure if you remember most of the movie, tho I will not blame you, since it sucked. It looked bad all the way from Asuka and Mari's Fights with the Eva Series to the very ending of Gendo and Shinji's therapy session. that's 40 minutes of content and most of that was CGI. Rei Head, and All of that crap. All of it looked bad. like I said, if it were supposed to produce an effect, the only effect it produced was being an unintentional parody.
Compare Asuka's fight with the Eva Series from End of Evangelion to Evangelion 3.0+1.0. One of them still looks fantastic to this day and the other looks horrible even by 2000s CGI standards. There's been better utilization of CGI in Mamoru Oshii's "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" and that came out in 2004.

I don't think you're giving Anno enough credit here. I doubt he's suggesting that there will be no pain with Mari, the point that got across to me is that even if you lose your current relationship, it's not the end of the world (literally, get it? lol) and that of course includes Mari.

I think my assumption of the subtext of the ending is not unwarranted in the slightest, given the fact that Mari has ZERO character flaws. This is a problem not only for the character but this also flips the message on its head. When End of Evangelion ended, we - the audience already knew that Shinji's relationship with Asuka was going to have major problems. Yet, because of the story-telling preceeding it we could hope that they could learn to improve themselves.
With Mari, having no flaws whatsoever, there is no implication of any problems carrying on. It's a downright fan-fiction level ending to the story with the main character getting the girl that couldn't ever do anything wrong. It's unrealistic and it doesn't make sense but that's not even the core of the issue. It makes it so Shinji doesn't have to struggle or experience any kind of emotional pain anymore. That makes it insulting to anyone who watched the original series and thought about it.