HikariJake's Profile

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Anime Stats
Days: 91.7
Mean Score: 6.10
  • Total Entries514
  • Rewatched103
  • Episodes5,240
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Bakuman.
Bakuman.
Dec 8, 6:57 PM
Watching 2/25 · Scored -
Koi Kaze
Koi Kaze
Nov 27, 4:37 PM
Watching 3/13 · Scored -
Itazura na Kiss
Itazura na Kiss
Nov 27, 3:48 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 10.5
Mean Score: 7.85
  • Total Entries84
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,712
  • Volumes210
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Meguridokoro
Meguridokoro
Oct 30, 3:29 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Idol☆Sister
Idol☆Sister
May 26, 3:28 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored -
Katekano♡
Katekano♡
May 25, 12:24 AM
Completed 10/10 · Scored -

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Nintendofan204 Nov 24, 8:47 PM
Wow, really? I thought it was better than the first season! I think extremely highly of it. After I finished it I put in my Top 20 on MAL (all the way at #4). I've never been so pumped when watching an action anime!
Nintendofan204 Nov 22, 3:09 PM
Not a whole lot. I'm on Thanksgiving break right now, so I'm happy. (I forget... are you American? I can't recall.)

I'm about to attempt to finally finish AoT S2 tonight... It's taken me long enough....
Nintendofan204 Nov 11, 6:58 PM
Hey. What's up?
tsubagakure Sep 13, 9:32 AM
shann0n Aug 9, 9:03 AM
hi! ~
Bayek Aug 5, 10:22 PM
I do have to admit Les Mis is obscure for a reason. It's part of World Masterpiece Theater (WMT), which is already under the radar as is. On top of that, it's mainly meant for younger audiences and specifically aimed at younger girls from what I can tell. That said, it was a life transforming experience and spurred me to make a decision that has made me truly appreciate our potential to do good will in this world.

On another note, I have a strong affinity with historical fiction (notably European settings). It's part of the reason why I'm so fond of the Assassin's Creed games. If you haven't played them, one of the games takes place in Paris during the French Revolution. Well, it just so happens I got the game as a Christmas present almost immediately after finishing Les Mis. I spent at least a week roaming Paris and visiting all of the sites of interest from Les Mis. It was just a surreal and incredible feeling. Also a testament to how video games are now at the point where they're practically tourism simulations. Same thing with Aria the Animation and Venice. I loved watching an episode and then hopping onto ACII to stroll around the San Marco Square.

Hmm, well first thing's first, I have to actually finish Kenshin's manga. I'm generally not a fan of live action adaptations. Something essential tends to get lost in the transition and it doesn't have the same charm as its anime counterpart. I wouldn't say that bias is exclusive to anime, however. For example, I wouldn't want to see an anime of Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. I just don't think it would have the same effect as the books and films.

Yeah, I think it's vital to remember that Nagisa is more than just the ideal waifu. I mean, I would LOVE to meet a girl similar to her, but that's not her main appeal. It's often frustrating when nay-sayers dismiss her as a submissive trophy wife fantasy when her character speaks volumes to the contrary. People tend to attribute usefulness to physical strength. On the other hand, I believe the best characters are the ones whose wills surpass their weaknesses. This is especially present in Akatsuki no Yona, which I noticed you've started.

The way I see it though, Tomoya and Nagisa represented parts of myself. Two halves of my own whole. That's why when Nagisa and Tomoya encouraged and supported each other, it almost felt like one part was trying to uplift the other. Or that a part of me was trying to do what the other part couldn't anymore. I used to think my life would transform when I met my own Nagisa as well, but similarly I've learned that only I can take the reigns for my life. With that said, I still have hopes of finding a girl who is both as kind and strong willed as characters such as Nagisa. Of course, it takes immeasurable strength to be that kind of person. Which is why I want to become as strong as her in that respect.

Have you seen the movie A Walk to Remember? It's kind of like a condensed Clannad. It's my favorite chick flick and probably among my top 10 movies of all time.

Ohhh, a story is it? If you don't mind me asking, what's it about? If I knew how to make (good) visual novels, I'd love to put some of my ideas to practice.
Raging_Berserker Jul 29, 10:34 AM
Hahaha watching a show only because of hot girls huh? Interesting. EYE CANDIES!!! I'm watching Daily Lives of High School Boys. The comedy is A1!!!!!
Nintendofan204 Jul 25, 4:37 PM
I will have to form my own opinion of him when I read his work for myself, but I am sure I will enjoy his work, at the very least!

Oh ok. I think I actually remember hearing that in the past, but forgot. I guess her route was pretty popular considering that she got her own After Story?

By "friend" I meant "person on your friends list". They are also newly added on my list, but we get along very well. Did you also discover Raging_Berserker via me, or just by coincidence?
Bayek Jul 25, 9:25 AM
Well as you might have noticed by now, responding on time isn't my strong suit either. I like being able to make lengthy, fleshed out replies. It just takes some time to craft them. That and sometimes I'm just not in the mood for MAL.

I'll always love me some good action (hello Sword of the Stranger), but ironically I've found myself preferring shows that are less action oriented. Only three of my favorites actively have violence in them. It's just a big pivot for me since battles were always the big deal for me. I mean, Bleach used to be my all time favorite.

Redemption is a major theme I'm drawn to. That and salvation. I'd say they resonate so greatly because they show how, despite our shortcomings, we can make good on our lives. While that's visible in Clannad and Kenshin, it's especially apparent in Les Mis: Shoujo Cosette (another one of my favorites) as well.

While I have fond memories of Rurouni Kenshin (TV), it really doesn't hold a candle against the master craft of Trust & Betrayal. The Kyoto Arc was amazing, but the rest of it admittedly leaves more to be desired. Too much filler, swordplay isn't there (just flashes of light on screen), and it never completed Kenshin's tale. I'd love to see a remake. Maybe not as dark and heavy as T&B, but definitely on a completely different level from the first attempt.

Yeah, Clannad was basically like watching the story of my life. Minus being surrounded by a bunch of cute girls and wooden starfish, of course. I could relate both to Tomoya's juvenile worldview as well as Nagisa's uncertainties. I watched After Story at one of the lowest points in my life and it transformed the way I saw anime forever. It was the first time I was driven to change my life in such a way. Every time I re-watch it, that grasp on me only tightens as I can see more and more just how precious finding happiness through family and living for others is. I've lived a life dedicated entirely to myself and it gets incredibly boring. That greater sense of purpose permeates through the simplicity of Tomoya's coming of age decisions.

I know there are so many fantastic moments to name from Clannad, but there's two things Nagisa says that make me greatly appreciate her as well. The first is when she says something to effect of "If there's a chance to move forward, you shouldn't stop." Just like Tomoya, I got scared at some point in my life and stopped moving forward. There's more comfort to be had when you find something that you feel should last forever. Even so, Nagisa urged Tomoya forward and that's exactly why he was able to better support her. The second moment is during Nagisa's graduation. She talks about all of her experiences at the school and says how despite having a weak body, she wanted to live powerfully. For me, this is exactly why I fell for her character. Having a strong will and motivation that surpasses your body. To me, that's one of the strongest driving forces that's pushed me to all kinds of heights I'd never seen before.

Yeaah, one of my biggest turn-offs with anime is when comedy is misplaced in serious shows. That's especially apparent in things such as Hellsing Ultimate (the worst humor in existence), Akame ga Kill, and D.Gray-Man. I gave FMA: Brotherhood a 10 mainly for what happens once it splits off from 03. Otherwise, I plan to skip the first 15 or so episodes when I go to re-watch it. Episodes feel too condensed to care about anything. Nina in the first series still haunts me to this day. In FMA:B? Meh. Oh well. Her 15 minutes of fame are gone. Here, have a joke about Ed being a midget right after we find her mutilated carcass exploded all over the walls! I also agree about Ed and Al's dynamic in 03. In fact, I feel as though FMA: 03 is far more deserving of the title "Brotherhood" than its later revised counterpart.

Something else I liked more about 03 was Ishval. It served a more relevant role in finding the Philosopher's Stone and I liked that contrast of religion vs science that was highlighted between their respect for nature and the military's presumed perversion of it. The war against them also felt far more ruthless. I hate to say this, but what happens to Rose adds to that. I have to admit I had a sigh of relief when I saw Rose in Brotherhood.

Hmm, I can see what you mean about the ending. I'd say it was heavily improvised considering they likely didn't intend to make an anime original ending until they realized that they couldn't go any further with the manga. Still, I really liked it. I'd have to re-watch it to tell you exactly why, but I felt like it captured the essences of equivalent exchange better than Brotherhood. And yeah, Winry x Ed was a great revision to be sure (and even Al x Mei wtf lol). While I liked Conqueror of Shamballa, it felt like it was an unnecessary addition. Honestly, the TV series ended perfectly when Ed and Al reach out to different skies.
Raging_Berserker Jul 22, 12:36 PM
I'm watching Ajin anime actually. I plan to watch all the anime in the Ajin franchise. Then I'll probably move on to Berserk (2016 & 2017). The other anime I anticipated this year, I've seen or started them. They are:
- Quan Zhi Gao Shou
- Gantz:O
- Biohazard (Resident Evil): Vendetta
- Blame! movie (gotta finish it, only seen like the first 5 mins).

That's about it for any recent anime that has priority. The rest are from other seasons around 2014 - 2016. I think that's the range I'll be do focusing on, but I can still binge randomly. I am sporadic after all.
Raging_Berserker Jul 22, 2:24 AM
Pretty much, no. How about you?
Raging_Berserker Jul 19, 7:16 PM
Going by what a friend told me after seeing a current picture of mine, I'm getting somewhere with it. I'm not fat though. Unfortunately, the more I think of that happening, the more I conclude it's never gonna happen.

What next bruh?
Nintendofan204 Jul 19, 2:56 PM
I figured the art might be less amazing earlier on. The mangaka probably started to truly master his craft as he drew more and more.



Also, I do think I recognized your profile pic in the past. It has that distinctive Clannad art style so I probably did.

I pick my profile pictures very carefully! XD Sadly, I have no idea what she is from, or if she is an original character. I think I found the picture on Pinterest awhile ago. That website has a surprisingly good selection of anime pictures.

I don't think it will shut down anytime soon, but who knows what the future holds...

And about that link... HELL YEAH! :D

BTW, we seem to have a lot of mutual friends on this website lol. I also talk to Ratohnhaketon and Raging_Berserker.
Raging_Berserker Jul 19, 9:48 AM
Haha you could read my message before this last one and start from there smh. It's good hearing from you though.

Man, I'm chilling right now. How is you doing?
Raging_Berserker Jul 16, 6:47 PM
Hey man, what's up? Been super long. What's goodie!?