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Anime Stats
Days: 91.5
Mean Score: 6.10
  • Total Entries512
  • Rewatched103
  • Episodes5,232
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Oct 10, 6:27 PM
Watching 1/26 · Scored -
Mousou Dairinin
Mousou Dairinin
Oct 10, 6:00 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Koi Kaze
Koi Kaze
Oct 10, 6:00 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 10.5
Mean Score: 7.85
  • Total Entries83
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,712
  • Volumes210
Manga History Last Manga Updates
May 26, 3:28 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored -
May 25, 12:24 AM
Completed 10/10 · Scored -
Masamune-kun no Revenge
Masamune-kun no Revenge
Apr 14, 1:17 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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tsubagakure Sep 13, 9:32 AM
shann0n Aug 9, 9:03 AM
hi! ~
Ratohnhaketon 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?
Ratohnhaketon 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!?
Nintendofan204 Jul 13, 11:55 PM
Same here. We definitely understand each other!

Wow. Interesting. I just searched for pictures of the manga and the art really is crazy good.

You make a good about point that. He does need to do it IRL. You can't leave a girl like that hanging!

Yeah, those probably would have been better versions of the quote.

I'm not sure why didn't he go back to a cool avatar... Maybe Asuna didn't want him to? And yeah, Sunohara definitely did get more time to shine than Klein did. Speaking of Sunohara, I always shipped him and Tomoyo (not Tomoya lol). The way he screwed around with her and she kicked his ass every time... they were meant to be if you ask me.

I have a couple of other people I talk to on here. One person I recently discovered via an old forum post, just like I did with you. If I'm ever looking for another friend I guess that's the place to go. I just have to search for someone who sounds likeable, and then send a friend request! XD

For awhile I was only using Pocket Mal and not this site, but I've been on it a lot more recently since I started watching anime on a daily basis again. I'm glad to see you on here as well!

Yeah, I debated whether I wanted to become one, but the price really isn't bad at al,l so I decided to go for it. Plus, I do want to support this website. It's an important website for this community and I would never want to see it shut down, so it feels good to support it while also getting a few extra features.
Ratohnhaketon Jul 13, 3:22 PM
Apologies for the late reply. I recognize your name from phantom19's profile. Really he's been a great guy to discuss anime with.

Yeah, that's quite a rarity on MAL. While Tsuiokuhen has been a highly rated anime, I don't often run into people with it in their favorites. Maybe an even greater anomaly is finding someone else who would love both that and Clannad. It definitely shows versatility.

I put FMA: 03 into the list as sort of a placeholder for both series. While I do prefer it to Brotherhood, I think they're both remarkable in their own rights. I mainly like FMA 03 more because of how it explores the philosophy of the series more, particularly equivalent exchange and the notion of "All is one and one is all." Also, I really liked what they did with the other side of the gate much more.
Nintendofan204 Jul 12, 11:54 AM
I don't have a great social life either. I have friends and I get along with a lot of people, but I don't really have super close friends. I have never had someone who I have consistently seen as a best friend. I have always preferred spending time alone to hanging out with people, as people often irritate me when I spend too much time with them. I really hope I can make some real friends in college. I want to meet people who understand me fully and rarely piss me off. You know, people who I wouldn't mind hanging out with on a weekly basis.

I'll have to see for myself. The Red Wedding was one of the most impactful moments in GoT, but definitely not the most violent. I can think of a few other scenes that disturbed me much more. Is the anime for Berserk as violent as the manga? I feel like the manga is probably more extreme.

Yeah. At least he has done the deed with Asuna... ;)

I am a fan of Shirou as well. I'm glad to see you are. He is definitely very misunderstood by the anime community. A lot of people think he is "boring" or an "average MC", but I think he is actually pretty interesting. I even like the quotes of his that everyone makes fun of: "People die if they are killed." and "Just because you're correct, doesn't mean you're right."

The first quote is extremely direct, and it does sound stupid if you don't think about it. But it makes more sense if you fully understand it. There are a few people in this thread who explain it well: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1135979

I never understood why people criticized the second quote. After a bit of thought it should make sense. Just because someone is correct, doesn't mean what they are saying is morally right. Just like you said, a lot of people think selflessness is idiotic. And perhaps they are correct, but that doesn't mean they are truly right.

And thank you for understanding. As for Mahouka, I wasn't crazy for the anime when I first watched it. I did like it though. The LN has me a lot more interested for some reason. Perhaps it is simply better, but I think it could also have to do with the fact that I am a lot different now and can appreciate certain aspects of it better.

I like Kirito, but he definitely isn't the greatest character. He is overrated, but also overhated. BTW, I'm not sure if you remember, but his original avatar was pretty cool looking. He looked a lot tougher and cooler: http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/swordartonline/images/f/f1/Kirito_CBT_Avatar.png/revision/latest?cb=20130622010342

I guess the point was for him to be an average guy that wanted to look and be cooler than he was. And yeah, he is OP. I wish Klein was shown more and got some cool abilities instead of Kirito getting everything. Klein deserves a piece of the harem, too!

Yeah, it's a pretty great deal. It's a bit boring and the day feels long, but I can't really complain. I have it a lot better than a lot of people my age do.

It's hard to not write a lot! I exchange long comments with a couple of other people on this website, and it takes forever to write. But it's worth it because we have great conversations.