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Anime Stats
Days: 16.0
Mean Score: 7.38
  • Total Entries99
  • Rewatched10
  • Episodes743
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Kotonoha no Niwa
Kotonoha no Niwa
Apr 15, 2017 9:39 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Summer Wars
Summer Wars
Apr 15, 2017 9:37 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Apr 15, 2017 9:37 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 10
Manga Stats
Days: 0.3
Mean Score: 9.33
  • Total Entries3
  • Reread0
  • Chapters34
  • Volumes5
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Lodoss-tou Senki: Deedlit Monogatari
Lodoss-tou Senki: Deedlit Monogatari
Mar 15, 2009 8:33 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 8
Lodoss-tou Senki: Eiyuu Kishi Den
Lodoss-tou Senki: Eiyuu Kishi Den
Mar 15, 2009 8:33 PM
On-Hold -/38 · Scored 10
Lodoss-tou Senki: Haiiro no Majo
Lodoss-tou Senki: Haiiro no Majo
Dec 31, 1969 4:00 PM
Completed 22/22 · Scored 10

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hazecloud Apr 17, 2:43 PM
Sword Art Online. Say no more :)
Kapodaco Jun 17, 2017 4:08 PM
Interesting stuff, dude. Thanks for filling me in.
ButtermeupScotty Mar 21, 2017 6:19 PM
My name is jeff
Universalx Aug 16, 2016 9:23 AM
You can find a lot of anime with great dubs and they have been getting better at making them :) I love watching the old dubs and because they are older, you don't have all of the same voice actors as a lot of the FUNimation dubs :P The studio ghibli films are the best and I even have 6 of them as the limited edition steelbooks e.g. these ones http://imgur.com/a/gXVex Have you seen Yu Yu Hakusho? people say it has one of the best dubs ever made.
vattu Aug 15, 2016 12:16 PM
Criticism about your Hokuto no Ken movie review: "Taking a 100-episode series and trying to squash it all into a two-hour movie" Well that is impossible because not all those episodes were even released...
zetsu_shoren Jan 20, 2016 8:25 PM
Do you have a copy of what you deleted though? lol
Kuruwin Oct 1, 2015 11:06 PM
Good for those who haven't watched the series for sure. Personally i originally skipped the filler episodes but recently i wanted to add Nadia to complete list and i did have that attitude of "can't be that bad"......boy was i wrong.
Suna_Kujira Feb 16, 2015 10:09 AM
I'm a completionist when it comes to watching anime. All the episodes have to be watched before I can give my final rating. Still, if they are as terrible as you say, maybe I'll skip them at first and come back to the episodes after I finish the series. Again, thank you for the warning
Suna_Kujira Feb 16, 2015 3:47 AM
I have to say I really enjoyed your review for Nadia: The secret of blue water. Now I feel like I'm prepared to watch the 'bad' episodes you mentioned. Thank you!
Shining_Falcon Apr 10, 2014 7:01 AM
Well to be fair, I wasn't expecting such a great review or giving such a heartfelt reply.
Anyway, no trouble. Dub performances are under appreciated these days.
I'm sure you and I could both go on for hours about it, so I'll save the list for another comment.

And thanks for agreeing. I suppose it depends on how strongly you connect and resonate with a film or series and that helps you to look past some of the lower points of it. Doing one thing above and beyond what was expected tends to eclipse some of these smaller points as well; both good and bad.

And thanks for understanding and listening to my opinion. I appreciate it.

And yes. I believe I saw the Disney dub of Castle in the Sky. Although someday I'd like to compare it to the sub and the Streamline dub. Be interesting to see an old film like its new again. Even if the dub was top-tier. I still think Muska had one of the best villain roles I've heard to date. A minimalist approach to villainy that was just shy of megalomania. It's hard to balance it on the edge of the two, which is why I tend to remember villains from series.

And that's my rant for today. Now I got to get back to exam studying.

And yes, I already had a look at your blog. Impressive. I'll read some of the other reviews later when I get the chance. Up until now I've been relying on my own opinion, Animenewsnetworks decent reviews, and a few old justdub reviews.

So that's that. Talk to you later when I can.:)

P.S. If you're willing to give a few recommendations I'd be more than happy to look at them. Just check my completed list beforehand. Later.
Shining_Falcon Apr 9, 2014 7:20 PM
Thank you very much for your review of "The Wind Rises". For a supporter of dubs, I can see you know your stuff.
Still while most points I can agree with, and I know you said it was just an opinion, I'd like to voice my opinion. And just being clear, I have utmost respect for your work in dub reviewing. I just expect some respect when I tell you my opinion.

I felt that the monotone voice of the male lead works well with the solemn reverence given to this story of a bygone era. As a swan song film, this story is layered with nostalgia and hints of missing something from the past. Anything remembered by someone in quiet room with a cigarette in hand is always remembered with a fondness as well as with reverence and respect. Even if we expect energy and exuberance from these screen characters from all his previous works, this wasn't one of his "previous" works. It was a celebration of everything accomplished and a reflection on a life well spent in a world that has changed so much.

Back to your points, yes I agree that some people were weak when you look at this as a heartfelt love story. But I was genuinely touched by this film. I believe it was a masterpiece. And I wanted to say why. So thanks for an excellent dub review. Keep up the good work, and I'll attempt to put some of what I just said into an acceptable review. Thanks for reading. I appreciate it.:)

P.S. I also loved Jack Fletcher's work on Castle in the Sky. Thanks for remembering.
KidBoruto Nov 21, 2013 12:39 AM
Hi friend, what have you been up to lately?

I'm watching Pokemon Season 01: Indigo League, and I'm also playing Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3).
LibraOtaku Aug 21, 2012 6:35 AM
Hi Jturner!
I was looking through your list of Anime, and I noticed that you also have these three: Castle In The Sky, Spirited Away, and Whisper Of The Heart., please be my friend and talk to me on my profile!
xm0123 Mar 7, 2012 10:20 AM
Oh really? You know more than I do when it comes to dub actors and studios, and you constantly namedrop retro 1990s anime; either you're just being modest when I say you're hardcore, or you were a hardcore anime fan, but have mellowed out now. The second theory would explain you always referencing older anime.

Wait, was this before the internet? If so, I could understand you not knowing about those movies.

Oh, and there's no need to recommend FMA to me. You did read my profile, right? How I said it was FMA that made me stop hating Japanese animation, and my review of the older FMA anime? Hell, the FMA manga is my favorite graphic novel series of all time. I'm plenty covered enough when it comes to me knowing the awesomeness of FMA. Edward's even on my favorite characters list!

As for Lodoss, I've definitely heard of that, but I'm not sure I would like it. Sounds like a ripoff of every RPG that came out in the 1980s and early 1990s. And I'm not exactly a huge fan of Lord of the Rings either. Still, I could be wrong. Maybe in the far flung future, I might look into that.

And I know about Nadia, that does look like something I would like. I'm still a little busy watching some more recent anime at the moment, but again, maybe in the far future, I'll look into it.
xm0123 Mar 6, 2012 7:14 AM
Wait, you're a hardcore anime fan, who doesn't like violence? That would make you an anomaly. Wait! I shouldn't say anomaly, that could be considered insulting. You're a rebel! A rebel amongst anime fans! Fight the power! (I still think Princess Mononoke is Miyazaki's weakest film, but you said it was an acquired taste, so okay.)

Oh! That's what that movie is! Yeah, I have heard of that, I guess I just had a brainfart last night.

But unlike you, I can stand violence in my media, provided it's not for shock value. Even if something makes me whence (which is very rare), I won't stop. There's been two scenes in Higurashi that made me cringe, but I couldn't stop reading because I'm that drawn into its setting. And censoring the violence would've weakened the impact, so yeah.

But I will agree with you on rape. I don't like it, at all. Whatever Wicked City is, I'll avoid it. But why the hell would you even watch that and Ninja Scroll if you hate sensationalized violence? You surely had to have known what to expect.

Hey guess what? I also prefer the newer score in Laputa. It's one of the most beautiful soundtracks I've ever heard, and another reason I prefer the Disney edition. As for Arriety, I don't like to watch movies in theaters, but when it comes out on video, I'll definitely check it out.