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Anime Stats
Days: 20.8
Mean Score: 0.00
  • Total Entries51
  • Rewatched65
  • Episodes1,062
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Cutie Honey Universe
Cutie Honey Universe
Jan 6, 6:54 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Devilman: Crybaby
Devilman: Crybaby
Jan 6, 6:25 PM
Completed 10/10 · Scored -
Haikara-san ga Tooru Movie 1: Benio, Hana no 17-sai
Haikara-san ga Tooru Movie 1: Benio, Hana no 17-sai
Dec 27, 2017 4:05 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 5.4
Mean Score: 0.00
  • Total Entries26
  • Reread8
  • Chapters606
  • Volumes50
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Flying Witch
Flying Witch
Jan 8, 12:26 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
25-ji no Vacances
25-ji no Vacances
Jan 7, 4:45 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Shiroi Kumo
Shiroi Kumo
Nov 30, 2017 12:56 PM
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NudeBear Jan 12, 10:59 AM
For all the time I've spent on shitty anime forums, I'm somewhat glad I dodged alt-right radicalization. Count your blessings, stop reading the forums and save your mental health.
jal90 Jan 10, 5:10 PM
It's really cool! The animation looks fantastic, the colouring is smooth and appealing, and the characters are just endearing. Mari and Shirase were very cute together already and the new addition from episode 2 was fantastic. It's a very cute and likeable group.

I am hyped about it and I'm sure it will get even better when they actually set sail and travel, but so far the buildup is great and I appreciate that they take their time. I don't know if it will be able to tell what it wants to tell in one cour, that's why I kind of feel that this is planned to have at least two seasons. I could be wrong and it depends on how things go, but the pacing seems deliberately slow and quiet.

The only thing I'm not liking that much is the music, particularly how it's used. It's... too noisy and invasive, it kind of becomes a hindrance for the emotions instead of emphasizing them. It's funny because "Koi wa ameagari no you ni", which I watched today and is otherwise a very good first episode, seems to have the same problem. It's not that the sound itself is bad, but it just doesn't seem to fit the moment.
code Jan 8, 6:27 PM
Eh my review sucks.
Just thoughts on what I like in adaptations. I think this is equivalent to No Country for Old Men in how it's handled.

I was referring mainly to the message to the viewer, like how Cowboy Bebop has a depressing internal story but the point taken from it is optimistic. I do like all the things you noticed, though.

The original manga... wait until March since the official translation starts then (finally! a lot of older things are finally getting translations).
It had a strong rebirth theme but I think the point is "learn from this" rather than anything.
The obvious "humans are the real demons" is there, but in the manga it was more of a blunt statement whereas in Crybaby it feels like there's a different goal..
wariowariowario Jan 8, 8:45 AM
Hey, as you said, our conversation was derailing from the main topic of the thread so I'm replying here. Unfortunately, I do not remember where I read that essay as that happened quite some time ago, but it wasn't nearly as well-thought-out as you think it was. The guy who wrote it argued that only whites can be racist because... "they have it in their genes and virtually every white man is racist no matter what they do".

He definitely wasn't talking about this "prejudice plus power" concept of racism, he basically said that whites are racist "because they just are". He wrote just that, and didn't elaborate afterwards.

As a side note, this "prejuduce plus power" definitely reminds me of the historical Chinese concept of Tianxia.
code Jan 7, 3:09 AM
It's a blunt statement but I think there's a bit of optimism.

Not in the shown story, but in the implications.

Hope you liked it.
ClinT Jan 6, 7:11 PM
Josh said:
Finished Devilman. It's going to take me a few days to process what just happened. Death. Destruction. Despair.

I just finished and I don't know what to think about it. It turned me inside out. What are you feeling now?
zzzeally Jan 5, 8:52 PM
i do everything backwards :^)

jk idk either, i thought the dialogue in tatami galaxy was too quick so i kinda delayed it
i do plan on watching this tho sooner or later

maybe tonight idk.........
code Jan 5, 10:01 AM
duuuude

I have it open on my tv, going to watch it after I make some food.

NudeBear Jan 5, 7:53 AM
Me too buddy, me too. :(
NudeBear Jan 5, 7:24 AM
It's 2018 and people still think that trolling on twitter is an appropriate activity for a President.


Banter.
annmaryjay Jan 5, 7:18 AM
It's funny how you put some effort to pinpoint that :D
Kineta Jan 3, 4:25 AM
Happy New Year, Josh! And a belated Merry Christmas :)

I've been thinking of the PM you sent me back in Oct(?) since I read it, and I keep meaning to reply... but you know me. I think. Haha. Since all my paperwork was 6+ months old after my surgery, I had to jump through visa hoops again in the autumn. If my visa wasn't approved by Dec 1, I would have lost the funding for my position here. And I got approved on Nov 27. Talk about cutting it close. And then I had to start work on Dec 15 for the same reason. So things were a whirlwind!

But I'm all set up here in the city now. Have a beautiful flat only one block from the river, with the castle lit up at the river's bend. High ceilings, huge rooms, glorious bathtub--and even though it's a shared flat (2 rooms), no other roommate yet!

So in my personal/working life at least, I've almost gone back to a sense of normal again. Living with family at 31 for a indefinite period of time was really bruising my independent spirit.

How are things going there?
(Ah, and can reply in PM if you like. I just started typing and didn't stop...)
Comic_Sans Dec 31, 2017 6:40 PM
YW
BadLuckBecky Dec 31, 2017 4:08 PM
wow thankks c:::
Comic_Sans Dec 31, 2017 3:17 PM