Kaminari-kun's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 182.2
Mean Score: 5.27
  • Total Entries922
  • Rewatched1
  • Episodes10,782
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)
Sep 20, 12:07 PM
Watching 11/12 · Scored -
Sakura Quest
Sakura Quest
Sep 20, 11:19 AM
Completed 25/25 · Scored 6
Sep 20, 6:40 AM
Watching 19/? · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 52.3
Mean Score: 5.77
  • Total Entries149
  • Reread0
  • Chapters9,134
  • Volumes1,046
Manga History Last Manga Updates
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion
Jul 25, 10:20 AM
Reading 67/? · Scored -
Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga
Jul 25, 9:32 AM
Reading 141/? · Scored 9
Prison School
Prison School
Jul 25, 7:27 AM
Reading 259/? · Scored -


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Gluzin May 22, 11:00 AM
Thanks, I've been wanting to watch Macross for a long time now.
Gluzin May 18, 1:16 PM
Who's that qt in your picture?
DoctorWasabi Feb 15, 2016 5:52 PM
I want you inside me
Lindle Jan 17, 2016 2:16 PM
I wouldn't feel too embarrassed, you were one of like ten people who did that.
Lindle Jan 17, 2016 12:02 PM
Just making sure everyone's aware that the previous CnC 2015 thread they posted in was the discussion thread and not the vote thread, and that this is the actual voting thread.
Suna_Kujira May 21, 2015 4:40 AM
Hey man, could you help nominating MW this week? I'd really like this Blue N Rescue Mission thingy to be a success, so it would be greatly appreciated.
Adam_R May 25, 2014 4:46 PM
Forgot to mention the second Natsume, I liked the two-part stories, one with Reiko's backstory and the other introduces Taki. Second season is maybe a bit more prominent than the first with reflections on life etc..
Adam_R May 24, 2014 9:11 PM
Good point that the new LoGH will be a different interpretation of the novels. It could be like Ghost in the Shell: SAC, where there's slightly different character designs and such than the original films. Maybe the new series will have less of the narrator...in the original, the narrator sometimes talked on a little bit too much.

Gurren Lagann was well thought out for that type of show, and many of the characters had complete character arcs, including Simon's. From what I remember of Gurren (haven't seen since 2011), a couple of the characters like Rosseiu were re-written halfway through the show. I'd have to finish KlK to have any more impressions of it. In general, even with huge amount of twists, I've enjoyed the amazing Imaishi works (GL, Panty and Stocking, etc.).

With JoJo, the animation is much improved, as well as the artwork (close-ups and facial expressions, plus the backgrounds are still really detailed). What I like best is the new cast of characters. They're all pretty colorful and humorous. (Example: in one episode, the characters were surprised they had birthmarks on their backs?!?) Jotaro is maybe the least likable of this new team, but still alright. The pacing has really kept up in the first 8 episodes.

Episode 7 (the monkey/ship) was the weakest episode so far. Episode 8 was very good, though. Some confrontations can feel less epic if they only last one episode. We'll see how the fights are managed going forward. Still pure fun in general.

Ping Pong is much more of a psychological drama than other sports anime. We've got a really interesting, fleshed-out, developed cast of characters. Smile has immense talent, but doesn't seem to care as much as others. Akuma has worked his tail off, but just doesn't have the talent. Peco was a star as a child, but has fallen back a bit. China is a interesting guy, too, as the foreign guy with huge expectations.

Episode 7 was an excellent portrayal of the student/coach bond between "Butterfly Joe" and Smile. Animation, as usual from Yuasa, very artsy and fluid.

It takes a much different approach than most sports anime. The character types in this show exist in competitive sport clubs all across the world.
Adam_R Apr 8, 2014 12:15 AM
I've really let myself go on the comments...No excuse for me going this long.

With Mononoke, each arc is basically (in many ways) the same type of revenge story. There's also the same type of things happening (like using the scales and some of the other tools the Medicine Man carries around). It's presented cool enough to not feel repetitive, but it doesn't have the same type of depth that Mushishi has, so in the end it is not really a Mushishi 2.0.

Kyousou Giga TV finally does justice to the concept after those horrible OVAs. Very good and original fantasy worldbuilding. It's like a combination of Alice and Wonderland and technology with some magic sprinkled in. Also some inspiration from Buddhism and maybe other religions I don't know enough about. Very vibrant art, animation, and character designs. The family was developed pretty well, although some other characters were under-utilized. The exposition of how the world works was integrated seamlessly at times, though there were also some awkward moments of 10 straight minutes of exposition toward the end.

A nice kinda-metaphysical story with theme of family and finding their identity. Better than some of the other recent philosophical shows I've seen (like Gilgamesh, which was awful). No villains, so the conflict feels fresh. Nice job.

For the LoGH remake, the visuals might be improved, but I don't know how they could match the god-tier voice acting and OST of the original.

It's an interesting idea, but not so interesting if it's not new content. But it's a good idea, and good to get new fans into it. The only LoGH anime so far with different animation and voice acting was Golden Wings, and that was pretty bad. Hopefully this does the show justice. Maybe they'll add more fan service for the female characters!

Hard to say much about Kill la Kill until i've seen it. It appears to have the same type of formula as Gurren Lagann, but GL has more Rule of Cool because it had super robots.

GL also had a much stronger message of fighting the power and going against authority; the standard shounen message except 10x more forceful. From what I've seen, the messagen isn't as strong in KlK.

I started Space Dandy and Witch Craft Works, but I'm not looking forward to finishing...:/
Vanessa Mar 29, 2014 11:57 AM
Hey there ^_^
How have you been?
I really missed writing you, so much has happened and I sadly had to be inactive for a while. I'm living with my dad now (not with my mum anymore) :) Sadly the internet connection here is very slow which makes it difficult for me to watch anime.. (I have to watch through streaming, and even then it takes a long time to load)
I've noticed though that the less anime I watch, the more I'm able to appreciate what I do see - sounds weird but is somehow true. xD Not sure if that is a good thing..
Are you looking forward to any of the upcoming anime for the spring season? (I know - Mushishi of course! ..but what else? :D)
Thanks to the Fantasy Anime League (which I will be joining for the first time) I watched the majority of trailers currently available. :3
Adam_R Jan 24, 2014 12:52 PM
Like you said, the boxing matches were built up extremely well. Some fighters were especially effective against in-boxing/"peek-a-boo" style, so Ippo had to really counter against that with training/techniques. The obstacles Ippo had to overcome were built up pretty well, to counter-match Ippo's tremendous power.

Perhaps the biggest weakness in Mononoke is that Kutsuriuri remains mysterious throughout the show. We don't know his name and background, or even why he's hunting mononoke. He's the guy that knows more than everyone else about each situation, and he likes to have his version of fun, and get everyone else killed, before slaying the mononoke. I didn't find the Medicine Seller's mysteriousness boring, but certainly anyone who wants to know about him would be disappointed.

The other characters in each story have well-done personality, backdrops, and development (when needed). The show's characters in general work really well for an episodic series, unless one is bothered by how enigmatic the main character is...

There are two versions of the HxH opening song that sound almost exactly the same...Yeah, it's a typical Madhouse job done well (from the 30-some episodes I've seen). Very well-animated, strong characters, and the tactical nature.

Uchuu Senkan Yamato so far is a very good space series. One of the oldest -good- mecha adventures. Plenty of detail into the technology of the battleship. Some of the humor was funny. There were some tactical missions (like navigating through an asteroid field), and some combat with the aliens. The plot was simple, but had some diversity (every episode wasn't totally similar). Sometimes the characters make unusual decisions, but otherwise it's really good. Exploring the great unknown, as you mentioned. It's probably better than Macross in some ways for an older space opera, although Macross focuses more on different things.

Kill la Kill is good fun. The style is obviously from the Gainax team. Not much else to say until I get further into the story. From this season, Space Dandy and Wizard Barristers are all right.

How was the Mushishi special? The visuals were a bit below the series, but the story was fantastic. It effectively portrayed the unique sibling bond the two characters had, and I really liked the overall scenario. The music was atmospheric and brilliant. Great episode.
Adam_R Dec 9, 2013 10:12 AM
Ippo stuff:

I went through Chihayafuru 2 recently, and I feel like it was still pretty enjoyable. Some matches were way too quick (like Chihaya vs. the Ice Queen), some were a bit slow, and some had perfect pacing (like the team tournament final, which was satisfying.). I liked it well enough, but it still needs another season for closure.

I'll give the new sports title a go eventually, maybe when they're finished airing.

Mononoke was awesome. Art and animation are eye-popping, to say the least. The art style feels like it is on parchment paper which gives it a really unique feel. It's like a classic, old picture-book come to life. Gankutsuou had a similar coloring style, but the background texture was different The character designs are very unorthodox, and stand out from the typical anime. The animation is "slide-show" animation done right. Even though most of this was a set of moving pictures, there is always something happening on screen, and it was usually suspenseful. SHAFT could learn from this show...The music is done with traditional Japanese instruments, and fits the series well. The premise is bizarre, but very well-realized. The portrayal of evil spirits manifesting from peoples' desires or regrets gives a representation of the dark side of the human condition. The Umibozu arc, digging into the characters' worst fears, was particularly effective.

Overall, Mononoke feels like an epic journey, and it takes full advantage of the medium (creating a unique visual experience).

Planetes was also a great watch for me. It contains a lot in 26 episodes...there's some drama, action, romance (done well, not with weak male lead and tsundere girl or whatever). It deals with heavy themes, like the effects of isolation and loneliness. There are some political aspects explored, as well. Definitely worth a watch if you ever have time.

Is Hunter x Hunter remake one of the best shounen you've seen? Also, does Kyousou Giga TV finally make sense? Both the OVAs were pretty bad...
Adam_R Nov 15, 2013 12:06 AM
Hmmm, what do you think makes an exceptional sports title?

I feel like Ippo is a notch better than other sport shounen (like Kuroko no Basket) in a few areas. There is better characterization and match build-up in Ippo (partly due to the amount of episodes, but also better writing). Also, the matches in Ippo have some sense of believability compared to Kuroko (although maybe not as realistic as Ookiku Furikabutte). I still like Kuroko, though...:)
BRhueBR Nov 1, 2013 1:52 PM
Aw c'mon, you made it look like it's a few percent higher! Do you guys have more shared anime?

I often do the same. I'd say that the fact of me having a Kino theme and not seeing the anime is a lot more awkward. I wouldn't say Samurai Champloo is similar to Bebop. Influenced, yes, but you wouldn't see many similarities.
BRhueBR Nov 1, 2013 11:34 AM
Wait, there can be such a high compatibility!? Madness...

Yeah, I even have a Kino-themed list. It's been on my planned list for a very long time, but whenever I'm looking through it, this title seems to fly past me unnoticed and I pick something else. I'll definitely watch Aria and Kino after I'm finished re-watching LotGH and Samurai Champloo - I'd highly recommend the latter if you're looking for a more laid-back story.

You know what they say: kids can talk without words. Now that I think of it, we probably picked-up each others languages without even noticing.