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Anime Stats
Days: 77.8
Mean Score: 7.11
  • Total Entries341
  • Rewatched7
  • Episodes4,546
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Feb 19, 2021 9:55 AM
Completed 26/26 · Scored 8
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Nov 4, 2020 2:49 AM
Dropped -/12 · Scored -
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
Nov 3, 2020 10:30 AM
Watching 5/12 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 315.3
Mean Score: 6.97
  • Total Entries723
  • Reread11
  • Chapters55,884
  • Volumes3,381
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Maoujou de Oyasumi
Maoujou de Oyasumi
7 hours ago
Reading 329/? · Scored -
Yozakura Quartet
Yozakura Quartet
May 29, 8:24 PM
Reading 173/? · Scored -
Shounen no Abyss
Shounen no Abyss
May 29, 7:46 PM
Reading 137/? · Scored -

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DraconisMarch Jun 18, 2012 12:20 PM
Ai fucking Enma for the win.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica for the win.
NorthPole Dec 1, 2011 3:49 PM
Archaeon Oct 21, 2011 2:21 PM
Ah, I think I understand what you're getting at.

I found Daikichi to be perfectly fine, but that's looking at him in the role of parent. He doesn't need development as all of the stress has been worked out already, and his daily life follows a routine that he's comfortable with (and probably had to work hard to get in the first place).

If you look at him purely as a character who needs development then I have to disagree. He's very well characterised from the start of the manga, and all that's really needed during the second half is the acknowledgement that he doesn't have anything to prove anymore.

Development's not always necessary, especially when the role is supposed to represent stability.
Archaeon Oct 20, 2011 6:58 AM
Yes, it only covers the childhood portion of the story.

To be honest though, I didn't find the second half generic or boring at all. There's an element of truth to how Rin and Kouki are as teenagers, and while the ending was a surprise, it certainly wasn't unusual. These things happen in every country.

Gaichi Oct 10, 2011 7:04 AM
Hello :)
Heh you have very high compatibility with me (83.5%)
So you like watch psychological genre too like me?
Archaeon Aug 31, 2011 5:40 AM
Those things would have been nice, but I quite liked the fact that the reader was simply dropped into the story without any explanations whatsoever. I think that explaining too many things would have removed a lot of the mystery from it, which is the main reason I loved YKK. No explanations are given for stuff like the fungi, and nobody in the story understands why they take the shapes they do so the reader is left in the same position as the characters - having to surmise their own conclusions and possibilities.

Archaeon Aug 30, 2011 8:47 AM
Ah yes. It's one of the things that people often comment on with YKK, and to be honest it's a fair point. Personally I didn't see anything wrong with it as for me it highlighted the passage of time in terms of people that Alpha knows and meets rather than in days and hours.

I'm glad you liked it :)
Archaeon Aug 25, 2011 7:53 AM
Sorry for the late reply.

I have to agree with you on the first half of Usagi Drop. The manga kind of went off on a tangent when it came to the high school years, and I thought the ending could have been handled in a much better manner.

The price of DVDs has long been an issue which people in the industry try to gloss over by blaming things like fansubs. In truth, the studios make a loss or just barely break even on certain types of show that are aimed at the minority market. They make up the shortfall in funds by increasing the license fee for overseas distribution, and as we get a lot of anime sublicensed from the US, we in Europe have an additional fee added onto the cost already paid, plus the european distributors profit margin.

The industry needs to change its mentality and its business model if it wants to keep in the modern market place. It's that simple.
Archaeon Aug 19, 2011 2:56 PM
My thoughts on adaptations of manga?

Only the likes of Nodame Cantabile, FMA: Brotherhood, etc, actually work well as anime (in the case of Nodame, possibly better since music is central to the story).

I don't mind a good adaptation of good source material, but the problem is that the source material these days is rarely something that should see any form of animation. I've commented on it a fair bit in a few of my reviews over this past year, and it's no secret that I criticise the industry for ignoring the vast market that exists outside of Japan in an effort to retain the minority markets that have long supported the industry, and also to coax new and younger viewers into anime by feeding them a steady dose of harems and panty shots.

The simple fact is that the biggest untapped market for anime now is the Western audience over the age of 25, but one look at the last two seasons of anime and it's obvious that the mature fan is either being patronised and belittled (that 30-san series was appalling). The only saving grace is that this season the mature fan can watch Usagi Drop (which is turning out to be a good adaptation).

I want more original content from the industry, and more shows aimed at the over 25 age group that aren't sex and violence (because apparently that's what "mature" means in anime and manga).

Sorry for the small rant but adaptations are only the tip of the iceberg where the industry's concerned, and the majority of studios and execs are too stubborn and hidebound to see what the industry could be.
TanyaLovecraft Aug 14, 2011 12:01 PM
Was taking to long to scroll down to my comments ( ̄へ ̄)♪
TanyaLovecraft Aug 13, 2011 9:57 PM
That one can stay up~ <3
TanyaLovecraft Aug 13, 2011 8:23 PM
Oh! Perfect! Forgot I could do that rofl!
TanyaLovecraft Aug 13, 2011 8:10 PM
Cause it's an adult mongo =x
Rofl i took it down cause it was annoying scrolling over it xD
TanyaLovecraft Aug 13, 2011 7:44 PM
*Tilts her head to the side smiling.* Just a little bit, most people don't seem to notice it ^_~
TanyaLovecraft Aug 13, 2011 6:50 PM
Just trying to get the right layout and personality injected into it ^^;
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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