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Anime Stats
Days: 67.5
Mean Score: 4.52
  • Total Entries366
  • Rewatched6
  • Episodes4,201
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam
6 hours ago
Watching 30/43 · Scored 6
Evil or Live
Evil or Live
Nov 17, 4:11 PM
Watching 6/? · Scored 1
Aikatsu Stars!
Aikatsu Stars!
Nov 13, 5:02 PM
Watching 81/? · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 1.9
Mean Score: 4.55
  • Total Entries24
  • Reread0
  • Chapters309
  • Volumes37
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuuzoku ni Ikimashita Report
Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuuzoku ni Ikimashita Report
Jul 27, 7:31 AM
Completed 6/6 · Scored 8
Yasashii Sekai no Tsukurikata
Yasashii Sekai no Tsukurikata
Mar 28, 11:35 AM
Dropped 7/37 · Scored 5
Maria-sama ga Miteru
Maria-sama ga Miteru
Oct 21, 2015 6:37 PM
Dropped 14/48 · Scored 4


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kawyua Yesterday, 1:00 PM
what got you to use わ end particle?

It probably isn't the first time I've ever seen it in writing, but it is quite rare. I read that it is a part of kansaiben and used to soften? the sentence, both of which I have a hard time understanding already, lol. Well. Yeah, I can't quite comprehend its context when I try to read it out, so it has been on my mind all day.
Leupho Nov 9, 7:27 AM

My only desire is for that anime to be available for the widest audience possible, so if you want to take it over it can only be a good thing! I’ve been struggling with getting some proofread on my episodes to make sure the quality wasn’t too bad, even now actually... so if you plan on doing some quality job directly from the Japanese raw there’s no way I’d mind. Feel free doing so! And if there’s anything I can do let me know ~
Veronin Oct 7, 4:35 AM
Haha. Truly, it should have had an episode count of infinity. And all episodes focusing on Aoi!! (I need to finish one day...)

We'll go to both Vancouver and my hometown. There's not a whole lot to do in the latter, though, so the Vancouver Waterfront or something could be a nice, romantic place to spend New Year's Eve!

I can't even fathom how weird it will feel being back in Canada after a year and a half.
Veronin Sep 30, 8:21 PM
Thanks. I seem to have triggered someone, though!
MintzZz Sep 30, 5:40 PM
Sounds intriguing, but I'll probably have to put it on the backburner for a while considering its length, and I'm not too keen on the art style either. I don't usually like bright and colorful designs, which is why I've avoided stuff like Precure and Aikatsu all this time. It would be worth checking it out to see how it influenced the dark magical girl anime of today.

Admittedly, a lot of contemporary magical girl stuff bother me because of how much they've strayed from the themes and tropes of precursors such as Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura (Madoka doesn't get enough credit for how similar it is to Sailor Moon, I feel). It seems to me that many of those shows just simply make their characters look like magical girls, and then proceed to do their own thing, like pointlessly adding dark backstories and gore or just completely catering to the fanservice crowd. Magical Girl Raising Project and Fate/kaleid Prisma are the worst of these from what I've seen. I'm not saying that everything has to be some derivative of what came before since I love seeing new takes or continuations of older ideas (completely original stuff wouldn't hurt either), but they have to be meaningful or at least interesting. The upcoming Mahou Shoujo Site anime is only prolonging this trend.

That aside, Rose of Versailles is really good so far. Episodes 1 and 2 felt a little dull, but other than that, the series has managed to keep me interested. Oscar, Andre, and Fersen are currently my favorite characters - they're all very likable in their own ways, and I'm looking forward to their development as the series go on, especially Oscar. Marie turned out completely different from how I envisioned her to be. Because of that, every time a named character appears I went straight to Google to read a bit about them lol. And regarding what you've said before, I can definitely see how much Utena is influenced by it, from the rose and thorn imagery to the winding stairways. Now I only have to wait until the revolution. :3
StyleF1re Sep 26, 11:15 PM
I definitely can see that after this most recent episode. I swear, Ako can be pretty alluring in the way she acts, looks, and conducts her business. And her troupe/catchphrase is much more appealing than Laura's "omoshiroi ja nai." As for Kirara, she proved she can be sweet as well to balance out her saltiness of those episodes from prior months. Beautiful episode nonetheless with them being good role models and seniors to the children. Good vibes all around!

Yeah, please do. My scores will never justify my approval and like for the series! haha
StyleF1re Sep 26, 4:34 AM
Let me add onto the previous comment...

Just watched Stars ep. 74 and was pretty taken away in what I saw. Heck, "taken away" might actually be an understatement. Kirara was rather delightful this time around while Ako was pretty captivating with her spontaneous personality. Seriously! These two need to be put together like this more often. They killed it on stage too!
StyleF1re Sep 25, 11:56 PM
Definitely enjoyment! Symphogear, in my book and based on what I've seen, is easily the greatest trainwreck series in history. The story tends to be downright stupid and painfully melodramatic at times, but can't go wrong with all the "Engrish" on display in early seasons and the spectacular first episodes for ALL FOUR seasons to date. Like, this series knows how to kick off a show. As for closing the deal, not so much! haha but for real this season in particular is not that ridiculous compared to some of the previous ones. Other than that, I love the styles employed for the music, characters, and animation style. Characters especially have a lot of bite. It just all works for me, so you should see for yourself. I'd take a 3 of Symphogear over maybe a 3 for Aho Girl and probably Konbini Kareshi of this season!
Veronin Sep 25, 10:46 PM
Thanks! I have recently taught her the beauty of wearing side ponytails!

I haven't read it, but while I have heard slightly better things, it's by no means supposed to be anything great. Certainly more worthwhile VNs to read - Steins;Gate is really nice with regards to its source material, if you haven't tried that.
MintzZz Sep 21, 11:23 PM
I'm very impressed by the few clips and artwork I've seen of the Sangatsu no Lion adaptation, and considering that it's written by Umino Chiba, it's pretty much guaranteed a spot in my favorites. Going to wait until the second season finishes airing before I watch it, though.

I've gone through changes as well when it comes to anime, so I can see where you're coming from. Just last year Evangelion and Tatami Galaxy were among my favorites, but after a rewatch and some contemplation, that's no longer the case. Likewise, I initially disliked Madoka but gradually warmed up to it over time. As for Monogatari, I don't think you'll be changing your mind anytime soon about your favorite adaptation. :P Even as a fanboy I can acknowledge that the quality of the series has been decreasing as it went on (ok, Nise and Neko were huge dips in quality), with a few notable exceptions like Hana, the Hitagi Arc in Second Season, and the Sodachi Arcs in Owari. Kizu was disappointing as a whole, it's probably my least favorite part of the entire series.

Hey, that's entirely fine by me, you rate however you like. As long as both parties can discuss the shows in question sensibly, the assigned numerical scores are of little consequence.

Finally finished Ima Soku, and wow, what a harrowing experience it was. Only complaints are the characters, especially Shu and Hamdo, and the ending, which felt too convenient. What's this Ojamo Doremi thing you're watching, by the way?
MintzZz Sep 16, 11:37 PM
That's understandable since I'm a big fan of shows like Hidamari Sketch and Yuyushiki. Instead of that, we get rather shallow yuri fanservice and loli/shota jokes that legitimately made me feel uncomfortable, in between repetitive feel-good storylines that did nothing to reinforce the show's themes beyond the first or second time. You don't seem a contrarian nor a meanie at all, don't worry.

I wouldn't have approached you if I expect everyone to like the same things, considering your scores for Bakemonogatari and Penguindrum LOL.
Hmmm... sounds interesting. I'm gonna need to add a couple more friends before I can try that out. :p

Why not? I like that, distribution-wise, it's very similar to my own. I'll check out Rose of Versailles after I finish Ima Soko.
MintzZz Sep 16, 12:09 PM
Completely agree with your Maid Dragon review, it's mindboggling seeing it heralded on social media as a highly progressive portrayal of LGBT when in reality it's not much different from the usual fanservice shows, especially with how much screen time is devoted to Kanna and the Mexican goddess.

Also liked your Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku review. It's too bad that I disliked Kaiba haha.
StyleF1re Sep 16, 6:37 AM
Wow. That series actually ended almost two years ago. Sheesh! Didn't even realize it's been this long since. Don't remind me about being near the top or negative with reviews either! haha

Anyway, I'm curious to see what comes of the reboot. Sounds the part, but needs to get to looking the part as well. Very important to have both for a well-rounded product.

Yup. I hope ACCA was that sign of the studio turning the corner. It's been quite a monumental slide or slump since Chihayafuru 2, prior to ACCA.
StyleF1re Sep 15, 10:43 PM
I went straight to bed afterward. Even with rest and a clearer mind, I can't quite figure out whether I like or love CCS. Leaning more toward the former now though. Like, outside of those major arcs and battles of both the late 40s and late 60s, the show does look a bit drab and repetitive for what I'd give a 9 or 10 to. It's probably either a 7 or 8 from me now, but I actually want to look more into other episodes like the other night to confirm.

But anyway, I'll hold my breath for the upcoming TV series. I'm going to be pretty sad if the vibe stays consistent with what that new OVA showed me. The shoujo quirks like the flowery and chibi stuff need to take a hike! As for Ore Monogatari, that one died quickly with me from what I can recall... haha

Nonetheless, it all makes sense now with what you said and the guy who started the episode discussion (and submitted as a review) mentioned about. It's a big slap in the face for anime-exclusive folks like myself. I'll admit that it looks a bit clean color-wise, but I think the colors are a bit bright. The character details with the complexion for clothing, facial details, etc. just aren't cutting it for 2017 quality though. Now ACCA is quality with those same details when it comes to recent Madhouse adaptations!

Yup. I'm lost in thought now. Guide me to the next topic or whatnot... haha
StyleF1re Sep 14, 10:50 PM
Copy! I'll get to it sometime soon...

EDIT: Wow. What a disaster for me personally. The change in tone and art style left me completely shell-shocked. Couldn't even stay focused on the task at hand with trying to figure out what was happening among the characters. Heck, it even made me go back and look at episodes from the original series. Now I'm scrambling to figure out why I like CCS so much and gave it a 9/10. Holy moly!

I'll admit that I'm not in the brightest mood as I type this, but damn did this OVA and revisit to the original series not help my cause tonight!