Nishiyamo's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 233.3
Mean Score: 7.00
  • Total Entries615
  • Rewatched114
  • Episodes14,089
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
Sep 22, 10:26 AM
Watching 20/25 · Scored -
Kimi no Na wa.
Kimi no Na wa.
Sep 18, 4:15 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Baby Steps 2nd Season
Baby Steps 2nd Season
Aug 3, 3:16 AM
Watching 1/25 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 18.4
Mean Score: 7.69
  • Total Entries15
  • Reread1
  • Chapters3,145
  • Volumes183
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Okusama Guten Tag!
Okusama Guten Tag!
Dec 6, 2015 12:13 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Hikaru no Go
Hikaru no Go
Apr 28, 2015 5:51 PM
Completed 197/198 · Scored 9
Kodomo no Omocha
Kodomo no Omocha
Mar 2, 2015 6:56 PM
Completed 54/54 · Scored 9


All Comments (48) Comments

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Zarutaku Jul 19, 11:43 AM
Finally stumbled across a bright mind on MAL or rather YAL since it's yours ;)
I guess that's to be expected from someone with such an extensive career.
Looking forward to updates of your AE scores, if there is a way of subscribing newsletter please let me know in a message.

FastTwitch01 Jun 20, 6:10 AM
Came from the NHK review. Very clear and excellent review. thank you
M00nlitetiln00M Apr 16, 2016 8:56 AM
Omfgsh i just got so excited at our similiarites. I came across your page just now reading your NHK review and not only that but you are a Kodocha and School Rumble fan as well!!!<3 (Btw totally agree season 2 is better) It's great coming across someone who can see the great in the anime I do. :--)
Someone_Random Jul 21, 2015 12:31 PM
Well,i think its amazing enough that you put enough time and energy to create something like that,i salute you sire.
Someone_Random Jul 20, 2015 1:27 PM
Whoa man, i see you put a lot of work into rating an anime.I've looked at your list and i'm wondering why don't you put the other anime that you've seen (Gintama,HxH.....) ?
I'm really curious to know how you rated those .
tsudecimo Jun 28, 2015 7:17 AM
Hey. What happened to your Naruto review?
Black_Butterfly Apr 29, 2015 3:20 PM
No problem!
Black_Butterfly Apr 28, 2015 7:41 PM
Excellent NHK review! I thought the exact same things as you when I finished it!
Joroh Apr 14, 2015 9:26 AM
Well like with most things the outlined story in MALs description of Angel Beats hits the nail on the head, of course more is revealed but really needs to be seen and not spoiled.

For characters you have a very...broad selection. Again I see this is the perfect starter anime. You have a character of every class and style. The strong willed, the unknown, the strong, the brave etc. Some people might see this as boring but again I think that is this shows strength. It shows you what anime can do with the subject matter and different characters.
NotenSMSK Apr 13, 2015 11:49 AM
I hope you like Shigurui and just to add: I would love to know your opinion over a specific episode of an anime in which the episodes are not really interconnected - meaning it is basically a compilation. The anime is "Robot Carnival." and the episode is 4th called "Presence." I know this is kind of weird, but I think that in regards to our talk about sadness/execution/old animes being better. I won't recommend the entire 9 episode anime - short as it is because I have watched 4 episodes, some are really good - one is fine - and I haven't seen the rest.

Shippuden for me kind of messed up big time for me after the battle between Pain and Naruto. For two reasons: the power standard disappeared. Sasuke is supposed to be powerful but seemingly he isn't able to touch Raikage. Raikage is shown to have brute strength and speed that he is able to block Naruto in his 'released' state but as we recall Tsunade is stronger than the Raikage. The previous kage's powers seems out of contrast recalling the power of the 1st hokage and 2nd. Hanzou of the Salamander is defeated in a pathetic manner - suicide - many episodes became theme oriented 'friendship' and what not. 2nd thing... the pacing. The war wasn't paced well in my opinion. Ah well, I haven't really seen Shippuden since like more than a year...

The plot elements in Shigatsu are debatable as they are in Accel World - for me Haru was a dis-likable char but he wasn't poorly made - same way, the mother element was questionable but there was a justification. At least it made sense for me.

And YES I also first try to see what the series is trying to give - what is ITS intention. Which is where Shigurui is good and SAO for me messed up.

Yup - I agree with the idea - there was a market developing, people were more open to genres. I do hope they continue Claymore - though out of context. Deadman Wonderland was forgotten but ah well... I WISH Claymore is completed :'(
NotenSMSK Apr 10, 2015 11:42 AM
You are welcome - yup, you didn't say it and I saw that you rated Shigatsu a nine which is pretty high. And yea, like I said, being predictable is not that bad if handled well. I knew the end of Toradora from the first episode. And also knew many sub-plots/twists as well but they were handled well and though while not a masterpiece, I consider it a good anime. Because for me the plot was handled well.

Well business does make a use of it - you make stuff for the majority, not the extremely small population of avid and reasonable viewer who considers an anime for smooth well planned plot, good twists, char development, nice pacing, enjoyment with proper emphasis on them and also accepting somethings as good that might not necessarily appeal to them. After all they need to get money/fame/views. And having emotional elements help do that. Crying at the end or in between of an anime at times makes a viewer feel like the over all anime touches the soul. They don't manage to see the tragedy being forced and stuff.

That also happens with Ecchi animes. Despite people not rating certain ecchi animes much, they do watch them for the sake of ecchiness (not deeming everyone perverted - just saying that it does capture audience) and so we have seasons of Freezing and Highschool DxD (3 of those which are also rated quite high and I don't like them not because of ecchiness but because they lack certain material, backbone, char dev and much more) while Claymore, Deadman Wonderland, Accel world and other animes which have potential to develop ahead are put aside. Due to that very reason I am surprised that Ghost in the Shell the original movies managed to get a decent rating. Perhaps it was the nudity...

Mhm, the animes in that time did reach certain... maturity. They were animes not necessarily made to appeal to the majority, and they had improved many techniques and art and animation and good manga's were coming in. I'd say till 2005 we have awesome stuff - some even later. But then it became a fight for rating. And I haven't seen Kodomo... will have to see it.

The atmosphere stuff - they are basically hard to find because there isn't a genre for it and people don't always see it. I would STRONGLY recommend Shigurui, it has both atmosphere and audio-visual fit though it is slow and mature - not for kids, nor is it light mooded... much like Ghost in the shell.

Also sorry I reference a lot of animes - if you did that I might be confused XD lol just a habit :)
Maerthyu Apr 10, 2015 10:11 AM
It looks like a ton of work having to remember all of the aspects of an anime and grade them while you watch, but at the same time you get stronger and more reliable scores.

At any rate, keep up the good work! If I'm having trouble as to whether or not I should watch an anime, I'll be sure to take a look at your anime list ^__^
Tengai Apr 9, 2015 11:31 PM
You are welcome~
Maerthyu Apr 9, 2015 10:04 PM
After reading your NHK review, I came to your profile only to be absolutely astounded by the amount of detail in your rating system

Breathtaking is the only way I can describe it
NotenSMSK Apr 9, 2015 2:04 PM
Hey there - I saw your comment on a review on Shigatsu wa kimi no uso:

From your Shigatsu review:
"Reviewers on this site are a bit too fond of shows that try to make you cry."

Thanks for this remark. Unfortunately, that doesn't just apply to the revieweres on this site but on the majority of people in general, since the emotional impact makes the apparent flaws of an anime seem insignificant.

I disagree with that applying to Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - a few reasons being that I loved the music in it, the way Arima matured, the way he managed to control his playing midway in the anime, not like progressing like a snail throughout the anime to give a nerve wrecking performance in the end. I also loved the ending - not the death but the way the last performance was handled, and the justification of the title 'your lie in April'.

Having said that, I first of all agree that it applying to Shigatsu is an opinion - I don't agree but then again it is my opinion, not a fact. Secondly I do agree with the over all concept - animes that leave an emotional impact are normally given higher ratings than animes that didn't try that hard to have any sort of emotional impact (classics though, but Angel Cop, 8 man after as basic examples with very little emotional value but otherwise decent if not amazing concepts are rated quite low) although of course it isn't that simple since just to give an example I feel that Basilisk is a really good anime - with many emotional moments but it didn't manage to get an extremely high rating. There are other such examples as well.

I'd say that animes that can make you tear up but with believable or good plot line and moments that you cannot forget that easily get high ratings rather than animes just trying to be emotional. Even then there are various other factors.

And just to discuss it further (although - yes, it wasn't your review so you don't really have to defend it) How it was stated in the review that you picked the excerpt from that the end was obvious is - for me, the same as saying "The hero winning in the end was expected." yes, it is expected (although in Shigatsu I was not really sure whether Kaori would die during operation or after exchanging some words with Arima) but it is the execution that matters. And I think the last episode was handled really well.

lol - this was just for the sake of discussion - not argument. So what type of animes do you watch? I just add animes to my PTW list and when I get the time, I single them out and watch them. I try to watch old animes from the 1980's as well as mediocre rated animes at times as well. I have found that various titles below 8 are VERY good; yes, a little choosy taste wise but still really good and many titles above 8 rating (Another, Ao no Exorcist, Steins Gate, SnK to name a few) don't really get that rating from me. Meaning I find them overrated. Just to elaborate, I don't always go against the 'popular opinion' and still love Death Note, Code Geass and many other top animes as well.

At the moment I am watching "Robot Carnival", "Ore monogatari" and probably pick Coppelion or gun buster for side enjoyment. What about you?