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Anime Stats
Days: 103.8
Mean Score: 4.58
  • Total Entries257
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes6,026
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Gaiden: Senoku no Hoshi, Senoku no Hikari
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Gaiden: Senoku no Hoshi, Senoku no Hikari
Oct 16, 11:09 AM
Completed 24/24 · Scored 8
Death Note
Death Note
Oct 12, 5:33 AM
Watching 27/37 · Scored 6
Planetes
Planetes
Oct 7, 11:17 AM
Watching 4/26 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 93.3
Mean Score: 5.41
  • Total Entries109
  • Reread7
  • Chapters14,382
  • Volumes1,292
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Real
Real
Oct 12, 10:08 AM
Reading 60/? · Scored 8
Planetes
Planetes
Oct 7, 11:18 AM
Reading 4/27 · Scored -
One Piece
One Piece
Oct 2, 5:32 AM
Reading 880/? · Scored 6

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KennyTheKiller Jan 9, 7:40 PM
Basically he had his periodic explosion at the forum, only he insulted everyone who posted in his ragequit thread instead of the one guy shitting on him and turned everyone against him. He particularly took it hard when I got sick of him and blocked him permanently on Skype because he was worried I blocked him because I was out all day and only posted smilies in that particular thread. That made him lose it so much he started saying I affected his ability to maintain decent hygiene or whatever and turned MysticVegeta against him too by snapping at him when he was told he was just scapegoating someone else. Then he ran off to some other site and made Mishimi and others shit talk him on a regular basis when he'd text them dumb shit like that brushing his teeth thing and said he was a picture of mental health.

Still came out a little long, but that's basically the story in a nutshell.
KennyTheKiller Jan 9, 6:46 PM
Understandable. Hopefully you'll have more free time later. I'd update you on the shenanigans since, but you probably don't need the distraction right now.
KennyTheKiller Jan 9, 2:43 PM
Are you off forums altogether?
fatdinosaur Jan 4, 2016 12:51 AM
Weird, I've yet to leave a comment here apparently. It's Kyouks in case you've forgotten. Sup.

How hot is Gintama degrees?
KennyTheKiller Jul 7, 2014 1:11 PM
Yeah, I was a bit afraid that would be the case. It was one of the reasons why I'd held off getting past part 3 for so long, seeing as the Chinese-to-English scanlations are literally 18 volumes of crap quality shot out of a horse's ass.

I remember the 4 parts afterward still being fairly well translated from what I've seen of them, so if I can't find an alternative to the stupidly translated Part 4 I'll just have to make do with the Chinese-English.
KennyTheKiller Jul 6, 2014 11:58 AM
So do you know a site that has properly scanlated volumes of Part 4 Jojo? Been seeking to read up to Stone Ocean to pass the time and then continue, but the Part 4 scans are just terrible. Part 5 basically has an at best faint connection to the previous part, so I could technically read that first... but I'd rather not.
KennyTheKiller Jun 7, 2014 3:44 PM
Yeah anime production of these types of series tend to just go for a 13 episode run these days. It apparently went so fast that it spoiled an event that wasn't actually shown in the manga until later, even though it probably deviated from the original when it ended (haven't watched it all).
KennyTheKiller Jun 7, 2014 10:31 AM
Well yeah, and Oda worked for the guy that made Rurouni Kenshin before he took off with One Piece. Most SJ authors usually are acquainted, which is why the guy that made Eyeshield 21 (and the dude that did Black Cat and To-Love-Ru) also worked as assistants for other Jump authors.

Zetman is literally so slow that they've released no more than 19 or 20 volumes since the year 2002. The anime was a 13-episode production IIRC, and I'd presume it was basically like the Berserk movies. A shitty reflection of the manga. I would pick up the manga again, but even the scanlators find it so slow that they usually do about 2 chapters every few months. There are like 12 or so every volume.
KennyTheKiller Jun 7, 2014 8:35 AM
The lower quality art may or may not be a result of the fact that many artists today were influenced, directly or not, by Dragon Ball, and while I don't think Toriyama's art was unacceptably bad, he still had the habits. He didn't miss one week in the decade+ he was putting out DB, but he also usually forgets to correct artwork errors and is known to draw everything via pen on the spot because he found the traditional process tiresome. He also rarely uses screentone for that same reason (only really used in Sand Land and Nekomajin [neither of which were memorable work]) and you can notice other errors frequently. You'll notice that most of the artists influenced by DB have similar habits, at least down to the coloring book-esque screentone deprived art style and such. Hojo (author of City Hunter) and Hara weren't influenced by Toriyama, though Hara was the only one of the two that took off before DB started.

The more detailed artists usually left Shonen Jump to serialize Seinen manga, except Takeshi Obata. Examples being Takehiko Inoue ditching Shueisha to do Vagabond and REAL, and Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, I"s) going on to create Zetman (which is literally a superhero comic version of Berserk - down to the horridly slow serialization).
KennyTheKiller Jun 6, 2014 1:32 PM
Yeah it and the other 1980s series generally lost their high quality artwork once they were animated. It's a matter of personal preference as to whether it's as good as Hara's, but I'd probably say it's slightly better than Araki's art. Hara's art is probably better, but I remember the two being rather close.

I can't really say I'm interested in catching up with the Gintama manga since the art is indeed rather scratchy like Togashi's artwork, and because it's Shonen Jump it reached 40+ volumes, rather long for a comedy. I thought about watching the anime, and probably will - but I've been told it starts off pretty slow (though I've laughed pretty hard at the few episodes I watched).

Overall it seems like it's worth checking out though. I've only read a few volumes of the manga, but I'll probably get around to it sometime.
KennyTheKiller Jun 6, 2014 10:18 AM
City Hunter has Tetsuo Hara level art or so and while I don't think he's a better artist than Takehiko Inoue right now, the guy who drew the series taught Inoue back in the day. But other than that, it's more or less episodic comedy where no protagonists ever die. It's still funny though, and I guess less juvenile than GTO. But to tell you the truth I might've dropped it if it weren't all available in that one place. It's about the same length as HnK if not a little longer.
KennyTheKiller Jun 6, 2014 7:56 AM
Toriko? I've honestly known about it since the day it was published on Jump (one of my old IM buddies talked about it), but never really got around to reading it since I tend to like reading longer series in volume form. There's a bookstore just one drive away, but I'm not terribly certain that they have it all there - and my manga reading pace has been fairly slow since around 2011. I picked up some 1980s Shonen manga like Hokuto no Ken and City Hunter the year after that and ended up finishing them, but Toriko's low priority than they were then.

I'm trying harder to catch up on OP and Jojo, so other ongoing manga have been kind of off my radar.
KennyTheKiller Jun 3, 2014 4:30 PM
Yeah, it really needs at least 30 episodes. They've already used almost a third of that (and not the supposed 24) and only got to around volume 3 or so of the original Part 3 manga. Even if they speed up the pace, there's no way to cover the series in 24 episodes unless they rush it to the point that the entire Dio's World segment is like one episode long.
KennyTheKiller Jun 3, 2014 2:38 PM
Yeah, the thing with GTO is that it starts off hilarious and keeps up a fresh and fun premise for a while, but the lack of extremely deep themes or character deaths ultimately keeps it from being an awesome story. A few of the students' interactions were interesting and it showed some decent twists later on, but Onizuka's helping the kids streak did grow duller.

But to change the subject, what do you think of the Part 3 JJBA anime being apparently confirmed 24 episodes long? It doesn't seem to have skipped any canon scenes so far and sometimes adds minor ones, so does that look like it'll cause some pacing issues?
KennyTheKiller Jun 2, 2014 11:02 AM
Yeah, the episodes about Uchiyamada were pretty much Death Note text walls and no really fun content.

I probably find Miyabi to be the most annoying character in the entire series, so yeah I agree the more focus she received, the worse the series got. Urumi is a bit of a pesky brat, but I suppose I still liked her the most of the female students alongside Anko (who's also a bitch).

How good do you find the manga on a critical scale overall?