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Anime Stats
Days: 268.3
Mean Score: 5.22
  • Total Entries1,399
  • Rewatched41
  • Episodes15,604
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Kimagure Orange☆Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
Kimagure Orange☆Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
Dec 5, 3:52 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Kimagure Orange☆Road
Kimagure Orange☆Road
Dec 2, 11:38 AM
Watching 3/48 · Scored 6
Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: On Television
Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: On Television
Nov 18, 2:05 PM
Watching 1/47 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 305.7
Mean Score: 5.10
  • Total Entries2,525
  • Reread22
  • Chapters44,290
  • Volumes5,866
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Sakura-gari
Sakura-gari
7 hours ago
Plan to Read · Scored -
Neko Mix Genkitan Toraji
Neko Mix Genkitan Toraji
7 hours ago
On-Hold 2/? · Scored 8
Tetsuya: Jansei to Yobareta Otoko
Tetsuya: Jansei to Yobareta Otoko
Yesterday, 2:37 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Arimias Yesterday, 1:02 PM
Gotcha. I'll finish the anime then, and I'm excited to see if the movie will be a well deserved finale.
Arimias Dec 10, 5:13 PM
Does the Orange Road movie require little to no knowledge of the TV series besides the episodes when characters are introduced? I'm not very fond of the show half-way through, but I have been in the movie since that seems like a satisfying conclusion to the story and Kyosuke's choice.
eyesbehind Dec 5, 8:55 AM
Yeah it looks really neat. Felt like the mangaka overdid the shadowing at first, but it really suits the general drawing style very well. Though admittedly, I inititally mistaked Azami for a boy
MrColumbo Dec 2, 3:40 PM
Noob
Her0Stifter Nov 27, 12:23 PM
> 7 seeds auf 10

:)
Arimias Nov 26, 1:00 PM
Appreciate it man. Been wanting to make this review for a while and finally got inspired to do so lol. Definitely does deserve more love, you're right.
Archangel Nov 22, 8:05 PM
Yeah, since I finished it I have been doing a decent amount of research on the background of the political and economic status of Japan at the time that served as the inspiration for the film. While I still don't have a great grasp on the situation, based on what I've seen and heard from other people, Oshii did a great job at waving in Japan's political and economic issues into the narrative.
Endlosschleife Nov 22, 12:42 AM
Weil ich so gut wie kaum Manga lese D: Ein Band in 2, 3 Wochen oder so.
Arimias Nov 19, 6:28 PM
Indeed. Are the full scans available online?
Archangel Nov 19, 1:30 PM
Good to know. The 195 episodes are a bit intimidating I guess, I'm usually a bit adverse to starting shows that are that long. I will probably do as you recommended and watch the first 50 or so episodes before watching the movies.
Archangel Nov 16, 8:19 PM
I will be sure to check that one out as well. If I wanted to watch Beautiful Dreamer, do you think I need to watch the Urusei Yatsura series, or is it unnecessary?
corwinr Nov 15, 11:00 PM
Thanks! Patlabor is like the perfect hybrid of a work/career anime and mecha without falling into the trappings of either genre. Lighthearted fun for the most part in the OVA and TV show, and I enjoyed the more serious moments in the movies and some episodes of the TV anime. Really likeable cast as well, so even if I might seem slightly biased towards Noa, Kanuka and Goto were really fun too.

Sanctuary is a fast read and eye candy, since there are some really amazing manga artists out there, but Ikegami is one of my personal favorites. His art is reminiscent of European comics, like a friend of mine noticed, probably inspired by Italian authors (sadly, I'm not too knowledgeable in European comics, so I'm just going by word with this). Either way, the art is really amazing, and even though the story might be cheesy at times, it's great adult entertainment. Sangokushi has a special place among the manga I have read, and along with Buddha, it's as far as I know, the most ambitious historical epic ever to grace the medium. It's not a light read (60 volumes is a big time sink), but very worthwhile. It's a milestone every manga fan should aspire to reach at a certain point of their fandom. Sounds a bit biased and snobby, but yeah, it's just a personal opinion in the end, haha.

I have read some of the major works of Tezuka (Ode to Kirihito, Buddha, Adolf) and a dozen of his shorter works (Ayako, Apollo's Song, Barbara, Dororo etc.). I'm what most people would call with a frown, a fanboy as far as Tezuka's work goes, haha. By no means do I claim that his work is perfect, with the awkward pacing, art and paneling at times among the more obvious issues, but in the big picture, his stories are fresh and hold up even today. I plan on reading Phoenix and Black Jack at some point (hopefully soon), and some of his other shorter works that are translated.

You seem to be a really big manga fan. Great favorites! Looking at your manga list has moved up a lot of works on the reading list priority for me.
Archangel Nov 15, 5:36 PM
Thank you! We seem to have somewhat similar tastes, although I haven't seen a lot of the entries on your favorites lists. I am really looking forward to watching the Patlabor movies, especially the 2nd one, since some people consider that Oshii's magnum opus.
Arimias Nov 15, 4:21 PM
Indeed I am. Been very impressed with the series at the moment. WITP was especially great just because of how realistic the characters, story, and overall feel of it felt in comparison to 0079.
Arimias Nov 11, 12:07 PM
What a riveting and overall fantastic read. So much to unpack with its stimulating atmosphere and great tale of vengence. My thoughts on the entire manga are still all over the place tbh.