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Anime Stats
Days: 53.3
Mean Score: 6.04
  • Total Entries496
  • Rewatched21
  • Episodes3,016
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Princess Tutu
Princess Tutu
Aug 14, 5:31 PM
Watching 11/38 · Scored -
Uchiage Hanabi
Uchiage Hanabi
Aug 14, 4:37 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored -
So Ra No Wo To
So Ra No Wo To
Aug 14, 2:55 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 6.3
Mean Score: 6.38
  • Total Entries166
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,118
  • Volumes126
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Takemitsuzamurai
Takemitsuzamurai
Aug 13, 6:01 PM
Reading 40/84 · Scored -
Mushishi Gaitanshuu
Mushishi Gaitanshuu
Aug 12, 7:31 AM
Reading 1/5 · Scored -
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Aug 11, 6:31 PM
Reading 80/142 · Scored 10

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Konakana 2 minutes ago
They aren't characters in Despera actually, the idea that they are is a mistake.
Intelos 13 minutes ago
I see Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is treating you nicely! :)
sufian96 2 hours ago
i will , thanks
Valkeiser Aug 14, 11:13 AM
Yeah, was planning to watch it slowly, but once I started I couldn't stop. Can say I was even more exited than the first time, definitely worth the rewatch. There's a lot of little details that I was able to caught this time as well as all the foreshadowing. There were some doubts/questions I had from the story and the rewatch gave me the answers. So I can still say with confidence that SSY is my all time favorite and probably the best experience I've had in the medium.
Fleure Aug 12, 1:40 PM
That's great that you're enjoying Tutu. I think the set up basically gives you what you're asking for in terms of the slife-of-life-esque episodes. They are fairly mellow and more focused on the interactions of the characters, with the highlight being Mythos's shards. It changes quite a lot, though, when the core of the plot gets revealed, a little later.

That's a hefty question, ha. I'll try to answer it briefly so I don't end up overwhelming you since I could spend thousands of words answering this question. First of all, is there one medium you are more interested in? (I've read thousands of novels and watched thousands of films, so I have a lot of works I can share that have impacted me in the ways you're asking). I suppose though, I can try to boil it down more towards the kinds of genres you're asking for:

Book/Novel: If you're reading Murakami (who I find to be the most overrated Japanese author ever, I'd highly suggest looking into the older writers of Japan). Kawabata's Snow Country may fit your criteria for a vivid, imagistic journey that trails a man's disconnect (in post-ww2 Japan) with reality and identity, and essentially how he copes with it through (literally) going to the snow country. It has a psychological aspect, but not in the traditional manner. Mishima and Oe's works will surely fulfill some of your requirements. I believe though, Snow Country had quite an impact on me, for many reasons.

In terms of coming-of-age, I'd highly recommend Hesse's Demian which Utena borrows heavily from. I think that's all I have to say about that one.

There are a lot more I can recommend, but it'd be nice to get an idea of what sort of novels you're interested in since those "genres" have infinite possibilities.

Films: The films of Kar Wai, such as the Love trilogy, or works like chungking express/Fallen Angels. Memories of Matsuoko is another good one. These aren't ones that made a huge impact on me (with the exception of In the mood for Love by Kar wai) but I believe they offer what you may be looking for. There's also the Color series by Krzysztof Kieślowski. In terms of atmosphere though, I'd highly recommend checking out the works of Tarkovsky since he will also provide you with the symbolic depth you seek in a narrative.

I can also share films/books that actually changed my perspective on life/the medium but those don't necessarily fall in the categories you asked for.

Btw, chou-chou was great! I'll have to check out the other ones.
Nosma Aug 11, 8:18 PM
LOL, you two.

Cya. And that suggestion you previously made is what I really want to happen. If wereach the point where good series can be directly given money to and popular series streamed on such big services, the future of anime would be guarranteed.
Nosma Aug 11, 8:04 PM
You can say that again. And if you made sure they understood it, that would make it even better.

I know, it's stupid, but laughably so.
Nosma Aug 11, 7:36 PM
Of course. Nobody likes those movies, no fan of the original series at least.

What you said just makes me wanna donate to him even more....

Now that I think about it, wouldn't it be better if there just were websites dedicated to certain directors and you could just buy their stuff? In higher quality than the TV version.

It would be a dream come true, actually. For them and for me.
Nosma Aug 11, 7:19 PM
It might be that, actually.

The most personal anime of Ikuhara is Penguindrum, though. He is the Hideaki Anno of Penguindrum. I mean what Hideaki is to Eva. He has done everything. I just figured that out.

Also, yes, the Utena movie is not made by Ikuhara; the manga doesn't have its name for its story.
Nosma Aug 11, 7:13 PM
Oh. My bad, then.


Nosma Aug 11, 6:55 PM
I hope it is taken care of...


Apparently, this lady is the one behind its script.
Nosma Aug 11, 6:52 PM
No idea :/
Valkeiser Aug 11, 6:39 PM
Oh, by the way. I'm on the look for another good manga read. I'm considering both Punpun and Yokohama. Which one you think I would enjoy more?
Nosma Aug 11, 6:35 PM
Something has really been bothering me lately; I wanna pay for some anime, specifically donate to directors like Ikuhara and Yuasa, but there is literally no means that allows me to do that. It's so fucking annoying, man...like, why?

At least they could create a Patreon acc. But they don't even have that. It's as if they are refusing to take their fans' money. The system is so broken.
Nosma Aug 11, 6:27 PM
I just noticed that the only stuff Ikuhara has actually written is Penguindrum and Utena, my hopes have just been dispersed.