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Anime Stats
Days: 78.6
Mean Score: 6.77
  • Total Entries457
  • Rewatched11
  • Episodes4,501
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Yuri!!! on Ice
Yuri!!! on Ice
2 hours ago
Watching 1/12 · Scored -
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
Sep 16, 12:34 PM
Re-watching 12/26 · Scored 9
Mugen no Juunin: Immortal
Mugen no Juunin: Immortal
Sep 11, 2:21 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 4.9
Mean Score: 8.67
  • Total Entries27
  • Reread0
  • Chapters884
  • Volumes25
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Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga
Jun 27, 10:53 AM
Reading 1/? · Scored -
All You Need Is Kill
All You Need Is Kill
May 27, 9:59 PM
Completed 17/17 · Scored 8
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
May 25, 11:30 PM
Reading 5/? · Scored -


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zamuel31 Sep 10, 3:06 PM
Admittedly, SAC is a ridiculously complicated show that I could not even comprehend to grasp everything on my first (and only viewing), and there's plenty that I don't remember at the moment, so excuse me if I incorrectly remember some things or if my opinions sound vague.
Anyways, the Laughing Man arc is really good. I've always been a bigger fan of the ongoing story lines rather than episodic shows, though SAC really worked for me because its stand alone episodes are still excellent on their own, as well serving to further flesh out the world being portrayed. But either way I still enjoyed the ongoing arcs more than the SA episodes.
So yeah, I liked the Laughing Man arc a lot, it's super fascinating stuff. The fact that he was some kid that stumbled upon the whole thing with the vaccine, kidnapped the guy on a whim, and it became this whole thing in the media, spawning copycats and a connection to an original that never really existed. The whole idea of a stand alone complex, more or less defined as a connection between separate individuals with no real origin, which ties into some of the themes GiTS SAC tackles, like how we as individuals have this intangible desire between all of us to form connections and communities - it's what makes us human, and it's like a stand alone complex if you think about. It's kinda beautiful really, and why GiTS SAC isn't too bleak, it has fun moments and displays the bond between the folks at Section 9. Don't know if I'm making any sense haha, but more onto the topic of the Laughing Man, I liked the conspiracy with the vaccine, and how little of an antagonist the Laughing Man really turned out to be, they really humanized him. The build-up was awesome, the climax was exciting. My only issue was that the ending of the 1st GIG felt kinda clean and convenient, but I get it.

As for the Individual 11, I really enjoyed that a lot. The idea of an virus affecting those people and making them commit suicide as acts of terrorism, I guess. I think Kuze is a really, really underappreciated antagonist. He has a vibe to him that makes me charismatic, and sympathetic. I love how much they focused on him, and plus he had a connection with Motoko which was awesome in developing her a bit more too. The whole refugee part of the story is great - really good world building once again. I really liked the moment where Kuze finds out that he's been tricked, not actually getting the plutonium he needed, but keeping it to himself, still going through with his plan. Gouda's manipulation behind the scenes is terrifying, and of course the end with the Tachikomas' sacrifice was incredible, coming full circle to their character arc and the show's themes dealing with sentience and human conscience. I prefer this arc over the Laughing Man, I think, though both were really great and made the show among my favorites.
Beside all the parts I mentioned, the entirety of the show has insanely good direction, OST, world building, dense with themes and ideas that require multiple rewatches.
Grex11 Sep 2, 8:42 PM
I haven't read the manga for a comparison, but I think it's been pretty awesome. The narrative is conceptually simple but well-executed so far, and the visuals have mostly been very good.
Diamant Sep 1, 7:25 AM
The first time I watched Fate/Zero I gave it an 8, thought it was pretty good but a little slow and maybe a bit pretentious. During my rewatch, now that I comphrehend the narrative I focused on understanding each character and their personal ideals. I enjoyed it so much more the 2nd time that it went from an 8 up to a 10. I would agree with you that it is Urobuchi's best work.
SunlitSonata Aug 31, 5:01 PM
Oh, I’m liking it. The visuals do have a lot of highs and lows. Some of the POV shots are pretty cool, as well as seeing Thorfin pull off his fast strikes. When it’s traditionally animated or trying to pull off a weather effect it looks really nice, but the CGI use can be very distracting at times though. The story works enough, to see the lead grow in power yet still be weaker than the one who raised him for combat and killed his real father has potential for an engaging dynamic. The other kingdom stuff isn’t super gripping but it is there which is better than not. Reminds me of like a modern version of the 1997 Berserk, which is one of my favorite anime ever really. Its visual faults are countered up for with the strong aesthetic sense and the writing.
Diamant Aug 24, 11:32 AM
It is pretty fascinating how subjective anime can be, even to someone who initially liked it. Gonna be honest, I watched the first few episodes of Code Geass recently and I just could not get into it, everything felt so over the top, from the dialogue and character interactions, to the villains who felt like cartoon antagonists twirling their mustaches.
I can see the appeal for this kind of story but I was not invested, however I would like to give it another chance and maybe my opinion will change once I finish it. Do you have any anime that you thought were just okay but re-watched and enjoyed much more the second time?
Diamant Aug 24, 10:30 AM
Yeah that is good advice. So I started re-wataching Baccano, and I was a little nervous because some people have said they didn't enjoy it as much when they re-watched.
I still love it though, it is just as good if not even better the second time! I should probably try Durarara, I know they are similar in style and tone.
Diamant Aug 22, 5:53 PM
Hey thanks, I keep telling myself I should fill in the tags but as the list gets longer it becomes more of a daunting task. It also is difficult for me to articulate my feelings about a show in only a few words without coming off as repetitive, since my vocabulary is sometimes lacking for the point I want to make clear.
You have given me the resolve though! I plan on spending some time in the next few days to write some more.
SunlitSonata Aug 22, 9:05 AM
I just hope that the 3D maintains the sleek look from the SAC series more than some of the uglier/glossy redesigns from the Arise/2015 film versions. And also that the narrative be interesting and investing too.

Sure go right ahead.
Grex11 Aug 19, 3:46 PM
I don't have many expectations at all to be honest; I just hope the 3D doesn't suck, and that the narrative feels more like a worthy successor to the original SAC than the convoluted (albeit still entertaining) Arise.

Thanks! Honestly I found the pictures all over, just from Google searches and the like, but many of them ultimately came from Zerochan. If there's any one in particular you want me to send or something, I've kept all the unedited files.
zamuel31 Aug 16, 11:05 AM
ayyy thanks man! It's an amazing show, and gets better every time I think about it. You really have good favorites, btw, we share a lot of them.
darknessor Aug 15, 10:09 AM
Tetsurou is great. Loved his style in Death Note and AoT.
Here's my discord: 変態#9076
darknessor Aug 15, 7:59 AM
In my eyes, it's an unsurpassed expression piece, and it's absolutely earned its spot as one of the highest rated shows on mal. Some people claim that season 2's narration is too flowery and even pretentious, however that was not the case at all with me. I'd love to hear your thoughts when you're done with season 1 and 2.
darknessor Aug 15, 7:20 AM
Oh yeah, I read your tweet about Sangatsu yesterday. It's a phenomenal show, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
darknessor Aug 15, 6:07 AM
I mostly just lurk on there and don't really post anything lmao.
Follow me if you want to and I'll follow you back.
Black_Sheep97 Aug 4, 8:34 AM
Do i need to watch the second season of psycho pass for season 3?