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Anime Stats
Days: 140.8
Mean Score: 6.54
  • Total Entries503
  • Rewatched71
  • Episodes8,143
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters
Dec 21, 2017 12:57 AM
Watching 175/224 · Scored -
Pokemon Sun & Moon
Pokemon Sun & Moon
Dec 21, 2017 12:26 AM
Watching 52/? · Scored -
Pokemon: Kimi ni Kimeta!
Pokemon: Kimi ni Kimeta!
Nov 28, 2017 6:31 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 20.9
Mean Score: 7.11
  • Total Entries90
  • Reread0
  • Chapters3,777
  • Volumes75
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Homunculus
Homunculus
Dec 11, 2017 5:23 AM
Reading 35/166 · Scored -
Berserk
Berserk
Dec 9, 2017 4:15 PM
Reading 342/? · Scored 8
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Nov 8, 2017 11:49 AM
Dropped 47/58 · Scored 6

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Zacchino Jan 1, 4:35 AM
Happy new year to you!
Zacchino Dec 9, 2017 1:51 AM
Do take your time, but don't waste it. Good luck with everything the. Hit me up when something interesting happens
Zacchino Dec 8, 2017 2:23 AM
You should at least find a simple job to make ends meet, it's better than just sitting around looking for distractions (in a sense, the job is a distraction as well, but at least you get money from that). Easier said than done, but everything is easier said than done so whatever. Well, since you got into an argument again, that therapist might not have been all that helpful anyway. Have you ever thought about using your bilinguality to earn money?
Zacchino Dec 8, 2017 12:24 AM
Nah, it's not that, the site is nice (except for the avatars maybe). In fact, I've been on and off expanding my playlist. The thing is just, I hardly know any movies so I felt kinda out of place with all the other people, hence my lack of activity.

Why have you been perma'd?
Zacchino Oct 30, 2017 10:26 AM
It's also funny how Pokemon - and Yu-Gi-Oh-Cards are pretty much the most popular collectible card games. If I knew how much money I spent on those, I'd probably die from a heart attack. Oh yeah, Digimon too. This is some good fodder for conspiracy theorists. Thinking back, I loved all 3 of them. Pokemon had the best games, Yu-Gi-Oh had the best trading card game and Digimon had the best tv series.

Reminds me, in the reeeaaallly old Yu-Gi-Oh games (the ones for the Gameboy), the rules were not quite the ones we know today as well. Games were easy as shit back then since the system was screwed up entirely.
Zacchino Oct 30, 2017 8:52 AM
The manga came out about 3-4 years before the card game was even a thing, so the constant ignoring of the rules has never bothered me that much. It's still somewhat stupid at times though, especially in the older episodes. Can't disagree on that. There are also many overpowered cards in the manga/tv series that don't even exist in real life lol. I mostly enjoyed the show for its quirky characters though, e.g all the villains are completely nuts
Zacchino Oct 29, 2017 9:23 AM
I usually don't care about the animation that much either, but it still affects my enjoyment to a certain degree. For example, I really hate Fate/sn UBW, but the animations are so great that I still enjoyed watching the show much more than most other anime I deem as bad.

I guess both of them are pretty sinister, but yeah the prequel to Duel Monsters probably does take the cake. I can't really remember that much anymore though.
Zacchino Oct 29, 2017 1:14 AM
For something as action-packed as Berserk, I'd much prefer hand-drawn than CGI though. Making a CGI anime only really looks half-decent when the budget is okay. It's also really weird how they sometimes include some short scenes that actually are drawn. That's just teasing at this point. Yeah, I noticed they skipped a lot of stuff. There is absolutely no sense of transition in this show.

I loved the Yu-Gi-Oh back in my childhood days. Not a fan of 5ds and pretty much everything that came afterwards, but else it's pretty dope. First season and Duel Monsters were the good shit back then. Those were much darker than any other shounen that ran on TV. The games are also fantastic, especially the ones for GBA... *nostalgia intensifies* I used to play Devpro as well but sucked way too hard at it and quit rip. Anyway, I hope you'll be watching subs rather than the horrible meme dub lol
Zacchino Oct 28, 2017 5:20 AM
I'm surprised you didn't completely hate the anime. How did you bear those animations? You can listen to the Berserk soundtrack while reading the manga though. That's what I always do because "just" reading gets kinda stale after a short while. You also have plenty of choice since there are three movies as well as three tv series and all of them have excellent music.
Zacchino Oct 26, 2017 4:06 AM
I haven't watched any Marvel movies as far as I know, but my knowledge on those superhero comics is very limited so I might even have seen one at some point without knowing it's based on a Marvel comic. Anyway, I guess if you're making a film that's based on such a big brand like Marvel you're trying to appeal to an audience as large as possible. The things the older audience wants to see are a matter of secondary importance in this case, unfortunately.

Well, since the story is still in its early stages, it might actually better to restrain yourself a bit for now, yeah, but as it goes on I think it's fine to go all-out once in a while. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "too edgy", but I don't think you can really get that far if you phrase your thoughts well. I mean, look at Oyasumi Punpun (or basically any other dark drama that isn't collectively deemed as complete garbage). Cleary Asano expressed a l o t of his views in this work very explicitly, but the fans still love it and are able to relate to the characters, because they and Asano share similar opinions on this and that.

I like Mohiro because he writes stories that are almost entirely nihilistic, without coming across as an alarmist. I wouldn't really call him a misanthrope nor do I think his works are filled with hatred for humanity. He just portrays humans as they are, in other words, he approaches character writing in a very unbiased way. Some may come across as more friendly, some as more asshole-ish, but there is no inherent good or evil. We are very, very flawed beings after all. Though to be honest, compared to his other works I think he really went for Narutaru with an even darker edge than usual, which did make the work feel somewhat misanthropic.

Alright, that's good to hear. Have you received any submissions other than smut so far?

I see what you mean, it's just not for everyone. Whatever floats your boat, I guess. :)
Zacchino Oct 24, 2017 8:09 AM
This is a matter of perspective honestly. I do enjoy stories that deceive the readers expectations, but what counts is the execution I guess. Although in the case of Death Note, I don't recall a single instance where anyone said the actually liked the second half better than the first. Personally, I've never heard about people complaining about the second half of TTGL though. But then again, I don't really read reviews, analyses etc. so my opinion on that is of no value.

CYOA sounds like fun to be honest. I'd try it myself, but my free time is pretty limited these days (that's why my replies are always shorter than I actually want them to be at the moment), and there are other hobbies I prioritize more. Also yeah, the site doesn't seem very active. You say you want to write a "clean, non-sexual" story? That actually seems rather challenging if you're going for a dark drama. If you ask me, those are the most likely ones to contain sexual content (to a certain degree at least). Except you mean non-sexual in terms of the nsfw stuff not being written to please the reader, but for the sake of the story.

Damn, that was the name for it. I honestly feel a tad weird reading a story that constantly addresses me personally. This actually has the complete opposite effect for me than what it's intended to achieve - It gives me a much harder time to immerse myself into the story. I'd rather be the spectator I guess lol

Darker subject are much more interesting to me as well. I'm almost unable to enjoy a pure comedy story. Like, there has to be at least a small dramatic or serious twist to the story, else I just can't enjoy it. Also, comedy only gets repetitive very quickly. I'm sure writing something dark also has therapeutic effects on the author. This sort of indirect conveying of your deep, inner thoughts/points of view to an audience seems like a bliss. In terms of the different endings, do you think there will be happy endings as well? I do know Kitoh Mohiro. He is responsible for many stories I really enjoyed, and his mecha - and monster-designs have a very terrifying feel to them (which is a good thing I guess). His shorter manga are also pretty neat. I actually recall a comment on Manga Updates calling him the anti-escapist. This term describes him pretty well, yeah.

Well, I hope none of those smutty fanfiction writers gets their hands on your story lol

Yeah, but the thing about VNs is you can just save at any point you want. And there's the backlog, which makes you able to keep track of things.
I'm not trying to force you to read it at all, you might wanna give it a try when you have time though. I think you'll like it.
Zacchino Oct 23, 2017 8:09 AM
Yeah, I see what you mean, but to me, a story is not truly worthwhile when it's focusing on the negatives or the positives only. Despite it basically being "how depressing can we possibly make this?", I still enjoyed Punpun a lot, because there was this constant cynical, dark humorous undertone. I really liked the uncle character.

I've never heard of this CYOA thing, seems interesting though. I read your little story; what made you decide to write in the "you-perspective" (I know there's another name for that, but I can't seem to recall it)? Paired with the ability to make choices, your story kind of feels like a visual novel without the visuals lol. Are you going for a dark drama are any other elements planned?

I honestly don't believe there are fewer interesting titles in manga than in anime for you. Freesia is kind of the darker version of Psycho-Pass, but in contrast to PP, it's rather focusing on the characters than the story. You might wanna give some other titles from the Freesia author (Jiro Matsumoto)a try. He writes gritty stuff only. Here are some other manga that might suit your taste: Subaru, Himizu, Saikano, Alien 9 (very weird but maybe you like it), Arigatou, Ningen Shikkaku, Kasane, Ichi the Killer. You should also consider checking out their authors... The list goes on, but those are some I came up with came up with off the top of my head. Those aren't masterpieces by any means, but still worth giving a shot I'd say. Though, if you're looking for something that's deeply disturbing yet inspiring, you should skip all those manga and read the recently translated Visual Novel Subarashiki Hibi! It's probably the most unique piece of fiction I've encountered so far.

As for Homunculus, I'd say it's a healthy mix of both. One one hand, it's a creative portrayal of psychoanalysis and self-acceptance, on the other hand it's a dramatic story about the main character and how he deals with his new found ability.
Zacchino Oct 22, 2017 1:59 PM
As usual you say. Well, as long as nothing has worsened either...

But hey, it seems like you really are on a manga trip. It's about time. I think there's far more stuff that suits your taste in manga than in anime.

People don't really seem to enjoy the second half that much, but I actually like it a lot. It's much more tame compared to the pre-time skip part, but still has its values. It's pretty much about him trying to rebuild his destroyed personality (well, he never really had one to begin with but that's another story), and I think everything tied together very well at the end. I read the whole manga within a day, that's how enjoyable I found it to be lol

Berserk won't take that long, the latter chapters are pretty much just one big gore feast, and you can blast through them very quickly. I'm surprised you even bother watching the 2016 version though.
Zacchino Oct 22, 2017 5:38 AM
Sup man, long time no talk. How's life going? And what did you think of Aku no Hana?
Edlaw Aug 11, 2017 8:58 PM
Thank you for your support in my counting thread!