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Anime Stats
Days: 83.8
Mean Score: 6.77
  • Total Entries682
  • Rewatched2
  • Episodes5,311
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Fumikiri Jikan
Fumikiri Jikan
Apr 15, 2018 6:52 AM
Watching 1/12 · Scored -
Tetsuko no Tabi
Tetsuko no Tabi
Apr 11, 2018 8:21 AM
Watching 11/13 · Scored 9
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
Apr 6, 2018 7:45 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 20.3
Mean Score: 8.00
  • Total Entries151
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,579
  • Volumes402
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Shiroi Gekkou
Shiroi Gekkou
Nov 15, 2008 1:29 PM
Reading 3/22 · Scored -
Detroit Metal City
Detroit Metal City
Nov 3, 2008 12:27 PM
Reading 43/114 · Scored -
Natsume Yuujinchou
Natsume Yuujinchou
Nov 3, 2008 7:19 AM
Reading 8/? · Scored -


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goawaystalker Apr 3, 2018 7:28 PM
Aria-da-Capo Jan 16, 2015 2:25 PM
I would probably choose Ping Pong. I see you're watching Mushishi Zoku Shou, I guess it could also replace Tonari no Seki kun, who knows... I have yet to watch it myself.
Aria-da-Capo Jan 5, 2015 3:07 PM
Sure Tonari no Seki-kun is a lot less ambitious than the previous best-of-the-year titles.
aeysoi Mar 15, 2014 9:37 PM
We would love to have you in our Watch Anime and Talk Simultaneously Club. Please take a few minutes to check the club out and read our FAQ to see if this is the right club for you. We are sorry to bother you if you are not interested in any clubs or social activities.
AlabastreAizo Feb 28, 2014 9:19 AM
Anime's better, eh? I'm surprised.
Yeah, I really don't like the MAL community, but there are some safe havens from the madness. I only really talk to people from the club I admin for.
AlabastreAizo Feb 28, 2014 6:13 AM
Is the artsy club mostly abandoned? I think we have pretty similar tastes. I'll test this by reading Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou because I've been wanting to read a good romance.
starshinesMonet Jan 5, 2013 2:35 AM
I am so happy you made the Artsy club. Arigatou gozaimasu.
reika Aug 18, 2012 5:17 AM
I was re-reading posts from your anime blog and just wanted to say that I miss your writing! I hope you're doing well.
GenericAsianGuy Jun 26, 2011 10:45 PM
Haha, danke for the comment ;)
Matte Mar 13, 2011 3:54 AM
I love it here except for, you know, the whole earthquake deal and all..
Matte Mar 5, 2011 7:26 AM
I'm living in japan studying japanese at the moment, and now that I know the language I don't really watch any dramas or animes anymore for some reason. I'm completely stupid like that! :P What about you? Still living in the US?
Matte Feb 28, 2011 10:16 PM
No haven't had any use for them since none of my friends use it, except for you lol. ^^
Matte Feb 28, 2011 3:43 AM
Hey, yeah seriously! Thanks! ^_^
META_BODY Feb 27, 2010 7:42 PM
I certainly agree that Spirited Away was the decade's best from Ghibli, by far. I really just feel great appreciation for Ponyo because that kind of gorgeously, organically fluid animation is a dying art, yet that movie is so vibrant, in total defiance of the lifeless CG and other blandness that anime has become more and more... I have no problem with the story, either — it's completely adorable without being leery like so much "cute" anime these days. In case you're curious, here's how I rank my favorite Ghibli, in order:

1. Princess Mononoke
2. Nausicaä
3. Spirited Away
4. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
5. Porco Rosso

I guess Nausicaä isn't technically Ghibli, but we'll just ignore that.

Starting a blog mostly interests me because I enjoy writing, and wouldn't mind a tool for flexing that muscle. MAL does seem like it's more conducive to actual discussion, though, while blogs are kind of a self-made podium. I personally value meaningful conversation above all, but (good) "writing" goes on a blog (or, you know, gets published?)... Small readership isn't a problem, either, since blogs seem to be a good forum for expressing esoteric ideas about things, specializing in a particular aesthetic, etc. So, yeah, I should probably start one, haha.

If you remember once you get around to it, I'd love to know how changing your mind about Kaiba worked out...! :)
META_BODY Feb 27, 2010 12:03 PM
I'd like to urge you to finish Kaiba, then, since it has an enormously satisfying ending — more of an emotional one than a "deep" one, even. I love it because it takes Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis-style aesthetic and creates a dreamlike science fiction world of abstraction. And that's pretty much it, really. Yes, it plays around with the idea of memories being like currency or easily transferable into different bodies, and this is constantly entertaining. There's also a nice little love story in there. Sounds to me like you just read some fairly pretentious things that really turned you off, but the series deserves better than that.

Ponyo was just a simple joy to behold. Nothing special about the story inasmuch it's your basic fairytale love story for children, wondrously imaginative and full of spirit, and a Ghibliesque take on The Little Mermaid, but I didn't mind that at all — its vibrant colors and animation were literally breathtaking, especially when so much anime these days looks utterly drab and soullessly computer-generated.

Anyway, I can certainly appreciate your argument re: Commedia dell’arte.

Cat Soup is surreal and morbidly delightful, and Dead Leaves is like TTGL distilled to gritty madness. It's actually the other way around — I mean, as you know Dead Leaves came first, and TTGL basically ran with that idea and mixed in things from FLCL and Gunbuster/Diebuster... I talked about that a bit in my review, but I imagine I'm preaching to the choir anyway.

... I really ought to get around to starting a blog.