Shizuru's Profile


Anime Stats
Days: 160.6
Mean Score: 7.12
  • Total Entries697
  • Rewatched107
  • Episodes9,634
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
May 7, 2016 7:04 PM
Watching 5/12 · Scored -
Ajin 2nd Season
Ajin 2nd Season
May 7, 2016 7:03 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
May 7, 2016 6:59 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 9
Manga Stats
Days: 3.4
Mean Score: 7.00
  • Total Entries32
  • Reread0
  • Chapters302
  • Volumes67
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Aug 21, 2013 7:12 AM
Completed 9/9 · Scored 6
Oct 18, 2011 11:05 PM
Completed 15/15 · Scored 7
Deep Love: Ayu no Monogatari
Deep Love: Ayu no Monogatari
Oct 9, 2011 6:34 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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lpjp200 Apr 25, 2014 4:49 PM
How is Shizuru? Watching any more anime?
NeverKnowsBest26 Dec 6, 2012 5:30 PM
I'm not the biggest book reader, but I do enjoy a good book. I'm currently reading The Bone People.
House of Leaves sounds interesting, might check it out sometime.
Moneypenny Mar 19, 2012 7:42 PM
Hi there! It's rather funny how I came across your profile. I saw a post about Shizuru from you on Maimultiverse, where you mentioned that you write fanfiction and decided to search your name on As you know, you listed the link to your MAL-profile on your yeah, and now I'm here. And as I recollect right now how I came across your profile I'm a little scared of myself. I would set a good example as stalker.

Anyway, thought I leave a comment, because our compatibility is rather good-looking.
NeverKnowsBest26 Nov 10, 2011 8:08 PM
Finished Noir, it was quite good... not the best 'girls with guns' anime I've seen (that goes to Gunslinger Girl), but pretty high on the ladder.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 20, 2011 9:56 PM
Okay, when I do start it, I'll keep you updated on my opinion.

NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 20, 2011 7:10 AM
As far as Samurai stories go, I think Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen comes second to only to Seven Samurai for me.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 19, 2011 11:25 PM
I just watched Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen... it was MAGNIFICENT!
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 18, 2011 7:47 PM
Unfortunately, I haven't seen Adaptation yet... I hear it is one of Kaufman's best though, so I definitely intend to watch it.

Funny you mention Del Toro, because I love his stuff too (just forgot to mention earlier) and I am looking forward to watching Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Have not watched Noroi yet, but it sounds very interesting. On the subject of Japanese horror, I highly enjoyed Pulse, very creepy movie with an interesting social message... I have not watched the American re-make, nor do I have any intention too because I here it sucks.

Oh, and I definitely agree with you, the psychological aspect of horrors is the most important part. Even with body horrors out horrors like The Fly; all the personality changes of the main character amplified the his physical changes latter in the movie. I don't really care to much for a lot of modern horrors, because they rely to heavily on nasty violence, rather than careful build-up and tension, honestly it takes away from the fun.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 18, 2011 7:20 PM
As of now, something I just do for fun, but I will be studying film in the near future.

Well, my all time favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind... Pan's Labyrinth, Shawshank Redemption, Seven Samurai, Oldboy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Psycho, and Momento are a few of my other favorites; it's actually a long list.

Rosemary's Baby is hands down one of the best horrors I have seen, simply brilliant. Nosferatu is perhaps not the most terrifying horror movie I have ever seen , I mean it is a scilent movie from the 1920s, but it is bone-chilling; it also set the lay-work for the genre, so it is definitely a milestone. Susperia is a vividly colored nightmare; The Fly is grotesque body horror at its best. A recent one is House of the Devil, which is a call back to horror of the 70's and 80's. The original Halloween still gets my skin crawling, remains possibly the best slasher flick. Then, of course, there is Psycho... still as powerful as it was 50 years ago.

My biggest recommendations would have to be Psycho, Halloween, and Rosemary's Baby, if you haven't seen them yet.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 16, 2011 10:06 PM
Yeah, Flag is amazing. I usually have a hard time connecting with Mecha anime, I mean there are obviously some that are great, but Flag was something I really fell in love with. The style, the presentation, the themes... it just blew me away. I've always been a documentary lover, so it's probably no surprise it ended up as one of my favorites.

Oh, Princess Tutu continually gets better and better, building up to one of the best anime conclusions ever. There are a lot of things I love about it: the integration of music and story, the play on classic fairytales, deconstruction of the magical girl genre... but largely also because it is a kids anime, I'm impressed someone wrote such a powerful, complex and inspiring show for kids.

So what is your husbands taste in anime? Just curious.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 16, 2011 9:07 PM
I decided to check out Noir, first episode was interesting... the music if phenomenal.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 15, 2011 4:43 PM
Well, as I mentioned, Usagi Drop and Penguindrum are my favorites of the year so far. Usagi Drop is just a delightful ray of sunshine, loved every second of it. Penguindrum is the spiritual successor of one of my favorites, Revolutionary Girl Utena... so I'm definitely interested where it is going.

Dantalian could have been much better if they actually developed the characters.

Hanasaku Iroha was a joy to watch, as was Ikoku Meiro no Croisée.

Guilty Crown is off to a good start; great animation and interesting premise. The world seems a bit to close to Code Geass, though.

Chihayafuru is the show I'm most looking forward to seeing of the new shows; shows a whole lot of promise and has a great director at its helm.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 14, 2011 8:49 AM
So, what do you think of the anime that have come out this year? I don't care much for most of them, but there are a few that are great; namely Usagi Drop and Mawaru Penguindrum.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 14, 2011 1:04 AM
Well, as creative as the world of Eureka Seven is, it isn't the best developed I've seen. There is more exposition spouting than I really care for, to explain things like the Scub Coral and Coralians and whatever else; while it was interesting it was also too long winded and sometimes didn't make complete sense. The relationship between Erueka and Renton while being mostly earnest, sometimes gets a bit too overwrought, albeit for understandable reasons. Sometimes I really felt for them... other times it came off as cheesy. Not that any of this ruined the show for me, I definitely did enjoy it, but I just don't see it as exceptional in all regards.
NeverKnowsBest26 Oct 14, 2011 12:13 AM
The thing that Blood-C got wrong is that it was largely static, nothing really ever happened until the last three episodes. Yeah sure characters died and such... and I even thought the show was going to be good after the twins died. However, once the initial shock wore off, it was clear nothing of consequence happened; I didn't even care that Saya's closest friends were dying because the show gave them no personality or depth. Events didn't build up like they did in Uzumaki, Shiki, or Higurashi... clearly Blood-C was aiming to be in the vein of those titles, but it stretched out its material too far without adding more complexity to it.

Anyway, checking out your favorites: I've only watched the first 20 or so episodes of Monster, but yeah, it is a Grade A suspense thriller, even able to compete with the best of Hitchcock. NANA is one of the best dramas I have ever seen, it doesn't ever hold back punches and is brutally honest. I love Princess Mononoke too, in fact it is my favorite anime movie, and played a big part in shaping my standards of not just anime, but movies as well. Eureka Seven is a highly enjoyable show... though there are things about it that didn't quite work for me. Finally Black Lagoon is awesome, plain and simple; I will admit I prefer Baccano and Bebop, but no other anime gets the adrenaline pumping quite like Black Lagoon .