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framboos May 28, 12:16 AM
Cool. I checked out his DeviantArt profile, I really like the style.
framboos May 27, 2:15 PM
Hey, I'm curious, did you create your own profile picture? I'm asking since you're usually a graphic designer.

I really like it
Nyctihawk May 24, 9:41 AM
Yo. I'm back. Sorry for the very late reply. A lot of things happened. How have you been?

I'm gonna reply your comment properly later on. I just think I have to let you know first. I also want to talk to you about the recent episode of MHA. Especially the Bakugou scene. Ohoho. I really, really want to talk about that. And I want to know your opinions on that scene.

Oh. But first, do you mind if I send you a friend request? And do you have Discord account?
Tsukkimaru May 23, 2:50 AM
Im sorry for the late reply ;w; I’ve been trying to sort my life out the last few weeks and I’ve only just reached a stage where I can actually think clearly.

BUT the last two episodes have been great and Kacchan’s voice when telling Deku to not come and then Deku’s scream murdered my heart. And now we’re start the Kacchan Retrieval and it’s time for me to ignore the fandom for a while lol

Seeing Eri happy melts my soul and I hope nothing bad happens to her ever again,,

I also went to see Deadpool 2 on Sunday and it was pretty darn good, though I can’t tell if it better than the first one but even so I thought it was still very entertaining.

ALSO over the last couple weeks I managed to score some more cuties uwu
Seiya May 21, 9:17 PM
You didn't like "Number Call?"
Krysaia May 19, 11:12 PM
It sure is nice to see another cherry pepsi lover :D
TripleSRank May 12, 8:23 PM
Oh no, it wasn't Clannad that traumatized me, it was the controversy. I had father issues growing up, and for all of the issues one can find with the series, Clannad excellently captures the inward turmoil that having a deadbeat father creates through Tomoya's character. His disenfranchisement from his family is the setup for all of the emotional payoff and fallout later on in the story. Thus as a relatively innocent 13-year-old the show felt like it was on the order of lifechanging, so seeing all of the extremely harsh/bitter criticism toward it on sites like MAL made me just hate the fandom.

Of course, these days I can see all of the issues for what they are, and there are plenty of them, but I can't subscribe to the idea that Clannad is a bad series. I think it's a mixed experience that leans more toward being at least decent overall, if not good. Though I guess the omnibus format of the first season never bothered me either, but addressing that would probably be going into more depth than necessary. Most people tend to love it or hate it by the end. I only know a few who have a mixed view like myself.

Animation, even excellent animation isn't enough to carry a series imo. It might make me a bit more patient/tolerant, but it doesn't replace having good content. All the same, I do wish more people were at least a little more knowledgeable about cinematography, why sakuga is significant and something unique to the medium, as well as specific animation quirks and their history in the medium. Your visuals don't exist in isolation. Every camera angle, the color palette, the way the characters or the camera moves, it's all extremely important in creating atmosphere and conveying information. It has a direct bearing on the story because it's how the story is conveyed. And it's a similar deal with the soundtrack. Sound or the lack of it can be so important, and using the right track in the right scene can greatly enhance or detract the effect the scene is seeking.

So I often find myself shilling basic primer videos from people like RCAnime (for example) or more technical videos on animation like this whenever I find someone who will listen. I would say the story is most important ("story" encompassing the plot, characterization, themes, etc.), but how the story is conveyed is something that I think tends to be undervalued, so I try to spread awareness.

I've kind of given up on other people using the scale in a balanced fashion. It doesn't help that there is no true median rating (5.5 being the median in a 10-point scale) either. Because of that there's only a minute difference between a 5 and a 6 with me, with both being more or less average/mixed quality-wise and the only real divider being enjoyment. The way I see the scale in light of that is that each side of the scale should mirror the other. A 4 should be as bad as a 7 is good, a 3 should be as terrible as an 8 is great, and so on. I also try to give people with around a hundred titles or less on their list a little more leeway in how I perceive their rating average since it is possible they genuinely found a lot of great stuff (to them) early on. It starts feeling less plausible beyond that though.

I can't say too much about KyoAni's specific shows since I only watch them occasionally given that I almost always perceive them as mediocre. You could maybe try Hyouka; a lot of people with good sense of quality like it, though I can't personally vouch for it since I found it rather boring. (That was a really long time ago, though.) I do have a few anime bu them that I want to watch more than usual: Hibike!, the Haruhi movie, K-On!, Full Metal Panic, and Koe no Katachi are still on the backlog.

Yes yes, definitely give 3-gatsu a try. I don't know if you tend to like or dislike Shinbou's visual style and cinematography quirks, but if you dislike it/them then you might also be happy to hear that he restrained himself on this show.
Air-117 May 11, 3:00 PM
How many bikinis do you think the average girl owns?
TripleSRank May 10, 8:57 PM
Well there generally are plotlines to follow-- it's not episodic to the degree something like Nichijou might be-- but it's mostly character progression stuff. The plotlines themselves tend to be pretty straightforward in Precure, so I don't think you'll have a problem following along if you watched slowly.

Also, full disclosure that HxH wasn't my first battle shounen. The first anime that I eventually recognized as "anime" is One Piece. I saw some of the 4Kids dub as a kid and was curious about it around the time I was 13. I discovered what anime was then and had all of my first experiences. I watched the first few arcs of One Piece before stopping for reasons I don't recall, plus I started watching stuff like Love Hina, Clannad, Kanon, True Tears, Haruhi, and so on. And Naruto. I was definitely a Naruto fan as a 13-year-old. Haha.

I eventually lost interest in the medium both because I was extremely picky and because my innocent younger self was traumatized by the amount of controversy surrounding Clannad. It wasn't until I was 18 that I was reminiscing on One Piece again and ended up watching the whole thing through to beyond the timeskip. It was after that that I saw someone talking about Hunter x Hunter 2011; when I asked about it they told me that if I liked One Piece then I would love Hunter x Hunter, and that's how I eventually got more heavily invested in the medium/fandom.

So yeah, not too special. I might not have ever gotten into anime as much as I am now without Hunter x Hunter though, so there's that.

As for being critical, getting jaded, and so on, I think it's worth mentioning that I'm not really projecting anything onto you. You already sound pretty balanced in your approach. It took a long time to get there with me though. I went from hyper-casual to hyper-critical and it was kind of a mess. I'm a lot more mellow now though and generally more open to other perspectives. I think the main thing for me when I'm watching something is determining what it's trying to accomplish, whether I like what it's trying to accomplish, and whether I think it's doing a good job of accomplishing its goals. Even within the same genre the difference can be big. To use examples we've already discussed, Shokugeki no Souma appears to merely be trying to have fun, to develop tension, to keep one-upping itself and generally keep you on the edge of your seat. It's a shallow experience, but I'm okay with that and I think it fulfills it's goals pretty well. My rating thus mostly reflects the amount of "fun" I've had with each season-- it's pretty close to a straight enjoyment rating, though not entirely. This is in contrast to an action shounen like Hunter x Hunter that actually tries to make a statement with its characters and its thematic narrative. There are a lot more variables that I take into account when rating Hunter x Hunter because I'm now concerned more about how the character development (or lack thereof) is utilized, what the significance of the plotline is, and how those two join to progress the thematic narrative.

And of course on top of all that (in both cases) I factor in technical and directing related stuff such as the cinematography, the soundtrack utilization, how much sakuga is used and where, and so on.

I've gotten further away from trying to make everything fit in rigid boxes of "good" and "bad" though. What works in one instance might not in another. I've embraced the irrationality of perceived value to an extent, which makes my ratings and outlook when watching feel more relaxed, natural, and genuine to me. I do use the full scale (including sub-6) completely straight though. I've never really seen low ratings as a novelty; it just gives you more room for expression.

Err, coming back to what you were saying, I thinking the most important thing is being able to explain and expand upon your viewpoint beyond buzzwords and one-liners.

Interestingly enough ten years ago does happen to be a turning point for the medium since that's more or less when the last of the cel animated anime phased out, plus moe was first being popularized around then afaik. So it's something. I just don't tend to get an "old" feeling from anime I watch unless they're from the 90s or prior, and even then it kinda depends. The most modern anime that felt like an oldschool anime to me was Futari wa Precure, which came out in 2004. Not picking on you though. :P

Also... please don't put "drama" and "KyoAni" in the same sentence very often. The vast majority of KyoAni's works are mediocre. They are great animators, but not much else imo. Don't use them as a litmus test for good drama. As far as straight drama series go 3-gatsu is an excellent example for sure.
TripleSRank May 9, 8:58 PM
I know the feel. Gone are the days I can easily sit down and binge shows. Thankfully I don't have too much of an issue watching stuff slowly though. I watched Space Brothers over the course of many months, for example, so I don't think I'll ever find long stuff too unapproachable if I'm interested. It might be worth considering that kind of approach on your end too if you haven't tried it; it can lead to some interesting attachment to the series you watch that way if they're good.

Hunter x Hunter (2011) is actually how I ended up getting into medium beyond a small handful of shows I watched as a young teenager. It opened my eyes to there being a lot more worthwhile stuff being out there if I would broaden my horizons. It's a really good series that remained in my favs for a long time. Souma was similar in the sense that it showed me the ecchi tag isn't an auto-kill for a show's worthwhileness.

Man, I really need to get into Haikyuu!. It's really high up on the list of sports anime I want to watch in the (relatively) near future.

I definitely could still handle four or five seasons at a time, I guess, provided I was confident enough in them beforehand. It's just when you get into trying everything that has a possibility of being good that it becomes dubious. Taking chances on something you'll watch weekly can quickly turn into a chore. Taking risks is easier with completed stuff because it's over quicker whether you drop or decide to press through in the event that it's kinda lackluster.

It's good to have wide genre horizons. I never ever thought I'd turn out to enjoy mahou shoujo, but Sailor Moon slowly shattered my preconceptions about the genre as I watched more and more of it, and from there various titles kept shattering those ideas even more. I've only come across a couple that are meh and fit the idea of what I expected the genre to be back then.

As for Precure specifically, Hugtto! definitely does seem to be shaping up to be one of the better iterations, so it would probably make for a good starting point if you think weekly watching would help you digest the monster of the week format better. Otherwise, if you think you could handle the format anyway you might want to start with Heartcatch Precure!. As someone who likes battle shounen, and knowing I have a friend with some key shared favorites of yours, we both loved Heartcatch to bits. Afaik it's the darkest take in the franchise thus far with noteworthy doses of tragedy and some rather intense antagonists. It's also the coolest/most stylish entry in the franchise imo, with the combat getting progressively more awesome as the plot moves forward. I think it would suit your tastes well and thus make for a good entry point for you to get into mahou shoujo.

I'm sorry-- I really am-- but I genuinely laughed out loud when I read "older series" and "pre-2010". Maybe that's just because I've been more or less into anime since before then though. But yeah, as much as I love action I'm inclined to say that drama is my favorite genre overall. Drama is the special place where almost every other genre becomes great, I think.

I think I've mostly mellowed out and found a happy medium between watching critically and for enjoyment. They're closely related concepts anyway if you're a proponent of reader-response criticism, which is one of the forms I'm more fond of. I'm more or less aware of where my general watching priorities are, and for everything else I just made a massive list of everything I want to see.

I'd say don't be afraid of some shallow fun every once in awhile either, though. Re:Zero is pretty fun in that regard if you can stomach the main character.

If you didn't stand out in the forum I probably wouldn't have posted in your comments so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The way you make friends on MAL is by talking to the cool people. That's how I've friended almost everyone here and gotten involved in clubs.
TripleSRank May 9, 7:26 PM
Yeah, I used to do the same, and I still take breaks from the medium from time to time. That and watching long shows will keep your completion count down. Getting a visual confirmation of increasing experience in the medium can definitely be satisfying when it does come though.

I'm doing quite well; I'm actually kind of getting back into the swing of things again after taking one of those breaks I mentioned for a few months. I've never been a big seasonal watcher as it is though. Both times I tried it it burned me out enough to make me not want to watch much of anything. Since then I usually keep myself limited to a handful of airing shows. Of what's airing now the new seasons of BnHA, Souma, and Steins;Gate are of interest. I'm also already watching the latest iteration of Precure.

Since I've ended up passing up a lot of well-liked titles that have come out the past few years, my current plans are to start going back and watching them. (I recently finished March Comes in Like a Lion, which was excellent.) Next up will probably be Rakugo or Hibike! Euphonium. Current seasonals are lower-priority for me at the moment, so I don't know if I'll pick up any of the above three I mentioned while they're still airing.

How about yourself? You're a newer face on AD. It's always nice to see promising new members in the community.
Tsukkimaru May 8, 7:01 AM
Kacchan and Deku, #1 and #2 hero, crime fighting duo please

AAAAAHHHH soft BakuDeku is so good ;w;

Most the villain designs are so cool, I mean Overhaul was so simple but he was still so classy and evil.

Don't worry I'm already at the age where I could easily go to sleep at 9

I love Tom and Andrew they're both precious beans, but in all honesty I just love Spiderman so much, definitely one of my top superheroes. Now all I need is a Deadpool and Spiderman film and my life is complete.

I haven't seen the last couple of films, but I've seen some people rave over them (though I think Ragnarok is collectively thought as quite weak) and others not.

I'm hoping the 'villain' in the new Deadpool will be more interesting because people have said he's not actually a villain in the comics?? So I'm interested to see if they do anything with that instead of just making him evil.

Well from LL in the Aqours group after Yoshiko my favourite is Ruby but You is an underappreciated cutie too.
from μ's (muse) my favourite is Hanayo and then either Kotori or Rin

There's also Ran and Moca from BanG Dream

Though of course if there's any of the girls who take your personal fancy then feel free to do a layout of them as well! :3

Souma's tum in just the jacket made me happier than it should have -w- also those girls saying who was more atractive like UMMM WHAT?? SOUMA IS A CUTIE (wow I sound like a crazed fangirl)
Also even though the outcome is obvious I am enjoying the fight with Hayama, though this series does make me awfully hungry.
TripleSRank May 7, 7:11 PM
Kinda random since I haven't talked to you before, but congrats on 300 completions.
Tsukkimaru May 7, 11:28 AM
I'm just casually awaiting for the day Kacchan calls himself Kacchan with pride like Deku does.

Next episode is gonna be wild and I am so ready for it.

Tetsu is so gooooooood I love him so much. Though I did like when Mustard whipped out a fucking gun, I didn't remember that at all and I was like what a madman.

Welp It was fucking disappointing that's for sure, the last episode was terrible and Ito Junji deserved better. I think I'm gonna read some of the stories people hoped to see adapted, though.

I'm in the mood to rewatch my favourites everyday, I saw the HxH dub updated and I almost started it again.

Hisone to Maso-tan does look cute and I like the art style so I'll probably check it out one day.

I'm not too upset with the quality since it's not terrible at all, and I know they won't disappoint us with the big fights so I just ignore those complaining about it.

I still like the MCU, but BNHA is a nice difference. Though I did watch the Amazing Spider-Man for the first time in a while today and I gotta say even though it's controversial I still love it.

Yoshiko is my best girl as people say, but I still love all the other characters and won't complain about getting any of their cards. It's just Yoshiko has a special place in my heart for some reason.

I've played other idol games but I prefer LL so much. The music, characters, designs, card art and play is just so much more appealing to me in LL. Though I do have another love from a game called Tokyo 7th Sisters, she's just gorgeous and her voice is beautiful