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Days: 111.9
Mean Score: 7.43
  • Total Entries768
  • Rewatched22
  • Episodes7,149
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Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
2 hours ago
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara
2 hours ago
Watching 3/? · Scored 9
Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara OVA
Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara OVA
Oct 16, 7:48 AM
Completed 2/2 · Scored 8
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Days: 24.3
Mean Score: 7.85
  • Total Entries122
  • Reread2
  • Chapters3,021
  • Volumes472
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Koe no Katachi
Koe no Katachi
Apr 30, 3:23 AM
Completed 64/64 · Scored -
Beck
Beck
Apr 28, 2:36 AM
Completed 103/103 · Scored 10
Tabi ni Deyou, Horobiyuku Sekai no Hate made
Tabi ni Deyou, Horobiyuku Sekai no Hate made
Apr 17, 8:06 AM
Completed 4/4 · Scored 8

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shina_luna Sep 14, 12:08 PM
Realistically I'd probably be aiming N2 next summer the soonest. Kind of depressing, I once aimed for it in 2009...

When I read it, the frist two volumes had been released officially. (Through the first was out of print, but scans were floating around.) Vlume 3-4 had been complete up to that point. After that would have been waiting, but I simply stopped. Vertical is releasing the novels in English. not sure If I want to read them or simply wait for the anime.
shina_luna Sep 14, 4:12 AM
I have been hearing from people who had L2 and L1 (back from before the N Levels were introduced) that listening comprehension was supposed to be as easy as a pie, in case you are regularly watching anime/dramas. The tricky part stating in L2 were the Kanji and L1 would have some ugly grammar questions.... Well, that statement was from 2009. (Did L3 in 2008.)

Heard, that the production planning was a disaster as usual for shaft, so some rumoured that was the reason it was promoted all that much. Kind of surprised me, given they had let Kizumono be stuck in developement hell for 8 years.
But watching that MV really had me like "Some other character overtook Senjougara's body and did an image change!!"

Haven't watched Zaregoto yet, but read like 4 volumes of it. The first two were ok, but 3-4 were really boring to me. Could have been the fantranslation through.
shina_luna Sep 14, 3:07 AM
Need more of it. =D
Still far away from being able to read novels fluently. x.x"

Still haven't watched it, but you get bombed with AMVs with Kizumono Footage on youtube, so it feels like I have half watched it already. Haven't watched Koyomimono yet, so Owarimono 2 will take yet a while for me, too.

Oh speaking of Shaft. Have you watched Fireworks? There was like zero promotion for that movie, it just suddenly popped in the news saying it would air the month after or something. There is a music video promoting the theme song with some footage of the movie through and it look very much like Monogatari's style.
shina_luna Sep 5, 8:29 AM
Yep, quite a while~

I'm still up to wanikani, but steam has somewhat run out. Until somewhen in June I was at least at it daily, but now I'm at every 2-3 days and so I'm really stuck for long on the levels. (Last month was being eternally stuck on level 18 because my brain was like a a pot of apple sauce. x.x)
Haven't really watched a lot of anime myself, mostly easy stuff that doesn't need a brain. Work is kind of exhausting in ways it doesn't (shouldn't?) need to be. Kind of need something to get hyped; my last one was that WK at the beginning of the year kicked off by talking to you, so that's how I kinda remembered. =D

Did you get around watching Kizumono by now?
shina_luna Sep 3, 11:38 AM
It's been a while~ How are Japanese studies going? =D
shina_luna Mar 18, 4:33 PM
You seem to be under a rock (too) - But I just notices, Hyouka volume 6 got (fan-)translated, too, just this recently! =O
https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/?title=Hyouka

shina_luna Feb 28, 9:33 AM
I kind of feel like living under a rock these days. But I managed to get nanimono tracked down. Kinda expected something like a documentary, was a bit bit surprise to see it was a full feature movie. At any rate, I've put it into my watching queue, but just not really any time. @.@

Oh this sounds like these training they'd send you to here. It's like a few-days-lecture/workshop of which I always end up thinking "I could have done that by myself". The only diffrence being no force to get you butt of and the price, lol.

Went up to level 6 von friday btw. But really only by a hair on friday since my mistakes quota is getting up considerably. It's getting slower, seems like the motivation train is waning off. That was fast, didn't even survive a full month, lol. They named levels 1-10 "pleasant" followed by "painful", "death" and "hell". From level 40 onwards it's "paradise" though. It'll be pretty cold again by then though.
Any studying done on your side? =P
shina_luna Feb 20, 2:22 AM
How exactly does it work? I once watched a JDrama about job hunting, but it's still just a drama though. :D

So there isn't so much universally useful training then? Like when you work on an application and learn Java, it would be useful elsewhere, too?

Only that I do get to sleep 7-8 hours a day usually. Still sleepy all the time, kinda sucks. I really wonder how the Japanese manage, if there is a trick, I'd totally want to know it. Whenever I just go about it with brute force body will just say "You don't listen, so screw you now!" after like just about two weeks.
shina_luna Feb 19, 9:27 AM
Ah, so the air of a matter of course to choose a club continues in college, too? I always thought the pressure goes up to university and then the folks start to relax and enjoy life more.

One year before graduation as normal, wow. Here people usually give a strong advice, that you should start looking while you are doing your graduation thesis, and many don't, lol.
Sounds otherwise also a bit like what my father kept preaching to me when I was young. It doesn't really matter what you study, you are unlikely to reall use it in work anyway, what matters is the title and the fact you've proven that you can archieve that title. But since one is already at it, one ought to study something useful. (Which kicks out basically all social studies, as most of them loaded with heaps of prejudices.)
Is that still like that with the liefetime employment? I heard, it's getting rarer these days after the bubble.
I think I like these trainings at work. Here a big problem often is, that the put out papers looking for people and list a ton of requirements, which are usually impossible to fill unless you worked 10 years already or so. In many companies folks have to fight for further trainings to keep up with the waves of time.
Are these specialists controversal, because they end up being company-specific specialist, so that are in deep trouble should that ever get laid off, or more about that the whole education circle is rendered ad absurdum, when the company would educate them from scratch anyway?

True, but wouldn't you then be a little to move out bit late when you've already been working for over a year? Or is probation period over there pretty long?

Yes, so no multiple choice narrowing cheating, which I quite like. (That the big fallacy of japaneseclass.jp to me at least.) There is an option to type in japanese right away and not use their conversion, or enter the letters by clicking. But since the reviews on wanting you to type the meaning in English and the reading in Japanese switching keyboards to and frou is kinda a pain, so I simply use their auto-conversion input.
I'm actually pretty fast at typing in Japanese with Microsoft IME. But obviously only for stuff that I actually know. :P
But the whole quizzing is really a good indicator for sleep deprivement. I got umareru and miru wrong, which is just WTFH, so I went to sleep. I feel like I basically spent the whole weekend just on sleeping, lol.
shina_luna Feb 17, 3:40 AM
Ah, so it was just when you were studying? So kind of like the bukatsudou in Japanese schools, but just not with as much pressure to have to choose one?

That's interesting.
Here in Germany I have an impression, that people of IT companies try to take extra care, because the femal quota is even lower than the overall quote, simply given the industry/subject.

What is ofc? ^^
2 room appartment shared with 2-3 people sounds pretty cramped somehow. oo

Yes, managed to level 5 yesterday, but really only very close to the end of yesterday. (So was stuck 7.5 days this time on level 4.) Kind of making a lot of typos recently. Like I ring out the word in my head and type it and it turns out to be totally wrong, because I hit the wrong key and pressed enter way to fast. Or I totally forget, that I am not in Microsoft IME input mode, so I add some whitespace inputs, which ends up for mistakes, too. Looks like I really need to get some sleep this weekend. Pretty good indicator. :D
shina_luna Feb 15, 10:05 AM
The me in school started off kinda like a Chitanda (minus the beauty aspects however) and went over to trying just anything out like Satoshi, moving to being kinda irritated like Ibara and then ending up at Oreki, while totally trying to be like Irisu. Kinda weird. :D
I think I'm still trying to be the Irisu-kind. (Well I still end but on the moe track though...) She is so gloriously badass. (If it just weren't for that lock of hair in the middle of her face, that looks like it's glued onto it...) Well, but she doesn't has as big eyes as Chitanda through, but still quite a beauty.

Mind doing some images of a couple of those? I am not sure, what to imagine for it, lol.
But that kinda sounds interesting for finding and trying out something new and meeting new people.

Do you think the IT industry is having it a bit better for woman than other parts?

2DK? ... Is that some sizing norm?
Haven't shared housing with anybody except my parents, but I can imagine it to be a reason, too. Less privacy and all.

Haha, ok, whining rant of the day:
I am still stuck at level 4! It's been 6 days already! And even worse, I'm only at 34% of it!!!11111eleven
4 really is a bad number!!!
I expect to get to 5 tomorow though, and I really hope that one's some annoying exception, because there was no level overlap due to the subscrition thingy. @.@"
shina_luna Feb 13, 3:40 AM
At the first go, I was close to throwing a tantrum each time her "KI NI NARIMASU!!" came. Of course every scene was really really well made and beautiful, but out of all things why did it had to be about how her big eyes are so damn bewitching and driving one man totally nuts. :D
... But if I were in Oreki's shoes, it's probably end up just the same. Big eyes are really nice to look at~

With sports? Hmmm, though females are doing sports, too.

Hunting systems? As in like when they are trying to get you employed?
"I really have never seen such efforts to get just one more student or something." How exactly does that look like? Kind of like how in Hyouka when they were trying to recruit people?

Btw, speaking of which, what I had been curious about, too. How do woman fare in the IT industry over there?
What you generally heard about woman in work is that they more than often just get stuck at OL work, despite their actual skills. does that hold true for the IT industry as well?

Oh, so it's more about the quality of the apartment? What sort of one is it? Like one of these cramped clichée single apartments or so, if it feels not so great? :D
I've heard it's getting easier to get housings, especially if you want to build your own house, even in the bigger towns these days, due to the population decline. Getting into one of those in september then?


Thats level 50, the last of the major levels:
http://imgur.com/a/q1tEc
Actually knew a few, but I only know haku from hakushaku and hakuchou, didn't know it actually means chief.
ja was also known and of course the man from Manga. :D

Hmm, actually more like a huge reading/watching pile. The number I find genuinely good and want to keep (which I would consider as part of a "collection")is also getting rarer and rarer. So as with Anime in general, I became really unpicky and simply get stuff that doesn't look offensive at first sight and simply try it out. Kind of like a blind roulette. Only that the Japanese stuff got kinda stuck in the Kanji slump for all these years. :D

中央 went to be a vocabulary I just unlocked this morning.
Still stuck on level 4 though. 4 is bad, want to leave that one asap, lest it lets the motivation train derail. :D
If you're a little jealous, should I perhaps blabber around more in hopes of it being infectious? ^^
You could infect me back, should I get into a slump somewhen this year. The dashboard always shows some of the latest forum threads and every few days do some folks pop up complaining how they lack motivation. Usually somewhere between level 10 and 30. I really do hope my motivation train isn't heading right over a cliff...
shina_luna Feb 10, 5:18 AM
Ah no, I mean I find slit eye ultimately ugly, I do like big eyes. But if they are too well shaped, big and beautiful, I may get a slight fit of nasty jealousy. Like I sometimes quite feel like wanting to get a vodoo puppet, whenever Oreki starts fussing over and stressing Chitanda's big captivating eyes, lol. Had wanted to throw the show out of the window the very first time, I saw the first episode, because I couldn't stand Chitanda. :D (By now I settled down to accepting that Oreki simply has taste. lol.) I found volume 5 of the novels (first post anime arc) pretty nice to read due to that, when the new character Ohinata couldn't stand Chitanda's presence anymore as well, out of reasons that Chitanda herself could never have helped at all, even if she wanted. Kind of felt caught, but like the series all the more because of it.

So it's not because of overall better nuitrition value, or that young people stop sitting in seizas as much anymore, that boys get bigger? (Then girls would have to as well if it were out of general reasons.) Is there something male-specific going on there? Quite interesting ovservation.

One of our professors in university once made a lecture about common fallacies as to why IT projects will fail and going to red. On of the reasons being "it was software for the public goverment". :D
Seems like no proper skilled IT staff would ever want to work for them, because it really is a bad idea. Seeing how the ObamaCare site appearantly sucked, it probably isn't even a German phenomenon.
At least they managed to get the tax declaration forms digital, too. There is also some software, with which you can fill it out and send it in directly to the tax office. But I have a colleague who said, they've been phoned by their local tax office asking them to print out whatever their software had previously sent them digitally.

Oh, they do? I had ordered some things (the Hyouka BD Box for one) from amazon JP, the box appeared adequately sized to me. But perhaps that's because it's overseas? (shipping was hell anyway, why does Amazon only ever offer Express Shipping. >.<)
But I like boxes, getting storage or shipping boxes for free. :D
Amount of used paper as in what? Magazines, newspapers or advertises?

Oh true, understand that perspective. But doesn't that mean, you aren't really feeling at home there yet, despite being there already for quite a while? Whenever I'm on a trip it also feels like a waste to stay whereever I am staying for the night, but to me that's also a clear sign of I still haven't settled down in the place. (Which may be one reason why my motion sickness usually goes haywire.)

How many just of Level 60 alone? :P
Appeareantly the main levels are 1-50, everything after is the not-so-commonly-used, but useful stuff. I once learned the Kanji for Asia (learned it in Chinese though), but totally forgot that one. My first thought upon seeing was more like "waru...sou..!", lol.

Haha, kind of pretty hyped to be able to properly tackle the Japanese piles in my shelves already. Also because I need some space. A good bunch of it was random 1-3€ stuff I fetched from the Paris Book Off a couple of years ago, when I was there and before it closed down. Pretty sure it's containing a lot of discardable stuff, but I wouldn't want to dump things on ebay or anywhere else unless I have read it, for which I had not had enough time and patience.

That's level 4 for me currently:
http://imgur.com/a/acuWZ
Haven't unlocked everything yet due to waiting buffers. Kinda know most the kanjis, but not really all the readings. (Like soku for foot, that's been just ashi for me yet) and ou was like completely new to me. oo"

Kinda really boarded the motivation train right now. I wonder how long it'll last, haha...
shina_luna Feb 10, 2:44 AM
B-But, it's just I find them ultimately ugly. @.@"

Oh, that's surprising. Is it the same for girls?

Same here. But as Germany loves its burocracy and folks are not all quite well with computers a lot is stuck at paper with no real soon progress in sight. I find it hilarious with with e.g. Identifications. They require you to fill out paper, attach a printed photograph (which of course is a digital image printed), which then later they will scan in again and have some person type in all the handwritten stuff into a computer.

Coolio~
Speaking of which, just got a osusume email from amazon JP, Koe no Katachi appearantly gets released in late may on home video~

Oh I didn't know there was a Bakemono artbook from vofan. =O
Also like his illustrations, although my favorite one is not a Bakemono one. (It's the one with a girl in white dress before a blue background reading and a lot of paper flattering around her. I use it as a ebay profile image~)

Well, what do I need to do to fire up that willpower? =P

I almost hope that's be the same with Gintama. The author already trolled with the second movie (well that was obvious though) and now it's said Gintama were in it's final arc. (Although that may also mean nothing given that Naruto stuck in its final arc for years and years...)

I just had another ~50 items 4.30am session this morning lol. I seem to get used to it, early brain jogging seems to enhance the ability of overall concentration as well~
http://imgur.com/a/fuHeD
The last two levels. How mucn do you know? :D
The one I knew was the one for sand, although I only knew the reading suna, not the onyomi sa, sha nor the other kunyomi yonageru...
[The one for uncle was among the déjà vus. Same for kitsune. Kinda schocked I actually didn't really know it. oo"]
But I already see some effect, just a opened a random Japanese manga an was reading a random bubble several split seconds faster, because I recognized just one Kanji at once instead of having the need to double check my vague déjà vue back with the Furigana. I should probably leave all the japanese stuff alone for a couple of month and read it then. Will probably save a lot of time reading it then than reading it now.
shina_luna Feb 9, 6:02 AM
Haha. Well, they also ran away, because my German was too good and my Chinese sucked. =X
Just born and raised in Germany. I'm sure, I would have big eyes, if I were a half. Genetics were totally mean to me. My deceased grandfather was the only one in the family with small eyes and it's not a trait dominant with any of my father's generation's nor in my generation's offspring. Except for me. Gnnnaaargh!
Doesn't make it better, that ANYBODY in Europe has big eyes. T^T

Oh, then you're definitely a giant over there among the men, too?

Well, but at the other hand that comes handy, you don't have to show off your own handwriting skills! (Well, also prevents you from practicing I guess.)
Don't get around to write a lot either. Although it definitely was schocking to see others being even worse than me... I remember the math study in University. The lecturer was old school and did everything with chalk on the board. With a, u, v and n looking very similiar in my handwriting then adding alpha to it, then any of those combined with ', '', *, - and ~ sure was hell with all the formulas.
Looking forward to see some samples!

Apperantly there are two versions of it, at least for the first 4 volumes. One's the general novel cover (real location photos) and there is some Anime-illutration jacket version. Aperantly for volume 5 there is one that has the anime illlutration and the norval on as a jacket that can be reversed. Not sure if that's the only version of it or not. Didn't see anything else for volume 6 though.
If you're over looking anyway, do you think, you might also look for the animation artbooks of Hyouka?
This one: http://hirose1117.ocnk.net/product/2118
They are pretty badly out of print. =(
It's also really too bad there aren't any proper Anime-illustration Artbooks out there. The official artwork is all scattered around on the BD/DVD releases and its accompanying postcards, clearfiles, posters, extras goodies and some merchandise. =/

There was a time I was watching a real lot, but I didn't get as much used to it. But anything with Abe Hiroshi in it seems to be at the very least decent, even if it turns out to be basically a one man show of him, lol.

Actually, I think watching One Piece (TV at least) doesn't really add anything over reading the Manga. (Except a little bit for Boa Hancock's very few appearances. Her voice actress does a great job.) It's more dragged and repetitive (like 4 minutes of "what happened in the last episode"), the animation quality isn't really good either. The Manga visuals are far more detailed and impressive. Anime adds some fillers, which are clearly visible as fillers and not so quite interesting. [And personally I find some of the VA rather obnoxiously annoying. *cough*]
With Gintama the Anime adds a lot. The Manga has a huge amount of dialogue and it's like a lot of diffrent people arguing or talking and it's managing by a whole diffrent sort of speech patterns and typesetting to make clear who is who and with what intonation. Of course that transitions even better into Anime that has a really good VA tat more importantly gets enough chances to show their skills off. With the ° season the anime even got some really nice visual aethetics along with some really good animation. (Although that takes like 50 episodes to show up the first time.) Also very good anime-only jokes and episodes a lot of which aren't all that. At any rate, Kagura is reason enough to watch it~ =D

I doubt it will end that soon, there is sitll so much unadapted and this setting feels like somehow that can be exapanded as long as one wishes. Actually I don't want it to end, stories which span over years and also properly feature their lifes as adults are pretty interesting usually. (Because harder to do, so ahrdly ever bothered and the few who bother usually have some skill.)

Btw. -bragging time, :p- finally got to level 4 today. Realized I got really bored without the regular reviews and lessons and just started the subscrition at lunch today and it had me placed on lv4 right away. Also figured I could google for a coupon, and there was actually one working. 50% off, yay~
Now that everythings open to look at I looked at the last levels (60's the last) actually knew one Kanji of level 59. Hah! When I already had trouble with some of level 2, lol. (Sure enough didn't know any of Level 60 though, although I had some déjà vu on some of those.)