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Anime Stats
Days: 33.3
Mean Score: 4.50
  • Total Entries101
  • Rewatched2
  • Episodes1,905
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Apr 6, 3:57 AM
Completed 25/25 · Scored 6
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Feb 10, 7:31 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 6
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
Jan 21, 12:10 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 4
Manga Stats
Days: 4.7
Mean Score: 6.50
  • Total Entries12
  • Reread0
  • Chapters750
  • Volumes93
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Koe no Katachi
Koe no Katachi
Nov 18, 9:03 AM
Completed 64/64 · Scored 7
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Feb 10, 7:32 AM
Reading -/63 · Scored 7
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.
Apr 14, 2016 2:51 PM
Reading - · Scored 8

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CreamSoupGarden Oct 25, 3:28 PM
sure thing, take your time but I highly recommend checking it out
CreamSoupGarden Oct 20, 6:10 AM
interested to know your thought on berserk 1997 and manga
Cotroneo Oct 14, 9:07 PM
Oof, you actually described something as elitist in your bio when not referring to yourself.
portalweeb Aug 21, 5:16 AM
Amazing reviews
Yardhouse12 Jun 5, 12:41 AM
Hope is for fools.
ScarShadowfell May 10, 7:47 PM
If you want to rate stuff that airs on TV based on your political views and philosophies, then start watching the NEWS and stop watching anime. Dumbass.
YizelTro Apr 5, 11:05 AM
AUTIS LW KONTOL
YizelTro Apr 5, 10:56 AM
KONTOL LW KONTOL KONTOL KONTOL NGENTOT NGENTOT NGENTOT ANJING KONTOL ANJING BABI HARAM TAI KUCING
Tsunagaremono Feb 2, 4:56 AM
You are too pretentious for a mere newfag, mate.
msvitch Sep 23, 2016 9:47 AM
i meant unlimited blade works. but before that show came out most people did appreciate the original fate 2006 series. and yea shiro was the issue there but better in UBW
SlowAnimeWatcher Sep 22, 2016 10:42 PM
great gate s2 review, captured the overrated aspect of that shit anime perfectly xD
msvitch Sep 22, 2016 11:09 AM
ill list the one that has been taken anime the world by a storm:

No game no life
Fate Stay Night
Psycho Pass S1
Re:Zero
Steins Gate
Fullmetal alchemist
Zankyou no terror
Kara no kyoukai
Death parade
Attack on titan

msvitch Sep 22, 2016 7:50 AM
wow just looking at all your ratings lead me to the conclusion that you hate anime in general XD
i cant even defend the popular shows against you
animeiscool561 Sep 5, 2016 12:10 PM
I'd highly recommend playing Shadow of the Colossus and Silent Hill 2 then. You're really missing out.

Regarding SAO, what I meant by the Kuradeel thing is that you said PKers wouldn't have a reason to exist if they could only kill the lower level players in a straight up fight or getting lower level equipment, Laughing Coffin was smarter than that, because if Asuna didn't end up saving Kirito, he would've died and Kuradeel could've had equipment that was able to go toe to toe with his Guild's leader.

I'm sure that Asuna's parents wanted her to marry Sugou because of his status position. If comatose, Asuna could never say no to the marriage, and it would happen with her parents allowing it because of that. You implied Sugou chose to rape a girl over the money he could make for the marriage, but if she woke up and spoke out against her parents, his plan would've totally failed and he'd walk away with nothing. I thought that at least would be rather self-exclamatory.

Oh jee, it's not like Sachi had any reason to believe Kirito would have her back, after training her, comforting her to say everything would be OK, and helping their Guild get to the front lines to beat the game faster (yes, this was mentioned), to stay behind and leave her Guild to possibly die in a dungeon. They'd need the extra player power, and had no reason to believe Kirito wouldn't have good reason for what he did (heck, he states it in episode 10). If she chose to stay behind and heard that the other Guild members died, I don't think the result would've been pleasant.
animeiscool561 Sep 5, 2016 12:01 PM
"his personality makes him difficult to relate to. Subaru is not an average guy because an average guy would not play hero to the extent that he does just to save some girls he just met. There is no saint on the planet who would. And if there was, he would most likely be dead, and quite frankly he'd deserve it."

If someone, especially a very sweet girl, was brutally murdered right in front of you, you WOULDN'T want to do anything possible to protect them if you had the chance? That's way less human than the inverse. Ask Okabe, Homura or Satoru. And your last sentence is totally addressed. Subaru's protection growing into a selfish lust is something gone over by the show as a flaw, and Subaru does die many, many times trying to prevent others from being brutally killed in Re;Zero's crapsack world.

"it fails because Subaru never develops beyond his selfless heroism and chasing after girls."

I think you're missing some of the subtle character development. He goes from wanting to protect Emilia for her own sake to wanting to do it for the sake of others and continuing prosperity of their kingdom. He goes from having a murderous intent in episode 16 and getting lambasted for his outlook to, in episode 19, being able to negotiate with all his knowledge in a far more reasonable way towards everyone. He begins to realize his mistakes, and in episode 20, is able to find something he's able to do really well in a way that contributes, his ability to motivate others. And any other moments of "not growing" or either the result of him faking obliviousness, or some sort of traumatic event. I mean, if you were a heavy drinker, grew to quit alcohol, but then after your girlfriend died, it may lead to you falling back into old patterns of regret, grief and desperation. It wasn't an issue with Shinji and it isn't one here. Ep 18 shows Subaru trying to find a new purpose, realizing the mistakes he's made in the past to live a new life and ensure prosperity for those in the kingdom. If you don't believe me regarding Subaru's growth, or anything from Re:Zero, I HIGHLY recommend checking Mitrospeed's comments on Kissanime for every single episode of the series. He goes really in depth about every episode and why the show works as well as it does.

"His moral values are never put under serious question".
Remember when he broke his promise to Emilia and Puck ended up punishing him for it or destroying the world, or episode 16 when he approached everyone with a murderous look to his eyes, or his meetings with Betelgeuse where the later accuses him of representing Pride, and later when Subaru thinks he hears Betelgeuse's laugh but it's actually his own?

It's also not just his physical capabilities that are challenged. In fact, physically all he has is dark magic he can barely use. More often than not he's put under some sort of mental test, and eventually starts to gain allies through negotiation and strategize (like using the Witch's scent to lure the White Whale so it can be cut open).

What you said you wouldn't mind Subaru going IS what he's on the path towards post episode 18. The show addresses that he never could bring himself to accomplish anything in the real world, and how his goal early on WAS a desire to keep Emilia safe, but he goes on to form a better name for himself through others like Crusch or Anastacia and not let the Witch's Cult burn down the mansion, or prepare for the Dragon threat foreshadowed at the Royal council meeting.

Rem is interesting not just because of her backstory, but also because of all the scenerios she ends up going through because of it, and how she relates her dilemma to Subaru, whom she grows towards. Episode 18 is all about her stating about what Subaru honestly meant to her in spite of everything, and how she never doubted him even when he doubted himself. Wilhelm's backstory isn't great on paper, but the way his values correlate with his love interest's, and the way the directing parallels it with his current battle against the White Whale is what makes this effective. Again, check out Mitrospeed's comments for episodes 20-21 for how exactly it ends up working and why it's more complex than you believe. With Emilia, others seem to be against her for being a half elf, due to discrimination relating to the Witch Satella, whom she first took the name of. Honestly I am curious about what her connection to the witch ultimately is or what the election would mean for her sake. And Roswall is still a mystery wrapped in an enigma, with some connection to Emilia and the maids, as well as an odd interest in Subaru. The multiple timelines really helps with the mystery.

I mentioned before how the White Whale thing helped Wilhelm's character, but in Subaru's case, it was where he was able to see his true calling, make a name for himself, and let his heroism actually mean something. It was also a way of showing how the citizens deal with the hell of a world they live in. Everyone had their own interest for going after the whale.

If Subaru's selfish lust for Emilia is a generic flaw to have, name 5 other characters with that exact same problem addressed in the exact same way. Episode 15 isn't amazing on paper, it works in execution because of the atmosphere building, directing and facial expression. Setting that chilling atmosphere, as well as Betelgeuse's goading bringing out something in Subaru that he'd wanted to avoid makes the moment work.