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Anime Stats
Days: 104.0
Mean Score: 5.94
  • Total Entries394
  • Rewatched11
  • Episodes6,177
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Jin-Rou
Jin-Rou
Dec 11, 2016 2:00 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken
Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken
Dec 10, 2016 1:30 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 8
Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou vs. Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou vs. Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
Dec 9, 2016 8:45 PM
Completed 10/10 · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 10.1
Mean Score: 7.00
  • Total Entries57
  • Reread2
  • Chapters1,618
  • Volumes188
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Tokyo Lastochika
Tokyo Lastochika
Mar 7, 2016 5:10 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Ano Ko no Ie
Ano Ko no Ie
Mar 7, 2016 5:10 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Shirley
Shirley
Mar 7, 2016 5:09 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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DiangeloKun18 Nov 11, 2019 5:36 PM
R.I.P
aikaflip Feb 2, 2017 7:45 PM
I hope you're watching Kuzu no Honkai and Shouwa Genroku S2. They're soooo good.
Ausrine Dec 30, 2016 8:27 AM
Happy Holidays! And stay warm haha :)
aikaflip Dec 29, 2016 8:47 AM
I may have to find a place for Masumi Ito in my favorite people list. I like more of her work than I'd realized. A similar realization happened last year with Kenji Kawai after finishing The Perfect Insider, which I almost bought last month. :D

I've been trying to decide on which anime to get. I've narrowed down my choices to Eureka Seven and Mysterious Girlfriend X. I'm going to try to convince myself to buy one of those next year.

That Keijo ad is hilarious when you think about it. It's a giant poster of an ass on the side of a building, lol. Something like that wouldn't get a pass in The States. Too many people would complain about how sexist and objectifying it was.

A high school battle harem or four isn't so bad as long as unique shows are still being made. I'd have to give up on anime otherwise.

Yuri on Ice is a testament to how brilliant Sayo Yamamoto is as a director. I have literally no interest in figure skating, and yet she made that story more fun and heartfelt than many shows that are about things that I care about. I gave it an 8/10, the same rating that I gave Flip Flappers.

While the "love conquers all" was laid on a bit thick, it didn't hamper my overall enjoyment of Flip Flappers. I gave it a bonus point for imagination, and for never being dull.

How did you feel about these shows? Are you looking forward to anything this Winter?

Happy new year! ^_^
aikaflip Dec 1, 2016 7:55 AM


I heard that Flip Flappers and Keijo aren't doing well in Japan. :( Japan used to bask in their weirdness, and now they seem to be adverse to it. Anime is probably destined to become more normal and formulaic. It was fun while it lasted. RIP.

I saw that Keijo scene in full, and I don't understand what they're doing either, lol. It was a hilarious scene, though. The girl on the left had a butt that acted like a homing missile. XD


Black Jack is outstanding. It has a few hammy moments, but as a whole it takes itself very seriously. Our mutual friend Shocked essentially described it as a series of mini-movies. That would be a fair assessment. It's episodic, so you can watch it at your own pace without pressure to finish it.

Are you still enjoying Yuri on Ice?
Ausrine Nov 25, 2016 2:41 PM
Flip Flappers definitely is something. I don't like there is any other anime that is more "down the rabbit hole" in spirit than it. Unfortunately, I've fallen behind like I usually do since anime is never a priority for me, but I've been pleasantly surprised by a lot of anime this season. All I can think about now is Shouwa though. It airs January 7th!
Ausrine Nov 8, 2016 4:39 PM
Oh yes I've heard of Jinrui Wa Suitai Shimashita! I should check it out when this season is over in December.

Anyways, I can tell by your praise that Fune wo Amu is your favorite of the season but do any others stand out to you? I have to say that The Great Passage is my favorite as well haha. I might have to see the live adaptation once the show is done.
aikaflip Nov 5, 2016 7:00 AM
Of course. It had a Shining reference, too. The episodes never start the way I expect them to. And I appreciate how low-stress the rivalry between Yayaka and Cocona is. It's such a lively show. Definitely one of my favorites of the year.

Here's some classy Keijo action that you've been missing out on.

I re-watched Haibane Renmei a month or two ago. Yeah, it still holds up very well. It's still a 10 in my book. I finally started Rose of Versailles, which had a very strong first episode. I'm bracing myself for the impending tragedy train.
Fleure Nov 3, 2016 9:18 AM
I really like your favorites. Absolutely marvelous.
Ausrine Oct 30, 2016 6:36 AM
Hey sorry for the gap in replies, this has been a busy month. I've been keeping up with all three of those shows and they're pretty good. The Great Passage is probably my favorite so far(not surprisingly) with Yuri and 3-gatsu as 2nd and 3rd. I did definitely notice the similarities to Rakugo while watching Fune wo Amu in both visual and writing style(to my joy). Hooray! Actually one of the most interesting facets of The Great Passage to me is our main character Majime because he's just so...out there. You don't meet a lot of people like him, but his character still seems real.

Girlish Number is a strange one because I do love satire, but all of the characters are less than stellar human beings and I can't watch one episode without wanting to punch at least two of them.
Gluzin Oct 29, 2016 12:48 PM
I finished House of Five Leaves the other day, it was fantastic.
aikaflip Oct 26, 2016 4:51 PM
Eh... Overall, Yuri on Ice is okay. Honestly, I'd like it more if it was gayer, and had an openly gay relationship. Right now it's all subtext. And White anime characters are easy because most anime characters look White anyway, and European culture isn't new ground storywise. I want to see more Indian, Chinese, African, and Hispanic characters. I don't have anything against Japanese culture. I just want to see more cultures.

To my astonishment, a remastered Blu-ray of Oniisama e was recently released and posted. The quality is stunning*. I ended up re-watching the whole thing over the last few days, and moving it into my favorites. If an anime is good enough for me to watch three times now, it deserves to be in my favorites.

aikaflip Oct 23, 2016 10:54 AM
Lol, no, sensei was reprimanding a student. So much in Keijo centers about butts, butt attacks, and so on. It's crap, but I haven't seen anything like it before, and it has spirited characters, so watching it hasn't been a chore.

Yuri on Ice is soooo unabashedly gay. I figured that it might turn out that way after the OP, which had one of the gayest songs I'd ever heard. I'm glad. Anime needs more non-violent man love. As long as no one tries to sexually assault anyone, as they often do in yaoi, I'll be fine with it.

I really hope Dr. Salt doesn't turn into that one character who makes life hell everyone, breaks bonds that take 4 episodes to rebuild, etc. I dislike these types of characters the most. I just want every episode to end happily. No cliffhangers!

My inner social justice warrior has been dominant lately. When I look at titles like Udon no Kuni, my knee jerk reaction has been, "Blah, everyone is the same shade again." I know that Japan is 98.5% Japanese, but the lack of diversity is getting monotonous. I want to see more kinds of people doing more kinds of things. Basically, I want another season of Space Brothers.

Since I've already completed 30 episodes of JoJo, I figure that it would be a waste for me to drop it now. Only 9 more episodes and a few more contrived stand users to go... The last episode had a stand-user cat... Nearly everything has gotten a stand at this point.
aikaflip Oct 14, 2016 4:20 AM
That's my approach, exactly. I mainly put my counterarguments out there for the benefit of the lurkers.

The girl in that Keijo picture can move so fast that she can create holograms with her body. Keijo is starting to grow on me. I laughed pretty hard a few times during the last episode. Their teacher is amazing.


Yuri on Ice is growing on me, too. I'm curious about how the rivalry between the two Yuris will play out. And I chuckled at the behind-the-butt shots toward the end. Ass is getting a lot of attention this season.

I don't think we have to worry too much about Flip Flappers getting bogged down with plot. After watching the second episode, I suspect the plot will be very simple, which, as you pointed out, is fitting for such an freewheeling show that's literally about fantasy and adventure.

Ugh, I have to watch JoJo today... I can't wait to be done with this season.
Ausrine Oct 13, 2016 2:42 PM
3-gatsu was good and so was Yuri!! I'm liking them both so I hope they keep up their magic the whole season, or two seasons in Gatsu's case. I was hoping that Flip Flappers would be a better magical girl show than the other 2 airing, but so far it's just eh. I'm going to keep watching for the sake of the visuals, but I'm not that invested in the story at all.

An anime that came out of nowhere is Gi(a)rlish Number. I watched it, and inside of the typical vapid idol/seiyuu show, it's a huge critique of the "rotten" anime industry. Totally caught me by surprise.

And yes, I'm very excited for Shouwa 2 :) Same thing when Mushishi 2 was announced.