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Anime Stats
Days: 227.5
Mean Score: 7.56
  • Total Entries1,320
  • Rewatched97
  • Episodes13,650
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Youjo Senki Movie
Youjo Senki Movie
Feb 12, 2:29 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Slayers: The Motion Picture
Slayers: The Motion Picture
Feb 12, 2:29 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris
Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris
Feb 3, 10:32 PM
Completed 3/3 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 211.3
Mean Score: 7.55
  • Total Entries653
  • Reread55
  • Chapters26,634
  • Volumes2,126
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Mar 17, 2018 9:43 AM
Completed 187/187 · Scored 8
Mar 17, 2018 9:43 AM
Dropped 79/? · Scored 1
Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai
Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai
Mar 17, 2018 9:41 AM
Completed 306/306 · Scored 6


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Jazz Apr 1, 2018 9:48 AM
Hi there, are you the writer on animetics? If so, i just want to say that i really like your site.
L0WLY Dec 28, 2017 3:56 AM
Your Kaiji review is fantastic! I urge you to make more sometime in the future.
BatenKaitos Jul 24, 2017 1:14 PM
Yoo your manga list got some heavy stuff in there
Fall Sep 10, 2016 6:08 AM
Ah, okay. Cool.
Fall Sep 9, 2016 11:16 PM
Has your opinion on Please Save My Earth changed since you first wrote your review?
PunkChinaDoll Jan 24, 2016 2:58 AM
Hey man, do I need to watch Futakoi to watch Alternative? or is it a complete remake?
EvenJellyOn May 6, 2015 12:44 PM
wait people stil like the annoying orange?
christopherj Aug 1, 2013 2:07 PM
Would you like to join us? :)

doeman Jun 5, 2013 3:06 AM
screw it then. not gonna bother with this one. reading your comment was bringing back some bad memories from all the other anime i "wasted" my time on, whether had finished them or not. based off of your take on this series and the general score on mal and between my other friends, i know it's nothing mind blowing, so i'm not gonna force myself.

i have plenty of other worthwhile anime to start instead. thanks.
doeman Jun 4, 2013 11:33 PM
yo, dunno if you remember me. from the ssbb club. was checking out my friend stats for hanasaku iroha and LOL, you gave it a 2 after dropping it on episode 21?

what's the story behind that? should i even start it or was that low score given because of some personal issue you had with the anime?
The_Duke_of_Soul Apr 27, 2013 1:00 AM
Yeah, I agree. The lack of dialogue is something that really struck me.

If you end up confused as to any of the factions, you should throw me a message and I'll fill you in, as they get thrown around frequently and I spent an episode or two with difficulty following the story until I decided to google the terms to see what they mean. I believe there's three main factions. The biggest issue people seemed to have with following the story was losing track of what the terms meant.

One of my favourite ED's, by the way.
The_Duke_of_Soul Apr 26, 2013 11:33 PM
I see you made a start on Texhnolyze. Thoughts so far?
The_Duke_of_Soul Apr 26, 2013 3:18 AM
The best spoiler-free description I could give you would be to say that at the beginning, the main character becomes a victim of circumstance, and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. A minute decision creates a change of which the significance -seems- immediately evident, but really, the more the series progresses, the more we realize what it truly means to experience the things he lost. Whether they're more or less life-changing than you originally thought will define how you interpreted the message of the series. There are a lot of ways to think about it. Don't worry by the way, I didn't say anything you could divulge spoilers from. What I can say is that if you watch the first episode, you'll probably immediately know if it's something you'll enjoy or not. It's worth it just for the OP and ED, which are both -excellent-.

As for Paranoia Agent, it's a massive mindfuck of epic proportions. If you're familiar with Satoshi Kon at all, it's his masterpiece. After writing the script for Paprika (the film Inception was largely based on) he had a -lot- of unused ideas, all of which he decided to wrap into Paranoia Agent. It's a series with a clear plotline that, because of its origins, also contains some episodic outings in the middle.

It's a masterpiece for sure, though. The one thing I can guarantee you is that whether or not you take something away from the message of Paranoia Agent, you will never have experienced such a way of expressing it before. It's a very unique anime, one of the creepiest and most disturbing I've ever seen. It's very Japanese, also, there are a lot of things that are difficult to understand for non-Japanese natives like myself. For example, in the episode you reference, when something bad is about to happen to the nice fat kid (while he's walking with the jealous kid), he's holding a palm tree in his hands, seemingly for no reason. The palm tree is a symbol of victory in Japan.
The_Duke_of_Soul Apr 25, 2013 3:50 AM
Out of curiosity, why haven't you watched Tale of Melodies? I haven't gotten around to it either, but I loved Tale of Memories.

Also out of curiosity, Paranoia Agent. y u no do?
The_Duke_of_Soul Apr 25, 2013 3:37 AM
I consider Texhnolyze to be one of my favourite anime, but it has limitations; the pacing is very slow and, although I liked the plot immensely, it is difficult to follow in parts. Truthfully, anyone who has difficulty following the story should probably just read the wikipedia article, as the majority of difficulty in this area comes from not knowing who the groups are. For example, the group "Rakkan" is frequently mentioned, but some people have no idea what this means or who this group encompasses, and thus it impacts their ability to follow the plot.

It's beautiful and unique, and I'd consider it far better than Haibane Ranmei, and a decent amount better than Lain. I once heard a reviewer say that Haibane Ranmei is about the human soul, Lain is about the human mind, and Texhnolyze is about the human body, so it's less interesting by necessity, but the three fundamental features of humanity are so interconnected that I couldn't see any of them without noticing traces of the others, and maybe that's the point; one thing that I took away from Texhnolyze (Techno-lies, by the way, if you're wondering how that's pronounced) philosophically, is that it takes more than a mind to be human, and sometimes, not even a soul is enough.

The characters may annoy you sometimes, because they play out more like representations of ideas rather than fully-functioning personalities. It isn't until you get deep into the series and think "how different are these characters now?" that you start to realize how subtly they've been fleshed out. The main character is pretty much just a representation of a generation affected by Nietzschean feelings of pointlessness for much of the series. He probably has the least dialogue of any main character in anime history, off the top of my head.

If taken for what it is - a philosophy piece without any morality, always left to the viewer to decide what is right - it's a work of true art. Slow, yes, but refreshingly slow, and startlingly beautiful. "Beautiful" probably isn't the sort of word I could apply to something as cold as Texhnolyze, but in terms of how it had touched me by the time it ended, it certainly is. Very special anime.