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Anime Stats
Days: 11.3
Mean Score: 7.07
  • Total Entries48
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes645
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Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Oct 2, 6:54 PM
Re-watching 7/26 · Scored 5
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
Aug 7, 8:08 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 7
Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue
May 21, 9:05 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 61.5
Mean Score: 6.53
  • Total Entries171
  • Reread6
  • Chapters9,503
  • Volumes833
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Reiraku
Reiraku
Oct 1, 4:09 PM
Completed 8/8 · Scored 6
Shingeki no Kyojin
Shingeki no Kyojin
Sep 10, 11:30 AM
Reading 97/? · Scored 8
All Rounder Meguru
All Rounder Meguru
Sep 6, 11:21 AM
Reading 117/178 · Scored 8

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AironicallyHuman Oct 19, 5:32 PM
Just so you know, the series by Gantz's author has an anime that just started. And, well... episode 2 will remind you why you liked Oku's brand of weirdness.

AironicallyHuman Oct 5, 6:57 PM
Hey, I'm back too. Monthly reply time. Not sure what keeps me coming back to MAL at this point, but here I be.

What was the end result of your attempts at getting an internship--did you have to brave job interviews? I don't know how much confidence/arrogance is needed to walk into an interview and not fuck-up. My brain would go over eacg possible outcome and see failure everywhere. Fast food / lowball jobs wouldn't make me shit myself, but putting on a suit & tie for an interview proper?... I'd be running away before even entering the building. I may face a similar scenario myself, sooner rather than later, though--a medical to determine how mentally borked I am, with points awarded for questions. That scares me perhaps more than idea of a job interview--a 'how retarded are you?' interview.

About Belgium, did you have any problems with migrants and the like, or did you stay in a more classy area? Read that certain tourist parts of Europe are pretty bad these days due to Allah. Glad you had a good time with your girlfriend, btw. As for playing Witcher 3 with your girlfriend... pity it wasn't Witcher 2: that had the most rotic sex scene in a video game. Hookers and the like were more restricted in sequel for feminist reasons. I'd love to agree about Witcher 3 but you've managed to find the one person on Earth that does not like it and has not played FF15. And as it happens, I also ranted on MAL. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah...

https://myanimelist.net/blog.php?eid=771599
https://myanimelist.net/blog.php?eid=768984 <-- Why I didn't play FF15.

Riveting reads, I'm sure. There are pictures, fyi. Did I ever tell you I like to moan? To be fair, Witcher 3's world kinda reminded me of Game of Thrones. And Geralt is a badarse. I just don't do the whole 'bigger is better' openworld thing. Or many things, really.



Switching to Attack on Titan, the anime S3 teaser just shows the upcoming volume covers, ending with last one I read/THE SEA. So, it's pretty much nailed on we're gonna see a Death Note post-ep24 style 'spreedrun'... unless they do a 'split' season with 12eps x2 and 3-6months in-between. They're popular nowadays.
Maybe they only do the talky-ZZZ pacing when it's worth milking. No way am I watching until the return of Beast Titan unless they do rush through it. Almost hope they go slow, just so can enjoy the episode discussion threads and everyone asking where the titans have fucked off to.

Oh, Game of Thrones. I knew there was a reason I should've replied faster. Beyond The Wall / ep6 was the worst episode in the entire series, and that's including Arya vs. Terminator 2 running bitch. Even ignoring the time gap WTF with Daenarys saving the day after the Gendry snow olympics, The Night King is some sort javelin master.. yet sat there for two days, watching. And there are no words for Jon opting to go Rambo on zombies instead of getting on the fucking dragon. At times the series reached parody depths, like with scene at very start of S7 with Arya somehow being a faceless master as that The Twins pedo. The Winterfell saga with Littlefinger - the only remaining 'smart' character left - was all that really held my interest after the Olenna/High Garden thing... and as you say, D&D had no clue what to do so they made Arya act like a twat. Jon & Daenarys are the most forced aunt/nepphew couple ever, and even Tormund has plot armour now. Not even sure there's a point watching S8--all that can save it is Daenarys dying. Always been worst character in the show, with one of the worst actors.

My advice? Watch Vikings. It's not early GoT Godly but S1-2 are pretty damn close. Way better than S5-7 of GoT. And, although series feels kinda done after events in S4, S5 starts soon and had a pretty kickarse trailer. Too spoilery to show.
You wouldn't be disappointed, that I promise you. Best medieval-war TV series other than GoT, with a lead character on Walter White's level.

Anyway, that'll have to do. Nearly 3AM. Got to be up by 9AM. This is not good. I hope you're still doing ok, even if you money/job situation is still not sorted.

Fare-thee-well, nakama.

DeepBlueHorizons Sep 8, 5:37 PM
Well I am only about 100 chapters into Naruto so I can't judge the whole series yet, but just based off what I read it seems decent but not anywhere near Berserk. Just curious, how far into berserk have you read? Which volume are you at?
DeepBlueHorizons Sep 7, 7:26 PM
Wait so you think Naruto is better than Berserk?
AironicallyHuman Aug 9, 7:57 PM
Hey back at ya, belatedly, and look at me replying when you're back from your trip and probably already finished applying for interships! I've been trying to get rid of the 100's of volumes of manga I've hoarded over the years and lost track of time. Not been using MAL at all.

How did the love vacation in Belgium with your 'average>fitbod' girlfriend go? Thumbs up or down? Not having to deal with Japanese convention sweaty fat male overload was a +1 before even going, if nothing else. Unless you ended up doing so anyway, that is. That'd suck.

About your girl liking One Punch Man: yeah, it's the next big thing after Attack on Titan. It sort of parodies shounen failings (chattering instead of fighting when lead just wants to fight/gets annoyed, then beating them in one punch) and pairs that with a superhero rankings league. Not something I love but one of my e-friends does. The art is outstanding and animation pretty amazing, if nought else.

I can finally type about AoT's manga now, having read v22 the other day and reached the sea. I started reading it where the anime left off, fyi.

The '2000 year thing' I mentioned when I misunderstood your timeskip mention was referring to very start of anime/manga: title was sumat like 'To you, 2000 years from now'. Obv referring to Ymir/shared memories of titan shifters thing. I just saw the one year timeskip, and will get the four year one you mentioned in ch91. The backstory was pretty decent and concise compared to the political intrigue crap - I didn't realise the Owl's identity until right before he revealed himself to Eren's dad - but the Nazi/Jew alternate history thing was very... uninspired. Didn't even try to hide it with Eldians forced to wear the armbands and whatnot. I AM glad I got back into it, though: the action + plot improved a lot after THAT shitfest arc. Eren's timely memory flashbacks after finally finding the notebooks in the basement kinda irritated me, mind. He coulda remembered it earlier and less people would've died.

Also, does Mikasa STILL not get any Eren action, 4years later? Was bad enough after 1year. And Eren now looks like Mikasa with his hair length. Given Eren only got around 3years left to live, I'm starting to think he's seriously gay for Armin.

I see you finished watching S2 and rated it the same as me. To answer your question, S1 was even worse as pacing goes: the longer the series went on, the longer the start of ep recaps became. It got to point where they were 3-4mins long just to stall. As for the content itself, there was one really shitty part that did not translate well from the manga: when Eren has the cannons aimed at him with Mikasa/Armin in the smoke/dust after he 'revives'. In the manga they say a lot without motion, and it's far more noticable how long they talk and the dust covers them. Then there's the boulder saga with Eren taking an ice age to pick-up and carry the sodding boulder. My friend quit the anime there, actually... so, yeah: pacing always been a major issue with AoT.

I think S2's pacing issues were highlighted by the earlier eps focusing on Sasha/Christa. Everyone just wanted it to switch to Eren/Mikasa & co. Then when it did finally reach that point, it felt like it was over before it started, followed by more talking/Hannes flasbacking. It REALLY pissed me off in the manga after the Reiner/ren fight when Reiner started talking in confused corcles. Tbf though, even Games of Thrones does the '90% waffle, last 10mins action' thing. But anime always struggles far more with adapting action-packed series.

Typing of, now S2 of AoT fucked off, Game of Thrones is back. Will keep spoilers light in case you haven't watched. The awful exposition/Arya/everything in ep1 nearly had me throwing the towel in... then the end of ep2 and ep3 in general came. It feels like, after years of waiting, all the action/deaths that were promised are coming. I was impressed with how quickly the Greyjoy/High Garden factions were dealt with. Ep4 was also pretty great, if only for the end/Bronn's return... though it kinda sucked that no-one important died, despite a few ALMOST moments. Oh well, at least George Martin can do one now.

Only just properly read your The Leftovers paragraph. 2% of the population disappearing without explanation as a premise is... different. In a good way. Less sure about ominous chubby middle-aged women communicating through notepads. That's different in a bad way. I'll hunt it down via torrent after GoT s7 finished for something to fill the void.

Right, that'll do. I did get back to you... eventually. Tatas.
freizel Jul 18, 7:14 PM
Totally agree on your Berserk review , is so overrated, many 10s for a manga that is a 5 at most a 6 , too much rape scenes too D:
DoctorWasabi Jul 8, 11:21 AM
Nice Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer profile pic u got there
AironicallyHuman Jun 11, 4:35 PM
PS: AoT season 2 OST out. First 7 tracks on disc 1 are mostly amazing. https://nyaa.si/view/928997
AironicallyHuman Jun 11, 4:25 PM
Heya. Glad you messaged me 'cause I'd left other message so long that, with depression bollox added on top getting in the way, might not have got back to you for... awhile. Will give your older msg a re-read and reply whilst here as well, though.

Rigtyho, AoT: you're deffo not the only one that felt the reveal lost all momentum with the flashback explaining why Eren was all 'I'll have a long think about this, I not angry'. Despite me linking you to that vid, I fully agree. I can't remember if the manga was the same but it's a classic anime failing: flashbacks being thrown in willy-nilly, internalised chatter fucking with the flow, etcetc. Manga can get away with that sort of thing since there's no motion. But 9/0 an anime adaptation will copy EXACTLY, without re-working for the adaptation. Gantz's TV anime was especially shitty in this regard. You don't see that sort of things in series targeted at Western audiences, like Game of Thrones--in fact the series goes to great lengths to put everything in conversations or cut it entirely.

As for the reveal itself tho, I was actually really underwhelmed when I read it in the manga, years ago. I was like, 'Why is this being revealed so anti-climatically?... WHY WAS EREN SO DELAYED WITH HIS TRAITOR REACTION!?'. In the anime, with time to kinda come to appreciate how the author just threw it in there, no fucks given, I thought - flashback killing the flow aside - it was the best part of the series. You have to understand I've already been demented by watching 100's of shitty anime, so I was less irked by the badly timed flashbackery. The music once flag blew down/sky porn and Reiner's emotionally charged voice acting... I got chills both when he called himself a half-arsed piece of shit and when he called himself a warrior, before Mikasa did her thing.

The really strange thing is my favourite part of the manga - the Eren/Reiner MMA grappling showdown - didn't impress me like in the manga. Annie's flashback was less irritating since it was actually needed but the fight itself as it was presented lacked the 'wow' factor the Reiner/Bert reveal had, what with the new music + visuals. ANYWAY, you aren't wrong to be critical of ep6: your viewpont is that of a non-anime fan watching anime. The Red Wedding comparison is a good one: if GoT was an anime, you woulda got the Roose Bolton/pedo bridge guy scene inserted before Rob died wih his mom. 100%.

Your old msg now:

What is the deal with the AoT manga's '2000 year' thig, being as you mentioned timeskips up the wazzoo? I don't know if I mentioned already but, at complete random, I found a surprisingly excellent YT vid of the manga Levi vs. Beast Titan fight that I'm assuming is the latest chapters. Beastie's baseball rock serves were... interesting. Playing the AoT PS4 game at the moment and got to fight him in the epilogue as well. Here's the 2mil view manga fight vid, btw--guess I don't need to read the manga! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiT00UXwC90

You mentioned Twin Peaks, and I actually watched that up to ep9 of S2 a few weeks ago. I couldn't stomach the pacing and increasingly trying soap opera filler. I was gonna try to make it to S3.. but I couldn't. Years ago I played a JP game called Deadly Premonition, which is basically Twin Peaks gone Japanese. Srsly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxSujfA-FLE Not even heard of Leftovers--what's it about? Title doesn't read like an emoional rollercoaster but your yank TV recs have always been on point.

What do I think about Brexit / UK politics? The UK is a country run by old people. They outnumber mostly uninterested younger voters. Usually they vote in the Tories - a party that makes the rich richer and the poor poorer - and the country has developed a major poverty issue as a result, not helped by open door immigration. The Brexit thing came to pass because the Tories underestimated the stupidity of old people, with older Brits mostly being against people coming over and taking money. So now the country is in a terrible situation with a government that cares only for the rich and has to somehow get a deal worse than being in the EU that won't make rich business owners leave. In short, the country is run by kunts, is a multicultural hell hole and the people on the lower end of the scale suffer. I've been lucky so far to get enough money to kee existing, but the country is edging towards totalitarian isolationism seen in Children of Men and the like. New law going come into effect passed that will allow censorship and regukated internet access.

Sucks about the whole citizenship situation, btw. You'll need a a visa rather than just being able to go ver now, I take it? Is the relationship still going strong and the July Belgium trip going ahead? Assuming you're talking about your girlfriend wanting you to go with her to anime conventions... good luck with that! Only reason I'd want to go is to see non-fat women cosplaying as slutty anime characters. But the amount of fat, seaty males and awkwardness would put the fear of God into me. You can't say no if she's excited and you get quality... hotel time outta it though. Not a bad thing to be motivated by.

There is some more but this will hafta do. Typed out. Cba to even update my MAL crap. Up to ep11 of AoT, and the budget / stop-start talking that was deffo in manga ruined it. Balls.

PS: In case you cba to watch Levi OVA, here's Levi showing emotion:
AironicallyHuman May 16, 4:01 AM
PS: This is the music/Levi's theme. Only 3mil views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jqSy8E9JLQ
AironicallyHuman May 16, 3:59 AM
I know, I know: still no msg. It's coming. Can't do line breaks where typing at the mo. You watching S2 of Shingeki reminded me that you haven't watched the best part of the anime: Levi's 'No Regrets' backstory. Way better than the manga spinoff it adapts and has an OVA-onry piece of music that stays with you. I didn't like Levi until I heard him cry in despair, liek. Also: I watched a YT vid that showed manga fight between Levi and Beast Titan, btw. Baseball pitching...
AironicallyHuman May 13, 4:50 PM
Hey, just fyi, I haven't forgotten to reply. Your 'dun expect reply until May' made me lazy, and my Windows Tablet (I type using bed/TV nowadays) died at start of May. Will deffo send message back your way soon..ish.

I came to show you the amazingly epic (music, omg) Reiner AoT S2 reveal but I see you've seen it already. So, I'll share what I've been enjoying: ep6 casual Reiner chitchat WTF reactions on YT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ibIR6ZVTQY&t=4m40s
Pantsu May 4, 6:04 PM
oh i see, thank u! :)
Pantsu May 3, 7:25 PM
the guy with the big mouth kaka
Pantsu May 3, 4:14 PM
u probably get dis alot but where's dat profile pic from? also dat strip