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Anime Stats
Days: 11.6
Mean Score: 7.07
  • Total Entries48
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes664
Anime History Last Anime Updates
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
Kimi no Na wa.
Kimi no Na wa.
Apr 11, 9:17 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 61.5
Mean Score: 6.53
  • Total Entries170
  • Reread6
  • Chapters9,495
  • Volumes833
Manga History Last Manga Updates
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
Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga
Sep 3, 6:22 PM
Reading 142/? · Scored 8

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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
Naman97 Apr 3, 12:37 PM
Nice about me

Came here from Shingeki no Kyojin's review and since,you are still reading it.It's good enough..i guess

-Just passing by
AironicallyHuman Mar 2, 9:01 PM
Huh, you liked Gantz: O(gasm) more than I expected given how they did a 'if you're new to Gantz' first half. Can understand why you'd go high tho given the eye-candy/fanservice. That was the last time the manga wasn't shite: the Osaka 100p alien.

This reply deffo counts as late given I said a few days over a week ago. Gone 4AM UK time as usual, but I'll try.

I honestly don't know how I'd handle that transition to a 'fulfilling, normal adult life' where I'd balance education with work and have no time for anything else. The thought of becoming a cog in a machine with no purpose beyond continued survival scared me. Naturally that would've been my path had I not run away from school but I've never thought I'd be any happier with that lifestyle. I do get how you'd come to cherish wasting those few precious hours each day on important tasks such as monging on Reddit/the internet--you come to value pointless time wasting things when time limited. Think everyone experiences that in some form or another.

The thoughts you type of - that your fragile facade will eventually be eroded as pressure mounts and the general fear of existing around others but not being one of them is a core theme of No Longer Human / what my username is a play on, as it happens. Some people do seem to have either a natural stupidity that makes them insensitive to such things or they simply have the mental strength required to just push on. They get a release from stress by socialising, parting and all the rest. But for introverts that want to enjoy their own time, that time being limited and needing to hide stress around others makes life very different. My manchild existence is to avoid that, as much as anything. The fact you're enduring, even, at least means you have more about you than me.

$165 per month, even the £ exchange rate wasn't a joke, would still be a farcical amount. You ain't got much choice but to be depressed/anxious for that amount! In the UK you only have to pay a minimal sum towards your medication, or are even fully covered depending on benefits. But the NHS is breaking down to the point patience now have quotas and, rather than the health of people being prioritised, you get given 5min appointments to mention one problem at most then shown the door. So, the other side of the expensive coin ain't ideal, either.

That was a pretty cool girl from your dad: helping to cover the cost of seeing your girlfriend. Have you made a date for when you next fly over, in-between work/studying? I know my words over not relying on someone too much were meaningless: I have a friend (male, rather than female) I've typed to on the internet daily to for around a decade. I can't just tell myself not to lean on that friendship to cope, in case we stop talking or whatever. Whether its love or friendship dependence, there's no off switch for that kinda thing when you're a lonely sod. But, yeah: whilst telling someone depressed to always expect the worst is retarded, when you're emotionally vulnerable, all you can do is expect the worst so you aren't totally crushed. But, heyho: I'm sure you'll be fine if you and your girl have gone as far as to discuss the subject/understand each other.

Well, one day, be sure to watch Vikings and fall in love with Travis Fimmel's eyes. His performance compares to Walter White, tho you may have seen him before in Son's of Anarchy. I ain't watched that so I just saw Travis Fimmel=Ragnar. I haven't watched Twin Peaks, tho I did try an episode in ages past, but I have played a game called Deadly Premonition that has a cult following and was inspired by its cheesy mystery-weirdness surrounding murders. Iirc, second season it was cancelled/goes to shit. As for the books you mentioned, I shall look them up on the internet to get a better idea tomorrow/see how they compare to Game of Thrones as far as premises go. George artin does strike me as a guy that just got lucky by drawing people in with what seemed like unflinching 'kill main character off' medieval brutality. Ofc, it was only later people realised the REAL main characters have plot armour.

Guess that'll do for now, anyway. Sorry for usual delay and hope you feel better than when you sent the last msg. If you need another Gantz booster tho, read Inuyashiki. Getting an anime later this year but it's Oku does his entertaining weirdness thing we both loved in Gantz.