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Anime Stats
Days: 36.2
Mean Score: 6.26
  • Total Entries1,116
  • Rewatched6
  • Episodes2,244
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Jan 17, 9:23 PM
Watching 5/13 · Scored -
One Piece Movie 2: Nejimaki-jima no Daibouken
One Piece Movie 2: Nejimaki-jima no Daibouken
Jan 17, 7:01 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Aoi Bungaku Series
Aoi Bungaku Series
Jan 15, 5:03 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 1.5
Mean Score: 8.33
  • Total Entries46
  • Reread0
  • Chapters155
  • Volumes30
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Ao no Exorcist
Ao no Exorcist
Jan 5, 1:53 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Toriko
Toriko
Jan 3, 5:47 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball
Jan 3, 5:38 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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karlstein12 Jan 13, 9:06 PM
Yooo you can relate so well with me lol.
I found the first season of K interesting but the second lackluster. I still have a bias for the show though so I'm anticipating the upcoming K movie.
Same with Bungou Stray Dogs, loved the two seasons and I want to see the new villain appear in the movie. Stray Dogs somehow fills in the gap for My Hero Academia for me lol
KeyboardKafe Jan 8, 11:57 PM
Thank you, I always loved the bridge concept too. I actually haven't thought about it too much in a while, the things I'm writing now are not compatible with the idea at the moment, but I'm sure I'll come back to it one day. I recycled some of the ideas I had in each of these projects. The girl with the lost parents kept cropping up in story after story, and she ended up a permanent character in my finished manuscript.

I know I shouldn't let my experience discourage me, but the fact is now I just don't need an artist. I wanted so desperately to render my ideas in a visual format that I though I wouldn't be able to just write it, but I put my head in the game and did just that. The people I spoke to (the artists, I mean) were all very dedicated when it began. I had ideas and a vision and I think my attitude charmed them, but very quickly into the process of actually drawing it, they lost interest. The longest to last was the third one, which eventually became the book because I loved it so much. Although I don't think any of them stayed long enough to truly have an issue with the direction of the stories. They just got lazy.

I have drawn some artwork pertaining to the story, but my perspective ability is limited and my only real style is "anime," and while it's not middle school weeb level bad, it's also not studio-grade. I'll message you an image of the one I like the most.

There's also the fact that my country (America) does not have an actual manga industry. We just translate the stuff from Japan... there's no magazine to submit to, there's no equivalent to shonen jump, the only thing we have is the big brand superhero comic companies and those are basically exclusive clubs. Plus, I don't want to write/draw superheroes. If we had an American branch of shonen jump over here, per se, that would be an entirely different story.

Inuyashiki? Is that the "bang" one? That looks so unintentionally funny that I just HAVE to watch it. I just came out of some sort of awful anime hibernation borne from some really shitty senior year experiences, but now that I'm in college I find I have a lot of time to dick off. I write most of the time now, and spend a shitload of time reading too, but I finally got anime back on my schedule and I'm playing a horrific game of catch up. I missed so much, man. I'm not even gonna bother with some stuff, to be honest. Maybe Tanya, Konosuba, and I'm def gonna watch Inuyashiki and Magus Bride, but after that it's back to the PTW. Hopefully my dice are kind.

I've been wanting to start a new manga series recently and I have no recommendations. Any ideas? I've caught up on most of what I've been reading (save for a few) and I wanted to feel the thrill of going to the store and finding a new volume of a fresh new story.

P.S. Parasyte is one of my favorite shows/manga. I absolutely love it. Maybe I'll give Kokkoku a shot.
KeyboardKafe Jan 6, 8:24 PM
Regarding shonen, the longest show i've seen all the way through to the end is Hunter x Hunter 2011, and while I thought the first five or six episodes were -blegh- it picked up and continued getting better and better. Eventually it became just a part of my day. When you watch a 12 or 25 episode show it's something you watch for a day/a week, maybe two weeks, but with longer stuff it roots itself in your schedule. HXH did that to me, but it's also only 148 episodes. One Piece is... well, jesus, I don't even actually know. Over 700, I think. I just don't have the dedication to a show that long, especially when I'm reading like... 14 different manga series and like six massive novel series at a time. Maybe I was unfair, but one volume just didn't give me what I needed.

Regarding the OPM thing, my friend and I were on a OPM hate binge when it was airing because we watched it and just could not appreciate the humor. He actually had one of the most popular reviews on the site about it, however it was removed because of sarcasm or something bullshit like that. The mods just wanted it down.

My review was reflective of my opinion then, but now, like I said, I really think I need to watch it again and give season 2 a chance, because enough people have told me why they liked it for it to have stuck in my head. If I end up still not enjoying the humor by season two, then, well, even the biggest of shows can't please everyone.

If you want a short little story regarding my history as a writer/artist, I had ambitions like every high school weeb does and wanted to make manga. It was to be a web thing, so I tried a death game idea with my friend and she didn't want to finish it. I gave up on the story, and developed a shonen-adventure about magic lands and such that had a protagonist with a long green coat and a pet alien octopus that sat on his shoulder. He adventured with a dog man and a little girl from the kingdom over who was looking for her missing parents. I found an artist for that, and eventually he just lost interest as well.

After losing two ideas that way, I adapted some of my characters and story ideas for a space setting where three massive bridges connected three planets together, but I was not willing to be both artist and writer. It would be either one or the other, so I threw that out as well.

Fast forward to last year, I get the idea of a lifetime and share it with my coworker, yet another artist. We're interested in making this a webcomic, so we go to town on it and like the last two artists (and myself, I guess), he flaked. Needless to say, I got pissed. I'd thrown out three good ideas because artists ran off, but I was so attached to this one that I couldn't let it go. After days of being pissed off that no one would draw my story, I said, "fuck it," and decided to just make it a novel. I borrowed ideas from all of my previous works and drew inspiration from most of my favorite anime, and I somehow managed to finish it. Most people who start writing a book don't finish, apparently. They cap off at the 30,000 word mark and leave it to die, but I managed to give the story closure (and keep it open for continuation). Nowadays, I couldn't give a shit if I have an artist or not, because I've put most of my time in the last year to reading other books and learning how to structure prose. No career is ever guaranteed in writing, but I don't want to let that stop me from at least trying. I decided that after college I'm going to go looking for an agent, and I'm well on my way to completing three other manuscripts. Yippee!

My experience has soured my view of artists, though. You can say, "Well it's high school, you can't depend on teenagers," yet I get even angrier when I think about that because I managed to finish a relatively long length book at nineteen (427 basic novel format pages, 600+ manuscript pages, 150,000 or so words). It may not be the best, but everyone has to start somewhere.

Sorry I dumped that on you only several comments into our actual interaction with one another... but the suggestion of finding a Murata reminded me of why I'm where I'm at in the first place. REGARDLESS, tell me how the noise cancel noise did for you, and do yourself a favor and read Bakuman. Preferably in print.

Now, as far as new stuff goes, what have you been watching? And are you looking forward to anything this season? I have my eye on that magus bride show, but I'm waiting for it to finish. Right now I'm watching Blue Exorcist's second season, and it's exactly what I thought it would be. Probably because I read the manga, lol.
KeyboardKafe Jan 5, 10:06 AM
The watch list thing has gotten to the point where I have to actively battle with myself over what to put on there. I mean, I've got it nowhere near as bad as you do, but still. Nowadays, to decide what to watch, I roll a d100 three times and pick out the numbers on my list, and pick the one I'm the most interested in. I also give myself no choice in the matter. Whether that's masochistic or not is up for others to decide, lol.

Man, I've not ever had a big ruckus in my house, but the only comfortable spot to read is in the living room, and my parents CONSTANTLY hog the TV. That in and of itself isn't the issue, I can watch whatever I want on my PC in my room, but when I want to read and have no patience for my shitty swivel chair I have to deal with the TV noise out there or endure back problems for the next day or so. Recently though, I've discovered that if I have a "noise canceling" sound going over my headphones, I can read anywhere. Give it a try, it's just the right amount of vrrrrrrrrrr to block out your own thoughts and the noise around you. Now I can finally read on the couch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArwcHjmsw3A

Ah... OPM and MHA... I've not tried MHA, but I have a long history with being a OPM contrarian... my review is pretty high on the front page, and it isn't so positive. But that's just like, my opinion, yo. I'm gonna give the second season a fair shot and see if it can change my mind. Over time I've started disliking it less, but I don't wanna go and change my review because it's the most well-recieved one I've posted, haha.

And, like, I shit on fan service because I suppose it's expected of me, but I've always loved what was in Soul Eater.

Did I just admit that? I mean, uh, the plot. I liked the plot of Soul Eater.

I bought the first volume of One Piece and wasn't impressed. I tried the first episode too and had similar feelings, although I have an incredibly high amount of respect and admiration for Oda for being able to churn out so much content that, from what I've heard, isn't bad. He has "the epic." His work is literally an epic. And while it doesn't appeal to me, I can always admire the dedication he shows OP. It's a weeb's dream, but making manga would be an amazing experience. I've drawn a few pages but it sucks, I'm better at writing. Have you seen/read Bakuman? If not, I recommend the manga. It's my favorite of all time, and I've learned a lot about the industry. Yeah, it's definitely romanticized, but the process of creating manga is like no other, and American comics just DON'T even compare. I mean, we have masterpieces like Highschool of the Dead and Highschool DXD.

I'll see myself out now.
KeyboardKafe Jan 4, 11:57 PM
I just looked at your PTW and WOW! I can't comprehend that many titles. Jesus, man. It's taken me four years to watch the amount of anime I've seen... imagine how long 965 things would take.
KeyboardKafe Jan 4, 11:55 PM
Haha, I'm like that too. I've stocked up on Noragami and Assassination Classroom, yet I've read less than half of both of them. The more you put on your shelf, the more daunting it looks. I'm getting close to having a lot of Magi too, and the more I get the longer it takes for me to actually sit down and read them. Though with things like Attack on Titan or Blue Exorcist, manga I collect that usually take months to release, I soak up as soon as I get my hands on them.

I also happen to like Atsushi's art style. It changed SIGNIFICANTLY from chapter one to the end of the first volume, and I happen to wonder why that was. Just go back and look, the characters looked incredibly different, especially Maka and Soul... Maka's pigtails had shape to them! ?!?!?!

I also happen to have noticed your Komugi avatar. Are you with me in that Chimera Ant is best arc?
(I collect Hunter x Hunter too. But that shit doesn't take months to come out--it takes years. If it ever actually releases... I'm sure you know the man's habits.)
KeyboardKafe Jan 2, 10:41 PM
Haha, yeah, my first anime actually. Are you reading the manga? Or do you mean you still need to finish the anime?
_Keiji Dec 24, 2017 10:10 AM
I think i'll just watch the One Piece anime, that's why i tagged it as "on-hold". About Inuyashiki, the anime really was not what I expected it to be. Thanks for the comment!
Ace_39 Dec 10, 2017 5:02 AM
That's Amir, the protag from Otoyomegatari. Great manga, great art
davidgvidal Aug 5, 2017 6:40 AM
The one in the middle is Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, the sequel movie of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and the middle left one is Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä, my personal Ghibli's favourite
both are recommended :)