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Anime Stats
Days: 115.0
Mean Score: 5.65
  • Total Entries451
  • Rewatched1
  • Episodes6,932
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Nihon Chinbotsu 2020
Nihon Chinbotsu 2020
Aug 21, 11:55 PM
Completed 10/10 · Scored 4
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou
Jun 22, 1:52 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 21.3
Mean Score: 6.84
  • Total Entries62
  • Reread1
  • Chapters3,690
  • Volumes346
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Darwin's Game
Darwin's Game
Sep 15, 9:39 PM
Reading 76/? · Scored -
Koten-bu Series
Koten-bu Series
Sep 15, 8:54 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria
Sep 15, 8:54 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -


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kekekeKaj Sep 24, 2018 6:39 AM
"I do work in the US. I'm a software engineer based in NYC now. I actually recently graduated from university, so this is my first time being an 'adult' with a place and an income, bills and taxes and whatnot."

That's what I do as well. I heard it's much better being a software engineer in the US than in the UK, with the salary there being $100k+ for a good engineer just starting out! Over here in the UK you can get to the end of your career without earning that much hehe. I remember when I started working and got my own place, one of the first things I did was start to relearn piano, which I'd learnt as a kid and completely forgot! Freedom and disposable income are great :D

Regarding A Silent Voice, I don't feel completely satisfied by it, but I think the melodrama is mostly fine. Some of it probably felt less justified because it didn't have time to tell its story in full. I gave it 8/10 and wrote a review of it while it's still fresh in my mind. Feel free to give it a read and let me know whether you agree with my opinions on it!

With Violet Evergarden, I'm most of the way through, and without giving any details away, I would say that if KyoAni managed to capture the superficial aspects of a slice of life with K-On, then they've managed to capture the spirit of the genre in Violet Evergarden. Really liking the fact that they appear to grown out of their moe phase now. It does leave me with a dilemma of having no clear "least favourite studio" now haha!
kekekeKaj Sep 13, 2018 4:11 AM
Thanks! Writing is definitely something I plan to continue doing - it's a useful skill to have and helps to sharpen and organise my thoughts even if I don't write much that anyone else might care about haha!

I also work in software! Are you working in the US?

I'm watching Violet Evergarden, a non-moe (!) slice of life that KyoAni has put out recently. It's actually been pretty good so far. I think maybe KyoAni has grown out of their moe-blob phase now? Also planning on watching A Silent Voice soon!
kekekeKaj Sep 4, 2018 4:34 AM
Things have been a bit hectic since we last spoke. I've gotten married since then and have changed jobs twice! I barely watch any anime these days, but I try to watch a few titles every year. I completely understand the lull - I've been under it for a couple of years now haha. Still not watching much, but I've got back into the rhythm of writing reviews and posted the my first one in over five years! I got stuck on a couple of writing projects, but decided to chisel away at them slowly while writing new things, and that's turned out to be fairly effective at rekindling my motivation in writing. It also helps my new job is much more laid back than my last one, which gives me time to daydream and think :P

How's your new job going?

Funny thing is, while I've not been watching much, I'm currently watching a KyoAni show! Even though I don't watch many of those, I always seem to be watching or just finished watching one while I'm in conversation with you lol.
kekekeKaj Aug 26, 2018 6:11 AM
Hey man, just saw your anime update in my feed and realised you were one of the few people I had long conversations with who is still alive! I've hardly been on MAL for the last couple of years, so just wanted to drop by and say hi!
Monocyte Aug 22, 2018 10:33 PM
Monocyte Aug 17, 2018 7:23 PM
uta-GAY throwback
DigestingAnime Dec 2, 2017 9:34 PM
I feel like I have commented here before, but since I saw your animelist right now, I just want to say your tags are very funny and interesting. I love it!!!

I hope you don't mind, I'm gonna give you a friend request because I genuinely like your opinion/anime taste.
FoxInFlame Nov 19, 2017 12:28 AM
Hey there.
I've taken interest in your "spice" Python wrapper for the MyAnimeList website.

I maintain a MAL club for developers and leisure-time programmers. We've got members like motoko/Ratan (2 devs of the Atarashiis), Drutol (dev of MALClient), Nekomata (dev of Jikan), among many others who develop interesting things.
While we might not look so active on the club page itself, someone posts on our Discord guild at least once a day.

Would you like to join? You've been invited but just in case:
Monocyte Jun 18, 2017 11:52 AM
luv u bitchhhhhhhh
RediceRyan Aug 21, 2016 3:23 PM
I meant like partial differential equations. Was Calculus broken up into 3 semesters at the college you go to?
RediceRyan Aug 3, 2016 3:14 AM
How's partial differentials going?
ZweiTheBadAss Jan 19, 2016 7:45 PM
busy busy man! ive missed you dude! i was browsing my friends and saw you. how are you dude? it's been a hot minute.
ZweiTheBadAss Jan 19, 2016 8:07 AM
Bae :) ^__^
kekekeKaj Jan 7, 2016 6:18 AM
I've been following this ANN guy's write up of it on his own blog. Have a look if you can find the time. I find his analysis of it really eye-opening. I got the jist of the underlying themes while I was watching it, but missed a lot of the subtle details of the execution. I guess this is why KyoAni is held in such high regard (even if they do devote a lot of their efforts into what is in my opinion not very worthy causes lol):
kekekeKaj Jan 6, 2016 6:50 AM
Yep, it may not be my favourite, but it may very well be my favourite KyoAni show lol. I do think it's a very clever, well written character driven anime. I may have liked it even more if it wasn't for Chitanda suffering from Generic KyoAni Moe Disease which, in a show so focused on the characters, really dragged it down.