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TapuChip Sep 20, 4:37 PM
Hey mate, I have posted a review of Cyberpunk Edgerunners.
It's my first review, and your feedback would be much appreciated!
https://myanimelist.net/profile/TapuChip/reviews

Iz_ERAM Sep 13, 7:34 AM
I really appreciate you posting a comment here. I'm looking forward to staying in touch with you. Have a good one.
Ksixaij Aug 26, 8:35 PM
thats an interesting take and i would have loved to see if most people agreed with you or not. hes definitely crossing the line of fictional characters sometimes, for example when he says his head is filled with thoughts of **** all the time. at that point there might still be a chance its a harmless fetish but it starts to sound really scary to me.

its really shamefull that the thread got shut down so fast because i feel like its something that at least needs to be debated and talked about.
hypergoob Aug 2, 11:38 PM
Too many groups hate each other nowadays, so everything's become nebulous. Wading through the field of strawmen is difficult sometimes, but it's good to (actually) know what you disagree with. So I agree. I've been like that for the longest time, and there's a cycle where I become disillusioned with the world, whenever I see people hating each other. And actually, you may've made me realize that my reply in that thread wasn't so great. Suppose it's become a coping mechanism to join in. But I do also derive enjoyment from dung-flinging.
hypergoob Aug 2, 10:52 PM
Oh, oops. Assumed you agreed with my views on this, teehee. UwU. But the reply's still well-written, and well-structured.
hypergoob Aug 2, 10:47 PM
Well-written reply in the Made in Abyss thread. I used to be like them, but defending that stuff just isn't right. They are getting all angry at this guy, because their glass worldview is being tapped by a hammer, and all he said was that he was uncomfortable.
Draculoid Aug 2, 9:47 PM
I had never heard of Koi Kaze but I'm going to check it out now!
Okeanix Jul 30, 3:24 PM
I was considering watching this series at some earlier point, but temporarily deferred. Now instead, I will put it off indefinitely and instead defer to your judgment since you have Higurashi Kai in your favorites.

If you love Higurashi Kai, you will probably love Re:Zero highly recommended. Specially Re:Zero Season 2 is very similar to Higurashi Kai.
bilalicyer Jun 9, 5:20 PM
hey hello, I don't know if you remember me, but you were the first of my myanimelist messages, so when I looked at your profile, I immediately remembered it then I was using it for the first time, I couldn't answer because I was embarrassed but how are you :D
MizunoWaveRider May 17, 2:13 PM
Wow, thanks for that. I needed some time to process all that, so sorry for the late response.
"Bathwater-warm watercolor aesthetic" Love that expression, I think I'm gonna steal that one, because there are a few anime where that description fits.
Definitely agree on the soundtrack, it's beautiful and inseparable from the show. The anime generally uses music as well as silence very well.

"First, the down-to-earth simplicity. The fact that you could have such extraordinary, existential stakes as one would normally expect from a thriller or war epic involving some cliffside battle in a cozy yet realistically tense Slice of Life romance and family drama, showing the line between normality and inclusion in society at the expense of pursuing authenticity and commitment to and expression of one's true desires versus throwing it all away, straddling and then fully crossing the taboo line to become drifting and outcast."
I love this paragraph, it hits the core of what the show is about perfectly. Also quite poetic writing you have there, very impressive.
I love everything else you wrote as well. It's so surreal to think that Koi Kaze was your first anime. My first anime was like... Idk, pokemon or something like that. I hope though that it hasn't been a downward spiral for you since then.^^

Since you invited me I might as well share my own perspective on the show.
I watched Koi Kaze during my romance anime marathon last year, which was basically just me watching like a dozen popular or recommended "pure" romance anime. I did that because I felt trapped in my own little echo chamber of genres that I already knew I liked, so I wanted to try one that I had no prior interest in and find out what makes it tick. Was a pretty fun and rewarding experience, because I found out that I actually quite like the genre after all, but the big surprise was definitely Koi Kaze. I knew beforehand that it was supposed to be a serious take on the infamous incest trope in anime, but I didn't think it would be on the defense regarding the topic. I thought it would just criticize it or something, but instead it pretty much criticized the stigmatization of it.
This was a pretty big deal for me because it did such a good job at it that I really started to realize how much of a morally deficient person I have been all my life. And I don't just mean that in regards to the topic of incest, but generally. I never really questioned anything, most of my moral beliefs were and probably still are based on social paradigms. Koi Kaze made me pretty paranoid in that regard and now, whenever there is a topic I find repulsive, I question if I might not just suffer from some sort of prejudice. It's kinda embarassing that I needed an anime to make me realize that but I'm still thankful for it because I like to believe that it made me a less ignorant person.

And the deconstruction of the incest part is not even the main reason why I love this show so much. You already explained the true main theme, that idea of committing social suicide for the sake of being honest. It's another social paradigm, that one has to sacrifice oneself for the common good. That one hit me especially hard, because it not only concerns my relationship with others but also with myself. The courage it takes for the protagonist to take that step is simply inspiring and watching it felt more larger-than-life than any world-shattering battle can ever hope to be.
And I agree with you that the simplicity is a big strength here. There is nothing that distracts and no real scapegoat you can use to avoid the responsibility of taking in the themes, like supernatural fluff, a demonized villain or a mystery plot. It's just a normal dude in a normal city living a normal life. The conflict is not even revealed to the public at any point other than with the protagonist's coworker. It's pretty much an entirely internal conflict from beginning to end, yet it's so intense. Just knowing that the parents and friends are clueless about everything also adds a lot to the general tone, because one can guess what their reaction is going to be. It's like watching a tragedy where you already know the outcome unfold.

Lastly, while you have already spoken about the way the show looks and the soundtrack, I think the opening and ending are also noteworthy. They mainly focus on the family and have a nostalgic atmosphere, like watching a family photobook. I see them as a constant reminder of what's at stake.

Alright, gushing is over, thank you for listening to my Ted-talk.
It's just a nice change of pace to talk about a show I love once in a while, thank you very much.^^
MizunoWaveRider May 16, 1:58 AM
Hey, fellow Koi Kaze enjoyer here. We talking in the forums.^^ Wanted to ask you for your extended thoughts on Koi Kaze since it's so rare to find another person who appreciates it. What do you like about it so much?
-Shizuna- Mar 12, 2:48 AM
I'm both impressed and glad that you can dedicate yourself to your hobby, especially the one as complex as history. I'm familiar with world history on a superficial level, but I'm obviously can't compare to someone like you (I also like how articulate you are at expressing your thoughts) and to be honest I think the fact that most people know even less than me is a serious issue in today's world. If people knew more about the world they live in they'd be less inclined to accept ideology over reason, not to mention all blatant lies the media and the government tells to their audience. I think that ideology is a poison of mind and agree with everything you've said about zealots. Self-righteousness is one of the most dangerous things I can imagine. I was honestly stunned when that user in CE club dismissed all my claims just because he doesn't agree with my opinion on the matter. Most of the things I've said were based on personal experiences and analysis of someone who lived there and not something "I've heard from somewhere" or "I've seen it on the internet/TV", so I'm honestly amazed what propaganda can do to somebody. The worst thing, however, was when I was called a lier. It means you aren't even allowed to question their worldview and if you have factual evidence that contradicts what they believe to be "truth", then you must be a lier. What saddens me that most is that initially I didn't even try to argue with anybody and just wanted to share my experience and to tell people that the situation isn't so simple.

If Russia annexes Ukraine or installs a puppet, I'm quite confident that the west will sanction Ukraine as well. So much for helping this country and its people, heh.
-Shizuna- Mar 11, 8:38 AM
I want to express my thanks to you for broader understanding of the current events and for fighting western warmongering hysteria.

Thank you, I appreciate that.
-Shizuna- Mar 7, 3:58 AM
I'm obviously not an expert, but in my opinion making Russian citizens unable to use foreign parts of the internet would bring more damage to the government both in the long term and in the short term. When people have nothing to do and have no outlets to speak their mind, they are more likely to do something drastic. Well, at least that's what I believe.

If I remember correctly, Reddit even banned all sites with .ru domain and if it's true it's amazing no one really minds this. Is this so-called freedom of speech the West likes to brag about? But I guess they'll just tell everyone "private" companies can do whatever they want on their platforms.

Anyway, thanks.
-Shizuna- Mar 7, 3:20 AM
Also, some guy in the Current Events club was saying that Russians can't access foreign news sources and can only see state media, but it's just ridiculous. I can easily access Reddit and international media like CNN. So far only Twitter and Facebook were blocked.