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Anime Stats
Days: 111.0
Mean Score: 7.90
  • Total Entries598
  • Rewatched1
  • Episodes6,634
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Tsukipro The Animation
Tsukipro The Animation
Sep 9, 2017 6:09 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
The iDOLM@STER SideM
The iDOLM@STER SideM
Sep 9, 2017 6:06 PM
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Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Sep 9, 2017 6:05 PM
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Manga Stats
Days: 22.6
Mean Score: 7.92
  • Total Entries97
  • Reread0
  • Chapters3,205
  • Volumes451
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Bungou Stray Dogs
Bungou Stray Dogs
Jul 16, 2016 6:08 PM
Reading - · Scored -
Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu
Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu
Nov 7, 2013 7:28 PM
Reading 93/100 · Scored 8
Ao Haru Ride
Ao Haru Ride
Sep 16, 2013 4:37 PM
Reading 32/53 · Scored 8

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Chelle Mar 22, 2015 7:54 AM
I really loved it. Most of it was predictable, and I knew what was going to happen, but it didn't make me enjoy it any less. It was sad, yes, but I would have been more upset if


I mostly just wanted t see Kousei come out of his funk and
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I gave it a 8/10. I really enjoyed it, but there were definitely some parts I would have done differently. But those are just my own prejudices. ^_^
grifatmal Jan 25, 2015 1:22 AM
Thanks dear! But really don't worry about it. We've got a lot of January birthdays in my family so we just usually lump them all together with our new year wishes. And I wasn't in a very celebratory mood anyway. I moved back to France last summer and the recent terrorist attacks were a big blow.
grifatmal Jan 10, 2015 5:13 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed to goodies. There will be more for Valentine's Day lol!

I have to say members of the anime/manga community have always treated me kindly. After all, we are still mostly misfits in our respective circles so we tend to naturally band together. That's not to say I haven't gotten my fair share of puzzled looks and people asking me at cons if I was there with my kids lol! But it is absolutely wonderful to find women like you and Chelle who are have been around the block a few times and yet can't become giddy at the mere mention of TeniPuri. So yeah, thanks for sharing this ride with me.
grifatmal Jan 9, 2015 10:26 AM
So I had been gathering all those hot pictures of our KnB boys for your birthday and obviously, MAL's IMG function is acting up today OTZ!!!

Yeah, like that's gonna stop me from giving you your goodies: you will find them there all sweaty and steamy and ready for you!

Seriously, it's so nice to find like-minded gals like you and Chelle that I can share my passion with. There aren't too many of us around which make you guys all the more precious.
grifatmal Jan 6, 2015 12:55 PM
The thing with AoD is that it really is a baseball anime so the game and its tactics get a lot of screen time. Coupled with high-octane animation from Madhouse and Production I.G., that makes for some edge-of-your-seat game-play (providing you know a thing or two about baseball which isn't really my case). On top of that, the teams are huge, the age hierarchy is strictly enforced and Eijun is a handful so it takes a while for the characters and their relationships to shine through. But they do; you just have to be patient about it. It's a show that really pays off in the long run.
That being said, Miyuki has been a absolute favorite of mine since the very beginning. Attentive with his juniors, respectful with his seniors, very good at his job with a witty tongue and a killer smile? Oh yeah, I like that guy a lot. Just like I love Kuramochi for having such an infectious laugh. Just like I love Ryosuke for the very subtle and touching ways in which he keeps an eye on his baby brother. Annnnd just like I love Tetsuya 'cause he is so bloody intense, I get goose bumps every time he steps on the field. All and all, it's a great group of people and more show up with every new team Seidō competes against. It's just not as character-driven as shows like KnB or HQ.

The good news with KnB is that the manga finished its run right after the Winter Cup so unless a spinoff or a sequel gets off the ground, we'll be able to leave it at that. I don't know about you but I wouldn't be too keen on keeping up with the franchise if Kiyoshi, Kasamatsu, Imayoshi, Miyaji and Moriyama were gone. Heck, the only ones left at Shūtoku would be Shin-chan and Takao and although a sly part of me would really love to see those two play senior to a bunch of freshman, I think I would rather pass. Now, if they decide to do a few OVAs just to get the guys back together at say, a street-style tournament, you can definitely count me in.

I'm happy you enjoyed the fanart. There's a lot more where that came from! I'll keep posting in our Ladies' Thread.
grifatmal Jan 5, 2015 6:38 AM
You know, when Imayoshi retired after the Tōō-Seirin game, I was literally heartbroken. I should have known it was coming but it still took me completely by surprise and left me in tears (‘cause I really really love that sly fox). And then I realized that the same was bound to happen with Kasamatsu… When Kaijō looses, and we all know it’s coming, I will be so very sad to see my favorite captain go. Sure, I’m absolutely partial to his steely baby blues and manly eyebrows but more than that, it is his willingness to swallow his own sense of guilt and make each game about the team and the hard work they’ve all put in that wins me over every time he steps on the court.

And since I’ve been stuck in bed these last 2 days with a stomach flu, I’ve had plenty of time to clean up my messy KnB fanart library so here’s a first batch of goodies for ya!





grifatmal Jan 4, 2015 12:16 PM
Ginga e Kickoff really took me by surprise. It isn't the greatest thing from an animation standpoint but it is so good at conveying how much fun it is for children to do a sport they love.

I'll admit that Ace of Diamond dragged a bit during its fall season. But then the last 3 episodes (61, 62 and 63) hit me like a bloody freight train and made all that waiting sooo worth it. I strongly suggest you don't watch those with your family around... you're gonna want to cry and cheer and gasp and scream.

YowaPeda I've been watching with my hubby. It will probably remind you of Prince of Tennis in terms of how ridiculous and overblown things get. If you can take it all with a massive boulder of salt, then it is great fun.

6 more days to go...

... I love Seirin and I love Tōō but Kaijō is by far my favorite team. I really enjoy the vibe between those guys and I'm stoked they will be the first to hit the court when the season starts.
grifatmal Dec 25, 2014 11:52 PM
Ace of Diamond is a good show. It doesn't have the charm of Haikyuu or the awesomeness of Kuroko and the games can get really drawn out but the main characters are endearing and the support cast is fun and varied. It's a very solid sports show and one that I'm sure you'll enjoy as a fan of the genre.
If you want something a tiny bit different, you could also check out Ginga e Kickoff, which is older and less drool-worthy but really sweet. It's by far my favorite "young children doing sports" anime.
grifatmal Dec 24, 2014 9:16 AM
Yes, yes ,yes I started Prince of Tennis. I just couldn't resist. I can see now why everybody calls it the granddaddy of all bishou sports anime. And so far, it's really fun even if I'm never a big fan of the overpowered main character trope. Plus it's a treat to have Tsuba Kenjirou voice Inui.

Funny thing is... Kuroko starts on my birthday. Are we 2 lucky ladies or what?

Yup, we need our own thread to talk about stuff like that. It will be so much easier than to go back and forth between our profiles and I'm sure some of the guys wouldn't mind chiming in from time to time either. Yup, must talk to Chelle about it...

A very very Merry Christmas to you and your family.


grifatmal Dec 19, 2014 5:09 AM
Sista, I hear ya about watching anime on the couch when the boys in your life are around and how awkward that can be... I've been there too, many many times. Then again, I think my hubby would much rather listen to me squeal and sniffle than catch a glance of my screen when I'm reading yaoi manga LOL. He's cool though. There are plenty of shows he enjoys and he's been to several conventions with me so I really can't complain on that front.

Also, rejoice for the second season of Haikyuu!! has been officially announced in the latest Shounen Jump! No date so far but at least we know it's coming. Yeah, more cuteness on the way! We really need a Lady's Only thread at The Later Years to chat about that stuff.

Breaking my piggy bank and ordering the Kuroko OST CDs from Japan was one of the first thing I did after the end of the first season and I still listen to them on a regular basis. And no, it's not geeky at all!

I'm not super familiar with Deviantart, but that's probably just because I have my hands full with Pixiv. I would love to check out what you've gathered (even if it is based on series I haven't watched - good eye candy is always good) and I'll try to post some stuff as well.

The more I think about it the more it becomes obvious that I should really watch Prince of Tennis. It's kinda like a prerequisite for any sports anime fangirl and I'm a bit ashamed every time someone mentions it... It's just that 178 episodes is a long, long show.
grifatmal Dec 16, 2014 9:07 AM
Yeah, that crack video absolutely killed me too the first time I saw it. I just couldn’t stop laughing. Like I couldn’t stop crying when Kasamatsu had to carry Kise at the end of the Tōō game in the first season. Just as I couldn’t stop grinning like a perfect idiot when Hyuuga finally high-five’d Kiyoshi. I cannot tell you how many times my hubby’s given me the dreadful “are you for real” look when he catches me watching that show. He is not looking forward to the 3rd season LOL. What can I say, I believe I’ve been around the block a few times and paid enough of my dues to allow myself to squeal if I feel like squealing. I’m actually pretty grateful I can still find things worth getting all fangirly about, especially if I can share them with other people. So no, I don’t think you should worry about obsessing over stuff that is fun and makes you happy. As long as they don’t get in the way of the other important things in your life, ain’t nothing wrong with that.
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Now, Kuroko is a slasher’s dream. I’ve got way too many active pairs to list and quite a few threesomes to boot. But that’s not why I love this show (although it definitely helps). I enjoy it because it pumps me up, it makes me laugh, it puts me on the edge of my seat with all of its bloody cliffhangers, it gives me a whole bunch of characters to root for, it dazzles me with some really cool animation, ... In other terms, it makes me feel very very alive for 20mn. And it challenges me to be a bigger anime fan than I thought I could ever be. Gurren Lagann had the exact same effect on me, and I love shows that just stare you down and dare you to keep up with them.

You hit the nail smack on the head with Haikyuu!! It does make you happy doesn’t it? Kinda like Barakamon, I remember how much I was looking forward to each new episode while it was streaming because I knew that a Haikyuu day would always end up being a good day. I was actually dealing with a lot of unpleasant stuff at the time and that little show helped a lot. That’s probably why it’s so dear to me. I just wish it had a better soundtrack OTZ ...

Sports anime has always been a favorite genre of mine. I think a lot of elements such as motivations, conflicts, aspirations, setbacks or growth, which are necessary for a good story, occur naturally within the context of competitive sports. They don’t need to be artificially worked in and so the narratives feel less forceful. Chihayafuru is a perfect example, with karuta serving as a backbone for the emotional journey of its characters. That said, that comment is brilliant. All hail the new reversed harems without the annoying girl!

See, I ramble as well…
Oh, and if you want some Kuroko eye-candy, I’ll try to post some more (I spend way too much time on pixiv…).
grifatmal Dec 15, 2014 4:37 AM
Awww! I'm so happy you're loving it. Now I can start bombarding you with all kinds of goodies such as this one:


Honestly, I'm the biggest geek when it comes to that series and if you want to know how much of a silly fangirl I can be, well, when I was in Japan last year, I had my nails done at this salon in Akihabara that specializes in anime, and I got them to put my favorite ships on my digits. It looked like [u]this[/u] and went Takao x Midorima, Kise x Kasamatsu, Aomine x Kagami and Kiyoshi x Hyuuga with my baby Imayoshi as the cherry on top of that cake. When I got back to the states, people kept asking me if those were my favorite baseball players lol!

I used to post Kuroko no Basket fanart of Chelle's profile page every week. Hmmm... maybe we should open up a topic for our idols at TLY?

Oh and I know you're going to love Haikyuu!! They are all soooo adorable, just like fluffy bunnies hopping around (lol)! I'm completely smitten with the characters and I love how the show has such a mellow and unassuming vibe. It's a nice change from the super-charged and overly smexy atmosphere of Kuroko. And it's so popular in Japan that there's no way we're not getting another season.
grifatmal Dec 11, 2014 4:40 AM
I can't believe you finished the first 2 seasons so fast! So, so, what did you think? Did you like it? Did you slash it? Are you as excited as we are for the last installment (unlike Chelle, I'm not reading the manga so I have no idea what's going to happen next...)? I want to know!!!
xHecate Dec 10, 2014 6:23 AM

grifatmal Dec 6, 2014 10:52 PM
LOL! You're welcome! I'm stoked the 3 of us will be watching the 3rd (and most likely last as Chelle pointed out) season together. It's going to be so much fun!

And I truly feel bad for all the Psycho-Pass fans out there. I dropped the second season early but from what I heard through the grapevine, it's really horrible.