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Anime Stats
Days: 43.0
Mean Score: 5.68
  • Total Entries211
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes2,772
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Onboro Film
Onboro Film
May 24, 1:49 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
One Punch Man: Road to Hero
One Punch Man: Road to Hero
Apr 18, 11:18 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Baki
Baki
Jul 28, 2019 8:43 PM
Watching 15/26 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 40.5
Mean Score: 5.50
  • Total Entries487
  • Reread0
  • Chapters5,286
  • Volumes810
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Dungeon Meshi
Dungeon Meshi
May 21, 2018 6:13 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Bastard
Bastard
May 21, 2018 6:05 AM
Reading 27/94 · Scored -
Zetman
Zetman
Apr 22, 2018 5:38 AM
Completed 4/4 · Scored 6

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PengMaeda Jun 28, 10:46 PM
From what I got from Grave of the Fireflies, it made me think of it heavily as a metaphor for Japan's pride and how that pride didn't let them immediately surrender after America dropped the Little Boy on Hiroshima, and in response to not surrendering, only more death to tens of thousands of people in Nagasaki. I feel the parallels between that and Seita's unyielding pride, unable to just apologize so his sister could live, caused both of their downfalls. Basically imagine if Japan didn't surrender even after Nagasaki, what then? It would up just like Seita, broken, and dead.
Basically, a Swallow your pride Moral, its not something worth dying over. And I feel like you missed that point.
ennoui Jun 5, 4:16 PM
I understand. Purely from an art perspective, you should check out the video essay on colour used in the film by Oswald Iten on Vimeo. It might not redeem the film for you, but personally it made me appreciate it more.
ennoui Jun 1, 5:56 PM
Grave of the fireflies is based on the work of Akiyuki Nosaka. Just thought I would let you know, because your review implicates Isao Takahata in something he didn't do as a child.
Zevven Jan 3, 6:06 AM
Great School Days review!
Chris_Iori Dec 14, 2019 5:33 AM
I forgot xD
Chris_Iori Oct 24, 2019 9:47 AM
hater xD
LampWaffle Jul 29, 2019 3:26 PM
It is good to know that there is a least one in a small handful of reviewers on this website who isn't a rabid Miyazaki worshipper or a vapid art house fanboy. Looks like common sense still lingers here.
LampWaffle Jul 29, 2019 3:23 PM
Anyone who appreciates VHD Bloodlust is automatically a friend of mine.
MrHoodie Jul 25, 2019 2:42 PM
I see you've finished Abara and plan to read Blame. if you enjoy Blame I'd also recommend you check out Biomega since it's very slimier.
literaturenerd Jul 20, 2019 1:03 AM
Somehow, I'm only just now discovering your reviews! It's so refreshing to find someone else that doesn't worship Grave of the Fireflies. There are SO many better war dramas in anime. "In This Corner of the World" is better. Barefoot Gen is better. I just finished watching an anime called Giovanni's Island, which was better. Anyways, nice to finally meet you!
Jack Jul 19, 2019 2:27 PM
The temptation to do so is great, especially when more often than not you go in looking to change one thing and end up editing much more, had to do it with one just earlier but the result is something I'm much more proud of, of course no one will notice a small edit here and there and those are totally fine themselves. And of course concise is best, the temptation of throwing on more is there and it's difficult to separate a lot of focused writing from a lot of unfocused writing that goes all over the place, although I will say the former more than not leaves a better feeling.
Jack Jul 18, 2019 12:11 PM
That's fair enough, although especially with manga at least you are able to access and read through those rather easily whereas with anime, putting the time to focus on them can take up a considerable chunk of time. You bring up some great points, with that first review it was very much a labor of love born from the adoration I felt for the work after completing it. I think I was up writing the first draft of it at around two in the morning and then after having constant thoughts about the work over the next day I went and rewrote and tried to adjust some of the jankier lines but was still feeling very much over-energized by trying to cram all the details I could into the work like you said, there's just so many aspects I like from it and thus looked towards throwing it all into one review. With my most recent review I tried to move more into that line of thought where I moved away from sectioning off each part of the review, but it still feels natural. The fact that you have mentioned these areas of improvement will have me going back to my two older reviews in the future and edit them.
MrHoodie Jun 18, 2019 5:44 AM
You're School Days review is pure gold
Ginga_Daiuchuu May 24, 2019 10:53 AM
hey bro castle of cagliawesome is better than an 8 dont make me hack your profile and fix that score
SpikyTurtle Mar 2, 2019 5:14 AM
Hi, YoungVagabond! I loved your review of Hotaru no Haka(I don't know if you remember it, you wrote it over 10 years ago :D) and I came here to address it. I agreed to 90% of what you said, but I just wanted to comment on 1 thing - it isn't entirely Seita's fault that he and his sister died. Even though he was 14, which at that time, as you mentioned, meant you're an adult, he's still a kid, his brain isn't as developed yet, and it's hard to expect much from him, especially because he was raised in a rich family(since his father was a military officer, I presume?) and lived an easy life. That doesn't entirely absolve him of the idiotic decisions he's made, but still, Seita acted like that because he was prideful and his pride drowned his reason.

P.S. I see that you started reading Bastard about a year ago and I strongly recommend you to finish reading it, since it's the best horror work of fiction I've ever experienced.