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Anime Stats
Days: 219.9
Mean Score: 4.77
  • Total Entries1,358
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes13,598
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Jun 19, 7:13 PM
Watching 24/25 · Scored 7
Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku
Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku
Jun 19, 4:56 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D
Jun 17, 7:50 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 0.0
Mean Score: 0.00
  • Total Entries14
  • Reread0
  • Chapters0
  • Volumes0
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Mar 21, 7:48 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Hotel
Hotel
Aug 21, 2016 5:29 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Claymore
Claymore
Aug 20, 2016 10:38 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Gintokikachi 1 hour ago
Nice review on AoT. It gets better from this point, can't say a huge step up, but follows the right path where it should be headed. So, I shall await for your 2018 review for AoT S3. Sasageyo my friend.
celeste446 4 hours ago
I wish you read and reviewed manga. Your reviews are incredible. Keep on doing what you do.
CommanderPhoenix Today, 10:31 AM
Argento Soma cult favorite?
Never heard of it, i'll check it out.
FinlayMiles Today, 2:37 AM
dude why do you have an 8/10 as your second favourite anime ever and a 10/10 not in your top 10?
fastghosthunter Yesterday, 7:03 AM
Hey Zeph. I have been banging my head against a wall trying to figure out how you develop a signature style that sets you apart? Also, how do you build an audience or atleast how did you do it? Is it just chance, I seriously don't know and figured why not just ask someone who seems to already know the answer
Scarlett_ryuken Yesterday, 6:40 AM
fam what's that anime in the honorable mentions for 2013
there's aot, monogatari SS, and idk the last one,(it's not clickable for some reason)
Caassaac Yesterday, 4:29 AM
I mean, even as it is what Chariot did is still self-concious cheating, since she know that was not her magic, but not malicious. But yeah, I can't deny Chariot would be a more interesting individual if things would have been the way you described. I don't think the path they took is a bad one regardless, but you're not wrong.
About Croix though, I don't think the amount of despair we see on her part paricularly in ep 24 wouldn't have been as effective if it weren't for that detail. Seeing Chariot taking away the Shiny Rod just in front of her and then refusing her "dreams" project just after being executed successfully do reinforce quite heavily her actions. In any case, I'll probably make a thinkpiece (not a review tho) for this one to get all I think out someday.

About your top, it's quite interesing interesting that, regardless of how good you think they all are, the only Masaaki Yuasa show that made it to your top 100 is Ping Pong. Nothing wrong about it, just a side thought.

Do you have some favorite OPs from this year already?
themegamancave Jun 23, 8:36 AM
Long time no talk bruh! Saw your AoT review, great stuff... maybe your longest review yet! I was really disappointed the series had to be 12 episodes. Not that it would've been much better, but with sheer amount of characters the producers didn't even give it a fighting chance.
sunfukung Jun 22, 5:46 PM
how was akage no Ann with you?
Entity-00 Jun 22, 5:04 PM
I just saw your Letterboxd, nice favorites. I wanted to recommend a film to you called Persona (1966) by Ingmar Bergman. It is undoubtedly a masterpiece of cinema, you should check it out when you have the time.
ExperimentAddict Jun 22, 3:11 PM
That analogy of Capslock on the 2nd season review was perfect. I wish I could enjoy or have fun with those moments of pretentiousness of AoT. For me however, it's just obnoxious.
Lythelus Jun 22, 4:53 AM
I second what Icarus_prime suggested. Highly recommend checking out Memories of Murder, and if you do find yourself checking out it, have a look at the other classic Korean films like Oldboy, I Saw the Devil, The Chaser etc.
Icarus_prime Jun 21, 11:38 PM
I've been watching more movies lately because there was still some that I wanted to watch but haven't gotten around to:

La La Land:

I was thinking of giving it an 4/5 (on Letterboxd) or 8/10 (on IMDb) based on my emotional reaction but as always, I was not in the best condition to watch this movie. 50% of the time when I watch the movie, it’s not absolutely ideal for me (tired, sleepy, not fully immersed due to setting). I think the best way for me to be full immersed in a movie is when I’m at a cinema, or I watch it on big TV in living room at night; sometimes with the family. What about you?
The reason I’m thinking of giving La La Land a 9/10 instead is because I just can’t downplay my admiration of the technical quality where I actually felt the visual aesthetics is not just style, but substance.

It’s a movie about musical, "love" story, reality & dreams/aspirations, a romantic view on Hollywood. There's so much going for it.
My only problem with the movie is that I felt like despite the good performances by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, I felt like their roles can be replaceable by other actor/actresses. Maybes it’s because it’s the situation that dictates the relationship in the movie and not other way around. Hence, I’m usually drawn to movies where it’s character-driven over story-driven. For a story-driven to draw me in, it needs to have a great atmosphere, wonder, style and La La Land has that. So the movie has enough reasons to give me it a 9/10 or 4.5/5.

This was almost similar to the situation when I watched Shawshank Redemption. Both movies I was originally thinking it was an 8/10 but very close to 9/10 because I focused liking more on "what" it’s it about more than "how" it’s about.

La La Land won me over in the end because I felt like the setting (LA Hollywood) was a metaphorically a character itself; similar feeling I got to Spider Man 2.

Wonder Woman:

I wrote a word document somewhere of what I liked and didn’t liked but I’ll just simply say it’s the DC movie that I’ve wanted and waited for outside of a Christopher Nolan movie. Only problems I had is the lack of development with all the antagonists which once again seems familiar in relation to Marvel movies because they always seem to run into this trouble when the final act comes. I might’ve got bogged by the slightly over-use of slow motion from the action scenes but it’s a better substitute by all the annoying shaky-cam bullshit in Captain America: Civil War, plus the movie doesn’t rely on this all the time. The middle part of the movie where it focuses entirely on the war stuff is kind of bogged down and lengthy in retrospective if the final payoff isn’t worth the “journey”. This doesn’t help when the final villain doesn’t get enough screen time from the twist onwards. Besides that, I pretty much love everything about the movie especially the humour where they took the good aspects of Marvel movies while still keeping it a serious drama in DC’s own way. I’ve always said that premise and concept-wise, I prefer DC movies but the execution is always lacking compared to Marvel movies which do great for the most part; but they’re formulaic and safe.

Memories of Murder:

I recently wrote a very brief review on this movie which you can find on my Letterboxd profile. It’s a mix of the David Fincher style movies like Se7en and Zodiac with another Korean thriller called The Chaser. Highly recommend a watch if you want a breath of fresh air into the style of Korean movies.
KingPho Jun 21, 9:39 AM
That One Room review was just quality
gghelis Jun 21, 8:35 AM
I have to say, that AoT2 review was written better than the show itself.