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Anime Stats
Days: 97.4
Mean Score: 7.59
  • Total Entries447
  • Rewatched1
  • Episodes5,628
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Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia
Sep 19, 2017 1:52 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 7
Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
Aug 27, 2017 8:48 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored -
Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen
Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen
Aug 27, 2017 8:48 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 33.7
Mean Score: 7.32
  • Total Entries272
  • Reread0
  • Chapters5,117
  • Volumes674
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Claymore
Claymore
Aug 27, 2016 1:03 PM
Reading 49/159 · Scored -
Kamisama no Iutoori
Kamisama no Iutoori
Aug 27, 2016 4:54 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Mahoutsukai no Yome
Mahoutsukai no Yome
Aug 26, 2016 1:01 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Zurel Mar 2, 2016 6:59 AM
Actually I too was on hiatus for a while. I got into university (ignore my ancient age) and didn't get online until the semester break started. The new sem has started though but I am still around for some reasons, pffffttt. I don't always watch anime and read manga, and anyway my university wifi blocks streaming. Sometimes I wonder what exactly am I doing on MAL :D

I don't know about batsu game. Though I have watched some Japanese variety shows, like the one where you try to not make noise while your friends punish you at the library. Enlighten me dear sir, when you next see this.
Zurel Feb 23, 2016 2:33 AM
Did you just come back from dead or am I hallucinating? O.o
Iustitia Jun 3, 2015 8:50 PM
You have good taste in anime.
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Yup Apr 18, 2015 6:58 AM
Yup.
Zurel Feb 13, 2015 4:30 AM
Zero, I am replying you via PM. Sorry it's really late.
Zurel Jan 6, 2015 3:19 AM
Yes, finally got the time to properly reply you😄. Say Zero, would you like to join a book club here on MAL? I had just taken charge of a dead book club. There are many things to be done just yet, but we are ready to open forum threads.

So, France doesn't snow much? Or is it so in certain areas, like urban ones? Have you ever been to a place where snow seems to stretch into infinity? Do you think the lack of colour, the bleakness, is depressing?

I haven't read Evil Under the Sun, guess that will be my next read when I am in the mood for Christie. We shall see if I share the same opinion as you. I think Murder in Links may be equally confusing, if not worse. It's impossible to guess, the trail of clues are written as if the mystery is not meant for readers to read. My favourite Christie are Poirot's Five Little Pigs and Marple's The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side. I too have read Lord Peter Wimsey, I think it's the philosophical writing which is quite unrelated to the case that makes reading slow. Dorothy L. Sayers's niche was philosophy after all. But Lord Peter as a character, is very interesting, with his wit and antics. Try reading the short stories Lord Peter Views the Body? I like that one. Ah, on the subject of wit, do you read Wodehouse?

I have never watched Jeremy Brett's Sherlock, but from one glance, he seemed like the image of a Victorian gentleman (it is Edwardian but you know what I mean). BBC's main attraction is the present-day setting. I like how they infuse the original story into the adaptation, like The Study in Pink is the adaptation of The Study in Red. The dying message Rache and the taxi driver as the prepetrator are from the original, though the motive is different. To a certain extent though, BBC's Holmes is more faithful to Doyle's works. Sherlock is an unorganised, restless, detached man, who is also a cocaine-addict and sexist. How is Jeremy Brett's Sherlock?

I suppose people classify Percy Jackson as both YA and middle grade, but I don't like such popular series. It is the setting that charms me, and then characters with solid development, rather than fast-moving plot. So middle grade is when it is the former, YA is the latter. Also, YA does involve romantic interest like those in Hunger Games and Vampire Academy, which is why it is the placed where many angsty teenage characters reside. Anyway, I have just started Greenglass House, and so far liking it.

City of Thieves by David Benioff, the historical fiction? I am bookmarking it as my to-read book. All the books you mentioned were really down my alley. Though I can't say the same about the tv series you watch. I tried Fargo but nope, that wasn't for me. I am going to try Castle next. The only detective tv series I can recall is Monk. Oh, yeah. And Broadchurch. I watched it because of David Tennant (because I had been meaning to watch Dr Who but still hadn't done so, but I really wanted to see Tennant acting). The whole series is about one case, instead of one case one episode. I actually love historical fiction more, like Call the Midwives and old British sitcom, like Blackadder and 'Allo 'Allo.

Anyway, I am one who easily gets bored so I jump around with my hobbies. There are always long periods when I have no interest in anime, so I will watch the aforementioned things instead. Basically just like you. Japanese drama, Korean variety show, documenatry... The globalised world, sigh. I like Big Bang Theory, but like most American shows, it is rather highly sexualised and I am not comfortable about such things.

I sure miss Makishima Shougo and Kougami, especially all those random Orwell and Proust. Kamui is... I can't even begin to describe my disappointment. But my guess is, you are probably right about needing to watch the second season before you can watch the movie. From the synopsis, the movie is the continuance of the idea from season 2. Can Sybil judge itself, which is a combination of multiple personalities? I am going to watch the new edit for Psycho-Pass, so yeah...

Which sports do you like? As usual, my first guess is football, since that's what most guys like. Do you enjoy doing it as well instead of just watching? I am not much of an outdoor person, nor do I like sports. When I was at high school I did taekowondo, and while living in Australia, I enjoyed walking since my houses were near the river. Now though, it is not really feasible. What kind of games do you like the most, and which console or platform do you use? Again, I am not a gamer. But once I did get engulfed in the world of mmorpg.

Can I ask you to describe what kind of country you live in? France isn't it? What kind of country is France?
Zurel Jan 3, 2015 8:15 AM
Ah, Zero. My proper reply will have to come later. Personal reason, nothing to do with your comment being long - in fact, I love long comments, and knew to expect the possibility of them coming my way.
eyerok Dec 26, 2014 4:37 PM
yup, guardians is awesome. And I agree completely on Winter soldier as well. I had the same opinion, didn't like the first one, but the second one was surprisingly good. Again, ditto on Dark knight rises. All my non-nerd fans loved DKR, but I didn't like it at all. It was way too cheesy, overdone, dragged out, and frankly its not a movie I would enjoy watching again (unlike the first two Batman movies by Nolan, which have a high rewatch value IMO). DKR is the weakest Nolan film I've seen so far.

I have not played Arkham Origins, and I'm probably not going to since it seems so much like the previous entries. But Akham knight looks pretty awesome, I'll definitely check it out, if I get the chance to. I loved Arkham City, its one of my favorite games on the PS3.

I saw the first three episodes of Stardust crusaders, and so far I can see where your opinion is coming from. The whole sexist thing, and the I've also heard how it turns into a 'monster of the week' later on. I liked the second JoJo more, Jotaru is just annoying.

Youtube's banned in my country, but I can access it through proxies. I use youtube for songs (mostly) or trailers.

Anyways, playing Battlefield 4, since PSN is down these days I'm playing the campaign. Geez, the whole sony Hack thing is pissing me off, I can't play online lol
Zurel Dec 25, 2014 5:45 PM
I use Viber because it's less popular in my country. My way is, if you really care or need to talk to me, you download Viber. I would rather die than having my tab bleeping a thousand times everyday because of some trash info people want to 'share' with everyone.

Now, now. All the titles you mentioned interested me, including that tv series. I don't classify Christie as cozy mystery, even though it gives me a comfortable familiar feeling. Even if the world disappoints you, it's okay, there's always Christie to make you feel at home. I like Miss Marple and have read the whole series, and Poirot is cool too, even though when Christie first wrote him, the short story resembled Sherlock Holmes in its writing style, with a less enlightened sidekick as the narrator.

I am a big fan of BBC Sherlock though, especially the second season. Of course every adaptation has its own interpretation of Sherlock. Like how the BBC series infused an underlying possibility for gay relationship between Sherlock and John. Everyone seems to think Sherlock is gay while in fact there's no such mention in any of Conan Doyle's work. The Sherlock movies however make Sherlock a tad playful, and anyway, as movies go actions attract viewership. Sherlock is shown to be more human innthe movies, with an onvious display of fondness over Irene Adler. In the Scandal of Bohemia though, John said that Sherlock viewed Adler as the epitome of all womanhood, she was the woman, but his interest was never romantic. He admires her brain and she beats him at his own game. Sherlock is a sexist anyway.

I view those books as Middle School books since they're suitable for school age children, though the genre does co-mingle with YA sometimes. Say, can I suggest Verdigris Deep for you if you haven't read it? It's the kind of books that have non-stereotypical protagonists, children in the process of growing up and seeing the world beyond the rose-tinted glass, with urbane legend setting. That's the British title, the American is Well Witched. Also, what do you think about Diana Wynne Jones? I love her work, especially The Howl's Moving Castle.

Ah, I too read many books at once, when I get impatient, which is often. But it's bad for progress really, one unfinished book piled one on top of the other, it's very demotivating.

Anime that I watched, eh? Hmm, this year I started just a couple of months ago, and I have been watching older anime like Madoka Magika and Working. I love SoL so the anime that I have read this year are mostly from that genre, like the second season of Free!, Gin no Saji, and Hoozuki no Reitetsu. Those are the ones I like while Glasslip for example, I didn't and had to put on hold. The romance didn't quite touch me and I find the heroine not to my liking. The only non-SoL anime released this year that I watched was Noragami. It's a good balance between action and comedy, friendship and a sprinkling of romance, and the interaction between characters are great especially the three leads. I like so much I proceeded to read the manga. The plotline of the anime diverges from the original, but not to the point of creating a different story altogether like the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime or the second season of Kuroshitsuji. What kind of anime do you like?

You're righy Psycho-Pass 2 is a disappointment, a train wreck, and for a major fan of season 1, I wish it never existed at all. The new characters are week and uninteresting, except maybe Mika Shimotsuki the new inspector who is intent on finding Akane's fault. And old characters like Ginoza have little presence, so that the story is dominated by this one Enforcer Sakuya Togane, the antagonist Kamui, and Akane (not that I am complaining about Akane, I am her fan). And no Kougami except as 'ghost'. While the concept is interesting, to see if Sybil can judge a group of individuals and thus themselves, the implementation stretches suspension of disbelief to its limit. Kamui's existence is impossible, but I am not going to spoil it if you haven't watched it. Also, there are a lot of gore, much much more than the first one, and it's very visual, but even though it succeeds in making me cringe, it fails to touch me emotionally and makes me sympathise with the story. *sigh*

So, what are those other interests that you mentioned?
Zurel Dec 18, 2014 7:10 PM
I used to join a group of fellow countrymen on GR and be active there, including volunteering for events and stuff. But then I got busy and so on, so now I rarely talk to my friends there and use GR for listing mostly. I do write reviews as often as I can though, but making it a routine is a pain in the arm. MAL is the other way around, where I go around haunting other people and not reviewing at all. I guess it's the anonymity is what makes me more comfortable than at Facebook. What is the most popular SMS app in your country? It's Whatsapp here and I think it's just another form of FB info dumping crap, where people send stuff they THOUGHT are important, and you actually miss the real important ones.

I remember that GR was no longer allowed to use Amazon as their database sources, so the librarians had to do revamping for fear of losing books. Then Amazon bought GR and I felt like all efforts had gone waste, what the.

I read various genres too, both fiction and non-fiction, and my preference changes from time to time. I can say for sure I avoid romance, chic lit, paranormal for the most part. I think the genres I read the most when it comes to fiction are historical fiction and classics whodunnit. I love Agatha Christie and I find Sherlock Holmes boring.

That book sure looks interesting! I love middle grade book as well. Some of my favourites are the Benedict Society series and The Girl who Circumnavigates the World with a Ship of Her Own Making (talk about long title). Right now I am in the middle of a block (writer's block, reader's block, art block, toilet block) and I am struggling through the memoir Angela's Ash. I usually enjoy memoirs very much, but this one has rambling writing style that seems to drag on and on. I am so reading Greenglass House. GR reviewers agree with about the winter feel of the book. Are you the type that abandons his book if it bores him, or do you persist even if it means suffering?
Zurel Dec 14, 2014 11:02 PM
Ahaha, all readers can understand that - and the tempation to hoard books when one goes to the bookstores. People do complaint about GR though. Firstly it is akin to FB for bookworms, while there is another site called Leafmark that's more about listing. Did you know that site? I have an account but I don't really use it since GR is good enough for me. Another complain is how your bad reviews, especially caustically ones directed to new plus popular authors, get removed without any notice if said authors complain to staff. I am just an ordinary user though, so that doesn't bother me.

What are the genres that you enjoy the most? If I am not mistaken, you taste is varied, but surely you have some which you like more than the other?
Zurel Dec 9, 2014 6:19 AM
Hello. I found that you like to read and you use Goodreads. So I stop by.
eyerok Oct 24, 2014 3:34 AM
Ah one piece! It is really nice, but I had some problems with it. I saw 40 episoides and dropped it because I wasn't satisfied with the pace, it was too slow, had unnecessary flashbacks and was melodramatic at some points. Otherwise, I kind of liked the art, the action, the world and lore, the feeling, absolutely liked all of that. Its just that the other parts put me off. I haven't seen Kekkaishi though.

Speakin of battle shounens, I just finished JoJo (2012), and really liked it. It had a really great pace, over the top dialogues, really great backstories of characters, and action sequences which sometimes cracked me up for the wrong reasons, and cheesy but not too cheesy to ruin the fun. hehe...I had fun watching it, even though i felt like the show turned into a parody of itself and the shounen genre at many points. I'm not sure if that was intentional. I liked it, and I'll watch stardust crusaders once the second season is done airing next year.

so, did you finally watch the Guardians of the Galaxy? I really feel like watching it again, but I'll wait a bit. Oh yeah, the Last stand was shit, but it seems like they rebooted most of the stuff that was in the Last stand in the days of future past. They've undone much of the shit they pulled off in the Last stand, thank God. And I agree, the Wolverine movies were shit.

Weirdly enought, I have not seen the shining or the Thing. I know that's just shameful and unforgivable because they're both cult classics :P

I know about Jade Empire, I was really really into the PC gaming scene back when it was released, but unfortunately I never played Jade Empire even though I really wanted to. Bioware was the bomb back in the day. One of the best developers in the history of gaming.

I don't know much about HK cinema, but from the stuff that I've seen, I'd agree, it does seem style over substance. But that's alright in martial arts or kung fu movies as long as the action is awesome :P

eyerok Aug 24, 2014 11:37 AM
ah, so HxH is your 2nd favorite fighting shounen. Whats your first favorite? I haven't seen the first series, but I've heard great things about it. The reason I never tried it was because back then I was daunted by the number of episodes. I didn't know it would be so addictive hehe.

Marvel movies are nice, but quite brainless. Strangely enough, Marvel outdid themselves this year twice, first by making "X-Men: Days of Future Past", which IMO is the best X-Men movie (including the wolverine movies), and then with their latest "Guardians of the Galaxy", which is not only the best Marvel movie, but a masterpiece in its own right. The rest of their stuff is mostly meh, though, except for Iron Man. I like Avengers the first time I saw it on the big screen, but can't stand it when its on Cable TV. Thor, in my opinion, is underrated. The reason i like it is the comic book geeky humor and overall feel of the movie. Its easy to watch and entertaining.


I hate snakes on the plane. Just can't stand the cheese. I recently saw insidious, and strangely enough, I liked it. My favorite Horror movie is Drag me to Hell. Have you seen it?