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Anime Stats
Days: 224.8
Mean Score: 5.20
  • Total Entries1,267
  • Rewatched61
  • Episodes13,706
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Naruto
Naruto
Yesterday, 2:11 PM
Re-watching 23/220 · Scored 5
Kikou Senki Dragonar
Kikou Senki Dragonar
Yesterday, 1:38 PM
Watching 37/48 · Scored -
The Reflection
The Reflection
Yesterday, 1:10 PM
Watching 9/? · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 58.6
Mean Score: 5.51
  • Total Entries239
  • Reread0
  • Chapters9,624
  • Volumes1,171
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Saotome Senshu, Hitakakusu
Saotome Senshu, Hitakakusu
Sep 13, 4:50 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Kyou no Asuka Show
Kyou no Asuka Show
Sep 13, 4:10 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
World Trigger
World Trigger
Aug 15, 11:25 AM
Reading 97/? · Scored -

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Echelon Aug 28, 8:10 PM
Xenogears only gets better as it goes for sure. The castle... I think that's early, but I'm not sure. lol

Glass Mask was a nice warm up for Oniisama E, haha. That one blew my face off. Dezaki is the King. I'd definitely give Glass Mask another watch with better files though. I'm excited for the 2005 remake at least.

I've still only seen the LE release of RoV and the old nasty ILA release of Cobra. So it'll be a treat to revisit those with the BD rips. I watched the 720p version of Oniisama e and couldn't believe it was 1991. Just straight up one of the best looking shows ever even matched with some of the late 90's last run of cel shows. Sugino is so good. Aim for the Ace and the Joe's are the main big ones I have left to watch.

The City Hunter situation is extra weird to me since Dirty Pair has all these excellent transfers/releases, for another late 80's / early 90's Sunrise series. And well I think City Hunter is pretty popular. Even Cat's Eye finally got a good DVD release I need to get to sometime. I need 720/1080p Mokkori!
Dojikko Aug 24, 1:12 PM
Sacuvaj je kao jpeg i imace belu pozadinu
Dojikko Aug 24, 12:48 PM
Veri kjut profilna lel
Grotesqueness Aug 24, 8:37 AM
I think he did give up. Been three months, since the last episode.
Grotesqueness Aug 23, 12:46 PM
Nice. :p

And by the way, what happened to Ace wo Nerae 2?
Grotesqueness Aug 21, 4:37 PM
Can't believe they subbed 12 episodes of Attack No. 1! But, I'm pretty sure that they won't finish it, haha.
Echelon Aug 8, 5:22 AM
No worries. Taiga some MAL app?

I'm still playing a lot of Tekken. Got hooked on watching AvoidingThePuddle on Twitch haha. I've got Law up to Brawler but I think I'm going to start trying out others. Katarina seems amazing, I'm digging Lee too. I want to check out Leo. Bob is fun as well. I wish I could figure out King since he's so badass and fun to watch, but all the grapple stuff is tricky to me.

Never played Persona games. I was going to check out 5, but it seems like everyone I know still thinks 4 is the best. Then others tell me to start with 3 or else I can't go back... lol.

My favorite Layzner comparison is... Xenogears. What's there is amazing, but it could have been even more if it was finished. A shame it's the second half that takes the hit too, since yeah who knew mecha + HnK would be epic. I think I even read somewhere years back Takahashi was a fan of HnK himself, but I'm not sure. I could almost see him being the director of it anyways. The OVA is a better conclusion, but still leaves a lot to be desired. I forget if it's the TV series or OVA, maybe both, that shows this huge field of a ton of mecha like a teaser for what the next arc was going to be... damn. It's cool they were going for the distinctively different arcs like Votoms, but sadly didn't work out.

I've always heard:
- Some factory or something had a heater malfunction that burned a building down and maybe killed/injured some people, whom were the sponsors of the show so that hurt the production. Think the toys were maybe not selling much either
- Viewers at the time, after Zeta Gundam and all the other early 80's mecha were getting tired of the grimdark stuff
- Weird allusions to Japan's role in WW2 maybe didn't rub well with some, no idea

The unfortunate thing is how this gets axed and then we get... Dragonar, lmao. Which is fine and I like to say Dragonar is like a better unofficial Gundam than half the official Gundam out there, but yeah. I think some left over mecha designs from Layzner ended up in Dragonar. The rounded body style is pretty similar.

You need to see Dougram and Panzer World Galient it looks like? It's bizarre how Dougram got 75 episodes, when even Gundam got cancelled and whatnot. But the budget is very slim and the quality is all over the place haha. It has a lot of charm though and I loved it. Panzer World Galient is his weakest show of the 80's to me, but one could easily argue the pacing is better than Dunbine being half the length. So it never really drags or stalls, it's just that the general plot and characters aren't the best. Still not bad though.

Glass Mask is hilarious. It's making Dezaki / Rose of Versailles look tame haha. The melodrama is just so over the top, but it's really fun. I'm hearing Oniisama E is a good comparison, which I might finally get to sometime soon as well. But yeah these 320x240 files are insane, been awhile since I've seen something so low resolution. If you can cook up a better version eventually that would be amazing. It's interesting how popular it seems despite the quality. I hear the 2005 version is better all around with double the episode length.

I actually did the subs project for Armor Hunter Mellowlink. I've basically forgotten about how to do everything though now haha and I wasn't very good, I think BakaBT even has a better replacement up now. So I just left it to the pros after that, but I pop in at msubs to see how they and Gunlord are doing sometimes.

Speaking of upgrades and your video, I can't believe better versions or BD's of City Hunter don't exist. Dirty Pair is late 80's Sunrise as well with perfect masters and releases out there, I can only imagine how good CH would look cleaned up. Both the DVD's and fansubs I have had loads of interlacing issues and whatnot. Hopefully it gets upgraded someday.
Jodyqt Aug 8, 12:13 AM
I've always had a problem with the way Ryousuke Takahashi handles endings, I've been told that the Layzner OVA is the way to go for a more satisfying ending but I haven't seen it so I can't vouch for it personally and looking at some comments on the boards, I'd say it still didn't satisyf some... of his 80s stuff I've seen this was the worst ending by far, in any case, I still felt the series had some genuinely great writing for the most part.

Though I imagine Takahashi wasn't able to find a way in which he could close things off without resorting to some type of idealistic arse-pull or even supernatural twist of some sort, especially in consideration with the type of content he often attempts to grapple with, if one doesn't have a firm hand on it it can take you all sorts of places and to silly conclusions.

It might be why I like Dougram the most of all his works, on top of the solid writing, even though the ending is still slightly rushed it actually has a sense of closure to the entire series and is bitter-sweet in a way and the tragedy is not entirely unanticipated but follows logically from what was built in the series.

As for Tomino's works, I still need to be far more acquainted with them before I can make a full assessment, though I agree, from what I have seen of his works, he has a better sense of how to close a series than Takahashi, whilst Takahashi has a better sense of how to write a series... which is somewhat ironic and contradictory. Speaking of Tomino, I am looking at FINALLY actually getting somewhere with his Gundam franchise.

Summer heat - those Mediterranean summers sound nice to me, hahaha, I had a friend of mine who went to Greece recently, it looks beautiful. I wouldn't mind actually visiting the Balkans this time of year to be honest. Anything decent this season, I saw some people in the club like Made in Abyss and others like Boku no Hero Academia but that seems to be the extent of it.

As for myself, I'm still very busy at the moment, got a lot on my plate like articles and constant systematic work, but I'm enjoying it. We've been censored by google alongside a few other sources... because of deeply ingrained political interests within the state so yeah we have to make a point of exposing them, plus a lot of other things. Anyway I can't dismiss my responsibilities for animooo... it's not a life.

Though I've had some time the past month or so to actually watch some shows, trying to catch up on some stuff I've missed out from the past few years: Keijo!!!!!!! (was great, had a ball with it), Flip Flappers (didn't like it as much as I thought I would, the larger point of the show didn't require such a convoluted form of execution), One Punch Man (pretty generic actually though I liked some of the social commentary that it was hinting at earlier on in the series but it abandoned that completely), Flying Witch (eh, it was alright, nothing remarkable), Mob Psycho 100 (I liked this probably the most of all series, particularly the first 7-8 episodes... some of those scenes involving the student council are dramatically comparable to Oniisama E... imo, but I didn't like the ending unfortunately).
Still looking to watch: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Prison School and (maybe) World Trigger... amongst a couple of others and some of the recent Gundam installments look promising as well (as for my aforementioned Gundam thing).

As for other hobbies, I am actually writing a book at the moment (relatively slowly) but hopefully I can allocate more time to it down the line.
Jodyqt Aug 7, 11:32 PM
Layzner 6/10

Yeah, I take it you really loathed the ending? (Don't worry, I did as well)

Anyway, how you been?
Grotesqueness Jul 29, 8:59 AM
Sup!
Echelon Jul 8, 2:31 PM
Losing interest in Tekken 7... everyone quits if they lose the first match and I'm getting ultra bored of fighting Josie or Dragonuv.

I seem to hover around Expert/Grand Master, I guess that's fine for me. lol

I love watching RIP tear up the tournaments.
MadvillainyFag Jul 2, 8:18 AM
Haha the #1 certified JoJofag gives it away
Echelon Jun 29, 7:51 PM
I just need to work on my lower/ground game with Law. His sweep to backflip is devastating though and nobody seems to know how to handle it haha. Love how that goes into his Rage Drive too.

"The only Tomino shows I haven't seen are his pre-mecha stuff. I think La Seine no Noshi and Umi no Triton, not sure what else he directed."

Yeah... same here. I kind of consider my Tomino journey done with the mecha stuff anyways. The last few OVA's I had to watch like Wings of Rean and Garzy's Wing were wretched, lol. Dunbine itself was one of the lesser ones for me too, though it has a really good first 10 and last 10 episodes or so, but the middle dragged out a lot. The final 10 was amazing though, I think if I rewatch it someday I might skip around the whole middle portion and see how that goes.

I got all those Ideon episodes downloaded after awhile by the way. Pretty pumped to rewatch that in glorious BD quality along with Be Invoked.

I still wonder what Dezaki mecha could have been like.
Echelon Jun 28, 5:47 PM
That was indeed one of the lamest Gundam final stretches, lol.