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Anime Stats
Days: 470.2
Mean Score: 6.47
  • Total Entries2,218
  • Rewatched361
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Rewrite 2nd Season
Rewrite 2nd Season
3 hours ago
Completed 11/11 · Scored 7
8 hours ago
Completed 13/13 · Scored 7
Masamune-kun no Revenge
Masamune-kun no Revenge
Yesterday, 3:27 PM
Completed 11/12 · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 19.3
Mean Score: 0.00
  • Total Entries49
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  • Chapters2,179
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xxxHOLiC: Rei
xxxHOLiC: Rei
Dec 1, 2013 5:12 PM
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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Aug 30, 2013 11:51 PM
Completed 48/55 · Scored -
Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei
Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei
Jul 25, 2013 6:26 PM
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Erelen Dec 9, 2015 11:28 PM
Thank you very much for all the help. It is really helpful. Without your precious advices everything would probably impossible. Once more thank you for your help and sorry for causing a problems.
Shiratori-san Nov 26, 2015 4:21 AM
Thank you very much for everything your doing for me! m(_ _)m

Really helpful!! It's hard to find nice people like you these days.
shina_luna Sep 20, 2015 4:16 AM
Yeeeas, it didn't seem to be a mistake of the shop either, since they put on a little sheet of paper onto the box with the original price (two hundret something) crossed out and the 40 onto it. I have no clue, why they lowered it to so low, any other series complete release was at 70-200€ range or 40€ per single volume BD. The box wasn't broken or anyhow defective either. I also bought Hotarubi no Mori e at the same place, that little movie had cost a little bit more that then the Bakemono box. It still doesn't really feel very real. lol.
Had it not happen, I would have probably gone for the French release for 20-25€ as I did for Nisemono. But the Japanese release sure is a lot more of an eyecatcher in my shelf.

I spent about the same per year, depending on how much is interesting, sometimes even more on odd years, but most of it goes into the western market. (US, France, UK, German, rarely Australia and Italian.) Of course with the lower prices I get to get a bit more stuff (I'm basically trying to definitely buy anything with score 6,5 and above and am doing a good deal of blind pruchases) and sure the industry is not getting get as much at the other end, but I guess it's still a little bit more than not at all, and perhaps even a slightly bit more evensly spread among the more not great-but-still-good series, as those would never pop up on my purchasing list, if I had to decide upon whose about two to three per year. (Also I often enjoy French dubs.) Getting Japanese Anime as a new pruchase here are a little bit very hard to afford, as aside the 250-300€ price by itself there is shipping (unlesse yesasia happens to list it for the same price as anywhere else, minimum 10€ if I find somebody who would send me that as a surface pacel to easily 50-100€), and there are 19% taxes and also customs when the item value and postage is above 150€ (with the customs getting taxed above that), which all easily adds up for another 50-100€. So the Japanese releases are pretty much the deluxe versions for me, which I mostly have to resort to second hand, otherwise this easily becomes completely unaffordable. (And I get to think, this is still better than not going for it at all, as at least the money the original buyer got from selling the thing off is to be spent on the industry with some likelyhood again, even if that's isn't really that much.)
So well, I'm not really going after Japanese releases that much often, it's usually for filling in gaps when no western release is around (Saiunkoki S1 got an US release, but the crisis in 2008 killed the series' further release off for good ;_;) or the poor title doesn't get released anywhere else. (Like Mouryo no Hako. >.<) or to get a much nicer release of a favorite series. (I wonder how a box release of Shinsekai Yori will look like when it comes somewhen.)
shina_luna Sep 19, 2015 1:17 PM
In fact I had more such 2nd hand shops like Book Off in mind. ^^
I've had the chance to visit the Book Off for Japanese stuff in Paris some years ago where I was able to get some things for comparably very affordable prices. (The biggest one time treasure being the Bakemonogatari BD Box for 40€.)

As for DVD vs. BD, I totally agree.
It's just, some things aren't out on BD yet. I'm having my eyes on Saiunkoku Monogatari's second season these days for example, which only exists on DVD yet (and doesn't look like it's going to get a BD Box anytime soon being somehwat a non-mainstream series), but almost all volumes are out of print, although most of them are listed for pretty cheap on Amazon's Marketplace. However they aren't shipping outside of Japan. (Even if they did, the flat shipping price per item on amazon would be quite a killer as it's almost 1000 Yen.) I haven't really got a clue how to get my hands on them except finding somebody who could send me them from Japan directly to my place. >_<"

4 series per year does surprise me. Do you find that "many" series per year that are worth 25 000 yen per series for you? ^^
shina_luna Sep 19, 2015 7:45 AM
Another question crossed my mind, although it's not a Japanese language question.
Do you happen to buy Anime/Manga BD/DVD/Manga and frequent such shops from time to time...?
shina_luna Sep 16, 2015 7:07 AM
Ah, now I see where you were getting into.
Unfortunately your last phrase is right spot on, I am not in the slightest interested in games.
But thanks for the effort of picking up the links nonetheless!

I had previously tried on some seiyuu talk CDs or audio commentary or interviews on Anime BDs/DVDs, which is (I'd suppose so at least) more "natural" talk. But somehow I couldn't get away with that it is sort of pretty boring to listen to, since it's usually pointless chatter where the listener is not involved himself.
shina_luna Sep 14, 2015 1:30 PM
Oh my the Enrish level. Well, I guess, this is actually a good level for such a slacker as I have been. *goes and moves some japanese novels ahead in the reading pile queue*

I am not really sure, how nico video helps. Do you mean the videos itself or the communitiy surrounding it? Through in these communities, the comments I came cross usually weren't that tremendously interesting. (But I usually only ever watch AMVs there I guess.)

Back then I was asked to look into some 2ch channel, when I didn't yet know what it was. The person said it was probably talk about some yet untranslated chapter and was asking for spoilers. I ended up looking into, I dunno, probably some Hentai Yaoi fanfiction? Well, I ran away after 5 sentences, but was still shocked for life.
shina_luna Sep 13, 2015 6:33 AM
Oh my, that's a heck lot of mistakes. It almost feels like a miracle you got any meaning out of it. @__@
Some of them also seem so obvious that it has me facepalming pretty hard. I'll take my time to brood over them again as to find out, how I could have made them in the first place. I do see that I must have had too much German in my head, there is quite a bunch of German phrasing mixed up in there.
But I guess, that's what one deserves for slacking off for years. ^^;
Anyway, thanks a lot for your corrections!

"Honestly, I didn't get what you meant here. I'll need feedback on this one."
I was trying to say, that judging from your anime list, your taste seems rather mature and thus you are most likely already an adult (and as such already working, thus not having so much time at hand.)

Oh, a new club. I'll see to drop by on the next occasion~
Though what I rather meant was more like a real Japanese place, a forum or some other community. Like how MAL is primarily an English based place.
shina_luna Sep 12, 2015 6:47 AM

shina_luna Sep 10, 2015 12:36 PM



Despite saying that, you still wrote a full fledged German phrase with zero mistakes. ^^
shina_luna Aug 30, 2015 5:55 AM

偶然でシグナチャーにぶつかりました。なんとなくとてもアイキャッチなものになってちょっとプロフィールを訪ねてきちゃった。そして「Last List Updates」もまったも目に落ちたことになった。

p.s. Our tastes in Anime doesn't seem to be very far apart. I don't get see that all too often. =D
Tsiox Jul 14, 2015 3:43 AM
I'm very happy with that respond though!

I want to read the VNs before watching the anime Fate/stay night, maybe I should give "Tales of..." series a shot.
Tsiox Jul 14, 2015 3:37 AM
Haha, I'll keep that in mind, I'll actually remove whole "blog section" cuz I can't make them into links, right now I'm wondering what I should put there instead.

"such a cool profile."
Thanks you! =)
Tsiox Jul 14, 2015 3:20 AM
wow, you wrote a lot! xD
That said, I'll first just take it for granted that God Eater will be an amazing anime, just because it's Ufotable doing what they do.

Really? I'll keep that in mind when I'm watching it, I'm a big pessimist when it comes to game adaptations.

Heard Gakkou Gurashi manga was good so I'm looking forward to watch first episode.

I love Doga Kobo as an anime company and most of the works that they've been involved in

I think Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Natsuyuki Rendezvous was great, but they did some crappy series in the past too (like all other studios do too..), I'll give it a chance ofc.

Non Non Biyori will be an easy watch for me. The scenery is nice; it reminds me of my hometown. Otherwise it's your average slice-of-life anime, Silver Link doing your generic good job. I'll be looking forward to something like episode 4 from the first season.

I grew up in the country too, walking around on the fields and talk with friends was my daily life, it's a chill series to watch in the summer.

Working, I need to catch up first season.

Wakaba Girl, I was surprised too, so cute and easy going, reminded me of Kiniro Mosaic.

Miss Monochrome, yeah, I'm disappointed at it, but I'll watch it anyways (cuz the episodes are short).

Million Doll, never even looked at the information, the name was appalling for me XD

Sore ga Seiyuu, oh that's nice to hear, I'll have to watch first episode now.

Okusama ga Seitokaichou, they copied a lot inspiration from Seitokai Yakuindomo and made it shitty.

Thank you for replying, never knew I would get that much from you <3
Tsiox Jul 14, 2015 1:15 AM
That's a nice list you got there, what do you think of the new anime series of summer season this far? =)