Mean Score: 6.03
- Total Entries615
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Densetsu Kyojin Ideon
Mar 29, 9:30 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Mar 26, 4:34 AM
Watching 17/26 · Scored -
Spy x Family Part 2
Mar 18, 9:31 AM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 5
Mean Score: 6.69
- Total Entries306
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Mar 29, 8:35 PM
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Jigoku no Alice
Mar 10, 9:54 AM
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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Mar 10, 8:58 AM
Reading 41/142 · Scored -
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- Koukaku Kidoutai Movie·1995
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion Movie·1997
- 3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season TV·2017
- Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG TV·2004
- Ping Pong the Animation TV·2014
- Cowboy Bebop TV·1998
- Sennen Joyuu Movie·2002
- Mushishi TV·2005
- Tekkon Kinkreet Movie·2006
- Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie Movie·1993
All Comments (1471) Comments
Another thing, the standalone episodes are overall stronger here thanks to their tie to the 'complex' plot and breath of characterization for the Section 9 members giving the writers a lot more to work with and intrigue to shoot in. You're right, "Less of an exploration and more of an analysis, allowing the storyline to be less dense and convoluted, with greater emphasis on characterisation." That Major's backstory and Paz's affair, man... and other episodes so far have been nothing but great (still, no standalone episode beats Machine Desirantes though lol). So yeah, while I still prefer the first season at the moment, it's everything I can expect from the continuation of the legendary Stand Alone Complex.
Btw, I see the Trigun watch is going strong :p I would've dropped it personally
TL;DR: Dennou Coil is something that, while I don't get as much enjoyment as I would like from it, I still respect. I appreciate its ideas and its brilliant executions of them, though I wish the script could be tighter and choose a different approach to the characters.
oh, and i saw your manga recommendation. thanks, great to see stack challenges are back. i only ever get badges from those.
I guess I'm also very biased since I first read it when it was "cult" since part 1 had just finished publishing, thus my expectations were "hey i heard it's pretty good", rather than hearing it's his best work. I hate to say it since it feels like some sort of coping mechanism from a big Fujimoto fanboy, but it was my re-read/s that helped me realise it's true quality. Of course, though, your enjoyment of CSM is subjective and it'd be stupid of me to think our tastes and/or expectations would line up 100%. Surprised you read Fire Punch and Look Back before CSM, though, since they're his lesser known works. Not by much, considering how much his works in general have blown up but still.
Thanks once again! Didn't expect someone to enjoy my stacks beyond me just showing off my taste, lol. Would've thought it a bit generic.
And thanks for the request! I thought I had already sent one before but I guess not.
Those are good too! Monogatari is one of the few anime with a catchy ost. Banger after banger. Renai Circulation is another classic for me. Not just that but they are meme material :)
Yeah, you should give them a watch. Part 2 of S2 gives the original season a run for its money, and even the weaker installments are better than most anime I've come across.
I just finished some of the sequels and loved them. Quality is slightly worse but it's still amazing nonetheless <3
That's a noble ambition, and I think you've succeeded in doing just that.
Thank you, that's good to hear! ^.^
Speaking of interest stacks, I saw that you restacked my 2nd part of Atypical manga topics. I think you'll find a liking to the first part as well and there's some series that are worth checking out :D https://myanimelist.net/stacks/7922
I also just made a interest stack for casuals or newcomers. But it's mainly for casual viewers who don't watch anime. Like your normie friends. Which involves a lot of hype in these series. https://myanimelist.net/stacks/24364
Btw, do you recommend the Aria manga over the anime?
Personally, yes. But Origination does the manga justice. The OST, voice acting, animation, they encapsulated everything that the manga presented. It is peak iyashikei imho. The art in the manga is gorgeous though
Ah, well, personally, your CSM take isn't one I agree with. For me, the story had a lot of moments where the reader is almost required to connect the dots with the amount of subtleties, visual and dialogue-wise, they're given, which actually enhanced the experience for me. And the infamously rushed pacing wasn't an issue, either, since I found the characterisation, relationships and character growth rich enough, in spite of how little chapters they were covered in.
Also, I'm hoping I don't come off as a horny idiot, but the raunchiness was fine to me since it was either psychological manipulation, from Makima's behaviour towards Denji, or simply from Denji's perspective. Not all of the raunchiness is from these two (a very specific lesbian orgy is an obvious example) but to continue my point regarding Denji's perspective; he is a 16 year old whom suffered from neglect up until after the initial zombie arc, thus his fantasies and sexual desires are going to be at full throttle, at least until he discovers what a "true" relationship is like much later in Part 1. But at this point, I'm just rambling lol.
Btw, what about my stacks enticed you, if you don't mind me asking?
it took longer than expected, but i'm back although i'll be keeping comments disabled for the time being. i'm editing my lists, similar to yours, and it'll take some time to transfer all of my entries. anyway, i just wanted to drop by here.. it's good to see you're active again, too, i assume? let's catch up sometime nino!
Thank you! My goal with the stack is to show what anime/manga is capable of. It is more than just mere entertainment. I hope I shed light for the mature audience.
You have good taste in music. It doesn't hurt to enjoy weeb music. They are just very catchy :P
I thought it was great. It's not exactly groundbreaking considering that it's a very Mushishi-esque story (and I mean that it in the best way possible), but the selling point for me in the later seasons was the quality of direction, execution, atmosphere, etc. even if the stories followed paths similar to the ones trodden in the past. This was another glowing example of that. I really appreciate how it took a step back from the more specific and isolated one-off tales to talk about humans and their place in the natural order. This was the perfect episode/movie to end on, it ties everything wonderfully well, despite not being the absolute best that Mushishi has to offer imo. Not the pinnacle, but a worthy addition is what I'd call it.
Ig it's time to watch the sequels. I was too lazy to watch them. Which was why I specifically asked you that question lol