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Anime Stats
Days: 13.1
Mean Score: 6.88
  • Total Entries66
  • Rewatched1
  • Episodes729
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex
Apr 12, 2012 6:10 PM
Watching 15/26 · Scored -
Baccano! Specials
Baccano! Specials
Apr 11, 2012 6:49 PM
Completed 3/3 · Scored 9
Kaiba
Kaiba
Dec 10, 2011 4:10 PM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 9
Manga Stats
Days: 21.3
Mean Score: 7.04
  • Total Entries55
  • Reread0
  • Chapters3,310
  • Volumes426
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Blade of the Immortal
Blade of the Immortal
Oct 16, 2013 10:54 PM
Completed 207/207 · Scored 9
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
May 19, 2013 4:20 PM
Completed 95/96 · Scored 9
Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga
May 19, 2013 1:28 PM
On-Hold 91/? · Scored 10

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TheSubtleDoctor Jan 23, 2012 11:58 AM
YAY-US! I think I am officially in my late twenties.
TheSubtleDoctor Jan 9, 2012 7:48 PM
Happy late birthday, good sir!
HatandClogs Jan 8, 2012 2:27 PM
Of course I was speaking of the best manga featuring giants. You should totally catch up so you can be reading it as it comes out with the rest of it.

Also happy birthday.

HatandClogs Dec 21, 2011 9:20 AM
WHEN THE TITANS RISE

THERE WILL BE NO SURVIVORS
goldenspines Dec 20, 2011 5:32 PM
Granted, the card game anime (Chihayafuru) did have some good things going for it (taking something that's normally boring and making it interesting), but it didn't have as much pressure or as many expectations as Redline had. As a racing anime, it had to shoot higher than anyone else if it wanted to succeed in that genre and to a certain extent break through the stereotypes of that genre; and it did. Oh boy, it did.

I appreciate your thoughts on Kaiba. It wasn't really my cup of tea when I started watching it, but I've been thinking about picking it up again.

Baccano! is fantastic. But nowadays it probably doesn't live up to most of the praise some people will give it. I love the series for the characters and the fun circumstances that go on with the mafia, on the train, etc. I think it's supposed to be more fun than actually hold a very deep moralistic story, though I suppose you could throw something about morality of man in there if you really wanted to.
Back when it was first aired in Japan (which is when I watched it), it was a new and exciting structure of story that a lot of anime viewers hadn't seen much of before, so everyone got super hyped. Now in the present time, you have other anime that tell a story in a similar fashion of "revealing a bit more each episode", so Baccano! has lost the original excitement and mystery that made it great.
The OP and ED still remain wonderful though, I think.
goldenspines Dec 18, 2011 11:10 PM
The animation and music were indeed excellent in Bloodlust. I enjoyed all the subtle details put in as well. It makes me wish there was a continuation, but I also think it's better where it ended as well.

Redline was sadly not as highly publicized on CAA as it deserved (perhaps because of the nudity, but probably for other reasons as well). Because of its loss and other reasons, I do understand your disconnected feeling with the site though.

Oddly enough, I wouldn't have been upset if Redline lost in the end (in the finals or even semi-finals), just not how it did.

On a lighter note, finally watching the Baccano! specials, huh? I remember never knowing they existed until I bought the boxset. They do fill in a few holes, but still leave us wanting more.

And finally, how did you like Kaiba? I dropped it a while back because it didn't fly for me, but I heard it improved.
goldenspines Dec 16, 2011 9:45 AM
It still amazes me how well Redline presents itself. But yeah, I do agree with you on the random nudity, which was...awkward to say the least.

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was excellent, by the way. I had read some of the manga previously (that had a bit of this story in it), so I was pleased to see it fully animated.
goldenspines Dec 9, 2011 7:51 PM
I'll add it to my Christmas break watch list. Looks like it has some good potential. :D


Also, this is a little late in regards to this, but how did you like Redline?
HatandClogs Oct 26, 2011 7:26 AM
I think that while your argument may apply to some shows (I remember Doc saying that about Space Runaway Ideon and I think he might have said it about Zanbot 3 as well), I am not going to say it's necessary. While I enjoy watching things as they come out for different reasons(discussion, you don't fall behind and even more to your enormous backlog of things to watch, there's something to be said about watching something like Mawaru Penguindrum as it comes out when no one else has any idea what's going to happen), there is certainly something to the idea of marathoning.

For instance, I'm going to guess LoGH took about one episode a month to come out. While the target demographic(otaku) would probably watch their new tape they'd bought for this month many times in the wait, if I had to wait a hundred and ten months for LoGH to finish, I probably would have stopped caring eventually. It's not that I don't love the show, but look at all the people raging at Miura for how long Berserk has taken to come out. These people have already been with Berserk for years, they want stuff to happen and they want it to happen now, so I know people who've stopped reading it so they can wait to marathon it once a significant backlog of chapters has come out.

On the other hand, by marathoning LoGH, it all stays very current. My love for Yang Wenli grows as I see him be awesome and do awesome stuff and things, but especially with LoGH it's such a time investment I've already had the time to grow attached to the characters. There's also the fact that because it has to juggle such a large cast, there will be episodes (like the last two I just saw) where I haven't seen Yang. I think when an issue feels current because it's been happening for the last couple hours of your life rather than a small part of the last two months, so this desperate battle feels more desperate than "time to pop in the new episode for the [insert time period]

Of course, there's also the fact that LoGH is based on novels which probably affects the pacing, and most fifty episode or longer shows that come out now are either adaptations or Gundam shows, and I can also look back on Eureka Seven(which I marathoned) and think about how emotionally involved I was in it.

Basically, I have no problem with watching something as it comes out, but I also think you run the risk of losing the emotional tension you have from the previous episode because you will spend a longer amount of time away from the crisis or characters.

As a side not, how 'bout them One Pieces? Everything after they picked up Vivi has been so good, I love it, and Usopp is the best, 'mirite?
HatandClogs Oct 25, 2011 7:14 AM
The journey of a man must come eventually, and if it doesn't, then he will forever stay a boy.

(I am going to lol so hard if this takes me so long I end up finishing it on my eighteenth birthday next year)
HatandClogs Oct 14, 2011 7:10 AM
Yeah, having finished it it was a really fantastic show. I think I prefer The Tatami Galaxy(next show by Masaaki Yuasa) to Kaiba, but I think that's more personal preference and I'd say that the two are about even. Definitely look into the rest of Yuasa's stuff after you finish Kaiba, probably start with The Tatami Galaxy, then probably go for Kemonozume. I personally didn't even like Mind Game because it was clearly done by someone who was learning how to direct, but it's only like 3/2-2 hours long and I'd still say it's worth a watch.

Then once you finish all of that, you can be sad like me because you have no more crazy Yuasa stuff left and must resort to Kenji Nakamura's stuff.
HatandClogs Oct 13, 2011 4:44 PM
Well, I figured since that for a couple weeks no one had posted in the thread and I hadn't counted on you catching up and everyone else in the thread had different reasons for not being caught up (Goldy hated it after episode two, Doc was busy, Cog forgot about it, I was busy until this week, Maokun hadn't posted, Ante left the site) that I figured it was dead and I was just going to finish it on my own.

Of course, THE DAY AFTER I decide to do this you finally get the time to catch up on it.
HatandClogs Sep 14, 2011 7:35 AM
I was going to share some of my thoughts I've been running through my mind on Monster, but I am lazy right now so I am instead going to inform you that you can watch Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers for free online legally and you totally should because it's an incredible movie.
HatandClogs Sep 4, 2011 1:09 PM
Whine whine whine, 30k/year education>Japtoons, I see how it is.

Actually, episode two is really friggin' messed up and episode three is super depressing, if that's what you mean by content.
HatandClogs Sep 4, 2011 12:40 PM
Too cool for Kaiba now, I see.