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Anime Stats
Days: 64.5
Mean Score: 6.92
  • Total Entries387
  • Rewatched1
  • Episodes3,775
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Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu
Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu
Today, 4:30 AM
Watching 2/12 · Scored -
Dororo
Dororo
Apr 16, 2:54 PM
Watching 13/24 · Scored -
Yakusoku no Neverland
Yakusoku no Neverland
Apr 15, 9:34 AM
Watching 3/12 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 4.1
Mean Score: 8.33
  • Total Entries16
  • Reread0
  • Chapters702
  • Volumes81
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Claymore
Claymore
Mar 4, 8:45 AM
Reading 95/159 · Scored -
20th Century Boys
20th Century Boys
Oct 11, 2018 9:29 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Yotsuba to!
Yotsuba to!
Sep 29, 2018 5:34 AM
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Stephen2D Apr 1, 11:16 AM
I remember having a somewhat positive opinion over Claymore (the anime) which made me want to explore more of the manga in the same way Berserk did. However, Berserk disappointed me entirely after the first arc, and from that time I rarely tip my foot in so deep waters. A recommendation would be Innocent by Sakamoto Shinichi and if you like something more realistic you can always try Inio Asano, but start with something small first to have a taste. I tend to appreciate also Minoru Furuya which is a little more melancholic, and sometimes too dramatically serious but a great read. He makes comedies too, maybe too wacky (like Ping Pong Club, Ciguatera...
Stephen2D Apr 1, 6:37 AM
Hi. Same feelings about your profile. Regarding Dazai I discovered him through the anime (Aoi Bungaku), then I read the No Longer Human manga , and then some pages from the novel( in English, because a copy in my native language is hard to find). Regardless, I have become a little cautious to Japanese translations because most of them leave a bad taste in my mouth (most recently a Natsuo Kirino novel), the only exception, from what I heard, being Haruki Murakami, which everybody loves. I haven't created an opinion about the latter because I am more inclined towards the surreal part of Japanese culture. What is your opinion about Murakami and if you don't have one, what manga do you want the most to read? Also, I like cats more.
D4rkn3s5 Feb 1, 7:26 AM
hey after reading through Blame i see that one of your profile pics were from the same manga ,typing at work so wanted to brag about how i finished it in few days and that it was great
Matoro_Mahri Jul 9, 2017 1:36 PM
That's interesting, there was very much an attempt to distinguish itself from the romance genre, but from my perspective it did so selfishly. For example, it was extremely important the the 2 main characters were never shown to have sex--why? Because then it would lose its moral superiority. That smugness came from the belief that "This is a story about 2 people who had a true human connection." But if they ended up having sex, it would lose that pretense--it would just become a story about some random affair. At least, that was how I interpreted it.

But don't discount that stuff as sentimental! Being able to relate to art is incredibly important; appreciation is not an exact science, and really, what's the point in watching movies if you can't find something you feel like you really understand?

For myself, I adore anything horribly depressing. The more bleak, soul-crushing, nihilistic, the better. Though there aren't too many of those made, so my second choices tend to be snooty, artsy stuff, the kind that makes you question whether this really counts as art or if you're being scammed. Anyway, I'm downloading Ida right now, so I'll try and check that out sometime this week ^^
Matoro_Mahri Jul 6, 2017 8:35 PM
So I watched Lost in Translation, which was really interesting, especially after looking at some analysis and reviews. From an aesthetic perspective is was godlike, like a 2-hour tumblr gifset. I went in totally blind so I didn't realize there was such a heavy comedy element, which was done fine. But the moral/intellectual perspective was one I've seen crop up a few times, I can't think of any examples off the top of my head but I've definitely seen it a few times. Instead of dealing with their problems, characters just ignore them and it has a bit of a smug feel about it--like they've got things figured out, and the ones causing the problems don't. It was interesting to see because I feel like it's an attitude prevalent in indie relationship movies (which is most of them, it's pretty damn hard to make an indie action movie) and that's on purpose, like it was an attempt to make a big-budget Hollywood film look and sound like an indie movie. It made it feel a bit fake to me, though maybe that's just being cynical, after all Roger Ebert approved, so I might just be looking for flaws; either way it was leagues above whatever superhero thing is in theaters right now. Either way, thanks for recommending it, I'll try to get to some of those other titles in the near future.
Matoro_Mahri Jul 6, 2017 8:41 AM
Cool, I queued up Lost in Translation and I'll try to watch it tonight or this weekend. Thanks for the rec :)
Matoro_Mahri Jul 4, 2017 3:23 PM
Respectable list, I very much approve. The only one of those I've seen is 12 Angry Men, which is of course fantastic. Have you listened to the ANNcast podcast? They talk a lot about movies on it, their opinions in general are pretty good. My absolute favorite movies are the abstract stuff like 2001 A Space Odyssey, though a close second is just depressing stuff like All Quiet on the Western Front and Apocalypse Now. But those look pretty great, which one would you recommend the most? I'll give it a shot
Matoro_Mahri Jul 4, 2017 12:44 PM
No but I should!! I try to do a movie binge a couple times a year when I'm with my family, they always groan when I pull out another black and white one...what are some of your favorites?
Matoro_Mahri Jul 4, 2017 8:17 AM
There's a few, I've heard good things about Mahoutsukai no Yome and Ballroom e Youkoso, kind of interested in Made in Abyss and Shoukoku no Altair as well...oh and Vatican Kiseki Chousakan looks very hit or miss...hell I'd call 2 cool & 2 interesting pretty decent, the only question is whether I'll have time to watch anything :P
Matoro_Mahri Jul 2, 2017 10:02 AM
Good, or at least as good as it gets. Fell behind on a lot of stuff this season. Anything you're looking forward to?
Matoro_Mahri Jul 1, 2017 8:46 AM
Hey, thanks for the FR! How's it hanging?
Lichtspiel Mar 12, 2017 5:39 AM
Oh :o
I agree! I loved watching the 2nd season! It's so exicting and I like Jotaro c:
Lichtspiel Mar 10, 2017 2:16 AM
Okay, I guess you have to like such anime. So what did you think about Diamond is Unbreakable? :)
D4rkn3s5 Jan 23, 2017 7:18 PM
We're friends for exactly a year,time to celebrate!
hugmynd Jan 5, 2017 11:52 PM
I like the one on yours as well.