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Days: 196.0
Mean Score: 5.89
  • Total Entries783
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes11,581
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Shingeki no Kyojin: Lost Girls
Shingeki no Kyojin: Lost Girls
Jul 30, 3:47 PM
Completed 3/3 · Scored 7
Iron Virgin Jun
Iron Virgin Jun
Jul 22, 1:22 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 1
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
Jul 15, 11:14 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 3
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Days: 6.3
Mean Score: 8.00
  • Total Entries24
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Himitsu no Recipe
Himitsu no Recipe
Jun 1, 2017 4:31 AM
Completed 17/17 · Scored -
Girl Friends
Girl Friends
May 29, 2017 10:57 AM
Completed 35/35 · Scored -
Gakuen Police
Gakuen Police
May 29, 2017 10:57 AM
Completed 16/16 · Scored -

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stay_noided Aug 6, 5:02 PM

The link I posted for the image didn't work, you gotta copy and paste the link into the search bar and not just click on it for some reason. I'm not sure why
stay_noided Aug 6, 4:58 PM
Here to comment on your LotGH review. I'm just gonna come out and say I'm extremely fickle when it comes to opinions, so I find myself having my opinion constantly changing after reading reviews on shows, and I'm trying to get out of this by replying to some reviews that I disagree with. I'll try to reply to everything that I can, obviously I don't remember everything from when I've watched the show, and I've been personally meaning to rewatch it, so maybe after I rewatch I'll be able to reply on things I'm not able to here.
When it comes to the disguising as the other side, Stars Wars did the exact same thing. They disguised as storm troopers and infiltrated the death starl People in the past of LotGH did probably think of doing this, but first they needed to capture an important ship in order to get onto Iserlohn Fortress, and The Rosen Ritter is the most experienced combat group the FPA has to offer, so they actually knew what they were doing going in disguising as the enemy and taking the admiral hostage. Also, the commander commanding Iserlohn Fortress was completely incompetent. Star Wars didn't have code words to identify their soldiers, and frankly don't you think its kind of stupid to be constantly asking for code words, especially in LotGH's case when they were pretending to be injured, I wouldn't think they would care about that in the moment, I think they would care about the fact that they appear to be injured and need help. Also, the command of the Death Star was very competent compared to the command of Iserlohn Fortress.
First major thing I disagree with is the political intrigue falling flat. Personally, I think the narrator does his job perfectly, because even though LotGH is in the future, its clearly meant to be historical fiction. Its clearly told in the past tense, and this would make the impact of every political discussion important. Personally I don't remember the narrator spoiling death scenes, but if its meant to be told as historical fiction, then I don't really see an issue with it even doing that in the first place. Does actual history have dramatic tension? Do deaths of important figures in actual history have impact on the person studying it?
A lot of your criticisms on the political points to me seem really specific, and don't really focus on the larger political themes such as its comparison of imperialism and democracy, and how imperialism can fail, its upsides, its downsides, and how it can actually work if you have a just and fair leader. There's actually quite a lot of leftism in LotGH, such as in episode 27 when we get a list of what Reinhard is doing as prime minister.
Abolishing the noble class system
Establishing democratic constitutions
Allowing the formation of unions
Guaranteeing freedom of the press & freedom of speech
Instituting fair tax reforms so as to further erode the old class privileges
Pushing for impartial legal systems
And nationalizing all of the wealth and land previously held by the nobles
It goes deep into the politics like this and seriously critiques both imperialism and democracy, but you glossed over that in your review.

I also think you mentioning 1950's American gender roles isn't a valid criticism at all. It feels like a superficial inane attack on the show that makes it seem like you only use this as a criticism because the show isn't completely on your terms. I don't think the future needs certain gender roles, because that would really ruin a lot of sci-fi. Besides, there aren't that many important female characters anyway, the most important being Frederica and Hildegard, and personally I don't see how Hildegard fits into 1950's American gender roles. She's the military adviser for the king of a giant galactic empire.

I completely disagree with the characters. I've yet to see another anime come to the sheer scale of LotGH's characters. I don't think they are defined just be a few traits. Take a look at this image: https://ibb.co/gtj0mXb. Each one of these characters is defined by their personality, point of view/ideology and their role in the series. Lots of characters do end up getting fleshed out, and developed, a lot of it is small development however, but with the sheer scale of the characters I don't find it to be an issue. Reinhard, Mittermeyer, Julian, Reunthal, Frederica, Oberstein, Kircheis, Hildegard, Dusty, Schonkopf, and Yang are all fleshed out and developed in one way or another (small or very substantial.) All of them fit their role perfectly and have very defined personalities.

I don't think the art is particulary great per say, but I never thought the characters expression's were dull or apathetic like you say they are. and I thought the action scenes were kind of janky aswell but it never bothered me or affected my enjoyment. What I can say is great though is the character designs, they are simple, but memorable, and are different enough from each other. The art certainly isn't great, but by absolutely no means do I think it deserves A 1/10.
I agree that the voice acting was great, but you also don't mention the classical soundtrack thats a treat to listen to, and fits each scene perfectly. I think LotGH might have the best unoriginal soundtrack in all of anime to be honest.

Anyways, the only reason I'm truly doing this is because I'm trying to get in the habit of truly having defined opinions about shows, and justifying them and not having them change constantly like they do now. FYI I don't think LotGH is the magnum opus of anime or a masterpiece, I think its an incredible achievement for animation and has the greatest scale I've seen in anime, but there are glaring flaws. Sorry if my points aren't completely great all the time, I tried my best.
BrainHacker Jul 26, 12:21 AM
Hey just wanted to say great Gintama review. I am a mega Gintama fan but I wouldn't say the anime is flawless. You earned a helpful from me, Have a great day/night.
unimportantuser Jul 23, 11:36 AM
So last night I watched Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki. I was reminded of it after watching this list of "the worst anime" on youtube. Shoujo Tsubaki was at the top of the list, so being me, always seeking out garbage, I had to watch it. Honestly, I'm kinda glad I watched it & sort of like it. Don't get me wrong, it's absolutely horrendous & fails across all categories. But the way everything about it meshes together, It's truly unlike any other anime I've seen before. I've seen some horrendous efforts in my day, but never have I seen something as unique as Shoujo Tsubaki. I still gave it a 2/10 because.... yeah. But again, I'm really glad I watched it.
TheyCallMeTMoney Jul 22, 12:05 AM
I guess I'm a bit older for the typical anime audience (like middle to high schooler age, I'm guessing), so a lot of stuff has melodrama. 😅 You seem a bit more mature though. What have been your favorite anime of any genre, without the cheesy high school melodrama? 😄
unimportantuser Jul 21, 5:22 PM
I see I see. Lord knows I have my own hall of shame. I should probably use my blog more often. I'll try to keep this brief, but once upon a time, there was this series of articles on anime news network called "Buried Treasure". The name is pretty self explanatory, writer Justin Sevakis would dig up what he considered an "obscure" anime that he thought was good. On the opposite end, he would write a series of articles called "Buried Garbage" in which he would do the same but for bad anime. He wrote a hit piece on Mad Bull 34, & I have to say, it's a very entertaining read https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/buried-treasure/2008-02-20
unimportantuser Jul 21, 5:09 PM
Well, I won't deny that I do like seeing you review some really bad anime because I love seeing people write about titles you've mentioned. However I like to be fair with my requests. I will never request anything I didn't see through to completion ya know?
unimportantuser Jul 21, 3:50 PM
I would explain why I think Kings Game specifically would make for some great material. But I don't think I could without spoiling. All I can say is that you'll really get a kick out of this one.
unimportantuser Jul 21, 3:41 PM
Ktulu you should review this atrocious anime called Kings Game. I sat through all of it today of my god it would make for some perfect review material
Roros Jul 20, 8:41 AM
I enjoy reading your reviews, keep it up!
Sados59Maxi Jul 16, 7:48 PM
ok cthulhu
Sados59Maxi Jul 16, 7:29 PM
bruh gintama is amazinv
Sados59Maxi Jul 16, 7:29 PM
bruh gintama is amazinv
TheyCallMeTMoney Jul 16, 3:45 PM
3/10 review for Sakamichi no Apollon is accurate. THANK YOU for articulating everything annoying (and good – the art and animation were well-done) about it! I've been struggling with finishing the last several episodes because of all the melodrama. I was literally on the last 10 minutes of the series and stopped. 😂

This series seemed pretty promising from the beginning but extremely disappointed as it went on. Not about this high school melodrama at all. 😅
SpaceLemurVG Jul 16, 3:40 AM
Besides the fact that you seem to have completely misunderstood the show, your Kill la Kill review is also factually incorrect in parts.