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Anime Stats
Days: 88.9
Mean Score: 6.49
  • Total Entries426
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes5,160
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Atom: The Beginning
Atom: The Beginning
Apr 15, 2:18 PM
Watching -/12 · Scored -
Fukumenkei Noise
Fukumenkei Noise
Apr 15, 2:14 PM
Watching -/12 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 15.6
Mean Score: 6.22
  • Total Entries51
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,370
  • Volumes311
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Poe no Ichizoku
Poe no Ichizoku
Feb 14, 12:57 PM
Completed 15/15 · Scored -
Adolf ni Tsugu
Adolf ni Tsugu
Feb 7, 5:27 AM
Completed 36/36 · Scored 6
All You Need Is Kill
All You Need Is Kill
Nov 10, 2016 11:26 PM
Completed 17/17 · Scored 8

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_ZakuAbumi_ Apr 7, 8:06 AM
Sure, we like similar things to a certain degree but I don't think it's that significant. Overall favorites aside, I don't think we've had much of a congruent overlap in regards to yearly picks either (if https://twitter.com/_ZakuAbumi_/status/812766210156797952 and https://twitter.com/_ZakuAbumi_/status/692412393763266560 are anything to go by). Not that I mind people thinking we're alike, I just don't really see it.

Anime for women inhowfar? I for one don't mind josei or anything of the sorts (heck, notaminA back then was a lot better than it is now) but I agree with the notion that most otome output and the likes are utter garbage. Heck, it goes for both sides. Whether it's male idols or female idols (I'll admit that the former have more grace though), there's not much of a difference. But yeah, I am more inclined to check out something geared towards otakus than fujoshis if it looks uninteresting.

My comparison to Aku no Hana didn't draw from it being dark - which Kirei ga Tsuki clearly wasn't - but both pilot episodes highlighting mundane puberty lifes in a most realistic way and only going for some development at the very end of their runs. Granted, Aku no Hana used its first episode for the purpose of contrast (Saeki withering away in a highly banal environment until Nakamura wrecks reality a bit) whereas Tsuki ga Kirei gradually got a few characters to notice each other but apart from that, I'd say both were rather similar. Especially with the few instances of literature and lust sprinkled in. Sure, both used different tones and will most likely go for different things but I'd argue the comparison is warranted. (I also found both of them to be utterly boring but potentially interesting but that's a mostly subjective thing)

I don't think that's a fair comparison. Sure, magical school thing with hot girls and all that but Akashic Records feels a lot like it's trying to differentiate itself. Teacher protagonist who's utterly incompetent but is cool about it, lots of jokes that are comparatively fresh, characters that don't suck, etc.. It was a whole lot more on the comedic side than expected although I do think that it tries too hard to subvert conventions and isn't too smart at it (while also keeping a few staples that are rather groanworthy). I'll also give it credit that its character dynamics were actually, well, dynamic and not just a lot of clichés. At the end of the day, it's okay and most likely won't amount to anything more but hardly a thing to desperately avoid. Heck, Clockwork Planet and Machiavellianism are the biggest LN bullets to dodge this time around.

Also, Rakudai Kishi was actually decent. Romance got somewhere, Stella is a tsundere who's likable, Oonuma does something stylish occasionally, Ikki as a troubled character works, the action is somewhat competent and Alice as a homosexual acting like a wise guardian to a little sister character in love with her brother (cause, get it, forbidden love theme for both of them or something) was surprisingly human and well-handed. Not saying it's amazing or anything but word on the street has it that it's a different thing from its common ilk and word on the street is kinda right on this one. If I had to recommend one of these things to someone, it'd be this one.
_ZakuAbumi_ Apr 6, 11:32 AM
I don't have specific genre preferences or anything of the sorts so it's not like there's a specific kind of taste in my case that would be easily definable.

Hilariously, "good" is much more likely to pass as an unironic, legit answer now. However, even with these vague concepts, it's easy to tell our tastes are nothing alike. A look at our favorites easily does the trick already.

How'd you like Tsuki ga Kirei btw? I found episode 1 to be very reminiscent of Aku no Hana's entry episode, as in "boring but I can see where they are going with this". Its dedication to depicting the banality of a teenage life and the awkwardness of incoming puberty might turn into quite an interesting thing. I am not sold yet and still quite sceptical but with the tagline of "An unusual romance story" (or something of the likes), I really think that's what they're going for. Maybe Kishi is suited for original anime.

Also, why did you say you'd never even touch Akashic Records? Among the stuff that's been out so far, it's not like it did particularly badly.
_ZakuAbumi_ Apr 4, 10:05 AM
I don't know who that is but does she stem from a good manga? Keep in mind our tastes are nothing alike and answer wisely.

Also, you're 3.5 years older than I am, gramps. Kinda adds to the pedo vibe I guess.
_ZakuAbumi_ Apr 2, 2:29 PM
What's it with the grade schooler avatar, have you been a BADnorz again?