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Anime Stats
Days: 116.3
Mean Score: 5.65
  • Total Entries793
  • Rewatched134
  • Episodes7,097
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter
Today, 2:20 AM
Watching 21/62 · Scored -
R.O.D OVA
R.O.D OVA
Feb 19, 6:02 AM
Completed 3/3 · Scored 7
Darling in the FranXX
Darling in the FranXX
Feb 7, 6:15 PM
Watching 4/24 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 22.7
Mean Score: 6.66
  • Total Entries215
  • Reread9
  • Chapters3,729
  • Volumes434
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Abara
Abara
Nov 29, 2017 8:18 PM
Reading 2/13 · Scored -
Shokugeki no Souma
Shokugeki no Souma
Sep 25, 2016 2:18 AM
Reading 15/? · Scored -
Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga
Sep 13, 2016 5:49 PM
Reading 28/? · Scored 9

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Prezbo Dec 12, 2017 12:43 PM
Ayyy simooo0000 ty for the message

Of course I'm still available here to chat, I wouldn't want to disappear completely, now would I! Good thing all the cool people on RYM also have a MAL account hehe :P

I absolutely WILL finish Aria soon enough, regardless of whether the Blu-Rays will be a significant step up in quality. I definitely need more of that beautiful series in my life.

Anyway, I'm sure you're busy with preparations and stuff. Take care man, and I hope you get to see Japan again! (And make sure to etch my name into the halls of the Ghibli museum if you happen to go there, also say hi to Totoro from me)
Prezbo Nov 1, 2017 3:36 PM
I forgot the exact coordinates, but they're originally from the south (Chumphon) and now mostly scattered around Bangkok... I've only been to Chiang Mai once, need to go back there someday, word is bond
Prezbo Oct 30, 2017 10:22 AM
Aw man that sounds like quite an adventure, you're making me jealous! I'd love to just go travelling around Asia with no definite plan... and needless to say, Japan is a long-held dream of mine. I'm not well-travelled at all, most of my travelling has been confined to Europe, though I'm quite a bit familiar with Thailand since my mother's family lives there. Also, I did visit Venice when I was a kid... too bad I can barely remember it. But yeah, Aria definitely made me want to visit it again. ¦◻
Prezbo Oct 29, 2017 3:11 AM
True, the TV/Film/Video Games boards are pretty chill, I have no complaints there. The comment boxses can be pretty fucking dumb, yes, that's my biggest gripe with the community aspect of RYM... I mean just read the comment right below yours for Aronofsky's mother! for example... yikes. Anyway... enough of that.

Hey, I appreciate the offer, I'm usually not someone who easily opens up to other people about personal shit, but I'll keep it in my mind! Same goes for you, if you want to talk about whatever, feel free to PM me. You seem to be doing splendid though: job, girlfriend, travelling overseas?! Damn. Where you going? America? Asia? Don't tell me it's Japan! :o

And take your time with your anime list man, I'm sure it will be super dope when it's done. And yeah, 150 write-ups is a tiny bit much, especially since it has probably been years since you saw some of those shows...
Prezbo Oct 27, 2017 2:56 AM
Nah man, I've never been active in any club on here, though I agree that it definitely seems like the way to go if you want to find a place to have a decent conversation on this site (apart from just talking to people directly). btw, I forgot to mention something the last time: the really sad thing for me is, I sometimes feel like that about RYM too. I mean, it's orders of magnitudes less toxic and more civilised than MAL, plus it features some of the nicest people I've met online, but even so, I feel like I'm growing increasingly disillusioned with the larger community. There's still tons of needless cynicism, snobbery and negativity on RYM if you know where to look, and I think a big reason why it hasn't degraded completely into another internet shithole is thanks to the efforts of sharifi and his moderation team, who I feel like genuinely care about preventing just that and keeping the community as nice and clean as possible (which is why they've closed the off-topic boards and (unsuccessfully) tried to come up with a new comment system for the new sites). Oh well. I dunno man. Maybe I'm being a bit too dramatic, but I know there are others who feel like that as well. How do you feel about RYM?

And yes, size definitely is a major factor as well, but that's also the reason why I stopped caring about the MAL charts (apart from still wishing that they would merge different seasons of the same show as one entry, but oh well). The bigger a site becomes, the more it will be populated with casuals, and there's nothing wrong with being a casual. Heck, I have so many interests that I'm a casual with respect to most of them. I can't blame casuals and/or younger viewers who've just gotten into anime for loving the shit out of Kimi no na Wa and whatever else is hot right now and not having grown up with the movies of Miyazaki like I did. Inevitably, sites like these will end up with a system where charts will mostly reflect what has the broadest appeal among casuals, and if someone wants to dig a little bit deeper into the medium, well, they have to put in a bit more effort, but what's wrong with that? In the grand scheme of things it's still pretty easy to find hidden gems and obscure shit if you really want.

tl;dr: IMO big communities like MAL lead to 1) lots of toxicity (major problem, should be combated through stronger moderation (ok, easier said than done), but it's no reason to despair since many of these people are goddamn teenagers) and 2) casual charts (minor problem, if at all)

As for Koe no Katachi, sorry man, my memory is a bit fuzzy regarding anything that happened there at the end and his coma and whatnot... though I see where're you're coming from regarding the lack of emotional catharsis since I ultimately felt very similar about the ending. There's a decent amount of goodwill in my current rating for the movie and I definitely plan to rewatch it at some point.

And thanks for the kind words man, I enjoy talking to you too! ^^ Be careful not to flatter me too much though, I have some serious issues going on as well... if only you knew, the dark side is strong in me... x.x
Prezbo Oct 24, 2017 8:38 AM
Bruh. I know exactly how you feel. Ok, I personally don't really care about the charts (maybe because I wasn't around when they were supposedly better), but every time I try to be more active on the forums, I basically LOSE MY FAITH IN HUMANITY. I mean... Jesus Christ. Why so much scorn and irony and self-righteousness over a harmless niche interest? Shouldn't we be a bit more happy that we get a chance to talk with like-minded people who share this common passion of ours? And don't get me started on the shitposting... ugh.

Oh well. In order not to completely give in to despair and be able to move on with my life, I will usually just assume that the average age here is comparatively low, that these are mostly teenagers who don't know any better and who will probably (hopefully) grow up at some point and roll their eyes at their past selves. I don't find that too hard to believe because, tbph, I wasn't any better when I was 12-14 years old. It's funny that you just watched Koe no Katachi, because the MC is a perfect example of this and also mirrors my own adolescence quite well. Not that I ever bullied anyone, but I was a inconsiderate, ignorant, close-minded, loudmouthed little brat who did some things I am not very proud of, and then around age 15 (after going through my Shinji Ikari phase of severe depression), my personality took a 180° turn and I became much more introverted, open-minded and compassionate (I guess? It sounds weird saying that about myself). Seeing myself mirrored in the MC like that (plus being a fan of Yamada) is what made it so frustrating that I didn't end up loving the movie as much as I wanted, and while I enjoyed the movie more than you, I agree that it's trying to do too many things at the same time. I guess I also agree with the accusations of overediting, though that bothered me much less than the overstuffed writing.

Anyway. Sorry for spamming your profile with the story of my life lol
deactivated-171209 Oct 6, 2017 2:28 AM
I see you love Mushishi just as much as me! :) Any fan of Ginko is my friend!
Camna Apr 7, 2017 4:48 PM
hello you big australian goof
LordofSushi Jan 27, 2017 6:07 PM
Yeah, that's exactly what I'm talking about. :)
NotDolphy Dec 25, 2016 10:18 AM
people say it's bad? it was pretty well-liked in my circles. i liked it well enough but the character act and sound much older than they are and it never stopped bothering me, heh. if you can get past that though it's a very solid, quiet, grounded sports show (where you hardly ever actually see any sports). a few of my friends were more enthusiastic about it than me too so it's definitely worth a shot. certainly not bad.

actually i wonder if people said it's bad because the protagonist is a bit of an obstinate asshole.....
Gonzo-lewd Dec 24, 2016 10:04 PM
Araby Dec 19, 2016 6:07 AM
Yeah...so we had scheduled Disappearance for yesterday. That's why I started Haruhi. I tried to finish the series in less than a week, but I couldn't. All I have left is The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya. The movie was excellent. I did go about this franchise in a weird way.
Araby Dec 13, 2016 12:51 PM
Nope. :x I am actually watching it in broadcast order because that is the way the watch club members wanted to do it. I don't mind it so far.
Gonzo-lewd Nov 20, 2016 12:38 AM
LordofSushi Sep 28, 2016 3:13 PM
TBH, I was going to correct you, but I forgot to do so until I felt that it was too late. :p