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Days: 117.8
Mean Score: 5.65
  • Total Entries813
  • Rewatched134
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Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara - Toutsuki Ressha-hen
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara - Toutsuki Ressha-hen
Jun 3, 4:49 AM
Watching 8/12 · Scored -
Steins;Gate 0
Steins;Gate 0
May 11, 8:55 PM
Watching 5/23 · Scored -
Megalo Box
Megalo Box
May 11, 8:55 PM
Watching 6/13 · Scored -
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Days: 22.7
Mean Score: 6.66
  • Total Entries215
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  • Chapters3,729
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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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WiseMachine Apr 19, 12:18 PM
-Hmmm that's actually a pretty good reason to watch S;G 0, i.e. hoping to see the characters fucking DIE. lmao you're the best

-Man Lain is a GOD TIER trip to the otherworld. I've been meaning to rewatch it for a while (ok, I want to rewatch basically everything I gave at least a 7), so I guess now's a perfect time to do it since that VN I'm reading put me in the perfect mood for it. And you don't seem to understand...

-Oh yes, definitely watch Texhnolyze as well. I personally didn't find it anywhere near as arresting as Lain, but it's still a one of a kind show. Though I'm kinda struggling to put into words why I don't like Tex much as Lain... Well, visually I definitely prefer Lain's more weird and experimental approach to Tex's brownish, earthish look (they both have striking imagery though), but there is something else about Lain that just draws me into its world. I guess I'll have to call it the atmosphere (I so overuse that word), which is such a bizarre mix of creepy and hypnotizing on one hand, but also oddly calm and incredibly introspective on the other. Tex feels much more grim, macho, ugly even (albeit deliberately), which is harder for me to love.

-The new Lupin III is suave as fuck, not as suave as The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (note to myself: FINISH THAT THING ALREADY), but suave nonetheless. And yes, I believe it's a continuation, same director/studio etc. Except this thime, the characters are en France! Quel plaisir hohohoho fuck my French is rusty :/

-Yuu Yuu Hakusho: pretty dope, pretty dope so far. But if it was as dope as HxH I would have already binged it twice by now. I'm 9 episodes in and the show still hasn't introduced a larger goal for the main characters, so right now it feels like a bunch of somewhat random/disconnected shounen mini-arcs. They're still intrinsically enjoyable, but I wish there was a bigger reason for me to care about any of it. HxH makes it clear from the get-go what Gon, Leorio and Kurapika are after (and wisely keeps Killua's motivations more nebulous), meaning that even though their journey takes many detours, there is always this larger goal and driving force to put things into perspective. I guess YYH is eventually going to introduce something similar.
WiseMachine Apr 14, 6:43 AM
-Looks like we have similar feelings about Steins;Gate. Okabe and Kurisu are the only characters I like, which probably explains why I don't care for the first half of the series, which IIRC contains most of the story arcs for the supporting cast. I only started to like the series once shit hit the fan in the second half. The thing is, looking at Steins;Gate 0, the shit already has hit the fan, so I'm relatively excited to see how this will play out. Hopefully there will not be too much nyan-chan bs.

-Re: washed out visuals (specifically, the really bright/white kind): Fair enough, it does fit with the summer vibe. It's just a visual style that doesn't tend to look very appealing to me; even early Aria has moments that are too washed out for me. The only exceptions are shows that are heavily stylized/surreal like Lain or Texhnolyze.

-Megalo Box: Fuck yes man. I knew you would like this series, I mean the Watanabe vibes are real, realer than real. This season's strongest start so far, though the new Lupin is not too far behind IMO. I like both considerably more than Steins;Gate 0. (My excitement for LOGH and Persona 5 is strongly tied to the strength of their respective source materials, so it wouldn't be fair to compare them to the other three.)

-The one thing that I find a bit weird about Megalo Box is that, apparently, the studio/director/someone decided to intentionally reduce the image quality to make it look like a gritty old school production. Uhhhhm. Fine? It's not huge issue for me, but... come on. I have HD versions of Cowboy Bebop, Evangelion, Akage no Anne on my hard drive. I will never go back to watching them in SD quality just for nostalgia's sake or anything. Oh well. Still a great looking series overall.
WiseMachine Apr 12, 11:23 AM
Oh yeah, about my new name, I haven't put much thought into it because it's only supposed to be a temporary name until I can think of something better. But then again, there's a good chance that I will never get around to it (same thing happened with my previous name).
WiseMachine Apr 12, 11:17 AM
Let me elaborate: the new LOGH is dope as in "the source material is tremendously dope and this new adaptation doesn't try anything funny with it and my body is ready to experience the LEGEND again so I'm having fun with this... so far". It's by no means an amazing production in and of itself, CGI could be better and will definitely look dated soon, but if anyone tries to convince you that it's anywhere near Berserk 2016 levels of bad then you gotta slap that mofo in the face. This is still a Production I.G... production where talking about here, they aren't exactly inexperienced. The copy+paste look of the fleets feels very cheap, but oh well. The space scenery will probably look much better in this adaptation since I feel like digital backgrounds are better equipped for that sort of thing than handpainted ones. The OST is actually my biggest complaint so far. The piano track that plays during intense battle scenes totally feels like they couldn't afford to hire an orchestra for the score.

The character designs are what they are, I think I will get used to them soon enough. The new style works better for some characters than for others, e.g. Yang is a smoking hot motherfucker, Reinhard generally looks good and doesn't deviate too much from the original design, and Kircheis is... what have they done to poor Kircheis :/

Anyway, if this adaptation continues in this style, I'll definitely keep watching. My body is just ready. You know. Ready for the legend. The legend of legends. THE MOTERHFUCKING LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC FUCKING HEROES. nahmsayin
Index1 Mar 23, 11:41 PM
Hey, have fun travelling! I was worried you were irked by the poor score I gave GITS 2: Innocence. I looked back at my comment for that and what I wrote would have upset me if I were a fan. We all have our blind spots; perhaps this is one of mine.

It's a bit overwhelming, everything out there -- I want to assign order to it, like an excuse to ignore things because we have to ignore some things. I don't think there's a metric I could use that would make Hyouka *and* Utena stand out. I still think a good metric (for me to use, but by no means everybody) is the "favorites / users" metric, which makes 4/5 of my top 5 anime stand out. Everyone goes by rating, which seems like it would carry more information, but I think favs/users is more honest in a way and more forgiving in another. I was such a believer in it at one point that I made a spreadsheet with that data.
Prezbo-sama Mar 19, 2:54 AM
Oh don't get me started on anxiousness and lack of direction, I'm the king of people who have no plans for their futures. Wish I could just go travelling like that. I have no doubts about how freeing it must feel. But for now, watching Vlogs of other people travelling is the most I can afford. There is this really lovely couple (Kyde and Eric) who live in Japan and frequently go travelling around Asia and the rest of the world and who share their experiences on YouTube; I check in with them whenever I catch the travel bug.

Uhmmm I don't want to be a party pooper, but I watched Annihilation the other day and tbh I was rather disappointed by it visually (primarily in terms of cinematography; producion design was mostly great)... also a little bit disappointed in terms of storytelling, at least for good chunk of it, but the movie eventually evolves into quite the experience I would say. So yeah, I feel a bit conflicted about it. Maybe you'll have a better time with it watching it in theatres tho.

P4 is dope man. I played so much of it that my fingers started to hurt, so now I'm watching more anime again. I feel like I'm gonna watch a lot of anime in the near future.
Prezbo-sama Mar 12, 2:38 PM
OMG you show these comments to your girlfriend? Even my profile? I post so much dumb shit on this site, can't say I'm not a little bit embarrassed >.< I'm totally keeping my MAL profile a secret from anyone I know in RL, you know... Hahaha, it's all good though. If my profile gets her to watch Totoro, all the better. You two seem pretty awesome—living it up in Vietnam, travelling to Japan, watching anime, what more could you want? I hope you two have a wonderful time on the rest of your trip!

Annihilation, yeah I've been looking forward to that movie for quite a while, especially after hearing comparisons to Stalker!! Still super mad that there won't be a theatrical release for it here in Switzerland (in fact, I've read that only the US, Canada and China are lucky enough to get a theatrical release, so you would have missed it either way :p). Oh well, time to restart my Netflix membership for another month.

Yeah, the 2011 adaptation has some pretty sweet production values for such a long series. I watched it twice already, and seeing you enjoying HxH almost makes me want to watch it for a third time! (Not that I can afford to, considering how much other stuff is in my backlog...)

PS:
Prezbo-sama Mar 11, 11:11 AM
Oh dude tight picture!! For real!!! What's with that pose and dreamy look tho? I guess life in Vietnam must be pretty sweet... or are you trying to recreate The Creation of Adam? Gosh, what a dumb joke, but I'm really reminded of that painting for some reason. Just stretch out your hand and photoshop Haruhi in there, fucking perfect. Good thing you have clothes on tho, your GF would prolly get pretty mad at you posting nudes on the internet (... another dumb joke, what the hell is wrong with me lmao)

Also, you remind me of a friend of mine from school who always had that chill look on his face and who also went to Vietnam for an indefinite period of time after graduating... and then I never heard from him again (you didn't ask for that but too bad). Maybe life in Vietnam really is that chill. I never really thought about it, I always sort of imagined it as the poorer neighbour of Thailand in the back of my mind, but I'm sure that's not a fair representation at all.

A real shame about CMBYN and Phantom Thread though, both of these movies are such beautiful, beautiful, sensual, masterfully crafted, beautiful (did I say beautiful) cinematic experiences, it feels like sacrilege not to watch them on the big screen! But oh well, I guess travelling around Asia must be pretty cool too *grumble grumble I'm not jealous at all grumble grumble*
Prezbo-sama Mar 11, 1:28 AM
How I been? Same old, same old. Only noticeable recent development in my life was me learning how to cook Japanese curry like a BOSS

How you been? You been to Japan?
Prezbo-sama Mar 10, 11:40 AM
Oh by all means, if you feel like watching the entirety of the 2011 adaptation, I'm certainly not going to stop you. More HxH more better. Still, the first 59 episodes are pretty much a slightly condensed version of what you have already seen, so you wouldn't miss anything story-wise if you were to jump ahead. The choice is yours!
Prezbo-sama Mar 9, 8:44 AM
No slacking off here, the journey continues starting from episode 59 of the 2011 version! Or you can watch the Greed Island OVAs and then jump to episode 76 of the 2011 version (though I personally prefer the new adaptation when it comes to the Greed Island arc, simply because the OVAs are a noticeable step down in terms of production values). It doesn't really matter either way, the important thing is the 2011-exclusive arc that comes after Greed Island, which is pretty much essential (and for many viewers, peak) HxH content.

In any case, you will see this through to the end or I shall call upon you the wrath of the heavens, ya hear me
Index1 Mar 7, 11:31 PM
When I put Aria on hold about two years ago, it was because I was starting to get busy with work and felt like I should be wanting to watch each new episode more. I'm glad I took the break I did; it was not so difficult to refresh my memory of the series, and I don't think it took away from my experience. Episodes 9 and 12 are the highlights for me. One interesting thing about the series more generally -- unlike almost anything else I've watched: the thematic content of each episode is hidden until the last possible moment, when it dawns on you all at once.

My initial reason for getting back into anime after my two-or-so year hiatus has passed -- it was originally a structured procrastination, which was a big improvement over the procrastination I had fallen into that was (intentionally) joyless. I'm in no rush to watch things at the moment, but I still enjoy it as much as I used to. I also think I'm better able to express what I like in a show than I used to be.

My current watching plans are long-term. I'm not sure whether I'll watch anything soon. Certainly LoGH and the Umineko VN I would like at some point, and there are more. There's a lot I missed when I was gone, and it seems like anime currently produced is about as good as ever, so hopefully that list will grow.
Index1 Mar 1, 8:04 PM
I'm temporarily back and am finally going to finish Aria the Origination!
Prezbo-sama 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-sama 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