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Days: 69.2
Mean Score: 7.67
  • Total Entries368
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Beastars 2nd Season
Beastars 2nd Season
Mar 26, 2:08 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 9
Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season
Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season
Mar 23, 2:00 AM
Dropped 10/16 · Scored 7
Yakusoku no Neverland 2nd Season
Yakusoku no Neverland 2nd Season
Mar 23, 1:56 AM
Dropped 4/11 · Scored 6
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Days: 51.8
Mean Score: 7.75
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Futari Ashita mo Sorenari ni
Futari Ashita mo Sorenari ni
Apr 19, 8:28 PM
Completed 86/92 · Scored 8
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
Apr 18, 1:12 PM
Reading -/96 · Scored -
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 6: Stone Ocean
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 6: Stone Ocean
Apr 18, 12:38 PM
Completed 158/158 · Scored 8

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AcbSnakeDemon Dec 8, 2020 4:29 PM
Happy Birthday 🎂
TheCoolGuy82 May 23, 2020 2:04 AM
I humbly thank you for recommending me Monster 2004. That has become my 2nd favorite anime after ginga eiyuu densetsu. Monster definitely questions you when you watch it 'it does not feel like any anime at all it is experience '. I don't think that I would have ever got interested in Watching Monster if it weren't for you. Thank you so much


Cynocid Apr 20, 2020 10:42 AM
Hi there! Hope all is good where you are
Hornsby Apr 20, 2020 10:18 AM
Thanks for the FR :)
Nice to meet you.
TheCoolGuy82 Apr 20, 2020 1:38 AM
I'm really glad we have similer tastes. Thanks a lot for recommending me Monster 2004. It's on my watch list very long time. I will watch it soon enough. As for similar anime like Maison Ikkoku. I don't think there will be anything as great as this. But yes, Touch is the closest one to be Maison Ikkoku rival as they have similar plot points, character growth. I highly recommend even if you're not a sports fan. Also some people say that Yawara (from creator of Monster) is also very similar to Maison Ikkoku. It's also on my watchlist. Sorry for long comment. Thanks a lot to you for your recommendation.
WatchTillTandava Aug 12, 2019 9:25 PM
It's funny you mentioned Ergo Proxy. I've waffled back and forth and hesitated for a while as to whether to add to my PTW. It has a very mixed to negative reputation. I don't take any good or bad review at face value, but a lot of the negative I heard people criticizing about it are also things I thought might annoy me, but the idea of it sounds intriguing enough that I'll eventually give it a shot. A lot of Lain fans don't like Ergo Proxy though - this much I know. I predict I might like it if for nothing else than its ideas and weirdness, but probably won't reach the heights of something like Lain.


I'm thinking as well I'll love LotGH. It's in my PTW, but the only reason I've pushed it back is because I've been trying to get through some of the 12-13 episode shows and some in the low 20s first, since it's a proper epic in length. I love long shows, but just thought I could get the shorter ones under my belt first.


On Koi Kaze, yes, that'd be great if you do end up checking out and deriving anything positive from it. Even if it isn't to your liking though, then that is fine as well as it's not a show that's going to have the widest appeal. Even from those that like it who aren't me usually find a lot to criticize. Don't worry about loving it like I do as I find it difficult to imagine anyone could. As I said, I place it on a pedestal of perfection because of how it personally impacted me, but yes, best not to go into any show with too lofty expectations.
WatchTillTandava Aug 10, 2019 12:59 AM
Chihiro's definitely my favorite of Ghibli's whole canon, including Miyazaki or non-Miyazaki works. Mononoke Hime is a close contender for second as I love it's message of the fragility of the balance game in any biosphere and how it doesn't demonize any character or side but just depicts all life rightfully trying to survive, but this leading to inevitable conflict and what can maybe be done within reason to avoid it. Also Totoro for its reminiscence of lazy summer afternoons and bucolic Slice of Life feel. Could fall asleep, wake up, and watch it on a loop. Chihiro is just something else though.


A while back I made a list of my top 10 series, including live and animated, and ATLA placed at #7. I surprised myself, because with a lot of free time, I've seen a damn lot of series....but it's that complete and grand of a story. Didn't watch it until 2017 for the first time.


On Lain....this is my feeling on it - It's absolutely incredible, but because its pacing is very slow with minimal dialogue in the early episodes in general (but even by the end of the series, it's not straightforward in its narrative and most of it is not dialogue or plot-driven since the events unfolding are kind of just happening to the world and character with aid of visual clues, symbolism, and intermittent narration and no active protagonist), it's like the definition of "inaccessible" for most tastes. I love slow, but I'm very verbal-oriented so I also love dialogue in my stories, debates and exchanges, explanation of the history/lore and such in a linear way. This isn't usually the case in Lain. It conveys all the pieces of the story through abstract imagery and atmosphere. Only in the last 2-3 episodes does everything get more explained, but even then it can feel like an infodump of esoteric topics to people not interested in such. The first time I watched it, I wasn't thrilled with the first few episodes, but knowing everything the story covers by the end, it's really a master work. If you "love Lain" by the end, you could sit for a half hour and just watch power lines hum and get something out of it. By the last episode I just wanted to go back and pour over it all again.


So if you weather the initial entry barrier a lot of people have, I'm not bullshitting when I say I find it to be the greatest collection of ideas ever put to screen. Nothing quite like it in any media. If you love researching the offbeat topics it covers which a lot of history and science obsessives do, it's that much more special. Theories of human and pllanetary consciousness, parapsychology and ESP, communications history, etc. It's not my #1 personal favorite because there are a few above that are more personally either emotionally moving or entertaining to me, but it's the most cerebral for sure and maybe the best sci-fi of all time. A puzzle that becomes a journey that becomes a revelation.


On Koi Kaze, you did it to yourself! I don't normally bother recommending this to folks because I know the subject matter turns most people off so it might not be viewed with an open mind, but if you can do it....oh God, do it. I wasn't being funny or hyperbolic when I said in my last thread that it remains to this day the only perfect anime in existence to me, even after seeing 100+ more. If you favor both Psychology and Romance genres, that's the perfect combo! Series has them in equal measure. I'm not going to lie ... you'll probably get more out of this series if you can relate to the MC in some way. I never had a sister I was attracted to, but I mean in the sense of being a young man looking for something extraordinary and finding it close to home, being dissatisfied with a lot of the tedium of work, your ordinary life, other available women, etc., and then finding something you never knew you needed. Before KK, I never had strong feelings about the romance genre. I don't care for romcoms, but I liked some romantic dramas. I also have never had very strong feelings about the subject of incest. I'd say I never thought of cousins as something wrong like a lot of people, but I did see the idea of that kind of love with any immediate family as icky like most people.


What the anime does is not glorify their relationship to say it's absolutely correct and the best path. It also doesn't play for eroticism (ecchi) and fan service. But still yet it doesn't demonize and condemn it. It takes the most mature approach of portraying it artfully, tastefully, and letting a viewer draw their own conclusions about a very personal story told in a very grounded Slice of Life manner about one of the most taboo subjects imaginable in our society. So the emotional stakes are off the charts but it's told with soft watercolor drawings, beautiful music, and just natural chemistry with the VAs. If you're used to watching big battles and love war epics and such (I do), you can't believe how a story between brother and sister can have you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath, and feel such monumental stakes. It got me to see the world differently on how I even see romantic love, familial love, and the power of human love (imagine combining the love you may have felt for any girl and then combine it with that of a family member and you can see how such a force is like a tsunami, overflowing passion and obsession) in real life and that's something I can say of very few anime. Almost three years later I can hear any random song from the OST and instantly get lost and thought and cry at the trials and beauty of these characters.


Yes, it's not one I recommend randomly since it inspires disgust and is decidedly niche to love it like I do, but not a single anime, Western cartoon, live film, video game, novel, piece of music, or any media of any kind has ever moved me more deeply. I don't think I've seen any other "perfect" anime. If you end up liking KK, you're a beautiful soul in my book. Heh.


That went on for a bit, but that's what some of these shows do to me. I'd love to share thoughts if you end up trying them out or want more info on anything else I've watched. Did I help or scare you off of them? Either is possible! BTW, Planetes from your list is another I've been excited for for a while.
WatchTillTandava Aug 9, 2019 11:01 PM
Absolutely; welcome aboard. I saw your post in my thread topic and really appreciated the details and articulation there. I always like seeing that, people giving clear explanations. Love details. Plus you have some interesting favorites and I noticed your profile pic. ATLA is my favorite non-anime animated series and in my top 10 series overall. On your favorites, I haven't seen several but some are in my PTW. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi is such art.


On my favorites, I wouldn't sweat it. I just stumbled into them originally by looking up some of the weird stuff that captivates me and happen to find my gems. There's some I honestly wouldn't recommend unless I knew you were into some of the niche topics or presentation because their popularity is kind of mixed due to that. What are your favorite genres?

LunaEstlin Mar 15, 2019 8:16 PM
Mob Psycho 101, Baccano, Parasyte, Black Lagoon, One Punch Man
or if you are into heavy dialogue anime u can try the Monogatari series