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Days: 99.2
Mean Score: 5.59
  • Total Entries773
  • Rewatched0
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Ballroom e Youkoso
Ballroom e Youkoso
Oct 21, 3:31 PM
Watching 16/24 · Scored 7
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Oct 20, 2:47 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Fate/Apocrypha
Fate/Apocrypha
Oct 19, 5:18 PM
Watching 15/25 · Scored 7
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Days: 62.7
Mean Score: 6.28
  • Total Entries282
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  • Chapters10,912
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Toraneko Folklore
Toraneko Folklore
9 hours ago
Reading 17/34 · Scored 4
Ibara no Atelier
Ibara no Atelier
Oct 17, 4:43 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Tripitaka Torinique
Tripitaka Torinique
Oct 11, 2:22 PM
Dropped 2/? · Scored 4

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roxanne97 Oct 10, 5:27 AM
Dobre anime to i się ogląda ^^
Kooru Oct 9, 7:03 AM
Thank you! :)
susan00 Sep 23, 3:43 PM
@djidji
Very big disadvantage that I've noticed, unfortunately too lateand did not mention in my review - they do not animatedances. What we see on the screen are some moves, butexcept the 1 ep. where Tatara watches the World Cuptournament I did not see much of animation, in fact I see itless and less with every episode. But they do show verynicely all the poses of European program - every single angleand line are very beautifully shown. Second thing that mademe laugh is their ranking system. Its a bit strange, its eitherother way in Japan, or the mangaka, which by the way isfemale (obviously), was, most likely not a high level dancer; we can see her passion, may be she wanted to be a pro, butthat did not happen, but her love to dance sports can be seenfrom first sight at her art, or she made some changes formanga specially to make things more interesting, cause thetarget audience are average manga lovers, or, and this isMOST LIKELY, she does not like Latin program (probably shethinks that ball dancing is all about Standart, or does not wantto, or can not focus on Latin, cause it would take lots morehours to draw all moves), cause we saw it only once whenShizuku and Hyoudou where dancing Samba and Rumba onsome cup, and what mangaka wants to show is that world ofdances goes around Standart (European) program only. That's a lie. See, when you start dancing, you start atBeginners lvl (now they're being called N class or H class) which includes 4 dances: Standart - Waltz and Quickstep, Latin - Cha cha (or Samba I just dont recall, it was more than10 years since I've been dancing on the beginners lvl) andJive; and you CAN NOT DIVIDE THOSE AND DANCE ONEPROGRAM ONLY. With each class number of dancesincreases by 2 - one from Standart, one from Latin and it goesup until you are C class (highest national class) when you candance all 10 dances - 5 from Stand, 5 from Latin and that iswhere you can choose one cathegory and dance one style orboth if you want to.

Now a bit about dances and rankings. There are 10 dancesall together. Standart: Waltz, Venice Waltz, Tango, Quick, Foxtrote. Latin: Cha cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive, Passo Doble.

Rankings (with dances): (can't be true to how they are inworld cause I'm from Eastern Europe but I'll put it the way wehave it): Kids (~up to 7 years old)= Waltz + Jive; Beginners(up to 10) = Waltz and Quick + Cha cha and Jive; E class(here there the age gradation starts and goes up until u are atPRO WORLD LVL: Juveniles (up to 12 years old) and Juniors(up to 16 years old))= Waltz and Quick and Tango + Cha chaand Jive and Samba; D class = Waltz and Quick and Tangoand Venice Waltz + Cha cha and Jive and Samba andRumba; C class = Waltz and Quick and Tango and VeniceWaltz and Foxtrot + Cha cha and Jive and Samba andRumba and Paso Doble.

There are also Youth (up to 21 years old), Adult Amateur (21+ years), Seniors (over 35+ years)(most likely when u startdancing being Senior you can choose one style, and thechoice is obvious, it goes to Standart, nobody at this age doesnot start dancing Latin cause it is too fast) cathegories andsmthing like Hobby class (for 18 and above) who can danceboth or 1 program but are ranked on tournaments not basedon their technique lvl but on the complexity of their dancingcompositions.

Then go 3 international rankings: B, A and S. They also haveyounger and older divisions, but in order to get this rank youhave to compete on highest country lvl or internationaltournaments. In order to get a rank u have to earn a numberof points, which u get by competing - the higher lvl thetournament is and the higher your place is (1st gets most), themore points u get. As it was shown that Sengoku got his ranklowered from S to B is also a fiction, your rank does not fall, you simply do not get points to ente high lvl tournaments, andu have to do that every year (season) if you want youcompete with best.

Tatara has not been ranked + on Tenpei cup he dances only 4 dances (though that was not official cup, but I've never metsmth like that in my carrier as 4 dances (I mean that if the cupis not official and couple of any rank can enter, that is veryodd, because the last dance that is added to the Standartstyle is Foxtrot making it able only for C class couples, andVenise Walts is in program of D class couples, D class islower than C which makes this whole situation really strange), they forgot Venice Waltz) + when he was made by Sengokuto switch places with Hyoudou on some tournament = this isanime, of course there are no such things in real world, nobody will let a newbie to switch partners right in the middleof Country lvl eliminations tournament + such thing as a"Newbie who makes tremendous progress" is a commonthing in anime, but that is not that easy in real life. Thoughthey showed it the right way that during high lvl cups you cannot switch partners especially without notifying thecommission in weeks before tournament, but that is one ofnot many details this show has not changed. GREATDISADVANTAGE THAT ONLY REAL DANCER CAN TELL -in some ep. (don't recall which) they've shown twice as Tataramade a step in Tango with a toe. IRON RULE that even littlekids know and you will be kicked out of the tournamentinstantly (last in the rank I mean) - EVERY STEP IN TANGOBEGINS WITH HEEL. Since Tatara is such a "genious" whoafter couple weeks of preparation is already dancing on thehigh lvl cups, he would have been thrown out of there inablink of an eye and would be laughed at for a year at leastand his teacher ( Sengoku) would have lost his licence forputting an inexperienced low graded dancer in the cheattyway, by the way, on such a tournament.

Well, generally there’re lots of things I can anchor to –technical, as anime it is a little disappointing and as apresentation of dancing world to people it is pretty mediocre. But just like I’ve said I’m glad that such an anime is airing andthat it drags attention. Though if u are truly interested in balldancing you should just go YouTube and watch some vids ofPro Cups and you will be able to compare.

But I underline THIS IS ANIME and it just can not be straightto the reality, cause its f***ing anime

P.S. ahaha Just recalled. The thing they have about pairingup. Nobody sees that as marriage, that is also a very stormycreators’ imagination. Though I can compare Standart with aRomantic side of a couples’ relationship and Latin with sex, this is the best way to imagine what these programs truly are.

I gave a little taste of what dances really are. If you have inmind some other anime aspects I did notmention, feel free to pm me.

And yeah, about music, there was also one ep. where Tatarawas dancing with Akagi, and the music was absolutely ofanother dance, but generally they did not mess up there, though they could’ve recorded some better tracks ( onnational lvl and higher there an orchestra is playing the musicbut for Standart only, Latin Is almost always only beingacomponised by some instruments, mostly drums as they aremaking the rhytm of each dance).

Djidji Sep 21, 11:02 AM
Well, since I asked you because you said yourself you were a ballroom dancer, it was about the show being faithful or not to the sport itself. The comments in ANN point out the show doesn't seem to "respect it". In his opinion, it's really bothersome, so I was wondering if it were for you too.

It is also said – not on these posts – they didn't keep the original musics, what do you think about it?
Djidji Sep 18, 3:29 AM
Hi there. o/

Since you presented yourself as a ballroom dancer in your Ballroom e Youkoso review, I'd like to know what do you think of these 2 posts so far if you don't mind.
(1st, 2nd)
susan00 Sep 5, 1:31 PM
THANK U!!!
That is a special case when 4 words convey the essence better than million.
CaptainFalcon Sep 5, 9:03 AM
Your Mirai Nikki is a masterpiece!
assemomar Jul 17, 1:12 PM
Thanks :)
Abid Jul 10, 2:29 AM
nice review!
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CLYDESDALE Mar 1, 4:35 PM
Onimusha was basically the first game of its kind. It's where games like God of War and DMC came from.
CLYDESDALE Mar 1, 2:27 PM
DMC is a lot easier than Onimisha, actually. However, you can't jump and do gun/sword combos.
CLYDESDALE Mar 1, 11:15 AM
When you say walk through, do you mean you saw a video or you read a FAQ?
CLYDESDALE Mar 1, 7:16 AM
If you haven't played Onimisha, then how can you be sure you like DMC more?