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Anime Stats
Days: 129.9
Mean Score: 6.03
  • Total Entries948
  • Rewatched12
  • Episodes8,548
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Mahoutsukai Tai! OVA
Mahoutsukai Tai! OVA
4 hours ago
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Princess Nine: Kisaragi Joshikou Yakyuubu
Princess Nine: Kisaragi Joshikou Yakyuubu
5 hours ago
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Ai City
Ai City
5 hours ago
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 6.5
Mean Score: 6.50
  • Total Entries80
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,173
  • Volumes80
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Jan 10, 3:17 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Yuru Yuru
Yuru Yuru
Jan 4, 2:02 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Yuru Camp△
Yuru Camp△
Jan 1, 2:57 PM
Reading 10/? · Scored 9

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Prankster_001 Jan 12, 5:39 PM
well in my opinion Blend S was good for me and yes it's a cute anime
Prankster_001 Jan 12, 9:16 AM
Oh we both like Blend S eh?
Prankster_001 Jan 12, 1:12 AM
hellow
backdoornight Dec 31, 2017 5:56 PM
Amazing review for Animegataris! I had previously marked it as "helpful" without reading it just to push that particular negative review down, but I had the chance to read it patiently just now. Absolutely great work. We see Animegataris in the exact same way and I couldn't possibly put it in writing as neatly as you did. It's good that its message didn't fly over my head, even though I haven't watched as many anime as you - I imagine that experienced anime fans have a higher chance of enjoying that show than "new" viewers. It's a real shame that the bandwagoners and other such offenders will keep downrating it while drivel like 'Imouto sae ireba ii' keeps climbing up the charts.

I see you're into Christmas cakes as well...?
_Blase_ Dec 24, 2017 9:25 PM
Ha, so I'll assume you live on American continent too. Well, dealing with life I guess. I'm currently at a rock concert post-midnight, but it's getting boring -_- hot soda sucks
_Blase_ Dec 24, 2017 6:39 PM
Hey man, enjoying the special night?
_Blase_ Dec 5, 2017 7:55 AM
To think some label it as the worst anime ever :D
_Blase_ Dec 5, 2017 4:33 AM
I finished rewatching School Days again. Still like it a lot, but I realized how weird was the whole 'getting insane' thing of Kotonoha. Like, while the way Sekai acted made sense to me, Kotonoha's attitude seemed out of character for a while. I'd imagine she acting kind of cynical and resented, but never plain 'I'm sick in the head'. Though there's still the possibility that she indeed has a very low self-esteem and is indeed susceptible to a hard striking depression because of a minor event like getting dumped. Either way, I feel like they wasted some potential at that specific point. Other than that, always good to see things going to shit in an endless feast of Entropia.
HamzaDoremi Nov 19, 2017 4:17 PM
I feel the same about that great series. Thanks for accepting my add
lolzar Oct 27, 2017 10:22 PM
I agree on your comments about Just Because! against toward RebePanda. It seemed like a very harsh personal perspective-like review with extremely biased and non-critique comments.
RebelPanda Oct 21, 2017 5:05 PM
I think I mentioned a fair bit why the show didn't gel with me, but it seems like you had a different experience with it.

Also, yes, technically every character starts out as a blank slate, but when they come onto the screen you expect to gain knowledge about them. I only need to look at my favorite characters list to be reminded that all of them are given many noteworthy traits in the scenes that they are introduced.
For example; not even a minute into the first episode of Steins;Gate the protagonist Okabe is characterized by spewing philosophy at the viewer and shown wearing a lab coat with unkempt hair. From just a few seconds the viewer is given a flurry of intruiging information to invest them in the character and give them a reason to get invested in the events that are transpiring onscreen.
Now I'm not saying that every show needs to be as good as Steins;Gate, but we should at least hold some standard for the quality of character development. Just Because didn't create characters with noteworthy traits to draw in the viewer in the first minutes of episode 1. The only compelling characterization I've seen thus far is Haruto leaving his comfort zone to get Hatsuki to like him. It felt like a realistic addition to his character that I was able to compare to my own life experiences. Even if I find Haruto's character to be a bit annoying at the moment, I still think his depth could be explored in a memorable way as the show progresses.

I think you have a nice outlook on Just Because and I'm glad that you shared your opinion with me. I share your sentiment that it's good to see a realistic take on a genre that is mostly saturated by harem fantasies made for 12-year-olds. Most shows aim to please the masses which is easy, but when a show tries to be mature it is also taking on the task of making a competent piece of art for a mature audience. Therefore I can't help but go harder on it.

The reason why my expectations are so high for this show is that it has taken on a challenge, and I don't think the director understands that it takes more than the idea of being different to be great. It is uncommon for a show to embrace mundanity and come out with a compelling piece of art, which is why shows like Sakurada Reset are dull. It's upsetting that Just Because settles for mediocrity instead of trying to take mundanity and make it into something extraordinary (Like the achievements of Mushishi and Haibane Renmei).

I wasn't entirely sure if I would give Just Because a full review once it finishes airing, but I feel like I have a lot to say about it. Talking to you has made me realize there is more potential for this show to succeed than I initially assessed.
RebelPanda Oct 21, 2017 10:25 AM
I think you may have misread what I wrote in that quote; there are more than two characters, but they are so nearly blank slates that I couldn’t connect with any of them. Also, in my revision, I added that the directing alienates the viewer even more than the bleak script.

I mentioned the peers of Just Because are the myriad of shows in the slice of life/school/romance genre, such as Tsuki ga Kirei. Both shows share the goal of being simplistic, but Just Because lacks an understanding of how to make a simple show enticing beyond pretty visuals alone.

When I said the characters could be summarized in a word, I meant that they had little more than that singular trait. Of course, you can come up with more things to say about the characters based on your own prior knowledge of the archetype, but what’s offered in the show is lacking.

I’m also hopeful that the creators of Just Because take the genre into a new direction. It wouldn’t take much to make the show compelling as a drama (i.e. if the future episodes have more attention to detail). However, to bolster the show to originality it would require a pretty big shakeup that sadly feels unlikely at 3 episodes in.
RebelPanda Oct 21, 2017 8:09 AM
If the director of Just Because has a vision other than to make a standard high school romance then it hasn't come across to me yet.
I think I said an adequate amount on why I'm struggling to get invested in the characters; the perspective shifts frequently in the first two episodes before offering a compelling reason to care about the characters.

Tsuki ga Kirei sought to make a simplistic romance and many of its memorable components are emulated in Just Because, with less than half the effectiveness of the former. The reason why I can't seem to not compare Just Because to other entries in its genre is that it doesn't make an effort to separate itself from its peers, in fact, I would argue it's trying to evoke the successful qualities of shows like Tsuki ga Kirei because it wants to be received as well as that was.

It's always nice to get some criticism, thank you. I'll revise my review to include more on why I think Just Because is generic and where the direction failed to engage me.
Kinekuri Oct 8, 2017 7:48 AM
thanks for the input, i plan to watch them all soon eventually and see how they hold up to each other. I was under the impression it might be episodic considering the length so that helped a little.
Kinekuri Oct 7, 2017 10:02 AM
Do you mean it's episodic? How do the other works fare better in that regard? I'm still early on but I finding it to be pretty decent so far.