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Days: 158.6
Mean Score: 6.04
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Bruno_roen Jul 6, 8:03 PM
Perfect review of hisone to maso.
glassknuckles May 14, 8:23 PM
Good, good. Let the ohoho flow through you.
glassknuckles May 13, 11:39 PM
Are you perhaps a fellow traveler among those of us who seek the oujo-samas? Only we few, we happy few, we band of brothers, can understand the true appeal of the ohoho, the exquisite femininity of its expression of pure arrogance, transmuted into ringleted audible form comprehensible to lowly humans.
Aurochz May 7, 12:22 AM
Well thanks. I actually thought you were initially saying my reviews are too long, which they probably are. Somewhat ironic given the previous sentence, I'm already at a loss for words with this post and I don't really know what else to say. I would like to compliment your reviews in kind, but I haven't seen most of those shows. I need to watch more anime, I'm weak in the media.
Aurochz May 5, 3:58 PM
It appears I have been bested by a simple tautology.
Aurochz May 4, 4:28 PM
Yui was having fun therefore the viewer should be having fun. This show saved my life, you dig?
GlennMagusHarvey May 4, 4:23 PM
Okay now that I have a bit more of a moment to reply:

Synchrogazer is a cool name, and I also enjoyed the song, as well as Symphogear's ED1, as well as the very first insert song that starts the show, as well as Tsubasa's battle song. However, the first season was a little disappointing for switching up its foreshadowed tragic tone, in my opinion. I haven't seen the second season, and I want to watch the second season so I can move onto the third season, for which I also really enjoy the OP. But I guess I just haven't really felt the motivation to do it...

I'm very fond of Stratos 4's soundtrack and theme songs. The theme songs are how I discovered Melocure, I think, which turned out to be my all-time fave group, despite their untimely separation. And while none of the characters ended up on my faves list, I still feel fond of them. (Fun fact, because I've seen Stratos 4 and not Macross, I call Kisume from Touhou "bucket Mikaze". It's actually more accurate since Kisume and Mikaze share twintails, which Ranka Lee doesn't have.) It may have helped that Stratos 4 was among the first several anime series I ever watched.

But I do gotta say, it's got a very nice balance of a variety of elements, some feel-good slice-of-life, some mystery drama, some character focus (with endearing characters), some comedy, and generally not overdoing any of these things -- the humor isn't exaggerated, the drama isn't grimdark, the visuals aren't needlessly flashy, the character tropes aren't overwrought, and even the fanservice is subtle (so you can delight in it if you like it and you can ignore it if you don't).

I don't usually choose series by studio -- usually it's because a theme song sounded nice or a character looked attractive, haha. But over the years I think I've found myself interested in a number of Gonzo series (specifically, not knowing who made them before I became interested). Does Studio Fantasia no longer exist?

As for the way series feel, I gotta say that's something I definitely care about too. I get the feeling that (pardon me for opining a bit...) a number of people are interested in stories that tend to form a "proper" story structure (e.g. beginning/middle/climax/denoument concepts, plot threads presented and resolved), or only stray from it to either dazzle the viewer with something extraordinary/unusual/unique or distract them with attention-grabbing elements (such as but not limited to fanservice), resulting in a situation where fans tend to reinforce those series that rely on attention-grabbing hooks early on, as well as trope subversion (and subversions of subversions and so on) for the sake of novelty. Also, this is all filtered through a set of tastes (e.g. note how the highest-rated shows tend to disproportionately contain shounen, seinen, psychological, and thriller genres). Meanwhile, I find myself more willing to interpret/enjoy a story sort of the way one would appreciate those "everybody has a story" anecdotes you might see in the TV news, which probably leads me to appreciate setting and character emotions/experiences more than exact plot details, which might easily become a pileup of information that I stop paying as much attention to compared to how the story overall makes me feel.

I think fans do ask the question of "why this happens" but mainly ask this in the context of the role of a thing in advancing the story, rather than the role of a thing in setting tone or creating atmosphere or fleshing out the setting.
GlennMagusHarvey May 4, 10:04 AM
No; what's it like?
GlennMagusHarvey May 4, 9:20 AM
Incidentally, I share some of your interests, based on your profile. Maybe I should update my profile to be more like that haha. Most importantly, I definitely care a lot about the mood/tone of a show, more than about having the plot/setting details specified precisely.
GlennMagusHarvey May 4, 9:18 AM
Nice username. I like that song.
Cratex Apr 30, 7:00 PM
Hello!

Oh, yes, I spent 2 weeks there late November 2012. I posted some pictures here:
https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=469115

I've traveled around the US and a couple of times to Canada, but that trip to Japan may have been the best trip I ever took. Other than hooking up with a Friend in Osaka for one night, I did just exactly that. Wandered around. I did have reservations at some inns, and I made a list of things I was interested in seeing, but what I actually did each day I decided at breakfast, and for the most part I avoided the "tourist" spots. I supposed it helped I can speak a little Japanese. I'd love to go again, but some health issues as I've gotten older have made riding in a plane a bit painful.
Otaking09 Apr 28, 6:44 PM
As far as I know, it might have to do with the recent compilation movie Sunrise put out a couple years ago which stirred some renewed interest. Beyond that, just maybe enough people out there who decided to stick with it kept it above radar long enough for it to take hold; nothing super crazy in my social circles.
You as well.
danimage Apr 25, 9:54 AM
that's cool as well imho
danimage Apr 23, 11:59 AM
yeah i don't feel bad about giving a 6 to the series i like, people give away their 7,8, 9 and 10s way too often man
danimage Apr 22, 9:58 AM
i'm fine as well, yeah i liked that you have almost 1000 completed anime and an average score of 6