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Anime Stats
Days: 248.0
Mean Score: 4.86
  • Total Entries671
  • Rewatched323
  • Episodes14,084
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
May 24, 4:39 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Tsurezure Children
Tsurezure Children
May 24, 11:19 AM
Dropped -/12 · Scored -
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
May 23, 4:37 PM
Completed 6/6 · Scored 10
Manga Stats
Days: 25.2
Mean Score: 5.79
  • Total Entries66
  • Reread8
  • Chapters4,015
  • Volumes427
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Takemitsuzamurai
Takemitsuzamurai
May 22, 4:59 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Solanin
Solanin
May 21, 7:34 PM
Completed 28/28 · Scored 7
Omoide Emanon
Omoide Emanon
May 16, 12:36 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Signifie May 24, 5:16 PM
War in the Pocket has taken a spot in your favourites, huh? I don't think I've ever seen a 10 in your last list updates haha. I've planned out the order in which I'll complete the UC timeline and I'm holding off from 0080 until I finish ZZ and Char's Counterattack, but judging from your reaction it looks like I shouldn't wait any longer. I've heard the narrative is told through a child's point of view, what did you think of the different perspective?

And now that I've completed Macross I can answer your earlier question. I kinda threw these thoughts together so sorry if they seem a bit scattered. The idol aspect plays a pivotal role in the story and serves as a unique approach to the whole humans vs aliens setting, with the protagonist idol Minmay placed at the forefront of the war and her songs and performances used tactically to fight against the enemy. That may sound weird, so a bit of exposition will be required here. Basically, the alien race that the Macross comes into contact with are unaware of any form of culture and only live for war, so many modern cultural facets like music and other forms of entertainment are foreign to them. This exposure to the unknown leads to Minmay's songs affecting their minds, even on the battlefield, kind of like a psychological weapon. Minmay doesn’t want to use her songs as a weapon, but instead hoping to use them as a means of bringing peace and resolution to the conflict. It’s an interesting take on the conflicts between mankind and aliens and it’s handled fairly well, with certain themes like the power of love incorporated seamlessly into the narrative through the lyrics of the songs.

Minmay herself is a decent character and receives her fair share of development. She starts off as a no-name amateur who attempts to establish her own following, the experience of being thrust into the spotlight and worshipped as a cultural icon slowly shapes her character, though around episode 27 basically all of the aforementioned character development is forgotten. Not just for her, but for other characters as well. Their behaviours and ideals just return to the same state they were in at the beginning of the show for some reason, which makes even less sense when you realise the last few episodes focus on the romance and character relationships. I’d say I was mostly satisfied with the drama and character interactions though, even if I found the entire thing to be a tiny bit underwhelming, hence my score of 6. Hope that helps, and again, my bad if that seemed unorganised. Revising for exams has pretty much killed all my motivation to reply lol.

Also, I just noticed you've rewatched 323 anime which is by far the highest amount of rewatches I've seen (though I never really look at that statistic.) Which anime have you rewatched the most? I'm guessing it’s a movie.
Fuchsia May 22, 11:24 PM
ohoho a man of taste
Tasel May 22, 9:17 PM
I'm glad that you liked it
OfDeathandLove May 21, 12:38 AM
Yeah, Ciel's a really great character.
And yup! C: Though I will say I will always prefer substance with my style.
Komare May 20, 1:09 PM
Occasionally - when bored - I end up checking out random profiles. I probably started at a random reviewer and then after clicking through multiple friendslists I ended up here. I don't remember exactly, gomen. No bad intentions though!
Komare May 19, 8:08 PM
We seem to have a very decent affinity rating while sharing a relatively big amount of anime watched and rated. You've also got an Alice avatar just like me. I don't use MAL for it's community aspect, but seeing this just compelled me to say hello!
OfDeathandLove May 18, 8:19 AM
Ciel is pretty cute, but he's also a really well-developed character. After going through so much, he does is best to be stoic and come across like an adult, but there's those small moments when he really feels like what he is--a fragile, kind child. On top of that, there's so much gorgeous art of him with extravagant outfits, I love it so much.
S-quare22 May 17, 11:16 AM
hehe, sure! :)
S-quare22 May 17, 11:00 AM
me too, I just think that the backgrounds are enthralling and truly captivating which adds a unique atmosphere to the show. it's also full of lessons, morals and explores various themes to their fullest, I would say that PT takes originality to another level strating from cliché tropes such as mahou shoujo and fairy tales taking them as a jumping point, I really liked the characters especially fakir and ahiru, both have too much character into them which makes me appreciate them even more, PT is overall full of happiness, drama and thrilling moments. can't decide if I should give it a strong 8 or a decent 9.

your english is pretty good, don't worry. I understood everything you said. Thanks for the help! :)
S-quare22 May 17, 10:14 AM
interesting, but what makes it one of your absolute favorites? I also see that you gave it a 10.
Arimias May 17, 8:13 AM
Yeah no worries, hope you enjoy your experience of re-watching Monster!
S-quare22 May 17, 6:59 AM
about princess tutu, which part do you like the most? the first or second half?

I guess you already know what I'm trying to say.
Aslt May 17, 2:45 AM
Kaiji isn't just a hottie. He's a beautiful, handsome and lovely gentleman (^:
Arimias May 16, 8:44 PM
Agreed, it's pretty much a taboo nowadays among Berserk fans lol

One thing that I can say about Aria that I appreciated the most and enjoyed witnessing would probably be its music and artwork. They executed that portion of the show with flying colors, using the right tracks at the more compelling and sight witnessing views of Aqua. Neo-Venezia in itself is a beautiful city with vivid colors and visuals. And I won't lie when some parts of Aria made me feel happy, like in that one episode where Akari visits that village or community where the water is about to flow with the making of a new river(?) or when, of course, the 3 girls became Primas in The Origination. A few moments like that, and maybe even some I've forgotten about along with the studding visuals and tracks, is probably a good enough reason for me to re-watch the series I'd imagine.

Monster is definitely up there on my list for favorite psychological shows. Urasawa has a great way of showing a riveting and uneasiness feeling with the cat and mouse chase of Tenma and Johan, as well as the characterization for both these characters, especially Johan and the genius of his character being a villain. Along with Griffith, I'd consider Johan to be one of the most fantastic anime villains of all time. The way his past is set up in Kinderheim affecting his mindset was very fascinating to witness. I actually like a bunch of supporting characters from Monster as well, and people who say Monster is too long because of the focus of these certain characters probably don't know what they're talking about, as they were VERY important for the narrative. The ending is... interesting. It leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions, that can either be a good, or bad thing for most viewers.

Yeah sure thing. And glad I'm worthy of your time lol. I feel like we could have some pretty good conversations. That's a positive thing about MAL: being able to talk to people to either praise, or criticize of one's favorite anime (when it's a civil discussion, of course)
Arimias May 16, 6:33 PM
I'd say so too with it being very praiseworthy. Now, if only Berserk 2016 and 2017 learned from 1997...

Oh okay, I was unaware of that section on your profile, as I didn't expand it. I guess that's a respectable system. Not something I'd do personally, but at least it's unique to you. To me, I thought there was a huge difference between the quality and narrative for The Origination, but if you don't think so then I can understand that completely. I haven't seen the Gundam series yet, so I have no idea if that claim in differences is true or not, but I'll take your word for it.

I think Animation and some parts of Natural could've been placed in one season of the title 'Aria Season 1' consisting of 24 episodes, and then parts of Natural + Origination for a season 2 of Aria. But honestly, that's probably not liable coming from someone who didn't appreciate the first 2 seasons of Aria and you'd probably wouldn't like that idea anyway lol. So you like the 'background' of Aria instead of the narrative? I can definetly see why, as Aria is built around the idea of being a 'background' show that doesn't require you to think a whole lot like Neon Genesis Evangelion or Texhnolyze.

Eh, yeah that's true. I probably would still highly regard Haibane and Mushishi as superior titles to the Aria franchise, but never hurts to try to see if my opinion might change.