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Anime Stats
Days: 36.4
Mean Score: 7.42
  • Total Entries339
  • Rewatched45
  • Episodes2,256
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Jan 28, 1:44 PM
Completed 26/26 · Scored 8
Angel Beats! Specials
Angel Beats! Specials
Jan 26, 1:23 PM
Completed 2/2 · Scored 8
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's
Jan 26, 1:04 PM
Completed 13/13 · Scored 9
Manga Stats
Days: 7.1
Mean Score: 8.80
  • Total Entries29
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,238
  • Volumes142
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Mitsuboshi Colors
Mitsuboshi Colors
Dec 15, 2017 12:11 PM
Reading 28/? · Scored -
Hitoribocchi no ○○ Seikatsu
Hitoribocchi no ○○ Seikatsu
Sep 25, 2017 6:58 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Chrno Crusade
Chrno Crusade
Sep 7, 2017 11:25 PM
Completed 59/59 · Scored 10

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AironicallyHuman Feb 1, 5:37 PM
But does a belated reply to a belated reply of a belated reply still make everything fine?

I used to like scrolling through Amazon user reviews, hence ending up typing a few for games. The harsh criticism of customers is more reliable than the paid for reviews of critics. And whilst I don't know about blogs related to Amazon reviews, I did once come across a story about an actual serial killer that reviewed items, such as shovels, locks, handcuffs and the like, giving accurate opinions on their usefulness through experience. Sometimes troll reviews... aren't. Still darkly comical that that people would upvote his reviews, mind.

All I know of Brazil is, going on City of God /Fast & Furious and Max Payne 3, the slums would not be an ideal place to go on holiday. Or send gifts via the postal service there. Customs in the UK are a nightmare: I think it's anything declared over £16 in terms of DVDs/games and whatnot get a fee, so hafta pay import fees in advance or get a retailer that lies on label. Still better than Brazil, I wager.

About Chrno, I do remember how the anime ended, if only because it was somewhere between deep - suggesting Aion was God testing people - or trolling. It makes sense my memories would be cloudy over the brother/alien aspect if it was all in the final volume, which I only read once. Your description of the plot with Aion/Chrno having a human mother and Aion's rebellion against the elders being a response of his mistreatment rather than him being as evilll as the anime suggested. How come Chrno still, iirc, killed Aion off-page in the manga? To stop him as he'd gone too far by then?

Ah, I should've known it was another RT series given her art style so similar in terms of heroines. I SEE KYOUKO EVERYWHERE. Never got around to trying Inuyasha, despite owning first season on DVD. I suppose the shounen-ish looking male lead didn't appeal to me. My affection for Takahashi is a bit all over the place: I adore her more grounded, titles like MI, her one-shots that got an anthology anime and Mermaid Forest. But I hated Ranma 1/2 and found UY too random. Also didn't like her newer series, Rinne. I will always love her distinctive, charming artwork, though.

Anyway, sorry for taking so long for getting back to you. Dedicated I am not. How has anime/life/existence been going for you?
Ikusagami Jan 29, 3:52 AM
Actually, I think we met in like 2012 when I first joined, when you were still a bright eyed high school teen; so congratulations for keeping my interest longer than most. I'm usually glaring/throwing daggers at people after knowing them more than a week, haha.
Congratulations on surviving through the education system. Soon you can begin the blessed path of being an embittered working adult.

Oh shit, I'd forgotten about Nanoha. I was going to watch that a couple years ago after Princess Tutu. Actually at your recommendation, I believe.
Ugh. Don't even ask. 2018 still has the vestiges of 2017 clinging to it like a hungry walker. But thankfully my medical procedures are finally underway after many many setbacks. I get to spend the next few months being poked and prodded by digestive system experts.
BlackFIFA19 Jan 24, 1:33 PM
Thanks for updating your Kannagi review all these years!
ludnica Jan 4, 9:30 PM
Thank you for most helpful review I ever seen (Kannagi) :D
Ikusagami Dec 24, 2017 5:29 PM
Oh wow, you've actually been on!
i thought my yuletide wishes would fall on deaf/abandoned account.
Um, so, Merry Christmas. Your Bobness is missed.
HigurashiFan3 Dec 15, 2017 4:12 PM
I saw your comment on the MAL thread regarding anime YouTubers, and I find it kind of interesting. Quite honestly, I don't know if I agree or not, since I don't think humor necessarily is "forbidden" in an analytical or critical piece. I think that, if done well, something can be both humorous and informative. What I do agree with is the fact that I think many individuals will outright ignore or undermine the importance of a specific aspect in a work just for a cheap joke. This is something I have never been a fan of. I think also that the video format and YouTube as a platform does not inherently prevent an analytical or critical piece from being effective. In fact, I actually believe that the video format can do a lot to enhance it. Firstly, it allows for people to show what exactly they are discussing simultaneously while discussing it, which, if done well, leaves less potential room for misinterpretation. Secondly, it also allows for background music and narration, which can create a specific tone that adds to the piece. One video that I think really does this well is the Caribou Coon video called "Moomin and Escapism in Anime", which actually forgoes narration in favor of just music and text that creates a more emotional feeling than just a simple blog post would have allowed. There's a lot of expressiveness that can be presented with editing in general, and not just in terms of "simple memes".

But I don't know, those are just my two cents. Perhaps there's something I am missing. You seem to know a lot on the subject.
Phraze Oct 18, 2017 3:09 PM
Greetings dear Lucas~ I've somewhat adapted to bad writing, complete with abbreviations and phone slang, so please don't mind me if I revert to it. lol
It's been a while. How've you been? I noticed a slight mention of me in an interview of some sort...or am I imagining things? :3

I got used to the new layout haha. kinda sad that black-and-white is the best fit for this layout. colors don't fit so well ;-; oh and the stat bars are customizable colors for supporters..I saw some profiles with gorgeous palettes xD

I'm always on the lookout for the unloved series of MAL, expect lots of unknown things in my favorites from time to time haha. Thanks for the compliments <3 Oh and the Zen X Shirayuki kiss was worth everything XD
Got around to Zettai Shounen yet? Oh and I hope you've seen Shelter, it's the best music video I have ever seen <33
Akatsuki no Yona was subpar to be honest, but the story has potential which is probably expanded on in the manga. Didn't find it interesting though. It's the typical revenge story but with dragon dudes involved. Akagami no Shirayuki Hime for me - great art and a fantasy setting, complete with their own plants.

Huehue~ Politics. Trump. nuff said. On the other hand, my brother got a job and we're financially stable for a year now. I'm still a NEET but always on Discord(Skype's rival). Oh wait, do you have an account? we can talk there~ Prepare for my terrible English there though, it has become a lifestyle xD same name and 7766
AironicallyHuman Oct 5, 2017 7:14 PM
A belated hello back at you. I don't use MAL much anymore, and when I do list tag mini-reviews torture me. Will-not-fucking-fit.

I remember our Maoyuu thing regarding my S&W rec, very vaguely. And weren't you the guy that made the MAL review system critique thread? Feels so long ago now. 4years ago... man, age has caught up with me. Feel old.

I'm surprised you or anyone found that review on Amazon. I'd forgot it was on there. Whereabouts do you live if it cost you THAT much for shipping? Pity you don't live in the UK: some poor sod was trying to sell a complete set for months for next to nothing. Hurt to see knowing it's OOP and such a wonderful series.

I've done that blind buy thing many-a-time, ending up with around 1000 volumes of manga. End result? Recently sold 220-300+ volumes on eBay. But, like you, Chrno Crusade was one I lucked out on, having liked the anime. Even now, close to a decade later, it still moves me thinking about how painful it was for Chrno to fight, knowing he was slowly killing the woman he loved by doing so. No other series has ever had a similar 'love/life-depleting' premise, that I know of. Truly unique and special to me.

NTR rapey Aion was always... bizarre. Usually anime adaptations try to cut stuff like that; not randomly add it! My memories are hazy now, so you'll have to remind me, but didn't Chrno and Aion have a heart-to-heart at the very end? I distinctly recall Aion referring to Chrno as his brother... been too long.

ANYWAY, happy someone out there listened to me and ended up going even higher than me with their rating. Will send you a friend request.

PS: Is that Kyouko from Maison Ikkoku? And "fakemorisummer": recently watched S2 of Chuunobu; around time you messaged me.
Skadi Sep 15, 2017 5:32 PM
I havent looked whats coming out next year, besides FMP sequel which is the only thing i am really looking forward too.

I dont watch alot of 24 episode series either, though I did watch 7 deadly sins recently which I surprisingly enjoyed alot.
Doremi-fag Sep 13, 2017 11:23 PM
I was looking at the reviews for True Tears in hope to get a better understanding of it and yours helped me a lot. I'm grateful for that!

Yeah. I've seen it btw and agree. I brought it up because True Tears kinda reminded me of KimiNozomu ... but overall felt much more rewarding, organic and better, even if it didn't go all out like KimiNozomu did.

The melodrama in KimiNozomu is what killed it for me. It was still decent in how it had the balls to actually go all out with the characters and story ... and the fact they made two separate alternative endings for the girls (something I wish True Tears had too haha) was an interesting idea you rarely see done in romance anime. Still it just lacked something for me, the characters acted way too stupid in situations which could have been resolved easily with a proper dialog and the mc's relationship with Haruka was way too forced and ridiculous at the end of the day.

Ef: tales I haven't seen tho, thanks for the recommendation. I was just looking for another romance so I'll be sure to watch it! Sorry if I typed too much and thanks for the fast reply!
Doremi-fag Sep 13, 2017 4:30 AM
"True Tears, for me, was a masterpiece.
But, c'mon. They could've picked a better name. "

Damnn straight man! True Tears was a masterful romance!

Have you seen Rumbling Hearts btw? What do you think of it if you have seen it?
Ikusagami Sep 11, 2017 11:49 AM
That actually like my kind of anime. I guess the global popularity of Game of Thrones is the reason we're finally getting some decent fantasy entries.

"Youtube: collective archive of humanity's highest achievements since 2005"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBALsWwxPf0

I'll have to remember to die AFTER finishing my trilogy, and not sooner. Gotta make the most of it.


Haha, didn't you say that with horror movies you just suspend disbelief? Now you sound like me. :P
But yeah, it really annoyed me both of them travelled so far looking for each other, but didn't even think to look up phone numbers or anything. I see why it was required for the plot, but it was implausible enough to facepalm at. Didn't kill the enjoyment, though.

Hm, I think I might have seen Beyond the Clouds, but I have no recollection of it. Probably would have soiled my enjoyment--a lot of my appreciation was that the concept seemed fresh to me.
I'll try to check out your analysis tomorrow.

Haha, congratulations on having more insight into media trends than pretentious weebs. Maybe you should seek employ in the anime media industry, so you get the recognition to influence a medium slowly dying from mediocrity.
Skadi Sep 8, 2017 2:20 PM
I'll have to look into it. I havent been watching anything from the new season yet. As of now only New Game is on my list to watch for sure. Been catching up on old things or movies that came out recently. It does look like my kind of thing though.
Ikusagami Sep 4, 2017 12:38 PM
Finally saw Kimi no Na wa. Finally really enjoyed a Shinkai film.
Who ever knew a transtemporal transmigrational transgender love story could be so moving?
Ikusagami Aug 11, 2017 9:27 PM
First thing's first:
Neon Holocaust Evangelion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4JXvP-yHbw

How was Kimi no Na wa? I've heard nothing but praise, but still haven't gotten around to it.

lol. What a bastard, keeps churning out shit you like. Why can't more creators just have the decency to die in their prime, anyway?
And if it's just cashgrab material, just tell yourself it doesn't count, isn't part of the legacy, and so your collection IS complete.
And then send death threats for fucking up the ending, like people did to Hideaki Anno.

No, missed me again. :P I started The Office years ago, but it just didn't keep my interest. I'm really out of the loop when it comes to television.

"Pfff, you're such a Bob."
I just watched The Matrix trilogy the other night, so I immediately thought of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNyHark4xk