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Funari

  • Finland
  • Joined Jul 28, 2008
  • 26 / ?

In business since 2001, been watching periodically since then. Or reading. Especially longer titles. Will try out pretty much anything save for series revolving around same-sex relationships, either of them.

Favorite themes: redemption, atonement, mental problems not played for comedy, romances that have flaws and faults (most preferably for both parties) but work through it anyway, people doing the right thing even when the world is not idealistic, happy endings.

Least favorite themes: tsunderes, inflexible, one-dimensional reactions, an unmovable status quo, otherwise sensible characters turning dumber than bricks when love is concerned, characters whose personality you can guess just by looking at them and actually be correct, schadenfreude comedy when inflicted on undeserving targets.

An odd obsession with: Rei Ayanami, Lily Shiraishi, Lotte the Witch.

Ratings based on absolutely nothing aside from personal opinion, mostly from their plot and characters since I'm rather bad at spotting differences in animation or sound quality.

Disliked:

0.5 - Hated it enough to wonder why it even exists.

1.0 - Everything about it was loathsome. Agony to watch.

1.5 - Still firmly hated, but I can go through an episode without repeated checking of the time in hopes it'll be over soon.

2.0 - It had good ideas, but someone screwed up in the production big time and the result is a major disappointment.

Eh: 

2.5 - Unremarkable. Could watch without problems, but won't probably remember anything afterwards. Or, in one exception, absolutely loved one half of the series and hated the other half just as much.

3.0 - Alright. Not anything to write home about, but I don't regret watching it, either. Has at least some likable qualities. Could recommend them to people who just want something to watch.

Liked:

3.5 - Basically, a good series, but it also had some annoying quality I just couldn't ignore which took away from the enjoyment. Or it just wasn't good enough. Still, could recommend these to people who like similar works.

4.0 - Solid. A good series through and through, could recommend them to most people. Also, since I vastly prefer happy endings, most depressing series don't rank higher than this.

4.5 - Enjoyed just about every minute. In addition to having its plot and characters together, the series also had something that appealed to me personally. 

5.0 - Mostly the same as 4.5 but also had some kind of peak moment that stuck to my memory. These are the ones I still remember years later.

Life on anime

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  • 3 Weeks
  • 3 Months
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Anime ratings

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395 total

Manga ratings

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315 total

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Thrawn says...

Because we are beeeeeest buddies, we've gone through shit loads of shitty anime together! You're part of the brotherhood! And this link will tell you all you need to know. I assure you this is better than Ping Pong Club's OP.

Not as good as Propeller. Or just as. If you take lyrics into account.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYkDP5xDoO8

Aug 4, 2012
Thrawn says...

Fuuuuuuuuunaaaaaaaaariiiiiiiiiii! You must join Marceus and I in watching some low quality, 1st ass class shitty anime! It'll break your face.

Aug 1, 2012
kaosu says...

Playing off the "by your side the entire time" as a bluff would be too happenstantial, although I still do see your point.  Perhaps I was thinking they would slowly slim down the options as the episodes went on.

The evidence is almost overwhelming, unless her entire character is built on lies, which could be her trait (ie lying about be at the party, lying about being a "little" sister when it's revealed she is older than Shougo--if she is the sister).

And I still said "almost all certainty" so that can be like 99% certainty lol

Jul 18, 2012
kaosu says...

Yes, if you go by "anime statistics" Kannagi and Konoe are extremely likely to be the the little sister.  But it could be a ruse to trick the audience, which would be so sly on their part.  But assumptions aside, no conclusions can be made which is good, because if they revealed who it was in any other part than the end I might get bored with this series. lol

I'm hoping it wont be as simple as that though. :(  There might be a huge twist at the end regarding their actual relationship (like not blood related as you said).

Either way I plan on continuing playing detective unless something happens that will negate what I do :p  Thanks for the comment.

Jul 6, 2012
RingoStarr1991 says...

Yes sir/mam both Onani Master Kurosawa and Mahoraba are manga I read very early on in my anime/manga adventures. They are both really well done and whenever someone asks for recommendations I always try to put these two before everything else.

Jun 11, 2012