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  • Finland
  • Joined Jul 28, 2008
  • 29 / M

In business since 2001, been watching periodically since then. Or reading. Especially longer titles. Will try out pretty much anything, although I don't really seek out series revolving around same-sex relationships.

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.

Ratings based on absolutely nothing aside from personal opinion but are mostly about writing and characters since I'm not very good at spotting differences in animation or sound quality.


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 or at least some kind of potential, but screwed up with something else badly enough to result in a disappointment in the end.


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.


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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Life on manga

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SadisticTendencies Jul 13, 2011

Reply to the FYAB thread where you said you may be interested in seeing Haibane Renmei:

You're welcome to join us if you're interested; if your attacked by lazyness all you need to do is drop out. We won't wait for you though^^

Menchi Jul 8, 2011

Oh, shoot, thanks for commenting again, I'd forgotten to check my pm box, lol :D

Those costumes were awesome! Yeah my memories of cons are hazy now as I've been to so many, but I'm pretty sure I've seen your gf in that Prince of Tennis cosplay somewhere, looked nostalgic somehow ^^

Oh my gosh, a week! :O I'll be in a hurry, have to fix my cosplay in show-condition and figure out a costume for friday, get train tickets, ask my cousin who lives there for lodging, work out a schedule... This is how it usually is when I go to cons :D But I kinda like it, I get more things done when I'm under a small stress... But I'm really looking forward to Animecon :3 Lots of interesting programme, cool costumes, nice people, piles of manga & anime and everything in between!

You know what, I think I'm going to make a topic in the forum about an Anime-Planet/Animecon meeting, I think it'd be fun to meet other folks from AP there. We'll see how many people would be interested in that, if there are many Finns using AP (or the forums at that). To get more attention, I think I'll post a topic in the Aniki forums as well, in Finnish :) I hope I don't forget to do this, I'll have to write a post-it on my desk :D

Menchi Jul 1, 2011

Haha, yeah it sometimes feels weird, and I haven't really grasped the idea of posing yet so all I really do is just stand there when asked for a photo.. And some fans really surprise me, like in Bakacon there were these Gintama fangirls who, upon seeing me, shouted from across the yard "SA-CHAAAAANNN!!!" For a second I thought whether to go to them or start running away :D

But I can understand your girlfriend's enthusiasm, since there aren't really that many male cosplayers in Finnish cons... or then they're crossplayers xD But I think going in just civilian clothes is fine too, I can't understand some people who seem to think that conventions should only be for cosplayers, that's all kinds of wrong...

Please so post the link to the pics, I'd love to see if I've come across you in some convention. The character didn't look familiar when I google'd it, but then again I'm not a gamer and my memory is not photographic ^_^ I take it that your gf is a cosplayer too?

Menchi Jun 30, 2011

Ah cool, so you're a cosplayer too? I'm a bit of a rookie myself, only did those two costumes so far but you gotta start somewhere I guess ^^ Do you have any pics of your cosplay?

Yep I know a couple from the forums, at least those who have their location visible... And I don't know about anime-planet members, but at least some people from other countries will probably visit Animecon, after all it is one of the largest cons in Scandinavia, I think.

I'm getting pretty excited myself, and stressed too since I'm one of those "plan, plan, plan" people :P Can't help it really, I'll have plenty of time to relax after the con, haha :D

Menchi Jun 28, 2011

Hellou! You've seen me in a con? Really? That's cool, yeah I did Rena last year in 3 different cons I think. This year I was Sa-chan from Gintama in Bakacon. Are you coming to Animecon in couple of weeks? I'll be there as well, as Sa-chan. I think it could be nice to have some sort of an Anime-Planet meeting in Animecon, though I don't know how many people would come...