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Funari

  • Finland
  • Joined Jul 28, 2008
  • 27 / ?

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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Manga ratings

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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
HasseRovdjur says...

It seems that there is a rift between the two of us. A rift that will never be bridged...

Jun 3, 2012
HasseRovdjur says...

Yeah, I'm probably more reluctant than you to use those features. Shame on me for not considering that factor (it's pretty obvious since you hearted the Prismriver sisters... :P).

Jun 2, 2012
HasseRovdjur says...

Bullied or not, I'd like to point out that he actually drugged Tomo, tied her up and started to forcibly remove her clothing and was well underway carrying out his plans for molestation before he aborted his attempt at a career as an Adept. Still pretty dang horrible in my book. That he, despite this, managed to be less perverted than characters outside of Qwaser just reflects very badly on anime in general in my eyes.

The fact that he made Tomo show some depth while Katja turns the cast into gibbering horndogs just makes me pissed at the writers, not the character. Diff'rent strokes, I guess. I think your viewpoint is interesting, nonetheless.

Jun 1, 2012
Marceus says...

Don't worry. I don't like him nearly as much as those three...

Jun 1, 2012