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  • Finland
  • Joined Jul 28, 2008
  • 28 / 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.

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Annalyn says...

Thanks for your comment on my Jubei-chan blog post! I've never watched Ping Pong Club - I'm under impression that it would annoy me to death. Or at least, it would have the type of humor that I consider anything but humorous. From what I heard, I'd prefer to watch Jubei-chan over Ping Pong Club, despite the incredibly annoying characters. Still, watching Jubei-chan may be rather self-destructive... :)

Mar 21, 2012
JAhU says...

It's true the protagonist of Change 123 gave all he got when he tried to help (even though he was really weak and only could achieve very little). At start, he was much better than many other wimpy characters, but other such characters usually receive some development (and I don't really mean power-ups) later on.

I think I finally figured out why HiFuMi liked him. Motoko consisted of 4 personalities (excluding Zero). Those where HiFuMi and the Motoko (let's call her Motoko1) we meet at the begging of the series. The point is, all the parts were still one person and that person fell in love with Kosukegawa. That's why all 4 personalities shared this feeling. The original Motoko was in many ways similar to Motoko1, but she was more cheerful. You probably noticed that Motko1 was lacking many emotions. Those got assigned to HiFuMi i.e. Motoko1 had problem kissing Kosukegawa, but Hibiki did not (in fact she was extremely bold). Many of those emotions and traits probably canceled out each other (but not completly) after the personalities merged. There was also the part about the protagonist being a nice kid and treating Motoko1 and HiFuMi nice. As he was interacting with all 4, they gradually gained common emotions and it certainly helped merge them later.

Jan 21, 2012
Etue says...

Happy new year

Jan 1, 2012
Bluntjoker says...

Merry Christmas Funari!!

Dec 25, 2011
HasseRovdjur says...

Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2011