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Funari

  • Finland
  • Joined Jul 28, 2008
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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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Esper26 says...

Hi, Nice sig! What it from?

 

Oct 5, 2011
DarkMiko says...

lol I don't always like her since in a few parts of the manga ect she seems more of an irritation then a help but overall I do enjoy what she brings to the story and the silly things she does sometimes XD, I know what you mean about not being able to find others that like spiral, its like no one reads it anymore because its 'old' but I think its freaking AWESOME XD

I so agree with you on the whole Liar Game thing too, I think the reason I love it so much is because though the two main characters clash and seem to be polar opposites they still click together so well when there thrown into a 'battle' I soooo love all the mind games in the manga, its like your with them playing through the games and its interesting some of the webs they weave throughout the manga and how I found myself ended up on the wrong side of thinking, definatly something fun and refreshing to read in my opinion ^__^

Sep 28, 2011
Menchi says...

Ah, what the hell, let's start tomorrow xD

I took a little peek of some random scenes from an episode and instantly had a wtf-feeling, this series would be perfect to switch my brains off for a while after school.

School, ach.. We just happen to have a filming project going on right now, until next thursday, so school hours are full and tiring, but you know what they say, with hard work comes hard fun too ^_^

Yeah, English is what I prefer.. I even remember words that I'm thinking of in English first, and sometimes I have to ask "what's a lamp post in Finnish?" and then others are like o.O Riiiight.. :D

Okays, if we're starting tomorrow, I'll post in the buddy group club thread thingie, and onto watching!

Sep 28, 2011
Menchi says...

Hello!

About the buddy group for Kuuchuu Buranko, so you thought you could start after Friday? Should we start right on Saturday, then? I have an insanely busy week in school right now, so it'd be only appropriate to watch some mindfuuuu- to cool my brains on the weekend xD

What about the eps, how many/day? I was thinking maybe 2/day, since I doubt that next week will be any easier in school... But with that amount per day we should be done in less than a week.

And I'm writing in English because I can't think in Finnish right now, haha :D Weird...

~ Menchi

Sep 28, 2011
DarkMiko says...

Hey, Yeah I know what you mean about them being user based so I guess it really is subjective, I guess what my issue was, was that I dont think that Yaoi, Yuri and Shoujo should ever cross in recommendations, i.e dont recommend a yuri manga/anime on a yaoi manga/anime and vis versa, same with recommending a shoujo on either a yuri or yaoi, I just feel if someone wants a recommendation for those three things they dont really fit well together, since if someone watched Princess Princess (yaoi) and then someone recommended Strawberry Panic! (yuri) to me that doesnt really seem like a recommendation that someone that watched Princess Princess would like, I mean if a gay man was watching yaoi I think he'd be seriously turned off if someone told him he'd like Strawberry Panic! only to realize its women and vis vera right? XD but that could just be me lol

 

XD yeah I am figuring out how the list thing works XD cuz I thought it was a good way to keep some tabies on my favs ect, I know what you mean about Eureka Seven, I find that it fits well into alot of different catagories that it did well in, it would be hard for me to just stick it under one thing and leave it there XD PS I saw your one list for manga and ZOMG FREAKING <3 Liar Game, I even downloaded the Asian drama to watch to see if it did the manga justice XD and Spiral man Ilove that too XD I'm hunting down the anime to watch to see if it does the manga justice or not, so far its ok but not awesome like the manga.

Sep 27, 2011