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Kilplow

  • Ohio
  • Joined Nov 4, 2007
  • 33 / M

When I first heard about “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” I was unimpressed.  After all, the entire plot was revealed in the title and time travel is a common cliché.  Despite strong reviews and testimonial from friends, I dreaded watching it and procrastinated.  When I finally did watch it, I was pleasantly surprised.  After pondering this fact, I realized that I respected the quality of the direction and acting--the actual premise wasn’t as important as I had previously determined.

I explain this because it defines what I like about anime over other media.  Anime is a medium that can convey a wide variety of different themes and ideas.  So instead of liking one theme or genre (say fantasy),  I find myself respecting and admiring shows that are quality first (in terms of voice acting, animation, character development, direction, music, etc); the theme itself is less important.

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Tomikohara says...

Memories

This is definitely not for everybody, but I think you might be interested in this little collection of short and wonderfully enjoyable stories.

Jun 8, 2008
Tomikohara says...

Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Spoilers 

Heheh yes, "interesting" is the least to call it. I remember how confused I was after the first few episodes where it seemed like nothing had ever happened to the "main character", and little things were switched around. Once you get used to the different "arcs" it's quite enjoyable as you never know what's going to happen next, but I definitely suggest watching the second season if you watch the first season, as it will explain a lot (at the cost of some gore). The art is something to get used to for some (I just can't STAND Rena's stupid hat!) but I enjoyed the cartooney and pastel-colored art that appears before all hell breaks loose; It's very unusual concerning the base of the story and what happens to the characters. I hear there's a third season coming out and I can't wait to watch it! I'm also interested in taking a peak at the game that spawned this anime. Sadly though I moved out of my house recently, so I'm still busy unpacking and I have to deal with rather slow internet. I'd like to watch it all again as it's another show that I really enjoyed but am losing grasp of.

Jun 8, 2008
Tomikohara says...

I had a good trip =3 Toronto was fun and the con was neat except for a handful of things that disappointed me concerning the way AN does things... but yeah I'm happy I went =3 Now I have to get ready to make a costume in time for Animethon in Edmonton!

May 31, 2008
Tomikohara says...

Without much thought, I've just booked myself a plane ticket to Toronto to make it to the Anime North convention! I heard that your friend Freewind will be going and was wondering if you were planning on tagging along; It'd be fun to meet up and have thorough conversations about anime we like and dislike =)

May 11, 2008
Tomikohara says...

*Utawarerumono Spoiler*

It's easy to say that it's the viewer's fault for thinking in such a way, but for people who have watched a lot of anime, it gets tiring to see so many shows take this path to make it more dramatic. One begins to start expecting how things will turn out, but when a show (rarely) goes not according to what the viewer thought, it feels ruined. I personally prefer the shows where characters ACTUALLY DIE once in a while, including main characters as well... Although happy endings are nice, I'd feel more satisfied with a show that's more realistic when it comes to character's injuries and health. That's something that made Utawarerumono feel fresher and more realistic for me. I don't mean to sound like I enjoy the deaths of people =P One of the things that bother me the most though are characters that come back to life or are saved at the last minute by an out-of-nowhere, non-explanatory event. There's a word for this and I really wish to know it, but I beleive you know what I mean.

By the way I'm sorry for all the ongoing sentences, I noticed there's a lot of them but I'm too busy right now to rewrite my post properly =P

May 3, 2008