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LilMayar

  • nyc
  • Joined Nov 28, 2010
  • 21 / F

Ah you have found the sporadic musings of my profile.

I, like many other anime watchers, was introduced to japanese anime at around the age of 7 when I discovered the series of Card Captor Sakura, Pokemon, Digimon, Yugioh and Dragon Ball Z. At the time, I thought these series to be masterpieces. Little did I know that the power and force of these series could not compare to the greatness of some of the other series I was to watch in the future. Naruto and Bleach became the series that hooked me into Anime and Japanese culture as a whole. However, I later dropped the series for better series that I deemed more my type. It was the series, Death Note, that ultimately led me to my obsession with the psychological genre. I've watched many psychological animes that explore themes of exestentialism, enlightenment ideals and neo-freudian beliefs. My favorite anime series of all time is Monster. Since that series, I've watched many other series such as Texhnolyze, Ergo Proxy and Shiki as well as many more.

I've recently started watching currently airing animes as to experience the otaku culture as it airs and be able to channel the true feelings of the anime as its creators would have wished it to be had there been no DVD or Blu-Ray version.

Psychological and philisophical themes exsist in every anime, it is simply a matter of finding the hidden symbolism that each anime contains.

A little blurb about me. I'm 17 and college bound next year. I live in NYC and love japanese culture. I'm a straight female so ecchi animes don't really appeal to me.

=)

 

Life on anime

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butekkusu says...

Please, don't assume such simplicity on me x)

Actually yours is the second opinion I've heard, the first being the one from the guy who sold me 20th Century Boys first volume, and all he said was "I liked Monster better".

Look, obviously to some level I loved Monster, because I have a strong tendency to drop and yet I read the whole thing. I guess I just didn't like the finale, it didn't feel like a finale (not just because it doesn't really end... let's try not to spoil :P), and I still haven't been able to digest it properly (I think it was 4 years ago :S) so I can value the series as a whole... but I am just guessing.

There was some stuff that I didn't like one bit. Urasawa LOVES jumping the shark and sometimes it's f*ucking great, but others it's just really lame. Of course here "awesome" and "lame" are just a matter of taste. And that make up thing...

SPOILER - SPOILER - SPOILER

That transformation Victor/Victoria at some points was really lame to my eyes :/   I'm telling you, it's one of those moments in fiction that actually pissed me off, like the end of Woody Allen's Match Point. I work with details, a small thing can make me love or hate a story, and that thing in Monster really let me down. I barely remember most of what happened around those numbers. Johan being Anna seemed ridiculous to me.

Sorry if you loved it! x)

 

 

Apr 29, 2011
butekkusu says...

"No substance, no meaning"

Which makes it an accurate review, because that's how Monster felt. I'm not saying it IS a bad manga. That's my review and I didn't like it.

Just because a lot of people like something that doesn't mean it's good either. "Catchy" isn't good, "easy" isn't good :)

Apr 25, 2011
JaredJHS says...

Sorry about that. I asked my little brother to update all of my watching series that I just started, since most are around episode three. It seems he saw showa monogatari and updated it to the maz anime-planet has to offer. Sorry for the missunderstanding.

Apr 23, 2011
DarkSarcasm says...

My MSN is [email protected]. ( shocking, I know :P )... Ok... talk to you there ( and no, you don't show off :P ) ..  ( you can also add my facebook with this adress :P )

Apr 19, 2011
Arcanus07 says...

Thanks for commenting on my review :)

Apr 16, 2011