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NicoNicoDesu

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  • Joined Jul 1, 2012
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A brief explanation for my long-ass absence:

So I finally got over my weaboo era once and for all, but I got out of it HARD. I basically stopped watching anime or reading manga for a few months. I've been watching a lot of live action shows now, but I also want to get back into anime and manga, so I'm going to try to. Sorry about that. :(

Favorite [whatever]:

- I tend to enjoy seinen anime and manga (excluding many ecchi stories), but manage to find something to love in any demographic (including yaoi and yuri). I also like shoujo, because those are the types of stories that got me hooked on anime and manga in the first place.

- My favorite genres include psychological, horror, thriller, and adventure. I love tightly woven, engaging stories that make you think, but aren't overly pretentious or convoluted. I tend to gravitate toward anime and manga aimed at older readers, but I have a soft spot for magical girl stories. Most magical girl shows and books are gratingly annoying, but I love a lot of them anyway.

- My least favorite genres include mecha, harem, reverse harem (adapted from otome games), and slice-of-life (including moe). I used to dislike sports anime and manga, but have been warming up to the genre lately. Mecha anime tend to bore me as I never found the mech battles particularly engaging, and I feel like a lot of the mech pilots are pretentious douchebags. I'm sure that there are some good mecha series out there, but I don't want to slog through more anime to find them. Harems annoy me for three basic reasons: 1.) the mandatory female tsundere, 2.) the bland, wish-fullfilment protagonist, and 3.) the replacement of plot and characterization with ecchi and random bouts of lust. Are there good harems out there that break the mold? Yeah, and I don't include them in this. But a lot of harems are just excuses to show breast shots and panty shots. Which brings up the following point--why didn't I include ecchi in this list? Because if ecchi doesn't become the purpose of the show (which is possible, as it doesn't have to be a genre), I don't mind it. I mean, who doesn't like seeing an artistically rendered pair of pantsu every now and then? Now, for reverse harems. I'm not including most non-otome game adaptations, because those can and sometimes do have strong, likable characters and intricate plots. (Granted, some are crappy, but they pale in comparison to some reverse harems). Otome game adaptations suffer from the wish-fullfilment protagonist problem, sometimes having protagonists so boring they don't even have names. I played a bit of an otome game as a super sweet, competent-until-the-plot-wouldn't-let-her-be-competent protagonist. And, yeah, it felt really sweet when a sexy young man acted all tsun tsun around me and blushed when I tended to his wound. But then I would turn the game off and realize that, not only was I not the cute heroine, but I was also not getting serenaded anytime soon. That's kind of how I feel watching most reverse harems. Like, "damn, it would be so awesome if ten bishies fell head over heels for me." And then reality hits and I'm just left sitting there thinking about how crappy the show was. Stupid reality. Finally, the slice-of-life and moe genres! (Yes, it has gotten to the point that the general consensus is that moe is in fact a genre.) The problem with slice-of-life is that it's either a boring story about some characters with lives slightly more interesting than mine (yep, reality hits you REALLY hard with this genre), or it's entertaing. More often than not, I lose out and find that bland slice-of-life story. Moe, which used to be a subgenre of slice-of-life, is crap aimed at people who like watching cute little girls doing cute things and just generally acting cute. If I need to explain why 99.99% of the stuff in this genre is absolute sh*t... then I've got some news for you.

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Life on anime

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Life on manga

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Manga ratings

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Mangina says...

Glad you like both the idea and the song... no worries about the message, I got it at the forum ^^

Another really nice vocaloid song is Corruption Garden with Megurine Luka, you should listen to it in case you haven't done so already! ^_^

Also gotta say that I like your "Best Horror Anime"-list... I'm gonna make sure I watch em all and see if my list is any different... Or well... I already know it will be... Rosario to Vampire... I wouldn't put it within the horror genre at all :P I really really loved that serie though ^^ (I might be wierd but I really like vampires and succubi... though  my favorite character there was Mizore Shirayuki... somehow her personality really charmed me :P)

Aug 9, 2012
Mangina says...

Ahh yeah... I've also got lots of friends that like anime and manga though most people don't over here :P We are a li'll group of friends at the uni and I've also got a few others that enjoy anime etc. A childhood friend of mine actually attend anime conventions all the time! (I wish I also did that but for some reason I've never been to one)

Btw, do you use msn? I could send ya my adress at the forum if you'd like ^^

Aug 8, 2012
PoisonBite says...

thanks for replying to my comment! and also thanks for complimenting my profile. hehe c:

still working on finishing "Darker Than Black" c:

Aug 8, 2012
Mangina says...

Your profile looks way better now, it's easy to get a quick and nice overwiev! ^_^

Mmm... yeah, I'm from Sweden... (that really small, yet somewhat known country in the north :P) I wouldn't say that Sweden is really fun either.

The only anime's I can think of that have aired in Sweden are: Sailor Moon + Pokémon + YU-GI-OH + Beyblade + Digimon... basically just kid's shows :P (Not saying they are bad... I can even enjoy em from time to time but it's not like what I look for when I'm looking for a good anime ^^)

I think it's sad that they don't air or sell anime in Sweden... there are barelly any mangas at all either but at the same time I think it's great because I don't want to be like everybody else :P

If you want to buy anime in Sweden you have to go to these special stores and I don't think there are any Swe-subbed animes... (not that I'd ever want to have a swe-sub but anyway!)

Aug 8, 2012
Mangina says...

Heyhey ^^

I thought I should tell you that your profile is amazing and that I believe adding some space between certain "topics" would make it more pleasent to view as a reader. You could also try with adding bold / kursive text for a better overview ^_^

Aug 7, 2012