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NicoNicoDesu

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- 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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n00ki3 says...

Well, to be honest I'm only new here at anime-planet. Normally I'm just hanging around at Myanimelist, but because of a friend, I decided to register here aswell. Well, luckily you can import your stuff, else it would have been hell a lot of work to copy everything. :D

So right now, I'm trying to adjust everything, getting a nice looking profile and so on...

Oh and damn, just registered and already received a comment? That's really fast! Thank you!

Jul 26, 2012
ratchet573 says...

Well, I agree with you completely. Battle Royale is one of my favorite books as well as one of the most disturbing I've ever read. It's an amazing look at the human psyche and creates enough realistic chaos to showcase what happens when teens are forced to extremes. The fact that there were normal characters and those who were like the Columbine killers helped turn the story into something both morbidly disturbing but compellingly readable.

Mirai Nikki, for me, was dumb fun. It wasn't in any way particularly good but it is one of the few high stakes game anime that is an actual high stakes game and doesn't taper off to be something deeply political (Eden of the East) or just try to change everything and make it something else (Deadman Wonderland). I enjoyed quite a bit of it and found it to be an overall average anime, though a fun one for good, dumb fun.

As far as high stakes games, psychological thrillers, and gore fests are concerned, nothing will ever compare to Battle Royale. But for what it is, I think Mirrai Nikki is an okay watch.

Jul 26, 2012
Marceus says...

Which is exactly why the Paranoia Agent intro is so awesome. Almost all the music I listen to makes me feel like that actually... I love it. :D

Jul 26, 2012
Elmogamer says...

ofc i did he's an amazing anime rewiver and i was not able to find the right words for what i wanted to say so i just fast forward what he said since i agree with him 100%. are you a subscriber to his channel as well my favorite anime review with him gotta be reviews the anime Bakemonogatari how about you?

Jul 26, 2012