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Otaku108

about me

I am not chii, but I am her friend ;) <3

Hello and welcome to my profile! Well, I say that but I don't really come here much any more, thou that in now way should reflect A-P.com itself, merely that my anime viewing has reached it's zenith and went plummeting down. After all, there's only so much anime you can watch before you actually start running out of anime to watch! Let me rephrase that. There is only so much decent anime out there to watch before you run out of decent anime. Of course my idea of "decent" is subjective so your pointing out that there's so much more out there that I haven't seen is great anime becomes moot when set against my individual tastes, I thank you for your understanding.

So, who is Otaku108? Just another American Idiot that views himself somewhat of a Japan fan? Probably, but I very much don't adhere to what the word "otaku" itself means. It is simply a screen name I use as a means to convey one of my many interests in life. No, I am not a "real" otaku.

Anyway, my last version of the profile bio was very lengthy, instead I think I'll leave at this for now so as to reflect my... absenteeism from the site for so long. Feel free to send me a message any time, or comment on any of my reviews, I get emails to notify me and I can reply usually within a day or two. I enjoy reading other peoples' opinions and thought, even if they run counter to mine.

Thank you for visiting!

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A bit about my ratings/star "system" from worst to best:

0.5 Stars: Something about this title has irked me to the point that I will actively steer people away from it. Usually incest or death(s) of the main character(s) gives me that reaction.

1.0 Stars: Ultimately bad but I leave it up to others to make their own choices about, after all, everyone is different.

1.5 Stars: Also ultimately bad but had at least one redeeming value to it that made me recognize it as... "consumable".

2.0 Stars: Not very bad, but nothing noteworthy or worth revisiting later.

2.5 Stars: Decent, I enjoyed watching/reading but I wasn't overly impressed, I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone however. Might come back to it again years down the line.

3.0 Stars: I enjoyed it, there was probably something about it that stuck in my head but it also lacked something important and so I would probably only recommend it to people that specifically enjoy the same type of materials. Higher chance of me wanting to watch/read it again.

3.5 Stars: This was entertaining, I probably laughed a lot, got some sort of strong feeling from it and would probably revisit it again somewhere down the road more than once. I would also recommend this to someone if they also liked similar titles.

4.0 Stars: This was a noteworthy title, I enjoyed it thoroughly and will definitely watch/read it again. I probably will recommend it to just about anyone that enjoys the genres it's a part of. I've probably seen/read it more than once already.

4.5 Stars: Near perfection, I enjoyed this so much that I couldn't wait to talk to someone about it, sadly there was just this one thing that made it not quite worthy of 5 stars. It would get a recommendation to almost any anime/manga fan. And again, I've more than likely seen/read it more than once or twice at this

5.0 Stars: Perfection in my eyes, this was such an awesome, unique or heart string strummer also having found nothing serious to gripe about or it was just -that damned good- that I could overlook any obvious flaws it might have had that it got the last 0.5th of a star. This was either dead on my type of anime/manga or it just surprised me so much that I felt it deserved the praise. Some titles I might not recommend to people because they are so geared towards my own specific likes and dislikes that I'm not really sure how much someone else would like it. I've undoubtedly seen and read this title multiple times and will do so again at a later date.

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Location:

Austin, TX. USA

Member Since:

October 2, 2007

Last Visited:

March 28, 2014

User Stats:

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total manga ratings: 285

comments

roriconfan avatar roriconfan

Konnichiwa!

May 6, 2012

I pointed out your "mistake" and you still wonder? Just read my own Xamdou review and find out what I mean.

chii avatar chii

Konnichiwa!

Nov 7, 2011

missed yer 666 anime! what was it? lol

Nadian avatar Nadian

Konnichiwa!

Sep 8, 2011

I can understand dislike for both TTGL and NGE.

TTGL walks a fine path in its race towards insanity and if you can't stay on it naturally it'd just seem insanely stupid. A friend I tried showing it to completely hated Kamina and was completely unable to continue watching. I generally sympathize with main characters so this show worked out for me.

NGE intentionally has hugely flawed characters which may turn some people off of it. It may be credited with changing the industry at the time but nowadays it's not as spectacular. Thus, the more noteworthy characteristics nowadays are its absurd levels of character deconstruction but I would guess less people enjoyed it because of that specifically. However, it'd be insane for me to not put it on my list ; it's what really turned me on to anime in general, it's what turned me on to collecting anime on DVD, and I still put it on to watch some episodes.

I'm not sure what Figure 17's online availability is but I'm sure it's out there. If you have any trouble finding it let me know. We can probably figure something out.

Nadian avatar Nadian

Konnichiwa!

Sep 8, 2011

I can see why you'd put a limit of 5-10 favorites on DVDs since everything on your list is available on DVD save for Denno Coil. Well, and technically InuYasha Final, if you wanted to include that in InuYasha, but I'm not familiar with Viz re-releasing InuYasha in a more condensed form than the season sets so that would be a pricey pickup anyways (especially if it's out of print.)

If you're ever undecided on the DVD vs Blu-ray for series you start to collect, perhaps actually seeing them would be helpful. I haven't acquired the blu-ray versions of any of the titles on your list (Moribito and Ouran are available) but I have pre-ordered next week's Twelve Kingdoms Part 1 blu-ray release.

I've made attempts to narrow down some of my favorite of favorites in the past and managed to narrow it down to 20 series (which jumped up to 21 when Brotherhood was simply too spectacular to not put on there.) I went ahead and edited my Favorite Anime list with these titles. Make of it what you will since I'm not claiming that these titles are inherently superior.

Nadian avatar Nadian

Konnichiwa!

Sep 7, 2011

Just a bit lethargic from the smoke and worried about what I should do with my anime DVD collection if any of those fires get too close to home. Otherwise, intrigued by this event happening so close.

You've actually watched a good amount of stuff. More than I'm actually used to seeing by people contacting me out of the blue (but those are mostly Youtube users so it's probably expected.) Do you also happen to collect any anime on DVD/blu-ray?

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