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Otaku108

  • Austin, TX. USA
  • Joined Oct 2, 2007
  • 39 / M

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

Time for a change! So you've stumbled onto my profile page... Abandon hope all ye who enter here. Always wanted to say that at least once, moving on. So here I am, nearly 10 years after joining this crazy site and I still come back, adding the random review and updating my viewed list as I go. Of the various times I actually get to sit and watch anime there are still so very few that actually ignite my passion for anime. Manga is another story though, I always seem to find time to read something and as such I've kind of given up trying to update those, the list easily out numbers my anime viewed at this point and frankly I don't think I want to know anymore how much time I've spent on this stuff :P

So, some of the shows that have caught my eye and some of the ones that I enjoyed recently. Parasyte EVE was good, so was Seven Deadly Sins, and I just recently started My Love Story and was instantly hooked with the first episode. Unusual romance stories are hard to come by.

Thanks for stopping by, come by again sometime :P

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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.

Life on anime

  • 31 Minutes
  • 15 Hours
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Weeks
  • 8 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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869 total

Life on manga

  • 0 Minutes
  • 11 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Weeks
  • 1 Months
  • 0 Years

Manga ratings

  • 5
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281 total

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roriconfan 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 Nov 7, 2011

missed yer 666 anime! what was it? lol

Nadian 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 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 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?