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PinkyIvan

about me

And yes I've read the Necronomicon!

Welcome stranger. To my profile. It is so awsome that it could change your life. I am Ivan from Croatia, a law student.

I watch far too much anime. My top 3 would be Ergo Proxy, GITS and Serial Experiments Lain. So basicaly I love dark philosophical anime but I don't mind watching lighter stuff if it is good (Toradora was awsome!).

Videos you can find me in:

Favourite anime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc2X2tlo3FM&list=PLOVs6w3Eu5pnf8W7X4Z7tCopq0bBgq8gn

Fate/Zero overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH4K2APNdEc&list=PLOVs6w3Eu5pkF8M2j3UynL9q-BL0P1ZS3

NGE overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc1m8Ro-3sM&list=PLOVs6w3Eu5pkF8M2j3UynL9q-BL0P1ZS3

Mirai Nikki overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tETZBQakT60&list=PLOVs6w3Eu5pkF8M2j3UynL9q-BL0P1ZS3

And quite a few more on the very same channel!

my life spent on anime

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Location:

Croatia

Member Since:

April 8, 2012

Last Visited:

July 11, 2014

User Stats:

19 / Male

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total anime ratings: 244

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total manga ratings: 13

comments

Singan avatar Singan

Konnichiwa!

Nov 22, 2013

I also watched Ergo Proxy twice and I agree with you: it gets even better when you rewatch it. I even mentioned that in my review.

The director, Murase Shukou, didn't direct many anime - he's more famous as a character designer than director. The only two other shows he directed, as far as I know, are Witch Hunter Robin and Dante's Inferno. I haven't watched any of the two so I can't tell anything about them except they weren't received particularly well in the community. 

The main credit concerning why Ergo Proxy is so awesome goes to Dai Sato - the chief writer for the series. He is unarguably one of the best Japanese scriptwriters with a huge list of works, most of which are very popular & respected shows. However, Proxy was the first project where he was the chief writer, thus he basically pulled out everything he could by mixing all those genres & allegories and made this story his magnum opus. 

Unfortunately, there aren't any shows really similar to Ergo Proxy, or at least I'm unaware of their existence. However, if you want something thought-provoking without typical "fun", why don't you watch more stuff by Mamoru Oshii? Of course, you might not like his other works as much as you liked GITS but at least you'll certainly get yourself some really unconventional anime with plenty to think about.

Also, you probably should try Revolutionary Girl Utena and Texhnolyze. The first has plenty of symbolism & psychology, and the story is about breaking illusions, growing up & entering the real world (much like Ergo Proxy). However, it also has girly looks (because it's a shoujo) and it's very repetitive. Both of those aspects weren't a problem for me but many people complained about that. Also, Utena looks more like a typical anime, with school life, romance, comic relief etc. but you shouldn't be decepted by that because it also has plenty of dark & twisted stuff and in the end it turns out to be a genre-breaking show.

As for Texhnolyze, it was made by the same people who made Lain and Haibane Renmei. It has a fantastic story presented in a very demanding, art-house way, with ultra-slow pace, little focus on characters and bleak & depressive animation style. In fact, many people completely missed the point of that anime simply because it was too hard for them to digest. In my case, that again wasn't too much of a problem although I do think it could be better with a little more conventional presentation. For example, if it used dark colors (like Ergo Proxy) instead of bleak ones, or if it had a little faster pace.

Singan avatar Singan

Konnichiwa!

Nov 22, 2013

http://www.anime-planet.com/users/VivisQueen

Neon Genesis Evangelion: watched; 4,5 stars

Ergo Proxy: dropped at first episode; 1 star

Nuff said. 

You may be right that there aren't A LOT of people like that, but they do exist.  Well again, that's human nature :) and tastes are also different.

Singan avatar Singan

Thanks! ^_^

Nov 22, 2013

Well, Tatami Galaxy also doesn't have tits & asses, and I have yet to meet a person who didn't like it =) and Mamoru Oshii is also one of the most popular & respected directors of all time even though he always makes serious & slow-paced stuff that doesn't look like typical anime.

I think the main reason why people criticize EP is because it's confusing with its genre switches & symbolism... and at the same time it was never hyped like, say, Ghost in the Shell or Evangelion. You know, people don't like the stuff they don't understand; however, they also don't criticize the stuff that is hyped because it's always easier to agree with the crowd. That's why you often see exactly the same users who praise Evangelion & GITS yet criticize Ergo Proxy. It's human nature)

Naga avatar Naga

Konnichiwa!

Nov 4, 2013

Pinky is now in a far away place, where no one can see him mastrubate. 

Slimek avatar Slimek

Konnichiwa!

Sep 25, 2013

I must admit that many themes are neglected development, the movie "Blade Runner" (which is based of the book) fixes these problems. I should've mentioned that fact, sorry. Recently, my mind is all over the place. Also, Do Androids is only part of the "puzzle", you can see the full image after reading "Life After God".

Currently, I'm not that much into books. At the moment, I'm reading "Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes. I'll probably re-read a few books by David Hume sometine soon, I absolutely adore his books.

Sorry for the late response.

I'm rewriting the captcha for the fith time, time to get glasses...

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