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SadisticTendencies

  • Sweden
  • Joined Jan 16, 2011
  • 20 / M

Once again I find myself re-writing this introduction. Each time it happens I find myself even further up on the Otaku-ladder with my preferences changed. This time I seem to prefer darker shoujo, even if I fear I've already seen the very best in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rose of Versailles and Oniisama E. Other than that I'm always up for something artsy or mindfuck-ish but use lighthearted fluff in-between to create something I can fall back on.

I'm a 17 year old boy from Sweden who loves his anime but also movies, music, books, spending time with friends, traveling and studying Japanese (Still a beginner but making progress). I guess the anime part is the only relevant thing over here though. Basically I feel like nothing I'll ever see will be able to top my favourite show (Revolutionary Girl Utena) but I still spend lots of time searching for anything that might; if you have any recommendations feel free to bring them on! I sometimes watch things just because they're obscure as hell and hard to find... that's it for me I guess. I love discussing anime though, as well as talking to random people so write a comment if you feel like it!

Random anime that mean something to me and why:

Revolutionary Girl Utena:

This one doesn't have any significance to me other than "It's everything I could ever want from an anime". The symbolism makes for great re-watch value; the characterization is subtle and absolutely mindblowing; the music is amazing, animation beautiful and the entire thing is just bizarre enough to completely sweep me off my feet.

Wandering Son:

I don't identify as transgendered, but nonetheless, it makes me happy just thinking about this show. It tackles the topic head-on whilst using the situation of the main character not for humour nor as an insignificant plot device but simply to tell an amazing story. A lof of transgendered characters in fiction (as well as LBGT in general) tend to be more or less offensive, or at least unappealing in one way or another. This is not the case here and I love it.

Spirited Away:

Nostalgia. I watched this with my friends when I was 7 and re-discovered it at age 15. Without Spirited Away I wouldn't be an anime fan today. I kind of feel like I'm giving it too much credit but I just can't find any reason not to love it!

Princess Mononoke:

Environmental movies... those words combined send chills down my spine. Why? Because they're generally made by people with a "nature is awesome humanity sucks" mentality who refuse to be openminded for even a second. Princess Mononoke though remains completely unbiased and emphasizes virtues and flaws of humanity and nature alike. That alone is praiseworthy in my eyes. But it's also beautifully animated and magnificently told. If an attempt was made to objecitvely decide which Ghibli movie is the best (which of course is impossible) I still feel like this one would win.

 

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LeonardoKun says...

Yo! It's been a while, huh?

Last time we've talked you told me to write my own review, even if I didn't knew where to start, remember? Well, I still don't have enough words to write a review, but I've risked writing a little recommendation, wadaya think?

Ps: I was reading your bio again today, and I've found out that you didn't update your age in there yet, you're now eighteen, right?

Dec 10, 2013
ShionSonozaki says...

At least with End of Eva, you kinda knew these characters were horrible people. As characters, they were great but as human beings, they were horrible. Madoka on the other hand.... It ended on a somewhat bittersweet but hopeful and peaceful note. But then the third movie sucks out any form of happiness or hope the original series had. The Sayaka and Kyoko fans kinda get their happy ending but Madoka and Homura especially... Oh dear lord, I need to go lie down. Let's just say you'll never be able to watch the series or Homura in the same way again. And what I personally hate about it is that in it's own way, the ending is kind of perfect. It's probably the most fitting ending for this story but it's also the most cruel and hollow way as well. I actually heard that the original Madoka writer wanted to end the film happily but he was pressured into giving it a cruel one by the director so that a second season could still be a possibility. I just really hate how the relationship between Madoka and Homura, which I greatly admired and rooted for in the series, takes such a horrible, sick and twisted turn. But, as I said, maybe that's more fitting from this story and I'm just upset that it didn't end happily. It's basically what would happen if End of Eva and Adolescence of Utena smashed together. On the plus side though, today I celebrate becoming seventeen! :D This means I can legally take driving lessons now. No one is safe now...

Nov 13, 2013
Naga says...

Same here, really. I don't have much free time, and when I do, there's always something else. I stopped watching everything beside Kill la Kill, which is pretty awesome, imho. Nothing groundbreaking, but there is something in that mixture of FLCL and Gurren Lagan, and all that resemblance of old Gainax I adore. It became its own thing later on, so comparison is not really valid, but if you ever get to it, you'll see where I'm coming from. 

Beside that, the season is pure bummer. KyoAni's new anime is crappy since episode 3, and Coppelion is bunch of melodramatic turd. Nothing really note worthy beside those. I'm also struggling to finish Samurai Champloo... 4 episodes more. I do like it, but it's not as good as Bebop.

Nov 13, 2013
ShionSonozaki says...

Hey, you remember how madoka magica ended? And how there was going to be a third movie that was going to wrap up some loose ends and be a continuation to the story? Well, it got released in Japan recently and I got some spoilers all over my Tumblr. I WANT TO CRAWL INTO A DARK HOLE AND NEVER COME OUT AGAIN. MY SOUL HAS BEEN SHATTERED. EVEN END OF EVANGELION WASN'T THIS BAD WITH SCREWING OVER IT'S CHARACTERS.

Nov 11, 2013
Naga says...

I randomly decided to visit some people I once chatted with... so how are you? Watched anything note worthy? Following this season? 

Oct 12, 2013