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Szwagier

  • Poland
  • Joined Jul 22, 2008
  • 30 / M

I've started watching anime when i was waaay younger, stupider and naive. And so I watched crap like DBZ, and I don't really feel any shame bout it - everybody gotta start with sth. Now I'm bit more cynical, so I try to look for more interesting anime. But that doesn't stop me from watching some total nonsense just to relieve some stress. Though I have to admit I am getting more and more picky lately. Sign of getting old? :S

Why i like anime? Well it's exotic for sure - that factor is probably very important. It's created by completely different culture after all. Also it's easier to create emotions in drawings then to squeeze them out of real actors. Of course the best of the best are able to give you any facial expression. But even in mediocre anime you can usually find it. Therefore watching anime is more fun than watching real live movies. Not that i don't watch them - diversity is also good.

Well if you read so far it means you really are bored. So I may add that i came here through anidb.net while trying to find some new series to watch, and found this place quite interesting. And following the rule that when you take you should also give something i decided i'll give some reccomendations/reviews as well.

That's it ;]

Scoring explained:

0,5-1 - a.k.a. hate score - show that was so terrible to aquire at max score of 2,  I couldn't find a single redeeming feature, and personally hated it.

1,5 - 4 - really bad and I don't reccommend it. But I can acknowledge it did tried to be good at least in one cathegory

4 - 5 - below average. very weak, and not reccommended (Except maybe some hardcore genre fanatics)

5 - 6.5 - average. It's watchable, my eyes didn't bleed but I'm not really gasping in awe.

6.5 - 8  - Above average. Nothing groundbreaking, but enjoyable show.

8 - 9.5 - Good. I really enjoyed the show a lot, and can reccommend it to anyone

10 - a.k.a. fanboyish score - anime that should get at least 8 if judging objectively, but managed to move me enough to become one of my personal favorites.  10 doesn't neccessarily means the show is a masterpiece, but rather that it's a good show that personally adore.

Manga pimping:

    1.    Love Roma - seinen, slice of life, romance Moving between absurd and heartwarming, reading this manga really made my day and left me with a large smile. Very simple high school romance, without any serious drama, or fanservice. You can check my review if you need more convincing.

   2.     Densha Otoko: The Story of the Train Man Who Fell in Love With a Girl - seinen, romance. short and unbelievably cute romance, based on real events. Sweet story about otaku, getting a girlfriend thanks to advices posted on 2chan. The art is weak, but the charm of this manga is good enough to cover for it. There were moments where I found myself cheering for the main character along with the posters on the forum, so yeah - this 3 volumes are worth the time ;]

Life on anime

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  • 19 Hours
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  • 1 Weeks
  • 7 Months
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Anime ratings

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729 total

Manga ratings

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330 total

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TheMajor5 says...

Well i have to say thanks for commenting on meh blog "The Perfect Music" , much appreciated when u can talk to someone about anime music ^_^.  I wrote a comment in there so i wont say anything to much in here but.........Thanks.

Nov 28, 2009
tarivol says...

Greetings for a fellow otaku from Trójmiasto! You outscore me in experience, though :)

Nov 28, 2009
nitaipriya says...

lol - overdose of soap opera reminds me of Peach Girl - which is one of the first animes i ever saw - so those days i could suffer through the lamentation... but with time I've gotten more like "not this again" ...and "i really don't need to go through this"...

Its true i've never heard of REC. But i def won't pass it up... i'll save it for after I watch something really depressing or horrible (somehow i've been convinced to check out Elfen Lied and School Days :s ). It really sounds like i am going to enjoy it - i'm already sad to see its only 10 eps TT ...

thanks ^^ for the recs

Nov 23, 2009
Releashi says...

No problem, really like your piccy too. :)

Nov 17, 2009
Mireal says...

yeah.

But it has a medieval-european style so thats counts as a hot spring i guess :D

also i liked your top20 anime choices. nearly- all of them are on my watched / want to watch list so i guess im on the right track haha.

take care,

Mireal.

Nov 16, 2009