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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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kristinemarie says...

You'll be sad to hear that all of the snow is gone and all that remains is mud.  Icky, squelchy, "oh no I lost my shoe" mud.  Bleh.  And fog.  Lots and lots and lots of fog.  At least it's a bit warmer though.  I've been living in fear of my face freezing and falling off, but now it seems that danger has passed.  :-)

Do you live in the country?  Or is your grey landscape a city grey?

Dec 18, 2009
Murdok says...

I'll admit, I do have a weird approach. I do watch for pleasure, but getting my goal is always in the back of my mind. Thanks for the comment!

Dec 15, 2009
LinkSword says...

Oh, yeah, I wanted to point out something about a recommendation of yours I saw some time ago... Needless/TTGL

Needless' manga started being serialized in 2004 while TTGL is an original anime of 2007, so Blade, Eve, Cruz, the drills, etc, etc were in Needless way before TTGL's project was even initiated.

Just to comment that so you know it, since it's a thing I see a lot in the Internet and kind of annoys me (not like I got angry about your rec or anything xD). I love both shows though ^^

See you!

Dec 15, 2009
kristinemarie says...

It's snowing here for the first time this season, which would normally make me happy, but now the library seems oh so much farther away.  So I'm doing laundry and cleaning my room instead.  A girl can't study in a messy room anyway, right??!  This isn't procrastination!! 

Dec 12, 2009
TheMajor5 says...

XD  ahh I understand completely now.  Love Polygons do take most of Shounen unfortunately and like Love Hina, most of the girls are not affected by the rivals, which really ticks me off.  its so unreal its not even worth reading, im trying to finish Love Hina but after finding the Love Polygons -yeah its not gonna happen.  But to be honest i dont read much of the joesi or seinen.  Shounen i like it because its more directed towards my age where as the other romances are not.

I do see your point more or less though.  I does make sense to group them together based on a whole of manga, rather then base it off of just 1 manga.  I mean, so far i have found well 4 good shounen manga (Ani Doki, Pastel, Suzuka, and KNIM).  Those 4 I mention because i really like, the others are alright but in total ive read like 12 and outta those more like 8 are shounen.  So thats where my opinion comes from, based of what i have.  And yes outta those 4 mangas i mentioned, 4 of them would happen only by chance by god himself.  Very unlikely, but thats the point of manga anyways an it hold my attention very well so keeps me looking for others like it.

More than one manga ive read where the girl is perfect and no personality, gets very old fast.  But i see your point, made very well i may add, and it makes sense.  It just all depends on the person and how many romances he has in his arsenal.

Dec 11, 2009