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VivisQueen

  • United Kingdom
  • Joined Jan 19, 2006
  • 29 / F

I've never quite been able to give up anime because it's a great way to keep the child in me alive. The child in me happens to be Sakura Kinomoto; the adult in me is turning day by day into Eva Heinemann. So you see the need.

My anime time includes writing reviews for Anime UK News and co-presenting what is arguably the UK's best anime podcast, Nakama Britannica. The latest episode is a review of FLAG, Ryousuke Takahashi's strange and unique war series. As for my tastes, I can forgive most flaws if a show offers well-crafted characters, and I sometimes watch shows just because nobody else has. Lastly, if you're looking for something fun to do, why not join in the awesome forum club, Find Your Anime Buddy! Go on… you know you want to.

*My rating scale: 1-3 (Poor); 4-6 (Average); 7-8 (Good); 9-10 (Masterpiece)

Life on anime

  • 19 Minutes
  • 12 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 2 Weeks
  • 3 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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430 total

Manga ratings

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48 total

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rhymewithlime says...

I'm not a big fan of this review either. But I think this anime fits nicely in the "8" range. To say it deserves "AT LEAST 9" is pretty biased. But I completely agree that this anime is really good. I myself have had my share of animes and this one stands out as one of my favorites.

Nov 9, 2012
AirCommodore says...

Nerawareta blows? That's disappointing, I've generally enjoyed the director's stuff. What's wrong with it?

Nov 9, 2012
Spaceface says...

Oh I forgot, I'm totally jealous that you get to watch Berserk 2 before I do. I can't find it anywhere atm :(

Oct 16, 2012
Spaceface says...

As always thanks again for the recommendations. Going to try that "Fujiko Mine show" that was out last season. I figure it won't be difficult to find (google ftw). As for VHD: Bloodlust, I watched it and enjoyed it alot. I think you recommended it to me before but I had trouble finding a good version of it back then. 

As for this season......I'm not sure there are alot of shows out there which "might" go somewhere but I woudn't go so far as to recommend them to you just yet. A good example is Robitcs;Notes, the first episode didn't remind me very much of Steins;Gate. Also considering I wasn't a great fan of Chaos;Head (most annoying main character ever) I'm currently holding my breath on that one. Psyco Pass, Btoom and Magi fall under the same category. They arn't really impressing but they do offer atleast some, be it abit generic, entertainment. So I might drop anyone of those (or watch them all because I have too much free time).

The 2 shows that I find the most promissing so far are Zetsuen no Tempest and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun makes for an interesting mix of romance and comedy and reminds me of Toradora!

Except for Tonari I feel the plots of the other anime are abit rehashed borrowed or not very plausible. Not that I'm expecting an Anime that deals with, lets say "the supernatural" to be plausable but I feel alot of the time there is a lack of sense in the way some characters behave. I don't mean this in the sense that I don't like eccentric characters, but more in the sense that the anime itself treats a characters actions as rational. Annnywayy! That is why I don't want to give you a recommendation on those other shows just yet.

Regarding Gintama, It was one of the first anime I watched. I dropped it after watching that first episode and didn't give it another chance for 2 years. For it to get a hold on you you need to watch more then one I think it didn't really grab me until I watched atleast 6. If you then end up enjoying it's humor and unique atmosphere you'll come to understand why it's one of the highest rated shows on this website!

Oct 16, 2012
SoylentGreen says...

Guten Tag.

Ich mag Ihre Reviews, sie sind sehr angenehm zu lesen und in sich stimmig. Eine gute Orientierung fuer mich, sobald ich Zeit habe, mich an einen neuen Anime zu heranzuwagen - zumal unser Geschmack sich teilweise sehr aehnelt.

Ein kleiner Manga-Tipp: Hoshi no Samidare

Lassen Sie sich ueberraschen und entschuldigung fuer mein Deutsch, ich uebe noch mich ordentlich auszudruecken :)

Danke und Gruss

Michael

Oct 10, 2012