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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

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LoliTsundere says...

Hi VivisQueen,

Thanks for the recommendation, I heard about Tutu before but never intended to watch it yet. I'm gonna tackle it soon and tell you about my impression. I also took a quick glance through your "watched" list. Hopefully I can come up with a counter recommendation one day :D

I'm going to sit down with some friends tonight and watch the third part of the new Berserk triology. How did you like the new movies so far?

Jun 29, 2013
LoliTsundere says...

Hello VivisQueen,

Interesting question. I remember your comment, it was my first profile comment after all ^^ Over the course of the past two years I came to like the magical girl genre I initially despised. CCP sure played a part in it. Nowadays I give magical girl shows a chance which would have landed straight on my "won't watch" list in the past.

While it took me a long time to get into the show (~30 episodes) I'm glad i kept going. I just love most of the characters at this point as well as their development, also the designs and the costumes are great. Madhouse animation and music also convince, only plot wise I still think this show is a bit thin, which is why I just can't marathon this show and keep it on hold continuously.

At episode 46 I'm currently at a turning point though, all the cards are collected and I honestly have no idea where it's going from here on. While I was so looking forward to more plot, action and excitement I'm a bit afraid it might ruin the show for me now because at this point I'm content with episodic moe fluff and love it for it.

Jun 28, 2013
AirCommodore says...

Just started FtNW (I have no impulse control). Soooo good, though I'm not seeing the Erin connection. Granted, I only vaguely remember Erin. The episodes end at the weirdest times, though.

May 26, 2013
AirCommodore says...

Leafie is pretty easy to find if you search for torrents (it's also on bakabt if you use that site). I watched Kono Danshi here, there's probably a better quality version floating around somewhere, but I had no luck finding it.

Oh yay, both of those sound really neat. Especially the Empire trilogy- I always have trouble finding adult fiction with good female leads. I'm not sure if I'm just exceptionally bad at hearing about/locating them, or they simply don't exist. I get the feeling that a lot of female fantasy writers that want to write about women go into young adult or middle grade writing instead- both sections have oodles of awesome female leads, but the stories tend to be a bit too simplified and/or contain too much angsty romance for me.

Re: Daenerys- apparently the internet claims she's supposed to be 16, but this is never said in-show, and the actress doesn't pass as a teenager at all, so I'm going to continue pretending she's 20. Whatevs. (Also Martin's reasoning for making her 12 in the first place was because "that's what it really was like back then", which is such a shit excuse in a book about dragons and magic zombies. tch).

May 25, 2013
AirCommodore says...

I don't think many people would argue with you on the Daenerys thing. The show aged her up to 20ish (thank god), which made the whole thing a lot less blech. I'll have to look into Jordan's stuff- I usually don't have much tolerance for your wimminfolk, but I just read the first two of Rothfuss's (very disappointing) Kingkiller series so I think my standards are low enough to put up with that if the story is kickass enough.

Aw man, super excited for FtNW. Gotta finish off some of my watching list first, though, it's starting to get out of hand. I doubt I'll be much help for recs, I think you've seen most of my favorites that you have any chance of also liking (except possibly Himitsu. Get on that). A couple of months ago I watched this Korean animated film called Leafie: A Hen Into the Wild, which was pretty swell. It's full of bishounen ducks (which are unexpectedly way better than boring human bishounen), and it made my friend cry.

http://www.anime-planet.com/anime/kono-danshi-ningyo-hiroimashita was also pretty neat- it was made entirely by one lady, which I've decided is badass, and it has a gay merman.

May 22, 2013