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pokopori

  • In Zoro's closet, being sneaky.
  • Joined Nov 15, 2007
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Bio Update: Nov 11, 2012

AnimeABCs Statistics You're Dying to Know

I'm on Letter: E

Anime of Choice: Eureka Seven

Fav Character: 

Fav Yaoi Pairing:  

Goal Completion Date:  Jan 1, 2013

~AnimABCs Event~

So, since Capeta, I've been having a hard time finding good anime to keep myself enthralled.  In hopes of coming out of my slump, I'm going do my AnimABCs!  Here's how it works!

As of today, I challenge myself to watch 1 anime for every letter of the alphabet.  I'll start with an anime title that starts with A.  Here are a couple rules I'll follow:

  1. The title can be in Japanese or English, as long as it starts with A. 
  2. I can choose ANY anime that starts with an A (including OVAs, TV, Movies, etc).  
  3. I can only move on to the next letter once I've completed the previous letter.  Since this is the case, I will choose only "completed" status animes.
  4. Once I've completed A, I'll move on to B, then C, etc. 
  5. For a bonus, I'll watch an anime that starts with a number at the very end!
  6. NEW EXCEPTION: To be flexible, I'll allow myself to watch anything anime that are currently "Ongoing" during this time.

I'll keep a blog of the list of animes I've seen in my marathon.  Keep an eye out for it!

Since I'm busy with life, I won't be setting a time limit on it.  This marathon can last from a couple weeks to a full out year!  We'll see!

The challenge will be to continue the alphabet, and resist watching any animes that appear out of sequence!

Why not try this yourself?

~*~

Me, Myself, and Anime

When it comes to A/M, I'd like to think I'm fairly well-versed.  I've spent way too much time on it and thanks to it, I've become a hermit whose longest relationship I've ever had (other than with my folks) is with my computer (ah~ I love you! *kisskisshughug*).

I used to have a habit of marathoning A/M, but have since overcome it with a strange addiction to solitaire.  Now, instead of watching fifteen episodes of anime in a row, I pause every three to four episodes to play some intense, eyebrow-scrunching solitaire before resuming.  I'd like to think its an improvement.  Fortunately now, I can afford to spend the time watching as I no longer have to pretend to study or do school work.

If only 'Epic' was a genre...

My tastes in A/M have remain (mostly) unchanged since the start of my Otaku journey some 10 years ago.  While the general targeted age of my tastes have changed, I still find myself a slave to animes/mangas with an epic theme.  There's nothing I love more than an undefeatable main character with an addicting storyline.  Throw in some comedy and you have my ideal anime genre.  I generally prefer genres like Shounen, Action, Drama, Comedy, Romance, and Epicness (its a genre in my book).  Stuff like One Piece, Gintama, Skip Beat!, Soul Eater, Fushigi Yuugi, Basilisk, and Major (to name a few) totally make my day.

My least favourite genres (i.e. the genres I hate with a passion) are Harem (unless its reverse harem... like Nadeshiko and even then, I still hate Angelique), ecchi (in most cases) and general panty shot/fanservice/big titties/pervertness genred A/M.  Unfortunately for me though, there seems to be more and more of these ridiculously pointless A/M and less and less of 'good' anime nowadays.  In my opinion, if I'm spending time reading stuff like this, I might as well just read hentai.

Spontaneous Ratings

5 stars - "OMFG.  So good."

  1. I'll totally recommend this one to EVERYONE.
  2. I definitely marathoned this one.
  3. Upon finishing, I feel a sense of loss and emptiness in my soul.
  4. I'm likely to: (1) rewatch/reread the entire series from the top; (2) go back to certain episodes/chapters to rewatch/reread my favourite scenes; and/or (3) start watching/reading the anime/manga counterpart.

4.5 stars - "Really good!"

  1. I'd recommend this if it came up in a conversation.
  2. I probably marathoned the anime.
  3. Upon finishing, I'm likely to feel a sense of loss but will get over it quickly.
  4. I may or may not do (2) or (3).

4 stars - "I enjoyed it."

  1. I probably didn't marathon it.
  2. Upon finishing, no sense of loss is felt.
  3. I probably won't go back to certain episodes to watch my favourite parts though.
  4. Easily replaced.

3.5 stars - "It was so-so."

  1. Easily replaced.
  2. Upon finishing, may feel as if I'd wasted my time.

3 stars and below - "..."

  1. Probably stalled or dropped.
  2. Upon stall/drop, likely to feel annoyed and as if I'd wasted my time.

Not rated - ?

  1. Usually too insignificant for me to bother rating.
  2. I forgot.

As you can see, most of my ratings are either between 3-5 or not rated.  Anything not rated is generally a result of my laziness or a lack of interest.

Remarks

I've seen quite a bit of anime and am always open to suggestions.  In turn, if you'd like suggestions, drop me a line!  You're also welcome to checkout my anime stats for what I really enjoyed.

Well, since I'm feeling sleepy and lazy, I'll end this profile update now.

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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213 total

Manga ratings

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66 total

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puriful says...

We both did the same thing... posting before looking at each other's watched list. Haha!! 

Thanks for the recs! I've added Death Note and Basilisk to my want to watch. 

Sooo many people have suggested One Piece to me. I tried it a few years ago, but the art style doesn't really match what I like. I hear that the character drawings get better as the show progresses, and since you so enthusiastically suggested it... I may have to get it another try. :)

If I find another gem like Jyu Oh Sei or Code Geass, I'll let you know!

Nov 15, 2011
puriful says...

I just commented on your Code Geass blog and nevermind, you've already seen Jyu Oh Sei. 5 stars!! Heck yes. Amazingness. Do you know any others like Jyu Oh Sei? It was sooo good!!

Nov 13, 2011
Sunagan says...

Hi there poko!

It's the same here moreorless. I'm working hard on passing my Master subjects like diagnostics and interventions. I like those subjects but it leaves me little time for anime. I'm also occupied with playing concertos all weekends of september, so I guess this month is a little extra stressful for me. I can imagine you being even more busy than I am ^_^ though. However, I'm still trying to watch as much anime as possible.

The interesting series I have come across lately are Deadman Wonderland (haven't checked your list, so I don't know if you've seen it or not). I think it would be the kind of series that you'd like. Furthermore, I've recently marathoned through Madoka (it's actually the magical girl genre, but far less fluff and far more realistic misery and drama). I don't know how you'll like it but it's definately a recommendation. Also, I've just started watching the Twelve Kindoms (I'm only at ep 7 though) but it seems like something that will get really epic soon :D.

Hope to hear from you soon. Good luck with your job ;-)

~Suna~

Sep 9, 2011
kitsune89 says...

Thanks, I will! :)

Aug 20, 2011
Sunagan says...

Awesome, I had been wondering what D-Gray man was like for some time, but I never seemed to find a moment to start it. I'm pretty determined to see it now, but I think I'll wait til summer holiday. Possibly for one big marathon of EPIC :D

~Suna~

Apr 19, 2011