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snivets

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  • Joined Nov 14, 2009
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Taekwondoin, karateka, & arnisadora, 2nd dan black belt/instructor (15 years training). I herd children in pajamas and belts, and occasionally flit about the night in steampunk gear. ESL teacher, fiction writer, MMA fan, love EDM, Jrock, Kpop, metal, good books, coffee, working out.

I also like tea.

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I rate shows based on how much I enjoyed watching them. In my reviews, I try to assign points a little more objectively.

Below 3 stars: Factor of how annoyed I was by the end of it.

3: Average story/characters, somewhat enjoyable.

3.5: Average story/characters, enjoyable-very enjoyable.

4: Above average, enjoyable.

4.5: Above average, hugely enjoyable.

5: Above and beyond average, hugely enjoyable, unusual/memorable, and well-done.

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Minai99 says...

fyi i believe i sent an email to you the other day. did you get it? I erased the comment with your email address right after.

May 13, 2013
Minai99 says...

p.s. most of what i said about the shows below, i said in as spoil-free a manner as possible, for the sake of mayosamurai. i would be happy to talk more specifically, although i'm thinking perhaps irc or skype or gmail or something would be a better idea. :)

May 7, 2013
Minai99 says...

I have to add that one thing I really liked about beck was that it was straight up slice of life. It wasn't a romance slice of life (really), it wasn't a comedy slice of life, and it most definitely wasnt a moe slice of life, which I dislike in general. The characters were NORMAL, and they didn't act in, as far as i could see, unrealistic ways. 

May 7, 2013
Minai99 says...

GRRRRR I just had this whole thing written out and accidentally shut down my computer, lost it all. :/ Ok here I go again, albeit a bit more rushed.

Yeah Beck was a surprisingly awesome experience for me. Usually I have a tendency to get bored with slice of life stories, but I found beck to be engaging, mostly because I liked the band concept, and the characters were fun. The show had its' share of melodrama, but I also thought it had a number of relatable themes, which is always a plus for me.  I liked the art style a lot as well, and i'm a rock/metal fan in general. 

I definitely gave guilty crown a bit of latitude in rating it. I really wanted to like it a lot more than I eventually did. I tend to like science fiction in a dark or otherwise dystopian setting, and it's the first anime that's come out in a few years like that other than mardock scramble, so I tried to approach it with an open mind. At the very least, I can say that the production values for the show were pretty nice. But the characters were fairly stereotypical, and although I thought the story had promise, it didn't come together in the end; or rather, it was a completely unoriginal, and imo, unrealistic, ending given the scenario. 3.5/5 is my "average" rating. I have rated most of my shows higher than they probably deserve, although I'm thinking of readjusting my scale in general. Guilty crown wasn't great, but imo, it's better than a lot of other shows I've seen too. 

Paprika...ahhh....Well, I really respect most of satoshi kon's work. And I love pretty much anything that I've seen from madhouse in terms of art style and quality. So without a doubt, I am a big fan of the way that paprika looks and sounds. IMO it's one of the best looking anime from the 2000s. But although I found the premise of the show to be interesting, and Paprika to be a vivid character, the rest of the characters were bland, and I found the storyline to be pretty convoluted. I mean, being from satoshi kon that's what you would expect, but all around the show was just a big mindf*ck. tentacles...ugh...And as far as any hidden metaphors that might be in the show, I didn't catch too many of them.  So for me, paprika is mostly a definite rec for someone looking to see a pretty anime. What are your thoughts on the show? it's been a year or two since I've even seen it.

As to bartender, the history aspect *is* interesting, but unfortunately afaik some of the "history" they give in the show is to be disputed, which takes away from merit for at least being infotainment. 

It's been quite a while since I've actually watched fumoffu, so maybe on watching it again, I might find the humor to be repetitive, but when I watched it about 4 years ago, I was laughing a good portion of the time. I didn't much respect the story itself in fmp, so really for me as i said, it was the relationship between the two main characters that i cared about, which is exactly what fumoffu focused on. I think, it's cause the main series couldn't decide what it wanted to be. it had humor and it had drama, and it had action, but i thought it did each one of them pretty horribly. fumoffu is exactly what it promises to be, a big humorous romp.

yeah I'll probably watch gilgamesh at some point, when there's nothing else i can think of to watch. :p dark themes don't bother me that much. and i like a good horror. but i can't seem to stand creepiness. xD

I can't deny at all that Panty and Stocking is anything but raunchy bathroom humor; but I guess that's exactly what I was looking for at the time when i watched it. :p  There were a few factors that had me immediately interested in the show from the first episode, though. As a kid, before I'd ever seen an anime, i loved watching gendy tartakovsky's work, dexter's lab, samurai jack, and admittedly powerpuff girls. So the idea that a studio would take the powerpuff girls idea and utterly twist it in a new way, was attractive. And what studio to do it better than Gainax? I love evangelion, and shikabane hime, and am familiar with their...goofier side, with shows like ebichu (which is horrible btw :p). Obviously there's no other anime that looks like psg, so that caught my attention as well; particulary the way that they chose to blend traditional anime styles with american cartoon styles, and how aptly the goofy styles reflect the, as  you said, juvenile nature of the main characters. I think the last thing that caught my attention was the soundtrack. Im a fan of electronica, so that an anime would have upbeat dance-house-pop as its soundtrack was great. So I'd put PSG down as a guilty pleasure; it made me laugh, which is a somewhat intangible quality, and I just like how all those elements above came together.  About HSOTD, yeah, they really aren't that similar, it was more the fact that most people would group both as ecchi. I didn't take HSOTD seriously either, in terms of story, although it was a decent zombie flick, given that it's a parody of the genre. 

I agree that how you watch an anime can influence ones view of it. I've had very different experiences myself watching and rewatching shows, based on how I've viewed them. And I've shown other people the same shows,  in different manners, and had different results. 

All I have to say about toradora: die birdie! die! On the other hand, I *like* madoka, just because as i've mentioned many times, i'm a fan of dark shows, and it *did* have pretty nice production values, but no way was it a watershed like people kept calling it. Let alone "THE BESTEST ANIME EVAR!" as I often heard it proclaimed for months after it came out. 

Anyways, hope to hear back from you soon; this is a pretty fun conversation. 

May 7, 2013
shiftr says...

Well, to be honest, FMA was nowhere near as good as the remake, FMA: Brotherhood. I can understand that sentiment as some of the episodes of the original are painfully boring to watch xD

May 5, 2013