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sothis

  • Seattle
  • Joined May 23, 2002
  • 33 / F

Hi there! I'm a not-so-normal girl living in Silicon Valley Jr (Seattle). I work for a software company as a writer of developer documentation, but my background is computer science and programming. In my spare time I enjoy console RPGs such as my obsession, Dragon Quest (or old school PC ones such as Ultima aka best games ever, or Sierra adventure classics), anime (duh!), sci fi, movies, my cats, and various other nerd things.

I created the Anime-Planet site many years ago, as a simple hub for a community. It has grown so much since then, and I'm proud to call myself its creator and admin. Please enjoy your stay here!

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Thrawn says...

Oh geez, I'm so sorry for getting to this a week later! I know I'm bad but I am really bad. But a week, man I'm on fire.

Cross-recs, definite yes. For the ones you listed:

Survival: God yes.

Horror: Guilty pleasure.

High Stakes Games: HHHNNNGGGGHHHH

For manga, definitely, Anime is more hit or miss with how long I take to watch stuff but for manga it's a better batting average. Reading speed varies, but already caught up with one series over 2 days with 80 chapters (Terra Formars style where it's "Oh crap, it's... what? 3 AM? And I'm still reading? Man, screw sleep. I'll power through because people are punching the heads off jacked up mutant steroid cockmanroaches") and already have one or two recs in mind for it.

Last time you recced me something, it was Terra Formars, which was Commando levels of manly awesome. And I see the cover of Green Worldz and I'm just squinting at it, asking if that's a giant shiv, but then I look closer and see it's a chainsaw thing. Final statement: "heh, and I wanted to sleep tonight." Since it's plants, guessing it's less about kickboxing heads off and more plant grooming stuff, like what they do with woodchippers and chainsawing foliage.

Final thing: I am glad I reread that because I totally misread it and now know what you mean by cross-rec. Which I considered for a second and the conclusion I came to is a resounding, definite, yes.

Jul 29, 2014
StormVanguard says...

I thought that was a greenworldz exclusive question earlier.

As for what's similar to (AoT) http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110904172810/muvluv/images/6/6f/Betasize.png

I would have just linked you that if i read that properly earlier, but as for the rest mainly some spoilerific things.

Isayama Hajime somewhat got his idea of the 3d gear from the mechanics behind tsf's (the mecha) and if you're open minded enough you should be able to spot a large handfull of similarities like mr. clean levi, humanities first victory, the tree in the chapter (to you in 2000 years) followed by see you later and eren in tears. Mikasa's name is also a direct reference to two muv-luv character's name's you should catch on quick, but that's just me getting warmed up.

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130426020817/muvluv/images/2/28/Kasumi_cleaning.JPG

The only other things i can say is squad similarities, character similarities and plot similarities here and there.

Oh and.. "People die if they're killed."

Jul 29, 2014
StormVanguard says...

Both SST animes were alright.

http://www.anime-planet.com/users/StormVanguard/anime?l=s&page=6 As you can see from my score.

I think the main problem i had with the 1988 ova was the aliens felt a bit underwhelming aside from that the story didn't seem bad at all and honestly the artstyle was quite charming for its time as well. Invasion feels like they jacked SST with a dose of adrenillian honesty it's nothing special but you can't beat the rule of cool.

Both combined could have been something good.

Jul 29, 2014
StormVanguard says...

I have to warn you though it is a harem and thus panders to males but if you have an open mind and can enjoy the simple side of Muv-Luv there's something wonderful is waiting for you in Alternative.

I would say another reason i'm a fan is because the display of a comradery relationship in Alternative it's the first harem i have felt they're friends rather then out for the protagonists manhood.

If you've watched rumbling hearts (Kimi ga Nozomu Eien) and Total eclipse by the way i recommend you read this.

http://type94.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/grow-up/

Muv-Luv also shares characters from Kimi ga nozomu in Alternative.

Alright if you want to know more just private message me.

I persist if you're a real fan it's something you want to read.

Jul 29, 2014
StormVanguard says...

Oh my word yes, you're the most promising person i have talked to that loves this kind of stuff.

I regret to say i have not read starship troopers yet but it is on my must read the same as the original A.y.n.i.k after i buy it because a physical copy is a must. Honestly i want to own sst as well but i'm not sure what version would be the best, i'm looking for the original without edits or any changes what so ever.

But Edge of tomorrow (a.y.n.i.k) knights of sidonia and ender's game are like the closest you can get to the Muv-Luv experience, sidonia and EoT specifically being Muv-Luv alternative while Ender's game is more like a mix between Unlimited and Alternative. Sidonia being the closest in many many ways to the point i'm pretty sure the author has read Muv-Luv.

But yes, if you're a fan of horror and nothing shakes you and you're looking for something very different with a highly misleading genre shift from slice of life, comedy to horror, military, drama, sci-fi i have to say it's a must if you're at this point.

At first it's very light hearted and mainly focuses on what you would expect from a love letter to anime/mecha fans meaning references/homeages/parodies and other fun stuff one thing AoT failed on.

It's pretty much a side hobby of mine to find material that Muv-Luv references or anything that's possibly inspired by ML. (hence my lists.)

It's not until later pseudoscience and heavy sci-fi starts to take place.

It's not for everyone but i have a feeling you will be a fan.

And i'm just waiting for the terraformers anime it's another one i feel is gonna be entertaining.

Jul 29, 2014