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about me

In the beginning there was the word. And then another word, and another. On the second day, the sentence was born, on the third, the paragraph. By the seventh day there were more words than the stars in the sky.

And I'd still top that if you let me talk your ear off.

my life spent on anime

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Location:

Europe

Member Since:

September 5, 2008

Last Visited:

22 hours ago

User Stats:

27 / Male

475 recommendations

Anime Ratings

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total anime ratings: 561

Manga Ratings

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total manga ratings: 1

comments

VivisQueen avatar VivisQueen

Konnichiwa!

Oct 30, 2010

Twelve Kingdoms is a controversial issue with me, mainly because Sheex loves it so much and it made us argue like drunk hobos over its worth. Definitely give the show a chance. When it's good, it's 9.5/10 good. When it's bad, it's dull as dog shit. The problem is in its execution. It loves to bash people over the head with a lot - correction, A LOT - of exposition and explanations about its very complex and thoroughly conceptualised fantasy world. And it's also very fond of its recap episodes, which slow the narrative down. Worst of all, it's unfinished in the Berserk sense of unfinished. Stops slap bang when things are looking stupendous.

To be honest, it's more a triumph of world building and character development (Yoko and that rat guy will rock your socks off) that occasionally gets the narrative perfectly right rather than an outstanding work overall. But you know, I would much rather watch a series with ambition and bright new ideas and just happens to get it wrong in execution than just another show full of generic dross that comes together okay. So I forgive Twelve Kingdoms and recognise it for something someone REALLY needs to remake asap in the way they're remaking Berserk.

PS. If you can't manage it, then watch Kemono no Souja Erin instead. Next best thing, although aimed at a younger audience.

VivisQueen avatar VivisQueen

Konnichiwa!

Oct 6, 2010

So, valondar, what's up? :)

SilverSwift avatar SilverSwift

Konnichiwa!

Jun 17, 2010

Your top 5 is a fantastic selection - just dropping by to admire your taste! Hope all's well, and many thanks for your reviews too (always informative and interesting).

MJW avatar MJW

Konnichiwa!

May 27, 2010

randome friend of the minute!~.~

hoonoki avatar hoonoki

You Rock!

Apr 23, 2010

You have awesome taste! (Honey & Clover should be in your "Watching" ASAP.)

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