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Akishima

  • Joined Jun 11, 2015
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I discovered anime as an adult and felt like I needed to make up for lost time, but more than a decade later there are still so many great shows I haven't seen yet.

Some of my favorite anime series are: Mushishi, Natsume's Book of Friends, Barakamon, March Comes in Like a Lion, My Neighbor is a Cat, Wotakoi, Gensomaden Saiyuki, Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Gundam 00, Ghost Hunt, Kino's Journey, Intrigue in the Bakumatsu, Shounen Onmyouji, Witch Hunter Robin, Midnight Occult Civil Servants, Chaos;Child, Toward the Terra, Mawaru Penguindrum, Sakurada Reset, Durarara, Mekakucity Actors, Darker Than Black, Puppet Master Sakon, Acca, Baccano, The Eccentric Family, The Great Passage, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Star Driver, Noir, The Twelve Kingdoms, Persona: Trinity Soul.

A few favorite anime films: Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Patlabor movies 1 & 2, Ghost in the Shell, Paprika, Perfect Blue, Only Yesterday, Persona films 1-4, The Garden of Sinners films, When Marnie Was There, My Neighbors the Yamadas.

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Life on manga

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Sirscaredyclaude May 9, 2021

Hi Megane! I bet you are are working very hard right now and I just started re-watching Gundam Wing so that I can check out the Endless Waltz OVA. I think I remember the Endless Waltz promo on Toonami.

With AT&T going woke and broke, the chances of a Toonami Jetstream revival will be slipping away. On top of that, their subsidiary DC Comics has been losing money. I'll never forgive them for butchering Static Shock like 7 years ago or after McDuffie died and making Vergil become a characterized BLM protestor. So yeah, one of my favorite superheroes growing up is a shadow of his once glorious self.

Everyone is saying that manga is taking control of book stores IIRC.

eatmerindou Apr 27, 2021

i have pretty high hopes for Mushishi's second season, especially just after seeing episode 1. it was cool how they brought Isaza back on screen in adult form as we don't often get to witness recurring characters apart from Ginko himself and a few others that i can pretty much count on one hand. i'll keep you posted on my opinions; thanks again for putting me on to this great watch!

AGFireBolt Apr 26, 2021

Same, I don't usually watch showbiz but reverse harems are more my thing. I love any sort of romance so it is right up my isle. I only watched A3 since it was about acting (something I really love) but I'm glad I did in the end since I like the game and characters. 

AGFireBolt Apr 26, 2021

Hey! Thanks btw! My profile is Misumi Ikaruga from A3! He is from the Summer Troupe. Its mainly a mobile game but it did get a recent anime adaption. It isn't top quality but it is still fun if you like that kind of thing like I do. 

eatmerindou Apr 26, 2021

hey there Akishima, it took me a little while since im currently approaching finals season, but i finally got a chance to finish season 1 of Mushishi. it's not often that i get to so thoroughly enjoy an episodic-type anime like this, but each segment just felt so fulfilling. i thought the pacing of most - if not all - the episodes was spot on and while some might see the aspect of possessing relatively simply-written characters as a bad thing, i actually found that to be one of Mushishi's strong points. it made it much easier for me to identify personally with the feelings of each character as they came and went with every episode as the show does a great job of establishing them as normal people going through life, dealing with the very human feelings of uncertainty and sometimes fear in regards to these lifeforms that they don't understand. i was completely immersed in the atmosphere that Mushishi strove to create as i watched it over the past couple nights, grappling with feelings that are sort of hard to put into words apart from maybe describing it collectively as "being in awe". 

i think the primary appeal of Mushishi to me was the way it often felt so surreal yet realistically identifiable at the same time. rather than overdoing it with fantasy-based characteristics, the setting felt perfectly balanced and based on actuality enough that i never forgot the ultimate message of mushi just being another embodiment of what we consider "life". mushi are not inherently evil despite often having varying negative effects on humans, and im really glad that this point is constantly stressed (primarily through Ginko). i caught myself directing all sorts of emotions toward the different kinds of mushi, which is almost weird considering how they're just these mysterious, shapeless, and sometimes frightening creatures, but that definitely goes to show how beautifully Mushishi presents itself. i love Ginko and the foundation of his character, constantly searching for an answer to why these mushi exist while concurrently pursuing methods of living in harmony with them whenever possible. 

i also watched the first short film Hihamukage which was equally as great, and i'll probably be progressing through Zoku Shou over the course of these next couple weeks. i owe you some thanks as the one who spurred me on to give this show a look initially, and i hope it's evident that i've been quite satisfied with it so far haha