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General Category => Anime / Manga => Topic started by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2009, 08:44:55 pm



Title: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2009, 08:44:55 pm
Should I bother watching CLANNAD?

EDIT: aww yeah, better than TBizzle's


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Rai on 08 March, 2009, 08:51:04 pm
It's you!

I haven't seen it, but I've heard good things, so sure.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 08 March, 2009, 08:53:32 pm
I heard it's good, Was thinking of watching it myself.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2009, 08:54:39 pm
Mmm. I was kind of hoping to just play the visual novel instead, but from what I hear, the translation process isn't quite finished yet, so here I am with the anime.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Rai on 08 March, 2009, 08:57:35 pm
The last time I watched the anime of a visual novel I later found out that the VN was an eroge and began questioning reality.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2009, 08:59:18 pm
Which? Fate stay/night?


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Rai on 08 March, 2009, 09:04:13 pm
Perhaps.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 08 March, 2009, 09:06:25 pm
If I'm not mistaken, Nanoha is like that too...


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2009, 09:08:35 pm
Nanoha is based off an OVA for Triangle Heart, so yeah, Nanoha is like that.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 08 March, 2009, 09:29:51 pm
When you stop to think about it, quite a few (shojou) anime/mangas are based off of an originally eroge visual novel. For example, there's anything TypeMoon does.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Ahriman on 08 March, 2009, 10:02:47 pm
When you stop to think about it, quite a few (shojou) anime/mangas are based off of an originally eroge visual novel. For example, there's anything TypeMoon does.

Nothing Type-Moon has done was shojo.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2009, 10:03:48 pm
Badasses like Archer make both sexes enjoy them.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Ahriman on 08 March, 2009, 10:04:27 pm
Everyone's GAR for Archer.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 08 March, 2009, 10:06:02 pm
Everyone's GAR for Archer.
You can just shorten that to "Everyone's GAR". Since...y'know, it means "Gay for ARcher"


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2009, 10:06:26 pm
I'd rather be gay for a certain non TYPE-MOON eroge character myself...


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Ahriman on 08 March, 2009, 10:29:19 pm
I'd rather be gay for a certain non TYPE-MOON eroge character myself...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/Kawasumi/Anime/fc097a8a81b59faac2adc26a1ab9c94c.jpg)


mirite


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2009, 10:30:37 pm
Hell yeah.

I want to play Happiness! and go down his route.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: HyperOmar on 14 March, 2009, 01:25:13 pm
...

....

.....





lol


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 March, 2009, 01:26:45 pm
looking at him fills me with rage for some reason


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 01:40:58 pm
Looking at him gives me a warm feeling of Happiness myself.

olololo


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Marie Rose on 14 March, 2009, 01:59:04 pm
bleg


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Z911 on 14 March, 2009, 02:00:54 pm
The questioning of reality, is not uncommon.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 05:41:50 pm
While this topic does not suck, it is now about Shana. Which I'm about to start in a few minutes.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: HyperOmar on 14 March, 2009, 06:07:01 pm
Darn.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 06:34:07 pm
Shana is a *****.

Then again, that's Kugimiya Rie for you. Queen of tsun tsun.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Z911 on 14 March, 2009, 06:36:29 pm
You're such a woman.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 06:38:00 pm
...what?


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 March, 2009, 06:47:17 pm
I need to watch the anime of that, since onemanga refuses to get more chapters...


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 06:48:02 pm
I refrained from reading the manga on part of how I've heard the anime is better.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Ahriman on 14 March, 2009, 07:11:06 pm
I've heard it's all bad besides the light novels.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 07:13:17 pm
I've heard it's all bad besides the light novels.

From weeaboos, lemme guess.

Anyway, this stuff ain't bad. Kugimiya Rie <3


Title: Re: So...
Post by: HyperOmar on 14 March, 2009, 07:21:15 pm
You're such a woman.
...what?
loli


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 07:24:52 pm
I'm not a woman. I'm a girl. A 13 year old Japanese girl.

Also, I gotta say Shana looks badass. Kickass black hair and wears a ****ing trench coat, **** yeah.

EDIT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5GFlSZQqCA

lol


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Ahriman on 14 March, 2009, 07:44:08 pm
I've heard it's all bad besides the light novels.

From weeaboos, lemme guess.

Possibly.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 07:45:16 pm
Who was it?


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Ahriman on 14 March, 2009, 07:57:32 pm
Who was it?


Various people on OT. >_>


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 08:02:01 pm
Weeaboos, then.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 March, 2009, 08:16:48 pm
Light Novels are notoriously hard to find on the internet.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Marie Rose on 14 March, 2009, 08:36:52 pm
Since nobody has bothered to say the obvious yet, I'll go right ahead.

OH GOD SHANA IS HOT

And now I'll be leaving *walks off*


Title: Re: So...
Post by: HyperOmar on 14 March, 2009, 08:48:16 pm
OH GOD SHANA IS HOT
Pfft.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 March, 2009, 08:59:55 pm
I was thinking of saying it... >_>


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 09:21:36 pm
Shana looks like a loli and Kugimiya Rie has a loli-like voice. I would never say she's hot.

She looks badass, but isn't hot.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 March, 2009, 09:30:10 pm
It's a meme >_>


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 09:31:21 pm
It's a stupid meme, then.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 March, 2009, 09:43:00 pm
All meme's are stupid to some point, tbqh


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 09:45:17 pm
lolno


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Marie Rose on 14 March, 2009, 09:51:21 pm
lolyes


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 March, 2009, 09:51:54 pm
LOLNO

I'm a Touhou fanon loser, so uh, if I agreed with you, I'd be a hypocrite.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: HyperOmar on 14 March, 2009, 09:55:03 pm
gag


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Marie Rose on 14 March, 2009, 10:52:13 pm
LOLNO

I'm a Touhou fanon loser, so uh, if I agreed with you, I'd be a hypocrite.
Agreed with me damnit!


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 15 March, 2009, 07:52:41 am
While this topic does feature a creepy child rapist zombie Japanophile and it showcases his creepy antics, I have to be somewhat jealous.

He's just so in his element right now.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: HyperOmar on 15 March, 2009, 08:58:07 am
He's just so in his element right now.
Damn right.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 March, 2009, 11:27:08 am
...>_>

BACK TO WATCHING SHANA


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 March, 2009, 05:31:08 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9M8ep5P03E

Holy ****, this is actually laying around?


Title: Re: So...
Post by: TBizzle on 15 March, 2009, 05:36:33 pm
SHANA HAS NOW SKYROCKETED UP MY TO WATCH LIST


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 March, 2009, 05:38:08 pm
YEAH THAT SCENE IS REALLY MOE

ALSO, BEACH EPISODE IN HAPPINESS! OH BOY, I CAN'T WAIT TO FAP TO JUN IN A BIKINI!


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Marie Rose on 15 March, 2009, 05:55:01 pm
YEAH THAT SCENE IS REALLY MOE

ALSO, BEACH EPISODE IN HAPPINESS! OH BOY, I CAN'T WAIT TO FAP TO JUN IN A BIKINI!
TOO MUCH INFORMATION MAN


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 March, 2009, 06:00:46 pm
THERE WAS A TON OF ANRI AND HARUHI ECCHI BUT NO JUN ECCHI

WHAT THE ****


Title: Re: So...
Post by: HyperOmar on 15 March, 2009, 07:24:59 pm
Dammit.


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2009, 07:49:18 pm
MOAR SHANA


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Z911 on 17 March, 2009, 08:00:12 pm
MOAR UNDERAGED ****
<_<


Title: Re: So...
Post by: HyperOmar on 17 March, 2009, 08:02:18 pm
that's true


Title: Re: So...
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2009, 08:11:12 pm


...what?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2009, 10:32:47 pm
THE OPENING CREDITS CUT ON HAPPINESS! 9 HAS JUN IN A CATGIRL MEIDO OUTFIT ON IT.

**** YES.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 17 March, 2009, 10:35:47 pm
Quite crap.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2009, 10:36:49 pm
That's what Happiness! is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 07:27:35 am
lawl


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 18 March, 2009, 03:39:40 pm
FINALLY YOU WATCH SHANA

Took your sweet time.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2009, 03:40:41 pm
Shana isn't as good as you make it out to be.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 18 March, 2009, 03:44:02 pm
Nothing really is. It just fits my tastes, so I praise it a lot more than I should. 'tis like TTGL. Or Nanoha A's. They fit my tastes, but they aren't as good as I make them out to be.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2009, 03:45:56 pm
The only notable thing about it so far is that Shana is ****ing moe and that I want to huggle her. That's it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 18 March, 2009, 03:50:00 pm
I like the romance side story (even though Yuji is a ****ing douche, like all male protagonists), and Shana is cool. Plus I like the lore and stuff, like the Flame Haze and Crimson gods/kings and stuff.

And of course that Shana is moe.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2009, 03:50:59 pm
I'd hate her guts if she wasn't voiced by Kugimiya Rie, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 18 March, 2009, 06:27:06 pm
Well, Rie does a damn good tsundere.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 18 March, 2009, 06:31:53 pm
*Looks up*

I'll give it a 4/10.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 06:34:14 pm
*was expecting a "tsundere's suck"*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 18 March, 2009, 06:35:57 pm
Also, "moe" is now one of the lousiest ways of describing how cute a girl is that I've ever heard.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 06:38:37 pm
I agree tbqh.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 18 March, 2009, 06:39:43 pm
Also, "moe" is now one of the lousiest ways of describing how cute a girl is that I've ever heard.


Damn right it is. When I think Moe, I think Moe the bartender. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 18 March, 2009, 06:42:26 pm
Either Moe Syslak(Simpsons) or Moe Howard(Three Stooges) comes to mine. Ironically, "moe" would be better in describing how ugly or high-strung a character/person is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 18 March, 2009, 06:46:20 pm
Pretty sure it's pronounced 'mweh' though. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 18 March, 2009, 06:49:00 pm
So now it's also grammatically retarded? Jesus Tapdancing Christ save us.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 06:50:04 pm
Pretty sure it's pronounced 'mweh' though. <_<
It may be pronounced that way but people still use moe...um, because.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 18 March, 2009, 06:50:50 pm
So now it's also grammatically retarded?

More like Japanese.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 18 March, 2009, 06:55:05 pm
It's still a retarded way to spell it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 06:56:41 pm
It's as stupid as using kawaii in an english sentence.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 18 March, 2009, 06:59:28 pm
Kawaii sounds Hawaiian.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 07:00:42 pm
[insert comment about punching babies]


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 18 March, 2009, 07:03:02 pm
Punching babies is fun, I mean they're pretty much useless in this day of age, we're currently overpopulating anyways.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 07:04:40 pm
That's because people are too stupid to use condoms (or be told about them in the first place) or just don't know having too much children can be a bad thing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 18 March, 2009, 07:16:47 pm
What is this...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 07:49:38 pm
You don't even.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 18 March, 2009, 08:55:52 pm
I'm not sure if I even... maybe I do... heck...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2009, 09:19:17 pm
I don't know where to begin flaming SA2 and 9. I will begin with a concise STFU and GTFO, though.

And it's mo-ay. Use wiki.



Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 09:22:11 pm
olo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2009, 09:23:33 pm
Begone. Now.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 18 March, 2009, 09:27:54 pm
lolno


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2009, 09:38:24 pm
Yes. Now. Leave.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 18 March, 2009, 09:40:22 pm
moe~

brb gonna go kill self


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 18 March, 2009, 09:45:17 pm
moe~

brb gonna go kill self
*Brushes teeth*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 19 March, 2009, 01:23:51 pm
Hey, I know how to pronounce moe.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 19 March, 2009, 04:10:07 pm
lawl the only languaeg worth anything is engrish M I RITE LOL?

Also, moe can be good if executed properly, and it can suck if it isn't. Same as everything else.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 March, 2009, 10:22:27 pm
Haven't watched much anime recently...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 19 March, 2009, 10:40:08 pm
Cleanse the soul.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 21 March, 2009, 08:36:49 pm
Speaking of Maniac's quality anime log, wtf was up with his wiki profile?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 March, 2009, 01:14:28 am
WATCHING ANIME AT 2 IN THE MORNING!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 24 March, 2009, 03:47:19 am
SHOCKING RESPONSE!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 March, 2009, 03:02:41 pm
God damn it, can't find Traumend anywhere. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 March, 2009, 12:04:22 am
So, Traumend ruined Rozen Maiden.

Discuss.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Rai on 27 March, 2009, 12:09:07 am
I don't know what either of those are.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 27 March, 2009, 01:58:58 am
I don't know what the first one is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 March, 2009, 02:09:39 pm
Traumend is season two of Rozen Maiden. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 March, 2009, 03:22:04 pm
I think I'm gonna put Shana on hold for now.

Just... I wonder what I should watch...

...CLANNAD.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 29 March, 2009, 03:33:16 pm
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/IasasaI/Freddie.gif)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 March, 2009, 09:32:05 pm
Why the hell are lamers like HyperOmar and SA2 the only people who participate in this? >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 29 March, 2009, 09:40:16 pm
Why the hell are lamers like HyperOmar and SA2 the only people who participate in this? >_>
Just because.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 29 March, 2009, 09:43:59 pm
Why the hell are lamers like HyperOmar and SA2 the only people who participate in this? >_>

YOU DON'T DESERVE THE GRACE OF MY PRESENCE


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 29 March, 2009, 09:45:48 pm
Why the hell are lamers like HyperOmar and SA2 the only people who participate in this? >_>
*Post*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Rai on 29 March, 2009, 09:59:32 pm
Anyone who posts in this topic is automatically a lamer, so

Wait damnit


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 30 March, 2009, 08:45:30 am
Why the hell are lamers like HyperOmar and SA2 the only people who participate in this? >_>
You're lame.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Masterman on 30 March, 2009, 09:19:46 am
 *in window* :)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 March, 2009, 04:31:07 pm
Why the hell are lamers like HyperOmar and SA2 the only people who participate in this? >_>

YOU DON'T DESERVE THE GRACE OF MY PRESENCE

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 30 March, 2009, 04:55:34 pm
*in window* :)
*closes curtains*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 March, 2009, 06:18:11 pm
Seriously, the fact that nothing goes on in this topic other than me posting some fragment of an opinion or HyperOmar and SA2 being pains in the ass is getting on my nerves.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 30 March, 2009, 06:21:30 pm
Blame Canada.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 30 March, 2009, 06:27:04 pm
I don't even know what anime you've seen or are currently watching.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 30 March, 2009, 07:04:26 pm
It doesn't matter! ;D


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 31 March, 2009, 04:27:30 am
Seriously, the fact that nothing goes on in this topic other than me posting some fragment of an opinion or HyperOmar and SA2 being pains in the ass is getting on my nerves.
I annoy you for fun. It's what I do.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 March, 2009, 06:51:34 am
I don't even know what anime you've seen or are currently watching.

I think I'm gonna put Shana on hold for now.

Just... I wonder what I should watch...

...CLANNAD.

That and a million other anime in conjunction, including Zetsubou and Shana.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 31 March, 2009, 04:47:51 pm
Seriously, the fact that nothing goes on in this topic other than me posting some fragment of an opinion or HyperOmar and SA2 being pains in the ass is getting on my nerves.
I annoy you for fun. It's what I do.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 March, 2009, 04:50:03 pm
loltrolls

And the Fuko arc in Clannad ends on an epic and awesome note.

Prediction: Clannad will be the best anime I have ever seen.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 April, 2009, 03:17:49 pm
I don't think I'll be able to manage cramming the last few episodes of Shana by the end of the day...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 02 April, 2009, 05:17:27 pm
*Pogo-sticks on through*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 April, 2009, 10:17:01 pm
**** off, Super Macho Man.

Also, Shana sucked. Glad it's over.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 02 April, 2009, 10:19:24 pm
*Audience*

How sucky was it!?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 April, 2009, 10:31:39 pm
It's the opposite of what ILS thinks, and he worships it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 02 April, 2009, 10:38:56 pm
Nice, now go make fun of him for it?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 April, 2009, 02:35:03 pm
Chiaki Minami is my hero.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 03 April, 2009, 06:29:35 pm
KANA IS BETTER


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 April, 2009, 10:09:00 pm
lol no

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei has to be the best random anime ever for the sake that it actually makes sense. It's what a satire should be.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 05 April, 2009, 10:11:20 pm
KANA IS BOSS


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 April, 2009, 10:12:13 pm
LET'S POSITIVE THINKING IS BETTER ENGRISH THAN I AM BOSS ANYWAY.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 05 April, 2009, 10:15:44 pm
YEAH WHATEVER


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 April, 2009, 10:16:18 pm
YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 05 April, 2009, 10:19:18 pm
MAYBE, BUT IT IS IRRELEVANT. KANA IS BOSS AND BETTER THAN CHIAKI.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 April, 2009, 10:28:08 pm
THEN WHY DOES CHIAKI MANAGE TO TRICK KANA ON A FREQUENT BASIS?

WELL, WHATEVER. WE CAN ALL SAY THAT HOSAKA IS THE BEST CHARACTER IN GENERAL.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 05 April, 2009, 10:32:14 pm
FINALLY SOMETHING THAT WE AGREE ON


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 April, 2009, 11:20:05 pm
Darker than BLACK needs moar Hei's mask.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 12:33:14 am
I think Shana's complete suckiness ruined anime for me.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 April, 2009, 01:17:05 am
Well clearly you shouldn't have watched it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 05:37:26 am
I wish I didn't. That time could have been spent on finishing Clannad, which I'm still not even halfway done with.

I should just drop it and play the VN with whatever amount of it is already translated.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 08:41:46 pm
SO, I'M WATCHING GUNBUSTER.

IT'S AWFUL.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 15 April, 2009, 08:42:40 pm
Awful roffle.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 April, 2009, 08:51:56 pm
SO, I'M WATCHING GUNBUSTER.

IT'S AWFUL.


The first 3 episodes were pretty lame.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 09:09:13 pm
I have one episode left and I have resigned myself to the fact that it is terrible. The cast is among the worst ones I've ever encountered, with everyone seeming to have problems with drastic mood-shifts which creates hastily-conceived conflicts, and almost every event that happens comes literally out of nowhere. The story-telling is easily the most sloppily-written piece of crap I have encountered in an anime, and at this point, I'm not going to subtract the hurt just because it's a 6 episode OVA. There is no justification to how much of a tragedy this is.

But you know what? I'm still going to watch Diebuster. It's just six more episodes. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 15 April, 2009, 09:13:35 pm
THIS IS THE ONE TIME I CAN SAY THAT IT IS DEFINITELY NOT MY OPINION THAT IS AT FAULT


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 09:15:02 pm
I'm already laughing at how much of a travesty this anime is and at myself for watching it. Supplementing it with your inability to conceive good opinions is superfluous.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 15 April, 2009, 09:17:10 pm
NO. I ADMIT THAT MOST ALL OF MY OTHER OPINIONS ARE WRONG, SUCH AS STRIKERS BEING BETTER THAN A'S, BUT GUNBUSTER IS AWESOME. MOST DEFINITELY.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 09:19:08 pm
You keep telling yourself that. I'll keep scrutinizing it and picking at every glaring flaw that comprises it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 15 April, 2009, 09:19:56 pm
I'm beginning to think that around here, if it's got a giant robot, people will be praising it...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 09:22:24 pm
There has to be something I'm missing, and yet, I'm paying attention to every detail. I have no idea how this could be such a beloved anime, I really do not.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 April, 2009, 09:30:12 pm
There has to be something I'm missing, and yet, I'm paying attention to every detail. I have no idea how this could be such a beloved anime, I really do not.

It created breast physics in anime, that might be it. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 09:32:30 pm
>_>

...oh-kay. So, what shall I replace Gunbuster with once I'm finished: Toradora!, Kannagi or ZSZS?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 15 April, 2009, 09:34:57 pm
Man, I just remembered I still haven't finished StrikerS, I may get back to that sometime in the future...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 April, 2009, 09:35:48 pm
I watched the first couple episodes of StrikerS when it was airing and never got back to it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 15 April, 2009, 09:36:13 pm
ZSZS, so I can run the chance that you'll dislike it and hate on it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 April, 2009, 09:37:59 pm
I found ZSZS to be slightly worse than the first season, so if you liked the first one you'll probably just like the second one slightly less.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 09:40:10 pm
I loved the first season, so it shouldn't hurt too much.

And I watched about half of StrikerS. I've never felt compelled to continue it, as it has even worse pacing than the first season did.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 10:35:59 pm
Thank god that's over. I won't ever be watching that again.

Though the ending sort of redeemed it, moving it away from the position of worst anime I've seen. However, the very, very end of it was ridiculously stupid, nixing any chance of it being simply being mediocre.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 April, 2009, 10:55:48 pm
What, you didn't like the Gunbuster vs millions of aliens fight? That's the one part besides the last episode that was awesome.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 10:56:34 pm
That was the part that redeemed it. I didn't like the "12,000 years later" thing. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 15 April, 2009, 10:57:45 pm
What, you didn't like the Gunbuster vs millions of aliens fight? That's the one part besides the last episode that was awesome.

HEY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ySBWtH2ac (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ySBWtH2ac)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 April, 2009, 11:00:51 pm
What, you didn't like the Gunbuster vs millions of aliens fight? That's the one part besides the last episode that was awesome.

HEY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ySBWtH2ac (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ySBWtH2ac)

And that scene to a lesser extent. Basically whenever Gunbuster is there things are awesome, and when it's not it's rather boring, which is why I so dislike the first three episodes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2009, 11:25:14 pm
I preferred the earlier episodes for the sake that they didn't come up with random crap that was pulled fresh out of the script's ass.

Also, ZSZS is gonna have to wait. For now, it's time for a different anime.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 April, 2009, 08:29:45 pm
More anime after a shower.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 19 April, 2009, 08:31:13 pm
THAT'S THE SPIRIT!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 April, 2009, 08:43:00 pm
Bite me.

Now, what to watch...?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2009, 04:36:23 am
MINAMI-KE RUSH KEKEKE


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 April, 2009, 03:30:45 am
TWO ANIME FINISHED IN A ROW HOLY CRAP

I plan on finishing Happiness! today. Until then, here's sum Jun:

(http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo109/PlanetaryTourist/Jun%20Watarase/happinessjunmikobroomswcq9.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 26 April, 2009, 02:52:34 pm
I thought you said the Happiness anime sucked. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 26 April, 2009, 04:19:51 pm
I remember when Dizi first showed me Jun.... I was confused and troubled for a while...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 April, 2009, 04:45:30 pm
I first heard of Jun from Eab1990. I didn't think much of it, though.

And the Happiness! anime DOES suck. But I have like, 4 episodes left, so hey.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 April, 2009, 05:53:57 am
Didn't watch Happiness!.

Though I DID fap to that Jun picture.

Oh yes, and this is such a waste of a 9000th post.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 27 April, 2009, 09:40:35 am
Too much information, man.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 April, 2009, 02:10:11 pm
Psh. If you say you never fapped to Jun before, you're lying.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 27 April, 2009, 04:07:32 pm
I haven't. And I'm not.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 27 April, 2009, 04:34:45 pm
I haven't. And I'm not.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 April, 2009, 01:53:51 am
I'd love to shout "lies!" LuizPrower style, but that's not very possible over the internetz.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 28 April, 2009, 02:11:50 am
It's a shame the internet has such restrictions, such as being able to punch people through their computer screen.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 April, 2009, 02:14:41 am
internet = srs bsns


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 28 April, 2009, 02:16:33 am
liek srsly.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 April, 2009, 02:21:38 am
I don't know if I should finish up Maria Holic, or put in on hold in favor of Toradora. Or maybe Kannagi, I dunno.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 28 April, 2009, 07:00:59 pm
You and your slice of life animu.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 28 April, 2009, 07:08:45 pm
I don't know if I should finish up Maria Holic, or put in on hold in favor of Toradora. Or maybe Kannagi, I dunno.

FINISH MARIA HOLIC. DELICIOUS TRAP


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2009, 05:33:35 am
YES! DELICIOUS TRAP!

I'm not working today, so I plan on watching a ton of Maria+Holic. Hopefully I can finish it today.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ShinobiNinjaX on 29 April, 2009, 01:43:24 pm
What was the name of the character in your last profile, Maniac?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2009, 06:53:35 pm
Hosaka. Best character in Minami-ke.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ShinobiNinjaX on 29 April, 2009, 07:32:12 pm
Coo'.

That pic of him you had in your sig could be a helpful reference for me when drawing a male figure from that angle.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 May, 2009, 05:21:12 am
Mai-HiME is friggin' awesome.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 05 May, 2009, 01:22:57 pm
Would that be where your current loli is from?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 May, 2009, 01:25:13 pm
No. She's from .hack://Legend of the Twilight Bracelet.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 05 May, 2009, 01:31:02 pm
I see.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 May, 2009, 02:27:43 pm
Mistral is better, but it turns out that everyone loves her daughter more.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 May, 2009, 09:14:19 pm
Mistral is better, but it turns out that everyone loves her daughter more.
Actually, I preferred Mistral.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 May, 2009, 04:59:30 pm
Mai-HiME is still amazing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 May, 2009, 12:03:50 pm
NO MORE MONSTER OF THE WEEK BATTLES, GUYS!

IT'S TIME FOR MAI-HiME TO GET FRIGGIN' SERIOUS, **** YEAH SEAKING!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 11 May, 2009, 12:16:21 pm
I was going to watch that, but the site I was using had the first episode taken down for infringement, or something...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 May, 2009, 12:51:20 pm
I decided to buy it, as outdated a concept as that is. My computer simply cannot torrent media, and streaming is an immense hassle.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 11 May, 2009, 12:57:32 pm
That must suck...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 May, 2009, 01:01:03 pm
I like it this way, actually. I do have disposable income, and it's overall the best way to watch anime.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 11 May, 2009, 01:05:16 pm
If you got the money, it is by far the best way.

I just wish I had the money to do that with...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 May, 2009, 01:07:44 pm
Fortunately, I'm never in a big hurry to watch anime. Which is why I have watched staggeringly little in the last few years.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 May, 2009, 05:32:22 am
mais on her period ololololo

Actually, I sort of take back what I said. Mai-HiME was sort of going nowhere for three episodes, but now it's at full force with an amazing episode.

I watch more in the afternoon.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 May, 2009, 12:10:01 pm
Gah, could this DtB torrent go ANY slower?! >_>

Also, Maria+Holic is surprisingly good.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 20 May, 2009, 04:04:32 pm
lol Maria+Holic

I read like, the first 12 chapters of it...
Is the anime the original? that's what it seems to be...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 May, 2009, 08:48:44 pm
This just in: Crispin Freeman, Steve Blum and Dan Green are overrated. Sandy Fox is the best anime dub voice actor, NOT THEM.

Thank you.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 22 May, 2009, 08:51:04 pm
You're correct.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 May, 2009, 08:51:52 pm
What do you know? >_>

Also, Sandy's husband Lex Lang is amazing too, kthxbai.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 22 May, 2009, 08:53:16 pm
That Crispin and Green are overrated.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 22 May, 2009, 08:54:44 pm
Lex Lang... I liked him as Alan in MAR... I should finish watching that, maybe...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 May, 2009, 08:55:54 pm
That Crispin and Green are overrated.

Eh, Crispin and Green only have their distinctive voices as their claim to fame. Aside from that, they lack actual talent.

Steve Blum has talent, but he's still pretty overrated (good VA, though). I just needed to remind everyone that Sandy Fox is amazing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 22 May, 2009, 09:31:12 pm
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x261/mewmew1316/Anime/kotomi.gif)
What the heck.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 23 May, 2009, 11:15:39 am
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x261/mewmew1316/Anime/kotomi.gif)
What the heck.
... beautiful... :'(


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 May, 2009, 01:21:45 pm
Kotomi doing her Osaka impression.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 May, 2009, 05:19:03 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftAMtTH6mKQ&feature=channel_page

.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 24 May, 2009, 08:52:10 pm
O GOD AZUMANGA DAIOH IN THIS ****


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 24 May, 2009, 09:08:28 pm
CUZ I LIKE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS AND STUFF
that was hilarious >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 May, 2009, 06:47:10 am
Watashi wa... Sore ga... Daisuki desu.

I. LIKE... YOU.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 26 May, 2009, 04:39:38 pm
Watashi wa... Sore ga... Daisuke desu.
It's daisuki.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 May, 2009, 05:09:43 pm
Had the feeling it was, but I went with that anyway. I'm awful at converting pronunciations to actual words.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 26 May, 2009, 05:11:33 pm
Heh.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 27 May, 2009, 01:49:16 pm
Watashi wa... Sore ga... Daisuke desu.

I. LIKE... YOU.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftAMtTH6mKQ


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2009, 03:13:30 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftAMtTH6mKQ&feature=channel_page

.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2009, 05:56:32 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dJ-C-1Hrw0

Arnold has competition.

Except for the part where Troll 2 was so good that it was bad. Karin? It's just bad.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 27 May, 2009, 08:51:03 pm
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOD NOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 27 May, 2009, 08:58:40 pm
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOD NOOOOOOOO
38%?!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 27 May, 2009, 09:56:31 pm
A DOUBLE DECKER BOLOGNA SANDWICH?!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 27 May, 2009, 09:59:50 pm
no


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2009, 10:00:08 pm
And again, Karin was awful. Just have to remind all of you of this fact.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 27 May, 2009, 10:08:34 pm
Like I would read through your filthy, loli topics.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2009, 10:09:57 pm
I know you've been gone for a while, but the whole lolicon thing is a relic from the past.

EDIT: Oh, and have some moe guys!

(http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NHK_Moe_Manga.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 27 May, 2009, 10:25:45 pm
(http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NHK_Moe_Manga.png)
wut


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2009, 10:27:35 pm
I actually think that this monstrosity is sexually appealing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 27 May, 2009, 10:34:51 pm
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww256/whitlocklove/Disgust.gif)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2009, 10:37:11 pm
(http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NHK_Moe_Anime.jpg)

Less sexy to me, more sexy to you.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 27 May, 2009, 10:44:52 pm
They're appearing as "TV tropes wiki," to me, except for the last one.

I still copied and pasted them though. The filth won't come off...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 27 May, 2009, 10:47:10 pm
lol welcome to the NHK >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2009, 10:47:45 pm
Whoops. Oh well, now for something less disturbing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-okHc4NNzo

Norio Wakamoto engrish FTW.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 27 May, 2009, 10:57:02 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpTpm1SS2hU&feature=related `


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2009, 11:07:33 pm
Wow. Still, I like Norio Wakamoto's engrish better, though this wins on the basis of being completely impossible to understand.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 27 May, 2009, 11:18:15 pm
That was the better one >_>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWNx4p6FVRA&feature=related

Stopped watching it in Japanese after these.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 27 May, 2009, 11:18:24 pm
THOSE CANS WE GOT RINED UP


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 28 May, 2009, 06:32:41 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmFbgHqlMP0


I win.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 28 May, 2009, 07:42:19 pm
That's cheating though; I wouldn't understand what was going on if it were in regular English.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 May, 2009, 08:43:35 pm
Disasterpiece.



Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2009, 03:40:41 pm
I don't need to watch K-ON to tell that it's a piece of ****.

So, why is this a fad again?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 June, 2009, 04:11:38 pm
For the same reason that Lucky Star was? <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2009, 04:14:43 pm
Lucky Star was at least moe as ****. Without that detail, it would have just been complete trash. Like Haruhi.

I don't see K-ON having anything.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 June, 2009, 04:15:45 pm
Lucky Star was at least moe as ****. Without that detail, it would have just been complete trash. Like Haruhi.

I don't see K-ON having anything.

As far as I can tell it's the same show with different character designs. lolkyoanietc


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2009, 04:17:11 pm
And less moe.

Then it's pure crap like Haruhi was.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 06 June, 2009, 04:17:49 pm
It's also got music, not that anybody actually cares about that part. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2009, 04:18:42 pm
It's probably ear-****.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 06 June, 2009, 04:21:44 pm
olo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1o2xxyKdP4


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 June, 2009, 04:22:19 pm
And less moe.

Then it's pure crap like Haruhi was.

Everyone in Haruhi looked better than everyone in Lucky Star tbqfact.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 06 June, 2009, 04:25:01 pm
And less moe.

Then it's pure crap like Haruhi was.

Everyone in Haruhi looked better than everyone in Lucky Star tbqfact.
That's because Haruhi wasn't made to appeal to pedo's.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2009, 05:04:10 pm
And less moe.

Then it's pure crap like Haruhi was.

Everyone in Haruhi looked better than everyone in Lucky Star tbqfact.

Not moe though tbqfact.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 June, 2009, 05:15:32 pm
And less moe.

Then it's pure crap like Haruhi was.

Everyone in Haruhi looked better than everyone in Lucky Star tbqfact.

Not moe though tbqfact.

Which is a good thing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2009, 06:32:31 pm
Stop being a complete moron, Ahriman.

Or die. Preferably the latter.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 June, 2009, 06:45:03 pm
no


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2009, 06:46:18 pm
yes

Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaYiJ_Vkji0


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 June, 2009, 11:41:27 am
You know that anime fandom has gone to hell when people seriously debate about Kamina being the second coming of Jesus Christ. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 07 June, 2009, 12:56:57 pm
Anime fandom spawned in hell, it's not like anything good ever comes out of it. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 June, 2009, 02:03:13 pm
Alright, then. They've descended to the Malebolge with this, then.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 07 June, 2009, 03:50:38 pm
...*Facepalm*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 June, 2009, 08:49:37 pm
Time for me to reveal something.

I have barely watched 10 days worth of anime in the last one and a half years.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 07 June, 2009, 08:53:22 pm
garsp


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 June, 2009, 08:54:34 pm
Remember my lol anime and lol dial-up phases?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 07 June, 2009, 09:35:32 pm
No, but I do remember you stating how you very slowly watch anime and etc, hence the lack of surprise that you'd say that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 June, 2009, 05:32:56 am
I have reached the conclusion that Shima is the sexiest character in all of CLANNAD.

And Shima is a GUY.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 09 June, 2009, 08:01:45 am
Expanding your horizons, are we?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 June, 2009, 10:20:15 am
I've always been into traps. How many times have I told you that I like to fap to Jun?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 09 June, 2009, 01:11:26 pm
Well yeah but you could easily mistake him for a girl, and some people like to remain in denial anyway. >.> I've never actually seen what Shima looks like anyway, I think.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 June, 2009, 03:53:31 pm
I just finished the wham episode.

And true to form, it came down like a brick wall.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 June, 2009, 04:30:21 pm
I love how 7 years have passed between episodes 1 and 17, while Okazaki and everyone else look the exact same.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 09 June, 2009, 04:47:51 pm
I've always been into traps. How many times have I told you that I like to fap to Jun?
I feel like PMing you this pic of Jun I found...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 June, 2009, 04:51:03 pm
Which I assume is of the variety that would get you banned?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 09 June, 2009, 04:51:56 pm
Not sure.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 09 June, 2009, 06:29:36 pm
Well if you do it PM it to me too. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 09 June, 2009, 07:00:38 pm
Well if you do it PM it to me too. <_<
wyt


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 June, 2009, 10:56:53 am
I'll finish ~After Story~ tomorrow. I'm thinking of cramming Happiness! today, however. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2009, 11:21:24 pm
Never did do either...

Filler post:

(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm28/kr4sh/peopledieiftheyarekilled2.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2009, 11:25:07 pm
Old pic is old.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2009, 11:30:25 pm
It has been on Danbooru since the beginning of time, so no ****, pal. Still don't care, and I still love it and this stupid-ass fad.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 16 June, 2009, 11:31:12 pm
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd303/nen6425/spandam.jpg?t=1245213069)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2009, 11:32:31 pm
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff165/Stungun_wol/ComputersShutDownWhenTheyAreSwitche.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 16 June, 2009, 11:57:45 pm
Favorite trap?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 June, 2009, 10:11:16 am
(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj301/lavinia_lavender/MiyanokoujiMizuho2.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 18 June, 2009, 05:29:59 pm
I'm going to go ahead and refuse to believe that that's a guy.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 18 June, 2009, 06:11:39 pm
I'm going to go ahead and refuse to believe that that's a guy.
He is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 18 June, 2009, 08:02:36 pm
You can't convince me. I'm in denial.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 18 June, 2009, 08:05:38 pm
Silly DB. You can't deny it any longer.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 18 June, 2009, 08:46:22 pm
Never. You will never convince me.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 18 June, 2009, 08:47:40 pm
YOUR CONSCIENCE WON'T LET YOU CONTINUE WITH THIS

*continues staring at his pic* WHY CAN'T I STOP


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 18 June, 2009, 08:58:56 pm
Ignorance is bliss. So is denial.
Join me, Omar.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 18 June, 2009, 09:04:56 pm
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/357/jinlolas4.gif)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 18 June, 2009, 09:42:24 pm
(http://www.court-records.net/animation/edgeworth-confident(b).gif)
You can't deny that you feel the same way I do.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 18 June, 2009, 09:43:09 pm
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj249/AnimeLover99919/Anime%20stuff/Makai%20Senki%20Disgaea/FlonneandLaharl.jpg)

...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 18 June, 2009, 10:21:51 pm
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc113/Darkblaze53/blockman.jpg)
So, what are you going to do?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 18 June, 2009, 10:29:06 pm
Try and give you some...

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f363/Feronne/falconpunch.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 June, 2009, 09:36:44 am
That's a guy, DB. Want me to send you a picture of him naked on AIM?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 19 June, 2009, 10:52:57 am
No, I'm fully aware of that. I just don't want to believe it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 19 June, 2009, 04:51:05 pm
lol a picture of him naked...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 July, 2009, 06:24:11 am
D'aww, and here I thought Satou was changing for the better.

Helps absolutely none that Misaki yelled in front of seven others about how the only reason she loves him is because he's even more pathetic than she is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 13 July, 2009, 03:39:06 pm
Wait, are you seriously just now finishing Welcome to the NHK? I thought you watched it ages ago. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 July, 2009, 11:40:39 pm
I watched only eight episodes of it when I was still stapled to dial-up, and ended up getting side-tracked.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 July, 2009, 02:08:44 pm
Is it just me, or does Darker than BLACK suck?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 July, 2009, 10:11:34 am
Alright, I finished up Welcome to the NHK. Excellent anime, kudos to Ahriman for ever bringing it up.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 July, 2009, 05:49:49 pm
Rie Tanaka as a main character, Norio Wakamoto as the narrator, a KOTOKO OP and the cutest male lead ever.

Sounds like a recipe for success.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 31 July, 2009, 11:57:33 pm
Hayate No Gotoku. >_>

And Norio Wakamoto is the best narrator ever >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 August, 2009, 03:08:31 am
And Norio Wakamoto is the best anything ever >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 August, 2009, 10:17:50 pm
Philanthropy/Otacon's subs for Hayate no Gotoku are ****ing awful.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 August, 2009, 04:47:42 am
I would like to take this time to express how much I hate alternating between sub and dub. Watching either from start to finish is a harmless detail (though I almost always prefer sub over dub), but having to switch between them at any interval causes dissonance in mood. That said, the only stream site (My torrent download rate caps at 45 kb/s and that's not even touching on uploading. Now go jump off of a cliff, Bizzle) that has functional videos for the current anime that I'm watching switches between them periodically.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 10 August, 2009, 05:05:42 am
I think the only time I had this problem was when I was watching Rurouni Kenshin, which had a dub that was hilariously bad at times. And 45 kb/s is better than what I have most of the time. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 August, 2009, 05:39:57 am
Well, you shouldn't be torrenting anime then.

I think the last time this happened was when I was watching Cromartie High School, where I watched the first ten episodes subbed and the remaining episodes dubbed. Vastly preferred the sub.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 August, 2009, 05:56:44 pm
Hayate in drag is almost comparable to Isumi in sheer moe.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Z911 on 10 August, 2009, 06:13:48 pm
Norio Wakamoto always reminds me of Aku from Samurai Jack. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 10 August, 2009, 07:42:21 pm
Cromartie High School, Vastly preferred the sub.


I'm not sure I understand.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 August, 2009, 07:44:24 pm
I just have a preference for the voices of seiyuu above those of American VA's.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 10 August, 2009, 07:58:51 pm
Well apparently. <_< Both are awesome though, the Japanese dub having Norio Wakamoto as Mechazawa is hilarious.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 10 August, 2009, 08:02:07 pm
"God, I hate rich people. I hate them so much."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 August, 2009, 08:07:06 pm
Revy's rant to Rock against sentimental value was possibly one of the most badass things I have ever heard come out of any anime ever.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 10 August, 2009, 08:36:13 pm
Quality anime Indeed. Wait until you see more of Balalaika.

Don't pull a TBizzle; read the manga where it picks up after the anime (even though there's going to be a third season).


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 August, 2009, 09:34:14 pm
BALALAIKA EDITS **** VIDEOS


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 10 August, 2009, 11:13:34 pm
I meant...after that >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 12:29:37 am
The greatest testament to her psychopathy so far in the entirety of the first season is basically the death of that asshat Chin. She seems like a psychotic mother figure with a military record so far, but since I haven't begun the second season, we'll see once that happens.

I'll probably watch something else in its entirety in the meantime, however. Probably rewatch Rozen Maiden like I've been wanting to, or maybe begin Genshiken 2.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 11 August, 2009, 12:30:33 am
Balalaika is somewhat terrifying. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 12:36:12 am
Balalaika versus Roberterminator


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 11 August, 2009, 12:38:30 am
Balalaika is terrifying.

^

Even though Roberta becomes arguably more terrifying and...outrageous in the La Baile de la Muerte arc.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 12:44:07 am
I really hope that sometime down the line Roberta returns. She is awesomeness incarnated.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 11 August, 2009, 12:46:35 am
One thing I've realized about this show/manga is that it caters to what you want. It may not always make sense and may be cliche, but it delivers.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 01:29:05 am
I need a new profile that is weeabooish, but not related to TYPE-MOON.

Any good requests? Or else I will change to another Tsukihime character.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 11 August, 2009, 01:32:59 am
Wallachia isn't a Tsukihime character. <__<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 01:33:44 am
Melty Blood, yeah. Another would still apply with the previous Neko-Arc, though.

Now, suggestion plz.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 11 August, 2009, 01:37:12 am
I dunno, I usually base it off something I've watched or sometimes played recently, so just do that. Or you could just do Shiki Tohno but then we'd have two Shikis on the site.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 01:38:45 am
There's no character that's really notable in any recent anime or game (that hasn't been used by DB. >_>), so I'm leaning on said Tsukihime character. While you're at it, take a guess.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 11 August, 2009, 01:45:04 am
lawl Isumi and Hayate and Hinagiku >_>

You could do a Fuko profile.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 01:46:07 am
no fuuko

Isumi or Hayate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 11 August, 2009, 01:46:57 am
I've got no ideas really.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 01:48:56 am
You should be Isumi again.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 11 August, 2009, 01:49:34 am
While you're at it, take a guess.


I DUNNO BUT NOT ARCUEID BECAUSE I ALREADY DID THAT ONE


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 01:52:05 am
While you're at it, take a guess.


I DUNNO BUT NOT ARCUEID BECAUSE I ALREADY DID THAT ONE

Not Arcueid. Someone a lot more evil.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 11 August, 2009, 01:55:51 am
You should be Isumi again.
I think I will... There's a certain picture from the manga of her that is insanely moe that I want to use >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 01:56:52 am
DO IT NOW


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 11 August, 2009, 02:01:50 am
While you're at it, take a guess.


I DUNNO BUT NOT ARCUEID BECAUSE I ALREADY DID THAT ONE

Not Arcueid. Someone a lot more evil.

Roa? SHIKI? Crazy evil Akiha?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 11 August, 2009, 02:05:34 am
Mmk, I'll work on it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 August, 2009, 02:07:15 am
Someone more laughable.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 11 August, 2009, 02:11:03 am
Oh, I completely forgot about Nrvnqsr. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 August, 2009, 06:31:06 am
chibitalia

Italy is so adorable. I think he needs a hug.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 13 August, 2009, 04:28:56 pm
lolitalia


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 August, 2009, 11:38:02 pm
CANAAN IS SO MOE


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 16 August, 2009, 11:39:35 pm
WHO?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 17 August, 2009, 12:33:44 am
Oh hey is CANAAN any good? Apparently Nasu did something for the visual novel which means it must be amazing but I dunno about the anime, I haven't heard great things.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 August, 2009, 12:46:38 pm
I actually uttered that in accordance with a minor fad, and as a way to say that I was about to begin it. Then... the video I used to watched the first episode cut off half-way through, I became impatient and basically said screw it to watching it. So I dunno lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD2czrUbJWM

...

You know, I bought the DVD set for the first season from a friend for 15 bucks a few months ago, and never touched it. This IS the second season, but it kind of tempts me to watch it.

...

...I think I'll watch it after catching up with CANAAN or watching the second season of Black Lagoon. Or something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 23 August, 2009, 01:47:31 pm
Black Lagoon


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 August, 2009, 01:48:31 pm
Won't be today. I'm too busy playing Mass Effect.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 August, 2009, 06:30:26 pm
Azumamiya is a man? And here I thought that he was a fairly boyish lesbian. Regardless, he may very well be one; I mean, how on earth can you be even more pitiable than Hayate?

Regardless, he's a cutie. I desperately want to see yaoi between him and Hayate, while the later is dressed up as a catgirl meido.

Speaking of crossdressing Hayate, Hayate in a bridal gown = HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGG


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 30 August, 2009, 06:43:36 pm
lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 30 August, 2009, 08:40:45 pm
Hm, never really found Azumamiya that girlish...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 August, 2009, 03:53:22 am
Aside from the fact that he's a complete wimp who even his butler has no qualms with beating him to within an inch of his miserable life?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 31 August, 2009, 03:56:51 pm
Oh wait, I'm thinking of the wrong person... Kotetsu, who is actually in love with Hayate >_>

Azumamiya is, however quite girlish.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 August, 2009, 08:15:26 pm
Also, Nonohara is apparently voiced by the same seiyuu who did Kamina. Therefore, Nonohara is officially GAR.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 31 August, 2009, 11:53:46 pm
Wait, he is? lol...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 September, 2009, 07:16:14 pm
(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/mice119/HnG/1192701871067.png)

In other news, the Greenback Jane arc is AMAZING.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 01 September, 2009, 09:14:40 pm
Sawyer was freaky. Rotton the Wizard was definitely the best despite being comic relief imo.

Spoilers-ish if you haven't finished the arc, but it's not really that big.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHbIs1pZ1m8

...AH!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 01 September, 2009, 09:32:08 pm
"You're a rocket man now, baby!"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 September, 2009, 09:34:20 pm
Claude was a monster. Awesome death, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 01 September, 2009, 09:41:13 pm
So...Eda is CIA.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 September, 2009, 09:45:21 pm
Eda is awesome. I was going to use her as my profile, yet I couldn't find many good pictures of her, so I went with Sawyer.

Also, whenever I read discussions of this season, I inevitably run into people who complain about the lack of realism. Hey, idiots: do you remember episode 2 of the first season? Episode 3? How about Roberta in her entirety? Jesus...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 01 September, 2009, 10:40:24 pm
There hasn't been anything that has happened that has gone too far beyond the rule of cool, except for one Roberta moment in the manga.

Anything ridiculous is handled in such a way that it doesn't take one out of the action. The story in between ranges from deep to emotional


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 September, 2009, 11:37:08 pm
Some people have been convinced by the out of battle plot and the magnification of frequently ignored, yet very much existent social ills that it entirely mitigated any superhuman acts perpetrated by the cast up until they ran into a 5' nothing little girl firing a magazine connected to hammerspace out of a weapon that is little more than a fourth of her weight. Or some of the superhuman acts that Ginji perpetrates. Examples that are equally as egregious as many that had already occurred by that point. Really, after seeing many potential examples of going beyond realism displayed as early as episode 2, complaining exclusively about the lack of realism in season 2, and yet indirectly laud the first season for possessing this missing quality, is pretty much declaring in great detail that the viewer was not paying attention by any stretch of the imagination.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 01 September, 2009, 11:39:43 pm
This sounds epic.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 02 September, 2009, 09:45:37 pm
It was probably a long time ago that they saw season 1. I remember looking back at it in my mind's eye that it was considerably more tame than season 2, yet when I actually went back and re-watched it, I remembered how over the top it was. The philosophic/existentialist overtones were more prevalent and wordy (for this series) in the first season.


SPOILERS

And every fan of the show should know that it gives you what you want; you wanted to see Revy fight Ginji ever since they met at the traditional Japanese fair. After he cuts a bullet in half, you knew he would match up against Revy well in a one-on-one fight because it would be incredibly badass. You wanted Roberta to have a weapon in her umbrella and for the umbrella to be made of Kevlar because that would ridiculously awesome. You wanted to see Balalaika have a kid killed and for her to just let him bleed to death on the ground because it broke the rules.

END SPOILERS

But yeah, the ridiculousness is always warranted and is far more awe-inspiringly off the chain because of the real-world setting. If they only did what was entirely believably possible, the action would merely be somewhat cool. It pushes limits and doesn't have to create incomprehensible/new fight scenes/abilities because the setting is already fantastical (One Piece fights, ...Air Gear, etc.). They can just have a gunfight, but make it kind of over-the-top, achieving the same, if not a greater, sense of cool that a fight scene involving super-powers.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 September, 2009, 10:15:41 pm
I find them to be equal in level when it comes to going outside the realm of reality in order to adhere to the rule of cool. The main thing that will instantly come to mind is Rock's insane gambit of using a pre-placed makeshift ramp to launch a torpedo at a gunship. This is obviously not the end of it between Revy jumping from boat to boat, annihilating everything in her path in episode 3 or Shenhua butchering enemies in vehicles 30 meters away each with what is basically a melee weapon on a rope all the way to 12. But this topic has already been milked for what it's worth at this point, and can safely be dropped.

In the end, even if the second season is more egregious, one could consider sticking to whatever is closest reality as a weighted jacket which came off. The action is ultimately more reliant on what would be cool, but then again, that could equally be as much of a turnoff as it could be the opposite. Pretty much the largest angle you could criticize the second season for on a "neutral level" is if the mood or the atmosphere, basically everything around the plot supported it. Do the scenes seem like mindless fanservice, is the writer trying too hard to manually manipulate the watcher and in the end expect a certain reaction, etc.

By the way, this is not to imply that I thought any of these are valid on a personal level, I vastly preferred the second season over the first. However, if one was to criticize it from that angle, I could certainly understand that perspective. I simply merely cannot stand "it's not realistic" that far in.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 02 September, 2009, 10:32:28 pm
(http://www.ikeepadiary.com/diary/2006/2006_04_00.The_April_Roundup_Part_Two/images/DSC00541.jpg)

Read the manga. NAWO


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 03 September, 2009, 01:57:01 pm
NAWO


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 September, 2009, 10:53:05 pm
More Roberta, Sawyer and Rotton? I certainly shall, but on another day.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 03 September, 2009, 11:35:48 pm
More Roberta, Sawyer and Rotton? I certainly shall, but on another day.
...AH!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 04 September, 2009, 03:41:03 pm
huh


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 05 September, 2009, 01:06:20 am
huh

Japanese dub

And Fabiola too.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 September, 2009, 04:31:34 pm
I always watch anime subbed, much like good old Bizzle.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 05 September, 2009, 05:08:50 pm
Good old Rotton. And please read the latest manga. Eda starts to show her true colors...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 08:59:38 pm
After browsing some conversations involving it, I still to this ****ing day cannot see why everyone loves Lucky Star.

EDIT: This Sketchbook video has an applemilk video in the featured slot ololololololololo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 06 September, 2009, 09:11:01 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEAqa-oapc

>_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 09:11:43 pm
WENDEE LEE

I only needed to watch 30 seconds of it and I'm already humiliated by the fact that I did.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 06 September, 2009, 09:12:54 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emq0Xf6zVDw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emq0Xf6zVDw)

LUCKY STAR IS AWESOME


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 09:13:17 pm
Lucky Star is ****.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 06 September, 2009, 09:14:26 pm
The way she said the line about prime time anime reminded me of my cousin >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 09:16:13 pm
Wendee Lee has never been a good voice actor, but that easily has to be her least effective role ever. It's probably intentional, but it doesn't stop it from being awful.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 06 September, 2009, 09:18:51 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otmqBvuwkfg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otmqBvuwkfg)

LUCKY STAR IS AWESOME


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 09:20:56 pm
Anime Tenchou only appears 5 times, and many of them are too short to be fun. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 06 September, 2009, 09:28:29 pm
WHATEVER. LUCKY STAR IS STILL GREAT.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 09:39:15 pm
Lucky Star was terrible.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 06 September, 2009, 09:48:16 pm
I personally don't like Lucky Star that much.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 06 September, 2009, 09:49:12 pm
Miyuki and Tsukasa are adorable.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 09:53:11 pm
Miyuki's mom > Miyuki.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 06 September, 2009, 09:54:09 pm
MISAO IS THE GREATEST

FANGFANGFANG


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 09:55:47 pm
BWAHBWAHBWAH

HII-RAH-GEE


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 06 September, 2009, 09:57:07 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otmqBvuwkfg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otmqBvuwkfg)

...

*life is complete*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 September, 2009, 10:48:09 pm
I've never watched Lucky Star and never will entirely because of the opinions of those that like it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 September, 2009, 11:42:02 pm
Lucky you. hurrhurr


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 September, 2009, 11:50:26 pm
Lucky you. hurrhurr


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UYl8S-FS0bg/SWucKK6uHLI/AAAAAAAAABA/jZDwYUkmp9o/s320/Futurama_Fry_Looking_Squint.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 07 September, 2009, 04:01:22 pm
lawl


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 September, 2009, 04:46:24 pm
I'm watching Sketchbook ~full color'S~ next. The sheer moe that surrounds Kate cannot be ignored.

Problem is, it's frequently compared to ARIA (which wasn't bad per se, but ridiculously hard to finish) and Kate is only a minor character. ****


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 23 September, 2009, 05:00:06 pm
Moe? must watch.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 23 September, 2009, 05:00:55 pm
...













>_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 23 September, 2009, 06:02:14 pm
I'm watching Sketchbook ~full color'S~ next. The sheer moe that surrounds Kate cannot be ignored.

SAW A KATE VID A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND BECAME INTENSELY INTERESTED IN THAT SHOW


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 September, 2009, 04:07:11 am
SO NAN DESSS KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 September, 2009, 09:09:32 pm
This is a lot more watchable than ARIA was.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 September, 2009, 09:08:55 pm
Kate is awesome simply for the fact that she generates an ironic situation in a lot of people who love her. As a character though, she's introduced as a hodgepodge of incredibly negative foreigner stereotypes; at this rate, I wonder how a native Japanese who watched Sketchbook would react when they found out that Kate is popular in the west. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 01 October, 2009, 07:21:33 pm
Isn't like, every foreigner stereotype in Japan negative?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 October, 2009, 08:40:52 pm
Pretty much. Although they don't tend to have large followings, unlike Kate who completely eclipses every other aspect of Sketchbook for most Western "fans."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 October, 2009, 08:20:36 pm
I have not finished an anime in a month: confirmed.

Each and every last one of you need a new hobby.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 03 October, 2009, 08:23:43 pm
I have not finished an anime in a month: confirmed.

Each and every last one of you need a new hobby.


The last animu I finished was Azumanga Daioh last week. I started shortly before I made the Osaka account. I'm pretty sure that's almost 2 months.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 October, 2009, 08:26:55 pm
I'm generally talking to Bizzle and UF, but you've watched so much crap that no matter how long it took for you to finish the last thing you watched, you're still a huge weeaboo.

Besides, Azumanga Daioh is the image of mediocrity. Anyone in their right mind would have trouble watching it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 03 October, 2009, 08:29:01 pm
That's part of the appeal; it's for people who can become burnt out on galaxy-manipulating loli-tentacle monsters.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 October, 2009, 08:29:59 pm
That's part of the appeal; it's for people who can become burnt out on galaxy-manipulating loli-tentacle monsters.

Um, slice of life anime is easy to finish in a short period of time. Azumanga Daioh just sucks.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 03 October, 2009, 08:31:01 pm
It's not that bad. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 October, 2009, 08:33:17 pm
The problem with Azumanga Daioh is that it's so polarizing in quality, mainly because the characters are the same way. Half of the characters suck to varying degrees, and the other half are likable in again, varying degrees. Though the show insists on spread appearances of each character, and becomes particularly fond of the two worst offenders, those two female teachers. Who are extremely boring and completely unlikable.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 03 October, 2009, 08:34:37 pm
Looking way too deep into it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 October, 2009, 08:35:36 pm
Looking way too deep into it.

...what.

what

Hating a character, and thus hating a show because a character is prominent is not looking too deep into it, bucko.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 03 October, 2009, 08:37:39 pm
That above paragraph would suggest otherwise. I'd hazard to say that writing a paragraph about that show, saying anything, is looking to deep into it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 October, 2009, 08:40:23 pm
In other words, tl;dr?

Size < content. Simple content in a short message. Simple reason to dislike something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 October, 2009, 03:14:35 pm
I want to watch This Ugly Yet Beautiful World.

BOOBIES


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 16 October, 2009, 03:18:02 pm
Oh yes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 October, 2009, 03:20:06 pm
I'm joking of course, since it's an Elfen Lied ripoff.

But hey, the mildly NSFW picture on the TVTropes page for it is sexy. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 16 October, 2009, 03:22:23 pm
Oh yes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 16 October, 2009, 04:14:36 pm
In other words, tl;dr?

Size < content. Simple content in a short message. Simple reason to dislike something.

derp


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 October, 2009, 04:38:44 pm
MOVING ON FROM A CONVERSATION FROM HALF A MONTH AGO~!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 16 October, 2009, 04:50:26 pm
The problem with Azumanga Daioh is that it's so polarizing in quality, mainly because the characters are the same way. Half of the characters suck to varying degrees, and the other half are likable in again, varying degrees. Though the show insists on spread appearances of each character, and becomes particularly fond of the two worst offenders, those two female teachers. Who are extremely boring and completely unlikable.

Just quoting this so that I may properly analyze, critique, dissect, scrutinize, extrapolate upon, differentiate from and taste in relation to my own doctoral thesis on the subject of Azumanga Daioh.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 October, 2009, 04:51:35 pm
Looking way too deep into it.

Alright, short version: half the cast sucks, the other half is good, each appear at the same frequency. Hence, half of the show sucks, half is good.

Simple concept. I just love turning everything into a short essay, even two sentences.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 16 October, 2009, 04:53:22 pm
Dr. Spring?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 16 October, 2009, 04:54:54 pm
Dr. Spring?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 16 October, 2009, 04:56:33 pm
A force to be reckoned with.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 October, 2009, 12:33:40 am
I am totally watching Sengoku Basara if only for the fact that Nobunaga Oda is voiced by Norio Wakamoto.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 19 October, 2009, 12:38:33 am
I am totally watching Sengoku Basara if only for the fact that Nobunaga Oda is voiced by Norio Wakamoto.

I was not aware of that, awesome. <_< I only watched the first episode and it didn't really do it for me so I never continued.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 October, 2009, 12:41:48 am
Lured in by promises that it's like Gurren Lagann without the mechs?

Also plan on watching Akagi (I will not watch this anime in any situation that is not conjointly with Saki and nothing but Saki), Magical Pokaan (OP is so amazingly dissonant) and Planetes (which I highly doubt I'll finish anywhere near the time I began it)

But none of that will be viewed until Sketchbook is finished, and I won't bother with any but Sengoku Basara until Hayate is finished.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 19 October, 2009, 01:01:52 am
Lured in by promises that it's like Gurren Lagann without the mechs?


Pretty much. It had the heart but not the budget, and when you're more insubstantial as Gurren Lagann you really need the budget.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 October, 2009, 01:29:43 am
Watching Sketchbook at 2 in the morning is disturbingly pleasant.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 October, 2009, 11:28:50 pm
I SHOULD WRITE A SUMMARY OF MY OPINION OF EVERYTHING I'VE WATCHED EVENTUALLY


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 November, 2009, 05:02:57 am
I'll never finish Hayate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 02 November, 2009, 01:55:49 pm
Aweosme.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 02 November, 2009, 07:09:54 pm
I SHOULD WRITE A SUMMARY OF MY OPINION OF EVERYTHING I'VE WATCHED EVENTUALLY


lolyoucommittingtoanyamountofworkhere


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 November, 2009, 08:10:36 pm
I have an attention span of about half an hour.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 02 November, 2009, 08:12:28 pm
Hey, the last time I googled "manly tears", I found myself looking at an article about "QUALITY" and found myself with Soul Link, how good is that? EH?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 November, 2009, 08:14:18 pm
Um, whenever I give a recommendation for bad anime out, Soul Link is in the list along with Cosprayers and Lovedol. So... yeah.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 02 November, 2009, 08:15:10 pm
I've yet to see the QUALITY of those.

God, is it funny.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 November, 2009, 08:19:52 pm
Cosprayers, Soul Link, Lovedol and Mars of Destruction.

FOUND IT.

Also, Makimura is my age, and yet she doesn't look a year above 14, tops.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 November, 2009, 03:48:10 pm
While the length is insanely intimidating, I really want to watch One Piece. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 07 November, 2009, 04:24:44 pm
DO IT. IT'S WORTH IT.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 November, 2009, 04:34:32 pm
GET THE **** OUT OF MY TOPIC YOU DOUCHE


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 07 November, 2009, 04:50:11 pm
(http://karmaburn.com/files/screenshots/tsukihime/game/arcueid_no_way01.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 November, 2009, 04:54:59 pm
I SAID GET OUT


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 07 November, 2009, 05:20:01 pm
What I've watched of One Piece was good and the rest sounds awesome, but I have the same problem with having no chance of ever even catching up with it. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 07 November, 2009, 05:26:39 pm
I once tried, but dropped at the third of the single epidose I watched.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 November, 2009, 05:30:10 pm
What I've watched of One Piece was good and the rest sounds awesome, but I have the same problem with having no chance of ever even catching up with it. <_<

The only remedy seems like an extraordinarily progressive approach, like an episode a day. Though even then, I'll still probably forget to watch it, much like I forgot to watch a few episodes of Aria, Sketchbook and Toradora per day. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 08:58:34 pm
So, I just spent the last hour and a half writing that list where I ranked everything I watched with a sentence to paragraph of what I thought of it. Then I accidentally tripped with mouse in hand, hit the refresh button, and all of that gone. Here's the list anyway, without the write-ups, ask about or jeer at my selection and then I'll justify it with both a paragraph and varying levels of snarkiness with it. Also, do not laugh at my misfortune. I WILL make sure that someone moderates you, as I am not in a joking mood after that. Do not tempt fate.

Omitted: Lucky Star and a ****ty Clannad omake episode that should have been attached to the first season to begin with.

30. Gunbuster
29. Shakugan no Shana
28. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
27. Elfen Lied
26. Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
25. Eatman '98
24. Rozen Maiden: Ouverture
23. Kannagi
22. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
21. Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho
20. Rozen Maiden: Traumend
19. Genshiken
18. Azumanga Daioh
17. Mai-HiME
16. Black Lagoon
15. Maria+Holic
14. Spirited Away
13. Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
12. Clannad ~After Story~
11. Cromartie High School
10. Detroit Metal City
9. Rozen Maiden
8. Clannad
7. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
6. Castle in the Sky
5. Cowboy Bebop
4. Welcome to the NHK
3. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
2. Minami-ke
1. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 15 November, 2009, 09:02:14 pm
Gonna go ahead and assume 3 is supposed to be A's...

And I liked Castle in the Sky.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 15 November, 2009, 09:03:40 pm
1. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

UNEXPECTED


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 09:06:05 pm
1. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

UNEXPECTED

Same thing I was going to say.


Gunbuster should not be under SnS, srsly. At least even if you hated Gunbuster it's mercifully short.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:07:26 pm
Gonna go ahead and assume 3 is supposed to be A's...

And I liked Castle in the Sky.

Yeah, I rushed that list without thinking too much, only referring to memory of my long ass list before. I just wanted to finish it.

Castle in the Sky, much like Miyazaki's older films, is simple in its own way, yet complex in a way that's not utterly surreal like his newer films. It's instant fun and has a easily defined big picture, though you can still debate about it.

1. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

UNEXPECTED

Well, gotta say that I have never watched 20 episodes of something in one sitting outside of this ****ing show. It is so much fun to watch and yet is so simple to a point where there's no room for there to be glaring mistakes.

Gunbuster should not be under SnS, srsly. At least even if you hated Gunbuster it's mercifully short.

Well, I did invite the possibility of Shana getting better up until episode 16, so really, only the last 8 episodes were grueling to watch. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 09:11:33 pm
And Cromartie High is too low. I don't know exactly where it should be moved up, but it should be at least over SZS.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:14:29 pm
lolwutno

I actually didn't like Cromartie in the first place. It was however, extremely easy to watch and somewhat captivating, so it's lucky to get all the way up to where it was in the first place. I did however, really like SZS, soyeah.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 09:15:13 pm
bwah


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:16:05 pm
Any other comments?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 09:17:38 pm
Nope, I find the rest of the list pretty satisfactory. So good job I guess.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:18:29 pm
BETTER THAN TBIZZLE'S?!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 15 November, 2009, 09:20:35 pm
NO LIST IS BETTER THAN MINE


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 09:21:04 pm
BETTER THAN TBIZZLE'S?!

Yes. Bizzle's list was full of fail.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:23:09 pm
NO LIST IS BETTER THAN MINE

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Any other comments, Bizzle?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 15 November, 2009, 09:25:00 pm
I'VE HAD MY SAY


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:25:37 pm
Someone comment, I want to make up for the fact that all of my write-ups went down the drain.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 09:36:38 pm
uhclannadsuckslol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:48:03 pm
ololololololo

Clannad is actually very decent for the watch, and for that reason, nobody who hasn't watched it can validly understand why anyone would like it because on the outside, there's no unique or functional trait or gimmick. It's the execution that matters. Or course, if you want to subvert that by watching it and thus declaring that its a piece of ****, well... if you come into something with an adamant pre-conceived notion, it will hold true no matter what.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 15 November, 2009, 09:48:26 pm
Was Eatman about a guy who could replicate weapons/machines with his body by eating a bolt from it?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:50:46 pm
Was Eatman about a guy who could replicate weapons/machines with his body by eating a bolt from it?

Close enough, though rather, he just eats the entirety of it and he can generate it. The manga extends the domain to virtually anything.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 15 November, 2009, 09:53:01 pm
I read a single volume of that manga years ago. It was **** awesome and I didn't know there was a manga.

He ate some guy's sword and defeated him with it. Then he had some plasma rifle that he shot up into the air, took out an umbrella and used it to block the plasma rain while the entire army he was facing got obliterated.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 09:57:55 pm
It certainly runs under that rule of cool, that it has had some issues with having a proper anime adaptation. Eatman '98 is pretty close to the original source (there's another adaptation which I think is just called Eatman. Never watched it, but I hear it wasn't really faithful to the manga), but it doesn't hold up to the manga. I'm not a reliable source for reviewing anything pertaining to action, so despite the ranking I gave it, you might like the anime if you want to watch it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 15 November, 2009, 10:09:11 pm
I remember watching Eatman. It was rather good, especially since all the scenes of him eating whatever doomsday weapon he's going to be using to solve the problem this time mostly served to set the pace.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 10:10:55 pm
I'm thinking I'll try doing a full list with short write-ups once I've hit 100 anime in however long that takes. I'm at 70-80 right now depending on whether you count separate seasons and movies as different shows.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 10:11:44 pm
Well, I did, so...

I will be an old man before I ever watch as much as you have, kiddo.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 15 November, 2009, 10:12:42 pm
And both of you will be dead before you ever watch as much as I have read.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 10:13:43 pm
And both of you will be dead before you ever watch as much as I have read.

wate wut

You sound like you're proud of that, at any rate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 10:14:43 pm
Well, I did, so...

I will be an old man before I ever watch as much as you have, kiddo.

And Bizzle has still seen far more than me in far less time. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 10:15:07 pm
I am not Bizzle.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 November, 2009, 10:17:21 pm
I didn't say you were. Just saying that even with all I've seen it's not really that much comparatively.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 15 November, 2009, 10:17:58 pm
And both of you will be dead before you ever watch as much as I have read.

wate wut

You sound like you're proud of that, at any rate.
Sheerly in terms of the number of stories and how far you've gone into them, that is.

I am not Bizzle.
(http://mechanicalism.net/perplexed.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 November, 2009, 10:18:08 pm
Which emphasizes how little I've watched.

At least, in the past 2 years.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 16 November, 2009, 02:11:30 pm
Funny. I think I've spent about the 0.01% of time you all have together in anime.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 November, 2009, 02:35:44 pm
So, the anime I shall watch after I finish Sketchbook, which should happen... whenever, in order:

CANAAN
Magical Pokaan
Sengoku Basara
Comic Party
Saki/Akagi/Kaiji all at the same time.

Discuss.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 17 November, 2009, 04:48:39 pm
I haven't heard of any of those, so I will stay out of this discussion.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 17 November, 2009, 04:53:58 pm
I haven't heard of any of those, so I will stay out of this discussion.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 November, 2009, 04:55:11 pm
Even neophytes know what all of those are, especially since half of them came out this year. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 17 November, 2009, 05:02:11 pm
My brother has watched Comic Party.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 17 November, 2009, 05:02:25 pm
Even neophytes know what all of those are, especially since half of them came out this year. >_>

Evidently not.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 17 November, 2009, 06:39:24 pm
I've heard of all of them because I'm really cool and stuff.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 November, 2009, 11:12:07 pm
I've heard of all of them because I actually pay some semblance of attention to anime.

fixed


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 17 November, 2009, 11:25:03 pm
I've heard of all of them because I browse through topics on OT containing people raging over any given anime.


Refixed.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 November, 2009, 02:31:13 pm
I've heard of all of them because I browse through topics on OT containing people raging over any given anime.


Refixed.

You're right, that's a pretty good explanation.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 November, 2009, 11:42:22 pm
Finally watching more Sketchbook.

Unfortunately, the source I found episode 11 on has the volume desynched by five seconds, and as a picky little ****, that is not satisfactory.

And I'm too lazy to find an alternative. Oh well, at least I tried.

EDIT: Also, it seems like OT is raging over CANAAN in the rate the anime topic. While they'll do that over anything, it kind of is still concerning.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 19 November, 2009, 12:11:05 am
Hate desynched audio.

*looks up CANAAN*
Actually looks fairly interesting.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 19 November, 2009, 12:14:32 am
I still don't fully gather what OT is raging about CANAAN for, they don't seem to have any reason in particular. I haven't watched it so I don't know.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 November, 2009, 12:55:50 am
Well, these are people who are too retarded to realize that a bad adaptation is not synonymous with bad in general, so I doubt it sucks too much.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 06:23:29 pm
So, I've decided to watch One Piece. Problem: I'm streaming it off of FUNIMATION's site. It's going at a slug's pace, something I'm really not gonna get used to.

So, let's see the quality of the dub...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 07:16:00 pm
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, it took me nearly an hour to watch 23 minutes.

I think I should have a trio of videos load while I'm sleeping or at work or something. Because waiting in real time for them to load is really cumbersome.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 21 November, 2009, 07:40:51 pm
An hour to watch 23 minutes of One Piece?

You'll be watching for years at that pace...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 08:24:38 pm
Well, 50 minutes to be a bit more precise. >_>

If I have three episodes boot up while I'm sleeping each night, it should be more plausible. Of course, then there's the obvious problem of "what if I get bored in the meantime?"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 21 November, 2009, 08:29:07 pm
*Shrug*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 08:33:41 pm
Episode 3 is loading up. So far, this is fun, but being a shonen anime, it'll likely drag on eventually.

Actually, come to think of it, this might be even more entertaining to watch with the period of time it takes to just boot up an episode. It's no problem to watch it, but to have to accomplish something to do so, no matter how small the trial is, kind of compliments the pace. Though when it starts dragging on, it'll become the opposite.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 21 November, 2009, 08:45:32 pm
It does drag on at times, but I never remember it being as bad as most other shonen anime.

That being said, some of the arcs are long. Lots of things happen, though.

And skip any filler. it's not worth your time.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 08:55:22 pm
While skipping any filler will not have long-term consequences on the experience, I still want to reach the 100% completion mark if I even decide on watching that much of this. When's the first filler arc, out of curiosity?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 21 November, 2009, 09:06:27 pm
Hm... due to 4kids previously having the series, Wikipedia's episode list is insanely hard to read.. But it seems the first filler episodes are 46 and 47. Though those were based on a chapter cover series and are technically canon.

Then 54 through around 60 is the first major filler arc.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 09:12:13 pm
On average, how long do most filler arcs last?

At any rate, I plan on hopefully finishing the Buggy arc before I hit the sack tonight. Considering that I only have another 4 hours before I'll likely crash and the time spent on just loading the episodes, I doubt that'll happen. I have plenty of free time tomorrow, so I hope to finish the Kuro arc by the end of tomorrow, provided that I haven't forgotten about anything between the Buggy and Kuro arcs.

Annnnnnd... that should be the first... 13 episodes or so. I probably won't follow through with this plan, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 21 November, 2009, 09:20:32 pm
It varies a lot. But the filler is almost always between arcs, save for a couple of episodes in Lougetown.

But after that first small one, there's not another filler arc until episodes 131-143.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 09:23:06 pm
As if I'll ever get there.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 21 November, 2009, 09:27:32 pm
Which is a bummer, because despite it being the longest arc, Water 7/Enies Lobby is the best arc, and it's not until after 200. Don't remember exact number it starts.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 09:34:31 pm
I have no idea what a show could possibly be doing in a duration of time between then and now.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 21 November, 2009, 09:43:09 pm
Lots and lots of stuff.

There's like, 6 major arcs from where you are until then, and that's just an estimate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 21 November, 2009, 10:10:42 pm
Having to wait an hour for an episode to load will make it that much more satisfying.

What's the worst anime that you've watched all the way through?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 November, 2009, 10:51:17 pm
Gunbuster. Generally speaking, all the anime that I hate, I've seen to completion.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 November, 2009, 12:11:45 am
Maniac's short commentary on each episode viewed so far!

Ep. 1: The diameter of Alvida's torso is about 20 times that of her legs. How the **** is she walking?
Ep. 2: Helmeppo's butt chin is the the lulziest thing ever. Almost has lulzy as Morgan's blue camo pants.
Ep. 3: Wait, didn't that Lt. die in the previous episode? I think in contrast to 4Kids aiming for the innocent young'ins, FUNimation is aiming for dem badazz teenz!
Ep. 4: That guy was both a nameless mook and in a flashback, yet he didn't expect that he'd be killed? That's about as non-genre savvy as you can get in this world.
Ep. 5: "And what just happened to me... was awesome." Dunno what I should comment on between blackface pirate, how awesome that Buggy ball was or Buggy's party.
Ep. 6: THIS IS MANLY HAIR! Also, Shushu is the most GAR character in the history of One Piece, I'm calling it now. I cried manly tears across the episode at how badass he is. The Mayor is pretty awesome, too.

Also, I was completely off. Kuro's arc ends on episode 17, and I am NOT getting that far in two days. I'll still be able to get well into it by the end of tomorrow. Also, Buggy's arc was an episode longer than I expected, which may not be too bad, but I'll probably be too tired to watch it. I'll just stop here and continue tomorrow, an episode earlier than expected.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 22 November, 2009, 12:36:55 am
Also, I was completely off. Kuro's arc ends on episode 17, and I am NOT getting that far in two days. I'll still be able to get well into it by the end of tomorrow. Also, Buggy's arc was an episode longer than I expected, which may not be too bad, but I'll probably be too tired to watch it. I'll just stop here and continue tomorrow, an episode earlier than expected.

That's only 8-9 episodes a day. ^_^


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 November, 2009, 12:49:30 am
That's eight hours of the day, dumbass.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 22 November, 2009, 01:00:59 am
That's eight hours of the day, dumbass.

Try loading more than one video at a time, smartass.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 22 November, 2009, 08:53:20 am
Ask Bizzle about his anime watchin' techniques


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 November, 2009, 09:45:31 am
Ask Bizzle about his anime watchin' techniques

I'm not a respectable person to be, but even I have standards.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2009, 02:27:56 pm
Why is it that I'm called a weeaboo when my topic here is THE LEAST ACTIVE ONE AROUND?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 27 November, 2009, 02:35:10 pm
Why is it that I'm called a weeaboo when my topic here is THE LEAST ACTIVE ONE AROUND?

Cause a significant number of us don't make little anime girl profiles.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2009, 02:46:04 pm
Why is it that I'm called a weeaboo when my topic here is THE LEAST ACTIVE ONE AROUND?

Cause a significant number of us don't make little anime girl profiles.

hyuckhyuckhyuck

Ain't working, kiddo.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 27 November, 2009, 03:09:45 pm
Why is it that I'm called a weeaboo when my topic here is THE LEAST ACTIVE ONE AROUND?

Cause a significant number of us don't make little anime girl profiles.

hyuckhyuckhyuck

Ain't working, kiddo.

What isn't?
That's my honest guess. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2009, 03:11:07 pm
Sounds more like an insult.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 27 November, 2009, 03:23:46 pm
Sounds more like an insult.

More like a half insult. Those tend to slip out everytime I talk with you. ^_^
Seriously though, making a profile with a young anime girl makes people assume weeaboo.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2009, 03:48:10 pm
It's not an assumption that I am, it's a prevailing description of me, no matter how wrong it is. More often than not, I just pick a character from a form of media that I've hyped myself on who either had a dominant personality quirk that I like without really caring. Guess which ones usually do?

And the ratio of Japanese media to western media is only really up there since I mostly play RPGs, and JRPGs focus more on characterization. WRPGs have their share of cool personalities, but it's just a pre-generated personality attached to a character without any development, and if they're developed, chances are that their original personality was minuscule. In the end, they're just uninteresting.

Then there are just memes, which are pretty weeaboo-ish. Though those pop up one in every 20 profiles, so SHUT UP.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 27 November, 2009, 04:09:09 pm
*shrugs*

People are often wrong, and base things off assumptions. I've never really seen you as a weeaboo, just another anime guy.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 November, 2009, 02:22:26 pm
Alright, NOW the Kuro arc is starting. Not that it has been bad so far, but it was kind of dragging on.

Also, Jango is the greatest character in the show. I'm calling it now.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 November, 2009, 05:44:26 pm
Kuro arc is done. whooooooooooooooooooo

I have to say, for some reason, I've really been hyping myself up for the Baratie/Don Krieg arc. dunno why tho hurhur


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 28 November, 2009, 05:51:01 pm
'Cause Gin is cool? >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 November, 2009, 05:54:05 pm
I think it's because I liked Don Krieg's gimmick of having a ton of different weapons and other equipment.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 28 November, 2009, 05:56:25 pm
Gimmicks are what One Piece is about... >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 November, 2009, 05:57:50 pm
I never would have guessed.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 28 November, 2009, 05:58:21 pm
Kuro arc is done. whooooooooooooooooooo

I have to say, for some reason, I've really been hyping myself up for the Baratie/Don Krieg arc. dunno why tho hurhur
Don Krieg arc was pretty good. Arlong arc was better.

I enjoyed the Loguetown arc the most in the East Blue Saga for whatever reason though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 November, 2009, 06:00:21 pm
Isn't that the filler arc?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 28 November, 2009, 06:04:37 pm
No, there's just a couple of filler episodes in there.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 28 November, 2009, 06:05:12 pm
There's a filler arc after it, but the Loguetown arc isn't filler.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 28 November, 2009, 06:06:19 pm
Actually, Loguetown has some important plot information in it...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 December, 2009, 04:40:58 pm
Finished Dai Mahou Touge.

LYRICAL TOKAREV, KILL THEM ALL!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 December, 2009, 09:32:40 pm
maniac wants to finish sketchbook


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 December, 2009, 04:50:34 pm
maniac watched more one piece instead

lol fullbody


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 09 December, 2009, 05:02:26 pm
maniac watched more one piece instead
Good man.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 December, 2009, 05:20:18 pm
Watched Mars of Destruction. This is nothingness animated. It literally has all of the effect of watching a blank screen for 20 minutes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 12 December, 2009, 05:21:18 pm
Oh. Lemme guess, bad harem anime?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 December, 2009, 05:24:41 pm
Oh. Lemme guess, bad harem anime?

Uh... not exactly. It's a 20 minute action OAV that has the lowest score on MAL's aggregate, so I wanted to watch it just to say that I did.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 12 December, 2009, 05:26:53 pm
How bad was it? Was there actually any action?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 December, 2009, 05:29:35 pm
There was action, but it was poorly animated and emphasized, so it was pretty bland. There's no coherent plot and the characters are completely devoid of personality, backstory and everything else that makes a character. It's basically a whole lot of nothing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 12 December, 2009, 05:32:40 pm
Worst thing you've ever seen?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 December, 2009, 05:39:13 pm
In a professional sense, certainly. In an opinion sense, well... It's **** 20 minutes long, so it can't be that painful to watch.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 December, 2009, 07:38:17 pm
Finished Cosprayers.

Hey guys, I think I've found an anime I despise more than Gunbuster! I think I'm actively trying to ruin anime for myself with this.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 12 December, 2009, 07:39:07 pm
Now watch Gundoh Musashi.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 December, 2009, 07:41:37 pm
Uh, Cosprayers was so boring that I wanted to sleep half-way through, so I'm... not taking you up on that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 December, 2009, 07:47:32 pm
And now to wash the refuse from the face of my MAL with some more "Plan To Watch" additions...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 12 December, 2009, 07:49:26 pm
>cla_nad>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 December, 2009, 07:50:15 pm
yes

EDIT:

Cosprayers, Soul Link, Lovedol and Mars of Destruction.
HEY AHRIMAN, ARE YOU WATCHING COSPRAYERS?

Take my old advice, Ahriman! *wink*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 12 December, 2009, 08:13:20 pm
lolno


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 December, 2009, 04:28:53 am
I feel like watching more bad anime. I can't stress how much I like something, but I sure can stress how much I hate it!

Meh, I'm leaving soon. So much will be missed.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 14 December, 2009, 06:34:56 pm
reign the conqueror


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 December, 2009, 03:21:35 pm
nah maniac needs moar good anime

liek one piece


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 December, 2009, 06:37:07 pm
gaogaigar


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 16 December, 2009, 07:41:39 pm
Read the Black Lagoon manga that takes place after Second Barrage. It features serious character development/corruption.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 December, 2009, 02:55:10 pm
gaogaigar

I do want to watch that, but I hear that it sucks until episode 29, and I don't like the concept of skipping half of an anime. Makes recording my progress on MAL a bit choppy, eh?

Read the Black Lagoon manga that takes place after Second Barrage. It features serious character development/corruption.

im pullin a bizzle

EDIT: Gonna watch Slayers, a'ight?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 December, 2009, 03:17:22 pm
ALL FOUR/FIVE SEASONS?

ESPECIALLY THE NEW ONE?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 December, 2009, 03:39:44 pm
Less content than the entirety of One Piece. >_>

No, not all of it. A season at a time for me. And by "a season at a time," I mean one per year at my rate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 December, 2009, 03:40:23 pm
Meh, that's fine.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 17 December, 2009, 06:37:11 pm
I do want to watch that, but I hear that it sucks until episode 29, and I don't like the concept of skipping half of an anime. Makes recording my progress on MAL a bit choppy, eh?


You've heard right. I've skipped several episodes of the series and still filled it in as complete on MAL anyways though. >_> The main reason to watch it is in order to watch FINAL afterwards anyways.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 December, 2009, 01:02:45 pm
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/82fcc8184139514cce4e8323d945c6cf1d0.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 28 December, 2009, 01:07:01 pm
*head explodes*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 December, 2009, 01:08:06 pm
So, can you guess what I spent last night on?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 28 December, 2009, 01:11:06 pm
welliwundr


I've only actually seen the first 5 episodes of it and they were awesome, but I didn't really want to commit to watching a show that long.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 December, 2009, 01:33:04 pm
Six episodes down. I'll probably do the same thing by the time Shin dies.

EDIT: Recommendations for FotNS fans: Magical Chocolate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 January, 2010, 04:53:38 pm
i will never get around to watching kaiji/akagi/saki at the same time


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 02 January, 2010, 05:30:05 pm
do u read manga


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 January, 2010, 11:42:55 pm
I feel sorry for Devil's Rebirth. Despite his track record in the past, he seemed to have a mild temper and personality aside from his hatred for being incarcerated, and... Kenshiro still killed him.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 05 January, 2010, 11:48:51 pm
Kenshiro didn't kill him, he was already dead.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 January, 2010, 11:49:19 pm
It was a stick of dynamite used by Ken that finished him, not Hokuto Shinken. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 January, 2010, 11:49:50 pm
Kenshiro didn't kill him, he was already dead.
hur hur hur


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 January, 2010, 11:50:49 pm
Also, I've finally reached 10 days. Screw the rest of you weeaboos who waste time on anime instead of vidya gaems and musik.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 05 January, 2010, 11:50:59 pm
It was a stick of dynamite used by Ken that finished him, not Hokuto Shinken. >_>


oh
well


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 05 January, 2010, 11:52:31 pm
And I've barely been watching anime recently due to vidya gaems beeteedoubleyu.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 January, 2010, 11:52:36 pm
Points to guy who "was already dead" for long enough to relay a bloody message to Jackal, though.

And I've barely been watching anime recently due to vidya gaems beeteedoubleyu.

I was never direct with that statement, you know.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 05 January, 2010, 11:52:45 pm
do u read manga


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 January, 2010, 11:58:11 pm
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Oh, and yes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 January, 2010, 11:59:39 pm

Ain't your topic.

guyzguyzwhatanimushuldiwatch


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 06 January, 2010, 12:00:32 am
I would never, ever suggest any anime to you to watch.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 January, 2010, 12:02:32 am
then gtfo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 January, 2010, 12:05:21 am
You ruin everything you touch.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 January, 2010, 12:08:13 am
You ruin everything you touch.

Wrong topic. This goes here:

http://newssbb.smfforfree3.com/index.php/topic,28395.0.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 06 January, 2010, 12:10:24 am
What's your avatar from?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 January, 2010, 12:12:17 am
GEE, HOW FUNNY IT IS THAT YOU ASK! IT'S FROM TOUHOU, THE LAND OF LOLIS!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 06 January, 2010, 12:13:13 am
ugh


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 January, 2010, 12:14:09 am
 ;D


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 January, 2010, 12:14:23 am
guyzguyzwhatanimushuldiwatch


gaogaigar


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 January, 2010, 12:15:23 am
Waitno, Kara no Kyokai.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 January, 2010, 12:16:34 am
lol29episodesofcrap

lolnasuverse


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 January, 2010, 12:18:59 am
You should be able to watch the first few episodes okay, before the extremely formulaic format becomes too annoying, then you can just skip to the good stuff because everything else doesn't matter.


nasuverseisawesomewhatareyoulolingabout


Alright then, watch Diebuster or something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 06 January, 2010, 12:20:14 am
Is it really worth it to put up with such crap while watching an anime oh wait never mind I watch Lost olo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 January, 2010, 12:22:30 am
After the crap in GaoGaiGar ends it begins to escalate into pure awesome and never stops. So yeah.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 January, 2010, 12:24:34 am
Whilst Lost (and Heroes) only get worse with time.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 06 January, 2010, 12:26:22 am
lolHeroes


I thought Lost started out excellent, started getting worse, and then started getting better again but never better than it started. And Lost is actually ending this season, Heroes can keep pulling bull**** forever.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 January, 2010, 04:42:58 am
Finished Sketchbook and Kara no Kyokai movie 1. And those combined with the episodes of Hokuto no Ken (how unfitting amongst these) that I've watched makes this a solid day. AND IT'S ONLY 5:40 AM!

Also, I want Kara no Kyokai's soundtrack. **** is awesome.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 06 January, 2010, 04:48:29 pm
You ruin everything you touch.

Wrong topic. This goes here:

http://newssbb.smfforfree3.com/index.php/topic,28395.0.html

HURRR


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 January, 2010, 08:59:49 pm
Maniac is now watching Digimon Savers. This is actually... pretty cool, I gotta say.

EDIT: ick, alternating from sub to dub. Gotta find a new source to stream this from.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 06 January, 2010, 09:32:56 pm
Maniac is now watching Digimon Savers. This is actually... pretty cool, I gotta say.

EDIT: ick, alternating from sub to dub. Gotta find a new source to stream this from.

Are you looking for the sub or dub?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 January, 2010, 09:52:22 pm
If going from a state to another brings conflict, then obviously I'd pick the state that I had begun with. >_>

Also, damn Megavideo limit.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 06 January, 2010, 10:01:10 pm
If going from a state to another brings conflict, then obviously I'd pick the state that I had begun with. >_>

I could have read it as it switched between the two often, and it finally annoyed you enough to find a new source. In that case I wouldn't know for sure which one you preferred.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 January, 2010, 01:47:27 am
hey arnaham, are there any kara no kyoukai tracks that are nearly as awesome as the one that plays when shiki fights kirie?

EDIT: Watched Kara no Kyoukai 2; it did not have as many epic tracks as the first movie did. I am not pleased.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 07 January, 2010, 08:01:54 pm
hey arnaham, are there any kara no kyoukai tracks that are nearly as awesome as the one that plays when shiki fights kirie?

EDIT: Watched Kara no Kyoukai 2; it did not have as many epic tracks as the first movie did. I am not pleased.


There was one during the big fight in 6 that I recall being pretty awesome, and I remember 5 having excellent music. (as well as excellent everything else, it was easily the best of the movies)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 January, 2010, 11:22:52 pm
hey arnaham, are there any kara no kyoukai tracks that are nearly as awesome as the one that plays when shiki fights kirie?

EDIT: Watched Kara no Kyoukai 2; it did not have as many epic tracks as the first movie did. I am not pleased.


There was one during the big fight in 6 that I recall being pretty awesome, and I remember 5 having excellent music. (as well as excellent everything else, it was easily the best of the movies)

so wait i have 2 movies left before good music plays? ****


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 07 January, 2010, 11:27:18 pm
Just because I can't remember it doesn't necessarily mean there isn't good music earlier. <_<


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 January, 2010, 12:56:26 am
Savers is finally starting to go somewhere. ohboyohboyohboy


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 January, 2010, 02:41:15 am
It's showtime!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 10 January, 2010, 12:46:26 pm
BIG OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 January, 2010, 01:53:55 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/Savers-24.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 10 January, 2010, 01:54:48 pm
wat


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 January, 2010, 01:55:54 pm
Kurata likes saying "it's showtime" from what I've seen.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 January, 2010, 03:34:29 pm
Episode 22 is the ultimate cop-out. **** you, Kurata.

Also, I've only seen it once and I'm already disturbed by the Gizumon. This coming from a person who absolutely loves the D-Reaper.

EDIT:

new ed, new op, mega forms, merukimon is dead, genocide, whoo

EDIT: EDIT: YouTube kids are so sadistic. They're all glad that Nanami is dead for such petty reasons. Wonder how they'll react when they figure out that she's uh, not.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 11 January, 2010, 09:57:54 am
Youtube kids are always sadistic. They say that Balalaika is awesome for having Hansel sniped and watching him bleed to death, purely out of vengeance, but they say "**** that old man and his son! ;_;" when Dutch's friend kills Gretel for money to be used for his sick son.

Or whatever. I hate this topic.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 11 January, 2010, 11:53:19 am
They're all glad that Nanami is dead for such petty reasons. Wonder how they'll react when they figure out that she's uh, not.

only if you get the true ending


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 January, 2010, 01:59:04 pm
They're all glad that Nanami is dead for such petty reasons. Wonder how they'll react when they figure out that she's uh, not.

only if you get the true ending

Now, there are some legit reasons to want HER dead, like the fact that she's a bad character who is always forced on you until she dies, but then again, you can't hate her just because how lovable of a character she is. The one from Savers on the other hand, lacks any sort of personality that you can feel anything towards.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 January, 2010, 02:09:25 am
So, episode 38 was awesome, really **** awesome at that. After finishing the episode and feeling pretty good, I check the comments because the end of said episode should unify any and all fans under a common opinion.

First thing that I find is some retarded 10 year old calling someone out for having a small dick at random. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 12 January, 2010, 12:22:43 pm
I would expect nothing less.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 12 January, 2010, 12:33:46 pm
After finishing the episode and feeling pretty good, I check the comments

Worst thing you can ever, EVER do.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 January, 2010, 02:12:49 pm
Eh, I just wanted to. Considering that Kurata died in that episode and given the fact that he's pure ****ing evil and nobody disagrees, I didn't expect see some "macho man" trying to smite others with his e-**** until at least past the latest 10 comments.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 12 January, 2010, 05:13:30 pm
Eh, I just wanted to. Considering that Kurata died in that episode and given the fact that he's pure ****ing evil and nobody disagrees, I didn't expect see some "macho man" trying to smite others with his e-**** until at least past the latest 10 comments.

This is Youtube we're talking about. It can be a video about a laughing baby and people will whip out their e-penises.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 12 January, 2010, 05:53:47 pm
And "discuss" politics.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 12 January, 2010, 11:47:30 pm
After finishing the episode and feeling pretty good, I check the comments

Worst thing you can ever, EVER do.

I agree completely. Like, completely. Some of the most heartwarming/uplifting moments have been tainted by my doing this.

And "discuss" politics.

lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 13 January, 2010, 07:26:46 am


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 January, 2010, 05:50:47 am
Digimon Savers has officially turned into Gurren Lagann with mons.

EDIT: Touma even asked: "who do you think I am?"

IT'S OBVIOUS

EDIT: EDIT: Digimon Savers has been completed. The ending is... quite inexplicable; in the end, all I can confirm is that it's actually not entirely disappointing but not satisfying either, though a few days of reflection will probably yield to the former. Watching it was worth it for the ride, but not to see how the show develops, considering that it's actually quite mindless, though in a good way. I still would place Tamers and Adventure 01 above it, however.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 17 January, 2010, 10:05:09 am
MUST WATCH SAVERS NOW.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 17 January, 2010, 10:31:41 am
Hey Maniac, could you do me a favor?

Say "Savers was _____ (one word describing what you think of it)."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 January, 2010, 04:38:44 pm
Started Genshiken 2. Ono's headdress is awesome.

alsoalsoalso, I was just a tiny bit away from watching Koihime Musou. lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 January, 2010, 02:23:24 pm
Still watching Fist of the North Star. This filler arc in between Jackal's arc and the death of Shin is improving. Hell, episode 19 is the best episode yet.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 January, 2010, 02:36:39 pm
I prefer manga Ken. He's less Bruce Lee-ish.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 23 January, 2010, 02:51:22 pm
I prefer manga Ken. He's less Bruce Lee-ish.

how is that a good thing


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 January, 2010, 02:52:53 pm
mkay

Also, I really wonder why Shin's army can't be ****ed to use guns with bullets instead of crossbow-like contraptions that fire daggers or for an even more egregious example, thrown spears. Considering that he has enough explosive shells to make fully arming a battleship and an armada of helicopters an economically feasible task, it should not be problematic to use ****ing bullets.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 January, 2010, 02:44:57 pm
The main character is voiced by Sanae Kobayashi. The soundtrack is composed by Yuki Kajiura. What could possibly go wrong with Madlax?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 26 January, 2010, 04:31:22 pm
It was produced by Bee Train.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 January, 2010, 05:07:26 pm
It was produced by Bee Train.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 26 January, 2010, 05:20:27 pm
Hey Maniac, could you do me a favor?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 January, 2010, 05:22:20 pm
No.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 January, 2010, 11:15:26 pm
So, when we gon' see Ken butcher Jagi?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 January, 2010, 11:18:08 pm
So, when we gon' see Ken butcher Jagi?
You'd have seen it much sooner had you read the manga.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 January, 2010, 11:20:21 pm
It took a million years for Shin to finally die. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 27 January, 2010, 11:30:48 pm
According to Wikipedia, episode 32.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 January, 2010, 02:04:15 pm
Well, that's better than with Shin. Whoo, 22 episodes. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 28 January, 2010, 02:12:14 pm
Well he was the first main villain.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 January, 2010, 02:15:53 pm
Uh, not much of a justification when you consider that Shin's role, existence, character development, the amount of henchmen he controls, all of these were expanded for the anime. He inexplicably gains control of formerly independent villains, he gets an extra 5-7 episodes comprised of filler, etc.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 28 January, 2010, 02:16:49 pm
Well I was not aware of that. You could always skip filler though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 January, 2010, 02:18:04 pm
I don't skip anything. >_>

Besides, filler is decent enough content-wise for the purpose of FotNS since the anime is about friggin' curb stomp battles.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2010, 01:19:07 pm
Now that I've been reminded that both exist, I am so tempted to watch Koihime Musou alongside Magical Pokaan, both at once. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 February, 2010, 02:11:26 am
God damn it, I want to watch Planetes, yet I highly doubt that I'll ever finish it. Same thing with Kaiji.

Also, why am I tempted to finish Steel Angel Kurumi?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 February, 2010, 08:31:03 pm
Obvious visual and conceptual similarities to K-ON aside, I am **** watching Sora no Woto. Christ, I hope this won't be bad...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 February, 2010, 08:34:15 pm
I took a look at the wikipedia page and mistook two of the characters for K-On characters


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 February, 2010, 09:38:50 pm
Aside from the artwork, this cannot be compared to K-ON. That is good.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 February, 2010, 09:42:07 pm
I liked K-On's music >_>

So what's this one like?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 February, 2010, 09:48:07 pm
It's actually very comparable to ARIA so far when it comes to mood. I get the feeling that it'll be more engaging with character and plot development, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 14 February, 2010, 09:52:14 pm
I searched "Tenacious_D" on danbooru.donmai and found something related to K-ON...

. _.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 February, 2010, 09:53:33 pm
It's actually very comparable to ARIA so far when it comes to mood. I get the feeling that it'll be more engaging with character and plot development, though.
...*Looks on wikipedia, sees Russian heavy metal band called Aria*
...lol

I think I had that one on my list for reading once. Maybe it's still saved in my bookmarks...

I searched "Tenacious_D" on danbooru.donmai and found something related to K-ON...

. _.
i am cautiously intrigued


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 February, 2010, 09:53:49 pm
Aww, nothing with Detroit Metal City?

these fan artists fail


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 February, 2010, 10:02:58 pm
Also...

http://nisamerica.com/nart/press/Anime%20PressRelease100212.pdf

What the ****?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 February, 2010, 10:05:29 pm
...Save for Persona, which I know about through you, I've read manga/watched anime of all of those, I think... >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 February, 2010, 10:39:52 pm
That Persona anime is apparently god awful and has nothing to do with Persona outside of its name and a brief cameo from Akihiko.

Welp, NISA can't do worse in the process of localizing anime than they already do with games, so...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 February, 2010, 10:45:47 pm
Heh.

...Speaking of Toradora;
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc113/Darkblaze53/74d7654d4fe0571227773aa47c7403bb.jpg)
>_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 February, 2010, 10:48:00 pm
The Palmtop Tiger can now set you on fire.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 February, 2010, 10:54:54 pm
Scary.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 14 February, 2010, 11:03:12 pm
That Persona anime is apparently god awful and has nothing to do with Persona outside of its name and a brief cameo from Akihiko.


Igor is also in it apparently.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 February, 2010, 02:33:53 pm
meh


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 February, 2010, 12:02:06 am
sora no woto is extremely moe ya'll

those fatigues r really revealing n sexy n stuffs


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 17 February, 2010, 12:04:04 am
hawt


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 February, 2010, 12:09:07 am
I just have to jump on the pre-conception that Sora no Woto is a moe anime solely on the basis that everyone is wearing military fatigues about 80% of the time. But on a serious note, all of characters are based around moe architypes which does bring this reception, though the execution doesn't really pander to fans of moe surprisingly enough. It has moe, but going as far as calling it a moe anime seems like an exaggeration.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 February, 2010, 12:14:50 am
<snip>
I dun get it, but it reminds me of Tales games for sum rea-OH Tales of Vesperia. Of course.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 February, 2010, 09:44:23 pm
Fang Clan and Jagi arcs finished. Kung-Fu Jesus should be making an appearance very soon.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 February, 2010, 09:54:13 pm
Maniac-chan's Daily Life

=3


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 18 February, 2010, 09:56:10 pm
already made that joke bro


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 February, 2010, 09:57:47 pm
He didn't get it the first time tho.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 February, 2010, 10:08:58 pm
It's certainly something at my expense, so returning fire with laconic wit should have sufficed.

Also, screw Kung-Fu Jesus, we got a cameo from Mr. T in episode 33.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 February, 2010, 10:10:03 pm
Pfff. Wait until you get to Blindy O'Sightless.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 February, 2010, 10:18:09 pm
o hay mike tyson


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 February, 2010, 05:46:45 am
Amiba arc is finished. Oh my dear god, there is absolutely no way to describe just how evil this scumbag is. Watching him whine and scream in terror for the last 6 minutes of his life is an experience that cannot merely be defined as "cathartic." And I've heard that Souther is even worse. >_>

EDIT: Finished Uighur's arc. Greatest. Death. Ever.

EDIT: EDIT: Jesus beams; orgasm as you contort and eventually explode.

Also, lol at translation of "Amiba" as "Amoeba"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 February, 2010, 06:28:17 pm
http://www.onemanga.com/Black_Lagoon/50/14/

I was turned on by this smile; is there something off here?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 22 February, 2010, 06:29:13 pm
I am pleased.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 February, 2010, 06:30:23 pm
By the way, this arc is ****ing huge. It's like, twice the size of the next largest arc, Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise. That got 6 episodes, so it this was put into an anime... would that mean that this would get an entire season? >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 22 February, 2010, 09:06:58 pm
Most likely. There are talks that season 3 will just be an OVA and I would assume that it would be of just this arc.

And there's finally moment in the series that actually goes beyond what is physically possible in every way


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 February, 2010, 09:16:46 pm
Most likely. There are talks that season 3 will just be an OVA and I would assume that it would be of just this arc.

And there's finally moment in the series that actually goes beyond what is physically possible in every way
You mean musket time?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 22 February, 2010, 09:17:52 pm
I don't even have to quote to be able to say "that's right."

Uh, actually no. I was talking about biting through a knife.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 February, 2010, 09:19:37 pm
I thought so when I first saw it too.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 February, 2010, 01:51:44 am
http://www.onemanga.com/Black_Lagoon/54/09/

sexy


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 23 February, 2010, 02:09:26 am
Wait until Rock's GAR comes through


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 February, 2010, 03:44:14 am
So I'm looking back, and...

- I laughed at the concept of having once liked Shana.
- I laughed at the concept of thinking that every episode past 16 of Mai-HiME would be amazing.
- I laughed at the concept of thinking that Clannad would be the best anime I've ever watched. Great for the watch, means nothing afterwards.
- I cried when realizing that I'll never get to experience the full effect of Minami-ke's awesomeness again. Ditto for of all anime, the first season of Rozen Maiden. The ending of that was great. Somewhat ditto for Welcome to the NHK, which was a great watch.
- I have seen like, 5 posts that said that I'll finish up Happiness!, and yet I still haven't.
- I have been enticed to watch CANAAN once more due to a friend of mine, who basically shares every single opinion that I have down to hating all of the popular anime that I do, saying that it's actually good.
- I still can't believe that I have finished Digimon Savers. I find it even harder to believe that I'm almost half-way done with Fist of the North Star.
- I can't believe that I never noticed this:

>cla_nad>

I still don't know what this Clanad is, though.

EDIT: Episode 44 is a major wham episode. 3 characters are confirmed to die over the course of the anime, although I did already know about the fates of two of them.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 March, 2010, 08:43:54 pm
Juda arc finished, and I'm officially more than half-way through Fist of the North Star.

And... Rei's dead. I'd say finally in that we've known that he'll die since episode 44, but it's still a poignant moment and to say that would be insulting.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2010, 09:01:41 pm
You ruin everything you touch.

I hope that you no longer like Akumetsu. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 March, 2010, 07:57:01 pm
KENSHIRO HAS FINALLY BEEN DEFEATED! I REPEAT, NOT INCLUDING EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE BEFORE EPISODE 1, KENSHIRO HAS FINALLY BEEN DEFEATED!


Also, Souther is even worse than Amiba is, holy ****. This guy is like Luca Blight, except sane.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2010, 03:25:54 pm
more hokuto no ken

Also, I watched Rozen Maiden again. I miss the time when Suigintou was a flat-out awesome character.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 17 March, 2010, 04:26:37 pm
Had you seen Sawyer tickle Revy in Black Lagoon?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2010, 05:36:11 pm
Yes, but not per reading up to that point, but because I was linked to the page.

I still haven't finished the entire arc, though, even if I only have about 10 chapters to go.

As for Fist of the North Star...

SHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

oh yeah southers dead


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 March, 2010, 07:20:40 pm
Episodes 71-72 were great, though the ending of 72 was marginally disappointing. Hopin' that Toki gets the opportunity to fight Raoh again.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 April, 2010, 08:02:43 pm
read 8 chapters of black lagoon and 9 chapters of claymore

thats more manga in one day than i have read in a year


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 03 April, 2010, 09:04:19 pm
thoughts on black lagoon


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 April, 2010, 09:08:53 pm
The action and plot are almost incomprehensible through manga as a medium. Black Lagoon is a million times better as an anime than as a manga. That is all.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 04 April, 2010, 07:43:34 pm
At times, yeah. The action is so intricately choreographed in Hiroe's head that it takes pages for what would take seconds in the manga.  It has these trope in spades (in terms of speech, action and plot):

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TalkingIsAFreeAction

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ComicBookTime



And by incomprehensible, are you talking about the ending of the El Baile de la Muerte arc? Because a huge chunk of that ending was left out of the english translations for some reason. I found it somewhere...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 04 April, 2010, 07:47:46 pm
At times, yeah. The action is so intricately choreographed in Hiroe's head that it takes pages for what would take seconds in the manga.  It has these trope in spades (in terms of speech, action and plot):

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TalkingIsAFreeAction

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ComicBookTime



And by incomprehensible, are you talking about the ending of the El Baile de la Muerte arc? Because a huge chunk of that ending was left out of the english translations for some reason. I found it somewhere...
SHOW ME

I never understood what the **** was going on after a certain point. Like, right when Roberta was assaulting them with the rifle.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 04 April, 2010, 07:50:59 pm
Let's put it this way: when the main cast was engaging the South American terrorist group, I thought they were engaging the American troops. In general, I have no idea when and where settings and scenery take place in. I have no idea how some characters end up where they are when they're needed to become a plot element. I cannot decipher what is going on when the action starts because blood always obscures the action. I can't tell what anyone is doing. Out of all of the manga that I've read, this is the only manga that I have had these problems with.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 04 April, 2010, 07:53:45 pm
Let's put it this way: when the main cast was engaging the South American terrorist group, I thought they were engaging the American troops. In general, I have no idea when and where settings and scenery take place in. I have no idea how some characters end up where they are when they're needed to become a plot element. I cannot decipher what is going on when the action starts because blood always obscures the action. I can't tell what anyone is doing. Out of all of the manga that I've read, this is the only manga that I have had these problems with.
There are a few I've had the same problem with. It seems to be a failing on the author's part more than anything else.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 04 April, 2010, 07:58:06 pm
I didn't haven't had problems with the anime (except with how Roberta got onto the roofs in a car with a destroyed carburetor), but I understand how you feel about the manga. I can't wait to see the part with the American soldiers running through Roanapur in the anime. I couldn't understand how certain characters weren't getting shot and what Revy and co. were trying to do exactly.

Where are you at in the manga?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 April, 2010, 12:27:34 am
Teresa is **** made of awesome.

EDIT: And she just has to get owned by that revolting, disgusting hypocrite. **** you, Priscilla. **** you.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 April, 2010, 02:46:50 pm
Hey guys, I get to watch five episodes of Fist of the North Star devoted to flashbacks of dead characters who have no bearing on the show anymore. Next episode revolves around Juda, who was alive for all of 4 episodes!

Also, Toki is dead. He should have died in episode 72 during his completely and utterly awesome battle with Raoh. All they used him for here is a method to make another minor character seem more important.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 April, 2010, 11:47:49 pm
I cannot believe that I'm so desperate for something grimdark that I'm watching Darker than BLACK. >_>

I wanted to watch something along the lines of Jigoku Shoujo though, so this is kinda not what I was aiming for.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 11 April, 2010, 11:49:26 pm
Well that is about as dark as it getshur


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 April, 2010, 12:09:23 am
Darker than darker than black?

Blacker than the blackest black times infinity.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 12 April, 2010, 12:10:32 am
That's racist!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 April, 2010, 12:12:27 am
There's not even something to draw that kind of statement from. lern2draw satirical statements at better opportunities.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 12 April, 2010, 12:17:21 am
I'm sorry ._.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 April, 2010, 12:54:29 am
Wow. Episode 10 was actually satisfying.

Though I have to say, there was one thing I mocked throughout the episode. Alice was trying to kill Kirihara with a six shot revolver, was under the influence of drugs and was firing erratically at nothing. Kirihara could have charged the **** while she would inevitably have to clumsily reload her revolver, thus preventing her from being killed later in the episode and causing problems. Yet she didn't. Retarded.

Also, Wei was really, really hot.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 12 April, 2010, 11:22:30 am
hey we're watching the same show and are at the same place olo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 12 April, 2010, 03:50:00 pm
Darker than darker than black?

Blacker than the blackest black times infinity.
Brutal.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 April, 2010, 10:06:05 pm
holy **** am i getting the urge to watch jigoku shoujo

gogogogogogogo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 April, 2010, 10:26:02 pm
Or not.

All I can find is the dub. It is completely and utterly awful.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 12 April, 2010, 10:29:50 pm
holy **** am i getting the urge to watch jigoku shoujo

I have no idea what that is-oh, Hell Girl. You and your weeaboo names.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 April, 2010, 10:45:49 pm
Again, the dub sucks, so **** using the localized title. Besides, if you don't know what those words mean, you are probably retarded.

Found the sub. Nothing says that you're **** like pseudo-heavy metal.

Also, Ai seems so cool.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 12 April, 2010, 10:53:55 pm
didn't know what jigoku meant actually


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 April, 2010, 11:13:36 pm
i did

i learned through touhou in fact

Also, this show is awesome. It also has some of the most perverted happy endings ever.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 April, 2010, 01:08:34 am
There are people who actually DEFEND Yuka from Elfen Lied?!

What. The. ****. There is no justification for how much of an awful, awful character she was. She's just a step below Xenosaga 3-era Shion levels in how much of a whiny, selfish brat she is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 13 April, 2010, 01:09:01 pm
November 11 shower scene.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 April, 2010, 03:29:32 pm
Gotta stay away from the water.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 April, 2010, 05:25:32 pm
Holy ****, after 60 episodes, Fist of the North Star has a new OP. Hell, we could say that it has been 82 episodes, since the OP update merely included a few different stills with the rest of the original OP intact.

Ai wo Torimodose is disturbingly absent, though. Still, I'm glad that there is a new OP that is not filled with dead guys who aren't being depicted based off the fact that they're dead.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 April, 2010, 10:11:04 pm
Suddenly, Wakamoto.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 13 April, 2010, 10:26:30 pm
Suddenly, Awesome.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 April, 2010, 10:27:30 pm
Jigoku Shoujo tries too hard to make the victims of the day so unrelentingly evil that it defies logic. Everyone but the POV character(s) seems to be a heartless monster, and the one in charge of personally torturing them even worse. Granted, when the one behind it gets their comeuppance, it's satisfying beyond belief, but everything leading up to it is way too overbearing. I mean, this show goes as far as to use the fact that a veterinarian hates animals to pressure one POV character to have him killed. >_>

EDIT: Ironic that I make this statement after watching an episode that inverted this really well. I still stand by this statement for previous episodes. >_>

Also, I keep trying to imagine Kotomi Ichinose as Enma Ai, but it's a bit too hard.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 April, 2010, 02:19:08 am
Who's the retard behind the translation of the Witch's Maw chapter that was uploaded to One Manga? Just wanted to say, you missed a spot; a lot of them.

Anyway, yay Riful. Prediction is that she'll be my favorite character next to Teresa. Also, Clare looks great in this chapter.

EDIT: I have just spent five consecutive hours reading Claymore. Can't say I read that much manga often.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 15 April, 2010, 11:25:42 am
Who's the retard behind the translation of the Witch's Maw chapter that was uploaded to One Manga? Just wanted to say, you missed a spot; a lot of them.

Anyway, yay Riful. Prediction is that she'll be my favorite character next to Teresa. Also, Clare looks great in this chapter.

EDIT: I have just spent five consecutive hours reading Claymore. Can't say I read that much manga often.
Claymore's pretty good like that.

There's even another series by the same guy on OM.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 April, 2010, 01:10:28 am
I just saw the Luciela/Rapheala thing.

wow


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 April, 2010, 01:13:19 am
I just saw the Luciela/Rapheala thing.

wow
Yeah, that about covers it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 April, 2010, 01:40:03 am
Chapter 87 - what the **** are those?!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 April, 2010, 01:46:36 am
Chapter 87 - what the **** are those?!
My Ninja Info Cards.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 April, 2010, 01:54:50 am
wut

more like female regenerators

What the ****, Isley is dead? Looks like Riful is about to die as well. ****...

EDIT: Who translated this? Easley? Bess? Rifl? **** fail.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 April, 2010, 03:15:16 am
It has gotten worse.

Alicia and Beth are dead. Priscilla has gone berserk. The Rafaela/Luciela beast has awakened and is churning out grunts and viruses. Riful may be dead and Dauf is about to die. Raki, the only potential restraining bolt for Priscilla, is infected and has been captured by the Organization. Nobody can defeat Priscilla, and she is basically on a rampage with the intention killing everything she can find.

oh **** oh ****

I'm finally up to date with Claymore.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 April, 2010, 03:33:16 am
Never any hope.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 April, 2010, 02:10:41 pm
Well, you can hope when it comes to invincibility for protagonists. If a protagonist is dying and if it's actually presented in a way that implies that the protagonist will live, she will. Though if they've clearly been bisected or decapitated, they are certainly dead.

I adore how 35 chapters after the time skip, every single heroic character has survived, with the exception of maybe Renee, not that she's important. So far, only villains are dying.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 April, 2010, 03:03:15 pm
But Raki's going to be a horrifying human experiment now.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 April, 2010, 03:25:59 pm
But Raki's going to be a horrifying human experiment now.

...yeah. Chances are high that he won't be a hero anymore when that happens.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 April, 2010, 10:36:40 pm
I am now watching Claymore. lol

I've read that Raki is present in scenes that he's not supposed to be in, and now that he has a (whiny) voice actor, he's a lot easier to hate than he was in the manga. This is really going to suck in comparison to the manga.

EDIT: I have discovered that of all characters, Irene is the fifth most popular. Why?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 April, 2010, 11:34:54 pm
Irene, Irene...wasn't she the murderous psychopath that Clare sliced and diced when she first got the arm?

The Japanese are **** up.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 April, 2010, 11:40:06 pm
She's the woman who gave Clare that arm. >_>

Regardless, she was in only five chapters and had minimal characterization in three. Yet she beats out Jean, Helen, Deneve, Riful and several other, more prolific and likable characters.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 17 April, 2010, 09:47:26 am
hey i'm watching claymore too


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2010, 05:09:38 pm
Oh. So the guy who wrote Claymore also wrote Angel Densetsu, which I've wanted to read for some time now. I really did not expect that. >_>

Then again, Ikuno looks like Clare and Ryoko looks like Cynthia, so uh, whoops?

EDIT: HOLY **** IS THIS UGLY

EDIT: EDIT: http://www.onemanga.com/Angel_Densetsu/4/33/

lol. I almost want to meet this guy.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 April, 2010, 09:22:20 pm
Oh. So the guy who wrote Claymore also wrote Angel Densetsu, which I've wanted to read for some time now. I really did not expect that. >_>

Then again, Ikuno looks like Clare and Ryoko looks like Cynthia, so uh, whoops?

EDIT: HOLY **** IS THIS UGLY

EDIT: EDIT: http://www.onemanga.com/Angel_Densetsu/4/33/

lol. I almost want to meet this guy.
Yeah, I read Claymore before I started Angel Densetsu as well. It came as kind of a surprise, but his art quickly gets better.

I'd say more that he somewhat recycled the basic design of two of his main characters from a previous work, but gave them very different personalities, because he either had trouble designing new characters (as his ways of designing characters are rather unique, and you can only pretty much tell Claymores apart by hairstyle anyways so it'd inevitably end up getting used) or wanted to show his readers a little fanservice.

And when I first read that, my reaction was "My god, no wonder I love this guy's manga so much!"

So pretty much what you thought.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Adol the Red on 17 April, 2010, 09:54:37 pm
The Claymore anime did suck, one big reason was the ending was rushed

And I agree, Irene was one of the best characters in the series.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 April, 2010, 09:59:16 pm
Oh, I never even watched the anime. I knew it was going to get a crappy ending because the series was still running and it was monthly. That's a large part of why I generally only read manga. That and the fact that my computer can't really stream and I can barely find episodes anyways...

But I'm going to have to kiiiind of agree with Mananac here. She was badass, but was, in the end, a bit part. There are much better characters in that series. Let's see if I can name a few. Clare, Teresa, Riful, Duph, Isley, Helen, Deneve, Raki, Miria, Galatea...okay, I'm out. I can see why they'd have trouble with popular characters, there aren't that many with any actual characterization.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2010, 10:49:15 pm
Norihiro Yagi apparently wants a second season of Claymore that ignores the ending of Claymore and sets up the aftermath of the Northern Campaign as the manga did. Problem is that's impossible after what happened to the first; Claymore is more well known for its anime adaptation than its manga. Since the end of the anime and the beginning of the time skip don't match up, anime viewers will left in the dark if they never read the manga. This alone would prevent it from even happening, since nobody would want to back up something that inadvertently repels viewers due to a variety of reasons. It's a shame, since the rest of the anime has followed the source material fanatically and actually proved to be a fitting and decent adaptation.

Irene didn't seem like a radical deviation from most characters in the show, being incredibly stoic and lacking in actual detail. She's also dead and it would be a huge asspull if she was still alive, given that even if Rafaela didn't kill her, she would have certainly died during the turmoil after the Northern Campaign. Curiously enough, my fourth favorite character (behind Teresa, Riful and Galatea) is, of all characters, Rafaela. I find it laughable that for a character who has any focus in only two chapters, she had quite a bit of characterization compared to everyone else. Fortunately, she still can get even more once the recent action dies down, now that every part of Rafaela is now part of Clare.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 18 April, 2010, 05:26:36 pm
Claymore anime was pretty good, although pretty much everybody agrees the ending is horrible.

I'm betting Irene being 5th most popular has to do with her giving Claire her arm. She played the mentor/trainer as well, and people are suckers for the mentor/trainer roles.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 April, 2010, 05:48:15 pm
well gee you think

Considering that everything else Irene did included "get owned by Teresa," "get owned by Priscilla," and "get owned by Rafaela" there's no doubt that it would be the justification for why she's liked. Analyze the terminology that I have used; I still don't think that it's a good reason behind her fanbase. Then again, I adore Rafaela, so lol.

Riful looks disgusting in the anime in her awakened form. Not nearly as sexy as she is in the manga.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 18 April, 2010, 06:34:29 pm
Is she suppose to be sexy? >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 April, 2010, 06:49:14 pm
Definitely not, but results vary. See sig and decide for yourself.

She looks so much like Macha from the original series of .hack// games, who I thought was strangely hot as well.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 April, 2010, 06:54:16 pm
Definitely not, but results vary. See sig and decide for yourself.

She looks so much like Macha from the original series of .hack// games, who I thought was strangely hot as well.
Considering that they have much the same "Flower with humanoid torso in the center" design, the similarity is no surprise. And  we are talking about Macha, who was supposed to the "Temptress" of the Cursed Wave.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 April, 2010, 07:42:04 pm
So, I'm watching the Rigaldo fight, and I'm now thinking about how steep the rate at which characters gain power is. This guy is amazing, annihilating incredibly powerful characters without any effort applied, yet later on, Agatha pops up, and she's on par with this dude. She is unceremoniously killed off by Clare (who is actually holding back), and Clare had to awaken in order to defeat Rigaldo. It amuses me to think that Rigaldo, who is so epic at this point, would not even put up a token resistance against any character. Hell, I bet that Yuma could kill Rigaldo is he appeared after the time-skip, and before that, she is absolutely worthless.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 18 April, 2010, 07:57:49 pm
*laughs at italics on 1 point font*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 April, 2010, 07:58:18 pm
That's actually a point that I like to bring up a lot. If they've grown that powerful in only seven years (And remember, it took all of them to beat Agatha so easily, not just Clare, who owned the powerless humanform core), why don't the other Claymores get that powerful too?

This is, of course, because the extremely high rate of attrition amongst Claymores (You remember that it's only been seven years, but the only warriors we recognize are Alicia and Beth) is by the design of the men of the Organization. They don't want their little experiments getting too powerful and going out of their control, so they send them into situations where they get killed off or have them assassinated by some other means. Otherwise, any of them who'd been around even that long would have gotten ridiculously more powerful.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 April, 2010, 08:25:08 pm
I actually forgot that after Clare destroyed the first leg, all seven deserters joined in to take out the remaining legs. Given the nature of the Windcutter, though, she probably could have done it, and since the Windcutter is inferior to the Quick Blade, she's still holding back.

Also, I don't really think that the Organization actively wants to dispatch those who become too powerful, as they seem to enjoy taking risks. From the incident with Rafaela and Luciela to their breeding of someone as completely unstable as Priscilla, they seem to welcome their absurd amounts of power so long as they don't actually defy their orders on purpose. It's the combination that mainly leads to that end, not just individual power. Characters in the top five seem to live fairly long lives as well so long as they don't run into someone like Riful, as evidenced by Rafaela, who is likely in her 60's by Clare's time.

*laughs at italics on 1 point font*

You like Elfen Lied. You have more terminal flaws than merely a minor oversight.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 18 April, 2010, 08:38:07 pm
Ouchy, did I catch a soft spot of yours?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 April, 2010, 08:53:29 pm
I've said so much worse to you than that.

And now, looks like we get a summary episode, and THEN the anime starts derailing. I can't wait to see how badly the plotline gets **** up.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: GameFreak_Jake on 18 April, 2010, 09:34:53 pm
You will not enjoy this.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 April, 2010, 09:38:58 pm
I'm gonna be honest. It would take an amazing amount of work to actually make this ending awful from what I've seen. Realize that the only thing that made the ending of the Invasion of Pieta in the manga less satisfying than in the anime was the fact that it wasn't the end of the story. And this anime has actually set up its gecko ending nicely up to the end of episode 24. Everyone says that it's awful, so I trust that the opinion is correct, but... everything is going rather smoothly. I'm actually anxious to see what could actually ruin this.

EDIT: Though the fact that there are a dozen open subplots up to this point could be just that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 April, 2010, 10:30:52 pm
I understand. That wasn't an ending. The director wanted to continue from there. The entire concept of radically changing the plotline, preventing the chance for a time skip or a smooth transition into the aftermath of the northern campaign, all of it was for nothing.

Finished Claymore anime. Also neglected to mention that I watched Pale Cocoon this morning. Everyone go watch it, it's 23 minutes long and overall a visual masterpiece.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 April, 2010, 05:50:41 am
Ok, Angel Densetsu managed to stop being mind-numbingly hideous. Still, putting it away until I finally finish Fist of the North Star.

Which I probably won't watch until after I've watched Eve no Jikan.

Maybe Genshiken 2 as well.

I've also started playing games again after dropping that hobby in order to go through everything that has anything to do with Claymore last week.

In other words, Fist of the North Star ain't gonna be done any time soon, much less Angel Densetsu.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 20 April, 2010, 10:04:30 am
Ok, Angel Densetsu managed to stop being mind-numbingly hideous. Still, putting it away until I finally finish Fist of the North Star.

Which I probably won't watch until after I've watched Eve no Jikan.

Maybe Genshiken 2 as well.

I've also started playing games again after dropping that hobby in order to go through everything that has anything to do with Claymore last week.

In other words, Fist of the North Star ain't gonna be done any time soon, much less Angel Densetsu.
olo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 April, 2010, 06:06:22 am
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii189/JINNSK/tmp/pre_CA201004_01.jpg)

To expand, courtesy of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha TV Tropes page:

"The upcoming manga is an Intercontinuity Crossover with Fate Stay Night, in which Nanoha and Fate, circa the original series, are summoned as Rin Tohsaka's Servants rather than Archer. It will be published in Comp Ace magazine."

Best. Idea. Ever.

Also, although I have only found out about his death several days after it happened, I have to say this: R.I.P. Carl Macek. Streamline dubs are terrible by today's standards, but without them, today's dubs wouldn't be nearly as good as they are and exposure to anime in the U.S. would be significantly less common.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 22 April, 2010, 11:52:08 am
That is a good idea.

And R.I.P.

Without someone like him, I wouldn't be the nerd I was today.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 22 April, 2010, 06:43:53 pm
"The upcoming manga is an Intercontinuity Crossover with Fate Stay Night, in which Nanoha and Fate, circa the original series, are summoned as Rin Tohsaka's Servants rather than Archer. It will be published in Comp Ace magazine."

holy **** is that potentially awesome


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 April, 2010, 08:03:01 pm
Now reading Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya.

aww yeah

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/fate_kaleid_liner_prisma_illya/v01/c002/11.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2010, 04:02:32 am
Does Kuroda need help just so that he may breathe? This guy is completely and utterly retarded.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 April, 2010, 12:06:09 am
Wakamoto character died immediately. fail


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 27 April, 2010, 12:17:12 am
fail indeed


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 April, 2010, 01:20:22 am
Watched Kara no Kyoukai 3. I plan on watching 4 in about 30 minutes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 27 April, 2010, 01:38:58 am
then you plan on watching 5 right


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 April, 2010, 01:45:52 am
yeh

in six months


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 April, 2010, 03:51:55 pm
Didn't watch it. My plans were immediately subverted. >_>

Oh, and in other news, I watched the first five episodes of School Rumble. It's really mediocre, like I expected.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 27 April, 2010, 04:28:05 pm
I didn't care enough to watch the anime, but the manga was pretty good. Except the ending isn't very satisfying.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 April, 2010, 02:26:31 pm
OneManga treats the fact that Claymore has been uploaded to the site as a feature.

They have just now suspended it temporarily because it wasn't tagged for being mature content.

What the ****?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 28 April, 2010, 02:31:07 pm
I thought the same when I discovered they were doing this to all mature manga. Mangafox also got the same treatment nearly a month ago, sadly.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 April, 2010, 04:36:09 pm
OneManga claims that they'll put the rest of the mature manga back up, but the fact that one of the manga that they actively advertised is being taken down for the moment is laughable.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 May, 2010, 08:27:27 pm
new claymore chapter has nothing that anyone couldnt see coming. ****

Watched a bit of Fist of the North Star for the first time in a month. Juza may just be the second coolest character in the show behind Toki.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 May, 2010, 04:12:29 pm
I finally found the episode of Fist of the North Star that had the clip which introduced me to the series. Funny enough, it's episode 92; I expected it to be a lot earlier.

I love how the show hypes up Raoh's power when Kenshiro kicked his ass so badly that he needed to convalesce for 20 episodes. This was 50 episodes ago, during the first encounter between Kenshiro and Raoh in the show. Needless to say, this hyped up rematch was just embarrassing. Well, he's not dead, so let's see how he well he'll do in the upcoming final match.

R.I.P. Juza.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 May, 2010, 02:06:29 pm
quadruple post but hey i have a good reason

Fist of the North Star has been completed. I will not go on to watch the second season.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 May, 2010, 02:42:46 pm
Watching CANAAN, because Liang Qi sounds far too awesome to ignore.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 May, 2010, 02:38:54 pm
Now reading Franken Fran. It really isn't for everyone.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c002/23.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c002/24.html

Q.E.D.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 May, 2010, 10:01:22 pm
I think I read a bit of that once.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 14 May, 2010, 10:03:31 pm
nummy


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 May, 2010, 01:58:32 pm
im still bawwwwing over the fact that all of my favorite claymore characters are dead


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 May, 2010, 09:31:36 am
still franken fran, viewer discretion advised

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c004/18.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c006/7.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c007/8.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c007/20.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 16 May, 2010, 01:30:16 pm
There's a high school manga for everyone


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 May, 2010, 12:19:26 am
More Franken Fran, still requires viewer discretion:

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c012/12.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c012/23.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/c015/21.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 21 May, 2010, 11:19:50 am
I am aroused


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 May, 2010, 10:54:01 am
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/angel_densetsu/c025/31.html

It amuses me how the mangaka of my current favorite manga is such a fan of this kind of music. While I'm not a fan of much of it, the man interests me between writing Claymore and the good chance that he's been listening to metal for longer than I have been alive.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2010, 08:37:24 pm
I watched Kara no Kyoukai 4 and 5 today. I'll finish six next never.

Canaan still hasn't been completed. Instead, I read more Angel Densetsu and Franken Fran.

Manga is so much easier to go through than animu.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Adol the Red on 27 May, 2010, 08:39:54 pm
Manga is so much easier to go through than animu.
Agreed


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 May, 2010, 02:40:27 pm
I watched Eve no Jikan yesterday, plan to finish Kara no Kyoukai 6 and 7 tomorrow.

Speaking of Kara no Kyoukai, the ED for the first movie is absolutely amazing. I can't stop listening to it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 June, 2010, 02:55:18 pm
There is nothing more worthy of groaning than the concept of Priscilla saying something that doesn't deviate far from "fool, you've yet to face my true power!" Priscilla is easily the worst thing that has ever happened to Claymore and I really hope she dies soon so that the manga can swiftly wash away everything that has anything to do with this generic Villain Sue. Hell, I wouldn't even be pissed off if she was killed by a generic Youma miraculously carrying her undefined version of Kryptonite or even by another Villain Sue, I just want her gone.

Still, this lead-in to the next chapter. Clare being mutilated and strung up by the Destroyer is totally going to end with something revolving involving Rafaela, but there's no indication how. Though since this manga has decreased heavily in quality since after the time skip, I'm almost willing to bet that Rafaela is going to take control of Clare, or something equally as unoriginal and uninteresting. You can quote me on that prediction. But hey, if that results in Priscilla suffering from a small ailment known as being dead, I don't mind at all.

EDIT: Very not safe for work and contains spoilers, but for those who don't care and want a reason to apply brain bleach:

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6573/8c26d1fe28933077485930c.jpg

A larger version of this is my new desktop.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 June, 2010, 08:45:03 pm
I cannot be the only one who was amused by Kurogiri having the given name "Satsuki." >_>

Also, movie 7 is by far the hardest to obtain. It's also the one that I REALLY want to watch. fuckfuckfuck


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 08 June, 2010, 11:35:21 pm
It shouldn't be that hard to find. It's also damn awesome so get to that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 June, 2010, 05:12:26 am
Movie 7 done. So, here it goes: 5 > 7 > 1 > 3 > 2 > 6 > 4

Lio must have drooled a liter of saliva. How is that even possible?

Oh, and lol at all of the "Satsujinki" comments. It's a phrase, but ever since the prologue for Tsukihime 2, it's rather awkward for Lio to call himself that.

And to close, Lio versus Saber. We all want it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 June, 2010, 01:43:10 pm
Oh god, I found a great source to DD Polyphonica, Kodomo no Jikan and Zero no Tsukaima from, maybe I should be a douche and watch those!

I'm also tempted to watch the Fate/stay night anime. Hell, I was tempted to watch the Tsukihime anime yesterday.

Hmm...

I'm gonna watch Okawari, no matter how awful it's supposed to be. It's **** Minami-ke, there has to be something good about it.

...and the Tsukihime anime, even though there won't be anything good about it. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 June, 2010, 10:43:56 pm
Alright, contrary to the above post, I had not watched a single show since Kara no Kyoukai 7 on the 9th. So, I decided to spend the day watching Baccano!, and after finishing it, I'm very glad that I watched this instead of Shingetsutan Tsukihime. Top 5 quality, Isaac and Miria are some of the best characters ever, etc.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 30 June, 2010, 11:03:44 pm
At what point does Baccano! get good?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 June, 2010, 11:11:01 pm
At what point does Baccano! get good?
FIRST EPISODE, DUH


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 June, 2010, 11:37:31 pm
Since half of the first episode is a speech made by a character voiced by Wakamoto, if you don't like it from there, you need to get the **** off the board.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 30 June, 2010, 11:42:39 pm
Speaking of Norio Wakamoto, why is there not a collection of quotes from him as Hayate no Gotoku's Narrator on Youtube?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 June, 2010, 11:44:10 pm
Because almost every HnG fan is a philistine who reads/watches it so that they can fap to Hinagiku.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 30 June, 2010, 11:45:04 pm
...True.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 30 June, 2010, 11:54:10 pm
What about the English dub of it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 June, 2010, 11:57:42 pm
you shouldnt watch it because it doesnt have wakamoto


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 01 July, 2010, 12:01:58 am
Isn't Wakamoto the creator of Power Rangers?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 July, 2010, 12:05:39 am
Isn't Wakamoto the creator of Power Rangers?
That's like calling John Woo an action movie actor.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 01 July, 2010, 01:50:28 am
First episode is merely decent even if it does have CAROOOOORU. Second episode is where I started loving it.

Isn't Wakamoto the creator of Power Rangers?

wut


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 01 July, 2010, 01:51:23 am
And I haven't watched it but I've heard and would presume anyways that Baccano!'s dub is good.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 01 July, 2010, 01:55:58 am
I guess I'll watch the second episode in jp dub. When I get around to it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 July, 2010, 06:20:02 pm
the character that wakamoto voices is only in the first episode, so if you must, go ahead and watch the dub


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 01 July, 2010, 06:34:03 pm
the character that wakamoto voices is only in the first episode, so if you must, go ahead and watch the dub

319 points....

Maniac.... You forgot about the last episode.... They bookend the series if you will....

Also two links with both sub (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=5dCqwmto7X0) and dub (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RmS3LkGRCP8).... Good quality and legal....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 July, 2010, 06:42:53 pm
Out of what?

nobody counts episodes 14-16


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 01 July, 2010, 07:09:14 pm
I'm not quite sure....

But anyway.... I know they're OVAs and not quite as good as the rest but he still appears in the last episode....

My work here is done so I'll return to my own topic.... Though I'm not quite sure why I came here anyway....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 July, 2010, 07:11:59 pm
You came to infect my topic with your awful taste in anime.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 01 July, 2010, 07:15:03 pm
Oh yeah that was it....

SHINBO ANIME!! HAHAHAHAA!!!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 July, 2010, 07:20:20 pm
shaft/shinbo sucks bro

gtfo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 01 July, 2010, 07:21:46 pm
Excellent....

Now my work here really is done....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 July, 2010, 11:11:26 pm
claymore 105

Hoping for a Body Horror-tastic new power-up for Clare in the next chapter. Priscilla is in it for the long run, Clare probably has the method to weaponize the Raciela abomination, there isn't a single person around to pull a Big Damn Heroes if Clare loses the fight. This can only mean that Clare and Priscilla are about to fight for the final time, and hopefully that Clare is about to kill that ****. alsoalsoalso rafaela probably still exists as an entity which is awesome but thats just conjecture


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 July, 2010, 08:25:56 pm
Next anime will be one of the following three:

Shingetsutan Tsukihime
Hidamari Sketch
Strike Witches 1

ohboy


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 July, 2010, 02:33:07 pm
Watched a few episodes of Hidamari Sketch. Oh man, I forgot who was behind this fansub until I read the credits and noticed that I knew half of the guys in there. Oh ****, this will be fun to watch.

Also read a few chapters of Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku: The Legend of Koizumi. Oh my **** god, I have no idea what to say.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 16 July, 2010, 03:13:06 pm
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku looks like it could be hilarious, and I have been meaning to get around to reading it...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 16 July, 2010, 03:38:59 pm
What's it about?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 July, 2010, 03:48:55 pm
World leaders deal with an international threat by playing Mahjong.

Think Akagi in execution, but more ridiculous.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 July, 2010, 03:52:31 pm
You can't get more ridiculous than Akagi.

I mean, that nose


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 16 July, 2010, 03:58:32 pm
That sounds pretty hilarious.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 July, 2010, 03:58:40 pm
The Legend of Koizumi, in an early chapter no less, switches from a battle between the team of Koizumi and Taro Aso against Kim Jong-Il to Koizumi hijacking a fighter plane to take down a missile.

It actually plays itself straight, avoiding the title of gag series, but absolutely everything is so intentionally ridiculous that it makes you laugh anyway. Yet because it plays itself straight, there are scenes that are actually really cool or really emotional, without **** up in narmtastic ways. It's pretty damn balanced despite how ridiculous it is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 July, 2010, 06:00:34 pm
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

*sniff* Rest in peace, Papa Bush...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 July, 2010, 07:38:31 pm
HOLY ****

HITLER JUST WENT SUPER SAIYAN AND KILLED POPE BENEDICT HOLY ****

HOLY **** ROMMEL HAS SEIZED HITLER'S DEATH MACHINE


alsoalsoalso nazi panty shots


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 August, 2010, 08:11:34 pm
Konata and Haruhi Suzumiya have more fans on MAL than Kamina.

WHY


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 01 August, 2010, 09:06:43 pm
Not surprised at all.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 August, 2010, 09:48:17 pm
Neither am I, but it's still depressing.

Here's something that should surprise you: Kamina's fanclub on MAL only has 400 users. He has 4000+ fans. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 August, 2010, 06:04:58 am
(Claymore 106)

You know, categorization of characters by power has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. It's generally a bad idea; you get too many special cases, discrepancies in ability, the majority of the lower ranked being completely indistinguishable from each other. Still, for some ridiculous reason, I like it just because it's a cool base of comparison (horrifically flawed as it is) and it shows some form of progress when done well in the form of rank grinding, which is something I've always been fond of in video games like Armored Core.

Claymore trips over every sensitivity with this set-up. As soon as it is described, Clare at the **** bottom goes on to butcher one of the top 5 just because she has a new arm grafted on her, the other members lose their image and virtually everyone becomes indistinguishable in the long run, special cases have to added (Rafaela, Miata) to mix things up, etc. All of that happened an eternity ago. Now, we have Miria completely **** owning 3 and 5 (who were previously owned by Riful, but since she was supposed to godlike, that's more excusable) and then holding off the retarded successors to poor, dead Alicia and Beth, 1 and 2 respectively. Why should we have ever cared about it? Well, at least Claymore really doesn't care now.

Well, I guess 106 is a reprieve from Priscilla asserting how she's god tier and all, but there are too many plots opening up for something that has been going at a glacial rate in comparison to everything else since the end of the Northern campaign. This is also even more dull than the entire situation in the west, as at least the Destroyer is an interesting enough plot element to almost wash away the fail that comes from Priscilla. After so many ineffectual cliffhangers, Claymore has become difficult to care about as far as individual chapter releases are considered. Still, I'll probably spoil everything for myself if I wait several months to actually read a few chapters in succession, so I still need to care.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 August, 2010, 05:23:48 am
And now, to complement my success at managing to watch and finish Savers earlier this year, I'm going to watch Digimon Adventure for the first time in years. This time, it's subbed, which manages to make it feel even more antiquated.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 August, 2010, 01:40:12 am
Taichi is voiced by the same seiyuu as Mamiya. Devimon is voiced by the same seiyuu as Rei. Weeeeeeeeeell, this is gonna get a bit awkward!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 August, 2010, 01:54:04 pm
No better time to switch to the dub for a bit than during the Etemon arc. gogogo dub Etemon

EDIT: Actually, the two episodes with Apocalymon are so narmtastic in the dub that those are even more fun to watch, but still.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 August, 2010, 03:19:21 pm
If Digimon Adventure fucks up anywhere, it's with the weight of evolution levels. Enemy Champions deteriorate in strength so rapidly that even rookies can own them. Ultimate level creatures are echelons higher than Champions until said Champions also reach Ultimate, in which case, enemy Ultimates are killed in one strike. Some digimon are inexplicably able to own several digimon at their level until one certain digimon, at or below their level, manages to god mode so much that they can one hit kill them. The Mega level is revealed during the VenomMyotismon fight as a giant "**** you" to the entire party, and then "lol hay we got dem Megas, too!" Oh, and then MetalSeadramon, Puppetmon and Machinedramon are killed in one hit, and Piedmon jobs to an Ultimate after kicking the asses of countless Ultimates and a couple of Megas. riiiiiiiiiiiiight


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 August, 2010, 05:55:18 am
The title of cutest Digimon in all of Adventure goes to Deramon -de aru.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 August, 2010, 01:46:29 pm
I have finished the sub version of Digimon Adventure.

Ask me anything.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 23 August, 2010, 01:49:44 pm
I heard it was exceptionally fanservice-y. Is this true?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 August, 2010, 01:53:21 pm
mimi's pajamas are so hawt bro

catfight in episode 50 wuz fukkin epik 2 yall


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 23 August, 2010, 02:06:51 pm
Fap-mode engaged.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 September, 2010, 04:04:05 am
Franken Fran in three pages (still NSFW)

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v03/c020/20.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v03/c020/21.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 September, 2010, 06:47:23 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v05/c037/2.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v05/c037/3.html

EDIT: Up to date with Franken Fran.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 September, 2010, 04:00:31 pm
Claymore 107

Miria is dead. Yay, Worf Effect.

It's effective, but expected. Actually, I thought that she would end up sacrificing herself to save Clare, Deneve and Helen from Priscilla several chapters back. She has been outright stated to be the only member of their team of seven to still be stronger than Clare, so as per shonen tradition, she needed to die. The way she ended up dying was... bleak. But that's Claymore, the manga where Jean, Flora and Undine, all of whom were budding flowers as far as characterization is concerned, end up being killed off consecutively with only Jean's last moment reflecting any semblance of glory. It fits, but... Miria was still a main character; she had more characterization than anyone but Clare. This wasn't a proper sendoff, and since Miria was the most popular living character... well...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 September, 2010, 12:27:53 am
"If you like Lucky Star, then you might like Ninja Scroll!"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 08 September, 2010, 10:36:28 pm
Claymore 107

Miria is dead. Yay, Worf Effect.

It's effective, but expected. Actually, I thought that she would end up sacrificing herself to save Clare, Deneve and Helen from Priscilla several chapters back. She has been outright stated to be the only member of their team of seven to still be stronger than Clare, so as per shonen tradition, she needed to die. The way she ended up dying was... bleak. But that's Claymore, the manga where Jean, Flora and Undine, all of whom were budding flowers as far as characterization is concerned, end up being killed off consecutively with only Jean's last moment reflecting any semblance of glory. It fits, but... Miria was still a main character; she had more characterization than anyone but Clare. This wasn't a proper sendoff, and since Miria was the most popular living character... well...

Obviously she's not dead.

Obviously.

Because Phantom.

"If you like Lucky Star, then you might like Ninja Scroll!"
Pfffffttt


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 September, 2010, 11:37:41 pm
She didn't seem like she was in the state of mind to do anything. >_>

Frankly, if she's not dead, I will be **** pissed. That means that all of this was a fake-out in order to artificially elongate a manga that has been suffering from pacing issues ever since the end of the northern campaign.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 September, 2010, 05:18:41 am
107 is getting way too much unwarranted hate by people who seem to have not been paying attention.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 September, 2010, 03:02:40 pm
It was a rather abrupt way to kill off the other main character of the series.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 September, 2010, 01:41:48 am
That's one hell of a title to give her. She's just another character who managed to not die within 10 chapters and thus got some degree of characterization. That's it. It's abrupt, but that's a main trait of most deaths in Claymore. The hate I'm talking about stems from purposefully ignoring details and calling "character derailment" in order to exaggerate the details of her death, which seems to be generated solely to accentuate how much the reader hates the chapter. Everything is consistent with the story and character beyond the fact that Alicia and Beth were given clones.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 October, 2010, 12:10:22 pm
Claymore 108:

Summary in one sentence: Yagi is too lazy to come up with a chapter that advances the plot, so we get "lol yoma attack on labona" just to stall for time.

108 was considered by many to be a make-or-break chapter after 107, so I'm sure that this won't be welcomed with open arms. Aside from stalling the epic final battle against Aiz--, I mean, Priscilla, the point of this chapter seems to be something along the lines of "Yes, you bastards, Miria is dead. Now shut the **** up." I guess it's classy that it didn't end up getting some shitty cliffhanger in order to further prolong what everybody has been waiting a year for, so maybe 109 will finally bring something interesting to the table.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 October, 2010, 06:06:56 pm
Watching the Umineko anime, if only because I have nothing else to do. I think I'll throw in some notes for each episode, even if Umineko has been generally written off as a fad that has come and gone.

Episode 1:

- Snazzy OP: I think that this will be the zenith as far as quality goes. Mind you, the OPs for the VN were pretty laughable, if only because two-dimensional portraits were arranged over a background that manipulated every trick in the book to look three-dimensional.
- Still has the sno-cone head designs. I swear, the chins of these guys are steep enough to cleave stone.
- Kinzo scene in the VN set up the situation in full, providing exposition and developing intrigue. The scene in the anime... only worked with the latter.
- Airport scene has been skipped. That was the scene that introduced the characters by example. Instead, we get short descriptions for each character that massively violate "show, don't tell."
- Boat scene was skipped. The scenes from that event were moved to an elongated scene at the dock.
- Maria is instantly converted to a sinister disposition. That was intended to a shocking swerve in the VN, but it's explicitly spelled out at the first minute.
- Voice acting... big names, but nothing very interesting outside of Miki Itou as Eva. I'm fond of her performance, but only because Eva is the few characters who are actually allowed to, you know, act at this point. Actually, I think that Yuu Kobayashi as Kanon has potential, but nothing has come up, yet. On the bad side, George sounds like a pre-teen. He's 23. >_>
- Whatever is to said of QUALITY animation, the fact that character proportions and other ****-ups in Umineko art (broad shoulders for everyone, gourd heads, etc) make it tolerable. However, the magically-changing breast sizes of female characters isn't tolerable.
- The adult discussions cover about 2 hours of content in the VN before the first twilight ever happens. Arc 1 really intended to set up characters to the point where it wrecked its own pacing, but there is none of that. Still, Arc 1 did that to expand those characters in later arcs, but... this means that there is nothing to expand. >_>
- Subs suck. ten tonnes of told
- Every scene is a violation of "show, don't tell." Battler does have many monologues in Arc 1, but not to the extent that nobody else provides exposition. A pragmatic approach would have been to drop the monologues altogether and detail exposition using the conversations, so we can get the point and so that every character in the scene gets to act their personalities out instead of recieving one-dimensional interpretations. Of course, that didn't happen.
- Scenes run themselves to completion in the VN, but they jump around here. In addition to condensing the details of every scene to make room, each scene sounds disjointed and nonsensical.
- Rosa was a bit more complicated in the VN, but considering that the first action of any importance that she gets is her beating Maria, I think I finally know why everyone depicts her as nothing more than an awful parent.
- Kinzo is more lucid in the VN. Namely, he speaks enough and describes his opinions and positions enough that you understand what kind of character he is, but that does not stop him from being mysterious. In the anime, he's just built up to be ominous with absolutely no details about him being revealed outside of how everyone else describes him, which so far is very little.
- Beatrice does not appear until the tea party of Arc 1. In the anime, she is first shown on camera when she approaches Maria. This is just an all-around bad idea, as one of the more terrifying events in Arc 1 was Maria revealing that Beatrice gave her the umbrella, and later the letter, which is not something that the viewer is allowed to know.
- YAMI WO KIRISAKU OH DESIRE song is **** awesome

oh wow i shouldnt write this much for a bad anime adaptation from last year


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 10 October, 2010, 07:07:42 pm
bad anime adaptations exist for you to tear them apart

i mean why else would they make them bad


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Rai on 10 October, 2010, 07:09:18 pm
i mean why else would they make them bad

this is an incredibly good point


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 October, 2010, 07:17:01 pm
The Umineko anime is just a fad that came and went in short order. And I am participating in it one year later.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 October, 2010, 08:20:17 pm
The first episode was a lot more fast-paced than Higurashi's first episode. Much less fluff. It's better that way IMO.

And I don't think she'll die quickly. I'm willing to bet that one of the two women who were arguing about the heir will die quickly. Or the loli's mom.
Is there more killing in it?

There will be. Pretty sure there's no resurrection either.
Nice opening....

So what is all of this?

New show based on a VN made by the guys that made the Higurashi VN with a similar name but no other comparisons between the two.
You look meh.

But yeah, the animation is great.
Spoilers.
Wow. Already two episodes in and they kill off six people. >_>
End.
Things just got very interesting. This is looking to be better than Higurashi now.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/1285816747.png?t=1286760142)

You know, I cannot believe that none of you commented on Natsuhi's disgustingly large breasts.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 10 October, 2010, 09:14:18 pm
how foolish i was

and yet even with that i can't bring myself to play past the first hour of the vn


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 October, 2010, 09:16:26 pm
You only tried once. Trust me, the art in Umineko is so ridiculous that it makes every scene even more awesome. Try again, because I just popped enough holes into the first episode of the anime to sink a destroyer in seconds.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 October, 2010, 10:39:08 pm
Episode 2 (SPOILERS IF YOU HONESTLY CARE ABOUT ARC 1 AT THIS POINT):

- Out of all of the Umineko music that is played in the anime, the scary tracks are the ones that seemed to be preferred. Problem is, they're executed poorly; they play in the middle of nowhere, the transition is improper and they end too quickly. It's a shame, because the VN was remarkably good with that detail and conveyed what was intended perfectly.
- As expected, the scene where Maria pulls out the letter falls flat. It's even more laughable that the scene tries to accentuate Maria's creepiness with ridiculous faces when, for a horror technique, allowing her to read the letter normally is more unsettling than her bug-eyed expressions are.
- Among the first twilight victims is Kyrie. The only time Kyrie has any importance in the anime is during the last scene that we see her in, when she discusses the letter with Battler. This has a really blatant "I'm going to die soon" connotation. Thing is, Kyrie does have a presence in the VN to the point of this scene, so it seemed natural there. The scene seemed to be intended as a hidden means of foreshadowing Kyrie's preemptive murder without making it stupidly blatant, which was sort of cool, but the anime just wrecks it.
- Rudolf is gonna bite it with Kyrie, so let's say this: Rudolf in this anime is nothing like VN Rudolf. Because we skipped the airport scene, we don't know that Rudolf is a tremendous ****. He was as competent as he was in the VN, but that was a balancing factor to how he is otherwise immature and lecherous. Battler hates his father for his womanizing tendencies (namely, his ability to quickly marry Kyrie almost immediately after Battler's birth mother, Asumu, died. This being another detail that was dropped from the anime, but this one is important to the plot) so this was supposed to character development as the two reach some level of understanding.
- The scene between Jessica and Natsuhi is streamlined to a point where it's nonsensical; Jessica and Natsuhi don't have this kind of relationship. Jessica has a strained relationship with Natsuhi due to the strict upbringing , which we would have learned if the boat scene wasn't cut. Like the scene between Rudolf and Battler, this was meant to be character development where Jessica bonds with her mother a bit, but instead, Jessica gives Natsuhi her scorpion charm for supposedly no reason.
- Shannon gets her face ground to dust as well, so let's take a look at her. She has a backstory related to an orphanage of sorts, where she ran under the name "Sayo," which was changed to Shannon when she was employed by Kinzo. Her relationship with the family is terrible. She gets bullied by Godha, Natsuhi and Eva on a frequent basis. The latter detail is important, as a major detail of her relationship with George revolves around Eva's adamant stance against their marriage. In effect, the only people who actually treat her as anything but **** are the kids and Kanon. None of this has been detailed in the anime. Well, aside from George calling her Sayo, which is not described. Still, I think that this is somewhat forgivable in that it will (or should be) covered in Arc 2, so this may be interpretted as a non-disclosed backstory that is retroactively covered, but George's grief when he finds her mutilated corpse becomes less understandable.
- Minor gripe about the conversation with Natsuhi and Kinzo. Kinzo's transition from anger to friendliness makes a bit more sense in the VN, when you see the scenes where Kinzo communicates with Nanjo and Genji, where he displays that tendency. Regardless, it's easy to piece together some reason behind it, and this is a plot detail related to Arc 5, so it's definitely forgivable.
- Out of the six first twilight victims, we care about... none of them. Well, except for maybe Shannon and Rudolf, the latter of which only because he outright says that he's going to die. None of them seems to have anything that distinguishes themselves from any other character. Way to go, DEEN. Golden Slaughterer is horrifically watered down; the intro is not overwhelming, and the song does not play for long enough to be chaotic. Oh yeah, the acting is **** horrible and the character reactions are delayed or stiff. This is one of the more terrifying scenes in the VN, and here, it's just laughable. CUT TO OH DESIRE

****, I wish that I played this earlier so that I could have told you exactly how this adaptation is flawed while you guys sang praises to this.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 October, 2010, 06:34:39 pm
Finished the first arc episodes, so I'll **** about them even though these episodes came out 14-15 months ago. You know, in spite of all of the discrepancies with the anime in comparison to the VN, this isn't bad from the perspective of enjoying the show. However, that relies more on the build of EP1 rather than DEEN doing a good job. EP1 focuses more on the horror side of mystery, so it's fairly easy to adapt into something functional for entertainment, so long as you don't already know the point of Umineko. That said, later arcs focus more on mystery that requires the interpretation of the player, so DEEN's decision to piggyback on what is displayed and compress less "supposedly important scenarios" leaves a lot of the details needed to do that out of the product. Furthermore, Umineko establishes a built-in canon that the events of EP1 is part of; the anime's depiction of EP1 is so compressed that forming a conclusion without involving magic is difficult, if not impossible. DEEN wants to make this show as confusing as possible for the sake of horror and intrigue, but fails to realize that the VN did not do that for a reason. The final product is something that's serviceable for the moment, but just ends up becoming a big mistake that DEEN intends to replicate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 24 October, 2010, 06:42:10 pm
loldeen


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 October, 2010, 07:06:50 pm
To be fair, I do like the seiyuu on staff. Namely, I like Miki Itou, and I intend on liking her even more during Arc 3.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 October, 2010, 02:27:30 pm
Franken Fran 43:

Another one of those chapters that is leans on the tasteful side rather than being disgusting, **** up and/or absurd. I assume that Franken Fran needs more chapters like this to balance out chapters 39 and 40, so...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 October, 2010, 01:26:41 am
lolfran


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 October, 2010, 10:11:49 pm
So, since the Umineko anime stream I'm using doesn't include previews, I've decided to watch the ones that aren't 17/18. I love how George is stuffing his face into the breasts of his dead mother while Shannon asks why men like big breasts in the episode 4 preview. >_>

EDIT: It's worth noting that EP2 is the worst arc of the lot by a sizable margin. So watching a shitty adaptation of EP2 is obviously going to be even worse. >_>

EDIT: EDIT: Happy Halloween for Maria scene was thoroughly molested. This is pretty much the creepiest moment in all of When They Cry 3, so... Uh...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 October, 2010, 01:32:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIJRAcVf5tY

Quote from: User on AnimeSuki
Ohara does English more epically than the overwhelming majority of native speakers of the language.

Quote from: User on AnimeSuki
Quote
Ohara does English more epically than ABSOLUTELY ALL native speakers of the language.

Fixed that for you.

Quote from: User on AnimeSuki
She's like Wakamoto with ovaries.

Anyway, second arc episodes have been finished. Good riddance.

I almost forgot how impressive and distinguished Evatrice's portrait was, mainly because she's neither of those descriptions.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 31 October, 2010, 01:40:15 pm
IT'S PAAAFECTO


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 October, 2010, 01:42:49 pm
haba naisu dorimu

shee yuu een herru


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 31 October, 2010, 01:44:23 pm
i had to pronounce that like three times before i could figure it out


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 October, 2010, 01:48:11 pm
MY WITCH IS GOLDEN DREAMER
I'M PRACTICALLY GONNA WIN
ROUGHING ON ZA CREATURE
ITS NAUGHTY EXCEPT IN BOWL

WITCH IS GOLDEN DREAMER
IT'S MAGICAL GOHDA CHEF
I'M GONNA **** IN FIRE
FOR MAGICAL BREEDING POWER


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 31 October, 2010, 01:50:40 pm
wut


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 November, 2010, 04:31:30 pm
Man. That sucked.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 November, 2010, 07:25:40 pm
Claymore 109:

To be continued in the January release.

what the fuuuuuuuuuuuck nothing happened

So, either Raki is now a Claymore or it turns out that he's Rafaela's long-lost son. Take your pick; this is gonna be a huge mess either way. Also, so, uh... Now the characters are convinced that Miria isn't dead? Really, is she isn't dead, it'll merely confirm that the manga is stalling for time by pulling out cliches.

Also, is Dietrich supposed to be the "moe" character in the manga? Twintails, waifish with a somewhat chubby face, has a sad backstory that seems aimed at trying to make the reader want to hug her while she cries, etc.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 November, 2010, 02:40:55 am
Claymore 109:

To be continued in the January release.

what the fuuuuuuuuuuuck nothing happened

So, either Raki is now a Claymore or it turns out that he's Rafaela's long-lost son. Take your pick; this is gonna be a huge mess either way. Also, so, uh... Now the characters are convinced that Miria isn't dead? Really, is she isn't dead, it'll merely confirm that the manga is stalling for time by pulling out cliches.

Also, is Dietrich supposed to be the "moe" character in the manga? Twintails, waifish with a somewhat chubby face, has a sad backstory that seems aimed at trying to make the reader want to hug her while she cries, etc.
Honestly dude, you'd hug any of them if they were crying. The whole cast is moe when it has to be.

Which is, of course, almost never.

Also, ten bucks says Raki got infected before. By Isley.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 November, 2010, 04:05:05 pm
Isley is a rapist ohshitspoilers.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 November, 2010, 12:28:34 am
Isley the pedo.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 November, 2010, 08:26:45 pm
Franken Fran 44: Gavrill is totally the best character in Franken Fran.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 09 November, 2010, 10:26:00 pm
Franken Fran 44: Veronica always has been and always will be totally the best character in Franken Fran.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 09:26:48 pm
**** no

Gavrill is hawt.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 November, 2010, 09:33:06 pm
But Veronica is moe.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 09:37:07 pm
Adorea is more moe than Veronica.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 November, 2010, 09:40:27 pm
"Made of tentacles" a moe quality isn't.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 09:41:14 pm
Her sweet disposition and her cute appearance when completely wrapped in bandages are moe qualities, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 10 November, 2010, 09:42:46 pm
i don't know about salty, but i find tenta-okay no i don't find them moe


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 November, 2010, 09:44:37 pm
Veronica gets character focus for more than just one backstory chapter, though.

Also, scythcles. Because I don't know what the **** her weapons except that they look like they belong on the pendulum of Death's grandfather clock.

i don't know about salty, but i find tenta-okay no i don't find them moe
It's official. I've infected Bazle.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 09:45:58 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v03/c016/6.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 November, 2010, 09:48:15 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v06/c040/8.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 09:49:58 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v03/c022.5/10.html

moe~


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 November, 2010, 09:53:26 pm
...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 09:54:34 pm
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x193/Cherry_Kitty_Kat/Amused.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 10 November, 2010, 09:54:56 pm
have to say

when she's not all "imma eat your face" she is kinda moe


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 09:55:58 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v03/c022.5/6.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 November, 2010, 09:57:48 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v04/c025/23.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 09:59:21 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v04/c025/14.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 10 November, 2010, 10:07:08 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wa_kojima_akira/v02/c010/6.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 November, 2010, 10:08:00 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/wa_kojima_akira/v02/c010/6.html
ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffai


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 November, 2010, 10:10:35 pm
noooo my umineko rants are being buried

i think that its almost time to watch the arc 3 episodes for the sake of my favorite complete monster loli


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 November, 2010, 09:26:20 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GONZO

Quote
Music videos

    * 2003: "Breaking the Habit" by Linkin Park
    * 2008: "Forsaken" by Dream Theater

Wait, what?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 13 November, 2010, 09:28:25 pm
I knew an anime studio did those videos


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 November, 2010, 09:30:33 pm
linkin park is filled with weeaboos


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 13 November, 2010, 09:37:00 pm
lolgonzo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 November, 2010, 09:57:38 pm
strike witches, dragonaut, burst angel and rosario to vampire are awesome

but gonzo does make some decent anime, so its not all bad


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 13 November, 2010, 10:01:51 pm
Welcome to the NHK redeems them to some extent but that was 4 years ago and everything they've made since then is ****.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 November, 2010, 10:06:47 pm
I've heard good things about Bokurano, Seto no Hanayome and Saki (shut up). >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 13 November, 2010, 10:11:43 pm
I've heard Bokurano is a bastardization of the manga, which is excellent. Seto no Hanayome I've heard people say is good but looks like something I would naturally avoid. Saki sound's pretty lol.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 November, 2010, 10:13:55 pm
how many good things have you heard about the anime of welcome to the nhk in relation to its mango


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 13 November, 2010, 10:15:22 pm
it was a light novel first so they're both adaptations anyways and i usually see people say that all three of them are great


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 14 November, 2010, 10:15:08 am
Gonzo did Gankutsuou.

That is all I need to know about them.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 November, 2010, 05:34:09 pm
Why is it that the Banquet of the Golden Witch manga isn't updated on Manga Fox? Arcs 2 and 4 are frequently updated, and the best arc gets nothing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 November, 2010, 03:17:43 pm
Reading Deadman Wonderland.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c001/26.html
- Important fact. Makina's uniform is extremely sexy, by the way.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c001/52.html
- Is that where the kitchen is?

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c001/58.html
- McDonalds is one of the first things that passes through my head when I'm on the verge of death, too!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c002/6.html
- Reeses and M&M withdrawals claim another victim.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c002/8.html
- Hey, maybe this is going to be like Cromartie High School!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c002/17.html
- Well...

This guy isn't making it to the end of the chapter.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c002/45.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c002/46.html
- haha oh wow. What a wonderful world.

Oh, and that large fucker actually did make it to the end of the chapter. The death star is still up there, though.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c003/4.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c003/5.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c003/6.html
- Yeah, National Department of Health. It's all an act.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c003/16.html
- They're rich in calcium and protein; this must be the secret to how this guy is so big.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c003/23.html
- Gantz: the kid-friendly edition.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c003/41.html
- The death star has fallen.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c003/44.html
- The power of friendship is not being mutilated, apparently.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c004/12.html
- Loan-sharks will be at your door until you're 46.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c004/18.html
- Ice cream and prison. No better combination.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v01/c004/40.html
- Looks kid-friendly to me.

lolspamcheck


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 November, 2010, 04:32:32 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c009/40.html

I saw some user on last.fm that had this as his avatar a while back, and I thought it was pretty cool. However, I had no clue which manga it was from, so I just stopped caring. It was chance that I learned which manga the picture was from earlier today, and I had no way to verify if it was actually was from this outside of actually reading the **** thing.

...and that would be the story of why I am reading this. Also, between that and these...

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c009/39.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c010/7.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c010/12.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c010/13.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c010/15.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c010/18.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c010/25.html

...I think that I've found the character that I'll use whenever I decide that rotating pictures for Evatrice has lost its luster.

lolspamcheck


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 26 November, 2010, 04:36:19 pm
yay messed up people?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 November, 2010, 04:50:18 pm
I find the combination of "cute" and "**** psychotic" attractive.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v03/c011/20.html

gogogo tamaki


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 November, 2010, 07:02:41 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v04/c014/26.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v04/c015/25.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v04/c016/38.html

This may not be the most original thing around, but it at least knows how to pack content into each chapter. Claymore is unable to say the same thing.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v05/c017/10.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v05/c017/11.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v05/c017/12.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v05/c017/13.html

**** epic. NOT AS KEIKAKU

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v05/c017/25.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v05/c018/25.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v05/c018/47.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 November, 2010, 07:26:33 pm
Knew I wasn't the only one seeing something good in DW.

Of course, I've been reading it since it started.

On another train of thought, new Mirai Nikki's out. And the next one's going to be the end. Yukki's servant looks pretty badass.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2010, 07:43:08 pm
Up to date with Deadman Wonderland.

**** just got real


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2010, 07:46:45 pm
Up to date with Deadman Wonderland.

**** just got real
yupyup


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2010, 07:51:13 pm
You've been with this for a while, so do you think that this will end in about 10-15 chapters?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2010, 07:54:49 pm
Pfft, no. There's still way, way too much stuff about Shiro, Ganta's mom, the earthquake, the origin of the Wretched Egg and the Deadmen, the thing with the Woodpecker song, etc. for it to end that soon.

Plus, y'know, all the fighting.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2010, 08:06:56 pm
Ever since about chapter 30, this pace of this manga has started to go into overdrive. It seems as if it doesn't stop immediately, it will probably burn through all available content and force itself to either end or become a zombie. Granted, this would be a perfect opportunity to end this and allow Ganta to angst for a chapter or two, as at least the main goal of the arc has been accomplished.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2010, 08:56:36 pm
Hey Maniac, I challenge you to a crazy manga-off. We each post crazy manga, and try to one-up each other.

No doujinshi, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2010, 09:04:36 pm
I'm not good at finding this stuff, nor do I have much experience. I wouldn't win that challenge.

Also, I want to emphasize these three pages. Massive **** spoilers to everyone who hasn't read this:

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v08/c039/5.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v08/c039/6.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v08/c039/7.html

Tamaki doesn't fit. Out of every character with Freudian excuses, this guy has the one that is the most disproportionate. His backstory is unnerving, his final moments are unnerving, and this final shot is unnerving. With every character considered, I found Tamaki to be the most unnerving, and well... even though he's dead, he's probably more disturbing now than ever.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2010, 09:12:19 pm
I'm not good at finding this stuff, nor do I have much experience. I wouldn't win that challenge.

Also, I want to emphasize these three pages. Massive **** spoilers to everyone who hasn't read this:

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v08/c039/5.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v08/c039/6.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/deadman_wonderland/v08/c039/7.html

Tamaki doesn't fit. Out of every character with Freudian excuses, this guy has the one that is the most disproportionate. His backstory is unnerving, his final moments are unnerving, and this final shot is unnerving. With every character considered, I found Tamaki to be the most unnerving, and well... even though he's dead, he's probably more disturbing now than ever.
I dunno, Grandpa is pretty damn freaky too. As was Guitar monk.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2010, 09:19:17 pm
They were freaky in a more conventional way. What makes Tamaki disturbing is that his backstory is the inverse of everyone else. Every who has had a backstory had an established set-up and a normal life, or were on the road to establishing their life (which even includes people like Genkaku), and then something happened to make them into "nobody." Tamaki was a nobody to begin with, and then he ended up becoming something. Despite this, he's even more **** up than everyone else, including Genkaku.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2010, 09:22:46 pm
I didn't mean the old deadman, whatshisname. I meant the director who's now in Mockingbird's body.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2010, 09:26:22 pm
I thought that much, but he doesn't really have a backstory. There's very little to him other than "I'm insane, I made this place and I'm using the body of shota Frankenstein." That's not something that deviates far from what you would see in something like Franken Fran.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2010, 09:27:35 pm
That's what creeps me out so much about him. He doesn't really seem to have anything so much as a motive or plan, just being evil.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2010, 09:30:35 pm
Fair enough. I suppose we just have different interpretations on what makes something disturbing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2010, 09:38:01 pm
Oh, Tamaki's certainly disturbing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 November, 2010, 09:44:49 pm
Well, that is an objective fact. Different interpretations on what makes things comparatively disturbing, then.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 November, 2010, 09:54:28 pm
Fair enough.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 November, 2010, 07:25:07 pm
oh god now my related videos tab is filled with pantsu/sutokkingu bullshit because I decided to watch that rrrrrrrrrruuurruus clip. Well, that'll be easy enough to expurgate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 29 November, 2010, 07:26:04 pm
You'll never be rid of it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 29 November, 2010, 08:12:24 pm
oh god now my related videos tab is filled with pantsu/sutokkingu bullshit because I decided to watch that rrrrrrrrrruuurruus clip. Well, that'll be easy enough to expurgate.

I could fap to the content of this post.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 December, 2010, 01:32:38 am
Claymore 110

Exposition~ alsoalsoalso priscilla likes feeling up boys apparently

So yeah, Clare vs Priscilla isn't happening anytime soon. We now have a subplot... for a subplot.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 December, 2010, 01:17:32 pm
Hey, he needs to build some tension for the eventual return of Clare and Miria.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 December, 2010, 04:39:23 pm
Which really isn't going to happen when everyone is clamoring for this manga to get on track. Whatever is going to happen, it'll probably involve something getting curb-stomped the main cast.

...You know, this manga would have been so much better if we were left with the idea that the Seven died during the Northern Campaign and made Clarice and Miata into the new main characters. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 December, 2010, 04:55:13 pm
And then what? What in the hell would Clarice and Miata do except repeat the first half of the manga?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 04 December, 2010, 12:15:29 am
Where, precisely, has this manga gone? Between the monument of fail that is Priscilla and the fact that this story feigns a plot without progressing it, how is that a bad thing? Hell, my biggest problem with Claymore is that it completely rushed character progress until the plot decided to make every member of the party so broken and pointless that it had to pull out something as obscenely powerful as Priscilla. If it repeated itself with Miata and Clarice without **** that up, then hey!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 December, 2010, 02:33:43 pm
Franken Fran 45

Civilization will continue after a nuclear war, only with superheroes and all of that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 December, 2010, 02:40:21 pm
Franken Fran 45

Civilization will continue after a nuclear war, only with superheroes and all of that.
I was wondering when you'd find that one.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 December, 2010, 04:03:27 pm
In retrospect, Kuhou is more moe than Adorea or Veronica.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 December, 2010, 06:50:24 pm
In retrospect, Kuhou is more moe than Adorea or Veronica.
That's the detective woman, right?

If so, maybe.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 December, 2010, 03:24:07 pm
Legend of Koizumi 32-33:

The big three decided who would get what through a game of mahjong. Of course!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c033/10.html

...

Koizumi is levelgrinding in badass. He may very well match George H.W. Bush soon enough. And now, Rommel is facing off against Hitler. **** epic ****, there.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 08 December, 2010, 04:23:37 pm
...was... was that manly tears from... Hitler?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 December, 2010, 04:25:33 pm
Mah boi, I've seen some **** up **** in my time, but...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 08 December, 2010, 04:51:26 pm
This looks so amazing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 08 December, 2010, 06:38:40 pm
So that nazi girl is going to fight Rommel


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 08 December, 2010, 06:43:10 pm
I remember first finding oout about LoK.... It was when the first anime came out.... I watched it unsubbed.... I din't quite know what was going on but I just knew it was one of the best things I've ever seen....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 December, 2010, 08:40:02 pm
nazi panty shots

Still watching Umineko. Eva-Beatrice appears in the next episode, so hopefully this anime will begin to suck less. Well, at least I'll be getting a large slab of Miki Itou at her best, so there's no way that this could not be the pinnacle of quality for this ****.

EDIT: I just realized that it has been two and a half years since I last watched the Higurashi anime. I left off at episode 6 of the first season. I was behind then, so where am I now?

I'm looking at all of the anime that I abandoned years ago, and all I can do is laugh at the fact that I've all but forgotten them. I guess that the king of this list is Steel Angel Kurumi, of which I watched a tiny bit three years ago. I completely forgot that this anime even exists.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 December, 2010, 07:23:48 pm
Legend of Koizumi 34/35

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c034/10.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c034/11.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c034/16.html

Aww, Rommel went down in one chapter. Screw you, Speidel.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c035/11.html

HE IS READY


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 December, 2010, 06:39:05 pm
Legend of Koizumi 36-39

Chapter 36: Margaret Thatcher is a badass. But nobody trumps Koizumi.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c036/13.html

Chapter 37: AN ALL-STAR CAST (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASIMO)

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c037/16.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c037/22.html

Chapter 38: Holy ****, this thing is badass.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c038/10.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c038/11.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c038/16.html

Chapter 39: Uh... oh...

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c039/14.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c039/19.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c039/21.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v05/c039/22.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 December, 2010, 06:46:02 pm
Legend of Koizumi 40:

Apparently, having a massive difference in Mahjong levels with someone else causes the weaker side to age rapidly or instantly die.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 December, 2010, 08:25:18 pm
Merry Christmas!

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/e41fad4853c4a69b6921aba693447aaa.png?t=1293330089)

Finished the arc 3 episodes. Worst Christmas ever, I'm going to go give up and die. See ya!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 25 December, 2010, 08:32:43 pm
was eva-beatrice faithfully represented


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 December, 2010, 08:48:20 pm
I could summarize Eva-Beatrice with one trope, and that would be Psychopathic Womanchild. The anime nailed the psychopath part, but it dropped the "womanchild" aspect almost entirely. I think the thing that made me like her in the first place was her narration during the second twilight in the VN, which stressed the womanchild part and provided some very morbid humor. Being the twisted fucker that I am, I thought that was pretty cute and I thought she was pretty funny, so I latched onto her in spite of the fact that she stopped being funny and started emphasizing the psychopath aspect of her personality. Of course, that narration was absent from the anime, so in conclusion, if I watched the anime before playing the VN, I would have never liked her as much as I do. On the good side, Miki Itou is still an amazing seiyuu (going from Fujimura Taiga to Evatrice gogo), and I adore the work she did as Evatrice, so nothing has been lost.

lolatparagraphinresponsetoahalf-seriousquestion


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 25 December, 2010, 08:54:15 pm
BEATORRRRICHEEEEEE!!!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 December, 2010, 08:58:54 pm
sendai beatoreechei-sama

atarashi beatoreechei-sama

EDIT: Highlight of Arc 3 episodes: Eva-Beatrice humping a mountain of gold.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 December, 2010, 08:11:51 pm
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-1149239.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-398456.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-400563.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-401720.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-408531.png)

and now some lol

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-361369.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/qualityeva.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-416675.png)

massive arc 3 spoilers, and massive QUALITY

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-417564.png


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 27 December, 2010, 08:16:59 pm
Is there any good fan art of her wearing/using a strap-on?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 December, 2010, 08:17:28 pm
dat rapeface


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 December, 2010, 08:21:52 pm
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-408531.png)

I'm gonna get much use out of this.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 27 December, 2010, 09:45:47 pm
C'mon bro I wanna know before I start looking.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 December, 2010, 10:52:37 pm
Also, I had intended to post this for Christmas. Couldn't do it, so I just found something that worked.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/de8368363cb13cd8ad9a957d6eefe9df.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 December, 2010, 01:56:08 pm
yessssssss sequel to maria†holic

I should be crucified for ever enjoying the first season of this filth.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 29 December, 2010, 02:02:34 pm
yessssssss sequel to maria†holic

But you said you hated-

I should be crucified for ever enjoying the first season of this filth.

Oh....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 December, 2010, 02:04:02 pm
Out of every anime I have watched, Maria†Holic is pretty much my greatest guilty pleasure. It's pretty crappy, but I still enjoyed watching it for some inconceivable reason.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 29 December, 2010, 02:04:19 pm
yessssssss sequel to maria†holic

I should be crucified for ever enjoying the first season of this filth.
oh you

but yessss needs moar meido guitar

Also Mirai Nikki finished and the new chapter of Claymore is basically filler.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 December, 2010, 02:06:36 pm
new chapter of Claymore is basically filler.

Shocking.

nooooooo my wall of evatrice rapefaces has been buried~


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 29 December, 2010, 02:08:05 pm
olololo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 December, 2010, 02:10:53 pm
You bastard!

I'll just quote it so that I may witness its glory for a bit longer.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-1149239.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-398456.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-400563.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-401720.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-408531.png)

and now some lol

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-361369.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/qualityeva.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-416675.png)

massive arc 3 spoilers, and massive QUALITY

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-417564.png


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 29 December, 2010, 02:14:10 pm
You should quote that for every post you do from now on....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 December, 2010, 02:15:03 pm
I'll add to it.

(http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/3645/narm.png)

Someone needs to scanlate this ****.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 29 December, 2010, 02:18:25 pm
nobody cares mango


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 December, 2010, 02:19:28 pm
I care, ****.

EDIT: I don't think that anyone will appreciate that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 04 January, 2011, 04:00:43 am
Watching ARIA for the first time since, oh... early 2009. I had intended to finish this, Toradora and Hayate no Gotoku around the same time, and I never got around to reaching the half-way point for any of them. Or the quarter point for Toradora and ARIA. >_>

Alicia is voiced by Sayaka Ohara. That's actually a very common role for her, and yet all of her roles have been completely overshadowed by EETS PAAFEKTO, and now she's starting to get roles similar to that one. Whoops.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 January, 2011, 03:03:38 pm
1000th post gets to be about Deadman Wonderland 39.1B and 40.

Deadman Wonderland has been shut down. Holy ****, this has to be a prelude to **** getting real.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 January, 2011, 03:05:29 pm
1000th post gets to be about Deadman Wonderland 39.1B and 40.

Deadman Wonderland has been shut down. Holy ****, this has to be a prelude to **** getting real.
Well no ****. I mean **** they just had another goddamn earthquake right after grandpa mccreepsalot killed all of those guys


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 January, 2011, 03:07:28 pm
1000th post gets to be about Deadman Wonderland 39.1B and 40.

Deadman Wonderland has been shut down. Holy ****, this has to be a prelude to **** getting real.
Well no ****. I mean **** they just had another goddamn earthquake right after grandpa mccreepsalot killed all of those guys

I couldn't tell if that was supposed to be a thought running through Ganta's head or not.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 January, 2011, 04:05:08 am
Claymore 111

Wow, this has to be the most pointless chapter in all of Claymore. It's also probably the shortest, so I'll generate the shortest summary that is possible.

God, this manga sucks.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 January, 2011, 05:27:01 am
I have no motivation to finish the Umineko anime, and since this is the worst part of the entire **** thing, this is going to be impossible to finish. It'll end up like Happiness, in a state where it has almost been completed, but it has become too awful to finish. Then again, I only watched this for Arc 3 and Evatrice, so this conclusion was promised quite a while ago.

I'VE TOTALLY HEARD ONLY BAD THINGS ABOUT THIS, I'M GOING TO PLAY THE GAME INSTEAD!

That was such an intelligent decision. Oh, while I'm at it, a few more choice quotes:

ALSO BATTLER YOU MORON SHE BROUGHT YOU BACK FROM THE DEAD AND TURNED BACK TIME I THINK MAGIC IS REAL

I only hear it's terrible from VN players. It's good from what I've seen.

all of you are idiots

I haven't been watching the last few episodes. Maybe I'll just wait till it's done. Or play the VN eventually. <_<

Over one year later...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 13 January, 2011, 07:40:39 pm
I haven't been watching the last few episodes. Maybe I'll just wait till it's done. Or play the VN eventually. <_<

lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 January, 2011, 07:47:30 pm
im sure that you'll love my favorite little psycho, so play EP3 dammit


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 January, 2011, 07:05:03 pm
Franken Fran 46:

Well, that was nauseating.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 January, 2011, 07:08:09 pm
Meh, this one wasn't as bad as some of the others, honestly.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 January, 2011, 07:12:26 pm
It's probably not, but I've been desensitized to gore and other ****-up ****. I still find uncontrollable eating and god-awful table manners to be gross as ****, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 January, 2011, 07:19:07 pm
So you always eat at a table with place settings, know all your forks and that?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 January, 2011, 07:21:14 pm
No, but if someone is slurping up lines of meat 24/7 and has a pile of meat stacked on her lap, wouldn't that make you a little uncomfortable?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 January, 2011, 07:28:08 pm
Only if she noticed the poison I added to it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 January, 2011, 07:32:01 pm
I mean, look at this:

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v06/c046/18.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 January, 2011, 07:42:36 pm
Gross, certainly. But that's nothing visceral for me.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 January, 2011, 07:51:36 pm
Every other creepy thing gets a "shock and awe" response, but that just grossed me out. But then again, I have proven several times over that fantastic horrors really don't affect me much.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 January, 2011, 07:53:28 pm
I dunno, I suppose that my horrors have to be either more visceral or more cerebral.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 January, 2011, 08:02:18 pm
I just noticed something:

nooooooo my wall of evatrice rapefaces has been buried~

IT'S **** IMPORTANT


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 January, 2011, 08:05:51 pm
What a pity.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 January, 2011, 08:07:10 pm
I'll quote it again for the next page. Anyway, I'm going to try to continue reading Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya again. Unfortunately, I seem to have trouble bringing myself to do so, so I'll probably fail.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 January, 2011, 08:11:54 pm
Just like everything else in your life.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 January, 2011, 08:21:19 pm
I'll just quote it so that I may witness its glory for a bit longer.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-1149239.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-398456.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-400563.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-401720.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-408531.png)

and now some lol

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-361369.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/qualityeva.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-416675.png)

massive arc 3 spoilers, and massive QUALITY

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-417564.png

What a great way to open the next page.

If I fail at everything, you have to be a singularity of failure by comparison.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 January, 2011, 07:22:56 pm
(http://oi54.tinypic.com/11ttmdx.jpg)

Still the most wtf thing in the Umineko anime.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 January, 2011, 02:13:33 pm
http://myanimelist.net/people/8700/Adolf_Hitler

More talented than Nasu tbqf


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 01:53:20 pm
I found an Umineko anime box-set (Made up of about a third of the episodes) being sold for $320. Whoever is in charge of that decision has an... interesting perception of how demand works. Especially since you could buy each individual Umineko game, the two spin-offs and the PS3 port for about $70 less than that price.

Oh hey, the purpose of my topic has become "bash a crappy 1.5 year old adaptation."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 30 January, 2011, 02:22:45 pm
i thought that was most of what you did


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 30 January, 2011, 03:28:12 pm
ha


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 07:40:52 pm
MAL rating adjustments:

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's - 9 (+1)
Detroit Metal City - 8 (+1)
Sketchbook: Full Color's - 8 (+1)
Black Lagoon - 7 (+1)
Gunbuster - 4 (+1)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - 4 (-1)
Shakugan no Shana - 3 (-1)

New scores (none of these are complete, so they can change):

One Piece - 8
Hayate no Gotoku - 7
Jigoku Shoujo - 7
ARIA the Animation - 7
Slayers - 6
Sora no Woto - 6
Darker than Black - 5
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS - 5
Umineko no Naku Koro ni - 4

Also removed tags and added somewhat more detailed comments to everything that's not on hold or on the watchlist, but people care even less about that.

Any comments?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 30 January, 2011, 07:45:46 pm
Why is The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya low?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 07:46:22 pm
I only enjoyed one episode, and found the rest of it painfully boring.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 30 January, 2011, 07:47:27 pm
Understandable.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 07:51:30 pm
Also, admittedly, I watched the chronological order, which has a **** terrible ending. I swear that the point of the chronological order was just to sell more DVDs. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 30 January, 2011, 07:54:06 pm
Yeah, that one episode in the middle made a better ending. Episode 6 chronologically I think it was.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 07:55:15 pm
That was the ending of the broadcast order, though. I should have went with that.

Broadcast order also had the best episode as the first one, so that's cool as well.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 30 January, 2011, 07:55:47 pm
I only enjoyed one episode, and found the rest of it painfully boring.
I know there's no way it would be but.... If it was endless eight.... I would have laughed so hard.... I might of died....

Yeah chronological order sucks.... I mean the last episode becomes one where almost nothing happens.... There's like a whole scene where nothing happens....

But I do not approve of your scores.... I don't care to explain further.... But feel free to mock me for my tastes.... In fact I'm looking forward to it.... I enjoy it on a strange creepy level.... There's something wrong with me....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 07:58:50 pm
Just tell me which scores are the ones that you disapprove, I'll figure it out on my own,

Also, I never watched anything after the first season. What I did see was so painfully insipid that I won't ever plan on watching more.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 30 January, 2011, 08:03:18 pm
Well if you didn't like the first season then you won't like the rest.... They were pretty bad.... And you have to watch them for the movie to make sense.... The movie is good though....

And l don't approve of any of them for different reasons each.... But as I said I won't explain why....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 08:04:18 pm
Alright, if you're not going to answer me, then I can't rage about anything.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 30 January, 2011, 08:10:49 pm
Well ****.... Then I'll just have to explain something.... Let's see....

Hayate should be higher.... Higher than One Piece at least....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 January, 2011, 08:14:37 pm
Well ****.... Then I'll just have to explain something.... Let's see....

Hayate should be higher.... Higher than One Piece at least....
no


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 08:18:33 pm
Well ****.... Then I'll just have to explain something.... Let's see....

Hayate should be higher.... Higher than One Piece at least....
no


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 30 January, 2011, 08:21:13 pm
oh ****

son


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 30 January, 2011, 08:23:03 pm
At least in terms of Manga....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 08:25:56 pm
no


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 30 January, 2011, 08:27:26 pm
ohohohohohoho


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 30 January, 2011, 08:32:42 pm
Give me a little more than a no.... I know you're just holding back because of what I said before.... I knew I shouldn't have said anything....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 January, 2011, 08:33:25 pm
At least in terms of Manga....
no


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 January, 2011, 08:34:27 pm
Give me a little more than a no.... I know you're just holding back because of what I said before.... I knew I shouldn't have said anything....
no


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 February, 2011, 09:45:13 pm
Holy ****, it feels so wrong to not load up an episode of Umineko and be able to witness Evatrice's glorious portrait. It's like a reminder that the only redeeming part has come to pass and everything that awaits is completely horrible.

Well, there's episode 25, but that's a whole of fail right there. I get the feeling that DEEN is going to make the dumb mistake of thinking that Evatrice really did come back from the dead even though her "appearance" is a blatant metaphor.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 February, 2011, 09:17:08 pm
**** yes, chapter 6 of EP3 manga has finally been scanlated!

...except, uh... that's nowhere near the good part.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 February, 2011, 08:08:38 pm
Actually, you know what the anime did well? Evatrice's death scene. It makes me feel even more sad. They didn't play Thank You For Being Born though, so it still loses a crapload of points. It's par for the course for the Umineko anime to **** up with assigning BGM, but that's a pretty egregious loss.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 February, 2011, 12:26:09 am
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v01/c002/27.html

Wait, Bernkastel has her own TV show?

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v01/c003/48.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v01/c003/51.html

Krauss looks pretty badass and evil here, and it really helps that looks like Giovanni with a more American hair-cut. Heh, everything about him from this arc is so funny after EP4 and EP5.

EDIT: EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v01/c004/15.html

Bern and 34 again. Also, aww... isn't Maria the cutest and most autistic loli ever?

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c007/49.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c007/50.html

Enjoy.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c009/33.html

There were some awkwardly-placed ****-faces earlier, but this is the first one that takes it into Medusa territory. It's worth noting that the artist for the EP1 manga is also doing the EP3 manga, which has a shitload of ridiculous facial expressions, up to and including this abortion:

(http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/3645/narm.png)

So, everything before this was fairly tame, but I guess this is the point where silly art takes over.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: OH YES I ALMOST FORGOT

I'll just quote it so that I may witness its glory for a bit longer.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-1149239.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-398456.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-400563.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-401720.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-408531.png)

and now some lol

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-361369.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/qualityeva.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-416675.png)

massive arc 3 spoilers, and massive QUALITY

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-417564.png


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 February, 2011, 06:32:51 pm
Claymore 112 - ...why do I even bother?

Franken Fran 47 - From the looks of things, there goes another recurring character. I HAVE NO CONTROL, AND I AM HUNGRY


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 February, 2011, 07:59:29 pm
lolzombies


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 February, 2011, 08:39:35 pm
Now reading Berserk. Yeah, this manga has its reputation cut out for it when the very first pages has Guts **** and killing some Apostle woman.

EDIT: I like how all of the anime that I watch are Slice of Life, and all of the manga that I read are gigantic messes of gore and other unpleasant ****.

EDIT: EDIT: An adorable and innocent girl. Approximate life expectancy in normal manga: 80%. Approximate life expectancy in Berserk: Zero. She appeared solely so she could be slaughtered, and it was so obvious; hell, she was wearing a modest, white dress.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: I love this topic. It allows me to record the dates that I started and finished everything that I have watched since it was created, since going through the entire site to archive that information is a total ****.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 February, 2011, 02:10:51 pm
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2587/springv3.jpg

- **** yes, extra Kämpfer episodes. I hope that we get Chiru and an 11eyes extension this year!
- I have one and a half months left to watch Kaiji. Fuuuuuuck.
- lolwut @ Toriko. Kamina takes steroids for breakfast and becomes a chef?
- TIGER&BUNNY aka "we're broke and we need moar moneyz"
- DEEN goes into yaoi. That's... surprising.
- Deadman Wonderland anime. Alright, screw everything else, I need to see what will come out of this.
- lolboxinganime. Hey, isn't Hajime no Ippo still getting new chapters?
- SOCK MONKEY WA KIMI GA SUKI
- X-MEN anime by Madhouse? ****...
- MARIA†HOLIC SEQUEL DEFINITELY WATCHING THIS
- I heard that the ChäoS;HEAd anime was terrible, so this new anime won't end well.

THAT'S IT


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 February, 2011, 07:47:21 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c012/12.html

Eva is smoking hot.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c012/13.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c012/19.html

Of course, she's a giant **** in almost every scene in EP1 and EP2, sololeva. Also, Eva doesn't need to be insane and loli to have a **** face, I suppose.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c012/28.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c012/40.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c012/48.html

EP1 Natsuhi kinda deserves it, though. She has a gigantic stick up her ass throughout the entire episode, though I suppose that she could have been worse; EP2 Rosa makes pretty much anyone miss EP1 Natsuhi.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c013/2.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c013/3.html

Holy ****, Battler looks so badass.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c013/35.html

Obligatory mention of Gaap. Unfortunately, she cannot fix the hole in her dress.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c014/7.html

All of the money in the world couldn't stop young adult Eva from looking like a cowgirl.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c014/10.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c014/12.html

Eva is so moe. But... this leads up to...

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c014/32.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c014/37.html

If there was a death flag count like in that one scene with Goat-kun in EP4, all of these scenes would have rated Eva as "totally screwed."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 15 February, 2011, 08:07:32 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v02/c012/12.html

Eva is smoking hot.

agreed


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 February, 2011, 10:05:33 pm
I find it odd that Eva-Beatrice manages to be one of the two flattest characters along with Maria when Eva has the largest chest next to maybe Natsuhi. Even Bernkastel and 34 have breasts, for crying out loud.

EDIT: Behold! Kanon's magic pants!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v01/c002/17.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c014/30.html

Also, lol Maria:

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c015/24.html

EDIT: EDIT:

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c015/26.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c015/27.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c015/29.html

Thank you!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c015/31.html

Maria is starting to look like... oh, I'll give it a rest. Just this once.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c016/14.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c016/17.html

lol. Now that Kanon is dead, this episode can start to fail less. Well, I would wish that much.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c016/22.html

Kanon's pants are back to normal.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c016/38.html

six digits

Kinzo has 434978 toes

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v03/c016/39.html

hideyohi how do you make that typo in that context god


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 February, 2011, 12:15:24 am
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/vlcsnap-2011-02-23-01h07m48s64.png)

Hideyoshi - Keeping his pimp hand strong, yo.

I should have taken this earlier. Also, quality is **** since VLC sucks.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 February, 2011, 09:47:11 pm
The anatomy in the Outlaw Star manga is pretty lulzy. It occasionally reaches the point where Gene's arms are as thick as his waist.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 February, 2011, 01:23:00 pm
Do you know what I'm doing for my birthday?

Finishing the Seacats anime.

wall of **** incoming, spoilers for everyone who cares (read: nobody):




(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/vlcsnap-2865470.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/vlcsnap-2866675.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226114742.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226114948.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226115104.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226115153.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226115217.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226120017.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226120524.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226125208.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226125805.jpg)

...and for good measure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkRFwIeTBy4

EP4 is the longest episode in Umineko (with the possible exception of EP8) by large amount; Deen really didn't see this coming, and so they've cut out a few scenes that would have improved the quality of the final product (namely the best part of Umineko's gameboard, Krauss versus Goat-kun). A few scenes have also shown how Deen failed to plan for the future, namely with the twist near the end of the main game, which ran under plot details that were removed from the anime in order to save room. The pacing of this fell apart at the beginning of the arc, but to be fair, the VN for EP4 is frequently vilified for the same reason, so it's not a problem for which Deen deserves every bit of blame. Then again, the lackluster adaptation didn't really help matters.

I have two episodes left, and I'm saving them for tonight. Episode 25 is the last episode that I've actually been looking forward to, so we'll see how that goes. I expect to take several more screenshots when that time comes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 February, 2011, 08:16:30 pm
more spoilers







(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226194823.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226195121.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226195823.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226195931.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226200000.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226200639.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226200658.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226204844.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/Seacats%20Anime/snapshot20110226204931.jpg)

Umineko anime has been completed. With this done, I have completed my first anime for the last six months. Way to go, me; I spent my Christmas and my birthday watching this abortion, so I must question my sanity. I cannot say anything about the ending that I haven't already expressed. In fact, the last episode reached a level of awfulness that I needed to play music from the VN in order to keep me satisfied.  I think that it says a lot that it took my marginally less time to finish the 26 episode Umineko anime than it took for me to finish Fist of the North Star, which stands at 109 episodes.

I'll close this chapter of my topic with one last depressing fact: more people on MAL have watched the Umineko anime than Hajime no Ippo. >_>

EDIT: Scratch that. This is the best way to **** on the Umineko anime's legacy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyn0DQ_VWhA&feature=more_related


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 March, 2011, 12:08:54 pm
I told you so.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 March, 2011, 02:21:54 pm
It takes me a while to read everything, but are you talking about Deadman Wonderland?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 March, 2011, 02:28:14 pm
No.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 March, 2011, 02:31:34 pm
Then I have no clue what the context is. >_>

EDIT: Oh. Never mind, I know. **** you, Yagi. **** you.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 March, 2011, 02:51:02 pm
A victory for the forces of Narrativium


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 March, 2011, 03:09:07 pm
It's just such a waste. All I **** want is to see the Destroyer and Clare remove every trace of Priscilla from the face of the Earth and instead we get a pair of chapters that end up being retconned and a plot that is meandering along. I guess it's kinda cool that we're going to see something big happen, but did we need to waste two months with "Oh, Miria's running off and gets killed" if she's just going to be brought back?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 March, 2011, 03:16:19 pm
Well obviously it's because Nagi's a troll.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 March, 2011, 03:24:44 pm
Well obviously it's because Yagi has lost the ability to write a good manga.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2011, 09:58:08 pm
Lord Zondark looks exactly like Arden. Well, if Arden was drawn better, but still. Also, these chapters are **** huge; 115 pages make 4 and a half chapters of Franken Fran, and it makes one chapter of Berserk.

Also, this translation is **** horrible. Babelfish would have been equally as reliable.

EDIT: Oh yes, Zondark and Arden have another minor difference. (http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-005/page016.html)

EDIT: EDIT:
This, too. (http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-005/page026.html)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 08 March, 2011, 11:20:46 pm
The translation gets better.

Or at least, better scanlators get on it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2011, 11:26:10 pm
I've reached the Golden Age arc, so hopefully I'll find something that doesn't suck.

Also, I'm checking out a few recommendations for Berserk; If you liked Berserk, then you might like Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind or Bleach!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 08 March, 2011, 11:27:37 pm
You'd be surprised man, Nausicaa's pretty badass.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 08 March, 2011, 11:31:07 pm
...and it has everything to do with Berserk.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 08 March, 2011, 11:40:09 pm
Like I said. Badass.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 March, 2011, 02:24:56 pm
Gambino: makes Rosa look like an amazing parent.

EDIT: I can think of five racist jokes for Donovan just from the top of my head.

EDIT: EDIT: ...and much like Dream!Rosa, Gambino gets butchered immediately after crossing the moral event horizon.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Oh wow. Even Zondark was more intimidating than you are. (http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-011/page034.html)

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Yup. (http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-011/page045.html)

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Hey, can we please get to the part where Corkus dies horribly? Also, I want Griffith so badly.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 March, 2011, 08:13:27 pm
You won't have to wait much longer for your Griffith.

Corkus on the other hand...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 March, 2011, 08:18:05 pm
Oh, Griffith is here, I just want him in a non-platonic sense. ...and yeah, doesn't it take until chapter 90 or something for The Eclipse to occur?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 March, 2011, 08:22:24 pm
There's a reason it's called the Golden Age arc.

And yeah, that was the other possible meaning I had in mind. Though I'd rather not have to think on it.

You should probably enjoy Zodd though. He wants you to kneel before him.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 March, 2011, 08:29:38 pm
Of course, effeminate Batman is pretty lulzy.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2011, 03:33:32 am
Griffith is in desperate need of genitalia.

EDIT: Miura really seems to like having mooks get stabbed in the neck or through the mouth. He also seems to really like having heads get split in half.

EDIT: EDIT: I can't wait for Casca to get raped, so I don't have to suffer through her bitchy attitude.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: **** hate tsundere... also, I just went through five chapters, and all of the pages for those combined do not match the second chapter of the Guardians of Desire arc. >_>

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Behold! The fish knight! (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1126-165/berserk/chapter-6.html) Maybe I'm forgetting about someone, but this guy must be the first complete monster that we've seen since Donovan; so menacing, this fish person!

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Menstruation: the scourge of the battlefield... also, fish knight is back, and he looks even more ridiculous. (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1127-42/berserk/chapter-7.html) Oh yeah, here's his brother as well (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1127-56/berserk/chapter-7.html). He's also lamer than Zondark. (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1127-62/berserk/chapter-7.html) Somehow. (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1127-64/berserk/chapter-7.html)

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: This guy's status as a complete monster is at odds with his status as a joke villain. >_> (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1127-152/berserk/chapter-7.html)

...and there we go. 30 chapters of Berserk in one sitting. Even with that, I'm still only 1/9th of the way to being caught up.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 March, 2011, 11:54:22 am
He starts out as a threat, but once Guts kicks his ass, to continue showing up he either has to be a protagonist or a joke villain.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 17 March, 2011, 12:03:02 pm
Are they still on the boat?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 March, 2011, 12:32:45 pm
Nope.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 17 March, 2011, 03:43:09 pm
fffffffffff I can't remember where I was in berserk


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 March, 2011, 07:33:10 pm
fffffffffff I can't remember where I was in berserk
start over


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2011, 09:22:46 pm
He starts out as a threat, but once Guts kicks his ass, to continue showing up he either has to be a protagonist or a joke villain.

He was never a threat from the perspective of fighting Guts. Though in spite of his stupid armor, he actually did exude some menace up until he goes "super secret ancestor attack of 1000 years: PLAY DEAD." Oh, and then Casca kills him. Whoops.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 March, 2011, 10:16:09 pm
Like I said. Of course, unless you're an Apostle, you don't really pose much of a threat to Guts.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 March, 2011, 10:39:19 pm
Uh, wow. Way to go, King. You just tried to **** your daughter.

Also, Guts and Casca se--FLASHBACK TO GETTING RAPED BY A FAT BLACK MAN

EDIT: God damn it, the Skull Knight is so badass.

EDIT: EDIT: Famous last words. (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1130-158/berserk/chapter-10.html)

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Hahaha, oh wow. Wyald is a total piece of work. Just... wow.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Even if he makes the average complete monster look as pure and untainted as the Virgin Mary, I kinda like Wyald. His complete indifference towards dying horribly is pretty **** funny. EXCITEMENT AND ENJOYMENT


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 March, 2011, 11:59:41 pm
Errbuh **** up in Berserk


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 12:05:32 am
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1131-104/berserk/chapter-11.html

Wyald is still **** hilarious, even if his existence is totally nauseating.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 12:06:59 am
HOW INTERESTING


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 12:11:13 am
NOT SAFE FOR WORK:

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1131-111/berserk/chapter-11.html

hahaha oh wow


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 12:12:23 am
Mff mff (too bad)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 12:14:43 am
I guess that it says a lot about Wyald that, among all of the complete monsters in Berserk, this guy is one of the three most notable examples alongside Femto and Ganishka.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 12:16:31 am
I guess that it says a lot about Wyald that, among all of the complete monsters in Berserk, this guy is one of the three most notable examples alongside Femto and Ganishka.
I thought you said that you were reading this sequentially.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 12:18:48 am
I spoiled everything that has happened for myself long before I started reading this. I'm going off of popular opinion there, where those three are always the ones who get special attention for being pieces of work.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 12:19:55 am
Femto and Ganishka obviously, and...yeah, Wyald's the least sympathetic one of the Apostles after that.

Not that that's saying much.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 12:21:30 am
All of the details for him aside, I can't wait to see what kind of a beast Ganishka is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 18 March, 2011, 12:23:39 am
Tell me what, tell me what, tell me what you want. I don't know why, don't know why, don't know why you are afraid.

And that is the extent of my knowledge on Berserk.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 12:25:54 am
All of the details for him aside, I can't wait to see what kind of a beast Ganishka is.
Um...you'll see. Oh yes you will.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 18 March, 2011, 12:26:45 am
Tell me what, tell me what, tell me what you want. I don't know why, don't know why, don't know why you are afraid.

And that is the extent of my knowledge on Berserk.

FUCKIN LOVE THAT OP


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 12:36:05 am
...and Wyald has finally kicked the bucket.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 12:40:31 am
yupyup

Of course, you should all know the best part of Berserk.

AIIIIEEEEEYAIII FORCES
AIIIIEEEEEYAIII FOOORCES


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 01:01:03 am
THE ECLIPSE


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 01:03:49 am
AHHHHHHHH SHIIIIIIT NIGGGGAAAAAAA

GUTS GONNA **** SOME BITCHES UP


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 01:05:47 am
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1132-85/berserk/chapter-12.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 01:12:36 am
One event.

Two volumes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 01:16:43 am
...and part of a third.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1132-138/berserk/chapter-12.html

hahahahahaha

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1132-148/berserk/chapter-12.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1132-149/berserk/chapter-12.html

hol-ee ****


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 01:29:29 am
Ya did a bad thing, Godo. YA SHOULDA TOLD ME YOU HAD SOMETHING TO MATCH WHAT I'M FIGHTING!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 01:36:59 am
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1132-186/berserk/chapter-12.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1132-194/berserk/chapter-12.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1132-201/berserk/chapter-12.html

...

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-10/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-12/berserk/chapter-13.html

...

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-17/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-19/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-20/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-22/berserk/chapter-13.html

...

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-27/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-29/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-33/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-34/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-37/berserk/chapter-13.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-38/berserk/chapter-13.html

...

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1133-40/berserk/chapter-13.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 01:55:08 am
Guts chopped off his arm in order to stop Femto from raping Casca.

Uh, holy ****, this is the most awesome thing ever. I'd link a whole bunch more pages, but I think I'd end up screwing Mangareader over by posting every other **** page.

EDIT: AND TO TOP IT OFF, HERE'S THE **** SKULL KNIGHT, TO THE MOTHER **** RESCUE.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 01:56:29 am
Guts chopped off his arm in order to stop Femto from raping Casca.

Uh, holy ****, this is the most awesome thing ever. I'd link a whole bunch more pages, but I think I'd end up screwing Mangareader over by posting every other **** page.
Knew you'd like it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 02:24:30 am
The Golden Age arc has ended. I want to read more, but I think that this is the perfect place to stop, since I spent four hours reading 64 chapters.

I love how I've transitioned from "shitty Umineko anime" to "greatest manga ever."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 March, 2011, 02:26:37 am
That's what comes of listening to the Salty.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 March, 2011, 03:07:28 am
except i read it because i wanted to not because you told me to


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 March, 2011, 01:00:44 am
"Roshinu-nee-chan"

...someone please remind me why anyone uses the Hawk's translation. >_>

EDIT: Also, I'm hoping that Rosine or maybe Guts kills everyone in that **** town. Holy ****, they all need to die.

EDIT: EDIT: I didn't miss your existence one single bit during the Golden Age arc, Puck. Shut the **** up, get the **** out of the story, and **** kill yourself.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Farnese is looking pretty distinguished. I've read that, at one point, she masturbates to the idea of someone burning alive; this figure that she's cutting right now doesn't really match that one.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT:
Hahahaha! That is a total fail! (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1136-67/berserk/chapter-16.html)

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT:
****. (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1136-80/berserk/chapter-16.html) YEAH! (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1136-81/berserk/chapter-16.html) Well, with that awesomeness aside, Rosine had a sniffle worthy death, at least; helps none that she's going to hell instead of home. With that said, the Lost Children arc is complete, so I'm stopping here.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 March, 2011, 03:10:31 pm
Everybody gets confused over romanizing names now and then.

But yeah, that town was pathetic, Puck is obligatory comic relief that just isn't needed, and that page was total QC fail.

As for Farnese...wellllll...you'll see.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 March, 2011, 03:24:18 pm
Already did see what she's like. She's a total loser.

The galling thing is that Jill's father was never killed. Nobody got what they deserve when Rosine of all people was pretty **** right about how shitty that town was.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 March, 2011, 03:36:11 pm
Already did see what she's like. She's a total loser.

The galling thing is that Jill's father was never killed. Nobody got what they deserve when Rosine of all people was pretty **** right about how shitty that town was.
Rosine was also living a fantasy about how she's special and doesn't have to have these people with actual problems and aren't perfect as parents. She was just as shitty as everybody in the rest of the town was. Jill of all people seems to be the only decent thing that town produced.

And honestly, Jill's father was never important enough. Once Jill is done with him, he's left by the wayside to be forgotten again, and that's just as demeaning to him as being killed by Guts would have been. He doesn't matter to her, and that's her ultimate revenge on him.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 March, 2011, 03:48:40 pm
Rosine was also living a fantasy about how she's special and doesn't have to have these people with actual problems and aren't perfect as parents. She was just as shitty as everybody in the rest of the town was. Jill of all people seems to be the only decent thing that town produced.

What of it? That's an addition, not a counterpoint; that doesn't change the fact that she was still right in spite of the fact that she's a myopic, selfish brat who is elevated to monster levels.

And honestly, Jill's father was never important enough. Once Jill is done with him, he's left by the wayside to be forgotten again, and that's just as demeaning to him as being killed by Guts would have been. He doesn't matter to her, and that's her ultimate revenge on him.

...and it's not nearly as satisfying as watching his brain and eyeballs get blasted out of his skull. I don't care about him suffering, or any silly, esoteric torture that the story could attach to him. I want the momentary catharsis that comes from his existence abruptly ending; it's the only good thing that an E-grade cast member like him could provide.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 March, 2011, 04:04:22 pm
True. I was being a sophist anyways.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 March, 2011, 08:42:31 am
I found Balalaika on a MAL club called "The Real Man Club." That says something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 20 March, 2011, 09:00:39 am
olo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 March, 2011, 08:46:43 am
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1137-212/berserk/chapter-17.html

That face.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1137-216/berserk/chapter-17.html

THAT FACE.

EDIT: http://www.mangareader.net/96-1138-55/berserk/chapter-18.html

...Mozgus is a piece of work, but somehow, I honestly wouldn't compare him to the previous monsters, especially Wyald and Femto. He seems like he genuinely believes that he's doing the right thing and doesn't seem to have a trace of malice towards those that he doesn't deem as evil. Of course, his idea of the right thing is inhuman torture that makes the standards of the Dark Ages look pretty mild, so he's definitely appalling. Oh, and his face is still lolwut

EDIT: EDIT: http://www.mangareader.net/96-1138-97/berserk/chapter-18.html

THE MYSTERY OF MOZGUS' FACE - SOLVED

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: ...wow... these pagan chapters are absolutely disgusting.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: ...and there we go. Farnese masturbating to the mental image of a man burning. Fun.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1139-9/berserk/chapter-19.html

Oh yes, there's also this revolting Pagan woman. I hope Mozgus finds this **** and tortures her to death.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT:
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1140-6/berserk/chapter-20.html

MOZGUS IS THROWING DOWN THE GAUNTLET

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1140-11/berserk/chapter-20.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1140-13/berserk/chapter-20.html

hahaha oh wow

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: http://www.mangareader.net/96-1140-160/berserk/chapter-20.html

wow

I think I miss Rosine and the Count already.

EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT:

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1141-92/berserk/chapter-21.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1141-93/berserk/chapter-21.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1141-94/berserk/chapter-21.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1141-101/berserk/chapter-21.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1141-102/berserk/chapter-21.html

BERSERK!


EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: EDIT:

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1141-160/berserk/chapter-21.html

Suddenly, the Kushan army! Then...

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1141-167/berserk/chapter-21.html

Suddenly, Zodd! Then...

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1141-187/berserk/chapter-21.html

Suddenly, Griffith! Oh, and now he has teamed up with Zodd. Uh oh.

Anyway, the 82-chapter Conviction Arc has ended. It ended with Guts taking on the main Kushan army, killing everything that he possibly could. It's the happiest variety of ending you can get in Berserk. Oh, and I just read 51 chapters in one sitting, so I'm done for now.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 March, 2011, 02:22:58 am
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c016.2/20.html

Natsuhi's death glare is pretty awesome.

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c016.2/46.html

Happy mask salesman face!

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c017/33.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c017/34.html

oh god hahaha

Since this woman also did the art for the EP3 manga, I can't wait to see what (other) faces Eva-Beatrice gets.

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c018/19.html

Maria looks like Luke von Fabre in that top panel.

Oh, and...

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c018/20.html

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c020/10.html

Bern is smiling in that picture. ur doin it rong maria

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c020/47.html

Man, that "my face was ground" effect looks really shitty.

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c021/2.html

She's 9 years old, you **** creeps!

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c022/3.html

Kanon's pants are, once again, gigantic. They're pretty much the closest thing that you get to proof of magic. Well, they're behind Erika wearing her normal outfit underneath a much tighter one, but still!

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c022/10.html

moe~ moe~ ~kyun

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c022/31.html

That face is pretty sexy.

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c023/2.html

THE MYSTERY HAS BEEN REVEALED

EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c023/17.html

BERNKASTEL IS TRUE NEUTRAL OLOLOLO

...and with that, the EP1 manga is complete. Go me!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 March, 2011, 06:16:55 pm
Deadman Wonderland 41-42

Deadman PTSD and a dozen rapefaces from Shiro.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 March, 2011, 03:54:46 pm
Zodd is so awesome. Grunbeld looks pretty **** badass, too.

Also, Farnese is royally screwed up.

EDIT: Holy ****! (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1143-123/berserk/chapter-23.html) Just, wow... **** yeah, Grunbeld!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 March, 2011, 01:05:31 am
http://myanimelist.net/anime/10491/Higurashi_no_Naku_Koro_ni_Kira

Someone is trying to recoup their losses. Whether or not that's Ryukishi or Deen is beyond me.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 26 March, 2011, 01:09:01 am
I didn't even watch Rei.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 March, 2011, 01:10:28 am
I didn't even finish the sixth episode of Higurashi's first season.

I guess that this would be the perfect place to jump in, huh? >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 March, 2011, 01:29:38 am
Mmmmm

Time fur sum more rageface?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 March, 2011, 01:39:33 am
Not Umineko -> don't give a ****.

Hell, even if it was, I wouldn't even have much drive to watch that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 March, 2011, 01:42:11 am
Actually, I was talking about the manga made of rageface.

Rageface and awesome.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 March, 2011, 01:45:18 am
GRIFFITH!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 March, 2011, 01:47:09 am
That does seem to get said a lot, doesn't it?

I wonder why.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 March, 2011, 01:49:06 am
Anyway, no, it's not. I only have 100 more chapters of material left and I plan on going through them sparingly.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 March, 2011, 01:50:20 am
Sounds so odd when you say it like that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 26 March, 2011, 03:22:43 am
EDIT: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/umineko_no_naku_koro_ni_episode_1_legend_of_the_golden_witch/v04/c021/2.html

She's 9 years old, you **** creeps!
She's old enough.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 March, 2011, 07:20:18 am
creep


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 26 March, 2011, 11:40:09 am
She's too old.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 March, 2011, 11:51:07 am
creep


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 March, 2011, 02:30:53 pm
In retrospect, Mozgus isn't really that cruel of a villain and I really have to question why everyone thinks that he's exceptionally evil by Berserk's standards. I mean, he's less evil than Adon, who became a **** joke villain after his first appearance.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 28 March, 2011, 02:36:28 pm
Adon wasn't that evil, dude. He certainly wasn't **** Mister Inquisition. So yeah, while Mozgus may not be as bad as some, he's still pretty bad.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 March, 2011, 02:55:47 pm
I'm gauging the sum of good attributes to negative when looking at Mozgus; he's not malicious towards those he respects, he doesn't do anything for the sake of unbridled cruelty, he actually seems to care about people (more than Guts, in fact). As a person, he actually seems neutral as he commits atrocities; going back to that one page during my previous analysis on Mozgus, he actually wasn't that malicious towards the woman he was about to have tortured. He definitely thinks that he's doing the right thing, and while that's not true by absolutely any means, it's a step above people like Wyald who know that they're doing horrible things, and yet don't care. Also unlike these villains, he actually does do other things that can be considered heroic, like when he tried to repel the spirit flood at the end of the Conviction arc in order to protect the refugees. If the refugees weren't myopic assholes who didn't give a **** about the safety of others, and if Berserk's world wasn't **** up, he would have looked more heroic than Guts did in that scene, whose reaction could be summarized as "die with some dignity, maggots." What did Adon do outside of "hahaha, you're a woman on the battlefield, I'm gonna have my men **** you so that I can get a laugh out of it?" It's on a miniscule level by Berserk's standards, but he didn't have a good bone in his entire **** body.

Though the biggest thing is that if Mozgus is "pretty bad," that means that "pretty bad" isn't much as far as Berserk's standards go. You get people like the Baron from the first chapter, who is basically beyond Luca Blight levels of evil. In spite of this, the existence of people like him is just an unfortunate reality to Berserk's setting and he's not really treated as anything special, but he's certainly **** worse than Mozgus. There are other one-episode characters like Gennon, Griffith's torturer or even Gambino, all of whom are worse than Mozgus, yet don't get as much of a response. Hell, that torturer is so incredibly evil that even Wyald was impressed by what he did to Griffith, and he doesn't seem to matter as far as reactions to cruelty goes. Why the hell are we condemning Mozgus when, unlike a large amount of unsung villains, he actually has a charitable side that is actually emphasized? Why are we condemning him when we don't condemn people who are ridiculously evil to an over-the-top level?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 28 March, 2011, 03:14:42 pm
More character focus, the charity and good works only serve to highlight the sheer horror of the torture. Besides, he's human, as opposed to the Apostles who just seem to have being evil something that comes from either what makes them activate the Behelit or just being Apostles.

Also, he's drawn better and played for more reactions from the audience. Things like the Baron and the torturer on the other hand are just there and then they're dead. Besides, don't we condemn the ridiculously over-the-top people?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 28 March, 2011, 03:38:53 pm
More character focus, the charity and good works only serve to highlight the sheer horror of the torture. Besides, he's human, as opposed to the Apostles who just seem to have being evil something that comes from either what makes them activate the Behelit or just being Apostles.

For a list of characters Mozgus is more evil than, we have Zodd, Locus and Irvine. I dunno at this point, but maybe Grunbeld as well. Rosine and The Egg of the Perfect World are more evil than those guys, but they're still not as bad as Mozgus. Wait, aren't those all Apostles? Yes, they are. I do understand where you're going with the first part though, but the point is that the sum of those parts don't create something that deserves to stand beside Wyald and Femto as an example of pure villainy.

Also, he's drawn better and played for more reactions from the audience. Things like the Baron and the torturer on the other hand are just there and then they're dead. Besides, don't we condemn the ridiculously over-the-top people?

What of it? That doesn't make them less evil; hell, Wyald's influence on the story is practically nil beyond "let's see how atrocious we can make this guy look," but that doesn't change a damn thing. Why shouldn't people like the Baron be measured against Mozgus as far as evil goes, why should we think that Mozgus is truly on the level of the real monsters of the story?

We do condemn some of them; Wyald, Femto and Ganishka get the reactions that they deserve, but again, there are plenty of people who are just objectively worse than Mozgus. The Baron kills everyone in a town and tops it off by eating babies just for shits and giggles; he even has a speech about how the only thing that entertains him is being evil for its own sake. I've already said my piece about the torturer, but holy ****, even Wyald thinks that he's a piece of work for what he did to Griffith. They are just there while Mozgus is more than that, but this isn't a measure of influence in the story, nor is it a measure of how a character's actions are treated by the story. It's a measure of how nasty the fucker is, and Mozgus loses out to a ton of people who are **** speed bumps.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 28 March, 2011, 04:05:29 pm
You're trying to compare their evil and horror objectively. All I'm pointing out is why people react as you've noticed.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 March, 2011, 02:33:50 am
I came into this with a better reason: Because they're idiots.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 March, 2011, 04:20:43 pm
Huh, someone actually contested Mozgus' label as a complete monster on TVTropes right at the time I posted that commentary. I'm glad that I get to put that to use.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 29 March, 2011, 05:37:40 pm
Everybody loves irony.

Quote
Despite his Pet The Dog moment as for who he chose as assistant torturers, Mozgus' eagerness to torture atrociously innocent refugees just because their faith isn't good enough for his own personal tastes and without the slightest tangible proof of actual misconduct, added to the face that HE is the one responsible for the famine they suffer, puts him into this territory. And no, the fact that he does all this in the name of God does NOT count as a justification.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 March, 2011, 05:45:12 pm
Quote
In response to Ambar's issue, Mozgus actually does have altruistic qualities: Beyond his the mentioned Pet The Dog moment, he also has the safety of normal refugees in mind. As a result, it looks like he violates rule 4.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 March, 2011, 05:35:42 pm
Alright, Berserk is edging towards something questionable. I like the idea of a fantastic landscape with fantastic creatures, but I don't like the idea of Guts' party obtaining offensive magic or enchanted weaponry. That sounds like a recipe for a combat set-up based on power; it's the kind of thing that appears when heroes defeat enemies through level-grinding instead of the ingenuity that took down foes like Wyald and the Count.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 02 April, 2011, 09:17:06 am
Apparently, Sandy Fox was the dub VA for that one long-haired yandere from DRRR. I challenge anyone to imagine yandere Flonne and not laugh.

Also, apparently Joji Nakata is safe, which would be the first I've heard of that. That's great, but I'm still wondering if Miki Itou and Sanae Kobayashi are also safe.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 April, 2011, 09:34:34 pm
Found this poll on Mangafox.

Quote
View Poll Results: You are life-threatenly injured..Do you let Fran operate on you?

Yes, she could possibly make me super awesome!

This is the only option for yes, and it is incredibly stupid. I mean, some chapters that have people who are truly innocent, and yet mortally wounded or terminally ill have happy endings, so allowing the operation to proceed wouldn't be too unreasonable even with the chance of something going horribly wrong. But everyone who goes to Fran in order to unnecessarily improve themselves is subjected to a harsh and ironic fate; why would anyone want that, and why should this be affixed to the only 'yes' answer?

EDIT: Also, fuck you, I haven't quoted this in seven pages.

I'll just quote it so that I may witness its glory for a bit longer.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-1149239.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-398456.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-400563.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-401720.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-408531.png)

and now some lol

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-361369.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/qualityeva.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-416675.png)

massive arc 3 spoilers, and massive QUALITY

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-417564.png


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 April, 2011, 10:47:33 pm
To be honest, dude, it's Fran. The only time I'll have a choice as to whether she'll operate is if I'm conscious, and I'll only be conscious if I'm going there for something non-life-threatening.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 April, 2011, 12:00:18 am
But this is a choice given; Fran arriving in this situation is not a matter of circumstance, it's dependent on choice. You're right about how it would happen in actuality, since 90% of the time, Fran just arrives on the scene and takes matters into her own hands, but in this situation, it's up the voter.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 April, 2011, 02:14:17 pm
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/50087b642b1db979e13f004d98059d74.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/a9f051e28a8cdcc8399fa65837bdc857.jpg)

What once was.

Trap Juda is pretty weird, though. I'd say he looks kinda hot, but then I imagine how creepy he actually looks.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 09 April, 2011, 02:24:15 pm
Hokuto no High School


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 April, 2011, 03:20:57 pm
I'm finding myself revisiting the Umineko anime on a frequent basis just to hear Evatrice's amazing voice. I still haven't heard anything about Miki Itou for the last month, which is... very bad.

EDIT: Huh, she has credits for Freezing and Gintama, yet I've still heard nothing about her being safe. That's pretty damn odd. Oh, and speaking of Gintama...

http://myanimelist.net/topanime.php

lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 April, 2011, 09:03:59 pm
What is this blasphemy i don't even


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 April, 2011, 09:08:53 pm
Huh, I didn't even notice that Code Geass R2 is above Gurren Lagann.

Why is Code Geass R2 above Gurren Lagann?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 April, 2011, 09:12:51 pm
Huh, I didn't even notice that Code Geass R2 is above Gurren Lagann.

Why is Code Geass R2 above Gurren Lagann?
because if you're going to have one blasphemy you might as well have another


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 April, 2011, 09:18:25 pm
When you're going to hell, why not go the whole ten yards?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 April, 2011, 09:20:39 pm
Pretty much yea


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 10 April, 2011, 09:21:30 pm
Huh, I didn't even notice that Code Geass R2 is above Gurren Lagann.

Why is Code Geass R2 above Gurren Lagann?

BECAUSE ITS DEEP AND HAS PLOT TWISTS. LIKE DEATH NOTE.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 April, 2011, 09:30:44 pm
M. Night Shyamalan approves of Code Geass R2.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 11 April, 2011, 04:33:31 pm
Nobody still cares about Code Geass, those ratings must all be left over from when it was airing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 April, 2011, 05:33:46 pm
No, it was much lower a year ago. Actually, I think it was about 8.3 in 2009. Back in 2009, the first season wasn't even that high, and the only anime above Gurren Lagann were Clannad ~After Story~ and Legend of the Galactic Heroes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 12 April, 2011, 08:47:33 pm
The Qliphoth is weird.

EDIT: Oh boy, Guts versus Slan. Oh, and the Skull Knight is here to help.

EDIT: Ladies and gentlemen: SLAN (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1146-88/berserk/chapter-26.html). (NSFW)

EDIT: Heh, wow. Nice sword. (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1146-100/berserk/chapter-26.html)

EDIT: GUTS VERSUS GRUNBELD (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1146-153/berserk/chapter-26.html). I've always had a tendency to like a certain minor character from every work more than I should, and I think that Grunbeld is Berserk's example.

EDIT: BERSERKER. (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1146-188/berserk/chapter-26.html) Is this Emperor Gaiseric's armor?

EDIT: Oh my ****ing god... (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1147-18/berserk/chapter-27.html)

EDIT: Here he is... Ganishka! (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1147-91/berserk/chapter-27.html)

EDIT: http://www.mangareader.net/96-1147-125/berserk/chapter-27.html

Ganishka strikes me as being like a comic book villain. In fact, I have heard comparisons between him and Darkseid. This is not a bad thing; Ganishka is a horrible beast, but it makes him into a villain of epic proportions. I expect to like him in a shock and awe kind of way; he's a cruel, heartless monster, but his villainy is on such a scale that it's hard not to be impressed by what he brings into play.

EDIT: Done for now, at 252 chapters out of 319. I plan on getting up to date by Saturday, in celebration of the one-year anniversary since I caught up with Claymore. I think it's fitting.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 14 April, 2011, 03:22:57 am
Legend of Koizumi 41

Finally, we're getting chapters that are actually in sequence. Anyway, stay strong, ASIMO!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2011, 03:31:45 am
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1150-88/berserk/chapter-30.html

Holy ****, Isidro has gotten pretty tone.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1150-116/berserk/chapter-30.html

...and Emperor Ganishka knows how to put on a show. He may be hideous and stereotypical, but he's a pretty damn awesome villain.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1150-118/berserk/chapter-30.html

The Kushan war is interesting. It's something that has been ingrained in Berserk's canon as the world conflict, yet it has never been something that involved Guts and his party. Guts has been involved in minor skirmishes, such as the beginning and end of the Birth Ceremony arc, but they served as random occurrences with little relevance from Guts' perspective; just another day in the life, as it were. However, even with this, it's still made very apparent that this war and genocide is going on; even as Guts fights Rosine and Mozgus, even as he defends a town from Trolls and even as he stops at Vritannis on his journey to Elfheim, this is still made out to be a relevant world issue. I have to admit that Berserk did a better job with the Kushan war than it did with reminding us that Godhand is still relevant. After 150 chapters in this new world, with the Kushan empire flexing its military muscle, I'm really curious of what the world will be like once Ganishka is defeated. As of the point where I am, Ganishka is the most influential figure in the world, moreso than even Griffith; when Griffith's forces triumph over him, what will become of the world of Berserk?

Then again, I could always rely on what is already certain: everything will become even worse.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 April, 2011, 03:40:36 am
Then again, I could always rely on what is already certain: everything will become even worse.
Guts loses another arm.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2011, 03:47:38 am
Or maybe he'll lose another eye and learn how to use his gigantic sword with one hand and a cane with the other.

No, wait! He'll lose a leg and grow up to be just like Gambino!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 April, 2011, 03:48:36 am
Or maybe he'll get his dick chopped off and nothing will actually change


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2011, 03:50:06 am
He'll angst about the fact that he can't have sex with Casca and activate his Beherit.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 April, 2011, 03:52:07 am
Forget the Behelit the Berserker's armor will just grow a big metal one whenever he uses it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2011, 03:53:50 am
While he mounts and rapes Casca during a fit of insanity.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 April, 2011, 03:54:12 am
And then Behelit.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2011, 03:55:06 am
He'll resign himself to his failure and end up becoming Griffith's lackey again.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 April, 2011, 03:57:22 am
And then everything ended horribly ever after.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2011, 03:59:19 am
The final scene of Berserk will involve Griffith **** Guts. That's right, Guts will be so pathetic that he ends up taking it, not Griffith.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 April, 2011, 07:53:46 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c042/11.html

Your sacrifice has not been forgotten, Pope Benedict XVI!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c043/1.html

dun dun duuuuuuun

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c043/8.html

More Hitler manly tears. I have to say, this is probably the only work I have seen that isn't satirical, biased or intended to offend that has Hitler as a major player with characterization and that doesn't depict him as unrelentingly evil. As ridiculous as the manga is, it's also incredibly tactful.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c043/11.html

OH ****

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c043/14.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c043/15.html

nonheroic sacrifice

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c043/19.html

oh ****

Two more chapters left until the entire manga has been scanlated.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 17 April, 2011, 08:26:06 pm
How come Moe (Moh-ayy) is your fetish?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 April, 2011, 01:45:42 am
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1151-162/berserk/chapter-31.html

Could Guts get anymore badass?

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1151-166/berserk/chapter-31.html

HELL. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-12/berserk/chapter-32.html

Oh god, this is the most awesome thing to happen since the Eclipse. Guts and Zodd, the two biggest badasses in Berserk, teaming up to fight Ganishka's incredibly powerful avatar. Holy ****.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 April, 2011, 01:47:49 am
3...2...1...

*Predicts which page will be showing up soon*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 April, 2011, 01:54:02 am
You probably guessed right. The next page after that was also obvious.

Zodd is so awesome. He should appear more often.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-45/berserk/chapter-32.html

I think that the greatest mystery of Berserk is how Silat has managed to survive this long.

- He attacked the Band of the Hawk prior to Griffith's rescue, and managed to slip off before Guts got around to killing him.
- He arrived at the Tower of Conviction during a three-way match between his forces, Guts and his company and Zodd.
- He was right on ground zero for the rebirth of the Band of the Hawk, featuring Locus, Irvine, Grunbeld and Zodd massacring the Kushan forces stationed in that area.
- He was discovered spying on Ganishka's process of creating demon soldiers while chasing after Rakshas.

This guy is pretty damn weak by Berserk's standards. How has he lived this long?

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-60/berserk/chapter-32.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-61/berserk/chapter-32.html

Irvine has opened up the battle between the main Kushan army and Griffith's force. I mean, just look at that accuracy.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-74/berserk/chapter-32.html

Here's our main villain! Leading the charge against Ganishka's army.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-78/berserk/chapter-32.html

Oh man, watching Locus kill things is always amusing.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-94/berserk/chapter-32.html

FINAL BATTLE BETWEEN GANISHKA AND GRIFFITH

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-155/berserk/chapter-32.html

In retrospect, this makes Ganishka's defiance of Griffith's will look rather impressive. Pretty much everyone is willing to make Griffith into a divine figure; his charismatic aura from his time as a human has returned with his rebirth and has essentially has been multiplied by the power of itself. At this point, he attracts followers with more effectiveness than how a carrion attracts hornets and maggots. Even the ****ing pope has become deluded by Griffith's divine essence and has now sided with him. With that said, I think that, by this point, I'm now cheering for Ganishka instead of Griffith, even though both of them are evil incarnate.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-166/berserk/chapter-32.html

AZAN

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1152-174/berserk/chapter-32.html

Farnese has come a long way since the days when she was that creepy girl masturbating to the mental image of a man burning.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1153-19/berserk/chapter-33.html

We have reached the point where Guts' face is now more messed up than Ganishka's. Look at him; covered in scars and burns and perennially entombed in bandages. Even then, he's perfectly willing to do even more. Guts is the best protagonist ever, hands down.

This site is missing 8-9 chapters, so I'll stop here. I don't have the time or patience to search for more, so I'll wait until tonight to do that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 April, 2011, 04:53:55 am
Every panel where Locus kills things like that, all I can think is "THAT'S NOT HOW LANCES **** WORK! ESPECIALLY NOT LANCES THAT GODDAMN LONG AND THIN!" It's absolutely maddening.

Also, burn scars can be pretty messy, man.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 April, 2011, 02:25:54 pm
Let's just call that Apostle magic. Still, Locus' human shishkebobs are pretty ****ing lulzy anyway.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 April, 2011, 02:38:14 am
All of the chapters for Legend of Koizumi have been scanlated. Time to finish this.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c044/6.html

THORHITLER

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c044/15.html

Hahahaha... Oh god, Hitler is so hammy.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c045/4.html

ASIMO IS BACK

Oh god, even robots are incredibly badass in Legend of Koizumi.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c045/6.html

FEAR THE POWER OF THE HONDA!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c045/14.html

MAHJONG BALL Z

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c045/21.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c045/22.html

Even Hitler quakes in fear before Koizumi badassery. I mean, holy ****, I didn't think it was possible for any character in this to become more badass than Papa Bush, but... Koizumi has done just that.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c046/6.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c046/7.html

ASIMO is also around that level of badassery.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c046/14.html

Super Aryan 3: Hitler's hair becomes a swastika.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c047/2.html

Uh oh...

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c047/5.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c047/8.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c047/9.html

Keep going, Koizumi!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c047/18.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c047/19.html

KOIZUMI!

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c049/5.html

Hitler has been condemned to a fate worse than death; he gets to fight Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin for the rest of eternity.

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c049/12.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v06/c049/14.html

KOIZUUMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!

Legend of Koizumi has been completed. I enjoyed reading the body of it, but I was kinda of iffy on that. However, the ending was pure and unmitigated awesomeness. There's a bit of a sequel hook, so I'm hoping that we get a sequel entitled something like "The Legend of Bush."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 April, 2011, 04:34:21 am
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=91086

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

EDIT: If you like Lucky Star, then you might like School Days!

Alright, it's a troll recommendation and it doesn't quite beat Lucky Star/Ninja Scroll, but still.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 April, 2011, 12:00:52 pm
Welp, I get to be tethered to MangaShare and it's incredibly clunky format for the next 160 pages of Berserk, since every other site that has Berserk managed to be even worse. I think that it took me an hour to read chapter 4 (115 pages gogogo) just because this site is incredibly slow.

EDIT: Griffith has quite the capacity to attract people with significantly more virtue than himself. Everyone key character in the Band of the Hawk with the possible exception of Rakshas (who isn't really much of a member as much as a tagalong and does seem appalled by the state of affairs with the Kushan) is pretty decent by Berserk's standards.

EDIT: Even when she's sad, Sonia is just too cute. (http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-291/page019.html)

EDIT: I find it hard to avoid cheering for allies of the Hawk. While Griffith as Femto is a complete monster extraordinaire, his deluded followers are so virtuous and try so hard that I can't help but want to see them journey safely. Of course, they're clinging onto the bootstraps of an evil deity whose entire existence revolves around ambition and possession.

EDIT: Hah. Even Silat gets his moment. Well said. (http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-294/page016.html)

EDIT:

http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-295/page005.html
http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-295/page012.html
http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-295/page020.html

...woah.

EDIT: Holy shit is the only word for this. (http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-296/page011.html) This thing is so massive that it crushes entire battalions with each step. (http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-296/page016.html)

Huh, this reminds me of something.

...

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090212170961/digimon/images/9/9a/ADR-07_t.jpg)

...

Oh god. Oh god. My worst nightmares from my childhood have followed me into adulthood.

EDIT:

http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-297/page007.html
http://read.mangashare.com/Berserk/chapter-297/page009.html

Just... god damn.

EDIT: http://www.mangareader.net/96-1154-15/berserk/chapter-298.html

Anyone remember Zondark? What happened to him was the first creepy moment of Berserk. He looks serene in comparison to each of these individual beasts, but at this point, they don't look like anything. There is nothing intimidating or grotesque about these creatures, because at this moment, they're fighting Shiva.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1155-7/berserk/chapter-299.html

Grunbeld looked mighty badass when he went into Apostle form as well, but he's like gnat at this moment

EDIT: Oh god, this is so badass. Apostle and human soldiers working together. Heh.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1158-9/berserk/chapter-302.html

This is what is required.

EDIT: Ganishka is dead. His last moments were spent on an introspective look on his past. His transformation into Shiva basically destroyed his mind and sense of self, so I guess that this turns into a bit of a bookend by gaining his sense of self shortly before dying to Femto. The fact that he looked like ADR-07 made me think of more Digimon references, and Shiva reminds me of VenomMyotismon. Incredible power at the cost of the mental capacities to use it properly; however, it's still an incredible spectacle, so I wouldn't deride Shiva's role by making that comparison. With his death, we now have...

FEMTO VERSUS THE SKULL KNIGHT (http://www.mangareader.net/96-1159-15/berserk/chapter-303.html)

EDIT:

http://www.mangareader.net/96-1160-10/berserk/chapter-304.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1161-8/berserk/chapter-305.html
http://www.mangareader.net/96-1161-14/berserk/chapter-305.html

The world has merged with the realm of fantasy and magic. Congrats, everyone; here's your new world. Here's your new hell.

http://www.mangareader.net/96-34049-4/berserk/chapter-307.html

...and Shiva has become the great tree of the world. Shiva is indeed a fitting name: the god that destroyed the old word and created the new one. Of course, our God was created by evil, as so was this new world. I guess that Ganishka really was the most important man of the old world.

END OF THE MILLENNIUM FALCON ARC

BEGINNING OF THE FANTASIA ARC


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 April, 2011, 02:23:19 pm
Captain Schierke! (http://www.mangareader.net/96-35671-10/berserk/chapter-308.html)

First battle of the new world: Guts and crew vs Zombie Captain Sharkrider (http://www.mangareader.net/96-36742-6/berserk/chapter-309.html). Oh god, that is hilarious, I love this guy. He's like the new Adon. Oh, and he also has kraken monsters with him. He really is like Adon.

EDIT: Aww yeah, Guts is ready for battle! (http://www.mangareader.net/96-36742-19/berserk/chapter-309.html)

EDIT: From the looks of things, the first boss of Fantasia is going to be Dagon. The party has arrived at Innsmouth, after all.

EDIT: Arthur mode! (http://www.mangareader.net/96-47627-19/berserk/chapter-312.html)

EDIT: Of course, H.P. Lovecraft didn't count on the protagonist of this story being Guts (http://www.mangareader.net/96-54572-15/berserk/chapter-313.html).

Also, round 2 with Sharkrider. Except his boat is on land now. Oh, and it bleeds. ...I miss Adon.

EDIT: BOSS BATTLE WITH DAGON (http://www.mangareader.net/berserk/319/8). Oh, and Captain Adonrider. Again.

I am now completely caught up with Berserk. 335 chapters; three times as many as Claymore.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 21 April, 2011, 06:13:53 pm
And a new Claymore chapter where something actually happens too.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 April, 2011, 01:49:34 am
Claymore 114:

This is actually kinda exciting, but it makes me sort of curious about something. It's time to return to the passing exposition on the entire international lore, the conditions of the mainland and this conflict that influenced the creation of Youma soldiers. If the Organization is about to be wiped out now, what will forge the link between the current plot and that plot? We're not exactly done with this setting; we still have the Destroyer versus Priscilla to witness before this could happen, and it seems that this is going to be delayed until after the Organization is gone. So, are we going to have a weaker transition to the mainland, or is it essentially a red herring in the costume of world building? Or perhaps it will happen at the very moment that the Organization goes down and the team will say: "Oh, we can't leave Clare behind!"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 April, 2011, 12:40:12 pm
Obviously after the Destroyer has gone quiescent they pack it up and take it to the mainland for the war where all the Claymores and Priscilla follow.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 April, 2011, 02:01:38 pm
What stake do they have in the mainland, though? This party isn't comprised of people who are going to waltz over to the mainland without a good reason, or without encouragement. The thing about the Organization is that they serve as the only reasonable link to the mainland; if they get erased without something happening to encourage the party to move out eventually, there is no plausible reason to move over there.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 April, 2011, 02:08:22 pm
What stake do they have in the mainland, though? This party isn't comprised of people who are going to waltz over to the mainland without a good reason, or without encouragement. The thing about the Organization is that they serve as the only reasonable link to the mainland; if they get erased without something happening to encourage the party to move out eventually, there is no plausible reason to move over there.
They're going to the mainland because they're going after the Destroyer/Clare and Priscilla, ofc.

Perhaps I should have been more clear. The remnants of The Organization will steal the Destroyer/Clare and everybody else will follow them to the mainland.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 April, 2011, 02:09:52 pm
I highly doubt that will happen. >_>


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 April, 2011, 02:15:47 pm
I highly doubt that will happen. >_>
You also doubted Miria would survive.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 April, 2011, 03:07:40 pm
I got the feeling from the dialogue in chapter 108 and the fact that the means of Miria's fake death in 107 didn't seem to affect her that she was actually intended to be killed, but Yagi pulled her out of the fire when he realized that it was a mistake. Still, perhaps I'm still in the process of overestimating Yagi's capacity to write.

Also, this chapter marks the 12th since I caught up with Claymore. Time to celebrate a year of failure.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 23 April, 2011, 02:28:52 am
BERSERK CHARACTER TIERS

Guts Tier (10/10)
Guts
Nosferatu Zodd

High Tier (8-9/10)
The Skull Knight
Grunbeld
Mozgus
Judeau

Upper-Mid Tier (7/10)
Slan
Ganishka
Azan
Serpico
Wyald
Farnese
Luca
Griffith (pre-Femto)
Sonia
Schierke

Lower-Mid Tier (6/10)
Pippin
Locus
Irvine
Rosine
Adon
Sharkrider
Magnifico

"Don't Really Care About You" Tier (4-5/10)
Roderick
Corkus
Isidro
Evarella
The Egg of the Perfect World
Puck
Charlotte
Casca
Every Godhand not listed

Hate (1-3/10)
Griffith/Femto

Nina Tier (Why the fuck are you still alive/10)
Nina


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 April, 2011, 03:21:30 pm
Astral Guts looks so damn badass.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2011, 09:14:12 am
Ew, Madoka is now above Gurren Lagann.

ps now watching madoka

EDIT: I've always had a thing for spoiling everything for myself before playing a game or watching animu, but this is one of the first times it has actually made the product worse for me. I just want these first two episodes to **** end; I didn't come here to watch this.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 25 April, 2011, 09:19:31 am
About damn time.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2011, 09:23:24 am
Even when the writer is from NitroPLUS, this is still very Shaft.

btw i should be in class but im sick so go me

EDIT: I love how Madoka is best friends with 410. It's a shame that Mami has the gun theme. Also, all of Madoka's dolls look like Kyubey.

EDIT: Summary of a witch's maze: anime magical girls enter the world of Angela Anaconda.

EDIT: God ****ing damn it, Sayaka. Shut your ****ing mouth.

EDIT: Everyone keeps whining about the soul gem thing when it seems perfectly reasonable from the position of fighting witches; I have no hatred for Kyubey based solely on that. Of course, the entire "Magical girls become witches" thing leads to irrevocable damnation, but still, people whine about Kyubey too much. He's not that cruel of a villain (he has gigantic walls on the complete monster page and Madoka YMMV pages); I wouldn't put him anywhere near people like Eva-Beatrice, Femto or Luca Blight.

Ah, popular things attract the stupidest people.

EDIT: Patricia is the lamest witch yet. She summons dolls that all give panty shots, she is surrounded by a web of clotheslines with serafuku on them and she dies when Homura tosses a grenade up her skirt.

EDIT: Even in alternative time lines, Sayaka is a total ****. I didn't think that she could be more annoying than 410.

EDIT: Walpurgisnacht is a clown girl? That's kinda disappointing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2011, 04:13:01 pm
Madoka is complete, making this the fourth anime I've finished since the start of summer 2010. This is also the first I had started since the Umineko anime from last October. Go me!

So yeah, Kyubey really isn't that evil. I wouldn't even call him a complete monster. He's also the best character in this show, so **** everyone who disagrees.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 25 April, 2011, 04:32:00 pm
YEAH, I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW NOT EVIL KYUBEY WAS. HE ONLY DID LIKE ONE REALLY BASTARDISH THING.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2011, 04:38:02 pm
YEAH, I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW NOT EVIL KYUBEY WAS. HE ONLY DID LIKE ONE REALLY BASTARDISH THING.

Would that be the part where he has Sayaka feel real pain in order to demonstrate how being a Puella Magi works?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 25 April, 2011, 04:41:33 pm
ACTUALLY I WAS THINKING OF A PART WHERE HE JUST STRAIGHT UP LIED TO SOMEBODY ABOUT SOMETHING (I FORGET WHAT PART), CAUSING THEM TO DIE. BUT THE PART YOU SAID WAS BASTARDISH TOO, NOW THAT I THINK OF IT.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2011, 04:44:51 pm
When he refused to warn Kyouko, when she decided to take on Sayaka's witch form, that Sayaka couldn't be returned to normal?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 25 April, 2011, 04:46:04 pm
I THINK THAT WAS IT


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 25 April, 2011, 04:53:36 pm
COOBIE LIED, COCOA DIED


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2011, 04:57:18 pm
coobie is so meen

EDIT: Huh, I just noticed that I forgot to put Judeau in my Berserk character tiers. Well, I'll change that!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 25 April, 2011, 05:52:33 pm
You finished already? That was pretty fast.

Fast as in, one day I mean.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 25 April, 2011, 05:53:01 pm
12-episode anime.

6 hours.

Maniac.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 25 April, 2011, 08:42:42 pm
cramming meguca is suffering


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 April, 2011, 02:21:31 pm
Franken Fran 49

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v06/c049/2.html

what

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v06/c049/8.html
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v06/c049/10.html

So yeah, Gavrill is the best character in Franken Fran. This is not up for debate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 April, 2011, 03:20:27 pm
Okay, that is just **** perfect.

**** Gavrill, the social darwinist


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 April, 2011, 03:27:52 pm
****ing Gavrill

Mmm...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 April, 2011, 03:42:14 pm
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v06/c049/14.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 26 April, 2011, 05:52:08 pm
considering how many male henchmen gavrill has, it shouldn't be something new to her


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 April, 2011, 07:19:55 pm
But it's still so damn Gavrill

So damn funny


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2011, 04:17:11 pm
Watched MD Geist. This actually isn't that bad, though I credit that somewhat to how unintentionally hilarious it is. MOSUTO DEINAJARISU


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 29 April, 2011, 04:27:35 pm
There are so many things you could watch, and you watch one of the lowest rated things on everything.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2011, 04:28:52 pm
I got more enjoyment out of it than Madoka up there. Bad things that aren't unrelentingly terrible (see: Cosprayers) are fun to watch. I plan on watching the sequel as well.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 29 April, 2011, 04:33:13 pm
Needs some Musashi Gundoh


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2011, 04:35:07 pm
Musashi Gundoh isn't 47 minutes long.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 29 April, 2011, 04:38:09 pm
Cosprayers
That reminds me, I still need to watch this at some point.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2011, 04:39:38 pm
Just don't. It's really that bad. If MD Geist looks like Legend of the Galactic Heroes when compared to another anime, you know it's bad.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 29 April, 2011, 04:40:14 pm
That's why I must.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 29 April, 2011, 04:44:18 pm
I watched like 10 minutes of Cosprayers. It was, uh


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2011, 04:47:29 pm
It's the best part of the entire anime. It's the most consistent it ever gets; it's incredibly insipid, generic and bad, but it's not horrible just yet. Everything after the first few episodes crosses the border into the no-fly zone.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 29 April, 2011, 04:49:01 pm
Is it unintentionally funny? I love **** like that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2011, 04:52:10 pm
Some of the monster of the day designs are laughable, but those all but disappear after a few episodes in favor of a plot that is just so terrible and incoherent that it ceases to be ironically funny. You might like this part, though: A midboss is fought and killed in a tennis game or something. By large, it's not funny, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 29 April, 2011, 04:55:14 pm
Huh. So apparently it they're half the length of a normal episode, and they only made 8, which would be less than Masters of Martial Hearts (which had the last ten minutes packed with so much plot it had to be seen to be believed).


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2011, 04:59:56 pm
That's why I watched it; it's two hours long, so I thought that no matter how bad it was, it wouldn't matter.

I was wrong.

EDIT: no more MD Geist II


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 April, 2011, 07:27:51 pm
Finished MD Geist II: Death Force. Wow, this is absolutely horrible. I mean, I was still laughing, but MD Geist actually had some redeeming features. This suffers from an even worse dub than the first OVA, filled with violations of show, don't tell at every turn and the same awful voice acting from 10 years earlier. MD Geist actually had some decent combat scenes and music since the director's forte was 80's style giant mecha anime, and this doesn't have anything. This has some of the lamest twists, transitions and surprises ever. This is just an insipid and retarded trainwreck that manages to make its predecessor look like a professional work.

Still better than Cosprayers, though. I mean, I was laughing.

MD Geist character tiers:

Geist tier (hahaohwow/10)
DEINAJARISU! MOSUTO DEINAJARISU!

Vaiya tier (lol/10)
Everyone else
Vaiya

EDIT: Actually, I need to post this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxHgVBpKNEo

This is easily the best part of MD Geist. This music is badass; it actually made the final battle pretty damn cool.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 May, 2011, 12:20:34 pm
Finished the Angel Densetsu OVA. There was never an official DVD release, so the quality was ugly as sin. It also was never subbed by a translation group; I found a sub made by one person, but he admitted that he wasn't all that good at subbing, so while they're accurate in a general sense, they are still of questionable quality.

Anyway, for an anime made in 1996, this is ugly as sin. Aside from animation, this actually looks worse than Death Force, even though they came out in the same year. Of course, you automatically expect that when you've read the actual manga, which was ugly as all hell near the beginning. Anyway, the manga really dragged on with its series of idiocy-induced plots, so a one-off OVA is a pretty decent idea. It catches the point of Angel Densetsu without being frustratingly boring and repetitive like the manga. With that said, more releases were planned; there's a sequel hook related to further chapters (the first teacher hired to deal with Kitano and Ryoko, the latter of whom is actually in the OP despite doing nothing), but nothing actually came of it, and it has been 15 years since this OVA was released, and 11 years since the manga ended. The subs actually explicitly recommended to read the manga at the the end of the second episode. The OVA really should have been released with the mere intention of solely encompassing its contents; again, a bite-sized piece of Angel Densetsu is pretty good idea, and they wouldn't have needed to make the ending awkward. I guess they expected to do more with this, but considering it's completely unknown by this point, hindsight reveals that they should have had different plans.


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 May, 2011, 04:31:22 pm
I always thought that the idiocy was the best part of Angel Densetsu. It makes all the characters so damn funny.


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 May, 2011, 05:41:05 pm
At a point, it gets frustrating. Every single interaction between Kuroda and anyone else is an example in tedium.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 May, 2011, 05:43:52 pm
Fortunately, he gets less and less screen time as it goes on.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 May, 2011, 05:45:40 pm
Honestly, this manga would have made Kuroda more likable if it gave him more opportunities to be useful or successful. I can remember Triangle Formation Alpha, and nothing else.


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 09 May, 2011, 02:41:29 pm
Franken Fran 50: Old people are evil.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 09 May, 2011, 04:45:46 pm
Well that goes without saying.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 May, 2011, 02:17:12 pm
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/buried-treasure/2008-10-02/buried-garbage-m.d-geist


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 May, 2011, 10:34:02 pm
Berserk 320 (336 - I am not going to forget how much effort was put into reading those long-ass introductory chapters, I mean, a 115-page chapter? That's more than 6 times the size of this one.):

I heard that it took 5-6 months for 319 to be released, so given that the release of this chapter is consistent, I guess that this marks the end of Berserk's hiatus. For however long that lasts, at least. Oh yeah, and Captain Adonrider has been given a glimmer of hope. Obviously, it's not going to last because he's Adonrider.


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 May, 2011, 01:26:05 pm
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SurprisinglyImprovedSequel

Quote
MDGeist was a mediocre OVA from the eighties given popularity in North America due to a widespread advertisement campaign by those who licensed it. This popularity managed to sway the director of the OVA to make a sequel after ten years; those ten years of experience are very evident.

Just who is this person who keeps saying that Death Force is better than the first OVA? The consensus is that Death Force actually managed to be worse than the previous OVA for a whole bunch of reasons. MD Geist was a below-mediocre piece of crap, but it was so mindless that if you were to unplug your brain and stop evaluating the quality, you could derive some pleasure from watching it. It was basically just a chimeric cross of "cool" concepts, creating something that was, albeit reminiscent of Fist of the North Star's down's syndrome-afflicted cousin, somewhat capable of showing the qualities of the fragments used to compile it. But most of all, all of those fragments created something that feeds snarkers; it is incredibly easy to like just because it's so completely and utterly stupid. Death Force actually tries to form a canon, takes itself incredibly seriously and meanders along with its piss-poor story. It essentially tried to be more intelligent as a concept, but the team that made it clearly had no clue how to even do that, so it ends up being equally as idiotic and devoid of what little charm came from MD Geist's brainless plot.

Oh hey, I wrote a dissertation on terrible OVAs, hahahahahawhoops


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 May, 2011, 01:52:52 pm
Having actually checked out what MD Geist even is now, it looks pretty much like almost any other overly gratuitous late 80's-early 90's OVA that were so common at the time. Before looking it up I assumed it was about a ghost doctor or something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 May, 2011, 05:28:57 pm
That would automatically make it a hell of a lot more unique. It really is just a generic piece of ****; I assumed that you checked the above link and read up on its history in North America?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 15 May, 2011, 05:41:31 pm
Yeah. I don't really know why you would want that to be the face of you company, but I guess you could do worse.

Hey, those guys also released Zeorymer and Iczer amongst other exceptionally shitty 80's OVAs.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 15 May, 2011, 10:19:46 pm
So. New Berserk.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 May, 2011, 12:53:40 am
What, already?

Berserk 321:

So THAT'S why Adonrider and his crew never had a shot below their waist! Speaking of that nickname, it's becoming more appropriate; Adon was a scaled down villain for Casca to dominate, and it looks like Monster!Sharkrider is the same thing for Isidro. That said, Isidro taking on a villain is so much more awesome than Casca fighting some retard.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 May, 2011, 01:39:50 pm
What, already?

Berserk 321:

So THAT'S why Adonrider and his crew never had a shot below their waist! Speaking of that nickname, it's becoming more appropriate; Adon was a scaled down villain for Casca to dominate, and it looks like Monster!Sharkrider is the same thing for Isidro. That said, Isidro taking on a villain is so much more awesome than Casca fighting some retard.
Gotta agree with you there.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 May, 2011, 04:09:38 pm
Searching for something to watch. I want to find a DD source for Digimon Adventure 02, but I haven't yet. However, I found a source for Kashimashi, and the concept of wasting my time on that amuses me.

Also found Kore wa Zombie Desu ka, which vaguely sounds like an amusing waste of time once I have more time on my hands.

EDIT: Hahahaha, I found Mushrambo in this mess. That might be nostalgic; yay, subs for bad anime that I watched when I was too young and stupid to care. >_>

Queen's Blade and Rizelmine are also here. Jesus Christ, why is there so much bad anime on this site?

EDIT: Oh, and to top it off, Happiness! is also here. 3 years later, I have yet to finish that, even though I only have 4 episodes left. I'll do that now so that I can bury this garbage for the rest of all eternity.


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 May, 2011, 09:02:22 pm
It takes only episode to remind me of how Ibuki is simply one of the worst characters in all of existence. Happiness! was pretty fucking mediocre until she appeared, and now it's awful. I mean, I planned on making a contest for the worst character in all of anime just so that I could run Ibuki all the way through it. Jesus fucking Christ, just... shut up and fucking die, you cunt.

EDIT: The seiyuu for Ibuki played a character from an eroge adaptation called ****! ****! ****!. Ok, that made my night.

EDIT: "Stop trying to kill each other!" *produces a powerful magical explosion that looks pretty damn lethal*

EDIT: *Almost kills little sister* "This is just as bad as that time I tore up the paaaaaaarrrk!"

EDIT: Ibuki's older sister(?) was actually pretty reasonable. Ibuki is pretty resolute in obtaining the item that her older sister gave her life to seal. Just... wow. You really are a terrible character.

EDIT: Jun is watching after Yuuma. OTP

EDIT: "Me and my sister made a promise that once I become the family head, I'll get the family treasure! Oh, and then she died in order to seal it when everybody learned that it's incredibly dangerous. But hey, the seal has a tear, let's go get it!"

EDIT: Saya has gone from 'vaguely reasonable, yet spineless' to 'as staggeringly retarded as her older brother' at the drop of a hat.

EDIT: Ibuki uses the treasure to revive her older sister, who, once again, sacrificed herself to seal the treasure. Naturally, she summons the demons that said older sister died to seal. She is genuinely surprised that this happened. I think that I might have just found a character who is worse than Shion Uzuki. I'd be astounded if it wasn't so retarded.

EDIT: Our harem lead is the chosen one. What are the odds?


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 May, 2011, 11:10:37 pm
Happiness has finally been finished.

Here's some history on my experience with Happiness! that I've never mentioned: I think it was originally subbed rather quickly after its release in 2006, but only the first five or six episodes had been completed. I first watched this in 2008; this was the first anime I had watched with an internet connection was not dial-up (dial-up caused me to wait 4 hours to watch anything, which usually elapsed while I was at school or asleep; my dial-up ISP cut the connection after exactly four hours, so if I was watching a full video, I would actually always miss the last 3-4 minutes), so I had a very positive first impression because I was so excited about the idea of watching something in real time. I noticed that I could not find the last six episodes of Happiness, so I stopped caring about it after a while. Later in the year, I read that the last episodes had finally been subbed, and that they were fucking terrible. The source went on to make a caustic statement that there was a good reason why the second half of this was never subbed.

It was completely and utterly correct.

EDIT: Fortunately, Happiness saves the best for last, and the best would be the one-off OVA. It pretty much is consistently amusing for one major reason: Jun Watarase. Even if it's an OVA, it's easily the zenith of quality for the series and in general is pretty decent. While I'm at it, Happiness was knee-deep in mediocrity when it started, which is much more preferable to how it ended; suffice to say, it did have some good characters outside of the blindingly obvious choice of Jun. Koyuki deserves special mention; she's a genuinely fun character who just doesn't succeed at drowning out the fail of every other pointless character. Hachi is a pretty generic character in the mold of the protagonist's best friend, but he serves a complimentary role for other characters and his interactions with Jun and Saya's brother are fairly entertaining.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/snapshot20110519214533.jpg)

In the end, though, just about nobody beats out Jun; he's not interesting in the least, but he's a whole lot of fun and pretty much the best source of humor in the series, as this OVA would attest. I guess that this is a happy note to end my long and very unpleasant history with this terrible anime that gave me bad memories of Cosprayers; it does sort of put a smile to my face that this horrible story could end with a fun and above-average OVA right before it is buried forever.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 21 May, 2011, 01:28:51 am
Wait, Maniac liked something? Something that wasn't a loli or obscure heavy metal?

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldwcunG3SZ1qa29k4.gif)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 May, 2011, 10:45:15 am
Oh yeah, because I hated Berserk with a passion.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 21 May, 2011, 02:44:10 pm
Berserk and obscure heavy metal might go pretty well together


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 May, 2011, 02:44:53 pm
Now finishing Genshiken 2.

Kuchiki is the creepiest thing ever. I mean, Madarame was hilarious and kinda awesome in an ironic way. Kuchiki is a freak.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 21 May, 2011, 02:49:25 pm
I hardly remember who that is. The only characters that matter are Madarame and Kousaka.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 May, 2011, 02:55:09 pm
The weird guy in the second season, with a nonstandard design. He would be like Madarame if Madarame had even less tact.

Don't you mean Kasukabe instead of Kousaka? Kasukabe was the ostensible main character of the first season, after all. Hell, in spite of being her boyfriend, Kousaka is just worthless background filler like Kugayama, that one fat dude.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 21 May, 2011, 03:01:33 pm
I didn't even think of Kasukabe but yeah, that's pretty much right.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 21 May, 2011, 03:08:55 pm
The main reason why I'll never say Genshiken is anything close to being above average is that it's so down-to-earth, yet has nothing to compensate for it. Very few of the characters have any scenes focusing on them whatsoever or anything bearing any semblance to characterization. It has one or two interesting characters and everybody else is background filler without any importance. It's so insubstantial, but lacks anything to supplement it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 May, 2011, 12:38:24 pm
Maniac wants a Genshiken of his very own~


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2011, 03:41:07 pm
AMERICANS IN ANIME: Angela is just eww. Her facial characteristics barely register as human. Her pronunciation of English is pretty decent, but her cadence is off and she has a thick accent. Her characterization is completely laced with xenophobia. She has several shots that focus on her bouncing, deformed breasts. She is a total slut. She is fucking gross. Sue is pretty cute, though; she also has a unique facial structure, but it looks less like a monkey and more like a creepy loli. All of her lines are quotes or references and she has no value on personal property, but she's seems to be slightly less of a virulent stereotype than Angela. She's also apparently been promoted the role of recurring character for the revival of the manga, so if that gets an anime adaptation, we'll see more of her.

EDIT: "This page is awesome. Real hardcore."

Angela is disgusting, but I think that I love Sue. Her creepy face is so cute.

EDIT: Genshiken 2 is done. It's funny how I watched half of Genshiken, let it hang around for a year and a half, finished it and proceeded to do the exact same thing with Genshiken 2. Anyway, Genshiken 2 is slightly better than the previous season, but only because it has less problems instead of more qualities. It's less iffy on characterization, it's less iffy on interesting plot points, etc. In general, it's not really good yet, but it's certainly not bad. It's just another entry in a list of anime I've watched consecutively that have never entered "good" territory.

Ratings for recently complete anime:

Puella Magi Madoka Magica - 6
MD Geist - 4
MD Geist: Death Force - 2
Angel Densetsu - 6
Happiness! - 2
Happiness! OVA - 6
Genshiken 2 - 6

Add the Umineko anime to the list and we have a decent list of entries that have not entered 7+ territory. I need better animu.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 27 May, 2011, 08:21:57 pm
(http://www.thatanimeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/genshikenmain10.jpg)

I could only wish that real American weeaboos are more Sue and less Angela.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 May, 2011, 08:24:26 pm
That...face...*Mind breaks from lack of basic proportion*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2011, 10:01:49 pm
Sue is so awesome; she is probably the second best character in Genshiken behind Madarame. It's a shame that she's only in two episodes of Genshiken 2, but at least she's now a "major" character in the manga. It just a shame that everything she does is followed up by Ohno giving her lessons over what isn't socially acceptable in Japan via horrible, broken Engrish.

I think it's worth nothing that Sue is voiced by Yuko Goto, aka Kate from Sketchbook. It's a shame that she doesn't have Yuko's traditional weird lilt, because that worked very well for Kate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 May, 2011, 10:11:10 pm
I'm sorry, but I can't look at that picture without my eyes breaking. That utter lack of proportion just...****


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 27 May, 2011, 10:14:35 pm
spoilers it was an intentional artistic choice


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Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 May, 2011, 10:17:16 pm
Doesn't mean I'm going to change my mind about it being incredibly ugly.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 27 May, 2011, 10:19:49 pm
I think you meant incredibly kawaii.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 May, 2011, 10:20:27 pm
I like because it's so intentional and creepy.


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 May, 2011, 02:40:16 am
http://www.mangareader.net/ito-junjis-cat-diary

Lulz. Oh sweet Jestus the lulz.

Well, that was an amusing 20 minutes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 June, 2011, 01:30:06 pm
Time to kick off the summer with a 52 episode anime, and a very strange choice coming from me: Armored Trooper Votoms.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 June, 2011, 01:33:17 pm
Time to kick off the summer with a 52 episode anime, and a very strange choice coming from me: Armored Trooper Votoms.
Indeed. Maybe you're turning into Arnaham.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 June, 2011, 01:35:15 pm
This isn't on Ahriman's MAL, so I don't think that even he has watched it. I did get a recommendation for it and I found a good source, so I guess I should go through it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 June, 2011, 01:38:17 pm
Considering it's in SRW, I'm pretty sure Ahriman's watched it or plans to.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 June, 2011, 01:42:08 pm
Plans to, maybe, but he's consistent at updating the **** thing when he finishes something. So if he's watching it, it's either on hold or dropped, and since everybody says that this is pretty good and since Ahriman has finished some pretty shitty mecha anime, I don't see why he would have done either of those options.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 03 June, 2011, 01:49:38 pm
I'm watching Votoms after FotNS actually. My plan was to watch it, but then I figured as long as I'm watching badass 80's stuff I should watch FotNS first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKVnlkHsh4g

fu(http://)ckyeah


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 June, 2011, 02:26:03 pm
Recent Plan-To-Watch list:

Haibane Renmei
Last Exile
Honey and Clover
Mobile Police Patlabor OVA

I'm definitely going to watch one of these in conjunction with Votoms, assuming that I continue watching it. The Patlabor OVA is pretty short, but I can't find a good source for it anywhere, so the top three are more likely. I haven't heard anything but positive evaluations for Haibane Renmei, but I sorta don't want to watch that yet. Anyone want to weigh in?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 03 June, 2011, 02:32:02 pm
Honey and Clover

fag


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 03 June, 2011, 05:27:59 pm
Watched the first six episodes. It's kinda fun, but nothing is going on yet; still, I'm not bored at all yet, so I'll be ready for more later.

EDIT: Watched a bit more. A few notes so far:

- Chirico is far too standoffish to be that interesting as a character, but he is incredibly smart and clever. In the same way as Fist of the North Star, I like how we come into the picture with a character who is already skilled, competent and capable rather than a raw recruit, which is pretty neat for a real robot series. However, I'm more interested in what he can do rather than who he is; that said, what he can do is impressive.
- Chirico's team is incredibly strange. Coconna aside, his new "friends" are both criminals and good examples of anti-heroes, even if the resident law enforcement presence is incredibly corrupt. One is a black market runner who is no novice to heists and other criminal activities (he's also kinda black and has a blond afro), and the other is a salvager who has no qualms with unlawful distribution of repossessed equipment, coercion or trickery. Both only care about Chirico for his capacity to help them make money. When it seems to them like Chirico is about to screw them over, they are willing to drop his ass when he gets in trouble. They're the most interesting part of this arc just because of how strange their relationship with Chirico is; until this anime starts rolling with a plot, I'm keeping my eye on these two.
- Coconna, on the other hand, is incredibly generic. She has the personality and capabilities of a tagalong kid with a 16-year old body. The most notable thing about her is that she has a gigantic ass which is complemented by her gigantic pants. She would at least be attractive if she did not otherwise look kind of like a kid, nor if she acted like one; I guess it doesn't say a lot about a character when that would have been her best asset.


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Post by: Maniac234678 on 04 June, 2011, 05:27:47 am
So, I have decided that I want to watch short OVAs in conjunction with Votoms. I plan on having all of them be from the 80's and 90's, just because that period of time adds a certain kind of charm.

First up is probably the best of what I plan on watching: Cyber City Oedo 808. It's a short, 2 hour cyber punk series that's pretty generic and lacks depth, but that doesn't matter because it's still damn good in execution. Oedo's recipe sounds like it could only culminate in a "so bad, it's good" variety of show, and it doesn't help that the dub (Done by Manga UK, and we all know what that means (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ClusterFBomb)) serves to reinforce that point and is more readily available. Thing is, even with a million utterances of vulgar language, cornball snarking and silly one-liners, all of it works. It's brainless and simple, but this OVA plays its cards so straight for the most part that it ceases to matter. Hell, even when it tries to not be straightforward, it still works well enough.

I'm on the fence for whether or not this should get a 7 or an 8 (I'll give it a 7 for now), but I can definitely say that this is the first thing I've watched in a long time that falls squarely into "good" territory and something that I would watch again for genuine entertainment.

EDIT: I also forgot to mention something:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlZakDfseyo

The English version of this has a soundtrack is significantly better than the Japanese version. Unfortunately, it's also exclusive to the VHS releases.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 04 June, 2011, 11:02:30 am
Dat 80's hair.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 04 June, 2011, 01:07:52 pm
watch iczer


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 04 June, 2011, 02:19:25 pm
lol

Actually, I might do that. I plan on watching Genocyber, Baoh and Cybernetics Guardian, all of which are unrelentingly terrible, so...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 04 June, 2011, 02:22:33 pm
If you want something okay-ish Dangaioh is alright, and some people even like it apparently. I'm told Megazone 23 is pretty good but I haven't seen it so I don't really know.

The best OVA is Giant Robo but it's an hour per episode at 7 episodes so it isn't really short.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 04 June, 2011, 02:24:49 pm
ooooh oooh

watch baoh first


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 04 June, 2011, 02:28:18 pm
Eh, I kinda like being entrenched in shit like Baoh and Cybernetics Guardian. Both of which are absolutely destined to be so completely terrible that I'll be laughing all the way. Helps that Cybernetics Guardian is an Ohata production, so it'll probably turn out like MD Geist.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 04 June, 2011, 02:30:09 pm
So the only way to make Maniac laugh is to show him stuff so bad it's good...

Ever seen Hudson Hawk?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 04 June, 2011, 04:47:26 pm
...and so, the first arc of VOTOMS has ended, and Chirico failed to complete his objective. Oh, and the villain of the arc died in a completely undignified way. Doesn't mean much, though, since this show is still pretty damn good. I'm up to episode 14 right now, and I'll stop for today.

The OVA of the day is Baoh. I'll watch it in an hour or so.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 June, 2011, 05:37:45 am
Watched Baoh. It's actually not as bad as I expected, but that's pretty damn disappointing. It's serviceable, actually; were it any longer, it would be a total piece of shit, but for what it is and for its length, it's not horrible. It looks pretty decent and it doesn't really drag on or become difficult to watch. The characters, plot and everything were fucking terrible, but the rest was so inoffensive that it actually approaches mediocrity. I gave it a 5, but I rounded up for that score; it's slightly below par, but by such a negligible amount that it doesn't matter. Thing is, that's a problem. I snarked throughout the entire thing, but it wasn't nearly as fun as MD Geist, even if it was better. It's still dumb as all hell and basically something that isn't worth watching at all in the end. As a whole, it's not hilariously bad, and it's not good; it's just... there.

That said, I will mention the best aspect of this OVA while I'm at it. The final boss is a psychic Native American who looks like came out of Fist of the North Star and is so powerful that he needs to be restrained by a headband. His concept is definitely hilariously stupid, and well, if that sounds funny, go watch or read this crap, I dunno. Still doesn't make up for the rest of the OVA, but it's still a stupidly fun detail for what it was.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 June, 2011, 05:48:12 am
I particularly like the part where he wounds himself in a hilariously Japanese misunderstanding of Native Americans.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 June, 2011, 04:44:25 pm
IT'S A MARK THAT SHOWS THAT HE EARNED RESPECT AND HONOR AMONG HIS TRIBE

Well, at least one of the guys who made the Baoh manga improved drastically when he made JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 05 June, 2011, 05:11:51 pm
Although it took him until about the third series to get there.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 05 June, 2011, 05:18:34 pm
Although it took him until about the third series to get there.

Almost everyone I've seen says the second part is the best.

Speaking of JJBA the OVA's are badass.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2011, 03:36:39 am
Purging my To Watch list. I really don't care about half the **** on it anymore, so I'll get rid of it. The list of things removed is Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Comic Party, Hare and Guu, Pani Poni Dash, Saki and School Rumble. Oddly enough, I still want to watch Magical Pokaan even though it's absolutely guaranteed to be horrible at this point. To be honest, I only plan on watching one or two things on the list, but I'll pretend to care about the rest.

No VOTOMS today, but I did watch an OVA: Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman. It's a sentai parody where all of the main characters are salarymen. It's better than it sounds. It has a plot that was never completed (but since it's an adaptation, perhaps the manga completed it), but it's still a good enough parody that it doesn't matter. I'd give a 7/10. On an odd note, this dub shares the same director as Baoh, in spite of the fact that the quality of the dub is drastically superior to Baoh's shoddy performance. I think that the same director worked on Blue Submarine No. 6, so if that's the case, I suppose that the reason would be chalked up to him improving over time.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 June, 2011, 11:52:03 am
I'd actually suggest watching Hare and Guu.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 June, 2011, 05:09:35 pm
A lot of people would, but I have no interest in it whatsoever. It's not as much of a "why the fuck is this shit here?" thing like Comic Party, but I really don't care about it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 June, 2011, 05:10:32 pm
Fair enough.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 June, 2011, 03:43:54 am
Alright, so I watched a few episodes of VOTOMs today. This new arc has a theme that bears more than a passing resemblance to Vietnam, with Chirico working under a douchebag of captain and working alongside some new faces. His previous friends from Udo are present, but they're mostly in background for now while this arc resolves itself. The plot still seems kind of aimless, but it's more interesting than Udo and still quite a bit of fun to watch.

But that's not the highlight of the day. Well, it actually is, but it's not the most notable aspect. Today is... special; I watched two OVAs instead of one. These two OVAs, Skelter Heaven and Psychic Wars, respectively make up the second and third lowest-rated anime on MAL, right above the legendary Mars of Destruction. Skelter Heaven is from the team behind that Mars of Destruction OVA; as horrible as a thought it is, this team actually improved when they created Mars of Destruction, as this previous effort has managed to be even worse than that piece of crap. However, as terrible as Skelter Heaven was, Psychic Wars managed to be even worse. I honestly don't know where to begin describing how terrible it is, but I'll summarize what it's like. Imagine creating an anime with 12 full-length episodes and then being told to arrange those episodes so that they only take up slightly less than an hour's worth of time. Now, assign this job to a bunch of retards and what you get is a patchwork creature that makes no sense from beginning to end and is missing entire chunks of its body along with a few internal organs, causing the beast to instantly die due to its natural incapability of sustaining itself. Psychic Wars is so terrible that I spent the entire time counting the minutes that it took for it to end. Both of these deserve nothing higher than a 1/10, and after today, I now have more 1-rated anime on MAL than 9's.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 June, 2011, 07:08:54 am
New page, hmm...

I know what to do.

I'll just quote it so that I may witness its glory for a bit longer.

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and now some lol

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massive arc 3 spoilers, and massive QUALITY

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-417564.png

I needed a pick-me-up after that marathon of shit.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 07 June, 2011, 09:27:43 am
But what about the last page?

Unless you have more than 14 posts a page...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 07 June, 2011, 10:10:38 am
I've got nothing to say unless you watch Iczer. It's probably better than most of this sh(http://)it though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 June, 2011, 03:31:53 am
11 episodes of VOTOMs for the day, since I haven't watched anything for the last few days. I have completed the second arc of VOTOMs, and I'm more than half-way through. So, this ending actually does work; all of the villains of the arc are dead (except maybe for Gon Nu, but he wasn't that important) and Chirico has finally completed his objective. However, now that Borough and Kan Yu are dead, I dunno what this next arc is going to pit against Chirico; if it's a recurring character, it will likely be Ypsilon, since Rochina is too ancillary to act. Then again, it might not be anyone we've met yet, so conjecture is kinda pointless now. I have 24 episodes left, so if I decide to continue watching this daily, I have the option of watching 6 episodes for four days or 8 episodes for 3 days. Decisions...

---

Today's bonus anime is the Fire Emblem OVA, which covers the first few chapters of FE1. In spite of this, I think that this was named after FE3, even though there's really nothing that differentiates this from the book 1 content taken from FE1. I watched the dub, which I think actually predates Marth's appearance in SSBM; for this reason, Marth has a more proper name in Mars, since Nintendo of America is thoroughly incapable of translating names properly. Notably, Mars is voiced by someone who sounds like X4's Zero if he was Texan (same VA as Shinji Ikari!); needless to say, he sounds stupid as all hell. Sheeda doesn't have a very good VA either and Gordon sounds absolutely terrible, but with the exception of those characters, this dub isn't that bad at all. It has a ton of characters with strange accents (countless Irish pirates, Russian bandits and a random French woman), but they're kinda endearing.

The OVA makes up two episodes, but seriously meanders across the first episode. It decides to throw in backstory, angst and trivial scenes out of place without realizing that this is a cheap tie-in for fans. This OVA is too short to waste time on meaningless scenes and really, unless the OVA could expand on characterization (and it blatantly can't), nobody cares about that crap. The second episode is less boring, but also wastes time on even less important characters like Navarre. Still, even with all of these criticisms, I can't help but love the idea of a Fire Emblem anime, and while it's generic as they come, just the fact that it was an FE OVA made it sorta interesting. It probably deserves less, but my Fire Emblem fanboyism compels me to give this a 6.

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I also read a bit of the One Piece manga. Still haven't caught up to where I am in the anime, but this is going by fairly quick; in one day, I'm already 1/30th to being caught up!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 June, 2011, 11:37:05 am
So, I've come up with a plan: 6 episodes of VOTOMS per session, along with the following schedule:

Day 1: Cybernetics Guardian
Day 2: Iczer-One
Day 3: Genocyber
Day 4 *SURPRISE*

I'm going to hate myself before the next week is done.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 10 June, 2011, 03:03:40 pm
Hey Maniac.... I haven't been reading this.... But are you watching Maria Holic? Cause you said you would.... And I was looking forward to watching something with you....


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 June, 2011, 09:44:25 pm
no


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 01:26:09 pm
Up to episode 41 of VOTOMs and I'm now on the final arc of this anime. I have gone through enough of this anime to be able to pinpoint the biggest fault of this anime: There is no reason at all for this to be 52 episodes.  In the Udo arc, we at least had an overlying objective in discovering the purpose of the operation that occurs in the first episode, which transitioned to Chirico's attempts to rescue Fyana in the Kunmen arc. The problem with all of that is that each sideplot in both arcs actually ended up being dominated by the sideplots of both arcs to a point where the show stops caring about Chirico's objective at times along with the viewer. These sideplots just meander along until they coincide with the main plot, at which point we just transition onwards to the next arc. This hits hard when the main objectives for both arcs have been finished half-way through the anime and the rest of the show just wanders on like a brainless zombie. The Sunsa arc was entirely about self-discovery for Chirico and the Quent arc sounds like it will just succeed the Sunsa arc. That's all good; this is enjoyable to watch, but the story as a whole really seems completely disjointed by the point and Chirico just gets whisked across the galaxy by fate. This is actually intentional; Chirico quickly figure out in the Sunsa arc that something is manipulating his course, but it just doesn't work at all. I still think this is a good anime, but I never found myself attached to the main plot when it existed, and now that the plot has completely merged with Chirico's characterization, I can't attach myself to anything.

---

Watched Cybernetics Guardian and Iczer-One. Both of which were pretty crappy, but made for good snark bait. Cybernetics Guardian, directed by the same man as MD Geist, is dumb as a bag of hammers, but was pretty fun to watch for the sake of irony. The plot is incomprehensible, skims over so many details and is just flat-out stupid, but almost in an endearing way.  I found it to be worse than MD Geist, but better than Death Force, so it probably fits in as a 3, but like MD Geist, it's fun to watch just because it's bad.

Iczer-One was something else, though, and I have good rant up next for Ahriman's sake. You had better be grateful, since you never do this for me. Normally, I usually hate whinny characters like Nagisa who refuse to just get the job done, but for her purpose in Iczer-One, she is completely justified. Iczer-1 is a complete designated protagonist almost in the same vein as Marche and a total **** with no ability to empathize with how badly she ruined Nagisa's life. Iczer-1 is supposed to sound apologetic and understanding of Nagisa's plight, yet she's obviously neither of those. Here, I found this on MAL; it perfectly outlines just what kind of person Iczer is.

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Iczer 1 chooses Nagisa to be a component of her war robot without discussing anything about it with her, gets her parents killed by being caught off-guard, keeps whisking her away to places without even letting her know what's going on, puts her in terrifyingly dangerous situations, keeps talking to her like they're close friends without having earned it, sticks her in a tight top and mini-skirt that keeps showing off her panties, and finally gets her killed.

Iczer talks like she cares about Nagisa, but none of her actions support the idea. It's like she's autistic and can't comprehend other people or their feelings. She ends up being impossible to like. I was really thrown out of the narrative when Nagisa somehow comes to love her despite all this.

Let me put this in perspective: Nagisa's parents are turned into horrible abominations that try to kill her in the most nightmare fuel-tastic way ever just because: 1) Iczer-1 randomly chose Nagisa to be her partner without telling her or asking if she was fine with this, turning Nagisa into a target for alien invaders and 2) Iczer-1 is too inattentive to protect them. After killing these abominations, Iczer admits that it's her fault that Nagisa's parents are dead and promptly whisks her away to help fight a giant mecha. Nagisa outright refuses, screaming in defiance and tries to run away, at which point Iczer-1 abducts her, has her stripped and fused with her giant mecha. Nagisa is still defiant until Iczer-1 manages to press the right buttons and cause Nagisa to smash the pilot of the enemy mecha. Throughout all of this, Iczer-1 is incapable of understanding why Nagisa would be defiant, and yet the story acts like Iczer-1 is in the right.

Honestly, Iczer-1 is one of the more unintentionally unsympathetic protagonists that I've encountered in anime. She manages to be less understandable than every member of an invading race, who are perfectly fine with turning humans into disgusting monsters and killing people for just being there, in pretty much every single way. Hell, the most notable example of this would be Sepia, the lesbian lover of the pilot mentioned in the above (and a character who looks a lot like Eva-Beatrice notenote), is entire orders of magnitude more sympathetic than Iczer-1 in spite of all of the above. The only characters who aren't more sympathetic than she is are Big Gold and Iczer-2, both of whom are firmly entrenched in complete monster territory. The plot doesn't seem to understand this and pairs her up with Nagisa, suddenly making her depend on and eventually love Iczer-1.

Hell, ignoring all of that, the plot is bare-bones, the action sucks and the characterization is wonky (The first villain of the week, Cobalt, randomly changes from being calm, collected and vaguely sympathetic to a smug sadist). The only good aspect of Iczer-One is that the art is pretty damn good for 1985; it wouldn't normally mean anything, but since Iczer-One is extremely fond of body horror, it helps deliver scenes involving either of the two. Even with such a small boon, Iczer-One is appalling in quality and concept and gets to stand alongside Cybernetics Guardian as something objectively worse than MD Geist. 3/10.

Also, I'd like to end this with one more detail that pisses me off: Iczer-2 is a horrible sadist of a monster throughout this garbage. She also ends up turning Nagisa into a monster and forces Iczer-1 to kill her. Apparently, she comes back to life and becomes a good guy down the line in a future season. Just... what?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2011, 01:52:06 pm
Iczer-One was something else, though, and I have good rant up next for Ahriman's sake. You had better be grateful, since you never do this for me.

I couldn't remember as much as that to talk about in Iczer-1 if I tried.

Also, I'd like to end this with one more detail that pisses me off: Iczer-2 is a horrible sadist of a monster throughout this garbage. She also ends up turning Nagisa into a monster and forces Iczer-1 to kill her. Apparently, she comes back to life and becomes a good guy down the line in a future season. Just... what?

For some reason I cannot comprehend, Iczer Reborn takes a much lighter tone than Iczer-1 and basically forgets everything that happened previously. Objectively it's better than Iczer-1, but the art was inferior and it was still sh(http://)it and it was longer so I hated it more.

Also fun fact: the Iczer director was also the director for SRWOG The Inspector.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 01:57:25 pm
The only redeeming feature that doesn't involve Sepia would be the dark tone of Iczer-1. If the other seasons aren't dark as all hell, they have no redeeming features.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2011, 02:03:07 pm
And lol you gave it a higher score than I did


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 02:10:35 pm
I don't hand twos out like candy. Have you ever watched Happiness? I sure **** did, and it was awful.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2011, 02:15:14 pm
I don't hand twos out like candy.

I only even have 3 2's, for Iczer and that MegaTen OVA I just watched, because they're worse than my 3's. I guess my general scale would be higher since I'm not going out of my way to watch sh(http://)it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 02:17:55 pm
I think that I will watch that Megami Tensei OVA. I want to reduce the amount of episodes of VOTOMS that I watch per day so that Genocyber and my surprise anime don't take too long to watch, so I'll probably pad the interval with that crap.

by the way look at my MAL anime list and comment on my ratings


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 June, 2011, 02:21:26 pm
Sounds horrible.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2011, 02:35:39 pm
Quote from: MAL's Arbitrary Compatibility Thing
26 Shared Anime 81.3%

I have no idea how this thing works.

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Cromartie High School: 7

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Top wo Nerae: 5
Baoh: 5

Well that's just silly.

Your KnK ratings are basically mine if you subtracted 1-2 points from each movie.

On all shared animu I have a higher score listed except for FotNS, Iczer-1, and Nanoha A's, with the highest rating difference being of 4 points on Haruhi. Apparently Haruhi is at an MD Geist level of quality.

Quote from: Some guy that commented on Maniac's MAL profile
I saw in your profile that you like Eva Beatrice from Umineko no Naku Kuro ni. I would like to invite you to the
*Psychotic Maniac Killers*

It is a club where all we all share interest in liking Sadistic and Psychotic Killers!
If you don't want to join or already did then please ignore this message ^^

Sorry for spamming your profile
~Phantom/Hanako

hah


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 June, 2011, 02:48:09 pm
That's just precious.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 02:57:31 pm
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25 Shared Anime 73.3%

haha whoops

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Cromartie High School: 7

(http://www.nerdfit.com/wp-content/uploads/freddie.png)

I actually didn't like Cromartie in the first place. It was however, extremely easy to watch and somewhat captivating, so it's lucky to get all the way up to where it was in the first place.

I mean, how the fuck do you give that of all things a 10? I haven't given anything a 10, even a masterpiece like Gurren Lagann.

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Top wo Nerae: 5
Baoh: 5

Well that's just silly.

Fun fact: I brought up Gunbuster's score because the idea of allowing it to sit next to MD Geist didn't sit well with me. At one point, it used to be a 3/10; imagine Gunbuster standing alongside Iczer.

Your KnK ratings are basically mine if you subtracted 1-2 points from each movie.

On all shared animu I have a higher score listed except for FotNS, Iczer-1, and Nanoha A's, with the highest rating difference being of 4 points on Haruhi. Apparently Haruhi is at an MD Geist level of quality.

I know a guy who gave half of Kara no Kyoukai either a two or a three. Pray that I don't reach the level of hate that he is capable of demonstrating.

The same guy also gave Haruhi a ridiculously high score. Dunno what's going through his head; even MD Geist was so much more fun to watch than that crap. By the way, if I decided to give anime ratings purely based off of how fun it was to watch it, MD Geist would be an 8 or a 9 and Mars of Destruction would be above Bustgunner.

Quote from: Some guy that commented on Maniac's MAL profile
I saw in your profile that you like Eva Beatrice from Umineko no Naku Kuro ni. I would like to invite you to the
*Psychotic Maniac Killers*

It is a club where all we all share interest in liking Sadistic and Psychotic Killers!
If you don't want to join or already did then please ignore this message ^^

Sorry for spamming your profile
~Phantom/Hanako

hah

As apt as it would have been, I don't join clubs with grammatically incorrect names. Dunno why I'm even allowing that crap to stay on my profile.

Also, I love how I ranted more about Iczer-1 than Psychic Wars, which is barely better than Cosprayers. Granted, I spent my time with Psychic Wars making peace with God before attempting to commit suicide instead of writing a long, scathing rant.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 16 June, 2011, 02:59:37 pm
I STILL THINK IT'S WEIRD THAT YOU LIKE GURREN LAGANN THAT MUCH


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 03:00:45 pm
Only because I haven't watched it in three years.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2011, 03:01:55 pm
I mean, how the fuck do you give that of all things a 10? I haven't given anything a 10, even a masterpiece like Gurren Lagann.

I'll give anything I enjoyed to a certain degree a 10. I'm not really stingy with ratings.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 03:04:48 pm
Then why would that catch your eye? If you can understand that I don't just give out high ratings like candy, then that shouldn't be notable. Hell, I'd expect you to say that I gave Rozen Maiden too high of a score before saying Cromartie is too low.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 June, 2011, 03:05:45 pm
Not even Maniac can totally have Gurren Lagann.

It's just that awesome.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2011, 03:07:30 pm
I don't know anything about Rozen Maiden, so I have no idea what an appropriate rating would be, and I probably never will because it doesn't look like anything I'd care about.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 03:15:11 pm
It's like this: Gunbuster had 6 episodes, wasted 3 of them, meandered for half of 2, and only had one exceptional episode. I don't understand how that gets venerated when it really doesn't do anything during its short length. Even something less intelligent like Cyber City Oedo knew what it was doing, and it did very well just because of that. If Gunbuster knew where it was going, what it wanted to do and just went with it, I would have at least given it points, and even more likely have lauded it.

But as for Gurren Lagann, that one just starts rolling, gets faster and only ever hits a few speed bumps, and even those moments serve as a method to build up and allow the show to accelerate. It doesn't waste any of its time, it just gets out there and when it does, it knows what it's trying to do and it does that with all of its heart instead of vacillating inconsistently like Gunbuster did.

I don't know anything about Rozen Maiden, so I have no idea what an appropriate rating would be, and I probably never will because it doesn't look like anything I'd care about.

That's just it. You'd say the same thing for Clannad, and you bitched at me for liking it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2011, 03:21:47 pm
Hating on Clannad was always just a joke.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 June, 2011, 03:22:33 pm
ok then watch it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 16 June, 2011, 03:23:44 pm
nah


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 June, 2011, 03:28:13 pm
Ahriman knows where he's at with fishface


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 16 June, 2011, 10:09:22 pm
HEY MANIAC, YOU SHOULD WATCH DIEBUSTER. IT'S A LOT MORE CONSISTENT THAN GUNBUSTER SO YOU'D PROBABLY LIKE IT MORE.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 17 June, 2011, 06:25:15 pm
Read more One Piece. I'm almost up the furthest point I've ever reached with the anime, which would have been the beginning of the Arlong arc. I am soooo current. Also, this site I'm getting this **** from keeps vacillating between a decent scanlation and a terrible one; it's not consistently as horrible as the example I'm about to use, but seriously, just read this chapter:

http://www.mangareader.net/103-2085-4/one-piece/chapter-36.html


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 June, 2011, 06:33:22 pm
You have to remember that this is scanlations from like 10 years ago or something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 18 June, 2011, 05:26:35 am
The Band of the Hawk scanlations for Berserk were older and less terrible than that, which says a lot when you consider that their earliest scans were fucking awful. Besides, it's not so much the quality of the scans that pisses me off as the quality of the translation and editing. There is no justification for substituting "u" in for "you" in your scanlation, and this is amidst dialogue that doesn't make any sense in context and contains numerous typos, gratuitous vulgarity and grammatical errors. Older scanlations are going to rough in quality and I don't reserve a lot of blame for that, but there's no reason for the scanlator's work to be this terrible.

EDIT: Luffy's fight with Don Krieg is pretty minor as far as One Piece goes, and it is still made of badass.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 June, 2011, 12:58:08 pm
Most people starting the series wouldn't even bother with scanlations until they get to a point that they don't cover, but I understand and agree with your point.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 June, 2011, 12:34:59 pm
Finished Arlong Park and Loguetown. This is just as awesome as I expected it to be. This is not up to Berserk's level of quality just yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if it reaches it in due time.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 19 June, 2011, 01:03:46 pm
Loguetown

I don't know anything about One Piece but I feel like this is probably supposed to be Roguetown.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 June, 2011, 02:30:19 pm
It's usually spelled with the L, though. It would make more sense if it was Roguetown, but the frequency of "Loguetown" makes me wonder if that's actually the official name. Given some of the stranger arrangements of attacks, titles and the like (such as Gears Second), it wouldn't be the biggest surprise.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 June, 2011, 05:32:06 pm
It's totally Roguetown, and Gear Second/Second Gear, whatever.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 June, 2011, 06:21:51 pm
I've read that, according to Oda, the "logue" part refers to pro"logue" and epi"logue," in reference to the place where Gol D. Roger was born and where he died.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 June, 2011, 09:38:48 pm
chapter 7 of banquet has been scanlated yeeessssss

Fucking hell, EP8 will be fully scanlated before this.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 June, 2011, 02:39:16 pm
Scratch all of that OVA shit, I just decided to finish VOTOMs. I was... incredibly disappointed by the ending. Be aware that everything ahead spoils the ending.




In the end of the series, Chirico is revealed to be a superhuman entity known as an Overman, ending a series' worth of foreshadowing over his superhuman capacities. He ends up on a path that takes him straight to Wiseman, a mechanical deity that has controlled the galaxy for 3000 years and has guided the destinies of every country and person. Wiseman was once the very same kind of being as Chirico before his body succumbed to time, and has groomed him to become his successor and control the galaxy in his place. When Chirico becomes able to finally contact Wiseman, he is told of his place in the cosmic order, and accepts his position. In effect, Chirico becomes a villain protagonist, takes over the society that has been pursuing him for the entirety of the anime and prepares for a journey to Wiseman so he can succeed him. Swerve?

So, Chirico ends up abandoning everyone to die. At this point, he is pursued by an armada comprised of the two major powers in the galaxy, who want him dead for... no elaborated reason. Their goal is to destroy Wiseman due to its incredible technological might (and the fact that it has already destroyed several fleets that engaged each other above Quent), but they tack "kill Chirico" to the top of their list almost at random. Thing about this is that when you read the above, it sounds vaguely sensible, but they have no way of knowing any of that. Furthermore, they have no way to know that Chirico has any association with Wiseman; as far as they are concerned, he's just a wild card that poses an a threat whenever someone tries to engage him. Hell, they really don't display a solid train of thought that leads them to know that Wiseman even exists. They have all of the resources and information to come up with conjecture on that subject, but not enough to get an entire galactic fleet in action. With this randomly-generated information, they manage to pursue him to a remote space facility in spite of the fact that they have absolutely no evidence that it even exists, let alone where it could be. Anyway, with those plotholes aside, Chirico starts sacrificing people left and right in order to escape, culminating in him detaching a portion of his battleship, completely filled with people and his own fucking friends and love interest in order to achieve this.

Fortunately, they manage to escape just in time. They follow him to Quent, the planet in which whose depths are where Wiseman resides. As Chirico goes out to meet Wiseman, he journeys with an ally with whom he has teamed up on many occasions, including his previous arrival at Quent. This ally eventually eventually calls him on his bullshit (being informed by Chirico's friend whom he left to die) and confronts him with feelings of both rage and utter denial. Chirico proceeds to injure him horribly and, after escaping his friends, continues on to his destination. Oddly enough, his journey ends up being padded for no reason; he is transported far away from his destination, forcing him to travel on land, even though he could have been dropped closer. Now, while this happens, the aforementioned armada manages to catch up with him and unleashes hell on the planet, eventually culminating in its destruction. Chirico succeeds at meeting Wiseman, and... DOUBLE SWERVE, it turns out that he did everything in order to fool Wiseman and destroy it, thereby asserting his capacity to take his destiny into his own hands. WHAT A TWEEST! So, the show treats him like he wasn't ever a villain when, uh, look at everything above.

He goes above and beyond to fool Wiseman; he would need to do so, because as a being on the level of a deity like Wiseman would be able to call him on any trickery. Thing is, that doesn't justify anything he does; he kills plenty of soldiers on a whim, kills an attendant who planned to revolt just because he knew that Chirico was going to stab everyone in back eventually, forces said conspirator's brother to submit to him (I thought these brothers were slimy folks up until this point, but even this was a dick move), he left his friends (including the love interest who he had tried to meet and rescue for the entire show) to die with, at best, an unspoken guarantee that they would be able to escape. An entire planet ends up being destroyed as an indirect result of his presence. All of this occurs in order to culminate in "hahaha, I was just joking!" I can't get behind any of that. It's a pointless twist that exists only for its own sake; it's the kind of twist that occurs in order to draw attention and suspense instead of spice up the plot. It fails on all levels. In fact, if it turned out that he betrayed everyone for real, that would have failed as well because it would have negated everything that brought the plot to this point.

To be honest, The Quent arc in general was pretty awful. In the end, everything just falls into place like a stack of dominoes without any real reason for everything to have been set up as it was. My favorite example is that General Killy spontaneously reveals that he has an intimate association with Wiseman without any foreshadowing and that begins to define him, even though all he cared about was obtaining and perfecting super soldiers up to that point. A whole bunch of people just start getting involved in the situation, and while some transitions are reasonable, some don't make any sense at all as I had previously explained. It feels sort of like a rush job with a virulent twist stacked up with it, but it's significantly more indefensible solely because, as I've stated before, this show had already wasted 40 episodes on very little content. There's no reason for the plot to crap up at this point after massive portions of the show were used on secondary plots with no relevance to the big picture.

*END SPOILERS*

I don't know if this is a bigger disappointment than Mai-HiME, but it's up there. The thing is, up until this point, I really liked this anime even despite all of the problems it had. VOTOMs was interesting in a straightforward way, and it didn't need some shitty plot twist in order to make it better because I was never made to care about the big picture. It's so sad that it just culminated in an ending as terrible as this one. If I had known that I would end this anime feeling like I am now, I don't think I would have watched this. If this had continued as it was, I would have come out saying that it was pretty cool, and maybe I would have had fond memories of watching it down the line. But since it ended this way, I'm coming out of this 20-day journey feeling like I completely wasted my time.

I don't feel like watching anything else right now, so those OVAs will have to wait.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 24 June, 2011, 02:42:14 pm
In the end of the series, Chirico is revealed to be a superhuman entity known as an Overman

(http://files.myopera.com/illithid2003/albums/1935011/xan_002.jpg)

?

Actually I already knew that. Wont read the rest though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 June, 2011, 02:43:56 pm
Might as well. I wouldn't recommend this anime, and if you needed to watch it, getting the disappointing aspect squared away ahead of time would help.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 24 June, 2011, 02:46:41 pm
I'm told the OVAs are better than the series.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 June, 2011, 02:49:03 pm
I'm told nothing of the sort. I'm told that the OVAs are lacking.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 June, 2011, 04:35:10 pm
Watched the Megami Tensei OVA. Hahaha, oh wow. 2/10.

Also this happened:

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9997/megamitensei.jpg)
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4848/megamitensei2.jpg)
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7134/megamitensei3.jpg)

When I saw this, I reacted with incredulity for a second and then started laughing; in the middle of laughing, I suddenly stopped and cringed. If anything, at least this elicits complex emotions and reactions.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 24 June, 2011, 09:38:42 pm
That was the best part of that OVA by far, and only because it's the only thing that was in any way memorable.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 24 June, 2011, 11:01:12 pm
No, the best part was when it ended. That **** is barely better than Happiness.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 29 June, 2011, 07:05:20 am
Quote from: TV Tropes
Taking that one step further, consider the contents of the average Internet dweller's hard drive. D-Reaper may get the occasional innocent lolcat or text file, to be sure, but by dataweight, you've got to conclude that it's made up mostly of discarded porn. Eldritch indeed.

Hahahah, oh god.

I really want to watch Tamers this summer, but I don't know if I want to save that season for last or if I want to watch it now. It's the best in the series, so I'd want to arrange it in a way that places it on a pedestal.

EDIT: Berserk 322 - The true colors of Dagon! (http://www.mangareader.net/berserk/322/19)

Honestly, we have a whole lot of room open for horrible, messy and dramatic **** to be happening in this world, and instead we're spending time on a joke villain, with a joke character getting the spotlight and a random monster that's not going to be up to par with some of the stronger entities that Guts has faced. Honestly, those are some weird priorities.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 01 July, 2011, 05:33:03 pm
Now watching Last Exile. Once this is done, I plan on picking up Canaan again and finishing that. After that, I'll figure out what I want to do with Digimon.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 July, 2011, 05:40:14 pm
Now watching Last Exile. Once this is done, I plan on picking up Canaan again and finishing that. After that, I'll figure out what I want to do with Digimon.
Everything. You want to do everything with Digimon.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 05 July, 2011, 01:31:21 am
Quote from: ESH's sig
(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/7765/1309213496359.png)

That face reminds me of something...

Hmm...

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-1512210.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-939921.png)

...and now I've ruined Hidamari Sketch.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 06 July, 2011, 04:56:20 am
So, I decided to get started with my bottom 10 anime rush, and it's been one hell of a ride. Here's the list for reference, slashed out are things I've already watched, italics are for things I'm going to cover in this post:

10. Vampire Wars
9. Aos*
8. Isshoni Sleeping
7. Human Zoo
6. Apocalypse Zero
5. Armageddon
4. Garzey's Wing
3. Psychic Wars
2. Tenkuu Danzato Skelter Heaven
1. Mars of Destruction

* - The 9th lowest anime is Abunai Sisters, which has yet to be completed, so I'm not watching it. Thank fuck, too, since it looked like a sexed-up combination of Totally Spies and HiHi Puffy Amiyumi, except worse than both. Due to this, I moved Aos and Vampire Wars down by a spot.

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First on the list is Apocalypse Zero, a 2-episode action OVA from 1996. This is... absolutely stupid and disgusting. It's a nonsensical story centered around Kakugo Harakure, a young man who has been trained alongside his feminine brother, Harara, from childhood on to wear a sentient battle suit known as Zero and protect the common men and women of the world. The world is pretty much a total shithole covered in radiation and demons; it's essentially Fist of the North Star with radioactive monsters and demons. Now, his brother turns out to be evil (which is revealed in quite possibly the shittiest manner ever; he's first seen in a flashback before he turned evil, and then in modern day, he suddenly appears in a cut-away and announces that he's going to destroy humanity) after he fuses with his suit, Kasumi, which gives him delusions of humanity's evil and breasts. As such, he becomes the leader of a demonic army, comprised of uncompromisingly evil and disgusting creatures, and vows to fight against humanity. Way to go, retard. Now, Kakugo ends up transferring to post-apocalyptic high school, finds a dull love interest and a few friends, one of them being a bully who gets killed during a heroic sacrifice. Nobody ends up caring even though he's ostensibly friends with the cast. The love interest's importance also pretty much fades away after the final battle. Kakugo and his friends are accosted by all sorts of disgusting creatures, at which point Kakugo fuses with Zero and kills them in all sorts of horrible ways. Oh, speaking of those creatures, here's a few:

- The first demon is a gigantic, ugly and naked fat woman wearing barely-existent dominatrix bands wrapped around her, complete with several loving shots of her hairy vagina which is just barely covered up by a spiked plate. She has delusions of beauty, and as such kills every woman she encounters and rapes men. The man we see this happen to gets kissed by her so hard that his face is ripped off, which is then promptly sewed onto this woman's gigantic, bare breast. Oh, and she eats him too; she gets punched in the gut at one point, causing her to vomit 30 or so skulls along with his barely-living, dessicated body. I wish I was joking.
- The third demon is a "moe" woman wearing a nurse's outfit. She tries to seduce men because she eats them with her vagina, as one idiot finds out after he jams his arm inside of it. She eventually transforms into a monstrosity and her breasts elongate and become stretching weapons. She's also a total masochist who gets her breasts chopped off and experiences orgasm as a result. I wish I was joking.
- The fourth demon is a red-skinned old man whose saliva turns into metal and who has a dragon for a dick with literal balls of steel. At one point, he wraps his dick and balls around the protagonist and experiences orgasm. I wish I was joking.

First and foremost, this is a gross-out anime. It's entirely about being as ridiculous and disgusting as possible; I'd call it hentai if it actually had sex and didn't focus more on action. This all ends with no success whatsoever; this is absolutely creepy and disgusting, and not in any good way. Second of all, even when trying to ignore that, what you're left with is brainless action flooded with blood and gore, and a god-awful plot filled with cliches, plot holes (That plot summary up there leaves enough crevices and seams to form as system of valleys) and poorly-developed characters. Here's the ending; that fourth demon up there, Harara fuses his conscious with him and fights Kakugo with it. The body undergoes rigor mortis and, as a result, the fourth demon is killed along with Harara. No, really, Kakugo doesn't even personally fight the main villain at his strongest, Harara just gets killed in a lame-ass way. It's like a metaphor for how stupid this anime is, in its own way.

With all of that said, this isn't absolutely painful to watch; as said above, this is so stupid and gross that it enters the ridiculous and keeps running from there. It's almost interesting to see where it goes, but the thing is, it's not going to anywhere charming. We're not getting something that is so stupid that it's fun like MD Geist, we're getting something so bad that it just compounds with itself in new and creative ways. It's solely interesting just through it's own grotesque nature, which becomes so wrong and disturbing that it becomes fascinating. However, that's not to say that this enjoyable by any means; it's merely buffer that prevents it from descending into the league of Psychic Wars and Cosprayers --- 2/10

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Next up are Aos and Human Zoo, both of which are very short clips from the 1960's, directed by the same man. That man's works are all infamous for being terrible, due to the fact that he is fond of minimalist surreal artwork. Problem is, that generally equates to ugly drawings that are reused very often, ass-tastic animation, obnoxious sound effects and incomprehensible plots.

Aos was labeled as a "surrealist explanation of reality," which is... a lot deeper than what I got from it. It's a 9 minute long film comprised of short, strangely-drawn and repetitive clips containing... uh, fuck if I know, it's completely random all the time. Most of it seems to be a sexual metaphor outside of the parts where it becomes explicit, but this thing is just so abstract and ugly that I have no clue what to think. It's... still vaguely engrossing just because it's so strange, although it is such just because it's so incredibly creepy. Thing is, the film's audio is completely and utterly terrible. The audio is directed by none other than Yoko fucking Ono, before she had injected herself into Beatles history. The audio is entirely comprised of woman making repetitive noises that either sound vaguely or explicitly like she's having an orgasm. It's awkward, grating and disturbing and a massive detractor from something that really didn't have anything going for it from the beginning. In the end, while this sounds like there's too much to say for me to review it, it's actually the opposite; this really doesn't have anything to it and there's nothing to say, it's just... strange for its own sake. It's not unrelentingly offensive, but it's still very lacking of depth and... well, virtually anything. --- 3/10

Human Zoo is much more lucid, however, and that's not a good thing on its part. Note that, in the previous paragraph, I had a fondness for the word, "repetitive." That's word is a great adjective for Human Zoo, alongside "fucking awful." Human Zoo is a 2 minute "film" (the opening credits, which scream 60's, take up a fourth of the entire thing) comprised of, once again, poorly-drawn and repetitive clips that depict women treating men like animals. There are about 8 of these clips and all of them are used for 1 or 2 seconds each with obnoxious noises accompanying them. That doesn't make 1 and a half minutes, so they're regularly reused, and well, that's it. This is just terrible in all regards; it may not be as painful as other offerings elsewhere, but this serves no other purpose than to remain at the bottom of the barrel. --- 1/10

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Last thing on the list is easily the entry that I had the largest problem with watching: Isshoni Sleeping. This is the second entry in the Isshoni series of fanservice videos that star a completely generic moeblob, Hinako, who is treated as the virtual girlfriend of the watcher. For this particular entry, she decides to "sleep with the viewer" in the most virginal sense you could conjure; essentially, she's sleeping alone on a bed, while the camera pans on her breasts, her ass and her cameltoe. The first 25 minutes of this is spent doing nothing but alternating between these camera pans. I am not fucking joking. Afterwards, the rest of this OVA panders to more cerebral moe traits, as Hinako alternates from being awake and being asleep, with her sleepwalking to the kitchen, singing to the viewer about how much she wants you to sleep on her breasts and assorted dream sequences involving her weight. That's all there is to it, and yes, this is as awful as it sounds. I feel like a total creep for watching this. --- 2/10.

*whew*

Seven down, three to go!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Esh on 06 July, 2011, 06:16:44 am
Quote from: ESH's sig
(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/7765/1309213496359.png)

That face reminds me of something...

Hmm...

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-1512210.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/vlcsnap-939921.png)

...and now I've ruined Hidamari Sketch.
God... It's like working with a child.... A CHILD!

This is what it's from.... I'm probably gonna have to explain the connection between these too aren't I?

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9288/godmaniacisabaka.jpg)

Don't worry Maniac.... Hidamari is still fine....

Also....

>vlcsnap

Why?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 July, 2011, 03:36:34 pm
Sounds like I need to watch Apocalypse Zero.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 07 July, 2011, 08:37:57 am
My plans fell through, so I'll say this just to make myself feel better: ESH, you're a total idiot, you're missing the point, please die.

...and to, well, you know who you are, you are a god damn pussy. Please die.

Watching Mars of Destruction to completion for the first time in 19 or so months was kinda fun, even if me and Ahriman slogged through an hour of pure shit. I feel like I have accomplished something by getting Ahriman to call Psychic Wars the worst anime he has ever seen.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 July, 2011, 03:27:27 am
Watching more Last Exile. Tatiana has only appeared three times now and she's already lol tier. It's like every adult Michelle Ruff voices is a total cunt.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 July, 2011, 03:29:26 am
Watching more Last Exile. Tatiana has only appeared three times now and she's already lol tier. It's like every adult Michelle Ruff voices is a total cunt.
Last Exile...

Oh yeah. Pointless firing squads on ships that could wipe them out with one of their cannons? Crazy flying ships? Crispin Freeman gets the best character and parts again? That one?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 July, 2011, 03:40:55 am
watch more than one episode

This show is actually pretty great so far, even if Gonzo is behind it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 July, 2011, 03:42:05 am
I have. I like it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 10 July, 2011, 06:50:38 am
Yes, show, give me more reasons to hate Tatiana. From her bitchy attitude to her bitchy voice (I don't know whether to hate or commend Michelle Ruff for being such an authentic bitch.) to the fact that she goes out of her way to bitchly single out and bitchly mock Claus. If I was a character in this show, I would have punched her out cold a long-ass time ago. No wait, she's probably a badass in hand to hand combat, bordering on psychic, in spite of -- or rather because of -- her waifish frame. Fuck her.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 July, 2011, 11:18:49 am
Fish girl. Saw it coming from the moment she was introduced.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 10 July, 2011, 02:38:51 pm
oh lol Isshoni Sleeping

Speaking of, I think I remember another OVA featuring that girl, though instead of sleeping, she performs a bunch of exercises in various outfits.

so, much more entertaining and so much more worth your time and will not make you feel creepy at all


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 July, 2011, 04:35:29 am
Finished Last Exile. I don't have much to say about it beyond the fact that it's actually pretty ****ing good. This is probably the first 8/10 anime I've watched since I watched Baccano! almost exactly a year ago.

EDIT:

Alright, with Last Exile out of the way, "Hell Month" can begin. My goal is to watch the 25 worst completed anime on MAL. The bottom 10 was just a stepping stone towards this goal. Now, here's the list:

25. Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned
24. MD Geist II: Death Force
23. Fish in the Trap
22. Canary
21. Tekken: The Motion Picture
20. Eiken
19. Kimera
18. Battle Spirits: Ryoko no Ken
17. 6 Angels
16. Kämpfer Picture Drama
15. Isshoni Training
14. Panzer Dragoon
13. Hanoka
12. University Girls: Special Counseling
11. Born By Myself
10. Vampire Wars
9. Aos
8. Isshoni Sleeping
7. Human Zoo
6. Apocalypse Zero
5. Armageddon
4. Garzey's Wing
3. Psychic Wars
2. Tenkuu Danzato Skelter Heaven
1. Mars of Destruction

So, I've only scratched the tip of the iceburg, so it's gonna be a long month. On top of all of this, because one of these is a special for a show that I hold near and dear to my heart, I shall be watching Kämpfer while I do all of this. Oh boy, oh boy, I hate myself already.

EDIT: I would go on to change Last Exile's rating to a 7. Whoops, bad call. Still, it was pretty good, so eh.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 11 July, 2011, 01:10:53 pm
First anime for my new goal is Canary, #22. Canary is another 25-minute visual novel adaptation (I think the title is Song of Canaria), made in 2002 and sporting a look that would be antiquated by the standards of 1996. This is about a band that has its show scheduled in a town festival shut down and must contest some woman of vague importance (voiced by Yui Horie; this is pretty much a transparent vehicle for her) in order to play. More than anything else, this is a ridiculous slapstick comedy that jumps from place to place erratically and ultimately makes no sense whatsoever. This suffers from all of the flaws you would find from a 25-minute visual novel adaptation: characterization is virtually non-existent, the scenario is poorly established and pretty much everything is condensed to the point where following it is hard to do. It's yet another visual novel adaptation that assumes that the viewer knows all about it, and yet doesn't any depth to actually satisfy someone with any knowledge of the set-up. However, as stupid as it is, it does have plenty of chuckle-worthy moments, if only in a flat what kind of way, and it's ridiculous scenario is used in a way that actually makes it barely watchable and fortunately not in the crass way Apocalypse Zero approached itself. In the end, this is a below-mediocre OVA that is incredibly stupid and nonsensical, but enough for it to still be vaguely watchable. --- 4/10

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Second anime is Hanoka, #13. Hanoka's main gimmick is that the art and animation are entirely done in Flash. Unfortunately, this isn't at a Venture Bros. level of quality, so the gimmick of this anime is entirely wasted on something that looks fit to be found on Newgrounds. Hell, what this is done in doesn't matter in the end, since the final product is dumb as a sack of hammers even without  the terrible design. First of all, every episode is 4-5 minutes in length, but each have a normal-length OP and snippets from the previous episode that take up a massive chunk of their content. From the start, we're down from 50 minutes of content to about 30. In the duration of these 30 minutes, the plot does nothing but become a mess of cliches (loli half-alien supersoldier fights furry, anti-industrialization aliens with her unintentionally trappy  soon-to-be-boyfriend), with a cast that could politely be described as anime stereotypes. Plot progression and characterization flip-flops at the drop of a hat. Every single episode ends with an incredibly cliched, insipid and predictable cliffhanger. Honestly, I would be complimenting this if I called it retarded. --- 1/10

Few notes: 1) Every single Hanoka video on YouTube has a comment from this faggot who spams shit like "you couldn't make this so shut up." It's adorable that this terrible piece of crap that manages to be uglier than those Adventure Quest ads actually has a single, retarded fan. 2) I found an episode of Cosprayers in the related videos bar. If you like Hanoka, then you might like Cosprayers! If you like Cosprayers or Hanoka, then you might like a clean mercy kill!

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Third entry is Born By Myself, #11. This one is kinda tricky; first of all, it's not anime. It's not even on Anime News Network, which has an extremely comprehensive encyclopedia; essentially, if it's not on ANN, it either isn't anime or doesn't exist. I have no fucking clue why this is on MAL, but then again, I found My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic on there. Second, this is nowhere to be found outside of a download on the main page for the producer of this. Anyway, this is... kind of a fusion of claymation and stop-motion, and it's kinda neat in a weird way, but HOLY SHIT THAT FUCKING AUDIO. This is pure, absolute earrape; it actually deafened one of my ears for a while. Guess what rating this gets by default? --- 1/10

By the way, this anime had so few members who have watched this that my 1/10 has now placed it as the 9th worst anime. Uh, whoops? No, not at all, this is physical painful to watch.

I'm done for now. The first 1/10 I ever gave was to Mars of Destruction, because it was so stupid that it deserved it in spite of how funny it was. However, my time doing this has given me so many 1/10s that I've re-evaluated it and have given it a 3 because no matter how terrible Mars of Destruction is, it's light years ahead of some of the other things out there.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 13 July, 2011, 02:30:43 pm
25. Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned
24. MD Geist II: Death Force
23. Fish in the Trap
22. Canary
21. Tekken: The Motion Picture
20. Eiken
19. Kimera
18. Battle Spirits: Ryoko no Ken
17. 6 Angels
16. Kämpfer Picture Drama
15. Isshoni Training
14. Panzer Dragoon
13. Hanoka
12. University Girls: Special Counseling
11. Born By Myself
10. Vampire Wars
9. Aos
8. Isshoni Sleeping
7. Human Zoo
6. Apocalypse Zero
5. Armageddon
4. Garzey's Wing
3. Psychic Wars
2. Tenkuu Danzato Skelter Heaven
1. Mars of Destruction

half-way done oh boy oh boy


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 13 July, 2011, 02:51:30 pm
u watched isshoni sleeping but you didn't get isshoni training out of the way first.

y u do dat


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 July, 2011, 10:43:13 am
Today's anime is Armageddon (#5), a Korean anime (by Ahriman's shitty definition, it's not anime, so lol) from 1996. Essentially, it's basically a superhero anime where the protagonist is an avatar of a supercomputer (no joke) and fights against a race that wishes to kill all of humanity in order to inhabit Earth. It's as generic as that summary sounds, and then some. The biggest problem is that this is fucking boring as all hell; it has a run time of 85 minutes and it squanders all of them. There's nothing to glue my attention to the fucking thing; it's just horrifically generic, boring and a waste of 85 minutes. --- 2/10

On a miscellaneous note, this is one of the first terrible 90's anime dubs I've watched that actually has a recognizable voice cast by today's standards. I could spot Mona Marshall, Steve Blum, Wendee Lee and even Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, among others. Obscure and bad anime tend to have extremely cheap, local actors who only ever work on one or two bad dubs, so it's odd to hear familiar voices. That said, they don't do a good job, but in comparison to things like MD Geist and Baoh, it's serviceable. Also, considering that this was made in South Korea, a whole bunch of characters, the main one included, have flat-tops that are highly reminiscent of Kim Jong-il's infamous hair-don't; one kid was also fat and ugly enough to be able to pass off as him as a middle school student.

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I planned on watching other shit today, but I had some severe problems trying to find one of the entries on this list. University Girls is getting thrown off my list, so I'm not going to be covering any hentai for the entirety of this list (unless Fish in the Trap is hentai). It'll be replaced by the new 25th worst anime, Sword for Truth. But anyway, I wasted four hours of my day trying to download University Girls and failed, so I'm really fucking pissed and I don't want to waste another second of my day.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 15 July, 2011, 04:33:32 pm
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/08_23-24.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/08_26.jpg)

gahahahahahahaha

can't wait for more


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 16 July, 2011, 04:51:12 pm
Claymore 115-116

- So, Raki is a badass now. One shot of him looked like he was using yoma energy. So, courtesy of Priscilla, he's now on par with a Claymore. Fuck that.
- The final weapon of the Organization are the re-animated corpses of three former #1's. All three of them are completely nuts (Cassandra hasn't revealed herself to be such, but considering that her compatriots are evil, she should be as well), too, but has there ever been a #1 with a balanced personality? Even Teresa was a bitch before she met Claire.
- I'm gauging their power like this: these guys should be be on par with Rafaela, and Claire curbstomped an archive of her about 25 chapters ago. Claire should be roughly on par with, if not weaker than, Miria. So, shouldn't Miria be curbstomping the one Claymore who is attacking her?
- All of these #1's look very similar to other characters. Hysteria is Renee, Roxanne is Luciela and Cassandra is Jean. Alright, I'm grasping with all of those, but I'm getting a lot of deja vu with these girls, kinda like Audrey with Galatea.

Though hey, I'll be honest, this is a hell of a lot better than that Priscilla bullshit.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 19 July, 2011, 08:04:10 pm
Finished the Little Garden arc of One Piece. I have two problems so far:

1) So far, I don't like Baroque Works nearly enough to think that they deserve to be present for 90 chapters. Drum Island will be a change of pace, but I have no interest in that either and it's just going to transition into the 60-chapter Alabasta arc and... about twenty chapters after that ends, we have the 75-chapter Skypeia arc, and after a short interval, there's another 53 chapters in Waters 7, 56 chapters in Enies Lobby... When reading everything about those arcs, I don't fucking care about them. It may be better in context and I actually am interested in everything after those, but I'm looking at a 300-chapter wall of arcs that just don't sound interesting enough to warrant such length.
2) This scanlation. (http://www.mangareader.net/103-2225-5/one-piece/chapter-118.html) It's like it was run through an old photocopier and then stretched out to boot. There are pages in which I had no clue what was going on because this scanlation is absolutely gimpy. There are plenty of large cutoffs for numerous pages (not related to naturally thin panels, but they don't mix well of course). There appear to be coffee stains on the edges of a few of these pages. The translation is also of a below-average quality, but it's not too big of an issue in comparison to the Kuro arc scanlation. But... here's the biggest problem: I scanned the next series of chapters by increments of 5 up to chapter 200. All of them are of equal quality. I needed to use shrunken versions of these pages to improve the quality (hosted by that retardedly slow site from which I got the first few Berserk chapters) and I'm still have problems telling what's going on. It's kind of a chore to read after a while, and I since I read manga because it's easier to go through, that doesn't work for me.

It's still good and all, but really, this is going to affect my willingness to continue reading this and the pace at which I shall read this.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 20 July, 2011, 01:21:17 am
You could always skip ahead until the quality improves.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 July, 2011, 05:50:34 am
I don't ever skip anything.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 20 July, 2011, 05:05:00 pm
More pain for you then.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 July, 2011, 07:41:02 pm
Today's recommendations are courtesy of Ahriman. You better fucking read these.

First anime of the day is the Panzer Dragoon OVA, #13. I have never played Panzer Dragoon, but from what I can tell (read: comparing the intro of Panzer Dragoon and a few other videos to this), this is an alternate version of Panzer Dragoon's story that basically shoehorns more traits found in bad one-shot OVA's into the plot and rolls with it. It's not the worst thing, since the Saturn version of Panzer Dragoon didn't have a plot that would coherently work in anime, but this doesn't do Panzer Dragoon any justice either. While the game looked and sounded impressive, this is just a generic $10K project from the 90's that is filled to the brim with QUALITY art and CGI and boring anime stereotypes. Essentially, you can't really make an anime out of the Saturn Panzer Dragoon without overhauling it and putting significantly more effort into this than just a 25-minute blow-off project. Honestly, considering that 2/5ths of this is a retelling of the opening of Panzer Dragoon, just go watch that instead of this. It's significantly more rewarding. -- 3/10

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Second entry is Fish in the Trap, #22 and the lowest-rated pure yaoi (Kimera is also yaoi, but that also has an action bent) on MAL. Heheh, oh boy, oh boy. So, this piece of shit stars this kid named Matsui. He's a thoroughly flat character whose only distinguishing trait is that he's a bold-lettered uke, but he still manages to attract this older athlete named Yuuji. He's tall, handsome, rich out of his ass and a great athlete... oh god, this is already stereotypical as fuck. Anyway, Yuuji immediately gets a boner for Matsui, opts to abduct him and take him to a bar and introduce him to his thuggish friends, all of whom would be stereotypical, limp-wristed faggots if they weren't, you know, assholes. These guys are so obviously slimy that even Matsui could tell that they're bad news, so after being coerced to try out a few drugs, he gets the fuck out of there. After managing to run away from these guys, Matsui is stalked by two of these guys who manage to notice him in an arcade, and once the entire gang gets together, Yuuji accosts Matsui and rapes him. Soon after, back in that bar after leaving Matsui completely stripped on the ground, Yuuji has an epiphany and decides to leave this group. After this, we get a time skip where Matsui joins his school's swimming club and immediately runs into Yuuji, where we have this sort of "love at first sight" pan and... the show ends.

Can you count the ways in which this is fucked up? This Yuuji guy is a slimy creep who rapes this retard, and he's treated sympathetically, his act of **** is completely glossed over and he gets some sort of a poorly-conceived redemption. His friends are creepy as fuck as well and, while they represent the wrong crowd, they're treated in a way that's vaguely sympathetic because, you know, they're really handsome fags and yaoi fans like that. In general, this is yet another yaoi/shoujo entry that treats horrible people within it sympathetically when they're really horrible people who deserve to be punished. Beyond the terrible implications of the scenario, this does its best to be as stereotypical of a yaoi entry as possible, with two slow and drawn-out "sex scenes" (nothing explicit shown, though, just guys sticking their hands into unzipped pants and cut outs) and tons of longing gazes with corny porno blues playing in the background. It's fucking generic, uninspired and coy when it gets to its meat and potatoes, and completely stupid everywhere else. --- 2/10

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Last entry is something that I hold near and dear to my heart: Isshoni Training, #14. So, apparently Hinako was a live-action hikikomori who was sucked into her TV after wishing she could be in anime. She has gained weight (hint: it's in her breasts) and thus she invites the viewer to work out with her. Not going to lie, the first six minutes of this OVA are so absolutely shameless that they're absolutely hilarious; those six minutes are so firmly entrenched in "so bad it's good" territory that I was considering giving this a fairly decent score for what it is. I would recommend watching those six minutes, actually. Thing is, after that, it just repeats her exercises for another 18 minutes after that with the same fucking insert song and clips. Any and all diversity exists only in the fact that Hinako wears different outfits on occasion, but most of time, she's wearing a slutty tank-top and short shorts. There are a few miscellaneous clips that are intended to pander to the viewer sparsed out through these 18 minutes (the last 30 seconds are just Hinako laying down, looking bored while counting... uh...), but for the most part, it's just the same clips, same sounds, same music... uh... well, fuck, it's just 6 minutes of gold and 18 minutes of nothing. This is definitely better than Isshoni Sleeping, but by a pitiful margin. --- 2/10

25. Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned
24. Sword for Truth
23. MD Geist II: Death Force
22. Fish in the Trap
21. Canary
20. Tekken: The Motion Picture
19. Eiken
18. Kimera
17. Battle Spirits: Ryoko no Ken
16. 6 Angels
15. Kämpfer Picture Drama
14. Isshoni Training
13. Panzer Dragoon
12. Hanoka
11. Born By Myself
10. Vampire Wars
9. Aos
8. Isshoni Sleeping
7. Human Zoo
6. Apocalypse Zero
5. Armageddon
4. Garzey's Wing
3. Psychic Wars
2. Tenkuu Danzato Skelter Heaven
1. Mars of Destruction


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Spring-Loaded on 20 July, 2011, 08:10:19 pm
I watched some of Fish in the Trap. I was surprised by how appealing it was to me.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 20 July, 2011, 09:35:02 pm
Oh gay fiction.

One day you'll have a quality entry. And not a QUALITY entry.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 20 July, 2011, 09:44:20 pm
This entire topic is QUALITY.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 22 July, 2011, 03:31:57 pm
Today is vampire day, and much like a girl's Twilight-themed slumber party, this absolutely lacks any semblance of testosterone or badassery. In other words, no Tsukihime or Hellsing for me, just the worst of the worst.

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First anime of the day is Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned, #25. This anime was inspired by Marvel's Dracula comics, but by "inspired", I mean "ranges from very little relation to fuck all to do with it." Our eponymous "protagonist" originated as a mitigated and apologistic interpretation of the life and times of Vlad Tepes, who would be cursed with immortality by Satan. Hunted by anti-vampire vigilantees in his native Europe (everyone in Europe knows of vampires, apparently), Dracula moves to Boston in order to begin his reign of terror in safer regions. This anime is very contradictory towards our undead friend, with his characterization vacillating from celebrating his immortality to damning it, submitting to Satan to rebelling against him, and being worthy of sympathy to not at the blink of an eye. Regardless, at the beginning of the film, he performs an act of defiance towards Satan by stealing a woman intended to be sacrificed to Satan as his bride. However, Dracula immediately falls in love with her and eventually has a child with her, even though she's the same variety of derpy, brainless and useless twat as the women he'd murder five seconds later for... seemingly no reason.

However, Dracula's acts of murder and kidnapping do not go unnoticed. He is opposed by several parties, each with some silly motivation for killing him. The first one would be a crazy, handicapped old man and his team of meddling kids (and their dog, too!), who wants to kill Dracula for murdering his family. Eventually, Satan (or Satanlucifer) and his minions decide to oppose Dracula as well, but not because Dracula stole his wife. Instead, Satan and his goons hate Dracula because he fell in love and fucked her... alright, what were you gonna do with her, Satan? Eventually, Dracula's son also accosts him after being murdered and revived by God under terms that he can only be allowed to live if he hunts down his evil father. All of these forces do very little to jack shit (the son thing was only for angst) up until Dracula is stripped of his immortality by Satan, leading to a silly scene where Dracula robs some random people for money to spend on a hamburger. Eventually, Dracula leaves for Transylvania to find some way to recover his immortality, leading him to face off against his former servants in one of the dumbest encounters ever and culminating in him recovering that immortality... seconds before being unceremoniously killed off. Yeah, apparently that old man up there was keeping enough explosives in his wheelchair to level Dracula's old castle. Well, that sucks.

Of course, those entire two paragraphs could be summarized with "this is incredibly stupid and bad", but I wanted to detail this anime in depth because I actually like it for those reasons. The dialogue in this film is absolutely horrible from corny monologues and extreme inconsistency to a narrator that does not shy away from giving pretentious speeches and massive info dumps at a moment's notice. The acting is also absolutely fucking horrible; I think my favorite example is Lilith, who has the voice of an evil and possessed 8 year old. Even by the standards of 1980, this looks like ass, sporting a westernized style that actually doesn't look drastically different than DCAU works, except for the part where it looks incredibly rough and poorly drawn. However, with all of that said, this actually likeable in a way; as one could easily tell, this has enough camp to house an entire invasion force. Out of its 90-minute run time, only about 25 minutes, most of which were at this beginning, were uninteresting and fruitless. It takes a bit of time to start, but once it does, this devolves into a mess of failure that just cannot help but be entertaining. In the end, as terrible as this is, it's actually pretty entertaining, albeit for all of the wrong reasons. I have to say, this is probably the best entry in this entire list, except for maybe Mars of Destruction. --- 4/10

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Second entry is Kimera, #18. Kimera is... a thing. A very stupid thing. It's a fusion of brainless yaoi and extremely messy gore, which allowed it to get a very boring and crappy dub back in the 90's that insisted the obviously masculine Kimera was a woman. Kimera stars a Japanese man named Osamu, who runs into an armed caravan while on a road trip in the U.S. with a stereotypical American associate of no real importance. This caravan contains Kimera, a very feminine vampire who Osamu immediately and spontaneously goes gay for and spends plenty of scenes cuddling up with it whenever it isn't sealed in a cryogenic tube, which it is inside of during this scene. Anyway, the caravan is immediately attacked by two alien vampires, but the cargo is successfully moved to a laboratory and sealed in a vault, which Osamu breaks into anyway in order to go fuck Kimera or something. After releasing Kimera, stuff happens for 15 minutes and eventually Osamu is told that Kimera's reason for existing it to fuck humans and give birth to vampires, who will kill every human ever as planned and perpetrated by the villain in an act of revenge. After an "action-packed" ending, with one of the alien vampires telling Osamu that he should kill Kimera or the human race will become extinct, Osamu opts to spare Kimera so he can continue cuddling with his gay, world-ending vampire. Alright, then.

So, I think that says enough for this. This is so incredibly stupid that I couldn't even remember what happened for most of it, but I do remember that none of what I can't remember was of any importance. Honestly, it's all an excuse for horrible, messy deaths and two guys making out for no reason. Really, I can remember almost everything about every bad show that I watch, so the fact that I can't remember shit about this says something. --- 3/10.

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The final entry is Vampire Wars, #10, and the final entry for the bottom 10 completed anime on MAL (even though it's now the 11th because I downrated Born by Myself that hard). Did I mention that this was a **** to acquire? Because it was; I intended to actually watch all of this yesterday, but getting this ready extended it into today. Basically, another anime with alien vampires; some vampires attack a CIA base, which coincides with a project at the same base that... I don't think was elaborated on at all. So, our protagonist, a former terrorist who tried to commit mass murder at some point (and is treated sympathetically and has a sense of justice to boot!) is abducted in France by the police in order to coerce him into investigating it. Now this project requires a girl named Lamia, who has alien blood, but it turns out she is also sought out by these alien vampires for less evil reasons, believe it or not. After a ton of double-crossing, the protagonist spends his time protecting her and, once she is captured and traded off to the CIA, teams up with the aforementioned vampires (their leader looks like a blonde Sephiroth in a lime-green jumpsuit. I just feel like noting that) to rescue her.

After a while, I had no clue what was going on (I'm really good at parsing together even the most nonsensical plots; MD Geist actually made sense to me), but whatever happened seemed like an excuse for violence. As sad as it is, that actually sort of made the movie a bit better; essentially, the plot is nonsensical dribble that is impossible to keep up with, but the final product is not slow enough to be absolutely awful. However, it's like the difference of "unwatchable" to "very bad;" there is really nothing to get out of this show. --- 3/10.

25. Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned
24. Sword for Truth
23. MD Geist II: Death Force
22. Fish in the Trap
21. Canary
20. Tekken: The Motion Picture
19. Eiken
18. Kimera
17. Battle Spirits: Ryoko no Ken
16. 6 Angels
15. Kämpfer Picture Drama
14. Isshoni Training
13. Panzer Dragoon
12. Hanoka
11. Born By Myself
10. Vampire Wars
9. Aos
8. Isshoni Sleeping
7. Human Zoo
6. Apocalypse Zero
5. Armageddon
4. Garzey's Wing
3. Psychic Wars
2. Tenkuu Danzato Skelter Heaven
1. Mars of Destruction

5 entries left, oh boy. Actually, this list sorted itself out nicely; one day for vampires, another day for bad action OVAs and the last day is ronery ****. Unfortunately, I am going to end this with a Kämpfer marathon, which will be... uh... a thing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 July, 2011, 07:28:20 pm
A thing consisting of shit


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 23 July, 2011, 04:21:00 am
dat blue chick is hawt though


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 27 July, 2011, 02:45:04 am
All of my mini-reviews on MAL are becoming the same thing for all of these. It's funny how suckiness can be boiled down to a simple formula, and nobody seems to understand this.

25. Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned
24. Sword for Truth
23. MD Geist II: Death Force
22. Fish in the Trap
21. Canary
20. Tekken: The Motion Picture
19. Eiken
18. Kimera
17. Battle Spirits: Ryoko no Ken
16. 6 Angels
15. Kämpfer Picture Drama
14. Isshoni Training
13. Panzer Dragoon
12. Hanoka
11. Born By Myself
10. Vampire Wars
9. Aos
8. Isshoni Sleeping
7. Human Zoo
6. Apocalypse Zero
5. Armageddon
4. Garzey's Wing
3. Psychic Wars
2. Tenkuu Danzato Skelter Heaven
1. Mars of Destruction

I am down to two, but this ushers in the worst aspect of hell month: watching Kämpfer. The next day shall be ronery day, when I shall watch 6 Angels and start Kämpfer.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 July, 2011, 06:35:06 am
Watched 6 Angels. I cannot believe that something this stupid could even exist. Seriously, this is as bad as it gets; this stands toe-to-toe with Cosprayers as one of the worst anime in the history of ever. Out of every single entry on this list, this is by far and away the worst. Even Psychic Wars is in such a position that it would be able to take a long, steaming piss all over this thing. I came to this conclusion as early as the first episode, and nothing throughout the remainder of the OVA changed this opinion. Really, I must repeat this: I cannot fucking believe that anyone actually allowed this to exist.

I'm not watching Kämpfer right now. Bringing myself to finish 6 Angels was a harrowing trial; I don't need to make my morning even worse.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 July, 2011, 11:42:09 am
What was the worst part?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 July, 2011, 06:46:48 pm
watching it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 July, 2011, 06:48:58 pm
Fair 'nuff.

I've been watching Gad Guard on a whim.

You probably wouldn't hate it too much.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 30 July, 2011, 06:59:31 pm
Now watching Kämpfer.

Oh, **** me...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 30 July, 2011, 07:13:06 pm
It's pretty silly to whine about things that you're forcing yourself to watch


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 July, 2011, 07:15:54 pm
Now watching Kämpfer.

Oh, **** me...
Just imagine the main character's named Ranma.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 July, 2011, 02:52:38 am
whining =/= absolute dread


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 31 July, 2011, 02:53:46 am
that's almost even dumber why would you dread something that isn't actually inevitable or unavoidable


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 July, 2011, 03:54:08 am
All of these entries are unavoidable, dipshit. I would definitely come to them sooner or later; I watched a good chunk of this long before I attached any semblance of an obligation to experience the awfulness of this list, and that was because I would eventually come to them anyway with questions of how bad they could possibly be. In the end, I hated all of them with every fiber of my being, but that doesn't change the fact that I wanted to watch all of them. I wanted to know just how they are terrible and I wanted to archive the results for my own personal amusement. I wanted to rip and tear each and every last entry apart for my own personal amusement because I like hating things. I like assembling large columns of disgust, repulsion and hatred just because it is fun to do so. I want to go back through this topic eventually and react to every single entry that I dismantled so thoroughly that they have ceased to exist even on the subatomic level. Even with this show, I dread the idea of watching it, but I still want to do so; I want to know just how bad it gets, and then I want to completely destroy it for my own amusement.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 31 July, 2011, 03:57:41 am
That's pretty deep


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 July, 2011, 04:05:03 am
so nanoka~


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 31 July, 2011, 04:11:09 am
so nano


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 July, 2011, 06:07:04 pm
Alright, it's completely blatant that Kämpfer knows that it's terrible right from the start.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ahriman on 31 July, 2011, 06:49:30 pm
With a concept like this I don't see how that could be.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac234678 on 31 July, 2011, 08:36:34 pm
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/nobrains.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/noplot.png)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/ReinforceEin/noservice.png)

By the way, this isn't a character interaction. This is a **** opening narration for the second episode. It's pretty much the most obvious way for the show to tell you that it's bullshit, but it's not the only one.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 21 June, 2015, 11:00:20 pm
What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 21 June, 2015, 11:19:17 pm
(http://s1.favim.com/orig/16/90s-beavis-beavis-and-butthead-grave-mtv-Favim.com-192690.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 June, 2015, 05:33:37 am
*altered beast quote*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 June, 2015, 07:01:25 am
nah, random got ahead of himself there. this isn't a glorious return to the land of the living -- this is just the announcement that the mausoleum of Mr. Maniac234678 has been re-opened to the public.

...although this did make me binge the fuck out of Berserk for the first time in years


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 22 June, 2015, 08:04:28 am
Getting ahead of myself is like my favorite thing to do. It's like my calling card.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 June, 2015, 09:18:54 am
you know, i said that, but it's still almost half-way likely that I'll post "OH HEY I'M WATCHING THIS NOW" at least once or twice. well, once i get back into anime, at least; the last show i went out of my way to watch outside of anime club was back in december


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 22 June, 2015, 10:20:05 am
Yeah I haven't exactly been on the wagon myself. Most of my free time lately has been spent playing games.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 June, 2015, 05:22:02 pm
well whatever i'm a paleo guy dead things are cool too

berserk for instance

I haven't watched anything other than JoJo and one episode of a show UF and I were supposed to watch together before he ABANDONED ME.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 22 June, 2015, 05:53:56 pm
Youef has always been the kind of guy who would do that


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 June, 2015, 07:20:33 pm
Agreed.

you should watch it with me instead


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 23 June, 2015, 09:12:21 am
What show is it?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 June, 2015, 09:56:32 am
LoGH. Good show, but a rough show for multiple people to keep up with at the same pace due to its length and subject matter


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 June, 2015, 05:26:08 pm
I like to think this means Maniac has obsessively followed everyone's MAL in the time he's been gone.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 23 June, 2015, 05:29:44 pm
Oh I thought he was joking lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 June, 2015, 05:33:18 pm
it wasn't in all lowercase of course he wasn't joking


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 23 June, 2015, 05:43:11 pm
well he hasn't been here in a while why should i assume he talks the same way as us


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 June, 2015, 05:55:01 pm
i unno


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 June, 2015, 09:10:06 pm
my exact train of thought was "well, if this is gonna be a conversation here, guess i'll go over to floyd's topic to see what he's talking about. oh hey look, top of the second to last page, here's what he must be talking about"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 24 June, 2015, 11:51:54 pm
Lol, yeah, I forgot about that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 25 June, 2015, 05:49:08 pm
i thought we were brothers youef


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 25 June, 2015, 09:42:55 pm
i thought we were brothers youef
dont think youef's quite that pasty


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 25 June, 2015, 11:28:39 pm
this is just an aside to say "seriously, go watch LoGH right now"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 26 June, 2015, 03:46:05 am
One day.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 June, 2015, 04:16:28 am
as cute as i must have thought it was at the time, scrolling through that eva-beatrice picture dump i kept quoting every other page is kinda annoying now

also i tore through like, 22 volumes of berserk already. i'm in a berserk kinda mood, maybe i'll watch that anime


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 June, 2015, 05:33:13 am
I have every intention of watching it at some point.

and i support this berserk mood


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 26 June, 2015, 09:48:57 pm
I was in a Berserk mood a few months ago and tore through the first 27 volumes, but then I became afraid of catching up and I stopped.

I might reread the Conviction arc soon.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 June, 2015, 06:42:28 am
I actually thought the Conviction arc aged poorly. I guess Mozgus is still hilarious and the ending to the arc is unsettling as ****, but it felt like a lot of nothing, with characters I couldn't care about (hi, Nina) taking too much screen time. The Lost Children arc is evergreen, though -- that entire fight with Rosine is still awesome (I think that's where your avatar came from, too)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 June, 2015, 02:20:37 pm
Oh man, Rosine.

That was such a ****-up arc.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 29 June, 2015, 03:02:57 pm
Yeah, Lost Children is basically the main reason why I'm re-reading it. That sh(http://)it was sad.

And yeah, fu(http://)ck Nina. Luca was cool though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 June, 2015, 06:49:08 pm
Skull Knight/Luca buddy cop adventures was quality.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 July, 2015, 11:57:34 pm
Been rewatching Kill la Kill by way of Toonami's broadcast, or at least the greater part of the show. I... kinda blocked my memory about how weak the ending arc was. I kinda remember being really hype over Ryuko effectively beating Nui, but it turns out that it was actually kinda lame. I do totally remember how weak the rest of the show is from here so uhhhhhh

Also, speaking of Toonami, I was kinda surprised how inoffensive Sword Art Online is for how much **** it got. It ain't good by any stretch of the imagination, but it ain't Black Bullet I guess.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 July, 2015, 01:35:18 am
Been rewatching Kill la Kill by way of Toonami's broadcast, or at least the greater part of the show. I... kinda blocked my memory about how weak the ending arc was. I kinda remember being really hype over Ryuko effectively beating Nui, but it turns out that it was actually kinda lame. I do totally remember how weak the rest of the show is from here so uhhhhhh

Also, speaking of Toonami, I was kinda surprised how inoffensive Sword Art Online is for how much **** it got. It ain't good by any stretch of the imagination, but it ain't Black Bullet I guess.
It's the Fairy Dance arc that gets it most of the hate, really.

It was actually p. terrible.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 19 July, 2015, 12:54:31 pm
you know, of course it wasn't gonna last, but i'm really bothered that kirito didn't stay a trap for the entirety of SAO 2


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 20 July, 2015, 01:02:31 am
Have you read Shin Angyo Onshi?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 20 July, 2015, 03:37:20 pm
I have never even heard of that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 26 July, 2015, 12:24:23 pm
Do check it out. It's a great manhwa I read about a year ago that reminded me of Berserk. I think you might like it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 July, 2015, 12:56:06 pm
on an unrelated note:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-mike-toole-show/2015-07-26/.90903

this may be the most relevant anime article to me that i've ever seen

open mic night, gentlemen: what's the worst anime all of y'all have seen


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 26 July, 2015, 01:15:07 pm
I'd like to say Mars of Destruction, because it really is bad, but that just seems too easy...

I dunno, I haven't watched much really bad anime, as I usually end up watching stuff that's highly-rated anyway


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 July, 2015, 09:41:32 pm
Eh, most of my choices, while referring to shows that are much less well known, are pretty easy targets too. Mars of Destruction is that friggin' bad, but I personally couldn't hate it as much as most of the stuff I had been watching before I left -- it's too mercifully short, and it's so mangled that it's absolutely hilarious. I always put Skelter Heaven (another shitty Idea Factory visual novel adaptation) below it, personally.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 27 July, 2015, 09:06:29 am
jojo lol

no actually that one higurashi OVA where the blue loli gets hit by a truck
that was awful

also Gravitation


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 July, 2015, 05:23:37 pm
not entirely sure why you even watched gravitation in the first place

also you should watch kira just to see how far down the higurashi ova hole goes

EDIT: also now i'm reading all of my old reviews of bad OVAs. a whole lot of the aggression i put on was really friggin' lame and pathetic, but i can't believe i used homophobic slurs that often. like, the one review i made for that shitty yaoi ova has that word like 4 times. that has to be the lamest tough guy bullshit i ever puked out


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 July, 2015, 08:22:31 pm
I haven't seen nearly enough to say.

i wanna watch the tomb of dracula anime since its supposed to be fucking awful and i love me some tomb of dracula


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 July, 2015, 08:41:19 pm
i actually wrote up the dracula movie here. it's a pretty damn good "bad" movie -- hilariously inept, hideous and so completely unaware of how lame everything going on actually is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 27 July, 2015, 09:55:30 pm
well i will consider this a seal of approval


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 27 July, 2015, 10:17:28 pm
Vampire Knight was pretty awful. I don't know what possessed me to watch that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 28 July, 2015, 08:38:47 am
not entirely sure why you even watched gravitation in the first place
Yeah I really don't know what I expected. My friend was like "Hey have you heard about this anime, it's about gay romance, you're gay, you might like it" and I was like "ok" and then wow, no.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 29 July, 2015, 01:50:52 am
I think the one incredibly shitty anime that stands out in my experience was some bizarre 80s-90s thing that was localized by the name of Virus Buster Serge.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 29 July, 2015, 11:43:35 am
never actually watched it, but virus buster serge sure has some amazing artwork

(http://www.rubberslug.com/img_show.aspx?ImageID=494260&X=530&Section=Item)

it's like if rob liefeld decided he was into bee girls or something


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 29 July, 2015, 07:39:27 pm
the more i stare at that the worse it gets


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 30 July, 2015, 01:59:05 am
feels like this has been the first hype as **** one piece chapter in years


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 July, 2015, 11:43:11 pm
This action makes no sense tho


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 30 July, 2015, 11:54:24 pm
I agree, and I also think Kaido's motivation in this chapter doesn't mesh well with everything we already know about him, but god does he look cool.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 August, 2015, 07:13:50 am
I agree, and I also think Kaido's motivation in this chapter doesn't mesh well with everything we already know about him, but god does he look cool.

*looks him up*

well shit you're right


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 August, 2015, 12:03:06 am
kill la kill's ending was as bad as i remember

(http://www.entravity.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/kill-24-66.jpg)

bobcut satsuki is pretty cool tho


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 August, 2015, 01:18:29 am
(http://i.imgur.com/GOjkuxA.jpg)

also this


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 August, 2015, 09:49:34 am
what


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 05 August, 2015, 01:39:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7MudAGVT3s

i always imagined that all of the weird laughs in one piece would sound incredibly awkward out loud. turns out i was right


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 August, 2015, 12:45:31 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzjfsBOCcAITy7E.jpg)

i want to watch this


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 August, 2015, 09:42:16 am
durr


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 August, 2015, 02:42:19 pm
WHAT THE SHIT, FLOYD


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 12 August, 2015, 05:04:06 pm
frisky dingo tsukihime crossover too rite


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 August, 2015, 06:40:08 pm
is there anyone you can photoshop in place of a tsukihime character and make a pun out of it

you know, i think the masterful thing about fate/stay archer is that you probably wouldn't have to ever change rin's expressions/dialogue to describe her dissatisfaction with having sterling archer as her servant. i just really want to see someone make this a reality


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2015, 04:34:15 pm
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-08-14/hokuto-no-ken-ichigo-aji-tv-anime-teaser-video-streamed/.91671

Quote
The gag manga centers on a fun version of the Holy Emperor Souther as he tries to find ways to become friends with Kenshirō, demonstrates his party techniques, and sometimes plays with the Gosha Sei.

i guess every fist of the north star thing from here to eternity is gonna be some goofy ironic thing

and i'll still watch all of it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 August, 2015, 06:49:24 pm
isn't there one of those where Kenshiro is working at a convenience store or something


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 14 August, 2015, 07:24:39 pm
isn't there one of those where Kenshiro is working at a convenience store or something

excuse me what


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 14 August, 2015, 08:03:28 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DD_Fist_of_the_North_Star

yeah, this thing


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 14 August, 2015, 08:48:36 pm
Yeah, I stay the hell away from **** like that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2015, 10:36:00 pm
i guess i kinda liked the part in the first episode of DD fist of the north star where mr. heart was a super bishonen and kenshiro made him into the hideous blob he actually is with his atatatatatatata, but otherwise that show was pretty boring

like, it's not even a bad concept behind it -- make a gag series for fist of the north star, replete with all of its characters who would have had no place in the world if it weren't nuked into a post-apocalyptic shithole, where the apocalypse never happened. but in execution, it was just banal as hell


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 24 August, 2015, 12:38:55 am
i'm going to bump this. not to say that i've been watching anime, because i haven't, but because i watched the series finale of aqua teen hunger force. was everything i expected it to be.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJ_ryTLWIAAvpCW.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 August, 2015, 08:49:12 am
The Patti Smith song at the end did me in.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 24 August, 2015, 01:00:24 pm
also, it's now been five years since satoshi kon died

SATOSHI KON DIED. GOD ****ING DAMMIT.

and the only thing he had ever done that i've watched is that jojos OVA from 1993 that he wrote the script to one episode for


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 24 August, 2015, 01:01:39 pm
also, it's now been five years since satoshi kon died

and the only thing he had ever done that i've watched is that jojos OVA from 1993 that he wrote the script to one episode for
oh man


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 28 August, 2015, 03:21:27 pm
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2015-08-28/why-i-cant-stop-watching-prison-school/.92235

[link features nsfw stuff]

Quote
"The boys' first prison break attempt is rife with all the tension of a real penitentiary escape, except instead of digging claustrophobic tunnels with a spoon, Gakuto must loudly poop his pants in a room full of girls in order to facilitate the jailbreak."

i know what i must watch next


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 08 September, 2015, 03:09:00 pm
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2994760&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

you know, when code geass was going on, especially season 2, there was literally nobody above the age of 16 who ever said "this is an intelligent, well-written show". it's kind of amusing that people will still go to bat in defense of its maidenly honor years later.

never watched it for that exact reason, of course. which led to a pretty awesome moment last year during an anime pictionary game where i was assigned to draw something from code geass, failed, and everyone on my team just screamed at me for ten minutes. that was great.

that was my random musing about an overhyped show that i never watched, thank you


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 08 September, 2015, 04:33:05 pm
everyone clamored about it, so i tried to watch it

i don't think i even made it past the first episode before i lost interest


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 08 September, 2015, 04:57:01 pm
i fucking loathe the character design in that show i've never watched in episode but everyone looks so goddamn terrible


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 08 September, 2015, 09:16:02 pm
I enjoyed it when I watched it, but it's incredibly overrated. And R2 was pretty awful up besides the ending. It was like a plot twist every episode, and some of them were so batsh(http://)it absurd that it became really hard taking the show seriously.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 08 September, 2015, 09:26:42 pm
that show had great music


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 09 September, 2015, 04:43:27 am
I gotta admit, I mostly remember it for how much of an insane train wreck all the twists and weird shit were.

Oh and a maid turned out to be a ninja for no reason or explanation whatsoever so I guess that was k


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 09 September, 2015, 05:25:37 pm
don't forget nina and her **** victim


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 10 September, 2015, 02:31:23 pm
ANIME CLUB

Quote
Ore Monogatari!! (Rom Com)
Gangsta (Drama)
Akatsuki No Yona (Action Adventure)

Gate (Military)
Akagami no Shirayuki Hime (Romance)
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight (Moe)

Charlotte (Super Power)
Is it Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon (Adventure)
Gurren Lagaan (Mecha/Shonen)

School-Live (Slice of Life)
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis (Action/Adventure)
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Rom Com)

i get to vote for 5 of these. somehow, i don't imagine giving enough of a **** about this list such that i could actually even pick 5 shows

well, at least i haven't seen gurren lagann in like, 7 years

EDIT: bolded what I think i'll choose


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 September, 2015, 08:08:42 pm
Yo you could probably drop two GL, AnY, and whatever moeshit that is and add Shingeki no Bahamut and Yamada-kun.

They're both good shows.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 September, 2015, 11:39:43 am
you know, akatsuki no yona is obviously gonna be a weak show, but it has super cute fujoshi-bait boys so I will choose it regardless.

we haven't previewed bahamut or yamada-kun, so I dunno. really, the five shows i chose are generally "well, why not"s sans gangsta which, while having some of the ****tiest animation i have ever seen from a TV anime, has a pretty neat aesthetic for a show from the year of our lord 2015

of course, i'm assuming the dungeon anime will get in because of hestia and shit and i'm not wholly looking forward to that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 13 September, 2015, 11:04:25 am
srsly, at least try out Bahamut.

It's basically Fantasy Dandy with something like an actual plotline


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 September, 2015, 09:01:03 pm
apparently my twitter feed exploded at some point over someone getting mobbed for saying they didn't like elfen lied

if only i was there to participate in that bitchslapfight

nah, i was prolly better off mashing my head against the shittiest missions in phantom pain again


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 14 September, 2015, 10:16:01 pm
Not that i participate in twitter, but whatever dude that was that was the focal point has at least a modicum of taste


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 14 September, 2015, 11:32:59 pm
mananack sempai what is your twitter


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 15 September, 2015, 05:52:49 am
i have like, a million different identities on the internet and i prefer not to have any of them overlap. one of those is attached to my twitter, so I'm gonna have to disappoint you.

i have like, no followers anyway and thus tend to say nothing except meaningless bullshit to other friends that you guys don't know at all


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 15 September, 2015, 05:46:32 pm
awwwwwwwwwwww

(i totally get it)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 17 September, 2015, 05:32:49 am
alright, now i'm undeathly afraid of people voting in both dungeon and school-live. i guess it's better than voting for black bullet, but only marginally.

missed the first episode of yamada, but bahamut does look kinda cool.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 September, 2015, 08:31:48 am
watching mirai nikki for what seems to be no good reason

this show is kinda shitty, but hey, yuno. she sure is an adorable waifu character and an absolutely horrible person, huh?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 September, 2015, 10:59:10 am
It's mostly enjoyable for just how psycho everyone gets.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 September, 2015, 12:09:21 pm
i'm pretty sure the only actual reason for watching this show is because of yuno, whether or not it's to be in awe of her or to be in love with her

as such, I'm actually kinda bored with all the other assholes in the show and kinda want them all to be dead such that only yuno is left


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 September, 2015, 12:49:43 pm
*poof*

Your wish is granted.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 September, 2015, 01:05:25 pm
oh, but of course. but i'm only on episode 6, so

EDIT: protip to all writers: you will never succeed at making me give a **** about a serial killer 4 year old. never.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 22 September, 2015, 01:35:37 pm
Yuno is the only character that kept that show afloat


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 September, 2015, 10:07:47 pm
actually ran a search for mirai nikki to see how many here watched it and saw your mini-write-up, UF

you know, just a cursory glance at what people think of this show always turns up with comments like "yuki is a little bitch" or some permutation of that sentiment. i dunno if he actively gets worse later, yet somehow I can't hate him. he's utterly bereft of any distinctive traits and basically exists for yuno to be all yandere to, but at least he isn't like, all of these fodder-ass monster-of-the-week numbers who almost uniformly exist to be completely disposable and to distract the storyline from how much of a fucking nutjob yuno is. at least he helps further the character interactions that serve as the foundation upon which the entire conceit of this story is based, i guess.

i guess a good amount of the thought put into this story is all about the dynamic where this kid is really useless but he has a badass partner who complements him perfectly but also happens to be grossly poisonous, so they had to have some kind of conflict, but otherwise the highlander bit about this story is pretty friggin' lame

alsoalsoalso i like how the evil terrorist lady who killed hundreds of kids in a school bombing in her debut is slowly becoming a hero. lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 September, 2015, 12:46:47 pm
Then I expect you'll like the CHARACTER-TRANSFORMING MOMENTS coming up.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 September, 2015, 09:48:22 pm
so i guess i watched plastic nee-san in anime club today (i dunno if I'd call this following video NSFW, but i sure as hell wouldn't be caught dead watching it in public. other bits of this are absolutely NSFW)

https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=_L5jTqkLIeQ

i'm not sure what to think, honestly


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 23 September, 2015, 10:07:43 pm
(http://cloud-4.steamusercontent.com/ugc/26228891349784072/42B67D4A7DDE640E887173E3CE8C6AD4BB282E5B/)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 28 September, 2015, 03:04:48 am
some kid from school told me to watch that show and i wanted to kill myself


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 28 September, 2015, 05:44:49 am
i like some of the non-sequitors, i guess. like, the very first joke of the first episode hits it out of the park, for example. but most of it was just some kinda ecchi-tastic "lolrandumb" (for lack of a better word) humor without any semblance of precision

also p.s. i got drunk around midnight and listened to saya no uta's soundtrack again in lieu of doing math homework and it was a magical experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DiSv8-NW-w

this is the song of my life, courtesy of a porn game


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 October, 2015, 12:43:19 am
Saw the first episode of One-Punch Man with some friends yesterday, so I decided to tackle the manga. Only I read it on the wrong site, apparently, one that cut out entire halves of chapters, which I didn't entirely notice until I saw that the last chapter in the Sea King arc had like, 9 pages. Debating on whether or not I want to restart or something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 06 October, 2015, 04:43:34 pm
It's worth restarting. OPM is awesome.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 07 October, 2015, 05:48:58 am
caught up with the manga. think i caught up too fast, though -- the latest set of chapters isn't exactly the most exciting place to bench the manga

so like, i have a linear algebra exam in 3 and a half hours, but here I am reading ahead through the webcomic

and commenting on how awesome some of the upcoming villains are on a dead website

(http://i.imgur.com/2CAh7CH.jpg)

lookit that fuckin' name, man


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 07 October, 2015, 07:25:50 pm
well that's amazing

i need to get caught up


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 19 October, 2015, 07:37:10 am
(http://i.imgur.com/MADGej7.png)

so bada-- wait

(http://i.imgur.com/y4ayrk5.png)

...

wonder if saitama could clear 12s.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 24 October, 2015, 03:10:10 pm
nah that's more King's dealio


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 24 October, 2015, 05:19:28 pm
then who did king choose as his qpronicle chord waifu

it better have been the trap

EDIT: I have now been listening to the OPM OP for three hours straight. I swear, this is like, one of only three anime I can think of with a metal opening, let alone a good one.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 October, 2015, 07:31:20 pm
then who did king choose as his qpronicle chord waifu

it better have been the trap

EDIT: I have now been listening to the OPM OP for three hours straight. I swear, this is like, one of only three anime I can think of with a metal opening, let alone a good one.
That's JAM Project for you.

...

Man I miss SOIL and "Pimp" Sessions.

...

And now I'm missing Bizzle.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 October, 2015, 08:14:07 pm
man, i swear i've seen him, on multiple occasions, log in, look around and say nothing

that traitor is dead to me. dead, i say.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 26 October, 2015, 09:23:10 pm
Yeah man why'd Bizzle abandon us that hack jerk I swear


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 October, 2015, 09:39:30 pm
i miss the little shit


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 October, 2015, 01:14:20 am
you found the time from your busy schedule of LIVING THE LIFE to post in my topic on a dead website

i am very touched


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 27 October, 2015, 01:23:15 am
well as you know i'm very busy living my fantastical life of self-destruction but i had a headache and couldn't do much so you know


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 October, 2015, 01:31:48 am
EDIT: I have now been listening to the OPM OP for three hours straight. I swear, this is like, one of only three anime I can think of with a metal opening, let alone a good one.

oh yeah, i'm doing this again

speaking of you, rank the one punch man opening on the scale of awesomeness relative to everything else JAM Project has made, since i imagine you're far more intimately familiar with them than anyone else here


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 27 October, 2015, 01:35:28 am
Pretty good, it sounds like a lot of their stuff from their 6th album on. Unfortunately I'm only just listening to this now and haven't been watching the show. Did read the first couple volumes of the manga a while ago though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 October, 2015, 11:08:58 am
Why is everything always so wonderful?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 27 October, 2015, 12:45:43 pm
salty pls go


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 October, 2015, 02:19:43 pm
i'm actually kind of surprised you're here. i didn't know you were actually checking up on this topic here given that i haven't talked to you in months


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 27 October, 2015, 02:32:59 pm
I've looked here very periodically.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 October, 2015, 03:28:22 pm
your mood should be tsundere like mine is


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 28 October, 2015, 02:27:11 pm
This warms my heart.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 28 October, 2015, 05:08:03 pm
unrelated, worthless miscellaneous note that literally nobody here gives a shit about: the dude who made the best umineko music (-45) is also an artist and regularly draws my new waifu

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJlQ2YvCUAAr3yy.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs4wKRHmiR8

truly a renaissance man of our time


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 29 October, 2015, 08:27:07 pm
Oh, for something more substantial, I watched Little Witch Academia 2 last night. I guess it was okay, but it still fell into the same rut where it was still the sequel to a show with pretty much no actual substance and a 20 minute run-time that is still probably Trigger's worst show (never watched Ninja Slayer). Like, the animation is fun and expressive and I guess prevents it from slipping into mediocrity, but pretty much everything else is the most "I don't give a shit" kind of thing.

Also, Charlotte turned into crap in like, no time at all lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 05 November, 2015, 11:44:39 am
Quote
MC-kun: oh no my imouto-chan died i'm sad now
MC-kun: NOW I'M AN EVIL MONSTER WHO PICKS FIGHTS WITH PEOPLE AND HORRIFICALLY MAIMS THEM, EVEN STABS THEM AND THREATENS TO MURDER THEM
main girl-chan: i have come to redeem you with your little sister's pizza sauce
MC-kun: now i am redeemed. main girl-chan, i'm going to introduce your brother to his idol back before he went insane and magically make him better i am such a good person now also nobody seems to care that i went through a horrifically violent phase that hospitalized a bunch of guys and we're back to wacky stuff now

charlotte is so fucking bad omg. i really don't give half a shit about yamada-kun or oremonogatari, but this is the worst thing we're watching. also, it's the only thing we're watching that i voted for lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 12 November, 2015, 01:33:35 am
what are the three worst anime you've seen


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 November, 2015, 02:38:45 pm
cosprayers is still the worst thing i've ever seen, but everyone here knows how much i hate that already.

in general, i don't watch much bad anime (not that i watch much anime at all!) anymore since i exhausted all of the mercifully short stuff and don't have time to thoroughly pursue bad shows straight to finish anymore. most of the bad stuff i see these days is in anime club, like Charlotte (which i voted for), Corpse Princess, Terror in Resonance (which i voted for) and especially Black Bullet.

EDIT: oh yeah, RWBY is also amazingly bad if you count a poser-made webseries by americans as anime lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 12 November, 2015, 05:27:30 pm
Terror in Resonance
yer kidding

such wasted potential


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 November, 2015, 07:08:15 pm
that show was so amazingly boring and pointless. for a passion project from watanabe himself, that's pretty **** disappointing


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 13 November, 2015, 01:01:46 am
I liked the first few episodes. It felt like it was going somewhere, but Five kind of ruined it, and the show felt like it started to meander towards nothing. Good soundtrack though. I'm always impressed with how versatile Yoko Kanno is.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 13 November, 2015, 02:57:04 am
When I saw the first episode in anime club, I instantly predicted that it was going to be a victim of Eden of the East syndrome where it's a politically-inclined anime that bases its existence around a vaguely-defined "greater question" and then utilizes intrigue as a crutch to keep the series aimlessly ambling onward until it hurriedly and unsatisfactorily answers that question in the end because nobody actually had the answer from the start and because the subject material was too ambitious for anyone in the staff to control. For my part, I still voted for it because Watanabe and stuff, I guess.

For the first bunch of episodes, it really did live up to that assumption -- it was as dry as a kiddie pool in the Mojave, it spent far too long trying to make the two male leads mysterious and un-relatable, and didn't budge on any substantial exposition relating to the scenario, characters or themes such that we could kinda engage the show. Kinda seemed like a recipe for disaster from the start. I mean, even Eden of the East had incremental progress early on and provided enough levity to help attach the viewer to the show such that it was actually surprising when it completely dropped the ball at the end.

And then Five came in and the themes of the show just took a 180 and suddenly it's part Death Note where our terrorist heroes try to outwit the cartoonishly evil FBI lady, part suspense drama where suddenly we're supposed to relate and sympathize with the characters who had, up to this point, been complete nonentities who seemed more rooted in allegory than anything. It really did not help that the political theme horrifically misfired at the end by way of space whale Aesop syndrome, too. Terror in Resonance didn't entirely end the way I thought it would, but it definitely turned out to be worse than I had expected. That show was pretty much completely mishandled from start to finish.

side-note: Terror in Resonance has the biggest gulf in score between my personal score and the consensus - 2 vs 8.3, a deviation of -6.3 points lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 November, 2015, 12:59:56 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/fOCVcaR.jpg?1)

found this thing outside of my dorm


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 November, 2015, 06:02:36 pm
that's honestly an admirable level of dedication


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 23 November, 2015, 07:49:26 pm
and on an evo no less


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 November, 2015, 10:15:25 pm
Holy swot. Are you living in Japan-land, bananac?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 24 November, 2015, 04:24:43 am
if michigan state is part of japan-land, then maybe

oh yeah also one of my close friends has a mako decal on his moped


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 24 November, 2015, 12:37:03 pm
if michigan state is part of japan-land, then maybe

oh yeah also one of my close friends has a mako decal on his moped
your friend has good taste in waifus


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 November, 2015, 06:51:19 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG26zQWc7o8

i just love how this moe anime girl shmup has this utterly kickass metal soundtrack

i mean this song goes to a boss who is an elf lady voiced by nana mizuki. these are elements that go together


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 28 November, 2015, 01:19:53 am
since this is basically my little home here on BP and i'm kinda shy about making a gaming topic for myself, i'm just gonna co-opt this for a bit to post stupid video game stuff

there's a sorter thing (http://slimedrippings.tumblr.com/gamefaqssort) for the games up on the current gamefaqs contest. always found these things amusing, even for the sake of voting for favorite meaningless fucking touhou characters and stuff, so I did it. here's mine, feel free to litter my topic with comments or your own lists

(http://i.imgur.com/pgbvC2l.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 November, 2015, 05:17:51 pm
not bad even though i don't care for demon's over dark but hey yo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 28 November, 2015, 08:04:44 pm
I did that thing the other day but felt like there were so many games I hadn't played that it wasn't a great result for me.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 28 November, 2015, 08:15:16 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG26zQWc7o8

i just love how this moe anime girl shmup has this utterly kickass metal soundtrack

i mean this song goes to a boss who is an elf lady voiced by nana mizuki. these are elements that go together
I knew from the very first seconds that this was an SSH track.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 November, 2015, 12:08:22 am
(http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/samshofan/gamefaqsgames_zpsdlsgk3ik.png)

i'm boring


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 November, 2015, 12:09:26 am
not a single goddamn treasure game you fuckin suck gamefaqs


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 29 November, 2015, 03:47:51 am
not bad even though i don't care for demon's over dark but hey yo

most of it is just that i played demon's souls first, so dark souls was less revolutionary of an experience after that one, although a very distinctive one regardless.

i think the funniest thing in that contest is chrono cross. i mean, does literally anyone like that game anymore so much that it would warrant being up there


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 29 November, 2015, 09:15:47 am
i actually know a few people in my online circle that adore that game, even moreso than trigger (one because he never played trigger but still) so i guess there's enough fanatics for it still


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 01 December, 2015, 09:53:54 am
alright, what anime should i watch next

(http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/b320cf05482edabddc2737bd427acd041420480756_full.jpg)

yep i should totally watch this


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 01 December, 2015, 10:22:19 am
have you watched aldnoah zero

it's pretty bad


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 01 December, 2015, 11:36:59 am
aldnoah was up for vote last fall. i immediately went "lol **** no" since it seemed ludicrously incompetent from the get-go. the club then marathoned it for a bonus weekend meeting, and then complained when nobody attended that meeting lol

as a rule of thumb, though, if you ask "have you watched (recent show), it's pretty bad", the answer is likely no since i don't really go out of my way to watch bad stuff anymore. or much anime period, since all of the math i have to study for tends to push all of my secondary interests to the side.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 01 December, 2015, 12:03:40 pm
:(


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 01 December, 2015, 12:16:13 pm
Honestly I don't know what to watch anymore. There's Legends of the Galactic Heroes but that is kind of intimidating in length.

oh hey i have gits


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 01 December, 2015, 02:17:41 pm
Legend of the Galactic Heroes is best approached when you're in a period of doing absolutely nothing at all. For my part, I watched it in between spring and summer semesters when I was just spending all my time laid out on the couch anyway.

Like, I dunno what you've seen, so I dunno if you've watched any combination of these, but among some of things I've seen since I've left that I liked include The Tatami Galaxy, Riding Bean, Inferno Cop, Humanity Has Declined, and if you're looking for something extremely dubious and NSFW where the fact that I like it is probably confirmation of my decaying sanity, one of either Mnemosyne or Genocyber.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 December, 2015, 02:33:39 pm
Inferno Cop is one of my all time favorites. Not sure if he'd dig it but its still worth watching.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 01 December, 2015, 03:03:12 pm
I have like, one 10/10 show and 2 9/10 shows, and Inferno Cop is one of those 9s. The Tatami Galaxy is pretty much always included in any top 5 anime list, and I basically recommend that to damn near anyone with the caveat that they watch it alone.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 December, 2015, 01:44:28 am
Mnemosyne is pretty fuckin weird, but I like its concept with the times changing and the unchanging immortals.
Then you get into all the sexual **** and it comes off more than a little skeevy.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 December, 2015, 01:57:12 am
Yeah, I genuinely like some of the elements that make up Mnemosyne, but unlike Genocyber, I won't go to bat for its maidenly (lol) honor. I liked it because it was hilariously dumb as all hell, not because it was good.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 December, 2015, 02:21:05 am
**** Angels, mang.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 December, 2015, 03:16:12 am
the more i think about it, the more i regret even thinking of mentioning it

but how can a show where the immortal heroine disposes of a yandere cyborg idol girl by grabbing her and jumping into the turbine of an airplane not be great

or when the evil lesbian mercenary lady disrupts the heroine who is in the middle of post-coital cuddling by firing a rocket at her wall while dressed up as santa claus yelling "MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5OoqiGFqu8

i will invariably repost this on the 25th, mark my words. i've done so every christmas since i watched this friggin' show lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 December, 2015, 03:23:22 am
also, for the floyds and randomguys in the audience, mnemosyne has a kickass metal opening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ_mn-fQBeY

EDIT: I went from here to the ending song for the Claymore anime. You learn something every day, I guess: this song was actually part of the solo career of Riyu Kosaka, of BeForU fame:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BJLj8NiHNI

can't say I expected that one.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 December, 2015, 03:53:47 am
Well if I gotta say one thing for the show, it doesn't lie about what it is, and the OP makes all hells of sure that you know it too.

I remember first opening it around family when I saw it on Netflix and after a few seconds I shut it off and just let the awkward fill the room before I exclaimed that it had been really unexpected.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 December, 2015, 04:48:33 am
There was a contest for "best OP song" for my anime club. I sincerely considered entering the Mnemosyne opening, but then I realized "you know, I'll probably have to post the actual OP, the extremely NSFW one." So I just settled for the Lain opening song.

hahahaha that's an amazing setting to watch mnemosyne for the first time, lol. All I had ever heard of it prior to watching it was "TITS LESBIANS VIOLENCE" so I made sure I was watching it on a laptop with my back to the wall...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 December, 2015, 10:12:43 am
song ain't bad


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 December, 2015, 01:32:49 pm
update: thus far, magical boys show is pretty okay. like, i really do appreciate how it just goes out of its way to make everything just pointless and banal -- it has this kind of subtle, implicit deadpan that's conveyed less by dialogue and more by theme. i see too many attempts at "satire" in anime and nerd media at large that just acts snarky and meta and passes that off as satire, and this show kinda has that going on, but that doesn't seem like the main vector through which all of the satire is delivered, and i'm pretty cool with that. just hoping it maintains that, because it's actually kinda hard to consistently pull that off.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 02 December, 2015, 02:29:39 pm
who watches anime anymore


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 December, 2015, 03:04:00 pm
who plays visual novels anymore


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 02 December, 2015, 03:17:49 pm
the only visual novel i play is Beat Blades Haruka™ coming soon to online retailers near you please purchase and support the translator


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 December, 2015, 03:28:16 pm
that joke has just rendered me curious if mangagamer even trademarks their nukige acquisitions like ever


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 02 December, 2015, 03:30:26 pm
There was a contest for "best OP song" for my anime club. I sincerely considered entering the Mnemosyne opening, but then I realized "you know, I'll probably have to post the actual OP, the extremely NSFW one." So I just settled for the Lain opening song.
so what won


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 December, 2015, 03:32:00 pm
go away youef we have a very important person in this topic you know and i'm trying to interview him

so, mr. ahriman, what is it like to live the dream


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 02 December, 2015, 03:34:08 pm
No idea. I haven't seen a trademark following a title for any of their games, at least.

Honestly I enjoy what I'm doing more than how much I'd probably enjoy most jobs and get paid okay, so the dream is real


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 03 December, 2015, 09:41:39 am
charlotte update: TERRORISTS

TERRORISTS

am i seriously still watching the same show

it's like you can make a drinking game out of how many times this show jumps the shark


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 December, 2015, 01:57:27 pm
Zankyou no Charlotte


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 04 December, 2015, 05:09:09 am
yeah, pretty hype for jack right now. he already seemed pretty damn intimidating, but holy shit at that bounty.

pretty annoyed about the break next week. really want to know what this guy looks like in human form


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 04 December, 2015, 08:52:53 am
one piece takes a break every other week it seems

i need more deadly cuddly animal people


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 December, 2015, 08:58:34 am
[7:51:09 AM] Me: my stats final is in 4 hours and i have classes before then
[7:51:18 AM] Me: so this is clearly the best time to see if akinator has my waifu
[7:51:27 AM] Me: (answer is no)

also watching the grand finale of charlotte tonight i guess i cannot wait


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 December, 2015, 04:18:36 pm
Don't blink, you might miss being bored


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 December, 2015, 08:59:29 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ACGnoxV.png)

oh, i didn't know this screencap came from charlotte. that's a pretty old fuck-up at this point and kind of an impossibly insane, egregious someone-in-japanese-101-could-correct-it kind of error, it's kind of lame that crunchyroll never fixed it

EDIT: Finished about half an hour ago. Actually gonna stretch my muscles and write a proper review for my own self-gratification. About 25 minutes into that and I'm already at 600 words...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 13 December, 2015, 04:41:45 pm
not too big on how one punch man seems to be ending. they kinda hamstrung themselves when they chose to end on an arc that, while spectacular for its final battle, isn't actually a good place to end thematically, and in relation to all of the new plot points they've brought up like the massive ensemble cast the arc introduces at its beginning. i guess they're playing up the seriousness and treating boros as more of a foil to saitama than he ultimately was, but he's still gonna die without doing a whole lot to saitama and without enough characterization and hype (unlike garou) where the idea of the fight is enough to pull it off.

i feel like in my ideal world, the anime would go for another 12 episodes and would end upon finishing the garou arc, but then again, I think they're taking a lot of inspiration from the manga remake, which is nowhere close to finishing that arc (and is even wasting away in filler), so I dunno how adapting from the webcomic after it would catch up with the manga would go. i guess this is probably the best they could do if they reaaaally had to make it 12 episodes, but it's the best choice to make out of a situation that is just unilaterally bad

i guess the boros fight will be satisfying enough of a note to end on, it's just that the garou arc is literally perfect for not only ending on a spectacular, balls-breaking fight, but also ending a thematic note that's kind of appropriate for one punch man. it might have helped to have waited another year, but i dunno if the show would have resonated as powerfully then as it has up to this point. it's still a good show of course, so oh well.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 13 December, 2015, 11:07:15 pm
Presumably they're going to wait another year or so for Murata to churn through some more chapters before they announce a continuation.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 13 December, 2015, 11:25:50 pm
yeah, I assume that, but my problem is if that's too late to have any kind of momentum. like, one punch man to date is a success, but it'll probably be like, two years or so. that's quite an amount of time to stagger seasons of the same show out, even if the first season was a raging success.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 14 December, 2015, 11:09:16 am
It's what they're doing with Attack on Titan, though. So it's not unprecedented. Though that doesn't make failure any more or less likely, I suppose.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 December, 2015, 11:45:40 am
Oh, it's definitely not the first time it has happened, but that doesn't mean it lacks the potential to hurt the second season relative to how well the original thing did. The Attack on Titan situation seems to be a pretty good example of it, where it feels like that's slowly, incrementally waning from the public conscious and I dunno how that will affect the second series whenever it comes out. Maybe everyone who liked it will be back for seconds, maybe not. Whatever would happen with Attack on Titan 2, you can expect that trend to be more severe with One Punch Man, because while it's quite successful, it's definitely not as successful as AoT.

Like, I dunno, but anime is weird in how comparatively disposable it is compared to other mediums. Of course smash hits are more immunized to that compared to your Chaikas or your Gakkou Gurashis and whatnot, but I'm totally predicting a severe drop in viewership for Attack on Titan 2, and by extension, One Punch Man if it does the same thing.

There's also just logistics like if a second season will be able to retain all of the talent that made One Punch Man as good as it has been, or if a lot of those folks will be busy and elsewhere. Or how trying to assemble that talent again will further delay production. Then again, if they didn't do it now, maybe they wouldn't have been able to have all this talent in the first place, so that does go both ways.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 December, 2015, 04:35:53 pm
ok nevermind jack looks dumb

i guess you could tell in his mammoth form that he had some pretty goofy hair, but i was at least hoping he'd have the proportions to pull it off.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 17 December, 2015, 12:31:15 pm
I was more struck by the goofy mammoth tusk swords.

Also by the fact that this duderino is apparently dead? After they wasted so much time introducing him, too...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 17 December, 2015, 01:27:19 pm
It's a "never found the body" kind of deal. There's no way he's dead.

Anyway, had a variety hour anime club meeting yesterday, with randomly-picked shows. One of them was the dub to Excel Saga, and it's kind of amazing how absolutely horrible that show is, and that people still think it's a classic lol. Also watched the first episode of Humanity Has Declined, which I watched and enjoyed about a year ago now.

But the real show of the day was motherfucking Great Revolution: Dai Shogun, picked by one of the officers retiring this semester as a final screw you to the club. Like, there are no words that can describe how awful that show is, that is one legendarily terrible show, oh my god.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 17 December, 2015, 11:20:33 pm
Dai Shogun was one of the last things I watched in my anime club. It would've been better if not for the one awful obnoxious guy I've told you about but it was certainly something. Great animation.

Speaking of that guy, I encountered his Twitter a little while ago and it turns out he's a huge gamergate ****.

*edited*


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 December, 2015, 12:09:44 am
Oh yeah, I actually totally saw that conversation. Figured he was the same guy you used to talk about, but wasn't sure. *also edited*

Think I'll actually follow up on Dai Shogun during the break. Man, I cannot believe something like that actually aired on television, it's like if Inferno Cop was actually intended to be serious or something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 December, 2015, 01:57:10 am
Was Daishogun that one sleazy mecha anime about the mech powered by the dude's lust and loads and loads of titties?

Because I wrote that off as soon as I saw the goddamn premise.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 December, 2015, 03:05:51 am
Powered by the virgin blood of a member of the Tokugawa family, but otherwise yes, it's pretty friggin' sketchy. Complete with evil villainess who fucks and murders young men and can't get a conversation done without declaring how insanely horny she is for the hero.

The main draw, however, is that is has no animation. It's just a series of drawings with mouth flaps and that's it, it's pretty much the cheapest god damn thing I've ever seen. The writing of the first episode seemed like complete nonsense and I could barely tell what was going on. Honestly, I'm not perfectly sure if it's a joke or not.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 21 December, 2015, 08:44:57 am
OPM seems to have ended like you said it would. I still enjoyed the fight, though, and it was a fun ride. I can only hope that the next series doesn't suffer too much for the wait.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 December, 2015, 12:00:08 pm
eva-beatrice picture dump

reminder that this post is now 5 years old


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 28 January, 2016, 12:32:03 pm
Shows up for vote this semester:

YuruYuri (esh would be proud, rest his soul)
Gurren Lagann (second half)
Gonna be the Twintail (this is literally only up because the president, who isn't even here right now, loves twintails)
The Seven Deadly Sins (eh)
Invaders of Rokujoma (fuck this)
One Punch Man (never heard of it)
Kill la Kill (man, this is still on toonami)
Erased (prolly)
Amagi Brillant Park (don't care)
Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (always heard this was pretty okay)
Rokka no Yuusha (i think i was reaching critical mass for not giving a shit when this was playing. fun fact, the vice president gave his own description of every show, and this was the only show so boring that he had to read an actual description on a website for it. who picked this lol)
Love Live (the vice president loves the cross-section between moe and memes)

thinking of voting for One Punch Man, ERASED and Iron-Blooded Orphans thus far. dunno about the other two. In a pinch, maybe The Seven Deadly Sins - no idea if that's gonna be a good show, but at least it looks like it has some personality. prolly will just go with gurren lagann again. do not give a shit about a good half of these shows in any way, shape or form, but I guess that's pretty standard for how anime clubs tend to go


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 28 January, 2016, 01:35:07 pm
so are anime clubs just like book clubs for nerds where everyone just complains about the selected material, and thus only one person actually pays attention to any given show when it comes time for discussion? is there even discussion or is it just a group watching thing?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 28 January, 2016, 01:43:19 pm
is it like that one webcomic where one guy is obnoxious and terrible and the rest are like "i hate putting up with this guy"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 28 January, 2016, 02:00:52 pm
is it like that one webcomic where one guy is obnoxious and terrible and the rest are like "i hate putting up with this guy"

yes, because that's me

a group watching thing, but this club has official weekly hang out meetings separate from the watching thing, which is honestly what an anime club should be all about in the year of our lord 2016 (a place for people with similar niche interests to meet each other, chill out and talk about stuff). this is the basis for the D&D campaign with which i litter my game topic, btw, where all of the players are anime club regulars except for one girl who is the best friend of cleric girl (who is now an officer, by the way!). naturally, less than half of the people who go to watch anime actually come to these meetings, which strikes me as really dumb and weird.

i still go to the actual watching stuff meetings against any rational logic, though, if only to chat with people for a combined total of an hour and then spend most of the actual anime playing vampire: the masquerade or something


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 28 January, 2016, 03:09:09 pm
Iron-Blooded Orphans is pretty good, if just for the character designs and dynamics and also some pretty bomb-ass music for the first cour.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 04 February, 2016, 11:12:41 am
Schedule is:

Gurren Lagann (again)
ERASED
Seven Deadly Sins
Love Live
One Punch Man

A good half of those shows are kinda eh, but I still voted for four of them for lack of better options. More down with this than last semester, which was the perfect storm of "ugh, I don't give a shit" shows

also we watched an episode of himouto which was just insufferable


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 04 February, 2016, 04:59:46 pm
himouto looks like the sort of thing you'd only enjoy if you're one of those weeaboo people that screams "WATASHI WA OTAKU-SAMA" or something


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 04 February, 2016, 05:59:03 pm
wouldn't say that. i guess it's a show for two kinds of people: people that can relate with it (i don't want to meet that kind of person, but they probably exist) or people who like shows with insufferable heroes who kinda become slightly less insufferable by the end but are still wholly insufferable by the end. i'd say either person is mad, but w/e

at the end of the day, the only thing good about himouto is that it's a source of funny, context-sensitive gifs on the internet

EDIT: oh yeah, also siscon freaks and guys who watch anything 'cause it has a hot gamer girl in it, but they aren't people so


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 04 February, 2016, 06:15:51 pm
wait, you mean she's not always depicted as a weird bean munchkin


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 04 February, 2016, 06:49:37 pm
is that a serious question

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b9/b8/5a/b9b85a494585cba9c38257ad3bc9f88c.gif)

although i guess honestly, there are probably some nerds lonely and desperate enough either way

like ESH


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 04 February, 2016, 06:52:08 pm
i've only ever seen gifs of her in tiny mode


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 04 February, 2016, 06:56:07 pm
it's like one of those weird wish fulfillment things where she's very attractive, ultra popular, extremely athletic and incredibly intelligent, but also secretly a complete otaku wreck wholly reliant on her onii-chan. so kinda like oreimo, only she's so manipulative, petulant and irredeemably unpleasant that i can't quite imagine the person who'd wish for that. it's almost like some kind of parody, only everything i've heard about it indicates that it's played straight and just exaggerated

i guess it gets points insofar as the fact that the camera seems to focus on how much of a slovenly git she is, as opposed to oreimo focusing on kirino's ass 24/7


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 February, 2016, 12:47:08 pm
twitter banned a couple of people for posting anime screenshots. targets were primarily fansubbers - just swamped all of them with like, hundreds of DMCA notices each for wholly innocuous things

https://twitter.com/weeaboo/status/695898631757545474

good to see twitter is going the route of youtube, lol. you can viciously harass people but if some rando organization that doesn't hold the rights to anything you're just fucking taking a screen cap of notices that you've been posting dem screenshots, then god save your soul


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 06 February, 2016, 02:18:25 pm
yeah that's a load of crap


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 February, 2016, 07:06:14 pm
and apparently FUNimation has admitted to abusing DMCA to get fansubbers banned on twitter. not even like, primary twitter feeds dedicated to their releases or anything, just private twitter feeds.

really hoping this is just some really dumb intern who is about to find himself on the precipice of being fired (i mean, who the **** would actually admit that? still not wholly sure if it's true, but someone is doing it), but otherwise gj guys.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 06 February, 2016, 09:24:29 pm
nuking your market before it even has a chance to start growing is not a good idea


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 February, 2016, 09:44:58 pm
Which fansubbers?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 February, 2016, 11:06:44 pm
most of the guys nuked were Commie, as well as Senketsu Subs, which I've never heard of.

honestly was thinking of getting a FUNimation subscription when I have some more free time, since they have quite a few older titles that I do want to watch. I... prolly still will, but I can't say this doesn't put a bad taste in my mouth. like, that's pretty fuckin' shitty


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 08 March, 2016, 10:09:50 am
after hunting for pictures of her for like, 30 minutes, i can conclude with considerable certainty: I still like eva-beatrice

now back to forgetting all about umineko


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 March, 2016, 04:43:07 pm
so, i got to see this amazingly shitty thing last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2yX0acGsZc

defenders of space, aka phoenix-bot phoenix king (manos: the hands of fate has a competitor!) is a south korean bootleg "anime" from 1984. it ripped off every space opera/giant robot character, song and design that it possibly get its hands on, sometimes wholesale. notably, the eponymous giant robot is fucking inferno from transformers. at some point, it was given this hilariously bad dub, where everyone either sounds vaguely australian or like a frat boy (hey man, where are the chi-o's, i thought this was a mixer!). all of the characters are presumably renamed, leading to the fat, evil dictator villain being named "nick". there is virtually no animation, it's about one of the ugliest things this side of dracula: sovereign of the damned. it's so bad that you can see the god damn dirt on the cell frames in the middle of the animation, it's amazing

been a long while since i gave something a 1/10. think the last title that bad was when i watched roots search with ahriman. or i dunno, maybe RWBY, but even RWBY is better than this. it's the kind of thing that i can't believe exists.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 March, 2016, 05:19:28 pm
*clicks at a random part of the video*

"Robots don't have fathers!"

oh man


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 24 March, 2016, 05:13:59 pm
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-24/toonami-to-co-produce-2-new-flcl-seasons/.100222

wait, what

i dunno if this is a horrible, terrible idea or a good one. probably the former


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 24 March, 2016, 05:23:42 pm
Whatever happens there's always the original, so I'm looking forward to it. That said, if their idea is to focus on the plot then it's kinda misguided since the original is mostly about character and theme. Although I would like to see some cool space battles and ish with the under-explained cosmic aspects of the backstory.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 25 March, 2016, 01:18:56 am
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-24/toonami-to-co-produce-2-new-flcl-seasons/.100222

wait, what

i dunno if this is a horrible, terrible idea or a good one. probably the former
wat

Is this real life


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2016, 09:48:26 am
you know, as someone who (obviously) doesn't really like it and is surrounded by people in real life who keep sharing memes of it, i'll be glad when love live is dead and gone


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 31 March, 2016, 12:17:39 pm
you know, as someone who (obviously) doesn't really like it and is surrounded by people in real life who keep sharing memes of it, i'll be glad when love live is dead and gone
it isn't?

i thought the only point it even existed was so people could make **** of it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2016, 12:28:33 pm
i guess that anime stuff is over, but the cross-marketing horseshit will prolly live on for years and years beyond

i think i hate being around actual people in real life who are obsessed with anime memes or making things memetic in general, though


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2016, 12:48:30 pm
also one piece, are you shitting me? jack jobbed THAT fast?!

WELP

EDIT: I... like... ugh.

you know, if jack dies here, this entire arc and all the hype for him was a complete waste, maybe the biggest waste of time in the history of one piece. if he doesn't die here, then the only thing anyone will think when they see him again is "he's the retard who leeroyed into complete defeat twice in a row" and he's not gonna be a credible, intimidating threat even again. Like, why would you ever do this?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 31 March, 2016, 01:00:14 pm
also one piece, are you shitting me? jack jobbed THAT fast?!

WELP

EDIT: I... like... ugh.

you know, if jack dies here, this entire arc and all the hype for him was a complete waste, maybe the biggest waste of time in the history of one piece. if he doesn't die here, then the only thing anyone will think when they see him again is "he's the retard who leeroyed into complete defeat twice in a row" and he's not gonna be a credible, intimidating threat even again. Like, why would you ever do this?
Because he was clearly never supposed to be an actual threat, and was in fact introduced as totally supposedly dead?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2016, 01:05:44 pm
also one piece, are you shitting me? jack jobbed THAT fast?!

WELP

EDIT: I... like... ugh.

you know, if jack dies here, this entire arc and all the hype for him was a complete waste, maybe the biggest waste of time in the history of one piece. if he doesn't die here, then the only thing anyone will think when they see him again is "he's the retard who leeroyed into complete defeat twice in a row" and he's not gonna be a credible, intimidating threat even again. Like, why would you ever do this?


Because he was clearly never supposed to be an actual threat, and was in fact introduced as totally supposedly dead?


Man, he has by far and away the highest bounty revealed to date, he was definitely supposed to be an actual threat. And honestly, like, at the time, I thought he charged into the Marine fleet because he knew he could get out alive even if **** hit the fan because he was that badass, and sure enough he looked pretty damn fine after making his getaway aside from some small injuries dealt to him by two of the biggest badasses in the story. I'm pretty god damn disappointed that this chapter just went "no, he really is that dumb."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 31 March, 2016, 01:41:14 pm
also one piece, are you shitting me? jack jobbed THAT fast?!

WELP

EDIT: I... like... ugh.

you know, if jack dies here, this entire arc and all the hype for him was a complete waste, maybe the biggest waste of time in the history of one piece. if he doesn't die here, then the only thing anyone will think when they see him again is "he's the retard who leeroyed into complete defeat twice in a row" and he's not gonna be a credible, intimidating threat even again. Like, why would you ever do this?


Because he was clearly never supposed to be an actual threat, and was in fact introduced as totally supposedly dead?


Man, he has by far and away the highest bounty revealed to date, he was definitely supposed to be an actual threat. And honestly, like, at the time, I thought he charged into the Marine fleet because he knew he could get out alive even if **** hit the fan because he was that badass, and sure enough he looked pretty damn fine after making his getaway aside from some small injuries dealt to him by two of the biggest badasses in the story. I'm pretty god damn disappointed that this chapter just went "no, he really is that dumb."
on the other hand, he only got his fleet blown to **** by a titanic elephant he was totally pissing off in a fairly metal moment

nothing even says he's actually dead yet


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2016, 02:46:12 pm
also one piece, are you shitting me? jack jobbed THAT fast?!

WELP

EDIT: I... like... ugh.

you know, if jack dies here, this entire arc and all the hype for him was a complete waste, maybe the biggest waste of time in the history of one piece. if he doesn't die here, then the only thing anyone will think when they see him again is "he's the retard who leeroyed into complete defeat twice in a row" and he's not gonna be a credible, intimidating threat even again. Like, why would you ever do this?


Because he was clearly never supposed to be an actual threat, and was in fact introduced as totally supposedly dead?


Man, he has by far and away the highest bounty revealed to date, he was definitely supposed to be an actual threat. And honestly, like, at the time, I thought he charged into the Marine fleet because he knew he could get out alive even if **** hit the fan because he was that badass, and sure enough he looked pretty damn fine after making his getaway aside from some small injuries dealt to him by two of the biggest badasses in the story. I'm pretty god damn disappointed that this chapter just went "no, he really is that dumb."
on the other hand, he only got his fleet blown to **** by a titanic elephant he was totally pissing off in a fairly metal moment

nothing even says he's actually dead yet


i actually addressed the possibility he's not dead yet in that original post. i kind of think it's lame that they've introduced a guy who is supposedly really strong only for him to job twice to his own idiocy, and he's not really gonna seem anywhere near as imposing when (if) he comes back.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 31 March, 2016, 03:28:10 pm
also one piece, are you shitting me? jack jobbed THAT fast?!

WELP

EDIT: I... like... ugh.

you know, if jack dies here, this entire arc and all the hype for him was a complete waste, maybe the biggest waste of time in the history of one piece. if he doesn't die here, then the only thing anyone will think when they see him again is "he's the retard who leeroyed into complete defeat twice in a row" and he's not gonna be a credible, intimidating threat even again. Like, why would you ever do this?


Because he was clearly never supposed to be an actual threat, and was in fact introduced as totally supposedly dead?


Man, he has by far and away the highest bounty revealed to date, he was definitely supposed to be an actual threat. And honestly, like, at the time, I thought he charged into the Marine fleet because he knew he could get out alive even if **** hit the fan because he was that badass, and sure enough he looked pretty damn fine after making his getaway aside from some small injuries dealt to him by two of the biggest badasses in the story. I'm pretty god damn disappointed that this chapter just went "no, he really is that dumb."
on the other hand, he only got his fleet blown to **** by a titanic elephant he was totally pissing off in a fairly metal moment

nothing even says he's actually dead yet


i actually addressed the possibility he's not dead yet in that original post. i kind of think it's lame that they've introduced a guy who is supposedly really strong only for him to job twice to his own idiocy, and he's not really gonna seem anywhere near as imposing when (if) he comes back.
wait **** i forgot he's a fruit user

yeah he totally drowned

really, i have no idea why more One Piece combat isn't more about sinking the ships, it's not like there's really any way to protect them and they're clearly far less resilient than their actual crew


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2016, 03:39:48 pm
also one piece, are you shitting me? jack jobbed THAT fast?!

WELP

EDIT: I... like... ugh.

you know, if jack dies here, this entire arc and all the hype for him was a complete waste, maybe the biggest waste of time in the history of one piece. if he doesn't die here, then the only thing anyone will think when they see him again is "he's the retard who leeroyed into complete defeat twice in a row" and he's not gonna be a credible, intimidating threat even again. Like, why would you ever do this?


Because he was clearly never supposed to be an actual threat, and was in fact introduced as totally supposedly dead?


Man, he has by far and away the highest bounty revealed to date, he was definitely supposed to be an actual threat. And honestly, like, at the time, I thought he charged into the Marine fleet because he knew he could get out alive even if **** hit the fan because he was that badass, and sure enough he looked pretty damn fine after making his getaway aside from some small injuries dealt to him by two of the biggest badasses in the story. I'm pretty god damn disappointed that this chapter just went "no, he really is that dumb."
on the other hand, he only got his fleet blown to **** by a titanic elephant he was totally pissing off in a fairly metal moment

nothing even says he's actually dead yet


i actually addressed the possibility he's not dead yet in that original post. i kind of think it's lame that they've introduced a guy who is supposedly really strong only for him to job twice to his own idiocy, and he's not really gonna seem anywhere near as imposing when (if) he comes back.
wait **** i forgot he's a fruit user

yeah he totally drowned

really, i have no idea why more One Piece combat isn't more about sinking the ships, it's not like there's really any way to protect them and they're clearly far less resilient than their actual crew


to be honest, i forgot drowning was a thing lol

i dunno, if they want, they can just say "oh, he was left on some floating piece of his ship" or some other tedious deus ex machina


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 April, 2016, 09:45:22 pm
Somebody is trying to Kickstart a Dai-Shogun VR CG movie.

Wanna help me **** on it?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 01 April, 2016, 10:04:09 pm
lol april fools

i keep listening to this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hCrHq8Yey4

like, this is such a weird song idea: japanese dj heavily sampling that one infamous boku no pico rant for a weird remix song. like, this song would be so much less interesting if that wasn't just the weirdest clash of cultures. hell if i don't derive academic fascination with the dumbest things, i guess. warning: samples a 4chan-level tryhard who casually throws around racial slurs, of course


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 April, 2016, 10:12:39 pm
It's actually a real thing that somebody is trying to make real tho
 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1287579779/dai-shogun-the-great-vr-animation-revolution/description)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 01 April, 2016, 10:20:54 pm
Quote
One intense minute of 360°robot VR action. This is the goal of our project.

lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 April, 2016, 10:25:37 pm
Quote
One intense minute of 360°robot VR action. This is the goal of our project.

lol
i know right


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 April, 2016, 12:42:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/0bBE1Yx.gif)

i guess we're doing this again


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 April, 2016, 06:18:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/0bBE1Yx.gif)

i guess we're doing this again
awwww yiss


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 April, 2016, 05:57:52 am
http://store.steampowered.com/app/458380/

Quote
Lightning crackles in the sky. A lone man hovers, overlooking The Academia. His name is Nikola Tesla, the one who will set this land right. With one assistant at his side, he shall face the council, overthrow the shadows in control, and rescue the unwitting students.

Quote
The story of Gahkthun is an exciting tale of steam-punk fiction, which follows Nikola Tesla in a 19th century world drawing on the Lovecraft mythos.

why does this even exist and why did facebook feel like it was required to tell me about it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 18 April, 2016, 07:40:22 am
it's apparently pretty good despite the horrible premise but i'm hearing this from the people who worked on it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 April, 2016, 08:20:24 am
beat blades haruka is apparently pretty good despite the horrible premise but i'm hearing this from the person who worked on it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 18 April, 2016, 08:31:20 am
it's good due in part to the horrible premise tbh


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 April, 2016, 12:22:04 pm
oh god, Sakurai's Tesla wank

you can go ahead and ignore it

...wait, arnold, do you actually work at alicesoft? or are you with mangagamer?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 18 April, 2016, 07:11:36 pm
i wish i actually worked at alicesoft (maybe)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 April, 2016, 07:33:43 pm
imagine an alicesoft sex scene written by ahriman


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 18 April, 2016, 07:35:58 pm
would he write the most obscure, meme-laden sex scene possible?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 18 April, 2016, 07:53:19 pm
it'd be 100% doge memes actually


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 April, 2016, 07:54:54 pm
i fuckin' love doge


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 April, 2016, 10:30:25 am
Ye gods, I can practically see it now


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 21 April, 2016, 09:47:28 pm
one piece: kaido being a drunk is a pretty boss character trait. hope we see more goofiness from him


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 21 April, 2016, 11:43:08 pm
one piece: kaido being a drunk is a pretty boss character trait. hope we see more goofiness from him
apparently he's kind of weird about how he gets drunk too

i'm much more concerned with sanji though

i mean, he just recently found a lady who actually returned his affections

is this some kind of...character development?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 April, 2016, 12:03:29 am
and now he's going to married off to that three-eyed girl lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 April, 2016, 12:04:28 am
and now he's going to married off to that three-eyed girl lol
ay mang as long as she got dem boobies though


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 April, 2016, 12:15:53 am
i think i'll dump this right here, right now, because it's been my silly pet theory for a couple of years despite being ludicrously impractical and we're finally on our way to an actual confirmation:

big mom isn't actually the huge fat lady. that's like, her public face and is in actuality a servant or a family member or whatever. the real big mom is the three-eye girl and she's masquerading as the fat lady's daughter. granted, i say this because i just can't see the fat lady being all that imposing of a villain and the idea of someone who looks so harmless being the actual, wholly amoral pirate queen seems more interesting than another one of oda's goofy, impractical villain designs. also, it'd be hilarious and actually pretty in character if the story just went "actually sanji, your real bride is that hideous, 80-foot tall fat lady. have fun!"

i guess everyone is allowed one terrible fan theory for something they like, and i guess that's mine.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 April, 2016, 12:18:35 am
i think i'll dump this right here, right now, because it's been my silly pet theory for a couple of years despite being ludicrously impractical and we're finally on our way to an actual confirmation:

big mom isn't actually the huge fat lady. that's like, her public face and is in actuality a servant or a family member or whatever. the real big mom is the three-eye girl and she's masquerading as the fat lady's daughter. granted, i say this because i just can't see the fat lady being all that imposing of a villain and the idea of someone who looks so harmless being the actual, wholly amoral pirate queen seems more interesting than another one of oda's goofy, impractical villain designs. also, it'd be hilarious and actually pretty in character if the story just went "actually sanji, your real bride is that hideous, 80-foot tall fat lady. have fun!"

i guess everyone is allowed one terrible fan theory for something they like, and i guess that's mine.
I'd like to agree with you, but look at basically half of Oda's villains. Hell, look at Kaidou. Or Moria. Or Kuma. Or Blackbeard.

Dude loves him some giant freaks as his big baddies.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 April, 2016, 12:02:37 pm
i am so surprised the daishogun kickstarter failed


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 27 April, 2016, 08:02:39 pm
i am so surprised the daishogun kickstarter failed
i was going to mention that, but it was so inevitable and so pathetic I didn't


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 03 May, 2016, 09:42:04 am
girugamesh is disbanding. it's the end of an era:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5kSia53SdlI/TJW27ymYnAI/AAAAAAAABRs/Ra2za9LVl9k/s1600/7_17_girugamesh.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 04 May, 2016, 04:44:03 pm
"you know, i haven't been to anime club in months. but hey, i only have one thing left this semester and it's the easiest thing i'm doing all week, maybe i'll stop on by and see what they're playi--"

(http://i.imgur.com/eohY1lW.png)

"on second thought, nevermind."


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 May, 2016, 10:41:35 am
all of my lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 09 May, 2016, 06:35:54 am
that really makes me want to watch that show again lol

i've been wanting to do this for a while so i guess i'm doing it now!

it's not as entertaining to go over that dub again as I thought it'd be, but i'm also playing games to the side (p.s. forbidden memories is still one of the worst games ever made and somehow i still like playing it). also, god duelist kingdom really stretches any semblance of suspension of disbelief.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 09 May, 2016, 02:14:10 pm
i think i drastically underestimated how long this show was when i thought "you know, this season will prolly be done in less than 30 episodes." duelist kingdom is 40 episodes and I'm like, 16 in lol

related:

(http://i.imgur.com/V01xSZh.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 May, 2016, 02:51:27 pm
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-05-10/cocktail-prince-mobile-game-casts-its-leads/.101973

anthropomorphized cocktail drinks

(some of these characters are p. cute though)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 11 May, 2016, 03:13:25 pm
what will they think of next


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 May, 2016, 03:26:41 pm
they can think of anything so long as they produce good character designs

hence why i am totally down with sword boys

i am part of the problem aren't i


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 11 May, 2016, 03:33:58 pm
no i don't think so


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 May, 2016, 05:30:52 pm
though, i mean

(http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max1000x1500/cms/interest/100946/kakipur04.jpg)

if a game could give me a character design like this that is simultaneously silly-looking, but kind of cute in its silliness, it has served its purpose and justified its existence

i just realized this should probably be in the video game topic since it's a mobage, but then again, nobody will play this for any reason but to obtain microtransaction-gated anime boys so eh


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 11 May, 2016, 05:45:44 pm
the best kind of boys


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 May, 2016, 08:12:53 pm
If they had lolis too it would be mananac's dream game.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 May, 2016, 08:29:08 pm
someone hasn't been paying attention over the last year


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 May, 2016, 09:17:39 pm
Someone's being facetious.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 May, 2016, 03:25:35 pm
what do you mean watching the entirety of duelist kingdom wasn't a giant waste of my time

well, it was either that or owari no seraph. or, as of now, sword art online because i like wasting my free time I guess

like, even with nostalgia going for it, that yu-gi-oh anime is baaaad. honestly, for as much as we (rightfully) make fun of the dub, the extreme corniness of it is all that show has going for it. like, I guess duelist kingdom is probably the worst part of the show and if I were to watch more of it, it'd prolly become at least marginally better eventually. but man, battle city doesn't even start for another 20 episodes...

also did little kuriboh ever make a joke about how often yugi plays celtic guardian in attack mode on his very first turn, despite being hilariously weak and having a propensity towards getting killed immediately and taking a third or so of yugi's life points off right then and there? i especially like it when the cheerleading squad goes "oh man, they killed his celtic guardian, what a brilliant play! :(:(:("


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 14 May, 2016, 05:07:37 pm
Pretty sure LK only did the whole

"I summon the Frustrated Celtic Guardian in Attack Mode"
"I am so frustrated."

gag like three times.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 May, 2016, 05:23:33 pm
i thought he made the "pretty elf warrior guy making deer noises" joke, since that is pretty god damn distracting

EDIT: also apparently pegasus was only like, 24. he's a year older than me. what have i done with my life


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 14 May, 2016, 08:47:44 pm
i thought he made the "pretty elf warrior guy making deer noises" joke, since that is pretty god damn distracting

EDIT: also apparently pegasus was only like, 24. he's a year older than me. what have i done with my life
not ancient egyptian laser beams


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 May, 2016, 09:01:37 pm
well he lost that one so i guess he didn't do that either


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 15 May, 2016, 02:03:53 pm
owari no seraph takes place in the vampire/monster-filled postapocalypse. but even then, they managed to fit a modern day japanese high school setting into it anyway

this show is gonna be worse than i thought. man, i'm only here to swoon over the worst person ever born

(http://i.imgur.com/dhDC1pI.png)

my horrifically evil vampire boyfriend can't be this cute!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 May, 2016, 12:30:35 am
owari no seraph takes place in the vampire/monster-filled postapocalypse. but even then, they managed to fit a modern day japanese high school setting into it anyway

this show is gonna be worse than i thought. man, i'm only here to swoon over the worst person ever born

(http://i.imgur.com/dhDC1pI.png)

my horrifically evil vampire boyfriend can't be this cute!

dont forget the shounen military that only exists to job where the protagonist doesnt


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 May, 2016, 07:56:56 am
i think my favorite part of this show is how one character runs into the hero after he escapes from his vampire-controlled ghetto (we can't stop here! this is bat country!) and goes "YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE". and then like, the next time we see him, he just acts like a petty dick to the hero and that becomes the defining bit of their relationship where neither of them can stand each other

also they had to add a tsundere to the party. man, we have a dude who covers that base already, i don't need some twintailed douchenozzle doing the exact same thing as he does, but without four episodes of lead-in to who he is


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 May, 2016, 12:59:38 pm
Finished the first season of Owari no Seraph.

Was playing on my 3DS on the side, so that might have helped me sit through it. Well, I guess that implies too negative of an appraisal -- it's not bad, I guess, but it's not much of anything (aside from being a fujoshi's wet dream). It took the slow route to establishing its scenario, so little of any substance actually occurred throughout the season. It was never offensively bad and sitting through it wasn't really agonizing (dunno if that would have been any different if I wasn't playing games), but it never actually put all of its cards on the table. From all accounts, the second season has more meat (although it's not the actual conclusion since the manga is unfinished), so I guess I'll see if that stands up. With anime especially, it's not uncommon for the smaller scale exposition bits of the story to be better than the rising action simply because a show was unable to live up to its potential (and it's a much harder to actually play a story out than it is to set one up, and honestly, it's less fun too), and I dunno if I can vouch for this one.

Addendum: Sometimes the screencaps I take and their names are a pretty good indicator of what I'm paying attention to with the shows I watch. Usually in series starting from 0. Here's some choice screencap series:

"don't worry, they're not blood related!" (8)
"my vampire boyfriend can't be this horrible!" (12)
"vampires are sexy" (18 -- all of these pictures are of men, of course)

also about 20 pictures each of both ferid (not including everything in the vampire boyfriend chain) and mikaela. that about sums this show up

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

got a plan to watch four 12-episode anime this week. owari no seraph season 1 was the first. season 2 will wait for a bit, though -- the remaining three are ben-to, cute high earth defense club love and dai-shogun, in that order. ben-to and earth defense club love are both pretty solid from what i've seen of each, and dai-shogun is legendarily awful, so the remainder of this schedule should be pretty interesting.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 16 May, 2016, 01:55:01 pm
and dai-shogun
y u do dis to urself


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 May, 2016, 02:01:10 pm
well, since it's just a bunch of still frames with lip movement, i don't really have to look up from my 3DS when I'm watching it!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 May, 2016, 04:47:27 pm
kickstarter for an official release of kodomo no jikan

i don't want to be on this earth any longer


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 26 May, 2016, 05:32:00 pm
i looked up what that was and regretted doing so right away


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 May, 2016, 05:40:25 pm
now you know why i didn't actually link the kickstarter

also yup, purin is three-eye girl. also she's cool -- being all chill with people eating her house made of chocolate. ETA until she goes all bitch in sheep's clothing or maybe my fan theory could actually happen you know


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 May, 2016, 09:41:18 pm
kickstarter for an official release of kodomo no jikan

i don't want to be on this earth any longer
well, there's something that needs to die in a fire

and i'm really starting to want to see the elopement

especially after that creep-tastic musical number


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 May, 2016, 10:09:19 pm
that kickstarter will likely pass

in lieu of my shitty fan theory, I would totally be down with cute three-eyed chef lady with her talking magic carpet and her blob pet being a strawhat, much in the same way everyone has been going "[female character of the arc] for strawhat" in every arc since thriller bark

then again, i also was also on the bellamy for strawhat bandwagon throughout dressrosa so maybe i'm just insane


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 27 May, 2016, 07:24:57 am
i looked up what that was and regretted doing so right away


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 May, 2016, 10:15:26 pm
Looks like most of the anime catalog on Hulu is going out the door. (https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2016-05-27/.102530) (p.s. that's a link)

Hulu as a service is pretty miserable, but they've had pretty low standards for what kind of anime they'd host, as well as some periphery (general Japanese entertainment like films, dramas, etc) that licensors could toss in. I liked their catalog (in no small part because FUNi seems to use their site to host their licenses, and FUNi has a monopoly on early-mid 2000s shows) and I actually used that site quite frequently, but I'm not looking forward to seeing the bleeding cuts they make.

I'm not sure what FUNi's relationship with Hulu is either: at least for unsubscribed users, they use Hulu to stream their material. Dunno if they have their own hosting (people keep talking like they do, so maybe it's just gated to subscribers). A lot of the lesser shows are probably the older works that I've been revisiting that weren't giant friggin' hits or some of the Z-list modern stuff that I check out for whatever ungodly reason. If Hulu cuts that stuff, will that just be accessible to FUNi subscribers only or something? Or hell, will some of it just be gone forever?

Either way, something cool will probably vanish, and from how Justin puts it, the situation will probably get progressively worse. Kind of a shame.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 01 June, 2016, 11:22:57 pm
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-11-15/i-cant-believe-my-childfood-friend-is-a-grasshopper

that url says it all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdWOBDafTog

and for the women:

(https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/102574/creature-romances-~for-the-ladies~-key-art.png.jpg)

the be all end all of waifu/husbando anthropomorphism


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 June, 2016, 10:43:51 am
da fuq


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 June, 2016, 08:45:40 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Vk1eo1N.png)

i did not instantaneously get this pun despite immediately homing in on the show it's trying to represent

sometimes i wonder if stuff like this is proof that i have an incredibly low IQ or something


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 June, 2016, 02:41:34 pm
i don't even get the show


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 June, 2016, 06:21:34 pm
"Alright, so we have cereal, we have a science fair project, and we have what appears to be Lain from Serial Experiments Lain. So where is this going...?"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 June, 2016, 07:08:53 pm
"Alright, so we have cereal, we have a science fair project, and we have what appears to be Lain from Serial Experiments Lain. So where is this going...?"
oh

tbh i didn't even really twig to that looking like lain


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 30 June, 2016, 12:22:45 pm
celebrating a very important day by marathoning a very important anime

and by that i mean mike tyson mysteries. happy 50th birthday, mike tyson!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 June, 2016, 01:16:14 pm
How is that? I've never caught any episodes.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 30 June, 2016, 06:10:59 pm
I think it's okay. The idea of it is kinda brilliant where it's a parody of those old celebrity tie-in cartoons ala Jackie Chan Adventures and what not by starring perhaps the most washed-up celebrity in history, and its execution is serviceable. Pretty serviceable DVR fodder. The only substantial problem  is the guilt of how I help pay the bills of a horrifically broken human being by watching it, which I've been suppressing at the cost of my undying soul.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 30 June, 2016, 06:36:10 pm
anyway, more tangentially related:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmEcNdOUYAEwXGk.jpg)

No, not Miku! 2016 really is the worst year  :( :( :(


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 01 July, 2016, 01:37:26 am
oh noes, holographic micheal jackson escaped!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 July, 2016, 09:25:35 pm
congrats to ahriman for being able to announce the next terrible thing he's been working on. may your newfound ability to vent make your job easier.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 03 July, 2016, 10:23:11 am
i was already venting to co-workers and also the people who gave me the job but more options can't hurt


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 03 July, 2016, 12:09:03 pm
that sounds like a great way to get fired

so like, are there any redeeming features to that game? like, beat blade haruka is prolly still goofy and charming in the way most alicesoft games are between all the blowjobs, but that game kinda looks like a whole lot of nothing


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 03 July, 2016, 06:13:23 pm
I mean, this isn't something I'd ever even approach if not for work, so I'd never like it, but if you're into cute girls doing nothing I guess it's good for that. It's also funny periodically, but the biggest problem is it's so horrifically long, yet has no plot.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 03 July, 2016, 06:52:10 pm
Dunno if I can coax such a hint from you, but I have to ask about the mystery project you're doing: Is it something that you actually enjoy translating or find worthwhile?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 July, 2016, 07:04:10 pm
welp, arnaham confirmed for working on visual pap


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 03 July, 2016, 07:16:45 pm
Dunno if I can coax such a hint from you, but I have to ask about the mystery project you're doing: Is it something that you actually enjoy translating or find worthwhile?

I find it worthwhile enough that I was fan translating it until I had to stop, in fact.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 03 July, 2016, 07:17:46 pm
Hahahaha, oh snap. Glad you're gonna be able to actually finish that one. Might actually buy that one this time.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 July, 2016, 07:32:12 pm
just lemme know if any more lilith crosses your desk

i can't wait to hear maximum bitching


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 08 July, 2016, 11:18:15 pm
have a bunch of shows on DVR, ATHF is one of them. been watching from season 1 to season 5 or something? never watched anything past a few episodes of season 3 up until the final season, and it's kind of amazing how far up its own ass that show got after like, season 2. turned into an incredible circle jerk where the writers went "hey, let's see how thoroughly we can offend/gross out the audience this time" for lack of any actual creativity. it still have it set to record the full series basically out of ennui, but I stopped watching episodes a long time ago, this show is basically unwatchable. then again, forever by and large sucked too (R-rated dora the explorer parody in 2015? are you fucking serious), so I guess that was just continuing the trend.

next show on DVR is courage the cowardly dog. boomerang seems to only rotate through something like 30 episodes, so there's gonna be a lot of gaps (my old favorite, the tower of zalost, is not on there), but I kinda want to see how that show holds up


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 July, 2016, 10:54:12 am
i really liked the final two episodes (the fucking patti smith song got me actually emotional in a way i'm embarrassed to say) and i personally dig unit patrol but i haven't seen probably about 60% of the series

first three seasons are like the foundation of at least two of my real friendships, will always love that show even if statistically a lot of it sucks


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 09 July, 2016, 01:43:15 pm
i don't mind the first two seasons -- there's a kind of eclectic and irreverent weirdness to them. I dunno if they're all that funny, but they are definitely interesting. They mostly ran out of ideas by season 3 and just fucking tanked by 4. Dunno if the renamed series ever actually redeemed the show, but since my DVR is coming up on those episodes, I'll maybe watch them. But if they're anything like the bulk of Forever, they ain't gonna be impressive.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 July, 2016, 02:00:33 pm
The only renamed one I caught was Unit Patrol and it might have been the fact that I hadn't seen any Aqua Teens in awhile but I did dig it. Nothing quite on the level as the first few seasons but I remember a few episodes fondly.

As for the other renamed seasons, haven't seen them so nothing on that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 July, 2016, 08:22:09 pm
oh hey, OPM dub coming on toonami soon. what's the dub cast?

Quote
Saitama: Max Mittelman

don't I recognize that name? oh yeah! he's...

(https://65.media.tumblr.com/f423bc5698cf161b4b9ab85e0084f434/tumblr_inline_o9oay6idvN1sp1vpp_540.png)

...

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/f256dd710985613ae68d9bcdb13404e7/tumblr_o14s0jyN3w1v5w8sco1_500.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 14 July, 2016, 10:17:20 pm
The trailer seemed fine.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 July, 2016, 11:17:57 pm
that's not a quality judgment, i just think it's funny


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 July, 2016, 02:53:03 am
watching some dvr'd hunter x hunter marathon from some weeks back. kind of a cute little story with a wacky, weird world. maybe i'll follow it, especially since it's on crunchyroll and thus not a colossal pain in the ass to stream. it started on episode 2 as well, so it's not like i need to go through some dense backlog of episodes thankfully.

p.s. kurapika is pretty hot


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 July, 2016, 12:58:25 pm
I never watched the show but I quite enjoyed the manga, even the chapters where Togashi scribbled some stuff and called it a day. Would be kind of cool if it would end.

i guess the anime doesn't have either of those problems though so yeah stick with it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 17 July, 2016, 01:35:10 am
the dungeon system in FFXIV is pretty messed up in a lot of ways, namely in that DPS classes get a really shitty deal in the party-searching queue. like, you get put in a waiting list with like, 46-60 players, waiting for tank classes to join for what is usually like, 15-25 minutes. so i decided to start fitting anime in between each dungeon. today's anime was space patrol luluco, aka inferno cop 3.

Luluco has the exact same quality distribution as Inferno Cop, and it's kind of disturbing. Both shows quickly ratchet up the ridiculousness until the half-way point, at which point they hit a ceiling and level off until the ending. That was probably the biggest problem with Inferno Cop, where it just meandered after about episode 7 until the conclusion -- they stopped being ridiculous and funny, started playing up more deliberate, joke-y kind of humor that was drastically inferior to the situational humor prior, and just farted around for a bit. I kinda gave Inferno Cop a pass, but when Luluco runs into the exact same situation, that's kind of a problem.

Like, everyone has already said those crossover episodes blew, and well, they absolutely did. They were pretty much pointless and kinda undermined the ending by distracting the focus of the show from the characters in favor of going "oh hey, it's that creepy witch girl from Little Witch Academia that you love, she's in our show!" Still, Luluco's ending was pretty great, probably better than Inferno Cop's. It's absolutely adorable, both sweet and endearing, and it emphasizes themes (first love) that one wouldn't expect, and in a manner completely different than how many other anime actually approach them (it might be first love, but this is still a crazy-ass Trigger show). Think they'd do it a bit more justice without the pointless cameos in the mid section, but I still love the hell out of it. Gave the show a 7/10, definitely worth watching.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 19 July, 2016, 09:05:28 pm
about 20 episodes into hunter x hunter now. show's concept is kinda interesting; generic shonen structure, but the fights are rarely about overpowering the enemy thus far or even defeating them by outwitting them. it's about smaller victories, like games of trickery. kinda neat, i guess. still gonna keep going


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 20 July, 2016, 08:49:29 pm
it gets pretty good in yorknew city


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 July, 2016, 06:11:17 pm
i cannot think of an anime that has a more hilarious opening than watamote

i guess like, parasyte comes close. and manages to be way, way worse. but still lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 July, 2016, 01:07:38 am
also, ATHF's rotation ended today. they're not showing the renamed seasons, so i guess whether or not those are actually good will remain a mystery


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 July, 2016, 10:02:15 am
https://twitter.com/WTK/status/757926578282037255

dai-shogun is on there. welp, guess i gotta bite that bullet soon


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 29 July, 2016, 02:47:46 am
now watching dvr-ed one punch man dub

is it just me, or did they pick the dorkiest, least-fitting, least-talented voice actor for genos? holy crap, i haven't heard a character that horrifically miscast in a dub in a loooong time.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 August, 2016, 10:17:07 pm
okay, i didn't sit through dai-shogun lol

in other news:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-08-02/sword-art-online-gets-live-action-american-tv-series/.104938


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 03 August, 2016, 09:28:51 pm
are you fookin kiddin me


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 05 August, 2016, 09:46:11 am
i feel obligated to mention, for a friend of a friend, that the most important game of 8 years ago the year is on deeeep discount, yo

(http://i.imgur.com/nHCLQNM.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 05 August, 2016, 06:52:13 pm
That's a whole 15%!

Also $35 is pretty generous in the first place considering the Japanese price was ~9000 yen.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 05 August, 2016, 10:39:43 pm
so when are you gonna change your twitter avatar to your favorite character from your current project


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 05 August, 2016, 11:27:47 pm
I'll just wait for my good project to be announced next week so I can change it to someone from that instead


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 August, 2016, 12:07:35 am
better be anisu again (or whatever the hell you translate her name to)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 06 August, 2016, 02:41:29 am
Probably Aurora this time


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 August, 2016, 02:57:48 am
actually wait you should use reincock tbqf


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 06 August, 2016, 03:05:28 am
If I did that it would only be the decapitation image


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 August, 2016, 03:17:04 am
you're a scoundrel and a fiend


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 August, 2016, 10:00:52 am
also yeah it's not anime but on the subject of ahriman, i'm following all of those screenshots of the moon dwellers translation and i'm simply amazed anyone would have the gall to go "this is acceptable" without shooting themselves in shame


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 06 August, 2016, 10:45:44 am
I'm pretty sure ESLs make up the majority of SRW fans online. Remarkably hilarious translation though, 10/10


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 August, 2016, 05:15:33 pm
just how bad are we talking here?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 06 August, 2016, 07:02:41 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpEe6lIUMAQHRCJ.jpg)

Probably the best I've seen so far.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/185527-super-robot-taisen-og-the-moon-dwellers/74121340

+People thinking it's okay.

"Seems like the meaning is generally right"

I don't know how you can think something so garbled it becomes meaningless is generally right.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 August, 2016, 07:06:17 pm
Ow. That's just...painful.

Like, not only is the translation just generally unclear, the grammar is so garbled and strained it immediately makes reading difficult.

...Also, EX Exbein is **** compared to just plain EXbein.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 07 August, 2016, 01:07:23 am
thought experiment: how many people saying this is fine tend to bitch and cry over the translations of like, tokyo mirage sessions or fire emblem: fates


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 07 August, 2016, 02:59:15 am
Quote
Translation is definitely better than most of the recent localized games I've played at least.

From that topic


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 07 August, 2016, 03:05:48 am
well, he did name cyber sleuth (which i doubt is that good of a localization because lol bandai namco, but i also doubt it's anywhere near as bad as this) and that SAO game (which is legit bad) instead of like, an 8-4 translation

like, his opinion is still delusional as hell and probably borne out of some misplaced desire to give the game more credit than it deserves, but it's not egregious i guess


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 07 August, 2016, 03:19:03 am
Looking up screenshots of Cyber Sleuth errors, there's typos and mistakes like writing the wrong digimon name but it passes the very basic line of sounding like English

That SAO game is basically the only thing that's equally bad


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 07 August, 2016, 03:24:13 am
yeah, i'm confident he's just trying to defend that translation's maidenly honor by making ri-don-culously bad comparisons. that's weird and dumb. but, as far as i'm concerned at least, it's not anywhere near as worthy of a reaction like "please fuck yourself straight off this planet" as saying it's better than a bunch of other "controversial" localizations

and let's be honest, both you and me know that person exists somewhere.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 07 August, 2016, 03:36:44 am
We can only hope


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 07 August, 2016, 02:58:24 pm
fan translations make me remember how good my japanese is


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 07 August, 2016, 06:33:48 pm
I'm afraid this isn't a fan translation


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 07 August, 2016, 07:05:44 pm
I'm afraid this isn't a fan translation
Uhhhh...what?

Are these leaks of a planned localization or something? And if they are who do I find to punch in the face?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 07 August, 2016, 07:14:14 pm
It's an English Asian release like that SAO game with the terrible translation.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 07 August, 2016, 07:22:21 pm
It's an English Asian release like that SAO game with the terrible translation.
Can I at least assume they were both done by the same terrible company?

Also, I did some poking around and had some dumbass defend it to me as "for ESL readers".


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 08 August, 2016, 11:39:40 am
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/185527-super-robot-taisen-og-the-moon-dwellers/74114293?page=1

oh, salty...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 08 August, 2016, 05:51:51 pm
I regret nothing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 09 August, 2016, 10:50:58 am
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/lucky-star/blu-ray-the-complete-series-ova/.105108

remember when every weeaboo here had a lucky star profile theme? mistakes of youth, man

god that show sucked. like, it was cute and made for some charming gifs, but it was just so insufferably boring. but everyone just went nuts over it and i never understood why. because i was, like, 15 or something when i watched it, i wasn't sure if it was because i "didn't get it" or something. i would have felt vindicated to know that, 9 years after the show aired, contemporary opinion vehemently agrees with my appraisal and that nobody gives a damn about it anymore.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 August, 2016, 02:20:14 pm
dark fucking days

I think the Lucky Star profile wave happened right as I first started posting here and before I watched any sort of anime at all so it was a bad first impression for at least like one or two people whoops.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 09 August, 2016, 02:33:02 pm
back in the dark days when i liked moe stuff

funny enough, though, lucky star was one of the things that ended what had been a 2-3 year break from anime. was like, a dweeby 14 year old who saw like, SA2's profile theme (RIP SA2, the first casualty I've bothered recognizing since I've returned) and thought it was super cute and wanted to watch it. and then it turned out to be awful lol

and then exposure to people like ILS made me watch more shows that i wouldn't be caught dead watching these days. like nanoha lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 09 August, 2016, 02:44:08 pm
what was that one evil loli you were really into for a long time

beatrice something


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 09 August, 2016, 02:45:15 pm
after hunting for pictures of her for like, 30 minutes, i can conclude with considerable certainty: I still like eva-beatrice

now back to forgetting all about umineko


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 09 August, 2016, 02:48:36 pm
yeah that one cool


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 09 August, 2016, 03:04:07 pm
i was actually going to bring up someone older than that

(http://i.imgur.com/pdSOQlf.jpg)

EDIT: oh, also, miscellaneous fun fact: i used eva-beatrice as a display image on social media all the way up to 2014, until "cute anime girl" became the common banner under which the worst of humanity draped themselves. finally had to give her up at that point lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 09 August, 2016, 04:05:22 pm
the worst of humanity ruins everything that is worth enjoying


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 09 August, 2016, 04:55:47 pm
i miss sa2 something fierce


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 09 August, 2016, 06:06:28 pm
He signs into AIM on a semi-regular basis.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 09 August, 2016, 06:29:47 pm
remember when every weeaboo here had a lucky star profile theme?

Not me, I didn't even watch Lucky Star. I think I used a Haruhi profile to be contrarian


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 10 August, 2016, 12:57:26 am
hey lucky star is still great but no i will not rewatch it to confirm that opinion


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 10 August, 2016, 08:13:42 am
He signs into AIM on a semi-regular basis.

Nice. I'm also pleased to know people are still using AIM for a reason I can't really articulate.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 10 August, 2016, 10:22:14 am
remember when every weeaboo here had a lucky star profile theme?

Not me, I didn't even watch Lucky Star. I think I used a Haruhi profile to be contrarian

haruhi was also bad, but it did have a few mildly entertaining episodes whereas lucky star was almost uniformly insufferable

hey lucky star is still great but no i will not rewatch it to confirm that opinion

this is what i say about rozen maiden, nanoha a's and minami-ke


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 10 August, 2016, 07:42:41 pm
i actually did rewatch haruhi recently and it's still great


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 10 August, 2016, 07:49:43 pm
But did you rewatch the second season


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 10 August, 2016, 10:45:19 pm
Relatively recent attempts to watch old anime I remember enjoying as a child (Saber Marionette, Rurouni Kenshin) have revealed to me that either some things have aged really poorly, or kid me had no **** standards.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 August, 2016, 04:44:50 am
my favorite shows as a kid were the things people still think are pretty alright (outlaw star, yu yu hakusho), so eh

i did rewatch gurren lagann and that show was nowhere near as good as i remembered lol. it's not bad at all, but i adjusted the score i gave it by like, 2 or 3 points lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 11 August, 2016, 09:03:15 am
Well I rewatched G Gundam like a couple years ago or something and that's still the best


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 11 August, 2016, 10:09:30 am
look

the east is burning red


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 August, 2016, 11:51:58 am
fun fact: when i was a kid watching toonami, i watched gundam wing and thought it was boring as all get out (which is probably a fair appraisal). so i ended up assuming that gundam wing and g gundam were the exact same thing and skipped it entirely.

i've still have never watched g gundam before in my life


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 11 August, 2016, 12:18:06 pm
I remember watching Gundam Wing again in high school, and the visuals don't hold up at all (so much re-used animation), but thematically it was still pretty strong.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 August, 2016, 12:24:50 pm
honestly, if i've had a positive impression of something and haven't reconfirmed it since i turned 20 years old, it's probably pretty faulty lol

related to gundam wing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtI0Aal3C6w


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 11 August, 2016, 12:39:39 pm
Ha, that guy


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 11 August, 2016, 06:18:45 pm
Gundam Wing is in fact quite boring and not good


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 12 August, 2016, 05:40:26 pm
But did you rewatch the second season

yes but obviously didn't watch all of endless 8

Gundam Wing is in fact quite boring and not good

like every gundam except for G and 0080


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 12 August, 2016, 06:29:06 pm
Excuse me but Build Fighters is also good


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 August, 2016, 07:21:54 pm
i have never watched more than 3 episodes of any gundam thing ever


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 12 August, 2016, 07:32:47 pm
i suffered through all the ones up through Turn A except for wing just so i could call them sh(http://)it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 12 August, 2016, 07:49:24 pm
i kinda wanna watch turn a, but i imagine that's impenetrable without at least a bachelor's degree in gundam studies


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 13 August, 2016, 12:47:01 am
hey yo
you cant say you know crap about gundam without watching the original

(http://i.imgur.com/dsto4uV.jpg)

best quality


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 13 August, 2016, 08:27:47 am
g gundam is the only one i've seen and i feel content with that


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 13 August, 2016, 11:51:04 am
i am anxiously awaiting mangagamer's otakon panel so i can watch ahriman's hemisphere of twitter fucking explode over the announcements


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 13 August, 2016, 09:51:59 pm
The site was up a bit early and people already guessed the link and found it, lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 06:22:10 am
lol

I'l actually get around to buying Rance VI at some point, unlike Haruka. Still pretty glad that you're able to finish that one, especially after all those people harassed you and Maria for shelfing it after Haruka was licensed lol

Actually, come to think of it, now I wonder if someone is pissed off about Rance games being localized because now they have to pay for them instead of praying to god that someone will fan-translate them instead.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 08:02:23 am
I'm confident it'll be uploaded a million places an hour after release so they won't have to worry about that


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 08:23:44 am
time for my yearly visit for vg to see how they're receiving this

wow, those people really did have a grudge against you for the haruka thing


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 08:59:16 am
I'm sure they do. I've decided it's better not to look at how 4chan reacts to things


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 10:27:34 am
spoilers: they're less excited that the translation they've been waiting for is finally being finished and more annoyed that names and terminology have been changed again (which I assume was the decision of mangagamer's editorial staff, but make no mistake that they're blaming you)

it's kind of amazing how terrible people are


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 10:40:48 am
Nah much of it is stuff I wanted to change for various reasons (I assume much of this is about 'Archfiend', which is what I was always more inclined to go with but figured I'd stay somewhat close to the other fan translations. Now that our decisions are final I decided **** all the fan translations and go with what's best). Either way there were a bunch of fan translations that all said different things and Maria and I had to unify our work, so I don't know what they expected. They can be sure everything'll stick now, at least.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 10:49:00 am
I guess most of it is because VN fandom is pretty heavily entrenched in weeb crap ("HOW DARE YOU NOT USE THE PHRASE 'RANCE-SAMA'") whereas something like Archfiend sound pretty D&D-y instead. But Alicesoft's old-timers are pretty visibly influenced by stuff like D&D and Wizardry anyway, so eh.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 10:51:41 am
Archfiend was actually used in Dragon Quest translations, that's where I got the idea.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 10:57:20 am
although just as an aside, it wasn't so much what your new terminology is that pissed them off so much as the fact that you changed anything at all. i bet you could do the weebiest "rance-samaaaaa" localization possible and they'd still whine about it lol

anyway, good luck with the rest of that project regardless, pretty damn glad to see you're actually gonna be able to finish it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 11:01:17 am
Well, I expected as much. They've also been linking to the Haruka torrent in the OP of those threads since the game came out to try and **** us over in whatever minor way they can, so **** them, quite frankly. Any other garbage place on the internet I can look's got a wholly positive reaction, so that's nice.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 14 August, 2016, 12:10:32 pm
I'm concerned about the fact that apparently 4chan knows arnaham's name.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 06:28:21 pm
I am an internet celebrity after all


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 14 August, 2016, 06:54:17 pm
Aru naru hamu, eh?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 07:12:08 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/764675686539812870/Q0QNZxwr_400x400.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 07:30:54 pm
pic of me irl


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 07:33:05 pm
i have in fact confirmed this

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/alicesoft/images/2/22/Reincock-face.png/revision/latest?cb=20160323210937)

and this is me


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 14 August, 2016, 07:50:24 pm
If MG doesn't like the work you do, do they send you to work in the Lilith mines?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 07:56:28 pm
If you do work that's too good and efficient you end up forced onto projects that are obnoxiously long or completing horrible projects dropped by other people because they were horrible, more like


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 14 August, 2016, 08:10:58 pm
People such as the "Ludo" I saw bandied about?

Also, Mamatoto was a nice game.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 08:13:06 pm
Much appreciated, you're among the maybe 100 people that played it.

Ludo doesn't work for MG, he was a guy who was claiming to be translating Rance games a good while ago now.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 08:16:30 pm
i have played a combined sum of one hour across everything ahriman has translated to date


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 08:21:16 pm
Unfortunate because they're all masterpieces


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 08:24:35 pm
even toushin toshi 1?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 08:26:16 pm
Especially TT1 (I always forget I did that)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 08:30:21 pm
also now i'm kinda tempted to play sengoku rance again

with its awesome translation


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 08:32:24 pm
Except in the off-chance these Rances bomb I'll probably retranslate that in the future


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 08:34:19 pm
Now I'm kinda curious, but what is the non-Rance AliceSoft game you want to translate the most at this stage?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 08:37:21 pm
I mean, Daiakuji, but that's not happening. Of what's feasible definitely Evenicle, that's what I want to do next.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 08:40:59 pm
Is Daiakuji really that fun to play? It kinda looks like a stripped down Daibanchou with an especially vile premise.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 08:46:59 pm
I think it's more cohesive and less frustrating and obtuse than Daibanchou and the whole thing is dumb enough to be hilarious. Daibanchou didn't really meaningfully improve on Daiakuji mechanically so I definitely wouldn't call it stripped down.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 August, 2016, 08:51:58 pm
When you say Daibanchou is frustrating and obtuse, do you mean in terms of clears and scripting?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 August, 2016, 09:00:18 pm
Obtuse would mostly be in regards to clears and recruitment, which are generally less impossible to figure out in Daiakuji and requires one condition be fulfilled instead of five. It's less frustrating insofar as loyalty is less of a huge pain and there are better sources for money.

They're very similar games anyway but I think Daiakuji edges Daibanchou out.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 August, 2016, 03:16:27 pm
https://twitter.com/sailorbee/status/765610427585732608
https://twitter.com/sailorbee/status/765609797462798336

hmm, loving villains for their evil characteristics. nope, never felt that way before!

(http://i.imgur.com/jHIFygL.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 17 August, 2016, 06:21:02 pm
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-07-29/clannad-charlotte-writer-jun-maeda-reveals-he-needs-heart-transplant/.104783

today i learned that if jun maeda wrote one of his standard stories, but replaced the token sick moe girl with himself, i would be all over that thing

(http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jun-maeda.jpg)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 August, 2016, 07:46:08 pm
Luffy versus a dude with a 860 million bounty, eh?

Kinda curious how this fight is gonna go. If Luffy will just punk the **** out of the lieutenant of an emperor with a huge friggin' bounty, if he'll win with quite a struggle, or if he'll retreat. I guess it'll determine how big of a deal folks like Jack with these wildly-inflated bounties are by association. Cracker sure as **** looks mooky, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 19 August, 2016, 11:55:46 am
Luffy versus a dude with a 860 million bounty, eh?

Kinda curious how this fight is gonna go. If Luffy will just punk the **** out of the lieutenant of an emperor with a huge friggin' bounty, if he'll win with quite a struggle, or if he'll retreat. I guess it'll determine how big of a deal folks like Jack with these wildly-inflated bounties are by association. Cracker sure as **** looks mooky, though.
Looks mooky, but my guess is that some other shit is going to come out of the woodwork and interrupt the fight.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 19 August, 2016, 12:42:11 pm
Aye, they put a lot of emphasis on the Vivre card in that chapter.

Considering how many crewmates (like Zoro) are absent here, I wonder if Luffy and co will even sortie with Big Mom's crew anyway. But if they do, Luffy is prolly going have to deal with this guy eventually.

Even if it gets interrupted, I kinda want to see a bit of back and forth here. See how Luffy compares with a lieutenant of an emperor crew, like if they're below Doflamingo's level, at it, or above.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 August, 2016, 06:15:27 pm
that feeling when i'm tempted to play an otome game that's apparently awful, but has a ton of hot (awful) guys in it

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DL5wIVrgWpI/V5F7B5M5g_I/AAAAAAAABI8/l9oGVxbKK6IGLpBt4NAJ1_1YEfKsV2-VACLcB/s1600/Alfani%2Byandere.png)

were there any office stories going around for the localization of ozmafia, ahriman? think you were an employee by the time it was released on steam.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 23 August, 2016, 07:31:14 pm
The person who translated it thinks it's dumb. All I remember is there's a guy who's apparently the incarnation of a tower and also Toto, or something.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 August, 2016, 08:11:05 pm
africa toto i hope


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 August, 2016, 08:40:05 pm
it's wizard of oz themed

i'd be kind of amazed if anyone actually thought a game filled with NTR and douchebag boyfriends was any good lol. so good haro just got saddled with it, then?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 23 August, 2016, 09:10:14 pm
She's the only core staff member into such games at all, so that's how it worked out I guess. There is a new person I don't know working on the most recent otome pickup, at least.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 August, 2016, 09:14:58 pm
still, i think i might buy it when it goes on deep discount, like i did with Amnesia (don't ask)

i feel like i'm a pretty bad friend when i'm more likely to buy a bad otome game than a game my buddy for god knows how many years had translated lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 23 August, 2016, 10:23:17 pm
I'm most offended that you paid for an Idea Factory game, personally


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 August, 2016, 10:36:46 pm
if nothing else, at least i can't make fun of you for buying neptunia anymore


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 August, 2016, 11:49:52 pm
Manananac, you utter filth.

Why hath you soiled yourself so?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 24 August, 2016, 12:02:49 am
if i were to go back to 2008 and tell my old self, back when i was calling people homophobic slurs and acting like a wannabe badass, that somewhere along the line he'd die and be replaced by a male fujoshi, would he believe me?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 25 August, 2016, 03:05:11 pm
welp, hopefully cracker isn't down for the count there. kinda lame that "the strongest busoshoku haki i've ever faced" still goes out to one blow from 4th gear lol. also dat random, off-hand urouge hype lol

on another topic that literally only one dude here could possibly interpret as anything other than more white noise from maniac, seems like the VN community is going nuts over dies irae being translated or whatever the hell is happening with that thing. oi, ahriman, you ever play that thing? is it actually worth a damn?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 25 August, 2016, 06:16:24 pm
I haven't. Dies Irae is a fascinating situation of people being hyped over something despite knowing nothing about it at all. Basically Moogy said it'd be maybe the hardest VN to translate and then it became a thing. What I know is it's a chu2 game about nazis. It does have high ratings in on Japanese sites so I'd guess it's good if that sounds good to you.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 25 August, 2016, 07:04:27 pm
seems like the folks close to the don himself, including the ones who can read japanese and have actually tackled their own translation projects before, are pretty fond of it tho

EDIT: backtracking through my sparce twitter feed, reading steiner keeps coming up as he fellates that game lol.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 25 August, 2016, 07:35:09 pm
I don't doubt it's fine but it's also the exact kind of thing those guys would circlejerk over.

That translation apparently has a million people working on it, including him, so I'm sure that'll be great.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 04 September, 2016, 07:28:22 pm
Worm.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 04 September, 2016, 09:36:10 pm
what

EDIT: in retrospect:

Cracker sure as **** looks mooky, though.

i like how oda addressed this criticism lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 07 September, 2016, 11:46:13 pm
first half of anime club picks: Mob Psycho 100, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Cardcaptor Sakura, New Game, Macross Delta, Dimension W

i'm kind of impressed that they managed to choose such an awful assortment of shows, the obligatory huge hit of the season mob psycho 100 aside (which everyone who cares about that is watching anyway)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 08 September, 2016, 12:06:05 am
CARDCAPTOR SAKURA IS A STONE COLD CLASSIC


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 08 September, 2016, 12:29:52 am
萌ええええええ

that show probably isn't good enough to match its name recognition, but among those other 4 non-Mob Psycho shows, it's prolly the best lol. i can't believe there was someone who came out of watching dimension w on toonami, where it failed and died, and went "let's show this in anime club!

oh well, unless the shows were that strong anyway, i wasn't really gonna attend. 19 credit hours and 15 are math/CSE classes lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 08 September, 2016, 05:58:18 am
Macross is usually decent but I haven't seen any of Delta. Sounded like people liked it early on but I haven't heard anything since then.

Cardcaptor Sakura was mostly boring


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 08 September, 2016, 09:26:58 am
Heard good things about Mob Psycho


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 08 September, 2016, 11:11:43 am
i remember people turning on macross delta. has a 7.29 rating on MAL which, with how people allocate ratings, is usually pretty bad for a new thing.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 08 September, 2016, 11:51:13 am
Arslan's an old property, but it's got Hiromu Arakawa visuals so you might wanna check it out.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 08 September, 2016, 12:24:25 pm
you mention hiromu arakawa as if she's an improvement over yoshitaka amano's illustrations in the old arslan ovas. hiromu arakawa's artwork is distinctive, but absolutely not attractive in any way, shape or form.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 09 September, 2016, 08:46:35 pm
Eh, your opinions are your own. And while I've never seen those OVAs you mention, I can appreciate how Amano's ethereal figures might spoil you on other art styles.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 10 September, 2016, 11:16:30 am
attn: ahriman

https://twitter.com/Gerald_AWO/status/774623473339695104

gerald is ridiculing the excellent name you came up with


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: HyperOmar on 11 September, 2016, 01:06:54 am
Translations of erotic slang always make me feel uncomfortable for some reason.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 11 September, 2016, 07:04:52 pm
I feel the name elicits the reactions it should personally. It also got him to tell everyone the title, so I'll call that a success


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 September, 2016, 07:43:03 am
*FIRES UP THE AHRIMAN SIGNAL*

enjoying persona 5?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 16 September, 2016, 05:41:10 pm
Right before the first major boss and I'm enjoying it a lot, yeah. Feels like they really figured out the bad parts of P3/P4 and fixed them while leaving what made them good. The dungeons themselves are actually a lot of fun to play through now. Also liking the cast more than the other games so far. I think they also upped the difficulty since P4, I'm playing on Hard but boss enemies can one-shot my guys even after Tarunda's applied.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 16 September, 2016, 05:43:42 pm
Also forgot to mention the return of the Mara slime, so this game is automatic 10/10 tbh


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 September, 2016, 05:44:51 pm
judging from the early game, how many demons are in that game? does it seem diverse enough at the lower levels such that you could maybe infer there are quite a few across the whole game?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 September, 2016, 05:55:20 pm
i'm actually pretty jazzed up for p5, its looking like its gonna fix up my main gripes with 3/4 and also has demons


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 September, 2016, 05:58:19 pm
i'm busy spoiling it for myself right now lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 16 September, 2016, 06:03:27 pm
There are a ton listed in the compendium as ??? from the start, and it stops at 81 so I'm guessing there's more, so yeah I'm sure there's plenty.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 16 September, 2016, 06:10:11 pm
i'm busy spoiling it for myself right now lol

same actually


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 September, 2016, 06:24:19 pm
oh yeah, while we still have you ahriman, did you ever play either SMT IV or SMT IV: Final? Don't believe you ever said you were playing Final on twitter, which kinda implies otherwise.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 16 September, 2016, 06:27:53 pm
I did play IV, never ended up playing Final.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 16 September, 2016, 06:30:29 pm
just didn't really care about IV enough to follow it up?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 16 September, 2016, 06:36:17 pm
Yeah not really, I didn't think IV was that great.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 18 September, 2016, 01:24:58 pm
Rest in peace, Dr. Weird. =(


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 September, 2016, 08:02:37 pm
Really bummed my day out honestly.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 19 September, 2016, 08:20:41 pm
apparently they put up every episode of SGC2C on their website, so maybe that'll salve the burn


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 September, 2016, 08:28:35 pm
Well I know what I'm doing at work tomorrow.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 27 September, 2016, 02:29:12 pm
back in the dark days when i liked moe stuff

funny enough, though, lucky star was one of the things that ended what had been a 2-3 year break from anime. was like, a dweeby 14 year old who saw like, SA2's profile theme (RIP SA2, the first casualty I've bothered recognizing since I've returned) and thought it was super cute and wanted to watch it. and then it turned out to be awful lol

and then exposure to people like ILS made me watch more shows that i wouldn't be caught dead watching these days. like nanoha lol
This brings back memories. Not necessarily a good thing though...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 September, 2016, 02:38:06 pm
is there something you resent about that period of BP history?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Marie Rose on 27 September, 2016, 02:39:24 pm
My really dorky behaviour.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 September, 2016, 02:49:51 pm
well, you were no worse than I was! and maybe still am, i dunno :P


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 27 September, 2016, 03:18:05 pm
my only regret about my all caps phase is that i did it several times on facebook


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 27 September, 2016, 03:32:20 pm
i'm just imagining someone casually bringing up anime in person within a 30 foot proximity of tbizzle, and then suddenly his eyes budge and his posture straightens, with arms taut, as he shouts WAS GOOD at the top of his lungs before reverting back to his normal self


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 29 September, 2016, 09:20:38 pm
i am totally down with the idea of luffy beating a guy with a 860 million bounty with nothing but his limitless appetite


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 October, 2016, 09:11:40 pm
http://www.crunchyroll.com/touken-ranbu-hanamaru

alright, i guess i'll watch a show for once


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 October, 2016, 05:21:16 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEwwbpDkfig

this is the only aspect of this show with any relevance to me

is it just me, or is the way luffy beat cracker kind of iffy? like seriously, his armor is weak to water, yet somehow nobody knows his true appearance (oh hey cracker, you're kinda melting there, you okay)? how does that even happen. i just assumed that his armor was naturally edible and wasn't gonna question how luffy could eat something that could tank gear 3rd, but somehow explaining it makes it less plausible


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 07 October, 2016, 02:03:07 pm
Weak to water doesn't necessarily mean melts in water.

From all appearances, it gets softer just the same way Crocodile got solid.

...And remember, this is the world of One Piece. Despite ostensibly being pirates, Devil-Fruit users have less contact with bodies of water than I do.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 14 October, 2016, 07:12:58 am
We need not link images of sad twitter postings about my life here


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 14 October, 2016, 09:15:50 am
so that's where you draw the line. very well though, i apologize.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 13 November, 2016, 01:58:41 am
time to drown out my utter disappointment with the world with more hunter x hunter.

i kinda like how the heroes collectively react to the whole "hey maaan here's the tournament, if you win you get to challenge this guy and qualify for this other tournament and so on" with "lol fuck that"


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 17 November, 2016, 08:39:54 pm
also drifters is a thing

Kouta Hirano's main strengths are in making bombastic characters who are larger than life and in making every scene look as wild and as awesome as possible. Cohesive writing and scenario-building are not among his strengths. Thankfully, he didn't need either for most of Hellsing, where all of the concepts are perfectly intelligible to anyone (vampires! christianity! nazis!) such that Hellsing kinda wrote itself up until his attention span ran out. Drifters, however, needs a more delicate approach since its set in another world such that real life context and experience don't fill in the gaps, and Hirano didn't seem to understand that. So he explains everything on a need-to-know basis, but a lot of sideplots being furthered don't seem to count. Like, you can generally fill in the gaps since the story isn't too complex, but the narrative feels really awkward, disjointed and piecemeal, like Hirano doesn't really want to give context to his world and just wants to have the heroes and villains doing crazy shit. The character writing also feels pretty lazy; the heroes basically meet each other through complete circumstance and immediately band together within like, an hour of meeting each other to tear shit up despite having little commonality in terms of personality. It's pretty damn evident that the genesis of this story was Kouta Hirano, probably fresh off from wanking, randomly deciding "hey, it would be awesome if all these Japanese historical figures all teamed up, let's do it!"

Also, like, the humor in Hellsing was often either precise or implemented during down time, but this show likes injecting the goofy super deformed stuff anywhere. Like, the subjugated elf serfs could be discussing how their masters are about to send a task force to exterminate all of them, and the show will still cut to like, one of the Drifters in superdeformed art being a goof and we're supposed to laugh, and then right after the show will go right back to everything being super serious. It'll probably repeat this cycle like, four times in one scene. It's so distracting, and it's not even all that funny.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 19 December, 2016, 09:01:39 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/V7muVqj.png)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 19 December, 2016, 09:02:48 pm
is this real


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 19 December, 2016, 09:07:00 pm
勇者ですが異世界でエルフ嫁とピザ店始めます (https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%8B%87%E8%80%85%E3%81%A7%E3%81%99%E3%81%8C%E7%95%B0%E4%B8%96%E7%95%8C%E3%81%A7%E3%82%A8%E3%83%AB%E3%83%95%E5%AB%81%E3%81%A8%E3%83%94%E3%82%B6%E5%BA%97%E5%A7%8B%E3%82%81%E3%81%BE%E3%81%99-%E3%83%80%E3%83%83%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A5%E3%82%A8%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9%E6%96%87%E5%BA%AB-%E5%9F%8E%E5%B4%8E-%E7%81%AB%E4%B9%9F/dp/4086311690%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJ2GA54U5EPR6CW5A%26tag%3Dshopbell-22%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D4086311690)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Arnaham on 20 December, 2016, 03:52:41 am
Looks good


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 December, 2016, 07:40:16 am
also yup, purin is three-eye girl. ... ETA until she goes all bitch in sheep's clothing

almost seven months

honestly that was a really easy call and i kinda hope there's more going on than that


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 December, 2016, 11:34:59 pm
Drifters ended. Like, the problems I mentioned never really went away, and it doesn't help that it was one of those productions that ends on the first battle of the greater-scale conflict. But with that said, I still enjoyed watching that show: Kouta Hirano really knows how to make shit look cool and write larger-than-life characters and those qualities made the transition into the anime adaptation. The main three leads are a hell of a lot of fun to watch and see what crazy antics they get into next, or at least enough to justify following that show weekly. Definitely want more, but god knows where the manga even is at this stage. Seems like it's a bit past where the anime ended by like, a full volume, but not enough to justify another 12-episode adaptation. Kouta Hirano has maybe the worst attention span of any notable mangaka, so his pace is glacial (five volumes in almost 8 years) and there's pretty much always the chance he'll rush the ending or abandon the project outright if he gets too bored with its production.

Also, oh hey Jojo's pt. 4 ended. Man, I was kinda interested in watching a smaller-scale, more slice of life-y Jojo's, but I do not want to sit through 39 episodes of that. Guess pt. 3 was such a slog that it burnt me out on Jojos in general. From all accounts, pt. 5 is the absolute worst part of the entire series (and doesn't have the dignity to end in a few episodes like pt. 1 did), so I'm looking forward to that!


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 December, 2016, 02:16:09 pm
Part V is generally considered the worst due to how shitty its English translation is. My understanding is its much more popular in Japan where its viewed as being a less janky (up until the end) journey style arc like III but with better fights. I think its better than IV personally which is my least favorite part other than I. I only got a view episodes in before I decided I still didn't care for the part.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 24 December, 2016, 11:35:39 pm
(whoops posted this in my game topic 'cause I'm dumb)

Like, I'm not saying that based on general public opinion (although the impression from people I follow who have been following Jojo's for a decade is still "yeah **** pt. 5"), I'm saying that based on the amalgamation of every piece of information I have on that show. I despised pt. 3 in its complete, unabridged form, despite a lot of bits to that show's aesthetic being perfectly specialized towards my tastes (the doofy hypermasculinity and 1980s setting); pt. 5 doesn't have any of that (although it does have a few rather good-looking men I guess >_>)

Speaking of Jojo's, I like how Toonami's first impression of what to do on Christmas morning is "hey, let's marathon the last few episodes of Jojo's pt. 1". I kinda like this dub, actually -- the script and voice acting are super unnatural (yay guys from California trying to make high class 1880s British impressions), melodramatic and hammy as befits that part. I kinda wonder if people who don't already know what Jojo's is are enjoying this...

EDIT: Joseph has one super snooty British voice for the consummate buffoon he is, tho.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 29 December, 2016, 06:10:27 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/e5MHp1Z.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/uvftuhi.png)

i'm kind of surprised this never showed up on my twitter feed and i had to skim some rando's account to ever see it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 December, 2016, 12:57:52 am
Kind of says everything about Trump's online support base, tbh.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 30 December, 2016, 03:33:51 am
that they don't like 男の娘?


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 January, 2017, 02:22:05 am
Quote
Macross Delta (second half)
Poco's Udon World
The Great Passage/ Fune No Amu
Sailor Moon Crystal
Kabanari of the Iron Fortress
My Hero Academia
Yuri on Ice
Kiznaiver

Rewrite
Soshin Soujo Matoi
Nanbaka

bold is probably what i'll vote for

this semester is a bit better. about three shows there I wanted to watch. two amazingly bad shows there (Sailor Moon Crystal and Rewrite); we always seem to have at least one shit light novel show get voted in every semester, so I kinda expect rewrite to get in.

one of my friends managed to become an officer this year. wanted to get drifters in, but one of the scenes in the middle of the show killed that nomination. shame.

EDIT: never heard of matoi the sacred slayer before. has a 6.84 on MAL -- anything below a 7 is almost guaranteed to be complete shit unless it came out in the 1980s and is pretty damn obscure. see also: sailor moon crystal at 6.97, rewrite at a 6.72.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 26 January, 2017, 02:56:22 am
way i hear it those first three bolded ones are top-notch


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 January, 2017, 04:20:30 am
My Hero Academia is actually the one I care about the least. I've heard it has the worst pacing issues, and the first episode didn't disappoint that expectation by adapting only half of the first chapter. I've heard nothing but negative comparisons against the manga, which apparently is actually of superlative quality. There's just a ton of fodder in there, so I may as well vote for it.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 30 January, 2017, 01:44:49 pm
https://twitter.com/B0bduh/status/826134297824415744

this is a glowing recommendation and i guess i'm watching tanya the evil now


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 01 February, 2017, 06:11:39 am
i can't believe i missed the 10th year anniversary of one of the most suspenseful chapters in history:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Boston_Mooninite_panic

Quote
The 2007 Boston Mooninite panic occurred on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, after the Boston Police Department and the Boston Fire Department mistakenly identified battery-powered LED placards resembling two "Mooninite" characters from the Adult Swim animated television series Aqua Teen Hunger Force as improvised explosive devices.

on a side note, jesus christ i can't believe ATHF will be old enough to drive a car this year

EDIT: I'm not too late, however, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2fGzmphx4U


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 01 February, 2017, 09:22:52 pm
oh man, the memories

That movie came out around my senior year of high school and I remember making a friend of mine download a torrent of it on his laptop to we could watch it in a Latin class rather than do any Latin.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 02 February, 2017, 07:45:58 am
i have still never seen that movie in its entirety. my new favorite thing, by the way, is reading the wikipedia plot summary of it (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_Teen_Hunger_Force_Colon_Movie_Film_for_Theaters#Plot)

Kabanari of the Iron Fortress
My Hero Academia
Yuri on Ice
Kiznaiver
Nanbaka


well what do you know, five for five. that's a first


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 02 February, 2017, 08:38:31 am
I liked it when it came out but I haven't seen it since, so I have no idea if it holds up. The summary remains a delight though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 04 February, 2017, 08:09:46 am
time to read the seraph of the end manga~

so wait, when did the evil sadistic pedophile vampire who murdered the hero's adoptive family (all of whom children) in cold blood end up on the good guys' side again? I'm starting to think this story isn't actually good...


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 06 February, 2017, 01:09:51 am
time to read the seraph of the end manga~

so wait, when did the evil sadistic pedophile vampire who murdered the hero's adoptive family (all of whom children) in cold blood end up on the good guys' side again? I'm starting to think this story isn't actually good...
why bother?

it's all the most forced melodrama possible


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 06 February, 2017, 02:57:36 am
(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/owarinoseraph/images/2/2c/Ons_edit.png/revision/latest?cb=20161208064016)(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/owarinoseraph/images/b/bc/Kie_Luke.png/revision/latest?cb=20161104024724)

because look at this boy, salty. he's so adorable. i would pat him on the head were he not, you know, an evil vampire

also shitty angsty melodramatic pretty boys are kinda my dig so this thing falls into my niche


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 08 February, 2017, 11:02:27 am
https://twitter.com/MammonMachine/status/829354374220484609

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4J1aCDUcAERp3_.jpg:large)


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 09 February, 2017, 01:04:03 am
light novels are the worst thing to ever


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 10 February, 2017, 11:06:21 pm
why is the one punch man manga the slowest, most self-indulgent fucking thing ever

I mean, there's existing source material that is far beyond it. Like, the way the original webcomic is paced and written was actually quite rough and it could stand to be smoothed over with some extra material, but adding this tournament arc that has been going on for a full year and has zero relevance to the events that are about to happen and a grand total of no characters who will probably ever appear again after it's over isn't the way to do that. I literally put the manga down shortly after catching up with it back when the anime was still airing and it has gone nowhere. Honestly, it's amazing how hard this thing is dropping the ball.

anyway watched up to episode 3 on all the stuff I'm watching for anime club. also now watching tanya the evil on my own. kiznaiver is kind of a cute show so far but from everything I've ever heard of it, it's gonna start getting messy soon. regardless, it's probably the most interesting of those five anime club shows thus far, the rest of which are varying degrees of competent and okay-ish.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 February, 2017, 01:31:45 am
basically the tournament is filler for the anime that sets up for some stuff the new version is also throwing in (like the big monster cell monster king dude)

but mostly Murata's schedule and chapter lengths are just all over the **** place


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 11 February, 2017, 10:19:44 am
like, that's why I didn't really slag on the monster association attack -- for as boring as it is, it at least establishes a better justification for the protracted attack on their base (as opposed to the webcomic basically just going "solid snake! monsters live in Z-Town! go investigate!") and the new characters and details they're adding to the Monster Association (all of which is a bad idea, by the way -- anything that distracts the narrative from Garou is weakening the story, simple as that). But like, the tournament isn't really a vector for any of that, it's not actually progressing anything. I think the only payout from all this is testing the monster cells in this latest chapter, which they probably could have done without 6 chapters of tedious build-up.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 11 February, 2017, 01:09:38 pm
Like, I agree, but we both have realized that half of everything Murata does at this point is a vehicle for his crazy-ass character designs.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 17 February, 2017, 03:09:35 pm
i know way too many people in real life who are disproportionately down on yuri on ice for being a megapopular yaoi series far more popular than their favorite yuri anime and it bothers the living hell out of me

(http://i.imgur.com/cmdePjk.png)

i mean, can you guess the only show that is about two men in love with each other in this list? i think yuri on ice might actually be the first anime of its kind that doesn't suck or pull back at the last minute and say "no, all the guys are actually straight, they're just bros." the alternative is one of either (or some combination thereof) an adaptation of some sickfuck Nitro+ rape fantasy BL game like Togainu no Chi or some really milquetoast, extremely low quality budget tv show that's mostly just fetishizing it. i'm not even enjoying the show all that much, but I wish these guys would friggin' cool it, considering that I have to remind one guy about all this like, every week or so.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 21 March, 2017, 12:18:29 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7ViQFRWwAAb1fY.jpg)

reminder that, at the ripe old age of 24, I'm still older than 85% of anime fandom


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 21 March, 2017, 12:57:18 pm
I don't know what my starter anime would be, but it wasn't Death Note. Didn't watch that until I was like a sophomore in college, I think. Maybe a freshman.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 21 March, 2017, 01:41:10 pm
i have no idea what mine was. i think i actually credit video games for getting me into weeb stuff, specifically the PS2 generation of jrpgs that fully converged with what was becoming the "modern anime" in terms of influences and characteristics. i think the .hack// games of all things drove me to integrate myself into the larger anime fandom more than actual anime did.

whatever the closest thing to my "starter anime" is, it sure as hell isn't death note lol. haven't seen a single episode of that to date.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 21 March, 2017, 02:10:24 pm
I'm actually fairly sure I got started with tapes of Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin.

And of course whatever was showing on Toonami and Adult Swim that I managed to catch glimpses of.

.hack was my jam, though.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 21 March, 2017, 04:35:06 pm
yeah, I mean Gundam Wing would have been the first anime to really hook me, but I don't know what actually got me thinking about anime as anime


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 March, 2017, 05:56:48 pm
Was Bebop for me but well after it aired in the US, I didn't start watching any anime until freshman year of college mostly because I didn't need to hide if I was watching anime from my friends since I didn't know anyone in college.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: TBizzle on 21 March, 2017, 10:37:26 pm
mine was literally death note lol


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Youef on 22 March, 2017, 12:31:40 am
FMA.

...and then Death Note.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2017, 09:24:59 am
i still know so little about death note whoops


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 22 March, 2017, 10:43:15 am
you're fine


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 22 March, 2017, 12:15:17 pm
related: http://ew.com/movies/2017/03/22/death-note-trailer-netflix-adam-wingard/

i mean, it's not like we didn't just get right off of slagging the ghost in the shell previews

who the **** asked for this


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 22 March, 2017, 12:53:30 pm
you're fine

yeah i figured


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 March, 2017, 02:57:26 pm
related: http://ew.com/movies/2017/03/22/death-note-trailer-netflix-adam-wingard/

i mean, it's not like we didn't just get right off of slagging the ghost in the shell previews

who the **** asked for this
the type of person who actually think of any of the characters as attractive or likeable

you know

morons


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 23 March, 2017, 11:48:46 am
you know, katakuri looks cool and all, but I'm kinda disappointed that a guy who fights with jellybeans has a higher bounty than BEAST MODE jack.

i was kinda disappointed by just how much a bitch pudding turned out to be, but I kinda like how this arc has turned into "godfather in wonderland". hope it actually pulls this off.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 March, 2017, 11:55:21 am
"godfather in wonderland".

well that sounds amazing


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 23 March, 2017, 02:46:12 pm
"godfather in wonderland".

well that sounds amazing
one piece is so goddamn ridiculous you kind of get numb to it after a bit

and we've had a long time to get numb to it

kind of reminds me of KLK and nudity that way


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 23 March, 2017, 06:38:13 pm
i know its good, i read up to a recentish arc before stopping due to time commitments, i should probably get back on it


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 24 March, 2017, 10:35:53 pm
oh hey berserk is finally off hiatus again

let's see how long that lasts


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 24 March, 2017, 10:49:41 pm
i give it 11 minutes


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 24 March, 2017, 11:51:03 pm
oh hey berserk is finally off hiatus again

let's see how long that lasts
one chapter

was a good chapter, but


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 25 March, 2017, 02:14:23 am
i mean, they said they're gonna publish the next chapter next month, and they at least had the dignity to announce their hiatus last time around, so we'll prolly get something. after that, all bets are off


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 25 March, 2017, 05:07:44 pm
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/03/24/be-nasu-no-yoichis-big-brother-with-drifters-hug-pillow

a guy posted this on the anime club facebook group and explicitly tagged me. so yes, i am well established as being a fundashi in real life too, i guess


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 26 March, 2017, 02:24:27 am
also, oh wow toonami actually put down one piece for good. that's kind of a shame, i've had that show on dvr for like, a year at this point and would binge that **** every now and then. just binged like, three months of episodes this afternoon, only to find out just now that they cancelled it lol. they still have hunter x hunter, so i guess that'll have to be my dvr fodder anime from here on out.

also got to see my first episode of the new samurai jack. honestly, my favorite stuff from the original series was all the weird dysfunctional stuff as juxtaposed with the artistic vibe and kind of serious, "epic" plot, like jack teaming up with chicago-style mobsters, fighting his way through an evil rave party or taking on a bounty hunter couple on the roof of a moving train. this episode was pretty at odds with the stuff i liked about this show, and it hinted towards subject material that imply that it will continue to be at odds with them. dunno if either of the previous two episodes are consistent with what's going on in this one, but it sounds like the one immediately prior was.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 26 March, 2017, 02:26:40 am
the first episode was more like what you're talking about, in part

second one had a goofy Aku opening (edit: and also an homage to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)

haven't watched the one from tonight yet


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 30 March, 2017, 07:27:02 pm
http://www.awopodcast.com/2017/03/anime-world-order-show-153-youre-stupid-tieria-so-just-shut-up-stupid.html

THE TIME HAS FINALLY COME and holy shit this episode is 3 hours long


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: ganonfloyd on 30 March, 2017, 08:13:03 pm
i like their logo


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 30 March, 2017, 11:33:02 pm
I don't have enough time for that.


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2017, 03:55:25 am
well i did

granted, i mostly just cycle through like, a dozen different podcasts as I waste my free time on MMOs

didn't know Iron-Blooded Orphans shat the bed with the second half, but then again it should come as no real shock since Sunrise is amazing at second seasons and all. still, I'm kinda disappointed since that's like, the first Gundam thing that has struck me as interesting in any way shape or form in like, two decades.

of course, the subject of the day, Gundam 00, is obviously gonna be ****, but at least it gave me a mountain of yaoi doujinshi to sift through


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Random on 31 March, 2017, 07:53:35 am
what's your preference

i bet you like the canonically androgyn pilot with purple hair


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Maniac on 31 March, 2017, 12:27:50 pm
i think allelujah is the cutest and has the most agreeable personality. shame about the split personality, i guess


Title: Re: Maniac's QUALITY anime log
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 31 March, 2017, 12:41:41 pm
Eh, IBO had a great first OP and ED, some interesting character dynamics, and a sweet