On Unbreakable Machine-Doll: as a fellow fan of the manga, I'd say I'm not that impressed so far due to a few kinks (subpar art at times and more frequent use of CG than I'd like to see), but I still find it enjoyable overall. The characters are also what I expect them to be, so go for it if you haven't yet to see Raishin and the girls in action.
As for my location, I'm afraid you might have confused me with someone else since I'm not living in Canada, but in Southeast Asia. The only country in this region that is showing the movie is Singapore, but I am not living in Singapore either. This is why I'm not as excited about the movie as I would normally be, and now I would have to be extra careful not to spoil myself now that it has begun showing in parts of the world.
I'm a little envious that you have an anime club in college, since I doubt one would have been approved as an officially sanctioned organization in mine back when I was still there. The closest thing there was a Japan Studies org, but it was not exactly what I was looking for.
On the other hand, I'm happy there is at least one guy in my team in the office who is pretty updated with the kinds of anime I watch, so I now have someone to talk to about those. Most of the other people there who know anime only know the usual long-running action series that I avoid (apart from a few of my fellow former trainees who I shared some anime with).
Thanks for the small list of titles - I think I'll pick up Nagi no Asukara, look up some more info on Galilei Donna and keep an eye on Pupa.
Yeah, about four months in fact . Well I am sure that was kind of to be expected since you have to put more effort into work and it takes up a lot of time. People usually say that programming jobs are tiring due to the long hours that you usually have to work. I haven't been watching much anime either, I have had classwork and club work to do so I haven't had much free time and even if I do I usually end up using it to do something with my friends, not sitting by myself watching anime.
I need to give Unbreakable Machine-Doll a try, I have read the manga as well and I found it to be pretty entertaining. I wasn't really a fan of Valvrave, it might have to do with the fact that I am just not really that big of a fan of Mecha's but it seemed dull to me. I feel the same way about most of them right now, I have tried the first episode of a bunch but none of them have really struck me as you should keep watching this material. You live in Canada don't you? or am I thinking of someone else? I already got my tickets for the airing of it since I live in the U.S. and they are doing a pretty big amount of screening for it here. Well I will tell you at least if its good or turns out to be a disappointment from my perspective if that helps at all (probably not but its the thought that counts xD).
I have been enjoying college for the most part, a couple of my classes have been doing pretty bad but besides those everything else is going pretty damn good actually. I have been enjoying running the anime club this year on my campus as well as just hanging with people so I can't complain.
Umm if I had to suggest a couple things from this season, Galilei Donna has got my interests at least somewhat during the first episode although it was a little scattered in what was going on. Nagi No Asukara is another one that keep my interest and finally Pupa is something I actually really want to see but it hasn't started airing yet for whatever reason so I don't know what is going on with that.
Hey, it really has been a long while since we last talked. On the work side of things, I think I may be enjoying things a bit too well... or may have adjusted a bit too much... I haven't been watching as much anime, reading as much manga or playing as much games as I used to back then; even though I'd still love to do so if given the chance. Weekdays seem to be more tiring than usual for me so I usually end up failing to use my free time after work for the good stuff at home.
Compared to my picks last season (which I took a while to finish after landing the job), I only have a couple of sure picks: Unbreakable Machine-Doll (because I'm already a fan of the novels' manga version) and Valvrave the Liberator 2nd cour ("Irritainment", but a sequel is a sequel ). I don't find a lot of the new titles on offer that appealing, but it can still change. Under normal circumstances, I'd be VERY excited for the third Madoka Movie. But the fact that the first two movies did not air in my country means I can fully expect the third not to show either, so I've resigned myself to waiting for about a year again until I can finally enjoy the new addition to the saga.
How about you? Enjoying college lately? What about picks for the current season? I might just pick up more titles from you.
Well I am glad to hear that! Congrats But sorry for the late reply, I was a little thin on time and also being extremely lazy about wanting to reply to this message x.x
Well that is good I guess, time off to sit back and relax and all that fun jizzy jazz .
I want to watch Gargantia, I just haven't had the time or feeling to sit down and watch it yet. I am sure that I will get around to watching it eventually, it is on my to watch list. I have not heard of Hataraku, or at least I think I haven't. I know premises better then I know series by title, I know its weird. I have heard that about Valvrave, even so most people have also said they still enjoy it even if it is somewhat stupid at the same time. Yeah, that is the main reason I thought about watching Aku no Hana myself, I just decided I really only read it to see how weird it go so there is really no need for me to read/watch the weirdness again. Crime Edge seemed silly from the premise and just went beyond weird after the first episode. I hadn't even heard about that show before you mentioned it so I really have no opinion on the matter .
Yeah, those two languages are the only two that I have been taught so far as well. I kind of had the feeling that C wouldn't be all that useful, I think my professor even said that it isn't really used that much anymore due to other languages out their being more versatile then it. I have thought about learning Ruby and Python as well since they both seem to be popular, I just can never get myself to sit down and actually just learn them x.x.
Hmmm, I have never actually done any sort of web development yet so I really don't know much about it. I am sure that I will do some sort of work in that field before I graduate, it is just that I haven't yet myself. I will keep C#.NET in mind though if/when I start doing work there.
Yeah, my roommate next year is also a computer science major and he is insisting that we work on Projects outside of class. I will probably take him up on that offer, makes it really easy to work with someone when you have to live with them, big question is though what he wants to program/make.
We just finished training last Tuesday. Well... I survived and got a job offer!
Starting July 15, I will be starting my job as a developer in one of the R&D teams of the company. Meanwhile, we were given 1 month reprieve after 2 months training (though the actual reason is that there is no space in the office for us ex-trainees yet, until the ongoing construction in an upper floor is finished by mid-July to accommodate the growing dev teams there.) So... time to catch up on all my anime and manga!
I see you've picked the best of the best shows for this season. Lots of very good shows indeed, and among those you haven't seen I'd recommend Suisei no Gargantia and Hataraku Maou-sama! the most. I'm finding Valvrave the Liberator more of a mixed bag with some moments that make me go facepalm, but for some reason it still has me hooked. I'm really only watching Aku no Hana because I've already read the manga. Crime Edge doesn't have very impressive visuals or sounds, though it gives off that Mirai Nikki feel with its murder game dynamics - although again, I picked it up because I was already reading the manga beforehand. Leviathan, well it's a lighthearted show that has more silly fun than story; though I do confess that I picked it up because of the seiyuu cast.
Some useful advice for a Computer Science major, hmm. I'd start off with learning other object-oriented programming languages. This should make you more versatile - I finished university knowing only C and Java to go with mostly conceptual com sci knowledge... and I realized that it was not nearly enough, since C++ is still widely used in the industry, and that was one language we studied during training.
C#.NET may also prove useful for you if ever you find yourself having to do ASP.NET web development - during my university-required job training last year I had to learn some of it because the company I where I did my OJT last year used ASP web dev't, but I only learned JSP for web dev't in college.
My professors used to tell us that self-study goes a long way in this field. In retrospect, I should have heeded it myself more often.
I hear yeah, we all go through those busy times that we just can't do much.
That is about the response I expected, some go bad, some go okay, none ever really go good. Well at least you got the chance to train at one of the companies, even if you don't make it into the company the training will be useful in the future for other uses I am sure.
Nice nice, they are all very good shows that you are watching right now. I am only watching 4 (OreImo, HenNeko, Railgun, and Titans) but there are at least 4 others from this season I want to watch at some point in the future.
So you work in computers as well ha? Well I don't work in computer's yet I am a computer science Major in college so it is safe to say I will be doing some work in that field in my future. Gotta ask, what do you think is the best thing I can do to help myself in the future for this field? (Besides finishing my degree). If you have no idea, that is a acceptable answer .
Sorry for the very, very late response. I was busy to the point that I couldn't even play games on Steam as much as I used to like in the past months.
To answer your previous question, some of the interviews didn't go so well, but now I am doing training along with a few other people for jobs as software developers. The downside is that I won't know until two weeks from now if I'm getting a job offer at the company where I'm doing training. The upside is that we're getting paid to train for the job so even if we don't get hired, we don't leave empty handed.
To answer your current question, yes I am watching shows from this season. 10 of them, in fact. All listed in my updated 'About Me'. Although I couldn't really watch more than an episode or two during the week until the weekends 'cause I didn't have the time (or energy).
Now that we're done with all those refresher courses in programming, training is a lot more relaxed so that I've begun to regain much more free time at home (yes, we've even had to sacrifice some weekends to meet deadlines). So, what are you watching this season?
Wow, this is a late response that is for sure x.x . Anyhow, how did your interviews end up turning out? you get a job anywhere?
I did notice that after you mentioned that crunchyroll was a little overpriced, their stuff seems to cost like a extra 5-10 dollars on almost everything then anywhere else even after including in the member's price, only time it is cheaper is if their is a sale going on. Ebay in general has a lot of bootleg stuff on it which is why you just have to be careful when buying from there.