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  1. RadiantBeam
    2011-06-18 08:31
    It is? What happened? I only checked it out and responded to Mystique, so I haven't seen much of it...

    Looking forward to it!
  2. risingstar3110
    2011-06-18 05:44
    Ah thank, but strange, Tony Taka seems only draw djs and game design rather than a manga....

    Where did i pick up his art from, i wonder

    Do you have a link of the full picture?
  3. risingstar3110
    2011-06-17 14:15
    Heya, may i ask where is your signature from? The art style looks very familiar but i can't figure out where did i see it....
  4. wontaek
    2011-06-13 15:23
    In the past, it seems to take 1 month for effect of new season to show up in ISML results. A good example is 2009 Katsura Hinagiku where it took about a month from the start of the new season for Hinagiku to go from borderline Final 16 to 11th seed, and then another month for her to move on to beat Shana. Since Shana is likely top 4 character, already, a month of new material may be just enough. Still, I would feel more sure if Shana got 2 month of new material instead of 1 by the time of SE final phase. More importantly, though, it isn't just about Shana. It is that while the chance of Kanade getting new material is low, chance for other top 9 characters getting new materials is high. The law of average suggests that Kanade's chance isn't as good as people perceive right now.
  5. Akito Kinomoto
    2011-06-13 14:28
    Akito Kinomoto
    I see what you mean. It would be kind of pointless to watch something only to fall asleep, and that's perhaps my biggest complaint on Aria and why I found So-Ra-No-Wo-To more enjoyable despite its lack of severity. And hey, if you feel like the NHK has just invaded your mind, I'd say Takimoto's done his job correctly.

    Do you have something similar to an MAL or Anime Planet? I find it hard to say anything about what you listed when I have no idea how much or what you've watched.
  6. wontaek
    2011-06-13 09:52
    It won't be easy for Kanade to win the tiara. ISML history, as well as data from other moe tournament suggests that those that wins in the end are more likely to be those that stays in the middle of the pack until about 70% mark where they start their move to the top. The usual reason is that some character receives late boosts due to some new materials airing and win the whole thing before other characters can make the neccessary adjustments. In this light I suggested Kuroneko as most likely winner, thinking Ore Imo will get 2nd season in 2011 October. Since that is unlikely to come true, I have to consider Shana as the most likely to win, since her 3rd season WILL start on 2011 October, giving her almost a month worth of new materials before the Final SE phase starts. The only problem is, Shana has been marked as perennial runner up by too many people and this may make people vote against her, just for the fun of it, starting from quarter-finals. Even if Shana don't win the tiara, I don't think Kanade can win unless she gets a new OVA episode or at least some announcements of some official game and books that includes new images of Kanade which gives new things for people to talk about her. if Kanade don't get any new supporting materials, the chances are very likely for other powerful characters to receive significant amount of quality new materials within next 4 month and upset her. There just is too many powerful characters and too much time left for this to not happen.
  7. wontaek
    2011-06-12 11:33
    well guess I need to write an apologia

    1. Absolute number of ISML votes not from top 2 countries in voting has steadily gone up. This number for 2011 is bigger than ever. The statement is true even if you say votes not from top 3 countries.

    2. If you check the previous records for KBM, Super Best Moe, Chinese Saimoe, and Japanese Saimoe, you will find that kuudere-like submissive types tends to lose to tsundere types or those with more complicated personalities. KBM is repeatedly accused of being Best Tsundere Tournament instead of Best Moe Tournament. I do like to mention that KBM and Super Best Moe still holds record for most voters in a match that was open to International voters with 3 or more languages supported, thus shouldn't be left out in discussion of moe tournaments. Please also note that 2007 Super Best Moe was the spark that lead to creation of ISML.
    3. As I repeated mentioned, I grew up in the 1970s watching anime, many which going back to 1960s and one, 1950s. I did try to engage people on the oldies by having historical characters in 2010 ISML exhibition. The main reason I seldom mention those series is because few wants to hear about them.
    4. The 2 key Kanade moments are likely to be the last Kanade scene in ep 1, and also ep 5. It portrayed Kanade as lonely person who may be being misunderstood by the SSS members. They left a lasting impression on many, especially those who are more likely to be moved by visual cues instead of dialogues and plot advancements. It is rather clear that in AB, Nakamura Yuri is the one who sets things in motion. Whatever the reason, these plot movers don't seem to get the attention they deserve, whether in Western or Eastern worlds. In contrast, those that somehow stumble upon right combination of cute visual and catch phrases enjoy much adulations of fans. Still, I think most of winners of moe tournaments do possess some qualities that is worth pondering, even though it might take sometime before you can realize that those qualities exists.
  8. Akito Kinomoto
    2011-06-09 16:23
    Akito Kinomoto
    Maybe I should have specified that I got into the WWE at around 04/05ish, because I didn't contradict myself at all. I can't even say which time period I like more because my primary exposure was/is the PG Era, and perhaps looking up some old matches from the longer-staying superstars but nothing else otherwise. But how did it seem like I contradicted myself?

    And every series could actually take on all the traits of similar works before it, but that wouldn't necessarily make them as good or even within the same range as their predecessors. Because from what I can gather, you value something dramatic and story-heavy over the light fluff that's common today, and that's fine. But modern shoujo would still be under fire even if the overall content was at a 180, since some authors will always be better than others. For example, the action fan in me would take great offense in placing Dragon Ball Z anywhere near the heights of Fist of the North Star.

    With that said, do you have any anime or manga you like that seem to go against what you normally prefer? Or titles that you dislike which you were sure were going to click all the right buttons?

    Spoiler for shows:
  9. Akito Kinomoto
    2011-06-09 01:37
    Akito Kinomoto
    I can't say that the selection of shoujo manga or even shoujo anime in general that I've completed is particularly large, but I absolutely do not believe in the properties of one era being superior to the traits of another time period. Sturgeon's Law doesn't discriminate between years, and nostalgia-tinted judgments just leave me with a scowl. Sorry, it's just something I'm dead-set on avoiding.

    As for NANA, I tried watching the anime once, and stopped at around episode 4. But that was years ago, so who knows how I'd receive it now. And the manga is out of the question until Yazawa-sensei feels well enough to complete it (was that illness anything in particular, or was it just one of those...things?). And knowing the fact that the original story isn't even done yet while the adaptation has finished its run could ruin my expectations on the manga's conclusion.

    I've heard about that scene for volume 15 before. My memory on the series could just be failing at this point so I might be inclined to look back sometime. With that said, thanks for reminding me about Shibahime--she was just all-around fun and endearing to watch (or read), although Reiji still holds the place for my favorite character.

    ...I also noticed a few WWE comments a bit further down. My viewing history starts at the transition period from the Attitude Era to the PG Era. However, I can't say my interest is going to stay once Triple H and The Undertaker hang it up for good.
  10. Akito Kinomoto
    2011-06-08 10:49
    Akito Kinomoto
    Heh, 100-ish episode shows. I wonder what it was like growing up in that time

    I remember them getting together even before the 10th volume mark, and it certainly didn't feel like I was being pulled around needlessly for 3/4 of the series (although it's been at least a year-and-a-half since I've last read it, so I'm not sure). Now for myself, I found the introduction, turmoil and liberation of Soichiro to be the strong point for me. Or maybe it would be better to say the entire Arima Family Drama. And yeah, I appreciate Yukino for not being such a doormat--I wouldn't have voted for her on ISML otherwise (actually she was one of the few I recognized).

    K-On! was amusing, but my faith in KyoAni pretty much shattered with Nichijou. And I'm not even sure that anime works with the moe'/slice-of-life label when the aesthetics are somewhat unorthodox... I can't say adapting anything with a look that's somewhat alien to the most common denominator is a good decision.

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    Anime, games, women (in no particular order)
    My favourite animes:

    Your Name
    Garden of Sinners
    Last Exile
    Kimagure Orange Road
    Code Geass (both seasons)
    Crest/Banner of the Stars
    Minami-ke (first season)
    Cutie Honey
    The Tatami Galaxy
    Galaxy Express 999
    Garden of Words
    Sherlock Hound
    Now And Then, Here And There
    Welcome to the NHK
    Oregairu (both seasons)
    Aoi Hana
    Elfen Lied
    Kaiji (1st season)
    One Outs
    Bamboo Blade
    Paranoia Agent
    Haibane Renmei
    Serial Experiments Lain
    Samurai Champloo
    Azumanga Daioh
    Genshiken (1st season)
    Nodame Cantabile (1st season)
    The Sky Crawlers
    Kiki's Delivery Service
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