Daroki (Level 9)

And thanks to the fact that I could recognize a 40+ year old Yes song, I am officially old.
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I actually like the sparse music, the slow pacing, the rotoscoping, and all of the strange elements in the show. It seems to be developing a sense of it's own place in a way that Another was trying to, but was sabotaged by how heavy handed it was.There's a sense of dread to everything that leads you to know that things are only going to get more twisted and demented ...
1 year, 4 months ago
Daroki replied to the topic Aku no Hana Series Discussion on the Flowers of Evil board.
I think that any of the elements to Flowers of Evil wouldn't work on their own, but the slow pace, strange rotoscoping, sparce and creepy music all work, especially in the third episode when it finally burst into action for a little bit. (It was moving so slow I could associate with the stunned reaction of the main character during... that scene in episode 3. By the time he realized ...
1 year, 4 months ago
@sickVisionz said:I blew through the first 7 or 8 episodes but I've stalled on it. Not bad, but it's on Hulu so I have to hook my laptop up to the TV and my other HDMI cord broke, which means I have to unplug the PS3 and... it's a hassle that I usually fix by opting to just watch something I can consume on the PS3.Anyways, I enjoy watching Chihayafuru ...
1 year, 5 months ago
Daroki commented on Dream's blog post Ani-Crap Review #15: OniAi.
@takashichea: It's Dream's blog we're talking on, other people may read it as well, so I'm using the spoiler tag for people who hasn't watched Campione! You're also the one who made judgments on OniAi vs. Campione! based on seeing some screen caps of the prior, not that it was a point of comparison in Dream's review. And your episode review is right, it's an implied sex scene, including her ...
1 year, 6 months ago
Daroki commented on Dream's blog post Ani-Crap Review #15: OniAi.
@takashichea said:@Daroki:Yeah, Campione has those nasty kiss shots. Thanks for reminding me since when I think of fan service, I thought about the occasional panty shots, gainax bounce, boob fondling, clothing, hot spring scenes, scenes where character are barely dressed. I didn't think about the kissing. But thank you.I guess I take it back. Campione's fan service (taking the kisses) would be nastier than OniAi.In my opinion, the kiss that ...
1 year, 6 months ago
Daroki commented on Dream's blog post Ani-Crap Review #15: OniAi.
@takashichea said:You know what Heterochromia is becoming more common these days.With the combination of incest and fan service, this anime makes Campione! look better. Campione!'s female cast had some archetypes, and it's pretty okay. You got your main girl, the tsundere, and the quiet/shy type. Haven't watch OniAi and judging from a few snapshots, Campione's fan service is pretty tame.Campione! has one of the more disturbing kisses I've seen in ...
1 year, 6 months ago
I might be an easy mark, but seeing the "Unseen Horizon" in Chu2 got me.
1 year, 7 months ago
Rachel, did you watch this all in one go? Also have you seen Blood + or Blood: The Last Vampire or is this your introduction to the franchise? (Your reaction to it was VASTLY different than mine was after watching it, and I'm wondering if it plays better without the other Blood's running around and skewing what you'd expect from the character.)
1 year, 7 months ago
@YotaruVegeta said:First off, I'd like to say that this is one of my favorite OPs, from top to bottom. Just a great choice for an OP songI found a random memory card for my PSP, and was elated to find in the music section that Duvet was there. One of the best OP ever. I liked this more than Texhnolyze, and still regard Texhnolyze highly (and might be one of ...
1 year, 7 months ago
I think some people saw the success (let's not talk quality here) of Hetalia and thought if they could crank out seven episodes instead of one and make a huge hit, then what's to stop it. (Opening and closing takes up the same 2 minutes or so, so 3 minutes of actual story instead of 20.) This might work for sometihng like GJ-bu or Acchi Kocchi, but not when you're ...
1 year, 7 months ago
@rubberluffy said:The only thing I know about this show is that Masuzu is obsessed with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and refers to it by name constantly, which makes her a-okay in my book (every other forum I read mostly hates her and thinks the show is dull).It's strange when they start talking about the 2nd arc's ripple battle which is currently happening in the Jojo's anime, so it's mistiming the references ...
1 year, 7 months ago
The thing I like the most about Oreshura is that generally these kinds of shows have the specific alpha male and female that you know are going to be together at the end (Eita and Chiwa, right?), and Oreshura had one of the characters who would normally be a hanger on (Masuzu) just run in and completely screw up the program. Characters like that usually cause chaos but are never ...
1 year, 7 months ago
@EganTheVile1 said:@Username_Undefined said:@EganTheVile1: Are you talking about One Reason? That was the Japanese opening. I was really surprised when I was watching Wonderland when it first came out. All they did for the Toonami run was cut down a 4:30 song from a 1:30 opening to a :30 oneI was talking about the 30 second English language Deadman theme that I can not believe some hack band got paid for, ...
1 year, 7 months ago
I carry one anime OST on my portable player permanently, and it's Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad's. Other anime songs might float in and out, but the entire soundtrack for that is with me wherever I go in case I need it.
1 year, 7 months ago
There is a level of psychological violence to the first ten minutes that reminds me a lot of Texhnolyze's opening, except this series seems to then remember it's set in anime high school and snaps out of it. It's jarring in how it switches back and forth the way it does, but so far it's switches in tone and mood are working. I could see this overstaying it's welcome if ...
1 year, 7 months ago
If people are fleeing because of this episode, then this show's succeeded beyond it's wildest fantasies. It's turned the mirror onto people enough to make them uncomfortable to run away from it instead of confront the fact that while a situation like this is going on in modern society we're hoping someone will do something about this to stop it.We're hoping someone ELSE will do something that is. Because I ...
1 year, 7 months ago
@Aleasha said:@Daroki: I thought that as well about her being one but when they do the memory scope her pass rises and almost goes over when they stop though her pass quickly recovers which leaves me to think that perhaps not.True, but I'd like to see if it goes up if she's the one committing the act. I think the Psycho Pass goes down because of the convinction of the ...
1 year, 7 months ago
Why am I getting the feeling that Akane is actually one of the 1 in 2,000,000? Remember that Sibyl said that she could do pretty much anything she wanted to and she chose to become an inspector.
1 year, 7 months ago
Daroki replied to the topic H.O.T.D. on the Off-Topic board.
There's not a second season. There are some DVD exclusive OVAs which are of questionable quality unless you want some really hyper fan service episodes. But if you're looking for the plot to be advanced, nothing on those things will help you.
1 year, 7 months ago
Chihayafuru is not about Kurata. Chihayafuru is not about romance. Chihayafuru is about being the best in the world at something, and the special brand of lunacy it requires.Everything else about the show is expertly done window dressing.
1 year, 8 months ago
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