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Fandom List/Recommendations



Here, we have my fandom list. Well, it used to be my fandom list until it became a monster I no longer wanted to tackle. Now it's a list of links to collection pages for the things I love. Or more like a lists of everything I've ever experienced and enjoyed at least a bit. You can still recommend things here. I like all different sorts of stories, from Disney and Barbie movies to dark dramas like Law and Order: SVU. Still, I often upset very easily when it comes to blood and gore, so please warn me if what you're recommending is intensely violent. When making a recommendation, giving a small description would also be very helpful. Thank you very much! <3

Please also see my Favorite Fanworks List for recommending fanworks.

Top Fandoms (Overall):
Harry Potter
NANA
Degrassi
Twilight
Saint Tail
InuYasha
Cardcaptor Sakura
Kingdom Hearts
Final Fantasy X
Shadow Hearts
Neopets
The Sims 2
Persona 4

Anime Series:
See Trakt.tv.

Books/Graphic Novels:
See Goodreads.

Movies:
See Trakt.tv.

Music:
See Last.fm.

Online Originals:
Alone. Abandoned.
Anon. Abandoned.
Finding June. Finished.
In the Valley of the Sun. Finished.
Lonelygirl15. Abandoned.
Marble Hornets. Finished.

Television:
See Trakt.tv.

Video Games: (My current systems: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, Steam Account, PS2, GameCube, 3DS, PS Vita, PSP, Kindle Fire & Gameboy Advance.)
See Grouvee.
See Giant Bomb.

Rating Policy:

My ratings are at least 90% based on personal enjoyment of the thing in question. I do not seek to rate things objectively or assume that my personal opinion is somehow a ruling on the overall quality of a piece of art. My five star ratings do not equal perfection, and my lower ratings do not equal garbage. I feel that every piece of art has worth - even if it didn’t resonate with me on a personal level. In general, my ratings mean the following.

5 - I loved this, and had very few - if any - issues with it. Nothing ruined my personal enjoyment. (9 or 10)
4 - Really enjoyed this, but it had some aspects that bothered me or weren’t to my tastes. Would probably still recommend, or continue the series - if applicable. (7 or 8)
3 - This was not my cup of tea, but I still found a few elements worth my time. (6)
2 or 1 - Had major issues with this, whether it is personally or objectively. Really not for me. (5 or lower)

Comments

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yuliee
Dec. 28th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
How about Legend of Mana for games? Did I suggest that to you yet..? I can't recall. :/

(Also, by 'up to date' on NANA, how do you mean..?)
fireflys_locket
Dec. 29th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
You did, but that's okay... since this is a new list. (I did save all the old comments in email, though.)

And I mean "up to date" with the scanlations.*Nods* Did I not tell you I was? Hm. Well, I am now! ^_^
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archica
Jan. 4th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
Anime:

Princess Tutu (please do not give up on the second season, which starts out a lot weaker than season one, because the ending is amazing!)

Revolutionary Girl Utena (a MUST for anyone who enjoys shoujo in the slightest, an unforgettable experience; the TV series is best but the AU movie has some of the most gorgeous art I've ever seen in my life)

Otogi Zoshi (very unique and interesting art style, an awesome kickass heroine who is also relatable and easy to get behind, a gigantic shock at the midway point, and two story arcs that take place at completely different points in time but feature the same, but sort of new, characters)

Manga:

After School Nightmare (a hauntingly unique shoujo series full of characters with totally different, realistic psychological issues, not the usual angst you see in manga but the kind that haunts real people, most of these characters could realistically be placed in mental institutions, but you grow to care about them so much)

X-Day (two volume series that should not be missed by anyone, everyone I've talked to who read it agrees that it feels as if it's talking about you, it's impossible not to relate to at least one of the characters, and some of the scenes will touch such a nerve that they'll have you in tears)

Movies:

I don't know what you think of horror movies, but if you don't mind them, you might want to try the Whispering Corridors series. It's four Korean horror movies (though they're pretty light on the horror and focus more on the relationships between the high school girl characters). In order, they are: Whispering Corridors, Memento Mori (the best), Wishing Stairs (second best, in my opinion), and Voice. Memento Mori was unavailable from Netflix so I got it from ebay. If you do decide to try the series, I'd be happy to send you a copy of Memento Mori. Also, the movies can be watched in any order because they don't share a plot, characters, setting, or anything besides the themes. Think of them as Final Fantasy games (in regards to how they relate to each other). XD

Games:

.hack//Infection (and the other three, they're essentially one big game divided into four parts to make more money, but they're really good, especially since you've watched .hack//SIGN).

.hack//G.U. (has three volumes, I'm currently playing volume 2 and I'm loving them, I recommend watching .hack//Roots first as it explains a LOT that might leave you confused otherwise, the protagonist Haseo is actually Sora from SIGN, just with a new character in The World, though he has no memory of being Sora and doesn't act much like him XD).

Chrono Trigger (best game ever, now released on DS so should be easy to acquire, has the greatest story ever told in video game format, in my opinion, and a super fun RPG battle system)

Chrono Cross (for PS1, but it's pretty cheap on ebay, the sort-of sequel to Trigger as it references the events/characters but not so much that you need to play Trigger first to understand, has lots of great characters, beautiful music, and another fun combat system)

Enchanted Arms (for Xbox 360, the story and battle system are very old school but the graphics are gorgeous, can be played with the Japanese language track, which is a spiffy feature as the cast includes some fairly big names in the seiyuu world, is also the gayest game ever outside of actual BL games, but in a totally fun and awesome way that can be enjoyed by het fans like myself)

Final Fantasy IV (for DS, though the original is just as good if you can handle sprites, my favorite FF ever, an incredible story with incredible characters, pioneered the active time battle system, can be challenging at times but is always fun)

Final Fantasy Tactics (for PSP, as the PS1 version is rare and expensive, has an awesome story that reminds you somewhat of FFXII in terms of themes and tone, though they're not really related despite both taking place in Ivalice, has fun, easy-to-learn gameplay and the PSP version sports some gorgeous animated cutscenes and a great cameo from Balthier)

The World Ends With You (for DS, I was disappointed with it at first but after I got into it, I realized it is indeed awesome, has very unique gameplay and art, also a very interesting story and amazing music worth downloading)
fireflys_locket
Jan. 4th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I'll check everything out!

Only one question at this point. Just when you say horror... you see, I don't mind scary, but gore upsets me pretty badly. I'm very sensitive. ~_~; So it depends on what kind of horror, I suppose.
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seraphim_ace
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
you said in gamer girls that you just got a 360 yeah? and you seem to be an RPGer so:

The Last Remnant.

it's definately a must try. It's a square enix title and a 360 exclusive and you're definately lucky to have the ability to try it ^__~ impliments a whole new 'unit/union' based battle system and though it does have a bit of blood spatter i'm sure you'll still appreciate and enjoy it. ^__^
fireflys_locket
Jan. 25th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Yes, that should be fine. I don't mind a little blood here or there. ^_^ It's just the really intense stuff I can't handle.

Thanks!
ishicat
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
Here from your post in girl_gamers.

Tales of Vesperia is a lot of fun! I'd recommend it to anyone with an Xbox 360 who likes RPGs.
fireflys_locket
Jan. 25th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've liked the Tales series so far, so I will surely try it. ^_^
bezman
Jan. 24th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
For the Xbox 360, how about Braid?

If you've not already heard of this, it's a simple 2D platformer EXCEPT that in each world you're given a time-controlling power.

Some of the puzzles are really hard, some are easy, and the whole thing is very, very beautiful.
bezman
Jan. 24th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
P.S. Since you're into Fruits Basket and Inu Yasha...

I assume you know about Fushigi Yūgi? It's similar but different.

A girl finds a book that teleports her to an ancient chinese world. She has to find a group of 7 other people and complete a quest in order to get a wish granted. It's an easy-reading book with some focus on whimsy and relationships.

You might like it.

Also related: Maison Ikkoku, Rumiko Takahashi's now-complete series about the lodgers in a flat. It's a simple, sweet romantic comedy. With just a few interesting characters, their problems, successes and silly antics become all the material the book needs.

Just because I've been reading it recently and am totally hooked: Hikaru no Go. Whilst searching in his grandpa's attic, a boy finds the ghost of a legendary Go player - come back to the real world, hoping to play Go. It's about the boy's rise as a Go player as he learns how to play from the ghost. But there's a bittersweet element as he's estranged from some friends...
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bruised_skin
Jan. 24th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
I had a little trouble with timing on the 'x' button on the Xbox360 because having a PS2 pretty much all my life I assumed it was on the bottom key instead of the left one. XD
fireflys_locket
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
That really wasn't much of a problem for me... hm, I think it's because I more associate the 360 buttons with colours (since they are so bright compared to my other controllers?). But I could certainly see myself getting them mixed up otherwise. HeH.
herro_is_vip
Jan. 25th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Fable 2 is a decent RPG along with all of the other title mentioned above. I love Eternal Sonata^^

Oh and for anime have you ever watched Katekyo Hitman Reborn?
It's a shonen junp title and it's pretty awesome and hilarious.
fireflys_locket
Jan. 26th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
No, I haven't watched that. I'll take a look. Thank you.
evilcatsterer
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Greetings from blackstones!
Based on your listing, recommendations!! XD It looks like you like a lot of the same things I do, so here are some of my top favs that you don't have listed (I apologize if you have any of these listed, I may have overlooked them ^^*):

~Pita Ten - It's a cutesy story about an angel who's not a very good angel (and I don't mean that by she's evil, I mean she sucks at it XD). The manga totally beats out the anime.. It has a much more in depth storyline, and the artwork is great (parts are beautiful, parts are spastic, its great). By the same creator, I also recommend DiGi Charat and Kamichama Karin

~Hana Kimi (anime)- It's a story about an American girl who's in love with this Japanese high jumper, so she chops her hair and poses as a guy to get in to his all-boy's school to be close to him. It's a really great story, really loooong manga (I think the books are in the 20's now)

~This Ugly and Beautiful World (anime)- More of a serious story, but man is it good. It's a short series (12 eps), not really sure how to explain it though... ^^* All I can say is its really good, one of my favorites.

~Blood: The Last Vampire (anime-movie)- If you liked Blood+, watch this. This came first. It's a bit bloodier than Blood+ (from what I saw of Blood+ anyway, I didn't get very far in), but it's so much more well done, and it's just really cool (the movie's half in English, half in Japanese, which I thought was really cool).

~Othello (manga) - A shorter series (6 books) about a girl with a split personality disorder. One personality is very shy, withdrawn, the other personality is extremely outgoing, not the most well behaved.. The character has no idea the second personality even exists at first, she just notices chunks of her life missing, things happening that she has no idea why they're happening, etc. It's a REALLY good story, everyone I've inflicted it on loves it. XD

~Kodocha (anime/manga) - I know the manga is out of print, but I'm pretty sure the anime is still available. It's definitely a comedy, the main character is this wild kid tv-star. It starts out just pretty out there at first, but it does develop a storyline, and while I haven't seen all of it myself, I know its a really good series.

~Pani Poni Dash (anime) - Very bizarre anime about this little 11 year old girl who's a freaking super genius, who goes to Japan to be a school teacher. Definitely a comedy, VERY out there, very amusing. XD


Also, I see you have Labyrinth on your movie list--don't pick up the manga. It's pretty bad, and the artwork is AWFUL x.x I love Labyrinth, and I was horribly disappointed by this.
fireflys_locket
Feb. 18th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you for all of these. <3 I shall check them out.

I have to say I did just watch the Last Vampire about a week ago. I'm really not into horror, though... and since that was what the whole thing was... ~_~; I wasn't exactly crazy about it. I watched Blood+ mainly for character interactions and hid my eyes from the gore as much as possible. I upset very easily and yeah... I'll stop now. I'm totally boring you. HeH.

I did think the whole English/Japanese thing was cool, though. ^_^ And apparently, they're making a live action version? (http://www.animevice.com/news/finally-a-live-action-anime-to-look-forward-to/542/) From the short trailer it doesn't remind me of the movie at all (is she fighting people? o.o;), but (as the post says) the action does look cool. *Shrugs*
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magicdragonomg
Feb. 21st, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Anime: Princess Tutu, hell yes. If you have not already seen that anime, you must. It's imperative you do so. The title and the first five episodes often scare people away, but once you get into the series...it's incredible. Life-changing, even.
fireflys_locket
Feb. 21st, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Hehe. Thanks! ^_^
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fireflys_locket
Mar. 19th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
I already have Eternal Sonata for 360, so I probably won't get it again. And I haven't tried any DVDs in it yet. But you're making me excited to try that soon. HeH.

Thanks for the recs, Dear! <3
akabins
Mar. 19th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Oblivion for Ps3 is a great, great game. It has a good replay value and can take away hours and hours of your time, but it's my favourite game by far.
fireflys_locket
Mar. 19th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^
darknedchivalry
Mar. 19th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
You could try Dragon quest 4 and 5 on ds, Dq5 is amazing one of the best RPGS i have played.


As far as Ps3 games goes? Which aren't to violent or gore filled. Metal Gear Sold 4, is one of the best games ever made, and one of the two ps3 games that have received a perfect score.

It is quite action packed, but there's not much or any gore or anything.
fireflys_locket
Mar. 19th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
Thanks!
hollzilla
Mar. 19th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Loco Roco 2 for PSP!!!

Tokobots (I think?) is also a really cute game for the PSP. I have a copy, but I've beaten it and I don't really want it anymore, so /if/ you want it, I can mail it out to you for $10 shipped (paypal, if you have it). :)
fireflys_locket
Mar. 19th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
I already have Loco Roco 2! I just haven't started it yet. HeH. I preorder games then don't play them for months. That's what I was doing with Kingdom Hearts - Re: Chain of Memories until I got my PS3. HeH.

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ukcitybreaks
Jan. 17th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
fandoms
thanks for these. Thet will come in usefull.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 11th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Symphony, here!
Ahoy thar.

Okay, so... recommendations! Well let's get the obvious ones out of the way --

Anime:
Aria (best show ever, bar none)
Kimi ni Todoke (wonderful romance)
Baccano! (fun show, great characters, great pacing)
Azumanga Daioh (tons of fun and lots of laughs)
Minami-ke (also really funny and Mako-chan is one of the greatest characters ever XD)

Hmm what else...

Books
The Catcher In The Rye -- If you're a fan of Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex, having a working knowledge of the book adds a lot more to the Laughing Man story arc.

Hmm... hmm hmm hmm... I can't think of any other books at the moment, I'll get back to you on that.

Movies
Pulp fiction -- based on your list it's probably not going to be up your alley, but who knows?

Citizen Kane -- just cause everyone should watch that once.

Milo & Otis -- adorable tail about a cat and a dog that decide they're "gonna take a walk outside today".

Eat, Drink, Man, Woman -- My favorite Ang Lee film that's pretty much just a slice of life film that doesn't amount to much but is a great story regardless.

Da hong deng long gao gao gua (aka "Raise the Red Lattern", though I coulda sworn it had a different name, but whatever)-- A story of a young girl forced to marry a Chinese lord in the 1920s who already had wives and concubines... it's hard to explain but I found it to be an interesting and enjoyable movie.

Gohatto (aka Taboo) -- a Japanese film that revolves around a young samurai in training who many of the other samurai happen to be attracted to. You can probably figure out where the show goes based on the title. Definitely interesting and anything with Beat Takeshi in it gets an automatic +1 from me :D

Music and Video Games I could go on forever about so let's leave those ^^;

TV... hmm the only shows I've ever really watched were Oz and Breaking Bad.

Oz is an amazing show, but very violent showcasing the lives of prisoners in a maximum security prison.

Breaking Bad is the story of a science teacher diagnosed with cancer who decides to start selling drugs in order to support his family after he's gone. Things don't go so well for him though... The show is still ongoing, on... AMC, I think?

Okay enough rambling from me for now!
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