Just another random fan of anime passing the time with some good ones. I enjoy engaging, thoughtful anime, or simple heartwarming series, but I also don't mind well done silly comedies. I'm also approving of fanservice, but am quite the snob in that regard-- only the best may apply. :p
I tend to be a very huge moe fan so if you want to blame the demise of high art anime because of "Type B fan scum" like me you're free to rage, although I really don't care and find tears delicious.
My ratings are not an exact science so don't ask me why my numbers don't add up. They are all relative to each other. If I rate a show 8, it means that I like it better than a show I rated 7. Often times I have severe biases for anime that suit my whims and others against anime that just annoy me. But hey, life is unfair. :)
I am not pretentious enough to consider my reviews to be objective. A show could have perfect animation and a complex story (excel in many objective aspects), but if it bores the shit out of me, I'll still crap on it.
I'm of the strong opinion that any show or movie is more than the sum of the parts. I usually lead towards anime that produces exceptionally memorable moments even if it is lacking in other aspects.
For obvious reasons, movies and single episode OVAs are rated on a different set of standards-- I don't really think it's fair to compare a movie against a series.
I also am very quick to drop series I don't like, so the ratings for completed series will be skewed a bit to the high side. Usually, if I finish a series, there's some value of it to me. :D Shows I really hate I just don't bother adding.
Also don't take everything I say that seriously; I prefer to not have a srs bzness attitude when it comes to things like this. Raging over Japanese cartoons is pointless.
9-10------ One of a Kind, irreplaceable; They have caused a lasting impact on the way I see anime. May have flaws, but are generally ignorable because the goodness far outshines it. Typically, these are the shows that prevented me from ragequitting anime, because they showed me what great things you could achieve in this medium if you tried. In general, it must contain a very compelling cast so I could actually care about their story.
8------ Extremely good shows that have a presence in my mind but may have major flaws or other aspects that I really didn't like. Also frequently contains anime that I have no glaring criticism of, but didn't get me involved as much as it could. Regardless, I won't be denying they are undeniably fine things to watch.
7------ The baseline for recommendations; I can start calling these "good" as opposed to just having good aspects. These anime usually represent quality as a whole, and may have many flaws; but some of them can be overlooked. In general, represents a solid effort from the makers.
6------ Shows that I enjoyed, but generally have too many critical issues that prevent me from calling it good.Most completed anime will start at this since I have a tendency to drop shows very fast. They frequently have a number of redeeming qualities, but have glaring flaws that often dampen what's good about them. I'll recommend these to people who already have a vested interest in that show's genre.
5------- An average show, if nothing is better, watch it. Generally forgettable, but harmless-- worth a few lulz here and there.
4------- Generic and uninspired stuff; May actually be sometimes entertaining, but it's not worth it.
3------ Stay away. It's like having the screen constantly insult you. Who made this shit?
1-2-------- Avoid at all costs. Whoever responsible for this needs to hook up with a tentacle monster. The very polar opposite of anime-- seeing this makes me never want to watch an anime again.
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