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Favorite Anime
One Piece
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
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Sword Art Online
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Ao no Exorcist
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
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Favorite Manga
One Piece
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Naruto
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Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
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Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
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Favorite Characters
Luffy
Monkey D., Luffy
Zoro
Roronoa, Zoro
Sanji
Sanji
Kenichi
Shirahama, Kenichi
Tsunayoshi
Sawada, Tsunayoshi
Kazuto
Kirigaya, Kazuto
Rin
Okumura, Rin
Natsu
Dragneel, Natsu
Koenma
Koenma
Gon
Freecss, Gon

Favorite People
Tanaka, Mayumi
Tanaka, Mayumi
Nakai, Kazuya
Nakai, Kazuya
Hirata, Hiroaki
Hirata, Hiroaki
Yao, Kazuki
Yao, Kazuki
Chiba, Shigeru
Chiba, Shigeru
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji
Otsuka, Houchuu
Otsuka, Houchuu


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Anime Stats

Time (Days) 65.7
 
Watching 13
 
Completed 76
 
On Hold 3
 
Dropped 6
 
Plan to Watch 57
 
Total Entries 155
 

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 31.5
 
Reading 19
 
Completed 5
 
On Hold 0
 
Dropped 4
 
Plan to Read 12
 
Total Entries 40
 

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About explicit707
*** Let me apologize for any spelling or grammar errors. I literally sit across the room and type with a wireless keyboard and I don't always catch the errors. ***

WHY I AM ON THIS SITE:

I am on this site to help me discover new Anime and Manga and pass on what I have found to others with similar tastes. I am looking for great stories more than anything else. I am a sci-fi/fantasy geek for the most part.

AS OF JANUARY, 2013:

I restarted my list in January of 2013. I removed everything I haven't seen in a long time and will work my way back around to them. I am also determined to write reviews for everything that I complete. I am trying to take full advantage of the features on this site, because every few months I go on a crusade to find new anime to watch and it's a very tedious process.

SCORING SYSTEM:

I score my anime/manga by giving it a "grade" or a "percentage". I use the wording from MAL as a guideline, however I like the simple percentage system because it's easier for me to apply an overall score. There are many things that make something entertaining that may not fit into a checked box system. Also, just because 2 different anime/manga have the same score doesn't necessarily make me like them equally. So many things need to be taken into account, so I look at genre, style, story, characters, and enjoyment when I make my decisions. Artwork and Sound scores are heavily influenced by genre and style, so though I may mention those 2 categories, I can't use a rating system that relies on them. I focus on the "big picture" or the "overall" value of everything I watch or read. I'll leave the complicated and cynical scoring and reviewing to those that seem to enjoy picking everything apart.

10 - A+ (masterpiece) 100% or greater [yes folks, extra credit]
09 - A (great) 90-99%
08 - B (very good) 80-89%
07 - C (good) 70-79%
06 - D (fine) 60-69%
05 - F (average) 50-59%
04 - F (bad) 40-49%
03 - F (very bad) 30-39%
02 - F (horrible) 20-29%
01 - F (appalling) 0-19%

Notice I use a standard grading system. Yes, fancy that. However, I like MALs wording on each number because I have always thought that 50% should be "average" because you got half of it "right" so to speak. Though a D wouldn't be good on a test, this is entertainment! So 60% is just fine. A 7 or 70% is "good" meaning it's "getting by" but needs a lot of work. An above average/B/8/80% or more is reserved for things I like a lot but the flaws bring it below that A that everyone is looking for. An A/9/90% is doing almost everything right. Sure there's a margin of error that's allowed, but this is a score that I give to things I love. Remember there are intangible values that add to each score. If it's addictive then it gets bumped from an 8 to a 9, bottom line. 10 is obvious. I compare everything to whatever gets a 10 in my book. I can't explain a 10. It's usually beyond words. It not only ticks boxes on a list, it becomes a part of me in some way. If you think I have scored something a 10 and it doesn't earn a 10 on your list, well that's too bad. More for me I say! :)

I should comment on 1-4 in the scoring. A 4 is probably the lowest I will rate something that I watch all the way through. If I give something less than that, then it will most likely be on my "dropped" list. I can't imagine watching something all the way to the end that is so bad. That's not to say it won't happen, but I see some users on MAL with lists filled with 2, 3, and 4 all over their scores. I think I would give up on anime altogether if I watched that much that I didn't like. There is plenty of anime simply not on my list because I thought it was so bad.

REVIEWS:

When I submit a review, I won't always add my own synopsis. I feel it's redundant and unnecessary. I am assuming the synopsis has already been read. I tend to try and articulate my opinion in at least a couple of paragraphs. I do not plan to break it down by categories like some of the longer reviews I have read. I am not a critic, and I really write my reviews for me. If I am satisfied that the review covers what I liked/dis-liked and why then I feel my job is done. I try my hardest to be vague so that I don't fill my review with spoilers as well. Those that want a spoiler, then there are plenty of websites that will summarize the story for you without you having to even watch it. I apologize to those that feel I should write better reviews, and I thank you for reading what I did write.

Also, I try not to review things I haven't completed (ie. ongoing anime series or manga series) so I will tend to solely put those in my "recommendations" with a very brief reason to recommend them. I do try to keep my recommendations to the series/movies/manga that I have connected together whether it be the "feel" or if one was a "gateway" to another for me.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Save the trolling comments on recommendations. Recommendations are worded "if you like... then you might like..." so they don't necessarily have to be the "same" as each other. I go for "feel" when I recommend something to others. If I say C is a "mix" between A and B then that's exactly what I mean. There are elements from both but they are not exact copies or I would simply say that A is just like C. Like my reviews, I keep details to a minimum in my recommendations. I don't want to be the guy that gave the twist of a story away in my recommendation or review. Sometimes a direct comparison will be a spoiler in itself, especially if both have a similar plot twist. I make recommendations on everything that I am currently watching that has not finished, since I am trying to save all reviews for the end of a series. I know I can go back and modify it later, but I just don't want to. There are plenty of people out there that write reviews 1/10th or 1/20th of the way into a series, so I don't need to.

NOTE ON FILLER-FREE RATINGS (See tag comments on my list):

I usually rate anime adapted from manga FILLER FREE. If I were to re-rate the anime with filler then scores would be a little lower in some cases, but there would be a dramatic drop in series that have a lot of filler (examples are Bleach and Naruto). Click on "more" on my list to see any comments I have made. I will specify if I rated the series filler free and I mention manga chapters vs anime episodes in my comments.

NOTE ON LANGUAGE/AUDIO:

I should also clarify that my anime ratings are based on original language with English subtitles. I am ANTI-ENGLISH-DUB as it rarely works out. (Yes Dragon Ball fans, this includes your favorite series too. I was a little old to jump on the Dragon Ball Z English dub bandwagon. They did butcher Goku's character in the English dub, but I will give you the voice acting for Vegetta, I guess.)

WHAT MAKES A REVIEW HELPFUL/NOT HELPFUL?:

I treat anime and manga as a product when reading reviews, because they are products. When I shop for an item online, I read both the good and bad reviews. I look at both ends of the spectrum to find out why people loved it and why they hated it. Anime/manga series and movies should be no exception. I will mark a review as helpful if it clearly states if the reviewer liked it or not and why they felt the way they did. It does have to be intelligently written or I will move on and not mark anything. It should be articulated in such a way that can be understood. Grammar and spelling are not important, this isn't a language class, but if the spelling and grammar make it hard to understand then I will skip over the review. A review is not helpful when a user likes it or doesn't because of it's category or they're just slamming or praising it without giving a reason. "I loved this so you should watch it" or "this was garbage, don't watch it" is not a good or helpful review in my opinion.

ONE LAST THING:

I see negative comments posted on a lot of people's pages criticizing their reviews or whatever. I won't keep those kinds of comments on my page. You can disagree with me in a polite way and I won't delete it. If you need to nerd rage on me, then please do so in a message. I am less likely to delete a rude message since it's private and I will even respond to some if you're looking to argue or debate with someone. I don't need negativity on an entertainment site, so keep it off of my public profile. Calling a review stupid or calling someone an idiot because you didn't like their review is pretty idiotic in itself. Make a friend and get a hug. Life is too short.


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lollyyo3 | 08-18-13, 6:45 PM
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4nime_fans | 07-27-13, 3:55 PM
Hey wanna join our club?

Necromancer13 | 07-26-13, 8:25 AM
Hey there! I have chosen you to do a survey for an upcoming club idea and i would like your opinion on it, even though i might not know you lol. My idea was to make a club where people could watch anime together and do other anime related things. People who live around the same area or city can come together for offline meetings if you so wish, and hopefully we'll have districts or branches set up to accommodate people who live in other cities. Most people I have found don't have real life friends who like anime, and instead, have friends online. With this club we could do a bunch of things to have real friends who like the same thing! If this was a club would you join? Please inbox me your answer and the problems you see.

creep615 | 04-25-13, 6:35 AM
Would you mind checking out my now official first review. Just good criticism of what i could improve or maybe spelling errors. I tend to have a lot since my keyboard doesnt work at times. I like your opinion since you help me my first time to get started. I will link it.

http://myanimelist.net/profile/creep615/reviews

Shura-shurato | 04-24-13, 12:20 PM
hey hey. how is it going

i,m damn glad there is NO yu yu hakusho remake or reboot, i mean that basicly would be an rape to the franchise, same what they did with the dragonball kai , for kids that justr living rushed lives they HAD to cut all the good stuff out and speeding through it, without even considering other saga´s like buu. HOW IN THE HELL can u try to remake something from the Original and try to make it better looking than the manga itsself.... with loads of it i just stick at the Original, cuz that created the ´spark´of the story.

but i will give jojo´s adventure 2012 version a chance, but thats it!

mdsamad | 04-16-13, 1:21 PM
supp bro

Rasti_m23 | 04-12-13, 2:00 AM
Reborn I didnt see but the animation style looks old and from what you said yes i think it could use one. And wait they ended it? Are you sure it's not on hiatus or something?

Oh heck yeah. Kai isnt good enough and GT has the potential to become very good. Gt was so random and so many plot holes it's incredible. Actually yeah it's not dragon ball anymore gt is a series of it's own.

HSG and Claymore I didnt watch but I was planning on it but if you say the anime is far better then i'm there ! Thanks for that.

Filler's no problem. There were barely any ! But me myself really enjoyed whatever fillers it had. But I though think it was done very right. Dare I say it, better than the manga. Especially the latest arc. In the manga its terrible but so far the anime actually made it ... pretty good !

Dang, you have a lot of animes you're not satisfied with, eh?
What about say one piece, bleach, naruto. Other than the fillers were you satisfied with everything about them? Voice acting, faithfulness to the manga, animation, pacing and all that stuff.

Oh and what's your top 5 anime in order?

Rasti_m23 | 04-01-13, 9:05 AM
Well fairy tail wasnt bad. But a reboot for a series of 175 eps? that seems really pointless. Plus it's not like it had bad animation.

So wait its going on hiatus right? If only one piece did that. It would be greater than it already is. All they do is drag and fit one chapter in one episode -.-

Only series I want a reboot for are Yu yu hakasho (I deparately want one for it), katekyo hitman reborn and dragon ball- any of the series but especially gt since it was so random and .. stupid at times. (I know there's kai but it's not gt and I want a better one). What about you?

Rasti_m23 | 03-31-13, 7:34 PM
Is Fairy tail ending do you know or is it pulling a gintama' and hunter x hunter 2011?

roriconfan | 03-30-13, 4:25 AM
OMG I couldn't read past two lines of your review. Wanna know why?

"Fairy Tail is an above average shonoun anime series."

That is how you end a review, not begin it.

"It's based on a great manga series"

Great for whom or what? That is not how you describe something, especially one many now make fun of.

"If you like shonoun"

What is a shonoun? XD

"then this is a must see."

No ti isn't. This is something only desperate for more shounentards would watch. And only to appreciate the other shounen more.

I could go on but after THOSE two lines I couldn't XD

Mumble200 | 03-29-13, 1:46 AM
Saw your Zetsuen no Tempest review and I completely agree; especially with the fact that you'll either like the constant Shakespeare quotes or find it annoying.
It's just one of those love/hate series.

roriconfan | 03-28-13, 6:48 PM
Tempest is far from a well done show. If you want to know what I mean, read my own review about it.

Shura-shurato | 03-25-13, 11:19 AM
well ok, i maybe give it a chance to watch it if it has greater potential than the Original one, wich i understand cuz he Original 62 ep. ended very diss. so yeah... i will think about it

Shura-shurato | 03-24-13, 1:13 PM
Yo i´ve heard about the remake of hunter x hunter, i have my doubts, even in anime ppl are running out of ideas, i mean is all this stuff for the new generation or something? i mean i'm WAY too young to see ppl remaking stuf over and over

Gunnerblaster | 03-23-13, 4:51 AM
Hey, saw a comment you made on another user's page in regards to not getting past episode 6 or so of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. You and I had a shared annoyance of the theme of the anime but after episode 8 or so, it certainly takes a different turn that I found really pleasing.

By the end of the anime (if you do decide to go back and watch it), you'll be pretty dumb-struck, for lack of a better word.

I like to think I'm pretty critical when it comes to reviewing an anime series and TTGN definitely left me satisfied, despite it's pretty super-powered friendship start up.

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