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Favorite Anime
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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica add
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu add
Clannad: After Story
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Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha add

Favorite Manga
Sasameki Koto
Sasameki Koto add
Hidamari Sketch
Hidamari Sketch add
Yuru Yuri
Yuru Yuri add
Girl Friends
Girl Friends add
Oomuro-ke add

Favorite Characters
Hatsune, Miku
Furukawa, Nagisa
Suzumiya, Haruhi
Kotobuki, Tsumugi
Carroll, Alice
Aisaka, Taiga
Teppelin, Nia
Katou, Marika
Sakura, Kyouko

Favorite People
Hatsune, Miku
Hatsune, Miku
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Komatsu, Mikako
Komatsu, Mikako
Fujita, Saki
Fujita, Saki

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jmal's Details
09-18-14, 8:26 PM
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June 10, 2010
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Last List Updates
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Reading at 3 of 17
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Completed at 12 of 12
Free!: Eternal Summer add
Watching at 12 of 13

Anime Stats

Time (Days) 200.9
Watching 8
Completed 805
On Hold 4
Dropped 309
Plan to Watch 2
Total Entries 1128

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Manga Stats

Time (Days) 12.4
Reading 55
Completed 52
On Hold 0
Dropped 25
Plan to Read 1
Total Entries 133

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About jmal
I only use MAL for lists now, so I probably won't reply to PMs or comments. If you have anything sales related, see:

Anime sales data


2012/12/24: I've recently revamped my ratings to knock most shows down 1 point. The goal was to thin out the 9s because that ranking was covering too wide a range, from very-nearly 10s to strong 8s. The latter are now 8s, and 9s are more exclusive, and a small number of 10s are now 9s.

Regarding rating
• I rarely rate shows I don't finish, unless I've seen at least 6-7 episodes.
• I rarely finish shows I don't like at about a 6/10 level. Life is too short to watch anime you don't enjoy. Better to drop and dedicate more time to what you like.
• I infrequently rate specials and OVAs.
• And I don't believe that 10/10 has to be reserved for "perfection". It's 10% of your available options, and therefore there's no reason why it can't represent upwards of 10% of franchises. I do try to keep it down closer to 4-8% myself, depending on whether I include dropped shows in the denominator.

Therefore, the vast majority of what I rate, especially if it aired in the last few years, is going to have a 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.

5 is generally reserved for fairly insubstantial shows that I didn't find particularly offensively bad, but didn't click with or find memorable. 4 or below is mostly for shows with a few deep, fatal flaws, often a terrible ending. Often than not, I've dropped and not rated shows I really dislike.

10 is reserved for the best of the best. As of writing this, only 30 TV series have received a 10, representing 26 unique franchises. This is out of 445 completed (698 total counting dropped) TV series. I give a 10 to roughly 3-5 shows a year out of the 60-100+ I end up trying.

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jmal's Comments
Displaying 15 of 27 Comments
ToumaMAL | 01-27-14, 1:05 PM
I tried to reply to your message but got a warning that I need to be a member for three days before I can do that, and I just joined today.
I will try again in three days.

symbv | 11-14-13, 11:29 AM
Saw a typo in the chart posted in mania:

Soreike! Manpanman DoReMiFa-shima no Christmas

should be

Soreike! Anpanman DoReMiFa-shima no Christmas

symbv | 10-31-13, 7:16 PM
Hi, in your website you said "Teekyuu S2 sells 2,464. A little more than s1v1, though s1 had a DVD option too (didn't rank) so figure about the same." but the DVD is only for rental purpose so it will never going to rank. The information on the official website is still to notify people that in Tsutaya they can rent Teekyuu2 in DVD.

symbv | 10-12-13, 5:55 AM
You put the WataMote vol.1 sales number in the 2013 Summer vol.1 ranking as *** but actually it has sold around 1.2k

symbv | 09-26-13, 12:31 PM
Just one small thing: The entry for Hanayaka Kana, Waga Ichizoku Kinetograph is not really a LE. It is a Special editon that contain the digest of the two OVA as well as footage of two fan events.

symbv | 09-12-13, 10:52 AM
Think it should be "Glass no Kamen desu ga" not "Glass no Kantai desu ka". Also the line for that entry is off. Just to let you know.

symbv | 08-22-13, 7:51 PM
I understand you don't track Peeping Life and Kamiusage Rope because of their airing channel and time slot, but seeing that you also track short anime in midnight time slots like Hetalia I thought Ketsuekigata-kun would fall under your scope. Anyway, as long as you are aware that's fine.

symbv | 08-22-13, 9:53 AM
Think your weekly DVD list misses out the short anime series Ketsuekigata-kun! which sold 872.

symbv | 08-02-13, 8:55 AM
I see. Since it still has good extra, I would not call v3 is the real test, but then it seems that OreGairu has got its various volumes well covered with extras, so it may be hard to determine when a "real test", meaning one that is based mostly on the appeal of the anime itself, will lie...

symbv | 08-01-13, 10:34 AM
Saw your comment for the OreGairu sales at mania

> However, v3 is the real test. v1 was discounted and had a lot of extras, v2 has an event ticket. v3 doesn't have those perks.

Which is not true. V3 has novel vol. 6.5 which would be considered quite a good extra, particularly for those who already has vol.6.25 from BD v1.

hpulley | 07-27-13, 7:06 AM
Thanks! Over 45K for Sakurasou 10 after 2 weeks, alright!

Rachmaninow | 07-12-13, 1:48 PM
Sorry for being a little annoying, but when it comes to Haruhi-related questions, I don't trust any other person's opinion more than yours. To keep it short- how many novels were covered by the two series and the movie? I got curious if the novel's still being published and realized that volume #19 has been released just recently (with completely different characters on the cover but inquiring about those would most likely lead to spoilers so I'll reserve that question for after I finish the series+movie).

Rachmaninow | 07-12-13, 6:16 AM
I'm currently watching Haruhi (all 28 episodes) and am in the middle of Endless Eight; 3 episodes left to be precise. So I remembered you mentioning something about it and went back to find that post of yours. Well, I can understand why people reacted the way they did. 8 episodes spent on one single event basically is unique, I give it that, but also really painful to endure. I'm not skipping any episode since I only do that with recap ones, but I can't say that I enjoy it either.
And here I wondered why the sales for the 2009 series went down so drastically... other than that I'm really enjoying the series so far and am glad that I asked for your recommendation back then.

Rachmaninow | 07-11-13, 12:39 PM
What a shame, but it makes sense from that pov. Thanks for clearing that one up, buddy. Looking forward to more updates on those awesome lists.^^

Rachmaninow | 07-10-13, 3:00 AM
Hi jmal; I may be overlooking something but why isn't Nekomonogatari: Kuro included in the all-time best sellers? If memory serves right, the first volume sold over 40,000 units so technically it should rank, right?

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