Critics and Connoisseurs

Club Description:

First and foremost, I would like to make it clear that this is not an elitist club. Our goal is to come up a list of highly recommended quality shows that are exemplary either within genre or universally. However, everyone has different standards when it comes to this, so I have made up a short list of basic requirements with the goal of ensuring maximum participation from our members.

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Activity Policy

THIS Week's You Decides:
OPEN - Aria the Avvenire (Anime) (3/3)
OPEN - Yakitate!! Japan (Manga) (242/49)

OPEN - BLAME! (Manga) (66/17)

For Challenge:
OPEN - Tonari no Totoro (Anime) (1/1)

Special Challenge
OPEN - Fellener (User) (1/1)

THIS Week's Spotlights:
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi (Anime) (12/4)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean (Manga) (158/32)

Paranoia Agent (Anime) (13/4)

For Challenge:

NEXT Week's Spotlights:
Akage no Anne (Anime) (50/10)
Blade of the Immortal (Manga) (207/42)

Battle Royale (Manga) (119/24)

For Challenge:

Double Advance Spotlight Notice:
In order to give everyone more time to get fully acquainted with these entries, we'd like you to take note in advance of the fact that both Akage no Anne (Anime) (50/10) and Blade of the Immortal (Manga) (207/42) will be spotlighted for the week starting on Saturday the 29th of October 2016.

Please note: each anime and manga entry is followed by a number denoting the total amount of episodes or chapters and the amount you must have watched/read in order for your vote to be legitimate.

Nomination Lists:
Nominate an Anime
Nominate a Manga
Resurrect an Anime
Challenge Nominations (CLOSED)

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Old Spotlights:
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If you have any questions, comments, suggestions:
Open Discussion Thread
Ideas for Club Improvements

Feel Like Joining a Review Team?
Review Team Signup Thread
Editors and Proof-Readers Signup Thread

Need a Recommendation?
Anime Recommendations
Manga Recommendations

Want to just chat with fellow members?
Open Discussion Thread
You Decide - Afterthoughts
Your Favorite Scenes

IRC Chat:
Channel: #critics-conn


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Club Discussion
Sticky: You Decide: Yakitate!! Japan (Manga)
Lightfellow - Oct 22
40 replies by Emperor_Lyon »»
34 minutes ago
Sticky: Resurrected You Decide: BLAME! (Manga)
Lightfellow - Oct 22
44 replies by Eisigerhauch »»
8 hours ago
Sticky: You Decide: Aria the Avvenire (Anime) ( 1 2 )
Lightfellow - Oct 22
61 replies by Kuma »»
10 hours ago
Sticky: Challenge You Decide: Tonari no Totoro (Anime)
Lightfellow - Oct 22
48 replies by TomoyoSakagami89 »»
Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Sticky: Challenge You Decide: Fellener (User)
Lightfellow - Oct 22
30 replies by Warriors_of_God »»
Yesterday, 7:54 PM

Club Comments
Lordwen | 5 hours ago
@Fabio Because of the questionable criterion of database mods

vigorousjammer | Yesterday, 6:02 PM
I think MAL prioritizes character pictures from the anime (if available) over character pictures from the manga. I guess this has to do with the website's name, but yeah... it's a shame.

nonoriri-k | Oct 20, 3:33 AM
probably, it's something i remember reading years ago

fiora | Oct 20, 3:30 AM
nonoriri-k said:
i.e. primarily katakana

That doesn't sound right. Maybe you mean with furigana?

Will_Wright | Oct 19, 12:32 PM
Not necessarily true. It's really the length/content that differs light novels from their literary novels counterpart. LN may or may not have complex language. It really depends on the target demographic and genre. I really doubt that Fate/Zero is written in "simple language".

Lordwen | Oct 19, 10:42 AM
It's not that hard actually, aimed to a much younger average reader that likes anime/manga, simplier stories or more focused in what those people could like more and have some illustrations here and there so you don't get too much stressed with the words.

In short: read manga for higher artistic appeal

DerMond | Oct 19, 10:41 AM
That is what I thought too, but there isn't any mention of that in the article, so some LN might be an exception to that.

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Category: Other
Created: Mar 7, 2008

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