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.

Entry Requirements:

Club Goals:

Activity Policy

Club Admins
Member Approval: Lightfellow
Activity Tracking: ShadowGentleman
Nomination Counting: Zaitengrate
Spotlight/You Decide Creation: Lightfellow
Vote Counting: BlackDahlia94 & Lightfellow
Old Spotlights Maintenance: Dr_ Tokami
Resurrection Calendar Maintenance: Dr_Tokami
Review Team Management: Lindle
Events: Lindle & TeaKitteh

To express interest in an admin role in this club, please PM any active admin in this club with the role you are interested in and it will be put forward for discussion amongst the admins.

We are changing the way our voting works in You Decides. Votes are now being counted automatically so you need to type exactly as it is shown for the system to count your vote. Type #Yes if you want a title to be inducted, type #No if you don't want to see a title inducted, type #IDK if you are not familiar with the title, and type #Abstained if you don't want to vote. Hashtags are mandatory. Bear in mind, though, that your lists will still be checked manually. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

THIS Week's You Decides:
OPEN - Alps no Shoujo Heidi (Anime) (52/11)
OPEN - Gunslinger Girl (Manga) (100/20)

OPEN - Olimpos (Manga) (12/6)

For Challenge:

THIS Week's Spotlights:
Daicon Opening Animations (Anime) (2/2)
Liar Game (Manga) (203/41)

Katanagatari (Anime) (12/4)

For Challenge:

NEXT Week's Spotlights:
Blood+ (Anime) (50/10)
Kyou kara Ore wa!! (Manga) (366/74)

Gogo Monster (Manga) (5/5)

For Challenge:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency (Manga) (69/18)

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 [...] and [...] will be spotlighted for the week starting on Sunday the 15th of October 2017.

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)

Resurrection Calendar

Old Spotlights:
Click For List

The Critics & Connoisseurs Awards:
2015: Discussion Thread
2015: Results

2016: Discussion Thread
2016: Results

Misc. Stuff:
C&C Weekly

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

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Club Discussion
Sticky: Resurrected You Decide: Olimpos (Manga)
Lightfellow - Dec 10
40 replies by Mini_Lancer »»
31 minutes ago
Sticky: You Decide: Gunslinger Girl (Manga)
Lightfellow - Dec 10
45 replies by Mini_Lancer »»
32 minutes ago
Sticky: You Decide: Alps no Shoujo Heidi (Anime) ( 1 2 )
Lightfellow - Dec 10
67 replies by Mini_Lancer »»
44 minutes ago
Poll: Spotlight Manga: Liar Game
Lightfellow - Dec 3
4 replies by truisms »»
Yesterday, 3:05 PM
Sticky: Nominate a Manga
danz - Sep 20, 2014
9 replies by BlackDahlia94 »»
Dec 13, 3:02 PM

Club Comments
BlackDahlia94 | Dec 13, 2:57 PM
Yes, my wording could have been more clear. I am really trying to say that people shouldn't show prejudice to sequels simply because they are sequels.

BlackDahlia94 | Dec 13, 2:56 PM
You Decide results:

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Arata Naru Tatakai no Overture (Anime) (3/12/17)
- Yes: 14
- No: 5
- I haven't watched this anime: 43
~ Abstained:
~ Ineligible:

- 74%

Hi no Tori (1967) (Manga) (3/12/17)
- Yes: 8
- No: 0
- I haven't read this manga: 36
~ Abstained: 1
~ Ineligible:

- 100%

Resurrection You Decide results:

Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna (Anime) (3/12/17)
- Yes: 9
- No: 2
- I haven't watched this anime: 33
~ Abstained:
~ Ineligible:

- 82%

Gundroog | Dec 10, 8:35 PM
Review part side club goals say the point of it all is to pick out entries that are superior to most others in their, I don't think there's any conflict there. If a work is good why shouldn't it be on the list? I never saw people exclude Godfather II, Aliens, Terminator 2 etc. from similar list just cause you'd miss out or not understand some parts without watching the first entry.
It's not a bad thing when director respects the viewer by building upon the story of the prequel instead of making sure that everything you've learned is not crucial for understanding continuations of the story. There are cases when you can have your cake and eat it too but that usually happens with titles where story doesn't matter to begin with.

Lindle | Dec 10, 1:26 PM
Okay so that wording isn't quite right. Obviously a sequel should be experienced with knowledge of the prequel. It's not fair to reject an entry just because it doesn't work without knowledge from another part of the franchise.

I know that wasn't what you were getting at, but that's another silly argument that's been thrown around here a lot in the past.

BlackDahlia94 | Dec 10, 11:13 AM
I agree with Lindle. Every entry should be judged on its merits alone without considering other entries in a franchise.

TeaKitteh | Dec 9, 3:22 PM

TeaKitteh | Dec 9, 2:20 PM
Movie starts in an hour click here to watch.

Lindle | Dec 7, 5:03 PM
Because a franchise can have more than one exemplary entry, and if something is exemplary then it should be in the list. Simple as that.

Club Stats
Members: 141
Pictures: 6
Category: Schools
Created: Mar 7, 2008

Club Officers
8GaugeBrett (Creator)
Dr_Tokami (Admin)
ladyxzeus (Admin)
Lightfellow (Admin)
Lindle (Admin)
Lordwen (Admin)
TeaKitteh (Admin)
Zaitengrate (Admin)

Club Type
This is a private club. Members must request access and be approved by an Officer before joining.

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