I watch stuff I think I'll enjoy, I like what I like, and I hate what I hate for whatever reasons I hate it. (That's if you were wondering why my mean score is so high despite the amount and types of anime I've watched). I could lower all my scores by one, but then I'd just be trying to pretend I don't find anything good enough to give a 10, and that's really not the case.
I'm aware my tastes are quite unusual, so if you're someone who loved Evangelion, Grimgar or Kara no Kyoukai then good for you. I mean that sincerely. People having different opinions is part of what makes life so interesting, after all :)
I tend not to drop anime; if I can't bear watching any longer I'll put it on my 'on-hold' list until I change my mind.
• Barakamon, for the warm fuzzy feeling. An amazingly heart-warming tale.
• Death Parade, as the most thought provoking anime I’ve found so far
• Saiki K no Psi-nan, for the best and most relatable main character ever (I laughed even more than when watching Gintama)
• Magi, for being a show that managed to pull off a cast list of different ages and personalities who were pretty much all likeable, and without making the plot suffer (well, until near the end anyway).
• Plus everything else on my favourites list, and most things I’ve rated a 10. Nanbaka takes the top spot for reasons that are hard to put into words, but I do absolutely love it. One of the rare anime that I thought was much much better than its source material. I did write a review on this one, if you're interested. If not then fair enough.
I quite like manga too, but not to the same extent – because even though the stories are often better, it’s just nice to be able to see the animation in colour - especially the fight scenes - and I feel like hearing the characters’ VAs adds much more depth to their personalities.
I'll eventually get round to actually putting a proper profile up.
I'm happy to accept friend requests but please at least send me a message stating why you'd like to be friends. (Otherwise there's not much point, you'll just be a random name.)
In regards to my reviews - up till now I've only written reviews for shows that I liked (or at least didn't dislike). Hopefully from now I'll try to hone my skills writing negative reviews too - assuming I come across new anime that I think deserve such reviews.
I'm still pretty much a novice at this, though, so my reviews basically end up reflecting how I'm feeling when I write them as much as they reflect the anime themselves. Bear with me though, practice makes perfect! 😊
It starts from 3, cos that's the worst I've seen so far ~
3: Either it was just all around poor, or I personally couldn't stand it.
4: Bad. Not enjoyable bad, just plain out bad. Either that or I was so bored it took all my willpower to keep watching.
5: Either it was enjoyable but had gaping flaws I just couldn't ignore, or it was nearly as boring as a 4.
6: Nothing that makes it stand out, either for better or for worse. Probably my average. It's unlikely I enjoyed it either. My thoughts on these can be summed up in a single word: meh
7: What I rate most of the anime I enjoy, but don't think are that good. Still has flaws, but they don't really affect the enjoyment.
8: Very well done. I either really enjoyed it and objectively thought it was good, or I didn't really enjoy it but objectively couldn't deny it was good.
9: Brilliant and moving. I probably really liked it too. Not perfect, but close.
10: Phenomenal, masterpiece. Plus I personally loved it and was always excited for the next ep. It just has that extra inexplicable something. Would definitely watch again.
And here's the graph. As you can see, I'm not reluctant to give high scores, but to be honest I think that just means I've watched a lot of really good anime :)
I've never seen anything bad enough to give less than a 3 to - and to be honest, I hope I never will. XD