Welcome to my profile. The name's Dimitri, nice to meet you. I'm from Canada, with Greek and Italian background. I was born and raised in a city near Toronto, but I like to consider myself as a Torontonian since I frequently visit the city. I work as a bartender part-time (sometimes full-time on holidays and in the summer), and I'm a business student attending university. I'm a 5'10" male and I'd consider myself an introvert that rarely starts conversations in-person, but should an interesting subject I can talk about arises, I'll definitely open up more. I'm a fan of slice of life, romance, and sci-fi media, as well as the fantasy setting. My first anime was Naruto (like many others) and I was a huge shounen-tard back in the day. Over the years my tastes have evolved and continuously do so.
Ratings are subjective... obviously.
10/10 - For a title to reach a 'perfect' score, it must leave an everlasting impression on me, or at least for a very long time (give or take, a minimum of around 5 months). An anime/manga with this ranking achieves everything I look and seek for in the medium, whether that would be flawless characters and their development, the interesting narrative, or the relatable, phenomenal themes and messages portrayed, and goes even beyond that by impressing me with every little detail, scenery, and the tiniest nook and cranny that I found enjoyable or even adored witnessing. There were practically no flaws to be found, and I look back on that anime/manga with a great appreciation and understanding. This ranking is given out carefully and with a lot of thought put into it; the best of the best. Nothing is perfect, but this is as close as it gets.
9/10 - For a title to reach only 1 point off a perfect score, it has to be something I look back upon and can identify as being one of my all-time favorites. It never dwindles down, became stale, or left me confused in a negative way. All the factors that make a strong and unique anime/manga that distinguishes itself from the rest of the medium are presented here, and are executed correctly with flying colors. Very little to virtually no flaws exist in these works, and they also leave a very long impression on my enjoyment and what I look for in an anime/manga. If such minor flaws do exist, I can look past them if everything else was done flawlessly, which 99% of the time is the case. This anime/manga is brimming with life, full of passion by everyone on the team who produced/created it, and becomes apart of who I am -- as corny as that sounds, it just means that much to me.
My highest rated anime title with a 9/10, phenomenal score: Maison Ikkoku
My highest rated manga title with a 9/10, phenomenal score: Juuni Kokuki
8/10 - For a title to reach an 'excellent' score, it has to exceed my expectations upon completion. Whether that's because of how much I ended up being invested in the world/characters/story, or how I could relate and appreciate what the director/author intended the audience to take from their work. More flaws are present, but can be overlooked easily and are hard to notice at first. A sensational, and overall gem that resonated with me must be present to achieve this ranking. Passion and dedication is at its fullest here. 8/10's I can identify as my favorites, and would recommend anyone to watch these titles, no matter what their certain tastes might be.
Patlabor 2 Review - Will be expanding it in the future
I'd love to discuss anything, so feel free to strike a conversation with me anytime. However I typically don't accept random friend requests. What I mean by 'random' is you sending me a friend request without ever engaging conversation with me or without leaving a personal message to go with the request. Talk to me first. (Although if I know you from Discord or recognize your name from a club, I'll usually accept)
Also, I'm quite lazy when it comes to replies. If your reply is a very large text wall, it'll probably take me a while to get back to you, or I might not get back to you for any length comment in that regards for a bit. Please don't take offence to this.