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I'm just some guy that loves anime, manga, and video games. I also really got into movies when I got my part-time job at a movie theater in very late August 2012. I really like learning more about how anime works, particularly the production and how well certain stuff does, the Blu-ray/DVD sales, as well as the light novel/manga boosts the source material can get (as the discs aren't the only thing that matter in most instances). I'm also a member of the GLORIOUS PHYSICAL MEDIA MASTER RACE
and vastly prefer to own my media physically. Streams are nice for trying out a show, it's how I consume most of my anime these days, but they don't last and are usually not as of high-quality (and with simulcasts they're the TV version). I want something tangible (preferably a nice premium release
) and to support the industry more. Anything that I watch through streaming, if I care enough about it, I'll later go out and buy the physical release.
I got into anime in November 2008 when I was 14 and in the 8th grade. I had watched anime very casually when I caught it on TV since I was a kid on places like Kids WB, Cartoon Network and their Toonami programming block
. When Toonami got cancelled, I became rather sad and frustrated at the cancellation of the programming block in September 2008. Soon after I kept hearing talk about this anime called Bleach
and tried it on [adult swim] starting with Episode 87. I later went back and quickly got through Episodes 1-86.
I quickly fell in love with Bleach which ended up becoming my gateway anime, and I still love it to this day. Though I don't think as well about the overall quality of it back when I was newer to the anime fandom. I started watching more and more anime on [adult swim] such as Code Geass
, Death Note
, Cowboy Bebop
, The Big O II
, Fullmetal Alchemist
, and later started to get into more shows not on [adult swim] like Suzuka
, Shakugan no Shana
, School Rumble
, and quickly ended up becoming an otaku. Anime is now my biggest passion, surpassing video games which for the longest time was my biggest passion.
Waifu: Yukina Himeragi
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How I Rate Anime and Manga:
8. Very good/Fairly good
3. Really bad
2. How can one make something this bad?
1. Bad beyond belief, completely incompetent.
I don't rate based off of purely enjoyment as I've found that "Enjoyable≠Good" and "Not enjoyable≠Bad". Of course I usually enjoy good shows, and find nothing but pain through the bad. My scores are based off of how I feel the quality of the show is overall. My enjoyment score is fairly close to the overall the majority of the time. Also, I do not take art, animation, or sound into my scoring much as I tend to value characters and story more. You can have fantastic visuals, but if there's nothing helping to support that, the show usually falls apart. I score based off of story + character, then divide that by 2. Ex: Hyouka
Story: 6/10 Character: 8/10 Overall: 7/10
Everything I have in "Plan to Watch" isn't everything I want to watch. The mostly complete list of that can be found on my AniDB list
. Specials attached to a TV series won't be found in this section as AniDB puts them under the actual show and will separate them from the main episode count. Also, I have rewatched anime before, I just don't track that here on MAL as I'm curious about my initial time investment. I will have a blog entry in the future showing what I've rewatched. My rewatches are currently only tracked on my Anime-Planet list
Feel free to ask me what I thought about a show if the score isn't enough for you. You can also look here
for shows I feel are bad/mediocre that I at least decently liked.
All Comments (237) Comments
I looked into it more and realized, wow, I like this person's taste,
since the scores I've given are pretty similar to yours, I am just curious if there are any shows that you would recommend, thanks a lot for reading this over-the-top message that doesn't need to be this long.
Good to know Joel McCray's track record is much better, I wonder, was he the one who botched the first release of Votoms?
I was actually just looking at the that set the other day on ebay and was wondering just what the Japanese bonus disc contained, it's a pretty slick release.
Recently bought the stand alone Honneamise Gunbuster & Diebuster releases and was surprised that even the shrink wrap was of quality, 13 years later and none of that weird sticking on the case you get with a lot of releases these days. Can't wait to have the OVAs on blu-ray though, they really suffer in movie format.
I only recently started caring more in depth about the technical and quality aspects of home video releases but have been collecting for a while now so a lot of your posts have been pretty informative.
Do you prefer David Williams or John McCray's BD authoring in sentai releases?
Also, I saw you own both releases of Gunbuster the movie, any difference between releases?
Other ADV artboxes that used cardboard rather than chipboard include Azumanga Daioh, Cromartie High School, DN Angel, Gasaraki (collection only; no "Vol X + Artbox" release), King of Bandit Jing, Prétear, Sister Princess, Super Gals! S1, and Zaion ~ i wish you were here.
Cromartie HS in March '05 was the last cardboard box ADV release I know of, unless something like Gilgamesh or Getbackers or Samurai Gun went that route. The Sojitz titles that did Vol. 2 + Artbox were all chipboard, afaik. Of course, ADV's official descriptions found on ANN always mention the "high-quality artbox," no matter what type of artbox was actually used.