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Anime Stats
Days: 63.7
Mean Score: 6.81
  • Total Entries551
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes3,699
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Tamako Love Story
Tamako Love Story
May 1, 8:36 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 9
Kemono Friends
Kemono Friends
May 1, 8:14 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 9
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
May 1, 8:14 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 8
Manga Stats
Days: 7.8
Mean Score: 7.08
  • Total Entries30
  • Reread0
  • Chapters964
  • Volumes156
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Natsu no Zenjitsu
Natsu no Zenjitsu
Nov 18, 2015 9:12 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Hoshi no Samidare
Hoshi no Samidare
Jul 31, 2014 6:36 AM
Reading -/65 · Scored 7
Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Jul 31, 2014 6:36 AM
Reading -/39 · Scored 9

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4Raeim Mar 17, 7:18 AM
Your recommendations have been helping me find great anime since I first started seriously watching about 2 years ago (at which time I was using your list of top 30 anime of all time, from your website). I love reading your essays and reviews too! Keep up the good work.

There aren't many series I've seen that you haven't already watched, but what about Great Teacher Onizuka and Monster? GTO is fun, refreshing, and sometimes actually funny. I'm still watching Monster, but so far it has great characterization and compelling, thought-provoking themes. Both shows are rated highly, but I'm curious about what you think.
ChrisDaPatriot Dec 30, 2016 7:37 PM
Quality writings and tastes. Would read again.
MikeFromThe516 Oct 13, 2016 8:27 PM
Thanks for putting Girlish Number out there, that first episode was fun lot of laughs. I was gonna disregard this one because of the art/character designs tbh. But once you said it was by the guy who wrote Oregairu and how much you enjoyed the first episode I wanted to give it a shot ^_^ Looking forward to all your write ups this season over at ANN.
LahDeeDoo Aug 29, 2016 8:29 AM
Hey, love your blog! I sometimes have difficulty expressing my thoughts on a show in a clear and understandable way, and your blog has been a huge help - well, on the shows I agree with you about, of course. I really enjoyed reading your breakdown of the Chimera Ant arc in Hunter x Hunter (2011), as well as everything you have written on OreGairu. Anyways, random question, but how come your top shows here are different from the ones on your top 30 list? If memory serves, #3 was Utena, #4 was Katanagatari and #5 was the Tatami Galaxy.
Seyfert Jul 29, 2016 9:36 AM
You actually receive money to write articles? Does that really work, although is it really much in the long-term? I assume you were gainfully employed by ANN?
One May 10, 2016 7:01 PM
Hi there.
I loved your essay on Hunter x Hunter's Chimera Ant Arc.
It's genuinely well written and immersive.
AmbiguousMonster Nov 26, 2015 5:23 PM
The score you gave Mindgame is intriguing, given how you seem to hold Mr. Yuasa is such high regard and the themes it presents are fairly typical of him. Did you perhaps find it too visually and narratively unfocused? I greatly appreciate your work on your blog and at ANN, by the way.
Vasz_ Aug 28, 2015 3:16 PM
Hey, I really admire your essays man. I'm actually surprised that you don't have more comments in your profile from people praising you, your work is something else, really. :)
MAEC4333 Jun 5, 2015 9:02 AM
Your reviews are incrediibly well written even though sometimes I dont agree with your opinion I still enjoy reading them. Most of your articles respect the reader's opinion and your arguments are always persuasive.
Your Top 30 are some of the best I've seen, Oregairu, The Tatami Galaxy, The eccentric family Hunter X Hunter etc are absolute gems.
Keep up the good work
PawnDa Apr 27, 2015 9:22 PM
Just spent the last two hours reading some of the comments you've written, the Clannad ones are really funny.

I've pretty much given up on trying to rate shows accurately since my tastes have changed a lot and I haven't bothered with trying to retroactively 'fix' my ratings (also ones' perception of a show changes as time passes, you forget most of the annoying stuff and remember the profound stuff).

Anyways I decided to leave a comment because I'd really love to know what you think of Ergo Proxy, so consider this comment an incentive for starting that series.

Peace
Solumnant Apr 14, 2015 2:49 PM
Looking at your top-rated shows, I'm really surprised you haven't even tried Welcome to the NHK. Have you not heard of it or are you just not interested?
ChazzU Mar 31, 2015 3:25 PM
Oh, a small update -

I tried to go through my list with my own version of your idea in mind (a pre-set explanation behind each score from 1-10) and it just didn't work. Like, at all.
I joke around on my profile saying that "I attribute relatively arbitrary scores faulty of accurately representing my opinion to pieces of work people spent weeks creating. And I'm proud of it." because it was sort of true, but it has become more accurate without me realizing it.

I even tried to branch out to AniList, but scoring on 100 or with decimal points doesn't do the trick either, because it just gets too specific, and I can't compare Madoka to Barakamon, how would that even work?!

Having scores available is nice and easy, but in truth rankings are both friend and foe.
MagnaAnima Jan 15, 2015 2:57 AM
Loved your essay/analysis regarding the Chimera Ant arc on your website, amazing work! It's unfortunate that Togashi is on another unpredictably long hiatus, this new arc seems very promising.
Ara_ Dec 9, 2014 11:35 AM
Passing by, went through your blog. (still going through actually). Oh and wow, that scoring difference between Chuunibyou season 1 and 2. I guess I did right by not bothering with this second season.
Cosmicblaze454 Dec 8, 2014 12:35 AM
Hey Bobduh! Why did you drop Black Lagoon when you have only 2 episodes to watch