Hello, Everyone i'm the user: ChaoticThinker. I'm an Otaku; It goes without saying I'm a japanese sub-culture enthusiast as well. I'm here to enjoy and keep track of the anime I see but also sometimes review if necessary. I review anime differently from the default following courtesy of MAL 54% of users:
"I don't understand this therefore it is bad" or "This should be what I want it to be otherwise it is bad
That does not fly here. I mean it on concept, marketing, nuance and angle on regards to this medium as a whole. Although I have a chart if I don't understand a anime I will certainly not grade it. I want to separate myself from the cancer that currently plagues the anime community filled with pretentious wanna be reviewers whom resort to chicanery, word salad to save face and drive people attention away from their intellectual incompetence.
Having that said these are my favorite genre of anime alongside the best girls and favorite AMV's
Anime it's the adaptation of Visual Novels, Light Novel and Manga that said they do not carry the same purpose. While Anime can illustrate a story it is foolish to judge anime to same standards since they're all carrying different nuances of marketing brought forth by different factors. Anime for the most part it's the advertisement of the source in question from which author makes their utmost gains, To this you'd think. Just what do you mean? How is anime categorized.
First I'll start with factors:
-TV Slot Booking
-Source Length & Popularity
These factors play heavily into format. Airing formats for anime that go into 2 strains of anime we see today. Both categories and sub-categories that play into depiction and are as follows:
1. 12 Episode Format: This format has two sub-categories and it's commonly used for messages or summary of extremely long sources and are as follows.
Summary Format This format is commonly used for Harem / Ecchi like adaptations which constitutes of multiple heroines with different personalities as love interest as fall back or secondary genre as it is, It's stories are ungodly long following the protagonist.
These adaptations are nuanced as highlights delivering plot hooks with no much elaboration to guide people to the source as well as pleasing the fans seeing their favorite heroines animated and shown on a sexual way known as "Fan Service". It's purpose isn't to tell you a story but to highlight to you it's foundation and aspects alongside to show you their artistry regarding the heroines.
There are also some that aren't or are Ecchi/Harem. The one that do tell stories tend to have short arcs which can easily be adapted to seasons. Rare but they do exist but mostly 12 episode format = summary.
Summary Ex. Rosario+Vampire, Chaos;Head, Maken-Ki
Other Ex. Hellsling Ultimate, High School DxD
Passed Premise Format This version it's quite basic and relies on having specific points, emotions or scenarios depicted solely that require you to go passed the premise on which the anime it's hinging. Meaning that the premise isn't elaborated upon since it's not important to what they wish to present and / or expose to the viewer whose point doesn't lie on the story or it's quality.
Ex. Angel Beats, Erased
2. 24 Episode Format This format tends to be full adaptation to a certain degree if not the entire source depending on it's length and comes as the following.
Trimmed Format This format adapts a portion or the entire source one go by trimming corners leaving just what's crucial on the adaptation.
Ex. Steins;Gate, Gosick, Toradora, Shiki
Dual Cour Format This format is usually the Trimmed Format but split into two for varying purposes such as not enough space regarding TV Slot Booking or To buy time for the future season of which a studio is still working on another project and the anime 2nd cour in question stands in. Sometimes it's unfinished sources and they need to wait.
Ex. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, Shinmai Maou no Testament and Gate
Knowing all of this I've sure developed a certain disdain towards MAL reviewers, YouTubers and half the anime community for pretending to know what they're talking about and hopefully with this knowledge you will too since I consider them one of the worst kinds of cancers that plague our community.
If you believe that I've simplified anime too much here is a quote:
"If you can't explain it simply, You don't understand it well enough" - Albert Einstein
My Rating Chart goes as follows
Story / Summary / Message = S/M for any anime, I'll apply whichever is applicable at the time of grading an anime. Whether the anime was summarizing, telling a story or delivering a message. To which after I will apply what fits.
Then I add Animation, Sound, Character and Enjoyment. Then I proceed to divide by Criteria which is 5 to which I get an Overall.
Example: 4 + 7 + 7 + 6 + 6 = 30 / 5 = Overall 6. If said overall ends on a .4 or below then it sticks to the nearest 10th. If the overall ends on a .5 then I'll apply the BIAS factor of whether it tickled my fancy or not to which it will result on the nullification of the decimals and leave it on it's current grade or round it to the next 10th. If the Overall ends on a .6 then I'll grade it on the nearest 10th.
That's how I review anime and the chart comes from what the anime it's either trying to portray and/or trying to sell. The quality? It's subjective thus invalid. I try to keep what I call an Spherical View of everything I'm exposed to and judge it for what it is not what I want it to be or think it should be as to pertain bias.
Whenever I see a reviewer trying to judge a Summary Format in comparison towards a Trimmed Format I cringe really hard. So tell me how many of these retards have you seen online whose reviews are complete non-sense and it's basically Word Salad
Inspirational Quotes for This System
"If the facts don't fit the theory, Change the facts" -Albert Einstein
"Everyone it's a Genius. But If you Judge a Fish for it's ability to Climb Trees, It'll Live It's Whole Life Believing That It's Stupid" - Albert Einstein
"Education It's not the learning of Facts, But the Training of the Mind to Think" - Albert Einstein