My name's Noah, and I write many reviews for anime, movies, video games, and music. A lot of my anime reviews are published on this site, which you can find pretty easily on my profile page. I also write some things that aren't published to MyAnimeList itself, typically because I feel the structure is too informal or that it needs more editing or additional detail. A lot of these casual reviews can be found by viewing my anime list and clicking "More" to the right of the title and viewing the comments section. I try to tag each anime on my list with a "commented" tag for a show that has either a full review or partial one. Sometimes I watch a show and I'm too exhausted to do that much, and I merely take notes in Word to be used for when I feel like doing a reminisce review.
As for my individual tastes, I don't have extremely strict preferences for genre. I tend to enjoy Japanese science-fiction much more than Western, because I think the Japanese have more fun and play fast and loose with fictional technology whereas a lot of Western sci-fi is cold and sterile. I tend to enjoy anything with a suspense/thriller angle, an "episode-turner" is always a great thing to find, whether it's more procedural like Monster or a well-paced Shonen work. Chemistry of an entire show, that is, animation quality, sound design, writing, and all of the other commonly noted elements is particularly important to me. Shows that have all of these base elements complement each other very well leaves more of an impression on me than a show that does exceedingly well in one area but neglects others. I like it when an anime's world feels "complete" in that sense. Script is hugely important to me, such as the dialogue and basic style of writing. I believe it's a stronger backbone to a story than any plot premise when the actual language used is powerful, logical, and has enough of a spark to assert the promising ideas it has in the first place.
I try to give some focus on all decades of anime. I'm a big fan of the Super Robot Wars franchise so I watch a lot of mecha anime that have featured in them to get more of a background on the Japanese-only video games I'm playing, and many of them happen to be among the most popular anime of the 70s and 80s. Distinct art and animation styles are a huge pull for me in a show, and I also value strong direction and cinematography. I think this reason is why I tend to prefer anime during the 90s and early 2000s. Digital production seemingly allowed for a lot of short cuts for reusing frames and not taking advantage of multiple camera angles, and I've seen a lot of otherwise decently written shows become a chore to watch because the direction is so bland. I also tend to dislike the blotchy round shading on character models in modern anime that doesn't actually look like bending light, and backgrounds that are always out of focus or look like computer graphic renders. That went on for a bit, and I'm certainly not saying modern anime is bad. There are always shows coming out that look interesting to me. But strong direction and production in an anime is nonetheless very important to me. Powerful visual storytelling is necessarily a must in a visual medium. I tend to dislike shows that have a lot of redundant exposition or that have dialogue to literally express things it could've simply shown and developed more nuance to it through some ambiguity.
I tend to not accept friend requests from people I've never talked to before. If you'd like to talk to me, you can reach me through my MAL private message box since my shout box is left to just friends. If I unfriend you, please don't take it personally. I use the recent friend updates list on my main page a lot, and if it becomes filled with the currently watching of people I don't talk to it becomes kind of pointless. If MAL just let you choose who you want to appear there, I wouldn't unfriend anyone. If we don't converse regularly, you might be removed, I'm sorry. If you'd like me to write for your website or something of the sort, you can ask me and I'll hear you out.