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"See with eyes unclouded by hate. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.” - Ashitaka (basically what I try to do when judging a show but constantly fail at cause it always get personal somehow).
Favorite animes shows when it comes to visuals (updated at times)
Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Outstanding camera work and fight choreography. The peak of the quality is in my opinion the Female Titan Annihilation arc.
Kimi no Na Wa
Incredibly high and consistent animation quality, sceneries definitely more than beautiful, it's not even possible to explain with words. When looking at the visuals, I'd say it's at least at the same level as Ghibli's masterpieces, but it's difficult to say since it's 2 different styles. Kimi no Na Wa is immersively realistic, Ghibli animation is more immersive, impressionist realism; I love both tho.
Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
This movie shows how good Ghibli animation can look like. Visuals alone are enough to call it a masterpiece. Go watch it if you haven't already.
Another great work of Miyazaki. I just hope he doesn't kick the bucket soon.
Nice movie, amazing visuals.
Lives up to its director's name, confirms its studio's superiority over most of the anime industry.
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
Consistently great-looking, fluid and realistic animation. The art creates a really beautiful atmosphere.
Ughh my heart
Favorite Tokyo Ghoul/Tokyo Ghoul:re manga panels/pages
Favorite One Piece panels/pages (updated at times)
Favorite Attack on Titan panels/pages (updated at times)
Favorite Berserk panels/pages (updated as I read it)
Favorite non-anime show:
Favorite soundtrack album:
How I rate animes and mangas generally speaking (obviously this is my subjective view on how good an anime needs to be, no need to agree):
10/10: Masterpiece. Of course not perfect and completely devoid of plot holes and incompletenesses, as long as they are minor. Coherent story, realism, immersive (or at least well-done) art, "human" characters and at least 1 morally complex and/or ambiguos character. High animation quality and good choreography (in other words well-comined sound effects and movements). Stunning soundtrack that creates a fitting atmosphere. The events taking place and soundtrack/sound effects needs to go like peanut butter and jelly. No "pure" CGI, rare combination of traditional animation and CG allowed.
9 -> 8/10: Great. The plot still is compelling and has a clear common thread. Character development (enriches the story only if realistically gradual and well-executed) is not necessary as long as the characters are round, for example a character need to react and act differently differently depending on the situation like human would do and show different sides of their personality. Fluid animation and good (not necessary godlike) fitting soundtrack is a must. The show has to create some kind of atmosphere that isn't too drastically changed over the story.
7 -> 6/10: Fine -> Good. The story, soundtrack and the characters need to arouse a minimum of interest in the viewer. Producers need to know the definition of decent choreography. Visuals musn't be amazing and animation not contantly fluid but massive CGI use still not acceptable (if the studio has not enough budget it just need to avoid a too ambitious project).
5/10: Average. The bad and good aspects of the show/manga are in perfect balance, as all things should be. Jokes apart, an average show doesn't need to elicit interest nor strong emotion but I don't hate it or find it too annoying.
4 -> 1/10: Bad -> appaling. There's not really much to say, 1 -> 4 ratings just talk about to which extent the anime/manga is bad. Basically how few of the fundamental factors above are fulfilled.
My favorite anime soundtrack composers and the album where they composed either all or the majority of the tracks (I'm writing them here also since they don't all fit in the favorite people section):
Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill)
Takagi Masakatsu (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki)
Joe Hisaishi (all of Ghibli's films)
Senju Akira (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Yoshihisa Hirano (Death Note and Hunter x Hunter)
Hideki Taniuchi (Death Note)
Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul)
Takashi Abo (Steins;Gate)
Murakami Jun (Steins;Gate)
Kouhei Tanaka (One Piece)
Shiro Hamaguchi (One Piece)
I've been playing piano for 7 years, so piano pieces are the only ones I can safely talk about, but from an entirely subjective perspective the soundtracks above are seriously good. The only non-anime soundtrack I can think of that gave to me the same impact is the Breaking Bad original sountrack, and that says a lot. I personally find the soundtracks more important than the OPs and EDs as they enriches the show directly during the events themselves.
Thanks for reading, pardon if there are grammatical/orthographic errors (in my reviews as well), I'm not a native speaker.
As I said before, I accept any friends requests, recommendation and criticism, as long as contructive. Thank you again, have a nice day :)