Hi! I'm Tin, also known online as ShadowMonkey, oni_no_onii_chan and....Radioactive...C*nt-*AKHEM* Anyways I've been watching anime and playing Japanese games ever since I was a little donkleberry, but it was around the age of 10 that I started actively picking anime to watch and got myself into the community. 6 years later I'm pretty happy where I stand with my list and I think my taste has evolved quite a bit during my years of watching anime.
I'm open to any genre, but most of all I love very atmospheric sci-fi/fantasy stories that center themselves around worldbuilding.
I also like unusual "Who done it?" types of mystery stories, preferrably with a supernatural twist or sci-fi setting.
I adore bizarre psychological sh*t.
I am proud idol trash.
I tend to prefer complex dialogue (as long as it's not politics or war strategy talk) over flashy battles, but I like both.
I have a guilty pleasure for murder elimination/battle royale stories, no matter their quality or originality.
As for slice of life anime/manga, I mostly prefer deep seinen over iyashikei, but I love both. I like my slice of life stuff with both comedy and drama.
My type of comedy is absurd, over the top, random nonsense comedy. My favorite jokes are the ones that are delivered quickly and dry, but hit hard. Or ones that take a few seconds to hit. Also, I tend to laugh my ass off at stuff that isn't funny at all
Some of my favorite comedy anime are Osomatsu-san, KonoSuba, To Be Hero and Nichijou. But the funniest things I ever experienced are Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan and the Poputepipikku manga. Some examples of comedy from other media that I find really funny: Modern Family, Angry Video Game Nerd, Vinesauce Vinny, Vargskelethor Joel.
Not the biggest horror junkie, but when I do watch/read some it has to be cleverly written and psychologically challenging rather than just spooky for the heck of it. An example of my type of horror is Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu.
I'll take romance over hentai any day. I don't really like hentai stuff that much. Ecchi is fine but if it's just straight up hentai most of the time I won't be interested. Most of the time I'll rather just look at cuties rather than...you know, watch them getting...screeeeewed-OKAY MOVING ON THIS INTRODUCTION IS STARTING TO GO DOWN THE SH*TTER
Just a sleep-deprived, low maintenance, long haired guy with giant eyebags that spends way too much time playing video games, watching anime, reading manga and listening to music.
I'm a very analytical person and I'll spend hours on end just thinking about all kinds of stuff, especially my actions or actions of others. I try my best to keep my deep/smart/grown-up/whatever side to myself but more often than not people pick up on it sooner or later.
I'm generally shy and quiet at first but if I'm with the right people I can quickly become a clown who always tries his best to keep things lively.
I'm also really slow in getting used to/comfortable around new people, especially those around my age.
I'm also bad with crowds, especially crowds of guys since I'm more the "pusi boy" than the "alpha male" type so it's tough for me to follow conversations about sports and beer and porn and whatnot.
I daydream a lot. Maybe a bit too much. I daydream in class, while walking home, when I have to do homework and for hours before managing to fall asleep. So I guess my imagination can get in the way but I wouldn't give it away for anything.
I'm much more of an observer than a participator and I try to keep my obligations to a minimum so I can lead a peaceful, energy-saving life. School's enough for me, thanks.
I have no interest in gossip, sports, partying, alcohol or any of that stuff so most of the time I don't really get other kids my age.
It's also way easier for me to get along both with young kids and with adults than with my peers. I'm no psychiatrist but I think that's because of the fact that I'm more carefree/innocent-minded but also deeper and more grown-up than your average teenager if I do say so myself, so it's tough for me to find the balance of jokeyness and seriousness to interact with others my age, at least until I get used to them and they get used to me.
I see no logic in and no reason to judge people before I get to know them. I try to be on good terms with everyone as much as possible, even if I think somebody is not that great of a person because the last thing I want in my life is beef, and I don't care what people think about me or what happens to me as long as at the end of the day I can come home and do stuff I like to do without any worries. Plus when you're friends with everyone it can be really fun to watch arguments unfold from both sides
So yeah I'm the type of guy whose humor consists of mostly memes and who sees everything that happens in life as a reference to an anime, but sometimes I surprise myself with how good I can blend in with "normal" people when I really want to.
If I had to describe myself using a few anime characters I'd say: Koyomi Araragi, Yato, Oreki Hotaro and Shouta Aizawa
The reason why all the characters in my favorites are male is because I put characters that are in any way relatable to me there, if I started adding my waifus there wouldn't be a single male character believe me
Please consider that the reason I give such high scores is that I rate purely out of enjoyment and usually don't critically dissect anime and base my numerical score on that. That being said, I do have a critical mindset it's just that I'm not a very strict person. I start anime optimistically and try to stay that way for as long as I can throughout watching them. However, if an anime has problems (that bother me personally), I'll notice them. I use my scores exclusively as a means of getting across how much I liked the thing.
10 - genuinely enjoyed the whole anime/manga and there's nothing that bugged me with it (to be a 10 it also has to blow me away...either by just being really awesome or making me feel connected to it on a personal level) 9 - enjoyed it a lot, didn't necessarily have problems but it didn't blow me away either (my go-to score I usually give to the ones I really liked) 8 - liked it as a whole, but I either had more than a few problems with it that I didn't manage to forget/forgive by the end or it just simply wasn't captivating enough to get a 9 (I also tend to give 8s to shorts/chibi specials/picture dramas I liked) 7-5 - ehhh (more extreme versions of 8, leaning more on the unforgettable problems/less entertaining side than the "liked it" one) 4-1 - didn't like it
I write reviews only if I have something to say about every aspect of the anime/manga. I'll usually leave "mini-reviews" in the tags for anime/manga I don't write a review of.
Oh, and also, don't take my scores for things I'm currently watching/reading too seriously. I'll usually gather all my opinions after completing. My Favorite Stuff
Favorite anime: Durarara!!, Monogatari, Noragami, FLCL, Love Live! Favorite manga: One Piece, JoJo's Bizzare Adventure parts 4 and 7, Boku no Hero Academia, Solanin, Blame! Favorite anime/manga/light novel/music/whatever franchises: One Piece, Ghost in the Shell, Love Live!, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Kagerou Project, Touhou Favorite anime genres: sci-fi, fantasy, psychological, mystery, comedy, parody Favorite manga genres: slice of life, seinen, horror, psychological, adventure, comedy, parody Favorite mangaka/writers: Nisio Isin, Eiichiro Oda, Hirohiko Araki, Kohei Horikoshi, Kazuo Umezu, Inio Asano Favorite seiyuu: Hiroshi Kamiya, Daisuke Ono, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Saori Hayami, Kana Hanazawa, Maaya Sakamoto, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Sugita Tomokazu, Aoi Yuuki, Inase Minori, Ayane Sakura Favorite animation studios: Shaft, Trigger, Studio 3Hz, Kyoto Animation, Production I.G Ulitmate waifus: Yotsugi Ononoki (the ultimate life-form), Tsubasa Hanekawa (perfection), Kotori Minami (also perfection), Maki Nishikino, Mari Ohara (same birthdays=destiny <3), Motoko Kusanagi, Shinobu Oshino, Megumin, Jolyne Cujoh, Riko Sakurauchi, You Watanabe, Yoshiko Tsushima, Hanamaru Kunikida, Nozomi Tojo, Yui Yuigahama, Ochako Uraraka (also perfection), Ayase Aragaki, Eru Chitanda (also perfection), Tsubomi Kido, Chitoge Kirisaki, Kou Yagami, Celty Sturluson, Karen Araragi, Chihaya Kisaragi No homo husbandos: Joseph Joestar, Gyro Zeppeli, Koyomi Araragi, Shintaro Kisaragi, Kishibe Rohan, Jotaro Kujo, Dazai Osamu, Yato, Shuuya Kano, Rei Kiriyama, Guido Mista, Jean Pierre Polnareff, Robert E.O. Speedwagon....no homo I swear to Araki
Favorite video games: NieR: Automata, Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil, Ape Escape 3, Sonic Adventure DX, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Sonic Generations Favorite video game franchises: Sonic the Hedgehog (which is like my favorite thing ever), Ape Escape, Klonoa, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Rayman, Sly Cooper, Tekken, King of Fighters, Danganronpa, Kingdom Hearts, Uncharted, Skylanders Favorite video game genres: JRPG, fighting, platformer, visual novel, rhythm, puzzle Favorite video game console: PS2 forever Favorite video game director: Yoko Taro (sensei senpai god) Favorite video game companies: SNK, SEGA, Atlus, Platinum Games, Square Enix (I don't like SE as a company but I like the stuff they put out)
Favorite song: Complication by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D (Durarara!! OP2) Favorite bands: the pillows, Fear and loathing in Las Vegas, BUMP OF CHICKEN, Brian the Sun, UVERworld, Crush 40, nano.RIPE, System Of A Down, Green Day Favorite music genres: I don't have a select genre, in fact I try to be as diverse as possible, though most of the time it's J-rock, idol J-pop and random OSTs. I also have a thing for late 90s/early 2000s alternative rock, power ballad anime OPs (like Ai wo Torimodose, Ginga Densetsu WEED and stuff like that) and eurobeat. Favorite OSTs: FLCL, NieR:Automata, Re:Creators, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Danganronpa, Shiki, Tekken 4, Tekken Tag Tournament, Fairy Tail, Mousou Dairinin, Made in Abyss Favorite composers: Keiichi Okabe, Hiroyuki Sawano, Yoko Kanno, Yuki Hayashi, Shoji Meguro Favorite idols: µ's (especially Pile and Aya Uchida), Aqours (especially Aina Suzuki and Shuka Saito), Nagi Yanagi, ClariS, LiSA, MARiA Favorite utaite: Mafumafu, REOL, Amatsuki, Soraru, Gero Favorite...artists who are not idols: DAOKO, Kenshi Yonezu, Emi Evans, STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
Favorite OPs/EDs/insert songs of all time (no particular order):
FLCL ED "Ride on Shooting Star" by the pillows
Durarara!! OP 2 "Complication" by ROOKiEZ is Punk'd
Ao no Exorcist OP 1 "CORE PRIDE" by UVERworld
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku OP "Harumodoki" by Nagi Yanagi
Love Live! School Idol Project s2 ep9 insert song (although this might be the original before-anime version) "Snow Halation" by μ's
One Piece OP 8 "Crazy Rainbow" by Tackey & Tsubasa
One Piece OP 10 "We Are (ウィーアー! 〜10周年Ver.〜)" by TVXQ
One Piece OP 3 (Funimation dub ver.) "Hikari e" by Vic Mignona (original by Babystars)
Danganronpa The Animation ED "Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku" by suzumu feat. soraru
Durarara!!x2 Ketsu ED "Joker ni Yoroshiku" by PENGUIN RESEARCH
3-gatsu no Lion OP 1 "Answer" by BUMP OF CHICKEN
3-gatsu no Lion ED 1 "Fighter" by BUMP OF CHICKEN
Mousou Dairinin ED "Shiroi Oka - Maromi no Theme" by Susumu Hirasawa
Dimension W OP "Genesis" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex OP "Inner Universe" by Origa
Hyouka OP 1 "Yasashisa no Riyuu" by ChouCho
Hyouka OP 2 "Mikansei Stride" by Saori Kodama
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV) OP 2 "BLOODY STREAM" by Coda
Bakemonogatari ED "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" by supercell ft. Nagi Yanagi
Nisemonogatari ED "Naisho no Hanashi" by ClariS
Nisemonogatari OP 2 "marshmallow justice" by Karen Araragi (Eri Kitamura)
Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini OP "Tsukiakari no Michishirube" by Stereopony
Love Live! School Idol Project ep1 insert song "Aishiteru Banzai! (Maki piano ver.)" by Maki Nishikino (Pile)
Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider OP "talking" by KANA-BOON
Re:Creators ED 2 "Rubikon" by Sangatsu no Phantasia
Occultic;Nine OP "Seisuu 3 no Nijou" by Kanako Itou
Noragami ED "Heart Realize" by Tia
Noragami Aragoto ED "Nirvana" by Tia
The iDOLM@STER ep 20 insert song & ED 19 "Yakusoku" by Chihaya Kisaragi, Haruka Amami, Miki Hoshii, Yayoi Takatsuki, Yukiho Hagiwara, Makoto Kikuchi, Ami Futami, Mami Futami, Iori Minase, Azusa Miura, Takane Shijou and Hibiki Ganaha
Princess Principal OP "The Other Side of the Wall" by Void_Chords feat.MARU
Hunter x Hunter (1999) OP "Ohayou" by Keno
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk OP "Brand-new World" by Shiena Nishizawa
Little Witch Academia OP 2 "MIND CONDUCTOR" by YURiKA
Hellsing OP "Logos Naki World" by Yasushi Ishii
Death Note ED 2 "Zetsubō Billy" by Maximum the Hormone
Hokuto no Ken OP 1 "Ai wo Torimodose!!" by Crystal King
Favorite OST tracks of all time (no particular order):
Durarara!! OST "Waraeru Hodo Hikyō na Yatsu (He’s Such a Coward that He Can't Laugh)" by Makoto Yoshimori
FLCL OST "Carnival" by the pillows
Made in Abyss OST "Tomorrow" by Kevin Penkin
Nisemonogatari OST "Imitation" by Satoru Koseki
Boku no Hero Academia OST "You Say Run" by Yuki Hayashi
not on youtube atm
Re:Creators OST "Brave The Ocean MODv" by Hiroyuki Sawano
Durarara!! OST "Akogare no Hi Nichijō (The Sought-after Extraordinary)" by Makoto Yoshimori
FLCL OST "Blues Drive Monster" by the pillows
FLCL OST "PATRICIA" by the pillows
Kill la Kill OST "Blumenkranz" by Hiroyuki Sawano
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex OST "Spotter" by Yoko Kanno
Shiki OST "Epitaph" by Yasuharu Takanashi
Hellsing OST "Left Foot Trapped In A Sensual Seduction" by Yasushi Ishii
One Punch Man OST "Seigi Shikkou" by Makoto Miyazaki
FLCL OST "Crazy Sunshine" by the pillows
Ao no Exorcist OST "Me and Creed" by Hiroyuki Sawano
Boku no Hero Academia OST "Hero A" by Yuki Hayashi
Noragami OST "Noratan (Wild speech)" by Taku Iwasaki
Made in Abyss OST "Hanazeve Caradhina" by Kevin Penkin
FLCL OST "Beautiful Morning With You" by the pillows
FLCL OST "Hybrid Rainbow" by the pillows
Fairy Tail OST "Main Theme" by Yasuharu Takanashi
Death Note OST "L's Theme" by Yoshihisa Hirano/Hideki Taniuchi
Re:Creators OST "God of Ink MODv" by Hiroyuki Sawano
NieR:Automata OST "City Ruins (Dynamic)" by Keiichi Okabe
NieR:Automata OST "Amusement Park (Dynamic)" by Keiichi Okabe
NieR:Automata OST "Vague Hope/Cold Rain" by Keiichi Okabe
NieR:Automata OST "Kainé [Salvation]" by Keiichi Okabe
NieR:Automata OST "Weight of the World (Japanese)" by Keiichi Okabe (vocals Nami Takagawa)
NieR:Automata OST "Weight of the World (English)" by Keiichi Okabe (vocals J'Nique Nicole)
Sonic Unleashed OST "Windmill Isle (Day)" by Tomoya Ohtani
Sonic Unleashed OST "Apotos (Night)" by Fumie Kumatani
Sonic Unleashed OST "Spagonia (Day)" by Kenichi Tokoi
Sonic Unleashed OST "Dragon Road (Day)" by Kenichi Tokoi
Sonic Unleashed OST "The World Adventure" by Tomoya Ohtani
Ape Escape 3 OST "Midnight Bay" by Soichi Terada
Ape Escape 3 OST "Seaside Resort" by Soichi Terada
Ape Escape 3 OST "Super Monkey" by Soichi Terada
Sonic Generations OST "Green Hill (Classic)" by Masato Nakamura
Sonic Generations OST "Vs. Metal Sonic (Stardust Speedway Bad Future JP)" by Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Generations OST "Run Through the Speed Highway - Cash Cash RMX" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Generations OST "Escape from the City - Cash Cash RMX" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Generations OST "Rooftop Run (Modern)" by Tomoya Ohtani
Sonic Adventure DX OST "Theme of E-102r" by Fumie Kumatani
Sonic Adventure DX OST "Windy and Ripply for Emerald Coast" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure DX OST "Run through the Speed Highway for Speed Highway" by Jun Senoue & Fumie Kumatani
Sonic Adventure DX OST "Tornado for Windy Valley" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure DX OST "Fakery Way for Twinkle Park" by Fumie Kumatani (the recent Sonic Gather Battle DRM fiasco reminded me of how damn spooky this track is)
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "Escape From The City ...for City Escape" by Jun Senoue (vocals Tony Harnell, Ted Poley)
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "That's The Way I Like It ...for Metal Harbor" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "This Way Out ...for Prison Lane" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup ...for Pumpkin Hill" by Hunnid-P
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "Space Trip Steps ...for Meteor Herd" by Hunnid-P
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "Rythm & Balance ...for White Jungle" by Everett Bradley
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "Bright Sound ...for Dry Lagoon" by Fumie Kumatani (vocals Tabitha Fair)
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "I'm a Spy ...for Security Hall" by Fumie Kumatani (vocals Tabitha Fair)
Sonic Adventure 2 OST "Supporting Me ...for Biolizard" by Everett Bradley
Tekken 4 OST "Touch and Go"
Tekken 4 OST "Kitsch"
Tekken 4 OST "Hex"
Sonic Heroes OST "STAGE 01: SEASIDE HILL" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Heroes OST "STAGE 04: POWER PLANT" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Heroes OST "STAGE 05: CASINO PARK" by Jun Senoue
Sonic Heroes OST "STAGE 12: MYSTIC MANSION" by Jun Senoue
Tekken Tag Tournament OST "Staff Roll"
Tekken Tag Tournament OST "Yoshimitsu"
Tekken Tag Tournament OST "Xiaoyu"
Sonic Forces OST "Lost Valley" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Forces OST "Fighting Onward - Space Port" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Forces OST "Ghost Town" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Forces OST "Infinite Battle" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Forces OST "Faded Hills - Green Hill" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Forces OST "Virtual Enemies - Capital City" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Forces OST "Network Terminal" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Forces OST "Metropolitan Highway" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya
Sonic Forces OST "Fist Bump ...for Null Space" by Douglas Robb (Hoobastank)
Sonic Forces OST "Fading World - Imperial Tower" by Tomoya Ohtani/Naofumi Hataya (vocal Madeleine Wood)
Persona 5 OST "Blooming Villain" by Shoji Meguro
Persona 5 OST "Life Will Change" by Shoji Meguro (vocals Lyn Inaizumi)
Persona 5 OST "Beneath the Mask" by Shoji Meguro (vocals Lyn Inaizumi)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 OST "Chemical Plant Zone" by Masato Nakamura
Crash of the Titans OST "Turf's Up" by Marc Baril
Best anime of 2017 (no sequels, no particular order after first):
I know Kubikiri Cycle started in 2016 but most of it happened/it got real in 2017 so I consider it a 2017 anime so shut your eathole
Best anime of 2016 (no sequels, no particular order after first):
Game(s) I'm currently playing:
Not the greatest thing ever in terms of techincal stuff but the presentation and story are awesome and the game serves as a great extension to the anime
Things I adore:
-the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise
-things from the early 2000s that remind me of my childhood (like for example those weird DDR-type songs that were always used for knockoff toys, theme parks and arcade machines)
-people who don't get in your face
-fighting games & chill
-thinking about stuff
-getting lost in other worlds, whether it be through games, anime, manga or music
Things I can't stand:
-sites/apps that crop your profile picture into a goddamn circle of all shapes
-remakes that have the same title as the original
-the western gaming industry and its shitty methods
-ideological blindness, mass ignorance and sticking to popular opinion without experiencing or even researching the object of discussion
-phones and the way they clog themselves up so damn quickly
-growing up and how things that used to be thrilling are less and less fun and exciting every year while the world becomes crappier and crappier
-anything sticky, wet, greasy or warm...hence why I like winter and ACs so much
-people who pose as good persons but are actually poopy crappy doodoo kakadookies
-time trials in platformers
Now that you know stuff about me...probably way more than necessary, don't hesitate to add me. I accept all requests, even if you're a spambot.
But if you ever try to do anything bad to me, Yotsugi-chan will come, squash you and protecc her onii-chan...yay. Those are her words not mine