〉 Started watching anime regularly since 2012, seasonally since 2014; now on occasion. Apparently my favourite era of anime is circa late 90s-early 00s despite the timeline. I'm fond of the popular aesthetics, designs, themes, and comedy during that time.
〉 Why i watch anime: animation is used to its potential - it tells stories not possible in any other medium; far-reaching ideas and concepts are realised with even more clarity, nuance and dimension; and is depicted in a wide variety of ways; plus the artistry can be off the charts
〉 I used to do ratings. I still do. But I used to, too.
〉 Filters i use to watch anime: premise/synopsis, art style, character design, director, overall aesthetic, music composer
〉 Judging a show: direction over plot, consistency, how characters are handled, how the setting is used, conclusion, rewatch value
*My favourite Ghibli film as of the moment. The grounded nature and realism, and the focus on the more quiet, seemingly small but pivotal moments in everyday life, made for some of the most powerful imagery in any medium.