(Profile is slowly being updated, so it's still messy.)
Hello, I'm Fang (that's my preferred internet alias), 22 years old, and currently
an aimless NEET who likes wasting all their time trying to absorb as much
media as possible. You can use whatever pronouns you like for me. I'm primarily
an anime watcher and very occasional manga reader (mostly short yaoi manga
because that's all I have the patience for). The only reason I'd pick up a long running
manga is if I loved the anime a whole lot, but it never finish adapting its source material
and/or it was different enough from its source that it piqued my curiosity.
As for anime - which I rather enjoy obsessively tracking using this site - I'm
generally pretty picky about what I watch, but I definitely plan on getting to all the classic,
oft recommended shows and whatever appeals to me in general. I jokingly call
myself an elitist because my tastes frequently seem to align with that of elitists, but I
think I'm much less snobby and nicer than they are ...except maybe to people who think
SAO is any good. More than that, I think I qualify as a hipster because I like more obscure/"arsty"
Dropping anime is out of the question because uh, idk it drives me nuts, so if I start a
shitty anime I'm stuck until I've at least completed the season. But as you can see, I prefer to
watch anime that I anticipate I will like. That is why my average is so high and will most likely
always remain above a 7. Although as I watch more anime, my average will probably drop a little
because of my ever changing standards and willingness to try seasonal anime before they get
proper reviews (...which is often a bit of a mixed bag, despite me picking to the best of my liking).
Regarding how I rate things, I want to say that I put the full scale to use, but I can't say I am
completely objective... whatever that means. Bias is inherent and immutable when it comes to
rating art and wholly "objective" ratings are kind of meaningless, imo. However, that doesn't mean
I believe there aren't standards and that ~all art is (completely, 100%) subjective~. There are
aspects of anime (mainly on the technical side, as with most visual mediums) that are more
objective as much as there are aspects of anime that are more subjective (like characters and
I do my best to balance out my score by taking everything that I possibly can into
account: story, characters, direction, sound design, soundtrack, voice acting, animation,
cinematography, art style, and enjoyment. Note that this also includes things I personally
value or like. Yes, that means anime can (and often do) get points off making me
uncomfortable. Many of them have gotten get higher scores if they manage to make
me cry, and some of them got to my shallow side and I gave them a higher rating than
they deserve just because they appeal to my base desires.
All of this being said, you will find my ratings most helpful if your taste matches up
with mine (check the " shared" link on the side). Most importantly, I think MAL's 10
point scale is too limited for my liking. Please check out my Official Ratings, where I often
make precise adjustments.
TOP 25 ANIME (TV)
(in no particular order / entries very unlikely to change)
(in approximate but not exact order / entries occasionally subject to change)
This list is ordered based on personal preference more than numerical rating. All of the art is either official art downloaded from minitokyo or is a screen cap.
TOP 10 ANIME (MOVIES)
(coming eventually) FAVORITE SEASONALS
(coming eventually) TOP 10 OPENINGS
(coming eventually) FAVORITE SEIYUU