Critical to a fault. Lived in Tokyo for over two years, and fluently handicapped in Japanese. Former review moderator (2015 - 2017)
Interests include but are not limited to travel, linguistics, technology (PC hardware), midwest emo, and video games (particularly Smash and PC). I also used to be quite the visual novel and anime nerd back in the day, but alas, I have evolved into a grumpy boomer.
For my old guide on learning Japanese, please check out my MAL blog. I also often forget to reply to PMs and comments in a timely manner, so if I forget, you're welcome to remind me with another message. 日本語のメッセージ大歓迎。 I have watched every season of anime since 2008. If you're wondering why I seem cynical or hard to please, I believe there is your answer. If arbitrary scores offend you, I ask that you take your feelings elsewhere. Annoying messages/comments are likely to be ignored or deleted.
Thoughts: - In my search for a new game after Sekiro, I came across Code Vein which is essentially "anime Dark Souls". Extremely underrated, and perhaps the only anime-styled game I've even enjoyed in the past few years outside of Persona 5 and FF14.
- Undecided on whether there is even any anime this season worth watching or reviewing. Re:Zero 2 will be a given, and will probably be one of my last reviews alongside something else (Oyasumi Punpun?) So, perhaps December will be my last month on MAL before I move on to whatever's next in life.