Hey there. My name is Zach. I have been watching anime regularly since I decided to watch Death Note on August 24th, 2013. The first anime I saw in my post Pokemon/Yu-Gi-Oh/DBZ childhood days was Bleach back in 2010, after I saw it on Adult Swim and it got me interested enough to go and watch all that was available at that time online. After that I didn't really watch much anime until I started watching Cowboy Bebop sometime in the summer of 2012, and then going and watching all Highschool of the Dead as my first completed anime. Sometime after that in the summer of 2013 I played the Corpse Party video game and was turned in the direction of the anime 'adaptation' Corpse Party: Tortured Souls and was promptly scarred for life, not because of the gore, but because it's the worst anime I've ever seen. Then I watched all of Manyuu Hikenchou and Death Note in August of that year and have since been watching anime (almost) every day. That's the long and overly drawn out introduction to how I got where I am today. In terms of reading manga, I don't do it much. I read a manga for the first time on August 7th 2015, when I started and later finished Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. Since then I haven't read much.
What my ratings mean.
Everything I rate on MY LIST is rated strictly for enjoyment. In reviews I try to rate things a bit more objectively (But I don't write a ton of reviews so you'll only really see my in the moment thoughts on whether or not a liked a show written in the tags). I judge the anime I see almost exclusively on its characters and storytelling. Animation and sound are less important to me. Everything I give a 10 to on my list I consider a personal favorite that I was able to enjoy to the fullest extent. With so many favorites it leaves my favorites list to only hold the shows that impacted me the most in Bleach and Haruhi, despite stuff like Clannad, Black Lagoon, Eureka Seven, Gosick etc. not being all that far behind, and almost just as important to me. On my list, I'll put some of my also thoughts on the anime in the tags box. I am very lenient person. I like the majority of anime I watch and I try to generally be positive towards most things, but what can I say, I'm a cynical bastard at heart. I've found it harder to enjoy anime if they're poorly written. My opinion on anime has changed drastically ever since I first started. So you may find a lot of the things I say very hypocritical if you then go and see my list and see that I've given things like OreImo a 10... We all started somewhere. We all enjoyed shit shows at one point in time. That part of me is near gone. I'm much more coherent now for the most part. Though I'll admit that I'll still enjoy some trash shows from time to time.
Some of my favorite things.
#1 Anime Series: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
#1 Anime Film: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
Female Character: Haruhi Suzumiya
Male Character: Kyon
Archetype: Tsundere, Genki, Tomboy
Soundtracks: Cowboy Bebop, Eureka Seven, Code Geass, GitS: SAC, Zankyou no Terror, Bleach, Mawaru Penguindrum, Everything done by KEY
Genres: Slice of Life, Coming of Age, Iyashikei, Romance, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller, Good Drama, Urban Fantasy
Animation Studios: Kyoto Animation, Madhouse, Production I.G, Studio Rikka, Brains Base
Directors: Mamoru Hosoda, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Kenji Nakamura, Shin Oonuma, Kunihiko Ikuhara
Musical Composers: Jun Maeda, Yoko Kanno, Shiro Sagisu
Male Voice Actors (Jap): Hiroshi Kamiya, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukiyama, Yuuichi Nakamura, Yuto Nakano
Female Voice Actors (Jap): Rie Kugimiya, Minori Chihara, Aoi Yuuki, Ayana Taketatsu, Ai Kayano, Kana Asumi, Ayako Kawasumi, Yui Horie
Male Voice Actors (Eng. Dub): Crispin Freeman, Liam O'Brien, Johnny Yong Bosch, David Wald, Jason Liebrecht, Greg Ayres
Female Voice Actors (Eng. Dub): Wendee Lee, Kari Wahlgren, Trina Nishimura, Luci Christian, Emily Neves, Brina Palencia, Hilary Haag
Japanese Musical Artists: supercell, Nagi Yanagi, la la larks/School Food Punishment, nano.RIPE, Nano, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Nirgilis, Masumi Ito
Dub or Sub?: I like dubs a lot but I'll watch both.
Series I've rewatched.
Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Clannad, FLCL, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Hellsing Ultimate, Eden of the East, ef: A Tale of Memories, Toradora, Gosick, Guilty Crown, Mawaru Penguindrum, Now and Then Here and There, OreGairu, Fate/Zero, Little Busters, Kobato, Non Non Biyori, Acchi Kocchi, Nodame Cantabile, The Tatami Galaxy, Steins;Gate, Texhnolyze, Monogatari, Beck, Uchouten Kazoku, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
I hate anime more and more each day.
But nothing is worse than the fans, you're all insufferable, every last one of you.
Talk to me if you feel like it. But really don't.
1st Anime Series: Bleach (Sometime in the summer of 2010)
1st Completed Anime: Highschool of the Dead
10th Anime Series: Angel Beats!
50th Anime Series: Hanasaku Iroha
100th Anime Series: True Tears
150th Anime Series: Tari Tari
200th Anime Series: Canaan
250th Anime Series: Uchouten Kazoku
300th Anime Series: Haruchika