There aren't many things i take care of. The aspects
which i consider to be the most important are ..
- a overall plotline which develops over the course
- how strong the story affected me afterwards
- how strong the characters are effected by the story events
- and how well the main elements are executed ..
• when its primarily a comedy anime, how funny was it to me
• when it's a slice of life/romance anime, how well written are the characters
and their dynamic to really sympathize with them
• when it's a deep psychologiacal thriller, how stong did it affect me
and/or how much do i feel invested in this ect.
It hasn't to be deep to be a masterpiece. At least for me. But when a show tackles specific topics,
i expect that these particular theme is treated thoroughly.
about yt links in my tags
i do add yt links to my "Tags" ... sometimes. It can be because the linked video made me love or appreciate the anime i watched on a different level, gave me a certain feeling i subconsciously connect with that specific show or because i notice that the beat might be sampled from an OST of said animu. It can be everything and often applies to shows i watched a long time ago. Either way, these songs/amv's/videos always do improve my experience with these shows after i watched them and often made me even consider to rewatch them and change the score afterwards .. it's strange, just don't question it.
Edit: The same goes for manga - so when i connect a certain song
with a manga, or a mmv makes me wanna re-read something, i link it as well.
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best ones ❤
fav anime movies
• What is a 10 for me
Basically when i really like something -> it's already a 9
and every 9 i give is a potential 10 for me.
A 10 just grows on me the more i immerse myself in it's
It's more about the everlasting impact it has on me.
Most of the time a "10" requires multiple watches
and expresses itself in 2 ways for me:
"the Flawless"( the made for me )
I can't really say anything negative about those ( maybe really really minor things).
I get easily immersed in those and i see the appeal right from the get go.
It's mainly about my personal biases and preferences in storytelling and who i am.
- Prison School (Anime)
- Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (OVA) - Zima Blue (Short film) - Breaking Bad
"the personal fav's"( the grow on me )
Those have a more personal impact on me and
grow on me over time.
Ofc i can enjoy them in the moment but as i grow older and make
new experiences it is THESE kind of stories which come to my mind again.
Usually, the characters and themes* are presented in a painfully relatable way for me,
these works brighten my day and fill me with joy** or hype,
or i grow*** with these works in one way or another (nostalgia bonus)
- Oyasumi Punpun / DDLC Plus Side Stories (Game)*
- Attack on Titan (Manga) (pre ch. 135) / Death Note (Anime)**
- South Park***
Hunter x Hunter is a bit of a mixed bag bc there are way too many
reasons why i am so inlove with this anime.
There may be reasons which i am not even aware of and not able to
I loved it from the get go and the more that i think about it, the more i fall
for it. It is the story for me and has been a big part of my life for a decent amount of time.
It simply is my favorite piece of art.
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Of course, nothing is perfect, but those are perfect for me and you
usually don't measure the things you like by their flaws,
but rather on how they impacted you as a person.
It isn't uncommon that i apply ideas from these works into my own
philosophy and let them shape my taste and push the boundaries of
what i thought stories are capable of.
Analyzing the approach of the author on how they decided to convey
their message and learning something about them in the process is also very fun.
In the end, art is made by people and i really love how it can
connect people. You can see a bit of the artist in every piece that they made.
Stories have been told about everything, but the approach of
each artist is where their individuality shines and makes a change.
This all sounds very pragmatic and calculative, but im just trying
to make sense of how i feel.
And ofc these 2 "ways" of seeing a 10 aren't exclusive but rather
complementary to each other. I mean, there is a reason why i give them a 10 in the first place.
The personals are flawless in their own right and the flawless cover my personal preferences.
I just often find myself leaning towards one over the other when reflecting on a movie/anime/manga... ect.
• favorite fights
• favorite arc's
• favorite cast's
• favorite character designs
• favorite protagonists
Guts || Kenshin || Yaguchi || Yusuke || Kaiji
these 5 are my favorite protagonists
i love them all for different resasons and it's hard for me to rank them individually
there are a lot of fantastic characters which happen to be the
focal point of there respective narrative.. but my favorite protagonists
are those who embody what the story truly means to me
--> yusuke and odokawa may be exceptions
but they are great so whatever
• favorite antagonist's
First off, i differentiate between villains and antagonists.
An antagonist is the foil to the main character.
I'm primarily interested in their dynamic in relation to the story
and how their own narratives parallel and contrasts each other.
Griffith is by far the best example and covers everything i love in an antagonist
while also adding another layer which i haven't seen many other antagonists do.
Having a personal relationship the the mc (or a backstory)
and adding personal stakes.
It isn't necessarily mandatory but seeing 2 characters who shared a bond
turning enemies due to forming oppsing ideologies or just circumstances
outside their control makes it a lot more interesting and adds another layer
in their dynamic.
Ofc it is also important how much i enjoy their screentime
and how well they can carry the story on their own
without relying on the aforementioned dynamic.