Hey everyone, welcome to my little space on the internet. Although, I'm not very good at talking about myself without somebody asking questions, so I'd rather let my conversations and actions speak for themselves. Needless to say, I'm just a dude who is passionate about anime. I don't exactly have many people to talk to about these things, as it has always been a solitary activity for me. Recently, I've decided that I don't want that to be the case anymore, and that I want to enjoy my hobbies with people who feel the same way about them. So I've opened up my profile in order to branch out and find some people to chat with. Feel free to drop me a line anytime, even just to say hi. =)
Mind you, I probably won't follow this all the time, it's just the general idea behind my thought process. Nothing is set in stone, so there will be exceptions here and there. When I finish something, the first and most important thing I ask myself is "Did I like it?" and after that it's just a matter of how much I liked it and why. I do make an effort to try to separate things as I see fit, based on my perception of their quality, but I see no reason to divorce my emotions when I assess something. At any rate, there really isn't a right or wrong. It's not my intention to tell you what's good and bad either. That's a journey of discovery for you to make. I'm simply using this space to record the results of my own journey through anime & manga. To give a better idea of the kind of person I am.
10/10 - There is no perfect anime, but these masterpieces are about as close as I'm going to get. There is very little difference between my 9's and 10's, aside from my own personal bias towards the 10's. Therefore, these are the ones that had the most profound effect on me. They are the ones that almost make me want to forget about them, just so I can fall in love with them all over again, yet they are unforgettable in every sense of the word.
9/10 - These are some of the best I've seen in the world of anime. The kind of show that is firing on all cylinders. The intriguing story, lovable cast of characters, gorgeous visuals and fitting soundtrack all came together to create something truly awesome. A wholly satisfying and enjoyable experience that resonated very strongly with me. While there may have been some minor flaws here and there, they weren't enough to do any real harm in my view.
8/10 - Solid shows with exceptional qualities that pulled them above the rest. They do some things very well, but other things maybe not so much. Despite any personal problems I had, I still have a certain fondness for these. Very influential and had a lasting impact on me long after my initial viewing.
7/10 - Just a good show. Solid effort. While there may be noticeable room for improvement, it is still entertaining and/or thought provoking and a worthwhile watch.
6/10 - Decent. Nice potential, but felt a bit lacking in several areas. Had enough going for it to keep it from being average, if only in terms of entertainment value. I liked these and have a positive opinion of them, but it seemed like they could have been a lot better.
5/10 - My average. This is pretty much the minimal rating that I will give to something that I was able to enjoy to some extent, while also not having strong feelings about it one way or the other. Maybe they had some issues that I couldn't reconcile. Wouldn't necessarily come back to them unless I was bored. Some of these might be things that I loved years ago, but don't exactly feel the same way about anymore.
4/10 - This is where the bad starts to creep in for me. The negatives outweigh the positives. However, I don't necessarily regret them, as it's good to have some perspective.
3/10 - It sucked. These are the ones that left a bad taste in my mouth. Bad story, bad characters, just a bad time overall, but maybe they had one positive thing to take from it.
2/10 - Pointless waste of time. I regret watching these, as there's no redeeming value, aside from maybe pointing and laughing at how awful it is.
1/10 - Garbage.
In no special order:
- Openings -
1. "Duvet" - Serial Experiments Lain
2. "Inner Light" - Hajime no Ippo
3. "Nantokanare" - Touhai Densetsu Akagi
4. "Tank!" - Cowboy Bebop
5. "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" - Evangelion
6. "Battlecry" - Samurai Champloo
7. "Inner Universe" - Ghost in the Shell: SAC
8. "Sorairo Days" - Gurren Lagann
9. "Naraku no Hana" - Higurashi
10. "Jun" - Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
- Endings - (work in progress, while I try to remember more)
1. "Alumina" - Death Note
2. "Shiki No Uta" - Samurai Champloo
3. "STYX HELIX" - Re:Zero
4. "Yume no Tamago" - RahXephon
5. "Music is My Thing" - Hikaru no Go
6. "The Beautiful World" - Kino no Tabi