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Weeb Lawyer | University of Toronto // McMaster

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How I Rate Anime:
Almost all of my dropped anime were entries that sat around my list for over 3 months. My enthusiasm to watch an anime and how much I look forward to each episode proxies its ultimate score.

10 (Masterpiece): The paramount of its respective genre. Highly entertaining, achieved an emotional impact, and left me at a loss after it ended. Masterpieces often have some sort of re-watch value – something that I'd never consider after finishing a great game or novel.

9 (Brilliant): Might not have had the emotional impact of a "masterpiece", but still cream of the crop. I'd unhesitatingly recommend this to anyone. Leaves a lasting impression, with few faults and a near-perfect score on all sub-categories of review criteria. Most importantly, I watched anime rated 9+ in more or less a single sitting; I felt a sense of urgency to watch each episode.

8 (Very Good): Something that makes no wrong turns, but doesn't do anything extraordinary to completely draw me in. I still really enjoyed watching it; the anime was original and solid all around. Although I often rate anime 8+, I wouldn't even consider watching something if I didn't think it would achieve this rating. One of the easiest ways I rate an 8+ anime is whether I'm excited to pick up its sequel. Highly recommendable to others.

7 (Good): Solid, but with a few noteworthy faults. May have been superb production-wise, but was a bit sloppy in its execution or just missing out in terms of personal enjoyment. Might also have flopped its climax or ending, or had a few bad episodes. Still worth the time to watch though. I'd recommend a "7" to those looking for something above-average, but I'd consider the viewer's tastes first.

6 (Meh): Somehow, despite its immense amount of flaws, I begrudgingly continued watching and hoped for improvement. Since I never pick up an anime unless I know I'll likely enjoy it, most anime I rated "6" had a fantastic hook but ultimately failed to deliver.

5 (Average): Might not have been terrible, but it failed to leave any impressionable qualities. This is the threshold at which I'd most likely drop an anime.

4 (Bad): I likely dropped this show after a few episodes. Its negative qualities easily outweighed its positive qualities. Since I'm picky about what I choose to watch, shows that are <= "4" are difficult to come by. It was probably even disliked by MAL as well.

3 (Awful): This show is why people have awful misconceptions of anime. Very few, if any, redeeming qualities. Not just bad; infuriating to watch. Probably dropped after a single episode.

1 & 2 (Dogsh**): Troll anime. Likely intentionally made to be bad.


How I Rate Short Animations
Shorts are based on a different rating. I value shorts that accomplish a ton in little time.

9 - 10: Think of the first 10 minutes of "Up". Delivered a profound, emotionally impactful message, or left me craving more.

8: Stellar story-telling; left a lasting impression. Definitely worth spending ~ 20 minutes of your time for. OVAs of my favourite series, although they may not be inherently deep, would still be entertaining enough to fall under this category as well.

6 - 7: Still worth the little time I spent on them, but didn't really leave a big impact. Tech demos or visually striking concept pieces might fall in this range. Anime "special episodes" that weren't too special would probably receive a back-handed "5" or "6" as well.

5 or less: Mediocre and laborious to watch. Neither eye-candy nor thought-provoking.

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Statistics

Anime Stats
Days: 84.6
Mean Score: 7.21
  • Total Entries454
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes5,021
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man
Dec 3, 8:53 PM
Watching 8/12 · Scored -
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo
Nov 24, 6:49 AM
Watching 5/? · Scored -
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie
Nov 22, 6:47 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 17.0
Mean Score: 7.54
  • Total Entries122
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,600
  • Volumes269
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Berserk
Berserk
Oct 24, 7:50 PM
Reading 322/? · Scored 10
Solo Leveling
Solo Leveling
Sep 1, 4:22 PM
Dropped 27/180 · Scored 6
Kingdom
Kingdom
Mar 12, 9:21 AM
Reading 381/? · Scored -

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reticentx May 27, 2021 2:51 AM
Your review on Kotonoha no Niwa was really good
TAKO_DRIP Apr 17, 2021 11:38 AM
I dont really read reviews, especially "long" ones, but your review on Garden of wards was really good
Wjanthony5 Feb 10, 2020 12:01 AM
you have hinamatsuri twice on your list of must watch anime

If you put it there twice on purpose i respect it
otamegane71 Dec 15, 2016 7:26 PM
I relate to that on a spiritual level. Hahaha. It must have been when I first watched AnoHana that I started really appreciating animes and mangas with coming-of-age themes/genre. The way these works bring the viewer to feel a similar experience while venturing/growing with the characters in the story, I think that's uniquely vital for every work there are (plus points to those tragic developments as you mentioned where characters from utter rubble with tragic backgrounds are slowly brought to their newly found and personal bliss). I've been meaning to read Oyasumi Punpun as well, and I sure hope I can enjoy it as much as you did! I'll be sure to let you know as well!

Oh, I see. I just tried checking their respective synopses, they do sound like they come from something similar. I'll probably read these ones first because they're a lot shorter than Oyasumi Punpun (I seriously curse my short attention span). Thank you so much for these recommendations, man! I really appreciate it!

Right? Right? In my case though, it has only been several months since; but, you've been looking for it since around 2012 so I can only imagine. Haha. Glad you eventually found mangas that share similar overall enjoyment. I only ever reached the top two recommendations written below on Onani Master Kurosawa's page though. The first one was Chikan Otoko and Aku no Hana came in close second. They don't feel remotely similar in my opinion, but was interesting enough to keep me going nonetheless.
otamegane71 Dec 15, 2016 9:36 AM
Hey! I was actually on Velkan's account and browsing through his comment section. I read your comment saying how much you like Onani Master Kurosawa and how it made you empathize with the character. You asked that guy then if he can give you any suggestion but I guess his account has already been inactive 2 years prior to your comment. Anyway, I was meaning to ask you the same question! If by any chance, now, have you found anything that you could recommend to someone who equally enjoyed Onani Master Kurosawa?

I have to say that Onani Master Kurosawa has been my top 1 manga ever since I read it few months back. Until now, I still haven't found any work on any character that has made me feel his/her anguish due to his/her circumstances. I'm pretty sure we both agree on that. Looking forward to your response!
Lindle Apr 3, 2016 2:04 AM
It's in my favourites, that should probably tell you a lot.

Full details in my review, but the short answer is that the setting allows for some goddamned brilliant monster-of-the-week material and greater freedom when it comes to stand concepts.
Yup Jan 31, 2016 10:03 AM
Yup.
JuanT037 Jan 29, 2016 9:07 PM
lol wow first of all english is my 3rd launguge so yeah my spelling will suck and secondly from all the crap you wrote back im pritty sure i hit the mark dead on with your taste and personality.. and take a step back and re-think things.. lol nice 1 loser
a-1337 Jan 19, 2016 11:02 AM
Am I the only one who watches anime first before reading reviews?

Well, I'm just glad I got another one added to my favorites.

Cheers.
Kundalini Jan 7, 2016 12:30 PM
Hmmm... And so I watched the 1st ep just now. I understand the rave about the dialogues. It's certainly slow and a little off, esp. when it comes to Moe's part. But I also work with people like this, so it kept me interested. It's definitely not something to watch in a single sitting. I'd go mad because it's too heavy. But yes, it's not a show for everyone. And I see why Asano-sensei would be interested in taking this up.

I only wish Moe's dialogues weren't sounding so forced. Saikawa was good. An interesting eccentric character, haha.

So I guess, thanks? Because your review pushed me into wanting to watch this. Lol.
Kundalini Jan 7, 2016 11:42 AM
uwaaa. you got so many hate comments for your review. lol

I don't know what to think of it yet. I was browsing through HS winter 2016 recs and Subete was listed as a good show from the previous season. I hadn't picked it up. Detour to MAL reviews and boom, I see two reviews with a rating of 1. So I read read... and I see you raving about this line: "Who am I, where did I come from, and where am I going?"

Which caught my attention. :O
Because it's actually a reference to Paul Gauguin's painting.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Do_We_Come_From%3F_What_Are_We%3F_Where_Are_We_Going%3F

Ooooooo. So I guess I will have to watch the first ep myself and see if it gets me involved.
I do sort of doubt Asano-sensei would have gone into something completely shitty. But I'll keep the doubt till I take a dig at the show myself.
Quoo Jan 1, 2016 6:28 PM
I don't think it is fair to rate and review a show after only watching it for 5 minutes, either drop it and tell your friend its bad or finish it and write a review on why its bad. (because I do think you will still hate it even if you did finish the show lol)
nil- Dec 30, 2015 3:53 AM
i was browsing youtube. somehow i ended up watching a trailer of perfect insider in japanese. inio asano's name was there so i went to myanimelist to find out more.

your review is incredible.
JkayW Dec 19, 2015 8:58 PM
I guess he realised how fucking stupid he looks.
TheRealAngel Dec 19, 2015 6:29 AM
Perfectly captured what I thought about The Perfect Insider.