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Akawoa

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  • Joined Dec 16, 2009
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Hello everyone, I'm Akawoa and I'll be your anime tutor for the day ^_-! Reading my profile you may notice that I tend to rate shows fairly high on a regular basis. This is because I don't follow the rating system that many other people adopt. I'll run through my personal rating gamut so that those reading my list can more eaily determine whether or not they'd enjoy my veritable feast of anime :D. I feel that it would be worth mentioning a minor detail before you look into any of my ratings. I'm one of those folks who actually cares for the english dubbed versions of anime more than the subbed. This isn't to say I won't watch subbed, I just find dubs more relatable and often times the performances are more natural(not quite so over the top). So if I mention anything about voice acting when I watch a show, I will almost always be talking about the dubbed version, as that is the only version I tend to watch.

Quick sidebar:

Do you happen to be a fan of Tenchi Muyo or the new Spin-off Saint Knight's Tale (Isekai No Seikishi Monogatari)? Then come check out our forum, where we discuss everything anime, Tenchi Muyo, and more! We also have a Tenchi Muyo Podcast (TenchiCast) and I've just begun my general anime podcast (Animato Anime Podcast)!

http://tenchiforum.com/index.php

 

.5-3: This rating range is reserved for the worst of the worst. The repeat offenders that lack any semblance of a coherent plot, lay claim to awful acting, or just have nothing at all to offer that hasn't been done before(and better). I only rate shows this low if I sneered while watching it. That's the true test, if I, of all people, dislike a show this much there's got to be a good reason. Although, keep in mind that I abhor moe, loli, yaoi, and magical girl shows.

 

3-4: Any anime that falls under this particular range was good enough to recommend, however it lacks something that would make it greater. Shows that receive this rating are often those that I hear about that get overhyped (looking at you Cowboy Bebop!) and fall below their expectations. I will recommend these to others if I feel it fits their taste more than mine, but you won't see me watching them again in the forseeable future unless a friend of mine forces me to do so.

4-4.5: Anything falling within this classification is a wonderful show. I truly enjoyed viewing it and would watch it again, however I'm not as likely to buy it for whatever reason. Sometimes the show itself will do a fantastic job, but we'll get a mega-cliffhanger ending; that's a reasonable example of my motives for rating something in this range. I suppose anything in here would be considered excellent entertainment, just not good enough to go on my "classics" list.

 

5: If an anime receives a five star rating from me, that means that I enjoyed it enough to purchase it and it's earned the right to fall within the group of titles that I consider my favorites. Anything that has reached this point will forever be added to my recommendation list. I'll also go out of my way to give a plot synopsis when recommending it or, if I feel a particular person would enjoy it, I'll pester them until they watch it ^_-. Essentially, any title that I rate this high is under the all-encompassing category of "Do Want". Whether it's a mecha, fantasy, science fiction, or slice of life, it's earned its own place on my shelf and will be watched for years to come.

 

I've settled ratings but you may be wondering about my favorites list right? Well this is where everything melds into a gray area. I obviously love every single show on my favorites list, however, depending on how recently I've viewed them the list will be skewed. I like to think of it as if the top ten list I have is more of a "you NEED to watch ALL of these shows" list. Honestly, if I had to choose between all of them Tenchi Muyo would come first, but I have trouble distinguishing which are my favorites after the first five. The only thing you need to worry about is making sure you've watched all of them at some point ^_^. I'm a pretty talkative fellow, so if you're so inclined you're welcome to drop me a line and talk about some of my favorite shows, give me recommendations, receive some of my recommendations, or just have a friendly chat ^_^!

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Dagon123 says...

Alright here it is, we know that Geneon left the american market, they also officially closed there doors in 2008, they said in 2007 any licenses that they had been working on would be stopped and the licenses would either be auctioned to another company to be finished or the anime would just be stopped right there. One example is the Anime "Black Lagonn" the first half was done by Geneon then FUNimation finished it (and had both logos on the box), Well I was looking through some anime, and I happened to stumble upon "When They Cry: Higurashi" (You know the one with Killer loli's? lol) anyway, I found out it had been dubbed, and the comple series was released in August 2009.......by Geneon, so I'm like woh woh, ok, and so I check out right stuff, sure enough, Geneon was the company who did it, they are also releasing another Higurashi with a special, in March 2010, and my heart jumped into my throat

So it looks like Genon might be coming back ^_^

Feb 22, 2010
Dagon123 says...

So I'm thinking that Genon might be coming back after something I just found

Feb 21, 2010
Dagon123 says...

I saw Guren-Han last night, and it was amazing, just as I expected, I also have to say the way they ended it was much more epic then in the tv series, also, I left and am done with Tenchiboard

Feb 14, 2010
Dagon123 says...

Oh If I find that first part, I will for sure ^_^, I also subscribed to Bandai Visual's News list, so when they get anime, I'll know ;) *crosses fingers for SKT and Needless*

Feb 1, 2010
Dagon123 says...

I also found the second half of Legend of the Crystals: FF Dubbed (With Kate Vogt, Sherry Lynn and Matt Miller), talk about a blast to the past, definetly made the anime more watchable, lol now if I can only find the first half dubbed, lol

Feb 1, 2010