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  • The Frozen North
  • Joined Apr 4, 2012
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(」・ワ・)」           (つ・ワ・)つ           (」・ワ・)」

Russian-born Canadian who's gradually evolved into a self-aware fanboy. Now a moderator of the Characters and People sections of Anime-Planet, as well as the Anime and Manga Tac Committee. It requires serious mental effort for me to not rate everything at 4's and 5's, but I seem to be holding out so far.

I'm a nerd of various flavours, including books and music. And anime, oddly enough. Started out by watching stuff on AdultSwim way back when. Then I learned there was more to life than bad dubs (which I never watch anymore, really). I have some Japanese learning software that I just recently started actually using.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. I'm generally fairly open about most things, and try to be nice when I feel I can :3


"What did this bring to my day?" / "What did this bring to my life?"

0.5: Speak of this again and there will be nought but pain. Either I couldn't find anything of worth in this production, or it was outright offensive to me in some fashion.

1.0: It didn't make me want to erase the previous 20 minutes from my mind. Let's not discuss it further than that if we don't need to.

1.5: Too many things went wrong to salvage the worthwhile pieces. "Would I recommend this?" I can't imagine doing so.

2.0: Lots of things went wrong, or there was a smaller number of critical flaws. "Would I recommend this?" Only under very specific circumstances.

2.5: It has problems, sure, but it still made me smile, or think. Below average. "Would I recommend this?" If it came up in context.

3.0: It made me smile, or think. It had problems, but it made me smile AND think. Above average. "Would I recommend this?" If it crossed my mind. "Could I have written this better?" Probably.

3.5: Good all-round experience, or strong enough in its core factors that it overcomes its flaws. "Would I recommend this?" Almost certainly. "Could I have written this better?" Maybe.

4.0: Excellent work all round. Maybe a little rough around the edges, or gets mired in its concepts by the end, but still innovative/dramatic/enjoyable. "Would I recommend this?" To anyone who will listen. "Could I have written this better?" Probably not.

4.5: One of the best experiences I've had with anime. Did the very best it could with what it had.

5.0: One of my all-time favourites. Accomplished something truly special in my eyes; some sort of filmographic alchemy may have been at work.

(」・ワ・)」           (つ・ワ・)つ           (」・ワ・)」

Life on anime

  • 56 Minutes
  • 14 Hours
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Anime ratings

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Life on manga

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  • 12 Hours
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Manga ratings

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62 total

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roriconfan Sep 5, 2012

Did you notice I was talking as if I was stoned as part of the joke?

Did you try to change speakers? Only you have complained about it so far.

Did you notice the subtitle option?

Was it funny?

PinkyIvan Sep 5, 2012

Usual complaints, nudity and morals. I simply loved the romance that comes later on. I could relate to Kohta, him being the kindest character I ever saw, Lucy being a monster as well as a tragic girl trubled by the world as well as herself. The anime was made to portray both sides, humans and diclonius as monsters. As for nudity I hate ecchi, but the nudity in EL didn't feel forced, simply was there and made sense (no need to dress test subjects really). I always try to rate anime as objective as possible, but I simply had to give EL 5/5. I found it beautyfull and artistic.

Note: I'm writing this a bit drunk so sorry for bad grammar/spelling :)

SadisticTendencies Sep 5, 2012

Wow, thanks for being a beacon of rationality in a sea of trolls. "You don't enjoy watching animated girls molest each other in a show that pretends to have a plot, you must be gay". Some of the logic there is just priceless!

I'm not a very good writer but if anything I do think I at least have the ability to look at things somewhat objectively and disregarding my own opinions but I just can't see any quality in Freezing besides its fanservice - if you're into that.

As for Elfen Lied, I do like it. Kind of. Maybe. It's complicated. I just find it annoying that 2/5 of the community only praise it, 2/5 only mock it and a mere 1/5 admits that it, like most titles, is a show of both flaws and virtues. Anywho, thanks for leaving nice comments. Since I feel I should be nice in return - nice avatar! ^_^

JCovenant Sep 5, 2012

While I would love to talk smack behind their back, I think it would sort of fly in the face of everything I wrote about. While this hypocrisy would greatly amuse me, I have to flatly respond with, "It's a secret!"

Astraea256 Sep 5, 2012

That's great. [Almost] always ready to learn something new! Will tell you to shut up when it gets too much though ^_^ since I got that option (if not in so many words).

Nerd Boy Problems is epic. There's also a counterpart: Nerd Girl Problems ^_^