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Aranneas

  • The Frozen North
  • Joined Apr 4, 2012
  • ? / M

(」・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. 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


Ratings

"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

  • 18 Minutes
  • 23 Hours
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Weeks
  • 3 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
  • 0.5

413 total

Manga ratings

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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62 total

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AnarchicQ says...

Oh my, what is that pocky gif from? I need to watch that.

Feb 28, 2013
chii says...

a fair mistake i suppose! XD

Jan 31, 2013
chii says...

you should check my list before saying i should watch something and might like it as you would have seen that i already did watch it and didn't overly enjoy it :P

tamako market sure is great though. i didn't expect to enjoy it as much as i am. i only wish that the character designs didn't look like all the rest of kyoani's crap :(

Jan 31, 2013
Zaig says...

Alternate Identities/Personalities have always been a pain for dealing with. Sword Art Online, Accel World, and the .hack franchise are all in the same boat (which I‘ve handled for the most part), but I’ve never seen a good reason to add the alternate characters since they’re the same person without any change in personality (the online characters are sort of akin to being costumes they wear in battle), plus everyone who watches/reads knows who they are. For these reasons, I add the character based on his/her/its main appearance, and list their online persona as a nickname. I don’t have any plans to add the online personas of the SAO, Accel World, or .hack characters, no. Hopefully that answers your question.

Dec 30, 2012
Madoka says...

Arigatou! Just was checking out the page for the series and it actually looks like it would be something really good, deffinetly something i would enjoy to say the least :) Thankyou.

Dec 28, 2012