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  • Canada
  • Joined May 27, 2007
  • 34 / M

I joined Anime-Planet because I always found it difficult to find people with similar tastes who could recommend an anime that I would likely enjoy. Hopefully, there will be some people who share my preferences in anime and will find some of my recommendations and reviews helpful.

Here is some information about the kind of reviewer I am, as well as the kind of anime I am likely to enjoy or dislike.

As a rule, I do not review animes that I have yet to finish viewing in its entirety. I also wait a minimum of one month before writing a review, so as to let the anime fully settle in my mind. I consider myself rather strict with ratings, and I to penalize heavily for sloppiness and poor execution. In general, I am not a fan of Chibi-styled anime, nor do I watch horror anime. I have very little tolerance for fillers, and the general polish and finishing of an anime factors heavily into my reviews. I tend to prefer anime which requires thought and/or interpretation, though I am not averse to a simple hack-n-slash type of anime, as long as it is done properly.

As far as recommendations are concerned, I always try to recommend up or along the quality chain. You will never find me recommending an anime I think is worse than the one to which my recommendation is being referenced.

At present, 5 Centimeters per Second is my favourite anime, with a rating of 9.0. Any anime I rate above 5.0 I consider above average, and would probably be worth your time. The anime which comprise my top 5 list are not necessarily the ones I consider to be the best, but rather those which have provided me with the most enjoyment.

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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sothis Apr 27, 2008

Dear Arcanum, I still miss your reviews! XD

love sothis

chii Jan 20, 2008

Hello! ^_^"

I just wanted to say that your review for Juuni Kokki  (The Twelve Kingdoms) was amazing and exactly what I though about it too (minus the music part)

Great Review! 

wolfangel87 Dec 22, 2007

After reading your bio I would find it very interesting to see what rating you would give to Death Note.  It is a highly intellectual series although it deals heavily in violence.  Just a fast recommendation if you are interested!  :)

Hope you have a great holiday and a happy New Years!

VivisQueen Oct 9, 2007

Oh wow! Thank you! I enjoy reading your reviews too, actually. Going through yours and viva's helped me a lot when I first started. I appreciate the feedback. ^_^

baley7 Oct 9, 2007

Mostly Juventus, Milan and Inter but I don't like any of them. I hardly watch soccer at all.