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Arcanum

  • Canada
  • Joined May 27, 2007
  • 32 / 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

  • 36 Minutes
  • 16 Hours
  • 1 Days
  • 3 Weeks
  • 0 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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Dizeth says...

Yet another Great Reviews! comment hehe ;) Well, it is indeed true...you do write some pretty awesome reviews. In fact, I believe your review for Monster may have been one of the deciding factors of me starting to watch it as well. I watched one episode last night and already think it's going to be really badass. I can't wait to get into some more of it.

Aug 5, 2007
Wolfco says...

Ha!  All your comments were for Great Reviews.  I just wanted to say thanks for participating ... and for submitting fabulous reviews.  Being the assistant reviewer means I see many submissions.  I can't say how nice it is to have your reviews to look back on in times of frustration.  Keep up the great work, and feel free to drop me a line if you have a question irregardless of its relation to anime.  

Jul 28, 2007
Sheex says...

Love both the Someday's Dreamers review and your writing style in general.  While your Junni Kouki review caused a part of me to die, quite impressed with your work and look forward to more in the future.

Jul 23, 2007
sothis says...

Fantastic Someday's Dreamers review! I enjoyed reading it.

Jul 23, 2007
algelic says...

I love your reviews. :) keep up the great work!

Jul 21, 2007