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  • Minnesota, USA
  • Joined Dec 3, 2010
  • 22 / M

I'm just some guy that loves anime, manga, and video games. I also really got into movies when I got my part-time job at a movie theater in very late August 2012. I really like learning more about how anime works, particularly the production and how well certain stuff does, the Blu-ray/DVD sales, as well as the light novel/manga boosts the source material can get (as the discs aren't the only thing that matter in most instances). I'm also a member of the GLORIOUS PHYSICAL MEDIA MASTER RACE and vastly prefer to own my media physically. Streams are nice for trying out a show, it's how I consume most of my anime these days, but they don't last and are usually not as of high-quality (and with simulcasts, are the TV version). I want something tangible (preferably a nice premium release) and to support the industry more.

I got into anime November 2008 when I was 14. I had watched anime casually when I caught it on TV since I was a kid on places like Kids WB, Cartoon Network and their Toonami programming block. When Toonami got cancelled I became rather sad and frustrated at the cancellation of the programming block in September 2008. Soon after I kept hearing talk about this anime called Bleach and tried it on [adult swim] starting with episode 87.

I quickly fell in love with Bleach which ended up becoming my gateway anime, and I still think well of it to this day, albeit not as much back when I was new to the anime fandom. I started watching more and more anime on [adult swim] such as Code Geass, Death Note, Cowboy Bebop, The Big O II, InuYasha, Fullmetal Alchemist, and later started to get into more shows not on [adult swim] like Suzuka, Shakugan no Shana, Karin, Lucky*Star, School Rumble, and quickly ended up becoming an otaku. Anime is now my biggest passion, surpassing video games which for the longest time was my biggest passion.

Note: Everything I have in "Want to Watch" isn't everything I want to watch. The mostly complete list of that can be found on my AniDB list.

Collections: Anime | Manga | Figures | Video Games

How I Rate Anime and Manga:

5. Masterpiece
4.5. Excellent/Amazing
4. Very good/fairly good
3.5. Good
3. Decent
2.5. Mediocre
2. Bad
1.5. Really bad
1. How can one make something this bad?
0.5. Bad beyond belief, completely incompetent

Note: I don't rate based off of purely enjoyment as I've found that "Enjoyable=/=Good" and "Not enjoyable=/=Bad". Of course I usually enjoy good shows, and find nothing but pain through the bad. My scores are based off of how I feel the quality of the show is overall. My enjoyment score is fairly close to the overall the majority of the time. Also, I do not take art, animation, or sound into my scoring much as I tend to value characters and story more. You can have fantastic visuals, but if there's nothing helping to support that, the show usually falls apart.

Feel free to ask me what I thought about a show if the score isn't enough for you.  You can also look here for shows I feel are bad/mediocre that I at least decently liked.

Life on anime

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Life on manga

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Manga ratings

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Bootowski Oct 22, 2012

Just wanted to point out that I like your ratings and reviews. Seems pretty accurate and fair to me.Also, reading a good critical review is just as insightful/entertaining as reading a generally positive one. So I liked yours for that. I think they would be better if they were longer or perhaps more exhaustive. But that's just me ;) I understand you're not here to just write, haha

ikkitheskyking9000 Oct 18, 2012

There are times when I disagree with what roriconfan says too, his reviews are well written but it doesn't change the way I like some shows. I guess we have the freedom to like whatever we want to like.

I also respect some of roriconfans reviews, his passion for anime must be really high.

roriconfan Oct 18, 2012

Trolz, here are some nice speculations in those comments.

ikkitheskyking9000 Oct 17, 2012

Roriconfan is a good reviewer and a thoughtful writer, from the things you said I presume that you respect him.

If I may ask, was there a time when you disagreed with what roriconfan said in his reviews on anime?

I asked because he is an interesting guy.

roriconfan Oct 17, 2012

I mention the speculations in the power balance video if you remember. And the epilogue video is on, I expect some feedback.