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BrainBlow

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  • Joined Jun 6, 2010
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Howdy, ladies and gentlemen!

A marvel of the human species, I am. Bow before me.

Go read Shokugeki no Soma if you desire to get on my good side. Hell, do it even if you don't. I wouldn't even deny most of my enemies the thrill of it. Most of them.

Rating system:

Numbers are arbitrary and boring. So instead, to a score I may add a SEAL! Not like a soldier or those adorable little sea-dogs that are so fun clubbing to death, no. At the moment the following seals are possible:

Uehehehe~ Seal of Approval! 

Some series just hit that sweet spot where you just lean back in the chair or lay down in the bed while watching and let the charm and light comedy squeeze those laughs out of you!

These series are not heavy-hitter comedies that constantly have you roaring with laughter(though occasionally acheiving this does not disqualify), but it won't ever be boring you for any prolonged period of time either, and they are full to the brim with charm! Due to its nature it is mostly reserved for the best Slice of Life series and other light comedies. These are the series that do not require "effort" to watch, and you will generally feel outright refreshed after watching them. Often perfect choices to get back into the medium if "anime exhaustion" is experienced.

Drama-heavy series will never get this, though some occasional low-level drama does not disqualify.

A full score is not required to warrant this seal, but will rarely be awarded to anything less than a 4/5 score.

Easy examples: Working!!Usagi Drop, Silver Spoon, Shinryaku! Ika musume, Miss Monochrome.

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"Mockery" Seal of Failure!

This one is reserved for piss-poor anime adaptations that absolutely butcher the source material in just about every way.

They clearly did not even really try to do a decent job. A series simply straying from the source material is not a qualification for this stamp, as some manage to still be enjoyable, or is simply an inspired route all of its own like Full Metal Alchemist, for example.

These, however, either just did a horrid job at adapting, or went with an "alternate route" that is just plain horrible, and these are thus deemed mockeries of the source material, and completely fail to be a good series on its own merits as well.

Easy examples: Rosario + Vampire, Mekaku City Actors

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Life on anime

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Lumineux says...

i agree. The ending seemed a little far-fetched and too clumped together. Developers needed to explain the protagonists' stories a lot more.

Mar 20, 2011
ThePatches says...

You would certainly be the youngest reviewer by a noticable margin if you were brought on at 17. ^_^

You don't need to formally apply anymore. Just produce two you feel proud of and shoot me a profile/form message and we'll take a look at them.

Mar 7, 2011
ThePatches says...

Thanks for commenting on Ika-musume, but unthanks for mentioning Justin Bieber. :P

Yeah, the true episodics have no end, but of course they run the risk of wearing out their welcome. I certainly hope the second season doesn't, but it seems like you feel the manga material remains consistent, which I take as a good sign.

Mar 4, 2011
ThePatches says...

Dunno if you checked the main page, but I made you something... ;>.>

Mar 3, 2011
Nayume816 says...

hi^^ I just joined today and hope we can become a great friend^^

 

Feb 26, 2011