Happy new year! My name is ImperialX and I've been watching anime since 2006. This marks the seventh year I have followed anime season by season. Many hobbies have come and gone, but anime has always had a special place in my life, and I don't think I'll be leaving this hobby any time soon.
I am a huge Slice of Life fan, and I think it's the very reason I still watch anime today. After all, if I wanted deep works of literature and storytelling, I'd dive into a good book (not that I don't do that). If it's the adrenaline that I want, I'd be watching a good movie (I don't do much of that). However, if you're looking for a sanctuary you can escape to after a tiring day at work or Uni, there's nothing like a well-done Slice of Life series.
Slice of Life provides an experience that no other medium can provide. It's the pinnacle of why I watch anime, and to this date I have only given 10/10 to Slice of Life works. It's not that I don't appreciate anime with action and plot. I watch anime of all genres and enjoy most of them, from mecha to drama. However, I think if anime consisted of merely that, I would have stopped watching a few years ago - just like why I stopped watching cartoons and TV shows.
Now that I have explained the reasons why I watch anime, it should be obvious that I will not hesitate to give high ratings to series that utilise clichéd tropes, as long as they are entertaining and tireless for me to escape into. I don't judge anime in the same way I judge books like Great Expectations. However, that does not mean I'm not a harsh critic. I have a very normalised distribution of ratings, with an average score of 2.62 and standard deviation of 1.65 as of January 2013.
You can start learning more about me by checking out my list of top 20 anime. I run a blog together with my friend Ryhzuo called Blickwinkel. We rarely post articles there, but we try our best to write quality content.
Winter 2013 Power Ranking:
This is the ranking of how much I'm enjoying each series I'm currently following this season, as of the latest episode. If you feel that there is a show that I should be following, feel free to tell me. I think this list should be pretty sufficient as to proof to what I wrote for my introduction.
Other Places You Can Find Me:
I have a fairly spread-out presence on the Internet. You can find me at the following places:
Facebook (Public, Subscriber-Friendly)
The Nihon Review Forums