Hey, what's up? I like watching pretty much any kind of anime, especially anime that invokes an emotional response from the viewer. I don't really mind ecchi content, but if it isn't accompanied with at least some vague semblence of a plot, then that's not cool with me.
Also, I'm a huge fan of soundtracks. A couple of times I have liked an anime more for the soundscape it paints for me than the actual animation, and I like purchasing OST albums whenever I can. I am a musician myself, and I play trombone in an international-level jazz ensemble. My favorite kind of soundtrack is a soundtrack that makes use of interesting chord progressions or unique instrumentation. I'm also a fan of minimalist BGM (e.g. the Bakemonogatari OST), and I actually really love catchy J-pop or J-rock (such as the OP to Madoka Magica/OP to AnoHana).
If I had to pick a least favorite genre of anime, it's probably sports anime. Not that I hate it or anything, but I find myself uninterested for the most part. I'm not super huge on sports in real life, so maybe I just can't relate. But to each their own, right?
On the flipside, I love anime that can make you cry and laugh without resorting to ridiculous inconsistencies or plot deviations. And darker anime can be great too. Basically, if a series goes above and beyond in any particular aspect besides suck, I will be interested in it.
Also, in case anybody is wondering how I'm rating the series I watch, I rate them based on how much I enjoyed watching the anime. If I got really into it and felt connected to the series on more than a superficial level, then I'll rate it higher. If I came out of it feeling kind of ambivalent, or if I wasn't able to enjoy the show, I will rate it appropriately. I personally couldn't care less about things like production values, or how a series compares to another series. I like to think most anime is produced for the sole intent of entertaining/communicating with the viewers, so I will rate the shows I watch in that manner.
If you want to chat about anything, shoot me a comment. I'm always up for a good chat.
June 17, 2012
July 29, 2013
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total anime ratings: 107