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I'm not quite sure what you mean by this...
"Non-official reviews, do seem to also require one to have seen the whole show in theory anyway, as the final rating is based off your "regular" rating."
Anyone can write a community review whether they've seen the entire show, dropped it after the first episode or are still watching. The status of the anime on that user's list is at the top of the page and says: "Based on (13 episodes watched/ 10 of 13 episodes watching/ 2 of 25 episodes dropped)"
As for the final rating being based off your regular rating, that's just incorrect. The user themselves puts in the scores for each section INCLUDING the overall. The final rating isn't automatically added based on your star rating. It may well be that just a lot of community reviewers add their overall BASED on what they rated it out of five stars.
I had to revisit the comment because it has surely been a while since I wrote that but I still stand very firmly with my statement. In general, I am quite a feminist and I saw the series as one specifically geared towards men in terms of the way it cast its characters. The violence, the gore and the fighting had little to do with my comment but rather the nudity and the excessive archetype of the damsel in distress shedding her clothes repeatedly to draw attention or be risque turned me off from the show. The shows core audience remains male and the manner in which the creators of the show did little to attract female viewers bewildered me. As an avid psychological series fan, I was told to watch the show but I still find it grossly overrated. To answer your question simply: the manner in which the show was scripted forcing the typical female damsel in distress archetype emphasized the ecchi part of the series far too much even withdrawing from parts of its plot, IMO. Not very many women appreciate ecchi or even harem series. That is my answer,
The rule has been in place for a long time, and I don't see it changing soon to be honest. As and when official manga reviews come along then it's likely that the rule will be relaxed, since there are so many ongoing series. Definitely there are far fewer constantly ongoing anime series than manga by a very large margin. In fact, at a quick count, there are only 12-13 on the site that have either been running for years (One Piece, Bleach, Detective Conan, Doraemon etc) or show no end in sight (Beelzebub, Toriko). Most series have a distinct season where they end and take a break, like the multitude of different Pokemon series so to be honest, the rule only affects a small number of shows.
Likewise, just because there isn't an official review for any of the ongoing series, that doesn't stop any of the official reviewers writing community reviews of the longer ones - something that I'm considering with a couple of shows and may do if I get the time.
As it stands, there will not be another official review written for Bleach, as we have a rule that we only review series that are complete and the reviewer has watched ALL of. There is the one exception of a random One Piece review, but I think that was before the rule came in.
As for the one currently on the site, there are plans to get the april fools reviews flagged up properly, however, that takes time and money to develop the feature so it will have to wait for now.
In regards to your comment on my Bleach review, it's nice to know that you take the reviews on here seriously, and believe me that I DO take my reviewing seriously. As for that particular one, check the date that it was posted. :)
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