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LinkSword

  • Spain
  • Joined Jun 7, 2008
  • 22 / M

 

^ Made by me. =D

[[God, I seriously need to renew this profile description]]

 

I don't really have much to say about myself.

I'm a nineteen-year-old Spanish student who really likes anime and manga, but especially anime. I began, as the vast majority, watching series such as Dragon Ball or Slayers.

One Piece is the anime that actually introduced me in the depths of this ''universe''. I love everything about it, but it's not just nostalgia, it keeps getting better and better as more chapters are released, and everyone realizes that, both old and new fans! All of you, folks, read One Piece. Now.

My favorite genres are Action, Comedy and Horror, both Shonen and Seinen. But I'll watch pretty much anything as long as it looks interesting. I even watch some ecchi and the like every so often when I want something brainless to relax and let my senses go numb, even though I usually get the opposite effect since 98% of ecchi anime gets SO on my nerves. Oh, and I do HATE Yaoi and similar stuff, so anything but that, please.

My favorite videogame is Tales of Symphonia and I like music groups such as Rise Against or Sonata Arctica (some Japanese ones, too).

Several things I like in my anime:

-Huge, expansive worlds you can lose yourself in, lots of memorable locations and characters.

-A dark atmosphere, deathly serious mood, hostile places, corrupt people.

-Violence and gore of all sorts (justified and appropiate, not just 'because').

-A romance that's sweet without being fluffy.

-Randomness in comedies, lots of it.

-Thrills and shocking moments.

-Good characterisation.

My rating criteria:

0,5:

I totally hated the anime, there was absolutely nothing remarkable (in a positive sort of way) or that could have at least stopped my yawns. Rare disasters such as Itsudatte my Santa or Sleeping with Hinako lurk on this side of my anime list.

1,0:

This was shit with some things that were not SO extremely bad, but yet shitty things no matter how I see it. Ippatsu! Juuden-chan might be an example of this level of awfulness.

1,5:

Still sucking a lot, but at least I did not want the producers to die horribly... Not much.

2,0:

A pretty bad anime that could have been passable or decent if a bunch of things were different. For instance, Asura Cryin' or Tales of Eternia.

2,5:

I barely enjoyed the series and I would not recommend it to anyone whom I had a minimal steem, but oh well... An approved is still an approved. It was not terrible or unbearable, just awfully average and unsubstantial.

3,0:

^How I feel whenever I finish one of these...

There were several things I liked about it, but the whole thing didn't manage to leave a deep impression. However, a 3 is something fairly recommendable if the genre of the anime is compatible with the person.

3,5: It's a good series, nothing more and nothing less. I liked it and there weren't many things to dislike about the story, the characters or the production itself. See it if you think it matches your tastes. I have to say, I give lots of 3.5's as of late, but their value is pretty different depending on the series. Irohanihoheto has a really low one, while Bamboo Blade's is a lot higher and it saddens me not to be able to score it better... The four stars barrier is just too hard.

4,0:

From this point onward there are the series I really liked. A 4/5 is for me an anime everyone should give a shot to - they might like it a lot or dislike it instead, but it's still a must-watch in my opinion. I loved these anime, unlike with previous scores there isn't really much to criticize, and most would have a 4.5 if only they were better-polished jewels (Tatami Galaxy, Legend of the Galactic Heroes or Texhnolyze come to mind).

4,5: These are considered by me either masterpieces (Monster) or just anime I enjoyed to the fullest (Needless). Truly excellent works: the people responsible should be proud of themselves. 

5,0: Only a few shows have ever gotten a perfect score from me. A five stars rating means I love every single aspect of these shows, and to lengths no other anime could ever hope to reach. Currently here: Gintama, Kaiji, Attack on Titan.

(Although One Piece remains my very favorite thing in this manganime world, I deducted half a star to the animated counterpart because it's just not up to the proper level anymore)

Now in just one word:

0.5 -> Vomit ; 1.0 -> Shit

1.5 -> Failure ; 2.0 -> Bad

2.5 -> Tolerable ; 3.0 -> Enjoyable

3.5 -> Nice ; 4.0 -> Amazing

4.5 -> Excellent ; 5.0 -> Unsurpassable

~Since October 27th, 2013~

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GenericUser says...

Dang, did not notice at all you friended me, I should be looking at my profile more. D:

Anyway I thought I'd stoop in to say hi and hope life ain't keeping you too busy from watching anime. =p

Oct 30, 2013
Naga says...

Sold. The moment you mentioned a blend of serious and funky that works well, that was it. I'd love me fun action-fest without shame. I mean, I'm a fan of Gainax... how could I not like that? And true, I heard a lot of things about it borrowing from TTGL, but I didn't think much of it really. Even if it was a rip-off (and it clearly isn't), I probably wouldn't mind it either. What matters to me that a series can make those "borrowed" elements fresh-looking, and actually make something out of them beside following the instructions former gave, or at least do them better. Madoka, for example... I can't even count on my fingers how much it "borrowed " from other shows... but, imho, failed to make those things fresh. It even got praise for being "inovative" in brutality (in bigger masses,  of course)... but really, it's not like we didn't know lolis were serious shit since Higurashi. As you've said, iternet is stupid. 

Most recent anime that recycles things is actually Kill la Kill (I'm just ignoring all these supernatural hight school anime). You may not know this, but Kill la Kill (for now) is Gainax's Re: Cutey Honey (similar animation style, jokes, progression, girls having exibitionist clothing when they power up, etc.) with concept of Gainax's old Blazing Transfer Student (which is pretty self-explainatory). But I think that it works this time around, for many reasons to give, so I'm satisfied. 

I'll take your promise for manly abs and put Needless higher on my wtw list. :megusta:

Oct 28, 2013
Naga says...

Teehee, going after your ass is much easier. And yeah, flag couter, it's a cool gadget to have. I was thinking to adding them to my reviews, just to see how much people would read them (coz I doubt that review views/visits count as profile v/v)... in month, per se. 

And damn it but yours has better customization. I'd change it similary but then I'd lose all my flags. :crying: 

I also noticed you like Needless... is it any good? I always wanted to see that one but I never get to it.

Oct 27, 2013
Naga says...

Damn it, Linky. I just saw you friended me and remembered all the fun times I spent stalking your profile (in a completely non sexual way), and apparently always forgetting to friend you. Argh....

... oh, well... now my job is much easier. :3

Oct 26, 2013
sothis says...

Hello! Just leaving comments for folks who used to have twitter accounts linked to let you know about the new/much better version of the feature: http://www.anime-planet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=197818

We had to remove all previous twitter setups to activate the feature, so you may have noticed a 'lost twitter badge'. To re-set it up, just go to 'edit profile' and use the new 'sign in with twitter' button. Once you do, you can also opt-in (it's opt-out by default!) to automatically tweet when you do stuff on the site, like mark anime or add recommendations. If you just 'sign in' without opting in to any settings, it'll be just like before, and your feed will once again show on your profile homepage :)

Sep 30, 2013