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[[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.
My rating criteria:
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.
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.
Still sucking a lot, but at least I did not want the producers to die horribly... Not much.
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.
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.
^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.
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: The series I've rated with this can be considered by me either masterpieces (Monster) or just anime I enjoyed to the core (Needless). Truly excellent works: the producers should be proud of themselves. I consider myself rather strict when it comes to ratings and in fact this is the best score I may give to an anime, so people responsible of these shows, feel honored! *clichéd evil laugh*
5,0: Only two series have this score on my list; those are One Piece and Gintama. I've already talked about my love for One Piece, so let me praise the other one.
Gintama is the funniest and most hilarious anime I've ever watched, and also the most epic one at certain moments (putting OP aside). I love every single character: I've laughed as crazy with (or at) each one of them at least once. This series has almost made me cry by laughs, happiness or just sheer emotion. To top all of this, the animation and voice acting are awesome, especially for a 200+ anime. That being said, how could I not consider for this work a perfect score?
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
About my Anime List:
I'm the kind of person who always wants to finish what they start, whenever that's possible. So I'll never put something off once I've watched a part of it - no matter how much of a crap it is, I'll try to digest it sooner or later.
There isn't really any ''Dropped'' series in my list. When I ''drop'' something it means I don't intend to watch it for a long period of time (over a year at the very least), but I might pick it up again someday, whatever the reason. These are always long-running anime.
The ''Stalled'' titles are there either because the rest of eps are unavailable or just because I stopped watching for some motive (boredom, lack of time, etc.), but I might pick the latter ones up anytime (tomorrow, two weeks from now, three months... you get the idea). Lately I'm trying to finish these off one at a time. CURRENT TARGET: Fairy Tail.
Pay no mind to my Want to Watch list. Were I to mark there everything I actually want to watch, it would take too long, so there are just some random shows I set in my early days.
Top 6 Characters (no particular order, I love all of them the same):
-Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
-Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
-Sakata Gintoki (Gintama)
-Itou Kaiji (Kaiji)
-Nana (Elfen Lied)
-Eri Sawachika (School Rumble)
For the record: My Top Anime and the other lists ARE ORDERED. I had a tough time doing it (especially for the TV shows) but I think they represent my actual enjoyment scale very faithfully. The lowest shows are a 4-/5 or 4--/5.
June 7, 2008
8 mins ago
20 / Male
total anime ratings: 1,356
total manga ratings: 159