While I may be a pretty average dude at first sight, I've dedicated a lot of time into watching and appreaciating the anime I've seen; this makes me a complete and utter freak to some but to others a friendly nerd. I hope you see me as the latter :)
If there's anything you want to know, feel free to ask. If you have any recommendations or would like to discuss an anime, feel free to post. Did you just start watching anime? Don't worry, feel free to chat me up, I'd love to be of use :)
Age: 21 as of now (1994年04月29日)
Anyway, I'm a pretty laid back person. I may not always agree with everyone's opinions, but I will always respect people who have opinions. I absolutely love engaging in discussions and debates about subjects. So don't be afraid if we have different opinions on an anime. I'd love to hear your thoughts about it :)
^ "I'm too naive. With thoughts like 'If I saved someone maybe I can start all over again.'" - Accelerator
I started my anime debut as a kid I guess, with stuff like Sailor Moon, Pokémon, Digimon and primarily Dragon Ball. After that I didn't really think too much about it, I grew up as any other kid until I got my second debut in high school from a friend who introduced me to Death Note. I consider this masterpiece as my 'true' first anime as it was the one where I actually saw it as an anime and not as a kids' show as I did when I was younger and it was on the kids' channel on TV. From that day in May 2012, I've grown a lot. I have since seen long running series like Fairy Tail, Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Gintama more than one time. I'd say I owe her a lot as she completely shifted my identity and made me who I am today.
Anyway, this was enough of a wall for any person to handle. Here's some easier stuff to swallow.
What makes an anime good?
Inducing feelings. It's a lot harder than one would think. For example a bully can be hated by a ton of people, but he's definitely served his purpose for the anime by making people that much more interested in it. That's why tags such as Emotional Abuse always catches my attention. I might have outgrown the standard fighting shounen pattern since lately drama series have a much greater effect on me. I might also be one of the very few people in the world who enjoy seeing my favorite character die. In certain cases it just brings so much sadness to me; which is a splendid sign of the anime being worth to watch.
Aoyama Nanami - "Say something. If you don't, I'll start thinking about things again." ^
First you must ask yourself: Do I care about that character? They need to stand out in their own individual way, be it through crazy psycho shit or cute moe stuff. Take Nanami here for an example. She's the hardest working character I've ever seen. I won't say a lot more to avoid spoilers, just that this character really stands out and makes the entire anime good. Also, 関西弁 (Kansai accent) is just beautiful; a really sociable, warm feel to it. Each character needs to have a lot of thought put into them.
How I rate my series
I will not rate any OVAs, special episodes or movies about an anime as that will clutter my ratings with unrelated things. I find it difficult to rate an OVA based off of the actual anime, thus I decided not to ever do this to make my ratings more consistent and fair towards the actual series.
^ "If you do evil out of a hatred for evil, that rage and hate will merely birth new conflict." - Saber
Niizuma Eiji - "People who don't understand battles between men are boring." ^
(´・ω・`) Now, boys and girls, let's just enjoy our anime together (´・ω・`)
EL. PSY. CONGROO.