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Otaku108

about me

I am not chii, but I am her friend ;) <3

Hello and welcome to my profile! Well, I say that but I don't really come here much any more, thou that in now way should reflect A-P.com itself, merely that my anime viewing has reached it's zenith and went plummeting down. After all, there's only so much anime you can watch before you actually start running out of anime to watch! Let me rephrase that. There is only so much decent anime out there to watch before you run out of decent anime. Of course my idea of "decent" is subjective so your pointing out that there's so much more out there that I haven't seen is great anime becomes moot when set against my individual tastes, I thank you for your understanding.

So, who is Otaku108? Just another American Idiot that views himself somewhat of a Japan fan? Probably, but I very much don't adhere to what the word "otaku" itself means. It is simply a screen name I use as a means to convey one of my many interests in life. No, I am not a "real" otaku.

Anyway, my last version of the profile bio was very lengthy, instead I think I'll leave at this for now so as to reflect my... absenteeism from the site for so long. Feel free to send me a message any time, or comment on any of my reviews, I get emails to notify me and I can reply usually within a day or two. I enjoy reading other peoples' opinions and thought, even if they run counter to mine.

Thank you for visiting!

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A bit about my ratings/star "system" from worst to best:

0.5 Stars: Something about this title has irked me to the point that I will actively steer people away from it. Usually incest or death(s) of the main character(s) gives me that reaction.

1.0 Stars: Ultimately bad but I leave it up to others to make their own choices about, after all, everyone is different.

1.5 Stars: Also ultimately bad but had at least one redeeming value to it that made me recognize it as... "consumable".

2.0 Stars: Not very bad, but nothing noteworthy or worth revisiting later.

2.5 Stars: Decent, I enjoyed watching/reading but I wasn't overly impressed, I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone however. Might come back to it again years down the line.

3.0 Stars: I enjoyed it, there was probably something about it that stuck in my head but it also lacked something important and so I would probably only recommend it to people that specifically enjoy the same type of materials. Higher chance of me wanting to watch/read it again.

3.5 Stars: This was entertaining, I probably laughed a lot, got some sort of strong feeling from it and would probably revisit it again somewhere down the road more than once. I would also recommend this to someone if they also liked similar titles.

4.0 Stars: This was a noteworthy title, I enjoyed it thoroughly and will definitely watch/read it again. I probably will recommend it to just about anyone that enjoys the genres it's a part of. I've probably seen/read it more than once already.

4.5 Stars: Near perfection, I enjoyed this so much that I couldn't wait to talk to someone about it, sadly there was just this one thing that made it not quite worthy of 5 stars. It would get a recommendation to almost any anime/manga fan. And again, I've more than likely seen/read it more than once or twice at this

5.0 Stars: Perfection in my eyes, this was such an awesome, unique or heart string strummer also having found nothing serious to gripe about or it was just -that damned good- that I could overlook any obvious flaws it might have had that it got the last 0.5th of a star. This was either dead on my type of anime/manga or it just surprised me so much that I felt it deserved the praise. Some titles I might not recommend to people because they are so geared towards my own specific likes and dislikes that I'm not really sure how much someone else would like it. I've undoubtedly seen and read this title multiple times and will do so again at a later date.

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Location:

Austin, TX. USA

Member Since:

October 2, 2007

Last Visited:

June 21, 2014

User Stats:

37 / Male

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total anime ratings: 782

Manga Ratings

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total manga ratings: 285

comments

gintoki73 avatar gintoki73

Konnichiwa!

Jan 31, 2011

I just got a break from real life lol, I lost my job and did not have the cash to pay my tuition, so I decided I should do something "productive" with all this free time.XD By productive I mean watch lots of anime, right now im trying to catch up on my stalled and watching lists.

Right now I am watching a few good shows, I just recently finished Mouryou no Hako and really enjoyed it.

Well it was nice to hear from you, cheers (^_^)

DontStay avatar DontStay

Konnichiwa!

Jan 24, 2011

You actually might be right.. I should write something there, especially comparing mine to yours.. I gave up halfway through on reading your bio >.> But I might finish the rest a bit later lol

And now since we're able to add videos/images to our profiles, I might add something like that once I get more free time or feel like doing so :)

letsbuildafire avatar letsbuildafire

Konnichiwa!

Jan 22, 2011

Just haven't updated my list, I've been watching anime, albeit sparsely. Mostly just the odd episode of Galaxy Express 999 at the moment.

LinkSword avatar LinkSword

Konnichiwa!

Jan 19, 2011

Hi there! Thanks for the profile comment.

Yeah, it's almost an unwritten rule that I don't rate stuff as 5 stars, haha. Not because I want to, but because it's hard to say any anime/manga/other types of entertainment deserve a score akin to perfection.

One Piece is just so awesome to my eyes, the more I think about it and my long-running ride, the more I find strengths instead of weaknesses, and I'm 100% certain I'll never, ever find again an epic as engrossing as this one.

Gintama is too hilarious for words, I don't know just how many times I've laughed to tears while watching it. Also, this endless laughter can change to very strong emotions in the blink of an eye, be it heartbreaking, sad short arcs or sporadical, awesome shonen fights at its best. Humour is a very subjective matter, but I do think Gintama has notable universality. So, I absolutely recommend it to you - just remember that the first 20 or so episodes are not that good... It really picks up from there onwards.

Elfen Lied... To be honest, I've even thought about removing the 5 Stars from this one lol. It's not unconditional like the other two. But I keep refraining from doing so when I remember the strong emotional impact it had on me. I specially loved everything related to Nana, she is still a personal favorite nowadays.

I guess I could say my 4.5 list is like most people's 5 list - those really are my favorite shows ever, and even so, there are few considering all I've watched (actually, from top #17 to #21 all are 4.5- shows lol). As for the three 5's, well, let's just say they're something else in terms of enjoyment.

Perhaps I take the rating thingy too seriously, but I like being this way. =P

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Now, I do demand my pseudo gold star and cookie as I've read your whole bio in return! xD

I found it interesting to read, especially the personal part. I like it that you're satisfied with the way you live your life overall - in the end, that's what matters the most and in my opinion you've suceeded. =)

It's a bit sad that I've only watched two of your Top 10 titles, Black Lagoon (great stuff) and Toradora! (quite the witty and enjoyable romance, although a bit overrated imho). Things like these remind me just how large the world of anime is. It almost feels endless, and I find that both amazing and daunting hahaha.

Also, I really should pick Kenichi up again. I stalled the manga after 4 volumes a while ago for no real reason. It was pretty good and from what I've heard it gets really awesome later on.

HikaruTenshi avatar HikaruTenshi

Great Profile!

Jan 18, 2011

Your profile was very intersting to read. ^_^

~Ai~Rox~

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