I like anime and I work with computers. If you have reason to contact me, feel free to comment on my profile or hunt me down on the Anime-Planet IRC channel.
I attend many conventions on a regular basis but I do not consider myself to be Otaku, or a part of any other such culture, since it simply does not suit my lifestyle or appropriately reflect my interests. I do, however, know many people who fit into those classifications, and they have my utmost respect.
I watch all genre of anime and try to minimize bias wherever possible. I try not to take actors or directors into consideration as they are mearly a part of the production process as opposed to being a part of the media itself. In case you could not tell, I take aesthetic philosophy fairly seriously. I rewatch all my anime repeatedly so it's safe to assume I have watched each series three to five times. I re-rate each series after each viewing. My ratings fluctuate greatly depending on my mood, attentiveness, and other such unavoidable prejudices, but I do try to watch series under the ideal conditions so as to give them the benefit of the doubt; this, combined with my general appreciation of anime, is the reason for my average ratings being so high. I rate most series higher on the spectrum, obviously, since I like them-- if I didn't like anime then I wouldn't be watching so much of it!
List of factors that I believe should be evaluated in ratings:
-Setting (when and where the series takes place)
-Macro-plot (what the series is generally about)
-Micro-plot (how characters interact and how events fit together)
-Animation (encompassing all scenery with no regard to animatino style, but rarely a major factor)
-Character-design (personality, appearence, history, and any other personal attributes)
-Creativity (only a real factor if the setting or plot is either new and exciting or entirely stolen)
-Bias (assess and compensate for bias of perspective)
And sometimes (generally only when blatantly obvious):
-Overall Satisfaction (highly susceptible to bias but debatably the most important factor)
-Reality (production problems, distribution problems, and target audience)
August 29, 2008
May 21, 2013
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total anime ratings: 484
total manga ratings: 9