Thanks for stopping by my profile.
Katrina here. . . well mostly most days ;) A little about me. . .
I live in sunny California with my husband and my cats. I love shoes, Asian Kung Fu Generation ( well music in general but they are my fav), Making stuff with my own hands and of course anime! I am a HUGE Ghibli/Miyazaki fan! I'm digging some of the stuff that Shaft is putting out as well as Madhouse and hold a very special place in my heart for the following animes:
Ouran High School Host Club
Honey and Clover
Arakawa Under the Bridge
Attach on Titan
My Neighbor Totoro
My Bride is a Mermaid
Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
My first anime I watched purely by accident.
I had asked my dad if he could give me my VHS (dates me I know) of Jem and the Holograms only to put the tape in a find that he had taped over my "Twilight in Paris" episode with Akira.
My emotions went from anger over my lost recording to: down right confusion on the plot of the story, enthrallment at the animation style that I had never seem before, and then at the end a sense of wonder (still laced with a heavy dose of wth did I just watch though).
That was when my horizons grew a bit, the year was 1992 and I was 10 years old. I watched that movie again and I still have the same feeling I did the first time. . .
WTH did I just watch?!?!
I can't really say I know everything about everything when it comes to anime. . . but I consider myself far from a newb! Thanks again for stopping by and reading. . . I would love to hear your suggestions I am always open to them! :)
My Rating Scale for Anime and Manga:
1-2 (Written Review) or 0 to 1.5 Stars (Rated not Reviewed):
Utter and complete garbage that is lacking in ALL major areas i.e.; plot structure, creativity and uniqueness of story line, character development, theme, animation or musicality. An UN-WATCHABLE or UN-READABLE anger inducing time-suck! Beware!
3-5 (Written Review) or 2 Stars (Rated not Reviewed):
Semi-watchable. Will leave you very unsatisfied and more than likely angry. Missing at least four of the six major elements. You will probably leave this unfinished.
6-7 (Written Review) or 2.5 to 3 Stars (Rated not Reviewed):
Decent yet forgettable. Lacking in at least three of the six areas, but, not terrible enough to not watch all the way through. Generally starts off well and ends unsatisfactorily.
8 (Written Review) or 3.5 Stars (Rated not Reviewed) :
Very well done. Has almost all of the right elements. Lacking in one to two of the six major areas. Worth watching and purchasing for your collection.
9 (Written Review) or 4 to 4.5 Stars (Rated not Reviewed):
Nearly perfect. A must have for your collection. Missing perfection generally by only one element (plot).
10 (Written Review) or 5 Stars (Rated not Reviewed):
Perfection. Not missing a single element. If you don't own this a piece of your heart will die. Does not EVER get old. Reaches beyond expectations. A classic. Wins over the hearts of non-enthusiast. Leaves you craving for more.