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  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Joined Sep 1, 2011
  • 27 / M

Hello! and welcome to my profile!

I am Raux, for about a year before joining, I had stumbled across this website while trying to find some recommendations of good Anime to see. I found this site to be the most informative I could find, and shortly after joining i began to write my own reviews. Although i do not pop them out like rabbits, every review that i write is given hours of consideration and many rough drafts. I am not fast at these. I don't quite enjoy writing reviews about Anime's that i do not like. Yet even though i don't like it, I realize it's benefit, it shows you what you like and what you do not like. I give this website credit for giving me a way to increase my writing skills, and for developing my judgement in art. The friends I have made here I hope to have for a long while.

I love stories, Anime has some great ones. I was prejudice against Anime for a while because, like the cursed twilight saga, it obtains some wierd followers that make your skin itch just being around them. As I've grown, I've realized, there are people who I make itchy, and it's a poor reason to judge. There is beauty, as well as deformation in this artform. But in the end it comes down to this. I loves me a good story!

Here is my rating system, for those of you that are interested. first and foremost. My review rating system and my star rating system are totally different.

With my reviews, I am logically analysing everything I see, the progression of story, the feel of the score, the appeal of the animation. Although I will express my personal feelings of it, I try not to let personal preference completely hinder my judgement.

Review ratings:

10 - Hasn't happened, just like perfection, it is a goal that i always shoot for, but will fall short of. It's a method of motivation 

9.5 - Best of Best I've ever seen. if someone argues with me about a 9.5 in person, I will very likely start raising voice as if defending a family member. These are stories I feel have changed me and affected me for the better, down to my core.

9 - Amazing, if it were a person, I'd have it raise my own child in my stead if I were dead.

8 - a great watch, a few problems, but overall it affected me very emotionally and was a very well-built artistic machine

7 - Give it a watch, it'll be awesome

6 - You bored? this will entertain you

5 - Good stuff, but only needed in small doses

4 - not really good

3- pretty bad

2 - Terrible

1 - .......why did anybody spend money on this? people really thought this was good enough to make?

0 -  Just ignore it, like that annoying guy in class who seriously ate paper during class to see if anyone would talk to him about it. 

As for my star rating, the method is quite simple. 

5 stars - I freaked out hard core while watching it

4 stars - I freaked out a lot

3 stars - pretty good, definitely needed to eat something while I was watching it.

2 stars - not going to lie, I could have fallen asleep while watching this

1 stars - haha, I definetely fell asleep, my dreams were more entertaining

0 stars - hated it. hate hate hate

Favorite Anime - ok, I have something called my pedestal, only three are allowed on the top at one time. and they all share first place.

Note: the positions are going to change as more Animes are viewed, and as my preferences and tastes develop.

       Steins;gate, Anohana, and Clannad (imagine it on a throne of gold, these shows deserve it)

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Usagi Drop, Blue Exorcist, Lovely Complex, Bakuman, Dragon Ball Z (not GT), Naruto/Naruto Shippuden, Silver Spoon, Golden Time, Toradora, Skip Beat, Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama, Gosick, Spice and Wolf 1&2, Darker than Black, Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Elfen Lied, "Phantom; Requiem for Phantom", FMA, FMA B-hood, Angel Beats, Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo,  Highschool of the Dead, Trigun, Angel Beats, Kokoro Connect, Durarara, Monogatari Series, Chihayafuru, Log Horizon, Sword Art Online

                   /                                                                                  \

Last exile, My Little Monster, Ano Natsu De Matteru, Ghost In a Shell, Sekerei, Amagami SS, Birdy The Mighty, Gurren Lagaan Cowboy Bebop Ouran Highschool Host Club, SHUFFLE!

Favorite Female Characters:

1.Nagisa (Clannad)

2.Meiko (Anohana)

3.Kirisu (Steins;gate)

4.Holo (Spice and Wolf)

5.Taiga (Toradora)

6.Megumi (Nodame Cantabile)

7.Saeko (Highschool of the Dead)

8.Tenshi (Angle Beats)  

9. Celty Sturluson (Durarara!!!!)

10. Amber (Darker than Black)

11. Ayumi (honey and Clover)

Favorite Male Characters

1.Takashi (Highschool of the Dead) 

2.Tomoya (Clannad)

3.Hei (Darker than Black)

4.Ryuuji (Toradora)

5.Shinichi (Nodame Cantabile)

6.Takumi (Honey and Clover)

7.Shu (Guilty Crown)

Honerable mentions:

Ichigo (Bleach) - Yeah, I dropped the show for a bit, but i REALLY like him!

Goku (Dragon Ball Z) - He is my superman of Anime....Superman is my favorite.... 

If you want to hit me up some more, become my friend on facebook. Tell me who you are, and I'd be glad to converse some more! www.facebook.com/mattyboy56 If you are my friend here on Animeplanet, you better me my friend there!

There we go, much better than my last Bio               

Life on anime

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Squatso Jan 26, 2012

Well, I am an emotional wreck now.

[Spoilers for AnoHana]

I think I was crying for the entire second half of the last episode, non-stop. It peaked when Jinta read his letter, oh my God, it was painful when she first said it, but that was unbearable. All the way up to the end...she didn't even want to leave...that's so unfair. And that intro song had always made my eyes water a little, but when it played at the end I started sobbing all over again... But honestly, that was absolutely beautiful, and it says something about a series if it can affect me that deeply in only 11 episodes. Damn, that was really good. 

Squatso Jan 26, 2012

So my internet and the video players are conspiring against me (NIHON HIKIKOMORI KYOUKAI!!!) because episode 9 has been taking SO FREAKIN' LONG to load, but I should be able to start it in 5 minutes or so. What you're referring to has not happened yet, but it's good to know that I'll be crying again by the end of the episode bahaha...

I checked out your profile, are you referring to the facebook link? If so I'll shoot you a request for sure.

Squatso Jan 26, 2012

MAN, I cried at least twice during episode 8...damn, I guess I was right. Alright, 3 more!! I'm gonna be feelin' this in the morning...

Squatso Jan 26, 2012

Hahah, no worries, it's easy to miss stuff like that.

So Clannad, YEAH. I had some funny experiences with my second watching of it, I was in the middle of Misae's arc, which while nothing compared to the rest of After Story was still pretty touching, and I had some light tears goin', and suddenly one of my friends knocked on my door. She came in, saw my face, and cautiously asked if I was okay. I could only respond with "yeahhh...this is awkward." Oh, as I got close to ep 16, I had to give disclaimers to my roommate, hahah, I actually told him "Listen, if you come in and I'm crying profusely, don't worry, I'm fine."

Anyway, thank you for the recommendation! I will check that out soon, you should know that the crazier sounding a premise, the more likely I am to check it out, haha. Besides, I need some good comedy, My recent line-up has been Gankutsuou, Elfen Lied, Gurren Lagann (funny at first, the ending is sad as hell), Spice and Wolf 1 & 2, and now Trigun and AnoHana...pretty solemn stuff, haha! I thought Trigun was gonna be my comic relief - then I hit episode 5, and I was proven wrong.

On that note, AnoHana! Damn. Very, very good so far. Only four episodes left, and I can tell it's about to get very intense (emotionally, that is). Just with the nature of the story, you know the ending's gonna hurt (pretty sure it's not gonna go all Clannad and revive her or anything)...(just kidding, Clannad! Love you!) It's just a matter of how much they're gonna make it hurt. And I'm expecting a lot. The characters are all coming to terms with themselves and each other, and I'm definitely connecting with them, and that's how I know it's about time for something horrible to happen. Can't say I'm not looking forward to it, though - I love when an anime plays with my emotions (like a cat would an injured mouse...).

Oh one last thing, it is striking how much the animation in AnoHana resembles Toradora, do you know if it's the same studio?

Squatso Jan 25, 2012

Indeed, haha, we had some pretty great times. Gonna watch a bunch more AnoHana later tonight, I'll let you know how it goes (read as: I'll let you know how much I cry. Hell, I feel a little choked up just after watching the OP...).