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ThePatches is chii*

Greetings, Anime-Planet denizens. I am one of the site reviewers and character moderators here on the site. So, if you're looking for opinion, look somewhere else: I am always right... Ok, I kid.

I came to anime years ago in a friend's basement and have had a strange obsession with the twisted artform ever since. In the wake of my first conventions at a very advanced age for that kind of thing (26), my real fandom started to take shape and I eventually found my way here. Since Bubblegum Crisis and Dragonball Z, my tastes have gravitated more towards high school and comedy anime, as I generally like to laugh, but I also love sci-fi and fantasy stuff, so yeah...

Some Site Stuff

We are always looking for more site reviewers and character moderators, so please, show off. Character moderation is possible for anyone who can consistently follow the rules set in the Submission Guidelines and loves the site.

Site reviewership on the other hand has a higher bar. The 'Reviewer Drive' thread has lapsed into disuse, as the person in charge of it can no longer fill that role, but it doesn't mean that we're not interested. Write two reviews in SITE FORMAT in your 'User Reviews' section and direct me to look at them. Fair warning: We are looking for someone with a college-level facility with the English language and good analytical skills. Our reviews are one of the best features about Anime-Planet, so we're interested in maintaing their quality. BUT, if you think you're up to the challenge, don't hesitate to take it on.

Note about Ratings

I use my AP star ratings to measure my enjoyment, unlike my official reviews that reflect a (hopefully) more objective assessment. For example, I love K-On! 5/5 Stars, but I generally concur with Sheex's 7.2/10 review.

*ThePatches is a certified source of chii, but not equivalent to a daily serving.


You should check out CubeWatermelon's site, Kiwi Blitz. It's keen (and her art is "tight").

my life spent on anime

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Sillver Spring, MD

Member Since:

June 11, 2009

Last Visited:

April 13, 2014

User Stats:

31 / Male

External Blog:

my anime/manga blog

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total anime ratings: 435

Manga Ratings

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total manga ratings: 61


Kaera avatar Kaera


Jun 29, 2014

Hello!  sothis is redesigning the anime-planet site, and plans to roll out an awesome new site design in July, we believe. The blog feature is not part of the new design, and it is going away.  More information about this here:  Announcement: the blog feature is being deprecatedtopic link.  (Be sure to check out the new site design when it goes live!)

The blog pages are going away, and will be gone when the site redesign goes live. Your blog here will be removed from the site.

So, if want to keep the information posted in your blog, you will need to copy this information someplace else on the site. If you have any questions how or where to do this, please feel free to get back to me, and I will try to assist.

HUxEcHoZzz avatar HUxEcHoZzz


Apr 18, 2014

I wish ToraDora could get another season :(....i want more Taiga

VivisQueen avatar VivisQueen


Mar 11, 2014

Hmm... Poking my head around here to see if you're still around. Checking out the reviews while they're still around made me think of you. Hope all is well.

wanryavka avatar wanryavka


Sep 12, 2013

Well been pinging old ISSUP members lately.  TRying to revive the old IRC channel.  Been almost dead for a year until last month.  Please show up again?  I miss you patchy.

Kaltos avatar Kaltos

Great Reviews!

Jul 2, 2013

Okay, as a fellow anime consumer, I feel you do a great job with your anime reviews. I love the way you word them, and also the clear cut terms you use to express them, as well as the grammar. Very precise and efficient use of language, you express your point clearly and consistently, and also, more importantly, with reasons to back it up. Thank you, and I sincerely hope you do more. 

You also helped characterize animation for Canaan pretty well. 

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