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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").

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Sillver Spring, MD

Member Since:

June 11, 2009

Last Visited:

April 13, 2014

User Stats:

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SunshinexKite avatar SunshinexKite

Great Reviews!

Oct 4, 2012

No prob! Your review was excellent :) Yess~ It had been a long time since a show had got to me so well as Tsuritama has. A lot of the characters reminded me of some of my friends, particullarly Yuki reminds me of my best friend haha.

The last episode oh man. I was so happy watching it and thinking "goooooo Yuki!" ^.^

BTW, have you heard of the drama CDs? I got my hands on a Haru one with a translation from someone very kind, and it is so cute~

PinkyIvan avatar PinkyIvan


Sep 27, 2012

Anyway I would like to apply this for official review


Pieguy535 avatar Pieguy535

Great Profile!

Sep 19, 2012

What a nifty avatar :o

Cek avatar Cek


Sep 17, 2012

Yo, thanks for the response. I always appreciate such courtesies. Yeah, I've read a few of your posts over at Altair & Vega and left some comments here and there, I go by alsozara in the blogosphere.

I see over on what about the waifuz that you were thinking of writing a post on the problematic elements of Revolutionary Girl Utena. I've finally gotten round to watching it recently (am 10 episodes off the end), so I'd be very interested to see that post if it does come to fruition.

Ever since E Minor over at Moe Sucks (great blog, check it out if you haven't already) opened my eyes to gender issues in anime, it's a lens I just can't drop. Like you said in that arrow of female hysteria entry, it cannot be unseen, so I've found myself spending a lot of time exploring feminism and gender portrayal in anime recently, it's great to see writers like you writing about these issues, it's damn interesting, and it's amazing how blind people seem to be to it.

blazehack avatar blazehack

Thanks! ^_^

Sep 12, 2012

Guess it can't be helped ^_^ Well no worries ThePatches san :D

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