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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.

MY AVATAR IS AWESOME!

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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Location:

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

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Manga Ratings

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total manga ratings: 61

comments

Cicada avatar Cicada

Konnichiwa!

Jun 23, 2009

Hello, thanks for posting. Indeed that is about all that I've seen (aside from random children's shows, and episodes of this and that). Like I said in my first post, because I'm majoring in Japanese Studies, it had felt important to me to not appear to be there simply for being an anime/manga freak (there are enough of those already), so I intentionally stayed away from all of it as much as possible. I'm just ready now to allow myself to enjoy it again, after finding myself writing an essay on Ghost in the Shell I was reminded that there is something worthwhile here. That said, in the small time that I've been 'back' I've been reminded that a) The vast majority of anime is godawful, and b) A large percentage of the fans are just as annoying(/obsessive) as I remembered.

Another thing is that here in Australia, as far as I know very little anime makes it to television aside from morning children's shows, there's no real natural exposure. A decade ago one station played Evangelion and Bubblegum Crisis, which were some of the first anime that I saw, and that was about it. It's only been in the past few months that I've discovered torrents, I was concerned about virus/the law for too long. In stores anime is criminally overpriced - when it comes down to it, do I wan tto pay $40 for three episodes of Love Hina, or $30 for 26 episodes of the Simpsons, really! So yes, the current objective is to discover and get a hold of those programs that really work for me, while avoiding the large piles of rubbish.

VivisQueen avatar VivisQueen

Konnichiwa!

Jun 23, 2009

Man, I'd be mightily offended if you DIDN'T post after joining the group. I'm a huge fan of discussion, so the more you say, the happier I'll be. ^_^ The only thing I ask is that you try to avoid spoiling. Because, as part of the buddy group, we'll just assume that anything you put in the spoiler tags is also free for us to read and not about any future events. If you put anything that's about future events just mark it clearly as not for buddy group people to read. That's it, really. Other than that, I'm looking forward to all your insights. Welcome!

therik avatar therik

Thanks! ^_^

Jun 20, 2009

I knew you'd give in ;)

You should post a review in the review section of the forum (http://www.anime-planet.com/forum/anime-reviews/). There's a list to show which series already have threads, and it links to all of them. If your series is on the list, you post your review in the thread. If it's not, you just make a new thread.

I'm not sure what you mean by "framework". If you're referring to the procedure, then, well... I guess I just covered that =). If you're referring to the format of the review, then just take a gander at any site review. You'll see they're all laid out into sections, and you ought to structure yours the same way (My first review was nothing more than a glorified stream-of-consciousness rant, and I had to put a bit of work into fitting it into the standard review format)

In any case, I'd love to read what you made of Muteki Kanban Musume. I've got a half-finished review of it stowed away on my harddrive somewhere, but it's been too long for me to go back and finish it =/.

Oh, and don't worry about the lack of scathing reviews. You wouldn't be the only reviewer who drops bad stuff. However, I would recommedn sticking with a bad series if it's short. Just because there's a lot of cathartic joy to be had in lambasting something that you weren't very fond of.

Best of luck :)

 

~D

sarwor248 avatar sarwor248

Konnichiwa!

Jun 17, 2009

A lot of the Wallflower manga is similar to the anime. As far as I've read, the character hasn't changed too much. Although, she may be more aware of her feelings for a certain someone, and he may be more aware of his feelings towards her :)

therik avatar therik

Konnichiwa!

Jun 17, 2009

Thanks very much for the response and please feel free to take your time, if that's how you feel most comfortable. I personally started reviewing at about 30-40 series watched, but that's pretty unusual, and I still sometimes have trouble rating the animation and the sound. It's something to do with the fact that I feel I could write a better story or better characters, but I'm no artist or composer, so it feels strange criticising work that's way out of my league.

As a side note, I did read some of your work for otakuberries this morning and I've got no doubt that you're good enough to be welcomed in as a reviewer with open arms. However, I'm aware flattery will get me nowhere, and no-one likes to be pressurised, so I'll revert to what I said before. Take your time and whenever you feel like it.

Nice chatting to you

 

~D

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