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Hello anime world! My name is Shawn :D

Over these last 5+ yrs of watching anime, I've seen the industry grow and change. And while fads come and go, one thing that doesn't change is my great appreciation for this industry. With all these experiences and memories under my belt, I really enjoy sharing my views on anime whenever I get the chance, especially with the newbies ;). I guess I'm an intellectual of sorts, so I just love discussing this kinda stuff in detail when I can. And while I may be the resident Ivy Leaguer here, trust me I'm not as uptight as you think ^_^. In addition to watching anime, I'm also a huge football fan and <was> an avid 360 gamer (until I didn't hav the 100 hrs to dump into my fav rpgs anymore). Actually that's a lie, cause I just got an XOne because Fallout (and just reached level 60 lol). I also regularly listen to Japanese (and some Korean) music. I try to regularly keep track of the weekly Oricon charts when I can, and keep an ear to some of the catchier anime tracks :)

Anyway, long story short, feel free to gimme a shout out some time! Leave a profile comment, don't be shy I love talking to new people on the site :). And I'm always willing to discuss the latest series...

Here's what I'm following this season (no particular order):

Izetta: The Last Witch


Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2

Girlish Number

3-gatsu no Lion

Ajin 2nd


My ongoing ranked list can be found here :)

Moving on to my ratings, those I do keep pretty strong tabs on. Considering I haven't written reviews in forever, and am too lazy to fix those ratings, my star ratings are really the only things that actually matter anymore. I use pretty much a tiered system for my ratings, each tier representing what I feel to be series of similar quality. Of course, the 4.5 and 5 star tier represent shows I really loved (the elite series) and the 4 star tier would be the best of the rest (and that's no slight). And this is an admittedly hard system, so don't shy away f/ something just cause I happen to hav it under 4 stars. And on the flip side, don't necessarily feel the need to gravitiate to something just because I hav it rated high, I've definitely added some heavy bias when it comes to certain personal favorite type shows. Perhaps I'll construct a proper list of them someday. Anywho, I'm also constantly reassessing my star ratings to maintain some measure of consistency.

I also have an established history of recording what I'm watching ( /have watched) with Lists. Note that these Lists are ranked, and my ongoing list I try to update about weekly (as I see fit). Do keep in mind, I only include series which I've watched ( /am watching), so if it's not there, I didn't watch it, so don't complain about it <please -_->. Note that I classify series by when they finish, not when they start. Ergo, for example, you'll notice I've labeled Steins;Gate as a Summer anime although it did in fact premier in the Spring. The exception is if the series airs over Fall to Winter (i.e. spans mulitple yrs) which I list under both seasons. There's another small exception with the 22 ep noitaminA series, which will also be listed under both seasons over which it aired. While I would like to do this for all 2-cour series, I'm still hesistant as in my experience not all 2-cour anime hav an established midpoint. However, the noitaminA series hav historically been pretty well consistent on this. Of course in any case, for the premiering season the ranking accounts only for the events of the first half of the series. In case you were wondering, kind of the impetus for the noitaminA exception was basically Guilty Crown lol. And just like my ratings, Lists are to be considered very fluid. I'm a firm believer in judging longevity almost as much as the immediate impression upon completion.

NEW FOR 2016 -- After careful consideration, I will be adding 2 important new restrictions for my Lists. Historically, I hav included everything I watched in a given season (taking into account the rules listed above) regardless of where it ranks. That will no longer be the case. From now on, in attempt to streamline my lists (and frankly give them a little more meaning than just a ranking sheet), for seasonal lists I will only be including those shows which rank at 3 stars or above. I may institute a 3 show minimum if it becomes necessary. In addition, for my annual lists I will only be including those shows which rank at 3.5 stars or above. "Best Of" is supposed to mean something, and especially for a full year's worth of anime average is not the best. Oh and too that effect, the annual lists will no longer be "Top 10s" but "Best Ofs" which may include more or less than 10 shows. Come to think of it, I may start merging some of these lists moving forward as I just don't hav to time to watch the volume of ongoing series that I used to. C'est la vie...

Here's my full slate of Lists f/ 2015:

Best Of Year 2015

Best Of Fall 2015

Best Of Summer 2015

Best Of Spring 2015

Best Of Winter 2015

And great news everybody, you can actually write up little reasonings on your Lists now! :D I'm in the process of updating ^_^. I think I'm thru everything except for 2015 and the Winter seasons (because the alphabet lol)

I finally made a top 10 anime list! I just haven't posted it on the site yet... And it's been a while so who knows if it's still accurate.. Yeah, not much of an announcement -_-

Guess what... I posted it now ;)

It seems that Lists don't show on your main page anymore so please click on the tab at the top of the page and take a look. You can get a good feel for the kinda stuff I like. Now there's even character lists! And I just updated, hooray!!!

I do welcome recommendations, but in all honesty unless it's something ongoing or in a coming season, I probably won't get the chance to watch it right away (or anytime soon lol).

Lastly, I keep an open door policy, I'm not one for forums and such but I am regularly available on fb or skype if you wanna IM ^_^

~ ~ Peace ~ ~

Never my fanart by the way, I have no artistic ability.

But if anyone wants to show off their art or just something they found,
I'd be more than happy to take a look :), music too for that matter ^_^

You may have noticed in the past my avas and sigs always came from ongoing series, but now I'm lazy so I really don't change them -_-

ava = Kaori & Kousei f/ Your Lie in April (perfect couple <3)
header = Marnie f/ When Marnie Was There (Yes I changed it, Yes I know ur freaking out lol)

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PockyOtaku01 says...

Yeah, everything's okay Onii. ^^

How are you doing lately? *hug*

Jun 28, 2016
Yakhio says...

Hahaha, I'm tired, of course I meant Iceland, not any island. x')

Jun 27, 2016
Yakhio says...

It can be depressing, but I'm used to it. Darkness doesn't bother me too much. I'm used to everything. \o/ Except heat during summer, I hate it every year. And mosquitos. And thunders. Hate them all. 

Thank you. ^^ Haven't been looking much though yet, as it is summeeeeeerrrr. Time to watch plenty of animes. Thought I watch them quite much generally. :X 

I wanted Croatia to win.. But oh well, at least Island kicked England out of Euro Cup. 7o7 And Germany too won Hungary. Poland will face Portugal on Thurday, can't wait for it. >w< 

Jun 27, 2016
kotokuki says...

Hello friend!!! 

So they got rid of the internet at my house the year I arrived for varying reasons. And I've been swamped with classes. I teach 40 students per class and I teach 20 classes. So I'm pretty busy. I'm also introducing a friend to AOT. It's going well. He's into it lol.

I am at a friends house borrowing his laptop while he showers. So I can only be on here a minute. But hello. I hope you're well. I miss you :)

I read you're updates on shows. Thank you although that probably is pretty inaccurate now haha.

I hope you're settled into your place. Work is nice and family time is wonderful. Keep cooking. <3 I hate spicy food and everything is spicy in Thailand lol.

Wishing I could dance the night away with you and please don't picture me in a toga hahaah. That is a terrible idea. 

Miss you xoxox. 

Jun 25, 2016
Yakhio says...

Nah, I'm used of winters and I prefer them more than summer. Tho it would be nice to have more light during winter, it's already dark at 16 pm.

I started... Well, watched some children anime during childhood, but didn't know they were anime lol. Started around 2006 with Naruto, and still watching it, crying because of fillers. They have destroyed whole series. T___T Otherwise I watch pretty much everyhing, but my favorites are horror, action, mystery. 

I graduate on last month, chilling at home as I'm jobless bachelor of business administration at the moment. Occasionally playing video games, as I like to keep my xbox360 unplugged, lol.  Watching currently Euro2016 too, rooting for Germany, Poland, England and Island, as of course, Finland's team never made it to final round. 

It doesn't matter if you are tall or short; my boyfriend is like 20 taller than me, and he laughs when I ask him to give me stuff from upper shelves, as I can't reach them. >: U 

Jun 25, 2016