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Yanagi13

  • Quebec
  • Joined Dec 11, 2010
  • 19 / F

My real name is Willow. At sixteen years of age, I am an avid watcher of classic Shounen anime. My preferred genres include fantasy and adventure, but as long as a sufficiant plot and well developed characters are present, I can enjoy basically any sect. I attend nearby conventions regularly. My two favourite anime are Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto and Yoshiro Togashi's Hunter X Hunter. I suppose you could say that I'm drawn to mainstream anime, but that fact is simply because I have a lot of free time, and mainstream series generally have higher episode counts. I tend to grow solomn at the conclusion of an excellant anime, like many others also do. As a completely ramdon sidenote, I am currently learning how to speak Japanese, and am an aspiring novelist.

My Rating System For Reviews

10 = Absolute and utter masterpiece (It will never happen)

9 = Masterpiece with minor flaws

7 - 8 = Above average/highly recommendable series

5 - 6 = Average

2 - 4 = Poor

1 = Absolutely horrid

I may use these terms in my reviews...

Plot story = A story that focuses on the plot or the setting more than the characters. Basically, in a plot story, the characters are simply tools with which to tell the story. More than often, plot stories feel rushed and stressed, but every now and then comes a plot-story that doesn’t include these elements. Two examples of plot stories are J.R.R Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings and Tite Kubo’s Bleach

Character story = A story that focuses on the characters more than the plot. Basically, in a character story, the plot is interwoven with the character’s developments (usually the main protagonist’s or main antagonist’s). Two examples of character stories include Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket and Yoshiro Togashi’s Hunter X Hunter.

Now, not all series’ fit into these two categories. There are some that manage to fill both, and deliver fairly equal amounts of plot and character development. This variety of story contributes to my favorite genre, and includes series’ like One Piece, Rurouni Kenshin, Harry Potter, and Naruto.

Life on anime

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Manga ratings

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5 total

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CommanderKarasu says...

Yes, I understood. It really is quite beautiful when you think about it. No anime has made such an impact on me or left me so emotional like Naruto has. I want to read the manga but I refuse to do so until the anime finishes, due to the fact that I want to keep the anime coming as a surprise for me. Ah well, I just hope that I can find more anime with great story depth and characters such as Naruto and Hunter x Hunter.

Aug 12, 2011
CommanderKarasu says...

Ugh, I understand what you're saying. There's always some weird fangirl pairings and whatnot that people come up with. :/ The worst pairing for me will always be Naruto x Sasuke, I hate that so much. According to most people, males cannot express their feelings or do something for another guy without them beings called lovers or something of the sort.

Yes, you're right. Besides the really sweet friendship between Gon and Killua, we have this awesome story and adventure that's planned out amazingly. One of the things I really look for in an anime is a beautiful and planned out story with good depth, and Hunter x Hunter is one of the best that I've seen so far. The same goes for Naruto. If I had to pick my favorite character story, it would Itachi and Sasuke's hands down. I absolutely loved it. The way all of the stories and character backgrounds are detailed so specifically is just perfect.

Aug 12, 2011
NoCheerios says...

Of course, my ego just isn't big enough, y'know?

Sucks to wake up early. And that's why I wake up at noon. Anyway, see ya.

Aug 11, 2011
NoCheerios says...

Generally when someone calls me clever, I come up with something to discount it as a joke. Can't think of one this time. Dangit. OH. WAIT. HAH.

Aug 11, 2011
NoCheerios says...

Well, generally when people speak with words, I understand them, because they are words. Is this strange? Cause that'd clear up a lot about politics.

Aug 11, 2011