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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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Anime ratings

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79 total

Manga ratings

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5 total

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sothis says...

It can take anywhere from a day to a few weeks, it depends on how long it takes for the moderators to read, give feedback, and for it to be compiled and given back to the submitter.

I notice that you've been contacting a few of the other reviewers very frequently with the same questions over the last few days, please be patient. :)

Dec 15, 2010
sothis says...

We actively look for new reviewers on a regular basis, there is no set schedule. Basically if someone meets the bar, they are brought onboard.

Dec 15, 2010
NoCheerios says...

It's cool to see another aspiring reviewer like me out here :P

I hope you become official :)

Dec 13, 2010
VivisQueen says...

I see cassie's already got back to you, but just wanted to add some info. Generally, the team decides together on applicants, so I can't tell you whether or not your writing qualifies. However, we have guidelines in the forum to help people develop their writing, here:

http://www.anime-planet.com/forum/general-anime-discussion/23736-site-reviewer-applicant-guidelines.html

And for future reference, the new application process is to email two reviews in site format OR a link to your user reviews to [email protected]

Good luck.

Dec 13, 2010
cassiesheepgirl says...

First off, Welcome to A-P!

Thanks for your interest in becoming an official site reviewer and we're always on the look-out for new members to join our team and thank you for letting us know of your interest. The team will have a look through the reviews you currently have up and one of us will contact you with our decision and any feedback that we have as soon as we can. :)

In the meantime, if I can help with anything, just let me know. :D

Cassie

Dec 13, 2010