Currently I'm: Watching some Chinese anime(...do you still call them anime??) as I've found them strangely addicting. One reason for this could be the style and setting is different than a Japanese made anime in a number of ways. They don't show up here :(, but a lot of them are supernatural with drama. Titles I'm watching includes, Little Fox Spirit Matchmaker, Rakshasa Street, Nuwa's Growth Diary, and Soul Contract. There's a bit of action in all of these and a lot of talking and comedy. If you want a change of pace I recommend these titles.
I also started the anime that just came out for this season; Trickster, which seems neat because I'm always up for potentally angsty/unique characters, Nanbaka, Shuumatsu no Izetta, and a few others.
I've been watching anime since 7th grade, and it all started when I saw Naruto Shippuden on TV but wanted the full series in order. Ahhh those days, before I got tired of all the Naruto fillers and flashbacks they put in... Thus my life of obbsession with anime began :D
My favorite genres include
Though really I like almost anything depending on the quality of the individual anime. My least favorite genres includes
Yea...I can't do mecha. It's rare if I watch that, those bulky suits of metal are so unappealing to me. Yea...I really like One Piece. I figure there's a combination of reasons to this...but I'm not gonna argue that it's the best thing ever...cause' it's not. But I still love it so much Q_Q
If you look at what I've watched, you may also notice I drop a lot of anime. I just looked, and I was like wow, I haven't finished about a 1/4 of the anime I started. If they get boring, I won't force myself to watch it, and will put it on hold for a while which causes me to eventually end up dropping a lot of anime. If I one day pick them up again, so be it, but I'm not gonna force myself to watch something if it bores me, I wanna be entertained (unless it's just a couple of eps. to finish).
Star Rating System(My Personal Enjoyment + Plot, Char., and Animation):
5-4.5-Amazing! Left an impact, stayed up until 1 to finish these. Difference in 5 to 4.5 could be the way the anime ended or some plot points. Lovely animation.
4-Very entertaining, pretty good for its genre and has some unique points.
3.5-Average, but still entertaining to watch. Can't say it's great. Characters are often not that well developed or unique.
3-Normal. I get bored at some points in this, sometimes its more of a filler anime I watch while doing something. Some of the characters might annoy me. Still a basic level of entertainment I can watch if I'm in the right mood.
2.5-1-Really bad plot, animation, and 2D characters lead to this rating. This might have been a genre I like (Yaoi for example), but really I can't say anything good about this. Other series might havebeen hard to watch, but I just barely kept going. Others might have been border line 3 but then had a crappy ending. I don't watch anime that would get a 1 from me, I normally don't watch anime that are 2.5-2. I want to be entertained, not bored and annoyed.
No rating- This is for any anime I didn't finish more than half of or feel like I haven't seen enough to rate it.
Often my opinion and rating does not differ greatly from the overall average rating recieved, but it is still my actual opinion of the show. When it does there's a reason why I think it does. The reviews I write often try to explain why the rating is what it is, and why I also think about the same of the show, or why it is a bit better or worse than that rating. I try to go by genre, if you don't like the genre then you most likely will not like the show as much. My personal rating may differ from a review rating as I am often biased towards characters types or a genre.
I also think little things matter in shows such as what outfit they wear, how many defining details characters get, the ending of the show, if it was rushed plot wise, and if the mood the show created fit it's genre best etc. I don't care what's wrong with the producing company or if they're running out of source material, the anime quality is what it is, no excuses.
If anyone ever has any questions for me or wants recomendations feel free to ask. :)
Now some pics from my favorite Anime (Natsume Yuujinchou, Mononoke Hime, The House of 5 Leaves, Ouran Highschool Host Club, One Piece, Mushishi, xxxHolic, and Barakamon) :D