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jediuser

about me

Vash is awesome. My favorite anime are shounen style action anime, with some good humor and drama mixed in, though I'll try other types of anime if I hear good hype (i admit to liking the moe-style Clannad after watching it). Oh, and I've watched some of the anime running on Cartoon Network's Toonami block.

Here is a list of anime I plan to review

  • Black Cat
  • Black Lagoon
  • Blood+
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Dragon Ball
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Full Metal Panic!
  • Lupin III: Dead or Alive
  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam
  • Transformers: Armada
  • Trigun

 

my life spent on anime

  • 52 Minutes
  • 14 Hours
  • 4 Days
  • 1 Week
  • 0 Months
  • 0 Years

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December 5, 2010

Last Visited:

February 18, 2014

User Stats:

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Anime Ratings

  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 0.5

total anime ratings: 29

Manga Ratings

  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4
  • 3.5
  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1
  • 0.5

total manga ratings: 9

comments

ThePatches avatar ThePatches

Konnichiwa!

Apr 27, 2011

1. I am not really interested in discussing the other applicants with you at length. Focus on yourself not on your competition. ^_^

2. Read more reviews, try to emulate their content. Since our concern was bigger-picture and more content-based, providing feedback on the ones your provided would essentially recommend a re-write (which is probably a waste of your time). Giving comprehensive feedback to applicants is something we've gravitated away from of late, because it's EXTREMELY time-consuming (it takes me 30 min - 1 hr to edit a site-reviewer's work) and would be impractical for us to do for all applicants.

Sheex avatar Sheex

Konnichiwa!

Apr 26, 2011

No, it'd be a great example of a show that only was capable of reaching its peak potential while being aired - and on those grounds the 9.0 stands. It's a unique show with a unique circumstance behind it and should be treated as such; trying to second guess past decisions and judgments really isn't an applicable approach. If you watched it post-airing and marathoned it, that right there makes it lose a lot of its initial intended charm.

It's like trying to say a food that's spectacular while hot and mediocre when cold is always mediocre. No, it was still spectacular when hot, only the case with Death Note is that it can't achieve that hot status any longer.

Sheex avatar Sheex

Konnichiwa!

Apr 26, 2011

I would agree with that (see my comment in the user comments following) but that review is both (a) written within about a week of episode 37's airing and (b) meant to provide as little spoiling potential as possible. I didn't want to distinctly mention a divide because that gives off expectations and impressions - the kind of which I have a feeling jaded Sothis.

ThePatches avatar ThePatches

Konnichiwa!

Apr 26, 2011

I have not ignored your comment. I have been busy with my life/job/own things.

In regard to your questions:

1. You will need both. Style has to be learned and takes TIME. But a nuanced opinion is JUST as important. The largest complaint about your writing is that the analysis was facile and blog-like. Which is fine for your own corner of the internet, but we're trying to bring something more to the table with our reviews. Strive to move beyond the obvious in your reviews--especially when the series is popular. True, VivisQueen told Code Geass like it was, but she was watching it when it aired. :P

2. Yes, but a) you will be subjected to a brutal edit at the hands of the review staff (like ALL reviews that go live on the site) and b) the review has to meet our minimum standards when submitted for consideration. I would recommend in your case that you work on new reviews for the time being. Had your reviews reached our standard, you'd have been extended a position on the staff. Also, given the fact that it's a content issue in your case, it would be easier to start fresh.

3. The direct applicants seem to be better than the ones who submitted to the reviewer drive. But many still get a flat "no". You are definitely better than many who submitted to the drive.

ThePatches avatar ThePatches

Thanks! ^_^

Apr 24, 2011

Thanks for applying to be a reviewer and being patient.

We appreciate the effort and time you put into your work, and so took some time to give it consideration. At this time, however, we're not ready to extend you a position on our site review staff. You have a solid command of the language, and an overall approachable tone.

However, great reviews strive to either express new insight into a a series (especially in the case of an established titles like the ones you chose) OR to put a unique spin on the common conception. In our experience, command of style and structure--which you have--is usually harder to come by than a nuanced opinion about anime. And we think you're close.

I would recommend you take some additional time to read and write more reviews and apply again soon.

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